This competency-based course is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions into the health care industry. This is a preparatory course for the EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) program. The course takes students on a fascinating journey beginning with history, future, and components of the emergency system, the wellbeing of the first responders, legal issues, medical terminology, and abbreviations. The course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the human body. These concepts are solidifying the foundational knowledge for specific medical emergencies. The course also gives students a genuine context for the application of the knowledge used to help patients in the field. The course begins with basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology, first aid, CPR, and safety practices and ends with a thorough understanding of medical emergencies. The course presents the tools for students to understand the importance of pre-hospital care and delivers a thorough understanding of the proper use of medical equipment necessary to provide appropriate care.
- Teacher: Watters Darren
This EMT course is offered at the AVROP site and is for adults only. After Completion of this course, the passing students may sit for the national registry exam for EMT-B, and after passing this exam may apply for certification in Los Angeles County.
EMT's may work on ambulances, in hospitals, for the fire departments, law enforcement agencies, and in the military. In general, EMT's provide treatment and transport to ill or injured patients.
- Teacher: Ms. Christy