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Health Sciences Information and Admissions Office
Eastview Campus
Building 8000, Room 8356
3401 Webberville Road
Austin, TX 78702
Phone: 512.223-5700 or
toll-free 888.626-1697
E-mail:
healthsciences@austincc.edu
Program Goals
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EMS Professions classes are fun, active, challenging, fast-paced courses designed for the adult learner. These courses are not your typical college classes. Students are expected to spend a large amount of time outside of class studying, practicing skills, and applying the material that is presented in class.

Classes are typically team taught by certified instructors who are active participants in EMS. Lead instructors are responsible for preparing and delivering lectures and skills instructors help the students master the various skills presented in the class. Students work in a collaborative environment designed to help them stay motivated and excited about the profession.

Graduates of the program should have a working knowledge of:

  • Human anatomy
  • Basic human physiology
  • Basic psychological information such as dealing with job stress, stages of grief, dealing with difficult patients, etc.
  • Patient assessment
  • Kinematics
  • Trauma
  • Cardiac emergencies
  • Respiratory emergencies
  • Metabolic/Endocrine emergencies
  • Toxicological emergencies
  • Special populations such as pediatric and geriatric patients
  • Basic pharmacology
  • Disaster response, Incident Command, Triage, HAZMAT
  • Bandaging techniques
  • Splinting techniques
  • Oxygen administration techniques
  • Basic medication administration techniques
  • Spinal motion restriction techniques
  • Patient lifting and moving techniques
  • Traction splinting techniques
  • Vital sign assessment techniques
  • And much, much more...
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