EMT/Health Careers

COURSE TITLE: INTRO TO EMERGENCY MEDICINE
Grades 10-12; 1 credit; 36 weeks
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Emergency Medical Technician course follows the current National Standard Curriculum, which is core curriculum of minimum required information to be presented within a 112 hour training course. It is recognized that there are additional specific educational requirement the EMT will need to operate in the field, i.e., Emergency Driver Training, Forcible Entry, Heavy Rescue, Special Needs, and so on. The EMT serves as a vital link in the health care chain of survival. This course will include all skills and classroom information necessary to provide emergency care at the basic life support level. The EMT may be utilized in a Basic Life Support ambulance service, or other specialized rescue agency. The EMT course is a fast-paced interactive learning environment, where students will gain insight in implementing life-long skills necessary to sustain, stabilize and care for ill and injured individuals.
INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVES AND/OR GOALS: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to to perform tasks related to:
  • Preparation of the EMT/EMS operations and standards of practice
  • Gain knowledge of the 4 levels of EMS certified personnel and identify scope of practice
  • Airway stabilization/management
  • Patient Assessment (medical and trauma)/Documentation
  • Medical/Behavioral Emergencies and OB-GYN
  • Trauma;
  • Care and Assessment of Infants and Children
  • Ambulance Operations;
  • Interventions (medications and semi-automatic defibrillation). Upon successful completion of the EMT course of instruction, the student will be eligible to take the State certification exam and potentially apply for State and National Licensure.

 

COURSE TITLE: ADVANCED EMT/PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN
Grades 10-12; 1 credit; 36 weeks

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is divided over 2 semesters. The first emphasizing Advanced EMT content, followed by Patient Care course curriculum.  The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician portion reinforces basic skills learned in the Emergency Medical class and introduces the student to advance skills, focused on the acute management and transportation of critical and emergent patients. This includes training of advanced cardiac life support and advanced trauma skills. This may occur at an emergency scene until transportation resources arrive, from an emergency scene to a health care facility or between heath care settings.  The Patient Care Technician portion will allow the student to gain a broad view of directly assisting patients, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals in a variety of healthcare environments. Students will gain knowledge and become multi-skilled in the following areas: 12-Lead Electrocardiogram monitoring, Venipuncture (phlebotmy procedures) laboratory diagnostics, point of care testing such as blood glucose, cholesterol and hemoglobin testing. Provide direct patient care, such as obtaining vital signs, catheter, ostomy and feeding tube care, sterile dressing changes, infection control, bathing and bad making techniques.

INSTRUCTION OBJECTIVES AND/OR GOALS:  Upon completion of this course, students will be able to preform tasks related to the use and placement of Advanced Airway, peripheral IV access, saline locks including; administration of Normal saline and Lactated Ringers’ solution. Students will learn and demonstrate the”Six rights” of medication administration along with identifying various medications, such as sublingual nitroglycerin, glucagon, aspirin, meter dosed inhales, Narcan and epinephrine, and AEMT is authorized to administer.  Students will understand and interpret electrocardiogram rhythms, including the use and implementation of various mechanical equipment such as glucose and oxygen saturation monitors. Students will have the opportunity to obtain certification in ECG, Phlebotomy and Nurse Assistant from the National Health Careers Association. This is an excellent opportunity for the student to obtain a firm knowledge base within a broad spectrum of the health care profession.
**The EMT course is NOT a prerequisite for AEMT/PCT, however students are encouraged to complete the EMT course.

 

 

COURSE TITLE: HEALTH SCIENCE I
Grades 10-12; 1 credit: 36 weeks

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to provide an overview of the therapeutic, diagnostic, environmental, and information systems of the health care industry.  Curriculum involves History and Current Trends in Medicine, Careers in the Medical Field, Personal Characteristics necessary to work in the Medical Field, Legal and Ethical issues in Medicine Growth and Development of the Human Body and Mind, Technology in Medicine, Sudden Injury and Illness Management, and Patient Assessment Skills.  A significant portion of this program includes a variety of lab and group projects where students are actively engaged.  Computer assisted instruction, Brain Honey, internet and social networking programs are all incorporated as part of the instruction. The Health Science I course will provide students assistance in determining their own career and educational plans.

 

COURSE TITLE: HEALTH SCIENCE II
Grades 10-12; 1 credit; 36 weeks
PREREQUISITE: Previous or concurrent Health Science I

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to provide information and overview of the therapeutic, diagnostic, environmental, and information systems of the health care industry. Curriculum involves Anatomy and Physiology including Pathophysiology and treatment of diseases/illness, CPR instruction and certification, Geriatrics and the Aging Process, Cultural Diversity in Medicine, Diet and Nutrition, and Preparing for the Work World. A significant portion of this program includes a variety of lab and group projects where students are actively engaged. Computer assisted instruction, Brain Honey, internet and social networking programs are all incorporated as a part of the instruction. The Health Science II course will provide students assistance in determining their own career and educational plans.

 

COURSE TITLE:  HEALTH SCIENCE I & II
Grades 10-12; 2 credits; 36 weeks (This course is a 2 class period course held at STRICT-Wahpeton)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to provide an overview of the therapeutic, diagnostic, environmental, and information systems of the health care industry. Emphasis will be placed upon health careers, ethical and legal responsibilities, background in the health care industry, client care, safety, first aid, CPR, and leadership development. The health careers course will help prepare students for collegiate level college courses in health related fields and is challenging in terms of content and preparation. Successful completion results in students being better prepared for future post-secondary careers and advanced instructional programs.

INSTRUMENTAL OBJECTIVES AND/OR GOALS:

  • Enable students to select a career in the health care delivery system best suited to their individual needs, abilities, and career objectives.
  • Enable students to develop and apply basic care competencies that will prepare them with entry level skills for immediate employment as non credentialed health assistants.
  • Enable students to develop and apply basic core competencies that will prepare them for pursuit of a health career through further education.

This course provides students considering health careers an opportunity to develop a broader knowledge and insight into the work of the health professionals. All students also become First Aid and CPR certified. Some of the extended classroom experiences include: Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Athletic Trainer, Medical Technician, Chiropractor, Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician, EEG and EKG Technician, Radiology Technician, Medical Laboratory Technician, Optometrist, Pharmacist, Physician, Physician Assistant, Veterinarian, Medical Records Technician, Surgical Technician, and Nursing Assistant.

 

COURSE TITLE: MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
Grades 10-12; 1 credit; 36 weeks.
PREREQUISITES: Medical/Science Careers concurrent or previous enrollment

COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course, students will develop skills necessary for decoding of commonly used medical terms. Students will learn the meaning of medical suffixes, prefixes, and word roots, Students will learn terminology associated with the body systems, diseases and disorders of those systems. Students will be expected to use correct spelling and pronunciation of medical terms they have learned. Students will also learn common medical abbreviations.

COURSE TITLE: MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY/BOTE 171- DUAL CREDIT
Grades 10-12; 1 High School/ 4 College Credit; 18 weeks
PREREQUISITES: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Study of prefixes, suffixes, and root words of medical terms and their meaning, spelling and pronunciation. Emphasis on building a working medical vocabulary based on body systems. Study of the location, functions, and terminology of the organ of the various systems of the body. This course is taken online through SRCTC-Wahpeton and NDSCS. (College fees tuition required)