Career Programs Building, Room 165, 240-500-2436
Award: Letter of Recognition in Prehospital Basic Life Support
Total Credit Hours: 11 credit hours.
Purpose: Prepares students for work in the Emergency Medical Services field. Students who complete this program are eligible to sit for the Maryland and National Registry certification tests.
Curriculum: The curriculum is divided into several areas of study and consists of lecture, laboratory, clinical experience, and field experience. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge and skills of the EMT to meet the needs of individuals in times of an emergency.
Program Outcomes: Graduates of the Letter of Recognition in Prehospital Basic Life Support will be able to:
- Identify patients in need of emergency medical care.
- Provide basic life support for medical and trauma patients.
- Determine the most appropriate transport of patients to primary care facilities.
- Communicate effectively with patients in various “Special Populations.”
- Demonstrate safe and effective application of all required EMT skills.
- Successfully integrate knowledge and skills in a prehospital setting while being monitored by a preceptor.
- Official transcripts from all colleges attended
- College placement test scores in English and mathematics. Students must place into the ENG 098 and MAT 098 course levels or higher.
- A minimum cumulative grade point average for all college coursework of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. In addition, a minimum grade point average of 2.0 for all program courses is required
- English as a Second Language students may require other testing to verify English language competency
- Students must be capable of performing the technical standards of the program
Students practice selected procedures on each other in the college EMS laboratory. All paramedic students must receive:
- A minimum grade of 70% in each course.
- A mark of satisfactory for both the simulation laboratory and clinical experiences. Students who receive a final mark of unsatisfactory in the skills laboratory or clinical experience, despite a passing theory grade, will not be permitted to progress in the paramedic program and will receive a final grade of “F” for the course.
Students who cannot complete the program due to Affective Domain (behavior) issues are not eligible for readmission. This readmission guideline also includes students who cannot meet safety standards, students who violate the college’s Honor Code and Standards of Conduct, and the criminal code described by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.
Other state-mandated requirements must be met in order to qualify for state certification testing.