2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial) 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial)
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EMS 172B - Vehicle Extrication for Paramedics

Credits: 2
Vehicle extrication operations level is a participative course designed for prehospital care providers in NFPA 1670. Enhances and incorporates new knowledge and skills necessary to access, extricate, and care for victims of crash incidents. Provides knowledge in scene management and familiarization with local resources needed to mitigate incidents. Provides knowledge for competence at hazardous materials awareness level. Includes National Fire Academy ICS for EMS training.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate the ability to analyze a Hazardous Materials incident and implement actions as outlined in NFPA 472 with regard to a vehicle accident.
  2. Identify and apply emergency assessment and care to victims of a single or multi-vehicle crash incident.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to size-up and manage an accident scene where situations exist that pose a threat to a rescuer, patient and/or bystander.
  4. Demonstrate appropriate usage and safety of protective equipment during all exercises.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge in the procedures for the procurement and utilization of the resourced necessary to conduct safe and effective vehicle extrication.
  6. Demonstrate entry techniques to disentangle victims in a wrecked vehicle as rapidly as possible during hands-on exercises.
  7. Demonstrate skill when given a simulated patient in a wrecked automobile the student wills safely extricate the patient using necessary extrication tools.
  8. Demonstrate how to protect, life, carry and immobilize the patient during all procedures.
  9. Demonstrate knowledge of vehicle anatomy through written assessment.
  10. Discuss the concepts of ICS as they relate to scene management, vehicle extrication and patient care in any emergency situation.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in CSN Paramedic training
Corequisite: None
Graded: Letter Grade

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