EMT Program. Emergency Medical Technician Program Application Packet

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EMT Program Dallas, Texas or Mathematics/Science/Health Professions Sabine Hall 205 Emergency Medical Technician Program Application Packet HEALTH PROFESSIONS MISSION STATEMENT Richland College Health Professions Programs provide students with quality, affordable and accessible healthcare education and training to produce job- ready individuals who fulfill the needs of healthcare employers and the community. PROGRAM GOALS The goals of this program are to provide qualified students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for them to demonstrate entry level competence in completing multiple tasks and duties of an Emergency Medical Technician as defined by the NREMT and DSHS. These goals include to: 1) Serve the profession by providing skilled, professional EMTs 2) Serve the community by providing excellence in emergency care 3) Serve the student by providing quality training in a satisfying career 4) Serve the college by providing a program that contributes to its mission FUNCTIONAL JOB DESCRIPTION: EMS personnel are required to enter chaotic situations and perform job duties under a great deal of stress. They must react quickly to rapidly changing situations and the needs of the patient. Patients lives and those of the first responders depend on rapid and appropriate actions by EMTs. As such, all applicants to the program must be able to meet the physical challenges of the profession including but not limited to: lifting and moving patients, bending, crawling, use of both hands to perform CPR and other skills, be able to read and write the English language without assistance, be able to hear with assistance, perform skills within specific timeframes as deemed appropriate by the NREMT and DSHS. EMTs Basic Certification is a pre- requisite for anyone seeking a career as a paramedic and/or firefighter. While accommodations will be made when possible as per Richland College s Disability Services policies, students who cannot perform the above tasks will not be eligible for NREMT or state certifications. More information may be found at Accommodations made to students in the past do not necessarily guarantee that such accommodations will be made for this class. Please speak with a program coordinator if you have questions regarding disability accommodations. Workplace EMTs typically work in fire service, municipal and private ambulance providers as well as hospitals. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Emergency Medical Technician Basic Program at Richland College prepares the student to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Exam (NREMT) In order to become a Certified EMT Basic, Texas state law now requires that all applicants complete a state- approved EMS Training Program, take the NREMT Exam, and then apply for state certification through the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). The EMT Basic Program consists of two courses: EMSP 1001 Emergency Medical Technician Basic Didactic (112 hours) EMSP 1060 Emergency Medical Technician Basic Clinical (48 hours) Page -2- EMT Certificate Program September 18, 2014 REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION INTO THE PROGRAM: Applicants are taken on a first come first served basis. While there is no prerequisite testing involved, students should be able to read and write English at the 12 th - grade level and meet the physical requirements stated above. Prospective students should be aware that felony convictions will prevent them from becoming EMTs in the State of Texas. Criminal history checks and drug screens are done on all program participants prior to beginning the clinical portion of the training. If you have questions regarding your eligibility, please contact the program coordinator for assistance. PREREQUISITES: EMSP1019- CPR for Healthcare Professionals is a prerequisites for EMSP1001 (Classroom.) Minimum passing score for EMSP1019 is 84. Minimum passing score for EMSP1001 is 75. Students must pass both of the above before being eligible for EMSP1060 (Clinical). SKILL REQUIREMENTS See Functional Job Description above. PROGRAM COMPETENCIES The following competencies are defined as critical for students to master in order to successfully complete the EMT Program. Students will be provided multiple opportunities in the classroom, lab, and externship to master these skills: Bandaging Splinting Long Board Spinal Immobilization Short Board Spinal Immobilization (Extrication device) Bleeding Control Patient Assessment Medical Patient Assessment Trauma Oxygen Administration Epinephrine Auto- Injector Small Volume Nebulizer Metered- Dose Inhaler Anti- Shock Garment Application Traction Splint Application Vital Signs Airway Adjuncts Suctioning Bag Mask Ventilation PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The program consists of two courses. The EMT Program requires that admitted students complete the CPR for Healthcare Professionals or other approved CPR certifications prior to registration for EMSP1501- Emergency Medical Technician Basic course. COURSES CONTACT HOURS TUITION ALL required immunization records must be submitted prior to registration for clinical externship EMSP1001 Emergency Medical Technician Basic 112 $950 EMSP 1060 Emergency Medical Technician Basic Clinical Internship 48 $315 EMT Program Total Tuition 160 $1,265 Page -3- EMT Certificate Program September 18, 2014 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: EMSP1001 Emergency Medical Technician Basic. This is the classroom portion of the program. Prerequisites for the course include a high school diploma or GED and the ability to perform the Functional Job Description. This course discusses health and safety of EMS personnel, legal and ethical issues in providing emergency care, signs, symptoms and treatment for a variety of traumatic, medical, toxicological, obstetrical, psychological, and environmental emergencies. Students will be trained in life- saving skills such as the use of oxygen and other medications, bleeding control, bandaging, splinting, patient assessment, childbirth, and taking care of special populations including children, the elderly, and people with special needs. In addition student will be exposed to mass casualty incident command and terrorist acts. Student Evaluation is based on three parameters: Cognitive: The gaining and application of knowledge measured by written exams and quizzes (both oral and written.) Students must demonstrate that they are able to successfully apply the knowledge to a variety of emergency scenarios in both assessing patients and in applying skills. Affective Behavior Measured by Instructor Observations: 1. Students should demonstrate cooperative attitudes and be team players. They should demonstrate caring and compassionate attitudes towards fellow students and patients. They should not show any bias based on race, sex, age, sexual orientation, religion, political affiliations, or socio- economic status. 2. While no grade is assigned for affective behaviors, instructors, program coordinator, and/or the program director may remove a student from the course if he/she has observed a behavior contrary to the above. As a program approved by the Department of State Health Services, the faculty and support staff at Richland College have an obligation to the public to ensure that only those well suited for the profession complete the program. Behaviors that may put the student at risk include, but are not limited to: a. Fighting b. Academic dishonesty c. Arguing with instructional staff d. Laziness e. Lack of respect toward classmates and instructors, etc. Students need to realize that when they answer someone s call for help, that person is entrusting them with his/her most personal information and intimate access to his/her body at a time when he/she is most vulnerable. Only those who exhibit the ability to handle this extraordinary trust and responsibility will be allowed to complete the program. Any behavior which puts this trust in doubt may result in removal from the program. Psychomotor Skills are measured by the student s ability to complete required NREMT and DSHS skills successfully in a given timeframe. These skills are listed under Program Competencies above. Page -4- EMT Certificate Program September 18, 2014 EMSP Emergency Medical Technician Basic Clinical. Clinical and Internship Course Prerequisites: 1. Valid CPR card which must be current through the end of the clinical 2. Successful completion of EMSP Pass a background and criminal history check 4. Pass drug screen 5. Submit all required immunization documentation Students must have successfully completed all program course work with a passing grade of 75 or above and 90% attendance in each course (as required by the State of Texas) immunization requirements, drug screen, criminal background check, and purchased liability insurance in order to be eligible for the clinical and internship. Students register and pay tuition (or have tuition deducted from TPEG award, if applicable) for both the clinical and internship, just as any other class. Students must obtain a signed registration form for the internship from the Clinical Internship Coordinator only and then take it to the Continuing Education Department to register and pay. This is considered the capstone experience for the EMT Basic Program. During this course, students will rotate through a variety of clinical settings, and interact and provide care for a variety of patients. Preceptors will evaluate the student on three parameters: 1. Cognitive appropriate applications of knowledge 2. Affective Behavioral performance, interaction with patients and preceptors 3. Psychomotor ability to properly use skills Clinical: A minimum of 12 hours will be spent in a hospital emergency department. Students are required to submit adequate documentation and preceptor evaluations to successfully complete clinicals. Internship: A minimum of 24 hours will be spent on a 911 Mobile Intensive Care Unit or ALS Ambulance. Students must successfully complete all clinical rotations and receive favorable preceptor evaluations before being given internship assignments. Students will be required to submit adequate documentation and preceptor evaluations to successfully complete the internship and thus, the course. Students are required to participate in patient care activities as requested by the staff of the clinical or internship site unless they feel the activity is unethical in which case they should contact the college EMS Clinical Coordinator immediately. Students must also participate as a simulated patient for a Mass Casualty Incident (if available.) This participation allows the students to see things from the patient s perspective as well as see how EMS systems operate under MCI circumstances. Students must participate in station duties when interning at a fire department. No student is to sit down and rest or watch TV until given permission by the station crew. Students must be in uniform at all times during clinical and internship. If the student is staying overnight at the externship site, they may bring sweats to sleep in (fire stations are notoriously cold!) Liability Insurance In order to provide liability protection for the student and the internship site, Richland College has entered into a contract with a company to provide a cost effective student liability insurance for clinical classes and internships. The cost (though subject to change) is pro- rated at $13.00 for the Fall semester classes, $9 for Spring semester and $5 for Summer semester courses. Liability insurance is paid once an academic year. Coverage stays in effect until August 31 st of each year. Page -5- EMT Certificate Program September 18, 2014 EMT BASIC PROGRAM COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS 1. Must make a minimum score of 75 on the Final Exam and have a cumulative average of 75% for the didactic (cognitive) portion. 2. Show proper affective behaviors throughout the course. This is based on one question that we as the faculty ask ourselves: Would we feel comfortable having you take care of us or someone we love in an emergency? It is also based on behaviors throughout the course; disciplinary actions, uniform violations, classroom attendance, professionalism, and other behaviors that put the student s suitability for the profession in doubt. 3. Have satisfactory performance evaluations on clinical and internship rotations without complaints. 4. Participate in 1 mass casualty incident (may be waived if no opportunity is available). 5. Maintain a clean criminal history. 6. Remain free of substance abuse and illicit drug use. A Certificate of Completion will be issued upon successful completion of this program. Transcripts may be requested as proof of individual course completions. National and State Certification Certification means that a person has passed an examination based standards for the profession; in this case, Emergency Medical Technicians Basic. Certification is an indication to the employer that candidates have mastered all of the approved skills required to perform the duties of an EMT. Admission Requirements* 1. High school diploma or GED (English version) 2. EMSP1019 Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider. This course is required for most health professions. It is the CPR course for professionals who may find themselves in a position of having to perform chest compressions, use an AED, relieve an airway obstruction, provide ventilations to non- breathing patients, and provide CPR to infants and children. Students who already possess a CPR card do not need to take this course provided: a. The card is a Healthcare Provider Card issued by the American Heart Association b. Or the card is CPR for Professional Rescuer issued by the American Red Cross c. The card will not expire until after the student completes the clinical portion of the training NOTE: No other CPR cards issued by other agencies are considered valid. Any business or organization who offers a 100% online course and mails you a card or allows someone to print the card out on the computer do not meet AHA standards. You must have hands- on experience with a mannequin and checked off by an instructor. Admission Process: Step- By- Step All prospective students for the EMT Program will need to complete the following steps to begin the application for admission process: A. Gather and submit the following required documentation to the Health Professions Admissions Coordinator (WH244) or the Medical Programs Administrator (WH240) to begin the application process. Students will need to submit the following: 1. Completed, signed and dated application page (from the Program Application Packet) 2. Completed Student Document of Understanding (from the Program Application Packet) 3. Proof of age (Driver s license, State ID, or Passport) we will make a copy 4. Proof of high school graduation or GED (For those who have submitted their high school transcript or GED and/or transferred transcripts from outside of the DCCCD to any of the DCCCD colleges, we can access your student records when we meet with you.) 5. Proof of current and approved CPR certification 6. Submit required documentation to the Admissions Coordinator, plan your first class or classes and receive a signed registration form from the Admissions Coordinator. If the AC is unavailable, please see the Medical Programs Administrator to submit application for admissions documents. Page -6- EMT Certificate Program September 18, 2014 B. Documentation of Workplace Prerequisites 1. Candidate must be a minimum of 18 years of age 2. Validation of a physical examination and current immunizations 3. Signed and dated Student Document of Understanding confirming that a criminal background check and drug screen must be completed prior to program clinical externship and that students must register and pay for the clinical internship, just as any other course. Additional Information Please note: Applicants and students may refuse to take the vaccines by signing a waiver and claiming a religious, conscientious or medical exemption through the Department of Health, however this may delay internship process. Most clinical and internship sites require a drug test and/or a criminal background check. Each student is responsible for this expense (a combined cost of approximately $85) in addition to the clinical externship tuition Students cannot refuse to take a TB Test, as Texas Administrative Code, Rule This is not an immunization. It is a test to determine whether or not a person has tuberculosis. Those students who test positive must submit a chest x- ray for review. Financial Aid Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid. Prospective students begin the financial aid process by completing the FAFSA application for the current or upcoming academic year. Visit the Web site and complete the application online. Once the Student Aid Report (SAR) has been processed, students should then print out the TPEG Application form from the DCCCD Web site with course information for each class that the students wishes to register for each semester. The Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG) is available to assist non- credit students with tuition The TPEG pays for tuition only, up to $1500 per academic year (Fall, Spring & Summer.) The DCCCD Financial Aid Call Center phone number is Page -7- EMT Certificate Program September 18, 2014 UNIFORM 1. All student must be in uniform by the 5 th class session. 2. Uniforms must be worn to all program activities (classroom, clinicals, and internships.) 3. Students must be in uniform whenever in public view. That means shirts buttoned and tucked in, name tag in place, pants pressed, and no baseball caps. 4. The uniform consists of the following: a. Richland College EMS uniform shirt b. Navy blue EMS pants c. College issued nametag d. Plain black shoes or boots without emblems or designs e. Plain black belt without design f. Baseball caps are not allowed g. An ANSI approved safety vest for externship h. Safety glasses with wrap- around sides 5. Students should be in complete uniform whenever in public view 6. Students must also practice and maintain good grooming and hygiene 7. The following items are prohibited: a. Baseball caps b. Strong colognes and perfumes c. Ear grommets, spacers or gauges d. Long or artificial fingernails e. Visible tattoos (must be covered with sleeves) f. Dangling jewelry g. Earrings or studs for men. Women may wear 1 pair of stud earrings 8. Students will lose points for improper uniform 9. In general, jewelry and perfumes should be kept to a minimum 10. Muslim women are permitted to wear hijabs or headscarves so long as they are tucked into the shirt and do not create a safety hazard DRUG SCREENS All students will be required to take a drug test and be found free of illicit drug use. Students will pay approximately $40 to SurScan at the beginning of the program. SurScan will come to the campus to perform the test. The date will not be announced ahead of time. Students testing positive for banned substances will be immediately dismissed from the program. CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK All students must pay for a criminal background check. The cost of the background check is approximately $45. Students will be checked in both criminal and sex offender data bases for all 50 states. Anything above a Class C misdemeanor may prevent the student from completing the program or being eligible for certification. If you are in doubt as to whether a conviction, deferred adjudication Page -8- EMT Certificate Program September 18, 2014 IMMUNIZATIONS: The following immunizations are required to be up to date: 1. Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) 2. TDaP (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) 3. Hepatitis B (must have completed 2 nd shot before clinicals) 4. Chickenpox (Varicella) 5. Bacterial Meningitis if under the age of 30 Students are responsible for getting their immunizations and all costs for vaccinations. This should be
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