PA1125 - EMS Basics

In this course, learners will become familiar with the profession of paramedicine by gaining knowledge on areas such as historical perspective, requirements of a modern EMS system, roles and responsibilities, and legislation pertaining to paramedicine. Learners will evaluate an emergency scene, carry out a patient assessment at the basic level and modify a basic assessment in circumstances where triage is required. Learners will also study information pertaining to ground ambulance operation including performing vehicle safety checks, safe and defensive driving techniques, emergency driving, cleaning and disinfecting equipment, and utilizing basic equipment commonly found in emergency vehicles.

Corequisite(s): PA1190

This course is offered in the following programs:
Primary Care Paramedicine