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Edmonds Community College    
  Jan 18, 2018
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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AHE 132 - Emergency Room Technician

5.0 Credits
Roles and responsibilities of the ER Tech; common medical emergencies; emphasis on patient care skills related to trauma, wound, orthopedic, respiratory, and cardiac care in the emergency room setting.
Prerequisite Completion of AHE 162 and AHE 164 or valid Washington State NA-C or EMS certification.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the roles and responsibilities of the Emergency Room Technician as a member of the emergency medical team.
  2. Assess emergency situations and demonstrate effective treatment skills.
  3. Assist with wound care, orthopedic splinting, and specimen collection.
  4. Assist with patient monitoring for cardiac, respiratory, nervous, and genito-urinary emergencies.
  5. Utilize specialized medical equipment and technology as necessary.
  6. Demonstrate clear oral and written communication.
  7. Perform duties within the legal and ethical guidelines of the profession.

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