North Carolina ems education Standards: emt curriculum Map



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Workforce Safety and Wellness




  • Summary:Applies fundamental knowledge of the EMS system, safetyandwell-being of the EMT, medical, legal, and ethical issues to the provision of emergency care.



  • TARGET SKILLS:Standard safety precautions to include:



    • Key Terminology:



    • Contamination

    • Critical incident stress management

    • Decontamination

    • Hazardous material incident

    • Multiple-casualty incident (MCI)

    • Pathogens

    • Personal protective equipment (PPE)

    • Standard precautions

    • Stress

    • Bariatric

    • Body mechanics

    • Direct carry

    • Direct ground lift

    • Draw-sheet method

    • Extremity lift

    • Power grip

    • Power lift



    • Objectives:

      • Discuss one-handed carrying techniques.

      • Describe correct and safe carrying procedures on stairs.

      • State the guidelines for reaching and their application.

      • Describe correct reaching for log rolls.

      • State the guidelines for pushing and pulling.

      • Discuss the general considerations of moving patients.

      • State three situations that may require the use of an emergency move.

      • Identify and demonstrate proper technique for the following patient carrying devices:

        • Wheeled ambulance stretcher

        • Portable ambulance; stretcher

        • Stair chair

        • Scoop stretcher

        • Long spine board

        • Basket stretcher

        • Flexible stretcher

      • Explain the rationale for properly lifting and moving patients.

      • Working with a partner, the EMT will demonstrate techniques for the transfer of a patient from an ambulance stretcher to a hospital stretcher.



      • Standard safety precautions

      • Personal protective equipment

      • Stress management

      • Prevention of work-related injuries

      • Lifting and moving patients

      • Disease transmission

      • Wellness principles





    • Activities/Resources:Use of auditory, visual, and kinesthetic aids to facilitate the student learning environment for the topic of instruction.

    • Physical fitness, lifting, and body mechanics

    • Defense techniques

    • Stress management survey to include substance abuse

    • Diet assessment plan

    • Consult a medical examiner or psychologist for death and dying.

    • Bloodbornepathogens training.

    • Skills:

      • Use of PPE

      • Handwashing

      • Disinfection of equipment



    • Assessments:Scenario based assessment pertinent to topic of instruction, quiz, and exam (didactic and skills).




    • Documentation




    • Summary:Applies fundamental knowledge of the EMS system, safety/well-being of the EMT, medical, legal, and ethical issues to the provision of emergency care.



    • TARGET SKILLS:Recording patient findings and the principles of medical documentation and report writing



    • Key Terminology:

    • Drop report

    • Transfer report

    • PCR (Patient Care Report)





    • Objectives:



      • DOT Objectives

      • EMS Education Standards

      • Compose a patient care narrative.

      • Principles of documentation and report writing



    • Activities/Resources:Use of auditory, visual, and kinesthetic aids to facilitate the student learning environment for the topic of instruction.Engage students in documenting lab scenarios and give students charting criteria to include:



    • Assessments: Review student charts from EMS on different documentation styles. Scenario based assessment pertinent to topic of instruction, quiz, and exam (didactic and skills).




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