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Research and Curriculum Unit

As the world economy continues to evolve, businesses and industries must adopt new practices and processes in order to survive. Quality and cost control, work teams and participatory management, and an infusion of technology are transforming the way people work and do business. Employees are now expected to read, write, and communicate effectively; think creatively, solve problems, and make decisions; and interact with each other and the technologies in the workplace. Vocational-technical programs must also adopt these practices in order to provide graduates who can enter and advance in the changing work world. The curriculum framework in this document reflects these changes in the workplace and a number of other factors that impact local vocational-technical programs. Emergency Medical Technician is a one-semester instructional program that prepares individuals to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight, trained in airway management, communications, documentation, general pharmacology, hemorrhage control, ambulance operations, and splinting of adult, pediatric, and infant patients; and special care of patients exposed to heat, cold, radiation, or contagious disease. Students who complete the program are eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Exam and become state certified. Industry standards are based on the "National EMS Education Standards" and the "Emergency Medical Technician Instructional Guidelines". Appended are: (1) National EMS Educational Standards; (2) Related Academic Standards; and (3) 21st Century Skills. A list of suggested references is provided for each unit. (Contains 2 footnotes.)

Descriptors: Emergency Medical Technicians, Allied Health Occupations Education, Postsecondary Education, Community Colleges, Vocational Education, College Curriculum, Course Descriptions, Academic Standards, Competence, Course Objectives, Skills, National Standards

Research and Curriculum Unit. P.O. Drawer DX, Mississippi State, MS 39762. Tel: 662-325-2510; Fax: 662-325-3296; e-mail: info[at]rcu.msstate.edu; Web site: http://www.rcu.msstate.edu

Author: Briscoe, Lisa; Bryant, Katrina; Galtelli, Mark; Glasson, Kristi; Hall, David; Hood, Brenda; Mahaffey, Libby; McBryde, John; Read,

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=3627&id=ED531160

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