Skills and knowledge required at the level of Emergency Medical Technician-Basic. Introduction to emergency medical services; well being; medical, legal and ethical issues; baseline vital signs; and proper lifting and moving. Airway management at a basic life support level is included with completion of a cardiopulmonary resuscitation course. A structured patient assessment is modeled in a variety of medical and traumatic situations. Situational issues include emergencies involving infants and children, ambulance operations, rescue operations, and mass casualty scenarios. Participation requirements: 64 clock hours (minimum) of clinical/field assignment. Successful completion required for admission to the paramedic program. 8 Credits (6 Lecture - 6 Lab) Spring Only.