EMG 3050

Description

Prepares students for the world of EMS Special Operations. Special Operations Paramedics (SOPs) are highly trained EMS professionals who provide patient care in dangerous environments. Some of the Special Ops covered in this course include vehicle extrication, low/high angle rescue, water rescue, rescue and recovery during disaster, and a diversity of other operations. The course also addresses key aspects of managing EMS Special Operations.

Objectives

  1. Analyze the unique role of special operations personnel in providing medical care and rescue in dangerous environments.
  2. Test the key principles and practices of vehicle extrication, low/high angle rescue, water rescue, and recovery during disaster.
  3. Test the key principles and practices of hazardous materials response teams.
  4. Analyze the role of federally funded urban search and rescue teams.
  5. Examine community threat assessment and the role of emergency management personnel.
  6. Examine pandemics and the role of emergency management personnel.
  7. Analyze the fundamental concepts of incident command, including key functions and logistics.
  8. Originate an effective training and implementation process for special operations personnel.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Vehicle extrication levels I & II: Principles and practice

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett (2012)
Author: Sweet, D.
ISBN: 9780449648824
Price: $82.23

Fundamentals of technical rescue

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett (2009)
Author: IAFC
ISBN: 9780763738372
Price: $82.88

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact Student Services at students@waldorf.edu