Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

FIRE 103 - Medical Emergency First Responder (3)

  • Prerequisite: "C" or higher in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100; Placement in MATH 24/50

FIRE majors only. This course is designed to teach first responders basic life support skills and procedures in the prehospital emergency setting. May be taken on a CR/N basis.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of FIRE 103, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the Human Anatomy
  • Explain the Assessment, vital signs, and symptoms
  • Define CPR
  • Demonstrate CPR
  • Describe Repertory Emergencies
  • Explain Cardiopulmonary Physiology
  • Describe the oxygen equipment and manual ventilation
  • Discuss Trauma
  • Recognize burns, hemorrhage, lacerations, and puncture wounds
  • Identify Fractures
  • Demonstrate bandaging and splinting
  • Discuss Automobile Extrication
  • Explain Automobile Extrication
  • Recognize behavioral disorders, a stroke, epilepsy, and drug overdose
  • Describe Head/ Brain/ Spinal cord injuries
  • Demonstrate Spineboard use
  • Explain Ocean Extrication for Spinal Injury
  • Discuss SCUBA Diving Emergencies and Emergency Childbirth
  • Explain the Integration with the EMSS Concept, 911, EMT/ MICT, and Ambulance backup
  • Describe helicopter direct water extrication and new improved medical kit materials

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