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FSS 215 Emergency Med Technician-Basic
Credit Hours: 8
Prerequisite: None
Recommended: Valid CPR card

Basic purpose of the course is to develop student skill in patient assessment and emergency treatment procedures. The medical emergencies covered in the course include cardiac, resuscitation, and treatment of existing medical conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy, and emergency childbirth. Specific attention is directed toward definitive treatment and transportation of traumatic injuries. The course also consists of extensive practical application of all treatment modalities. Students must attain a valid CPR card prior to finishing this class if planning to take the Illinois EMT Test. Only two CPR cards will be accepted: American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR card or an American Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR card.(1.2) Proficiency Credit Available (3 LETSIR) Pass/No Credit Not Available

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All students taking FSS 215 are required to pass a drug test and a criminal background check.