• UWA offers new Emergency Medical Responder licensure course

    Posted: July 10, 2012

    Author: Gena Robbins

     The University of West Alabama will offer the new Emergency Medical Responder course this fall that meets or exceeds the U.S. Department of Transportation National EMS Education Standards for the Emergency Medical Responder and meet the requirements necessary to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) EMR Examination. Alabama requires completion of the NREMT testing process for licensure for EMR. Classes will begin on August 22, 2012 and will end on December 12, 2012. The course description and specific meeting times/dates are listed below: Successful completion of the course, whether non-credit or for credit provides examination and licensureeligibility.

    Non-Credit Students
    This course is offered to the public for non-credit. Non-credit tuition for the entire program is $300 and does not include the cost of textbooks. Required textbooks are available through the UWA bookstore. For more information, contact UWA Education Services at 205-652-3497.

    Credit Students
    UWA students may take this course for credit at the regular tuition cost. For more information, email R.T. Floyd or call 205-652-3714.

    EMT 101 - Emergency Medical Responder (3)
    Prepares the student to provide initial stabilizing care to the sick or injured prior to the arrival of Emergency Medical Services Professionals (EMS), and to assist EMS personnel in transporting patients for definitive care at an appropriate hospital/facility. Major areas of instruction include Introductory Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology; Responder Safety; Incident Command; Bloodborne Pathogen Training; Basic Physical Assessment; and Treatment of Trauma and Medical Emergencies; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and the use of Automatic External Defibrillators. The course is a blend of lecture, hands on lab/learning, and practical scenario based learning/testing. The course will include Healthcare Provider CPR/AED Certification from a Nationally Recognized Body (American Heart Association, Red Cross, etc). Topics include: Preparatory; Anatomy and Physiology; Medical Terminology; Pathophysiology; Life Span Development; Public Health; Pharmacology; Airway; Management; Respiration and Artificial Ventilation; Assessment; Medicine; Shock and Resuscitation; Trauma; Special Patient Populations; EMS Operations; and Integration of Patient Assessment and Management.

    Class meeting times are 6:30 -9:00 P.M. Wednesday August 22 through Dec. 12 in Homer Field House, Room 232
     



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