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Health Science, Grade 9 - 12, Emergency Services, 2009

1.) Compare roles and responsibilities of emergency medical personnel.

Examples: emergency medical technician (EMT), paramedic, registered nurse

2.) Demonstrate workplace readiness skills in emergency medicine.

Examples: well-being of the EMT, positive personal qualities and interpersonal skills, acute assessment skills to act promptly, ability to manifest leadership skills to manage a situation, demonstration of teaching skills to direct others in an emergency situation.

3.) Describe an initial assessment of emergency clients.

4.) Describe various communication skills used in an emergency situation.

Examples: documentation, interpretation of medical orders

5.) Assess safe practices in emergency medical situations.

Examples: evaluating scene, lifting and moving client, using standard precautions

6.) Describe legal and ethical behaviors required for emergency situations.

7.) Use mathematical concepts in emergency medical settings, including calculating fluid rates and drug dosage conversions.

8.) Describe human structures and functions as they relate to emergency medical procedures.

Example: respiratory system—maintaining an open airway

9.) Describe various skills required in emergency medical settings, including emergency birth, poisoning, drug overdose, shock, allergic reactions, and bleeding.

10.) Identify common medications used in emergency situations.

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