EMS 105: EMT Part I

Credits 5
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Develops skills for the recognition of symptoms of illness and injuries and proper procedures of emergency care. Requires passing criminal background check and drug screen before placement into mandatory clinical observation in hospital emergency department and ambulance ride-along experience. Part 1 of the 2-part Oregon EMT course.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  • Perform basic elements of patient assessment, in order to progress to EMS 106
  • Form a general field impression of patient condition based on basic patient assessment tools

Department permission and current HCP CPR card required.

Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.

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Additional Information

Contact Health Occupations Department for instructions and application, which must include appropriate documentation of all prerequisites, personal, and medical requirements upon submission. These include:

  • Successful completion of WR 115, MTH 20, and RD 90 (within the last 5 years); or ASSET scores of at least 45 in Writing, 42 in Numerical Skills, and 42 in Reading (within the last 3 years); or COMPASS scores of at least 79 in Writing, 49 in Pre-Algebra, and 82 in Reading (within the last 3 years)
  • Minimum high school graduate or GED
  • Minimum age 18
  • Recent negative TB test (within last 6 months) or clear chest x-ray (within last 12 months)
  • MMR (measles immunity) if born after 12/31/56
  • Tetanus (within past 5-10 years)
  • Hepatitis B immunization series started (1st HBV vaccination required before permission is given to register)
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) immunity
  • Influenza vaccination (annual)
  • Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (CPR) card

In order to successfully complete the EMT course sequence (EMS 105 and EMS 106), you must successfully complete clinical and ambulance experiences. Prior to clinical/ambulance experiences, you must pass a drug screen and criminal background check.

On successful completion of the entire EMT sequence (EMS 105 and EMS 106), students are eligible to apply for certification/licensure testing. At that time the Oregon Health Authority requires individual "yes" or "no" responses to the following questions:

  1. Do you or have you had within the past 10 years, any physical or mental condition that impairs, could impair, or has impaired your ability to perform  the duties of an EMS Provder? If you answer yes, explain whether your condition is controlled by medication or other treatment and how your condition treated or untreated, affects your ability to perform the duties of an EMS Provider.
  2. Do you or have you used in the last 10 years, any drug or chemical substance for other than legitimate medical purposes that impairs or has impaired your ability to perform the duties of an EMS Provider?
  3. Have you been counseled about, diagnosed with, or treated for, a dependency on alcohol or drugs within the last 10 years?
  4. Have you ever been arrested, charged with, or convicted of any misdemeanor or felony? (Minor traffic violations need not be reported.)
  5. Has an employer or supervising physician taken disciplinary action against you related to your duties as an EMS Provider? (Discipline includes suspension, letter of reprimand, resignation in lieu of termination, a limitation or restriction of scope of practice or dismissal for cause.)
  6. Have you been named in a lawsuit alleging medical malpractice or misconduct related to providing medical care?
  7. Have you ever been disciplined, denied or revoked by the National Registry of EMTs or any health care certifying/licensing agency?
  8. Have you ever surrendered or resigned a health care license or certificate?
  9. Have you lived, worked or attended school outside of Oregon for 60 or more consecutive days in the last 5 years?