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HLS 203 - Emerg Medical Services/Health Services Orient

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course gives students comprehensive knowledge of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems, hospital disaster response and supplemental resources including the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) and Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMAT). This program includes EMS development, training and educational requirements, medical care advances, weapons of mass destruction (WMD), medical response priorities and an introduction to disaster medical operations.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Develop a medical response plan based on realistic expectations of public safety capabilities.
  2. Differentiate the function of various levels of EMS responder including basic and advanced care capabilities.
  3. Explain the role and function of EMS in the NIMS-based response plan.
  4. Evaluate hospital disaster response capabilities.
  5. Identify the role of public health agencies in pandemic illness response.
  6. Compare the various hazardous materials that can be used as WMD and the effects on health and safety.
  7. Summarize how medical resources are allocated during a disaster.
Listed Topics
  1. The evolution of organized EMS
  2. Hospital disaster capabilities
  3. Overview of NIMS-based resource coordination
  4. Overview of WMD and medical response considerations
Reference Materials
Required Text(s): A contemporary text in the field.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Culture Society & Citizenship
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 5/2/2022
Last Reviewed: 5/2/2022

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