2credit hour(s)Prerequisite:IRW 0970 or appropriate placement score. Pre- or corequisite:HLTH 1001. Corequisite:EMS 1091. Provides the level of classroom instruction needed to assist in patient emergencies in the workplace and non-transport settings. Some fire services allow First Responder certification as a minimum requirement for employment; most prehospital EMS services require EMT-Basic licensure. Includes instruction on preparatory topics, airway management, patient assessment, medical emergencies, trauma emergencies, pediatric care and EMS operations. Meets or exceeds the cognitive objectives of the National EMS Education Standards and incorporates the NM First Responder Scope of Practice.
This course is NOT a pre- or corequisite for any other level of EMS training at CNM