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Emergency Room Technician (EP) Occupational Certificate

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

The Emergency Room Technician (ER Tech) Certification prepares you to be part of the health care team in an Emergency Department (ED) or Urgent Care setting. This certificate will enhances your job opportunities because of the knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom plus the supervised clinical in a metro hospital Emergency Department. Some of the courses and skills taught are EMT, administering a 12-lead EKG test, venipuncture techniques (blood drawing), splinting and casting, urinary catheterization, wound cleaning, IV set-up and proper lifting techniques. Students are required to pass the Nursing Assistant written and skills tests. Cleared criminal background check and completed TB skin test required.

Award Outcomes

Demonstrate his/her role and responsibilities as a member of the emergency medical team.

Apply emergency medical safety principles in the work place.

Apply critical thinking skills in care management.

Assess patient for traumatic injuries.

Assess patient for medical illnesses.

Demonstrate clear oral communications.

Exhibit personal, professional and academic ethics.

Apply quality improvement concepts.

Classify patient conditions for treatments needed.

Demonstrate effective treatment skills.

Demonstrate safe transport of patients.

Demonstrate skills for the National Registry of EMT’s.

Career Opportunities

The new ER Tech Certification provides a standard that Hospital ED`s and Urgent Care Centers and clinics are seeking in this entry-level position for a health care career. This training and work experience will expose you and prepare you for other health care careers in hospitals and clinics.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 21 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
EMSV1050Emergency Medical Responder (First Responder)

3

EMSV1100Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

6

EMSV1110Lifting Techniques for Health Professionals

1

EMSV1136Understanding EKGs

2

EMSV1146Medical Terminology for EMS/ER Personnel

3

EMSV1155Phlebotomy Techniques

3

EMSV1170ER Procedures and Clinical

3

General Education Required 3 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

or

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Occupational Certificate Credits 24

Semester Sequence

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
EMSV1050Emergency Medical Responder (First Responder)

3

EMSV1146Medical Terminology for EMS/ER Personnel

3

 

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

or

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

Total Credits  9

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
EMSV1100Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

6

Students must be 18 years of age before registering for EMSV1100

EMSV1155Phlebotomy Techniques

3

Total Credits  9

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
EMSV1110Lifting Techniques for Health Professionals

1

EMSV1136Understanding EKGs

2

EMSV1170ER Procedures and Clinical

3

Offered Spring Only at BPC and EPC

Total Credits  6

Graduation (24 Credits)

Students must clear a criminal background study during the 1st Semester.

Students must complete a mantoux TB skin test during the 1st Semester.

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.

6/5/2018 : BP 7212 / EP 7207