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Emergency Medical Services

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program will be able to:

  1. Evaluate for and address potential hazards to the patient(s), civilians, and emergency management team during an emergency.
  2. Access and utilize knowledge necessary to conduct a patient evaluation and administer emergency treatment short of those rendered by advanced life support personnel.
  3. Effectively operate and care for equipment used in emergency patient care.
  4. Operate as an emergency service provider using sound judgment; applying rationality, self-awareness, critical thinking and discipline in responding to emergency situations.
  5. Communicate essential continuing patient care information to advanced life support personnel.

*EMS program outcomes are approved by the EMS Advisory Committee, March 1, 2017.

Core Abilities

Critical, Creative, and Reflective Thinking (CCRT)

Graduates will evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information and ideas in order to construct informed, meaningful, and justifiable conclusions.

Effective Communication (EC)

Graduates will be able to exchange messages in a variety of contexts using multiple methods.

Information Competency (IC)

Graduates will be able to seek, find, evaluate and use information and employ information technology to engage in lifelong learning.

Multiculturalism (M)

Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of diverse ideas, cultures, and experiences, and develop the ability to examine their own attitudes and assumptions in order to understand and work with others who differ from themselves.

Responsibility (R)

Graduates will be able to critically examine the relationship between self, community, and/or environments, and to evaluate and articulate potential impacts and consequences of choices, actions, and contributions for the creation of sustainable systems.