Chabot College Fall 2006 85- EMT Refresher

Chabot College
Fall 2006
Course Outline for Health 85
Catalog Description:
85- EMT Refresher
May be repeated.
Designed for EMTs who need to recertify. Appropriate for those comfortable with their
emergency medicine knowledge and skills. Provides a refresher in the foundation skills and
knowledge required of the EMT-Basic scope of practice. EMT-Basic certification is the minimum
requirement for ambulance attendants, many emergency department technicians and most entrylevel firefighter positions. EMT-Basic certification is also required for entry into paramedic
training. This refresher program is accredited by the Alameda County Emergency Medical
Services Agency. This course provides 24 hours of continuing education units and skills
verification testing that EMTs must complete every two years. Students must have current EMT
Prerequisite Skills:
Students must have an EMT certificate expiration date after course ending date. Students with
expired (or soon to expire) EMT certificates need to contact the program director for further
Expected Outcomes for Students:
Upon completion of the course the student should be able to:
1. Pass a written post test covering basic information from the DOT national curriculum for
the Emergency Medical Technician – Basic.
2. Pass a skills test as required by the state of California for recertification covering medical
and traumatic emergencies, obstetric emergencies, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and
other essential skills.
3. Administer competent and professional care (within the EMT-Basic scope of practice as
defined by CCR Title 22) to the acutely and chronically sick or injured.
Course Content:
As each class has unique backgrounds, education, and levels of experience in emergency
medicine the course content for EMT refresher is mainly student driven. Students are asked to
identify areas of interest and/or need. The instructors will weigh this input with the performance
of students on the course pre-test to provide a foundation of topics. Additionally, the county
mandates that cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillators (AED)
are covered.
Methods of Presentation:
1. Lectures in basic concepts and skills
2. Scenario-based skills lab
Typical Assignments and Methods of Evaluating Student Progress:
1. Typical Assignments
a. Select the best answer for the following question and record your choice on a
Scantron form.
Which of the following heart rates is in the normal range for an
adult: a) 44 b) 62 c) 102 d) 120
b. Given a simulated patient, assess and treat the patient. Performance will be
critiqued with an instructor (or instructional assistant).
1.5 units
Chabot College
Course Outline for Health 85, page 2
Fall 2006
2. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
a. Post test to ensure students have met course expectations.
b. Skills test to meet California state recertification requirements.
1. Emergency Care, 10th Edition, Limmer, Brady, 2005
2. EMT Skills Book, Steve Przbirowski, 2002
Special Student Materials:
1. Penlight
2. Stethoscope
Revised 11/05