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  • AEMT Course Syllabus

    Fall 2015 (Sept.-Dec.)

    Instructor/Coordinator: Timothy Ferris, NR-Paramedic

    Instructor/Coordinator Contact Information: (C) 970-215-4586; Email-

    Course Meeting Days and Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1800-2100

    Saturdays (as listed) 0800-1600

    Course Location: Williston Fire Station

    645 Talcott Rd

    Williston, VT 05495

    Cost: $975.00 (including book and course materials)

    Course Prerequisites: Students must hold a current Vermont or National Registry EMT

    license and be affiliated with a Vermont-licensed Advanced Life Support (ALS) agency.

    Students must have a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR card.

    Course Description

    The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) Course is a comprehensive program

    consisting of both classroom (didactic), skills lab, clinical (hospital observation) and field

    (ambulance observation) components. This course adheres to the 2009 National EMS

    Education Standards which are based on the National EMS Core Content and the

    National EMS Scope of Practice that define the minimal entry-level educational

    competencies for each level of EMS training and has replaced the DOT National

    Standards curricula used in the past.

    Teaching/Learning Methods:

    Teaching-learning methods in this course may include, but are not limited to, assigned

    readings, presentations, discussion, critical thinking exercises, labs, and class activities.

    Evaluation procedures include quizzes, written examinations, and assignments.

  • Course Objectives:

    At the completion of this course the student shall be able to:

    1. Describe the roles of EMS in the health care system.

    2. Demonstrate the professional attributes expected of AEMTs.

    3. Perform the roles and responsibilities of an AEMT with regard to personal safety and

    wellness, as well as the safety of others.

    4. Perform the duties of an AEMT with regard for medical-legal and ethical issues,

    including functioning under medical direction and within the scope of practice.

    5. Apply principles of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, life span development,

    and therapeutic communications to the assessment and management of patients.

    6. Identify the need for and perform immediately lifesaving interventions to manage a

    patients airway, breathing, and circulation.

    7. Assess and manage patients of all ages with a variety of complaints, medical

    conditions, and traumatic injuries.

    8. Apply principles of emergency medical services operations, including considerations in

    ambulance and air medical transportation, multiple-casualty incidents, gaining access

    to and extricating patients, hazardous materials incidents, and responding to situations

    involving weapons of mass destruction.

    Course Textbook:

    Brady Advanced EMT: A Clinical-Reasoning Approach

    Course Completion Requirements:

    Successful completion of this course requires adherence to course policies, completing all

    course assignments, maintaining a course average of 80% with a minimum score of 80%

    on the course final examinations, and successfully demonstrating all required skills. In

    addition students must also:

    Properly administer medications at least 12 times:

    2 oral 2 IM 2 SC

    2 IV 2 sublingual 2 nebulization

    Successfully access the venous circulation on at least 20 patients of various age groups;


    Ventilate at least 5 patients of various age groups.

  • Each student must also participate in the assessment and management of patients with

    these chief complaints:

    Perform an advanced patient assessment on at least 5 trauma patients.

    Perform an advanced patient assessment, formulate and implement a treatment plan on:

    At least 5 patients with chest pain, 2 pediatric patients with dyspnea (difficulty breathing),

    5 adult patients with dyspnea (difficulty breathing), and 5 patients with altered mental


    Course Attendance Policy:

    Student attendance is required at all scheduled classes, including lab sessions. Students

    may be dropped from the course for excessive absences of any kind.

    Excused absences may be granted by the course instructor for extenuating circumstances.

    If more than two absences occur for any reason, the status of the student will be reviewed

    by the faculty to determine a disposition. Course failure is likely under these circumstances.

    If a student misses any class, he or she is responsible for any missed quizzes, examinations,

    and material covered in that class session. Prompt arrival is expected at all class activities.

    It is the students responsibility to sign in on the attendance roster.


    Students are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the professional

    expectations for EMTs at all times. Students are reminded that they are representatives of

    Vermont EMS as well as the agencies they serve. Professional conduct is essential to a

    successful course experience and rewarding EMS career.

    Dress and Appearance:

    Students shall be appropriately and neatly attired so as not to distract from the learning

    process. Students should wear comfortable slacks or pants, shirts or t-shirts, and shoes or


    For the safety of the student and others, students may not wear shorts, tank tops, half

    shirts, sleeveless shirts, halter-tops, tube tops, skirts, open toe/heel shoes or sandals.

    Students should dress with safety in mind, as training sessions will require the use of

    various equipment and training aides.

  • Staff members accept the responsibility for reasonable interpretation of this policy and

    advising of the student in its regard.

    Students arriving wearing inappropriate attire may not be able to participate in the

    training evolutions, for the safety of the student.

    *On days of practical labs the students will wear clothing similar to what they will wear

    while on duty with their squad. This provides the students the ability to train like they will


    Academic Dishonesty:

    Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated and is grounds for immediate

    dismissal from the program and other administrative action. Examples include, but are not

    limited to:

    Cheating in any form

    Falsification or forgery of academic documents, applications, clinical evaluations,

    lab evaluations, etc.

    Plagiarism (including copying and pasting of electronic text into assigned work)

    Course Grading and Grading Scale:

    2 Assignments 10 % each (20 %)

    7 Exams 5 % each (35%)

    Final Skills Exam 15 %

    Final Written Exam 30 %

    Total 100 percent

  • Percent Letter Grade

    95-100 A

    90-94 A-

    85-89 B

    80-84 B-

    75-79 C

    70-74 C-

    65-69 D

    Below 65 F

    Course Schedule

    Date Chapter Assignments, Tests, Quizzes

    Tuesday Sept. 1st



    Course Introduction and Overview

    Chapter 1

    Introduction to Advanced Emergency

    Technician Practice

    Assignment #1

    Two page paper on EMS topic

    of students choice

    Thursday Sept. 3rd



    Chapter 2

    Emergency Medical Services, Health

    Care, and Public Health Systems

    Chapter 3

    Workforce Wellness and Personal


  • Date Chapter Assignments, Tests, Quizzes

    Tuesday Sept. 8th



    Chapter 4

    Ethical and Medical/Legal

    Considerations in Advanced EMT


    Chapter 5

    Ambulance Operations and

    Responding to EMS Calls

    Chapter 6

    Communication and Teamwork

    Thursday Sept. 10th




    Chapter 7

    Human Development Health and


    Exam I (Chapters 1-6)

    Tuesday Sept. 15th



    Review of Exam

    Chapter 8

    Human Body systems

    Chapter 9

    Life Span Development and Cultural


    Thursday Sept. 17th



    Chapter 10



    Body Systems

  • Date Chapter Assignments, Tests, Quizzes

    Tuesday Sept. 22nd



    Chapter 11

    Principals of Pharmacology

    Chapter 12

    Medication Administration

    Chapter 13


    Thursday Sept. 24th






    Lab- Medication administration,

    Intravenous Access

    Exam II (Chapters 7-13)

    Saturday Sept. 26th





    Review Exam


    Medication Administration

    Intravenous Access

    Tuesday Sept. 29th