Emergency Medical Services/Advanced EMS

Emergency Medical Services – (MISO3 -07045)
Grades 10-12; 1 credit; 36 weeks

Students enrolling in this course will complete training in COR for Health Care Providers and the National Curriculum Emergency Medical Technician – Basic Course. The course prepares the student to respond to a wide range of emergencies such as heart attacks, auto accidents, and diabetic problems. Students participate in extensive “hands-on” practical sessions using modern prehospital care equipment under the instruction of paramedics from the local paramedic service. Students also receive exposure to a wide array of health careers through the use of professional guest speakers. Upon the completion of the course, student are eligible for ND State licensure testing and they will have extensive knowledge and experience to aid them in choosing a health care career.

Course Description:  The Emergency Medical Services course follows the current National Standard Curriculum, which is core curriculum of minimum required information to be presented within a 112 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 services as a vital link in the health care chain for 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-pace interactive learning environment, where students will gain insight in implementing life-long skills necessary to sustain, stabilize and care for ill and injured individuals.

Objectives and/or Goals: Upon completion of this course, students will be able 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 stablilization/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.


Advanced Emergency Services/Patient Care Technician
(MISO3- 07046)
Grades 10-12; 1 credit; 36 weeks
** The EMT course is NOT a prerequisite for AEMT/PCT, however students are encouraged to complete the EMT course.

The AEMT program prepares students to provide basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for patients who access the emergency medical systems. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians function as a part of the comprehensive EMS responses, under medical oversight. AEMT perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The AEMT is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system. Advanced skills taught in the course include IV placement and maintenance, and the introduction to cardiac monitoring.

Course Description: This course is divided over 2 semesters. The first emphasizing the Advanced EMT content, followed by Patient Care course curriculum. The Advanced Emergency Services portions reinforces basic skills learned int Emergency Medical class and introduces the student to advance skills, focused on the acute management and transportation of critical and emergency 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 health 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 (phlebotomy 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 bed making techniques.

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 locking 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 inhalers, narcan and epinephrine, an 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 Career Association. This is an excellent opportunity for the student to obtain a firm knowledge base within a broad spectrum of the health care profession.