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1 Orientation Student Success EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

2 NOTE….. Completion certificates will NOT be accepted if they are more than 3 months old when your class starts. Purpose – to ensure your session is completed right before class begins so program information is fresh.

3 NOTE ALL information about the program can be found on the website: Emsacademy.hccs.edu

4 BASIC COURSE – 256 HOURS Classes offered at NE campus and Katy Campus NE campus Day course – meets M / T / TH – 8a - 4p Night course – meets M / T / TH – 6p – 10p Night course will include some Saturdays - 8a – 4p Hybrid course – meets Saturday – 9a – 4p Hybrid coursework is done on-line during the week – you will meet on Saturdays for skills and testing

5 BASIC CLASSES Katy campus Day class – meets T / TH – 8a – 4p (fall / spring semesters) Day class – meets T / TH / F – 8a – 4p (summer semester) Night class – meets M / T / TH – 6p – 10p

6 BASIC EMT - COURSEWORK – Classroom – EMSP 1501 - lecture and skills –176 hours – You will take 5 major exams before your final exam – For you to stay in your course your major exam average (after 4 th exam) has to be 70% – If it is less than 70% you will be dismissed from the program – Other items needed for you to successfully complete your course: – Score a 75% on your final exam – Have a 75% overall average when all grades are calculated – Pass all the skills you will be “tested” on

7 BASIC EMT - COURSEWORK – Clinical rotations – EMSP 1160 - 64 hours –The course will consist of: 1 - 8 hour – ER rotation 4 – 12 hour ambulance rotations – Rotations are done over a 2 week period – all days of the week are fair game – You will supply our clinical coordinator with calendar of your available dates over the 2 weeks (5 or more days will be needed) so a schedule for rotations can be created.

8 ADVANCED - EMT (AEMT) – 400 HOURS Completion of the EMT-Basic coursework is a prerequisite Classes are offered at the: NE campus Night class – meets M / T / TH – 6p – 10p Night class will include some Saturdays Hybrid – meets Saturday – 9a – 4p Hybrid coursework is done on-line during the week – you will meet on Saturdays for skills and testing Katy campus - Day class – meets M / T / F – 8a – 5p

9 AEMT COURSEWORK Classroom / clinical courses 3 classroom courses – 256 hours EMSP 1338, 1356, 1355 Quizzes / Final Exam with each course 1 clinical course – 144 hours EMSP 1263

10 PARAMEDIC COURSE – 944 HOURS AEMT coursework is a prerequisite Classes offered at the NE campus Day class – Fall semester – meets T / TH – 8a – 5p Day class – Spring semester – meets M / W – 8a – 5p

11 PARAMEDIC COURSEWORK Classroom / clinical courses 6 classroom courses - 560 hours EMSP 2348, 2444, 2434, 2430, 2338, 2243 Quizzes / Final Exam with each course 3 clinical courses – 384 hours EMSP 2260, 2261, 2262

12 INFORMATION If you are not currently a student at HCCS Go to hccs.edu – click on future student – follow admissions steps to become a student

13 INFORMATION Courses are capped at 20 – 25 people Requirements to get into the program can be found on website emsacademy.hccs.edu Click on the Admissions link for information

14 INFORMATION You must meet with a Counselor, prior to registration, so they can clear your TSI information (Texas Success Initiative) – Reading requirement If you attended college somewhere other than HCC take your transcripts with you If you have NOT attended college you will need to take the Compass test – Reading / Math / Writing evaluation Your reading score needs to show us you read at a college level Counselor will give you the information needed to get this test done If you have not been in school for a while it would be wise for you to use the following site to prepare for the Compass test: hccs.edu/hcc_prep

15 INFORMATION No matter what your educational status - a copy of your High School transcript or diploma is required This is a Department of State Health Services requirement – not HCC

16 4 items needed to register – Obtain counselor – TSI – clearance Hepatitis B – shot #1 Meningitis shot – 30 years old or less Copy of Background check receipt – obtain by: Going to www.precheck.com – click on Student (box at top of page) – click on Student Self-help Page – click on click here under #1 Once you pay for the background check a receipt will be emailed to you – you need this document to register

17 COURSE REQUIREMENTS The rest of the documents you will need to complete the program Can be found on the website (emsacademy.hccs.edu) Listed under the Admission link

18 QUESTIONS – TO ANSWER TO MOVE ON Information on requirements needed to register can be found on our website – emsacademy.hcc.edu – under the EMS course link. A. True B. False You need to meet with an HCC counselor ONLY so he / she can clear your TSI (reading) requirement. A. TrueB. False The program does need a copy of your HS diploma or transcripts A. TrueB. False

19 BOOK INFORMATION Book / workbook you will need can be found on our website - emsacademy.hccs.edu Click on EMS courses – click on EMS textbook Click on hot link to get on to publisher’s site to buy book / workbook / course navigate code There will be a limited number of books at the Katy campus – 1550 Foxlake Dr. (I-10 W @ Fry Rd.) If you purchase at this location be sure to ask for the Navigate course code (kept with cashier)

20 EMS BOOKS If you do NOT buy your book / workbook on our website OR if you buy an eBook You will have to buy a Navigate course code It will cost you - $40 (+) dollars It has to be bought from the publisher If you buy an e-Book / workbook you need bring the device you are going to view these on to class day 1 So Program Director / Instructor can see you have a book and workbook

21 CODE OF CONDUCT – HIGHLIGHTS Must wear full uniform to class everyday Lab jacket will be needed for your clinical course You do not need to wear the lab jacket to class everyday Pants will be worn at your natural waist – your belly button SAGGING will NOT be tolerated. NO jeans or skinny pants or low riding pants

22 CODE OF CONDUCT - HIGHLIGHTS Fire students – uniform needs – EMS patch on Left shoulder EMS blue T shirt EMS ID badge Lab jacket ALL students need stethoscope and goggles goggles need to be clear (not tinted)

23 CODE OF CONDUCT – HIGHLIGHTS The following are not allowed Visible body / tongue piercings Earrings / necklaces / bracelets Visible tattoos Facial hair Fingernails can’t extend more that ½ inch from fingertip No overlays or “false” nails allowed

24 CODE OF CONDUCT – HIGHLIGHTS If you need a jacket to stay warm it needs to be PLAIN black or navy blue – WITHOUT a hood A PLAIN long sleeve black or navy blue shirt can be worn under HCC EMS T-shirt if needed for cold weather You need to read rest of the code of conduct on our website so you are prepared for what is expected when your course begins

25 QUESTIONS – TO ANSWER TO MOVE ON 2 places to obtain the book and workbook are: A. online through emsacademy.hccs.edu B. any online site C. Katy campus D. both A and C You must wear your complete uniform to class everyday A. trueB. false

26 QUESTIONS – TO ANSWER TO MOVE ON Sagging, jeans, skinny pants, low riding pants will NOT be tolerated A. TrueB. False Which of the following is allowed? A. facial hair B. visible tattoos C. jewelry D. well groomed hair

27 QUESTIONS – TO ANSWER TO MOVE ON Jackets need to be black or navy blue, plain, and without a hood A. TrueB. False

28 YOU MUST BE IN CLASS ON DAY 1 YOU MUST BE ON TIME YOU CANNOT MISS ANY OF THIS DAY

29 INFORMATION Missed time – CAN NOT BE DAY 1 – You can miss 10% of the course hours – however – you will be assigned course work to keep your seat in the class Course work for missed lecture (class) time – At the beginning of each chapter there are Knowledge Objectives – you will answer all the objectives, in detail, and turn in the work the next class meeting If absent on a skills day or you miss time during this day – You will meet, on your time, with a skills instructor and pay $30.00 / hour to fulfill the time missed. Missed time is counted hour-by-hour - once you miss time you do not get it back

30 INFORMATION Missed clinical time – 1 st absence = your clinical grade drops by a letter – 2 nd absence = you will not continue your rotations and receive an F for the course – If you miss your ER rotation If there is not a slot available to place you in to you will pay a preceptor $30.00 / hour to do the rotation so you can complete the program – If this is your 2 nd miss you will be removed from the program prior to this “make-up” Missed time Policy is not to punish – it is to deter you from missing time

31 QUESTIONS – TO ANSWER TO MOVE ON It is ok for you to miss day 1 of class A. TrueB. False You can miss up to ______ of the class hours A. 10% B. 20% C. 30% D. 40%

32 QUESTIONS – TO ANSWER TO MOVE ON If you miss skills time you will have to pay $30.00 / hour to complete the hours missed. A. TrueB. False Missed time is counted hour-by-hour you will not be able to get the time back. A. TrueB. False If you miss 2 clinical days you will fail the clinical course. A. TrueB. False

33 STUDENT SUCCESS INFORMATION

34 OBSTACLES / RESPONSIBILITIES Students usually fail because they are overwhelmed These class are NOT like normal academic courses You will need to study and prepare to be successful Your life needs to revolve around the program The program is not going to revolve around your life We move forward through the coursework – there is no time to go back and repeat things you missed if you are absent or not prepared To be successful in the program you need to Make contingency plans on how to handle your life away from the program

35 OBSTACLES / RESPONSIBILITIES Here are examples of items that may get in your way and keep you from studying and preparing for coursework: Child care / Job / transportation / family / money / time / spouse You may need some help with above items so you can put the time into coursework needed to be successful Once you find some “help” line up a back-up so if something happens with #1 you have a person to fall back on.

36 OBSTACLES / RESPONSIBILITIES As you continue your training in EMS Semester by semester the time you will need help can change so meet with your back-up who is helping you The planning session allows your helper to understand when you will need them Those who are helping you need to plan their lives and help you – you getting with them will keep them from becoming overwhelmed

37 OBSTACLES / RESPONSIBILITIES When you get down time (Spring break) you need to take back your responsibilities so your “helper” gets some down time (time off) When someone is helping you need to work hard to be successful If you fail because you have not been applying yourself your back-up will not be there to help you if you want to try again.

38 EMS EDUCATION The curriculum is cumulative – meaning: What you learn on day 1 will be information you could see on all tests you take You MUST learn this information so you can retain it as you will use the knowledge throughout your career – There is no extra credit given and no curving of grades

39 READING TO LEARN You MUST read the book to be successful The BEST thing you can do to prepare is: Read your chapters before you come to class As you read take notes on information you need help with This allows you to ask questions in class so your instructor can explain and clarify the information. This will allow you to understand and learn. Lectures can’t cover everything in each chapter but All information in the book is fair game for course tests and National Registry certifying exam so you have to read cover to cover.

40 READING TO LEARN The Textbook has all information needed to be successful Does you no good if it is not opened Bottom line…..If you don’t read the book Chance of completion are slim With that said….

41 If you don’t have your Book and Workbook on day 1 of class You will be DROPPED from the course The Book and Workbook need to be NEW

42 You have got to carve out time to study and prepare everyday As stated earlier the curriculum is cumulative so you need to study the same way You can’t learn all this “new” information overnight or in 1 weekend When it is study time - Learn to say “no” You can’t be everything to everyone Everyone needs to buy into your educational endeavors and give you the time to study and prepare

43 LISTENING SKILLS Listening is one of the MOST important skills of a successful health care professional Leave your mental baggage at the door – come in ready to learn Ensure you can hear the instructor – No talking during lecture – pay attention during skills Concentrate on the content of lecture – Not how it is delivered – You can’t pick your instructor (or future boss) Reel in your wandering mind – Have a piece of paper available so you can write down “to-do’s” you need to take care of when you leave class – This allows you to mentally stay with instructor

44 NOTE TAKING Another important skill To do it right you need to combine the: – Art of listening You have to listen to obtain explanations If trying to write everything the instructor says you will miss ½ of what is said – Act of selective writing – This can happen if you come to class prepared – you read the chapters and have your notes on questions you need answered – You can then selectively write what you need – you will not be trying to write everything instructor is saying

45 NOTES Review them as soon as possible after class Editing and rewriting notes increases your learning Don’t wait more than 24 hours to do this Average person forgets ½ of what was said Place all handouts with notes for the days lectures together Keep in order and accessible so you can review them as needed Remember this is a cumulative curriculum Memory paths are created and maintained by repeated use Reading / note taking / active listening

46 INSTRUCTORS Their job is NOT to be your “friend” It is to prepare you to become an Entry-level medic They are preparing you to take care of someone’s life NOT to do harm because you are not prepared They all take their job seriously They expect you to do the same Our motto is - 80% on you / 20% on us To do your 80% you need to come to class prepared and study for exams

47 EQUIPMENT Used to prepare you for your profession Most is very costly If you damage or abuse it You WILL be dropped from the program Best practice If the instructor takes a break you take a break so you are not tempted to do something you should not with the equipment

48 TESTS In medicine you are tested constantly Tests are a fact of life Classroom tests can provide you with opportunities to increase your learning Tests: Encourage students to study Teach you to work under pressure So you can work calmly and efficiently when it counts

49 TESTS They ID what you know and don’t know Can mark your progress toward achieving your goal Learn from your mistakes – if you don’t understand why you missed a concept Get the explanation from instructor so you can understand or you will always miss future questions on the subject

50 TEST TAKING You need to get online and take your quizzes Your quizzes will be opened on-line for a period of time then they shut off Once off they will not be turned back on Remember you must have a 75% overall average Not taking quizzes could cause you to fail the program

51 CHEATING Don’t cheat You will become a dangerous practitioner It undermines integrity You don’t learn If caught you will be dropped from the program

52 QUESTIONS – TO ANSWER TO MOVE ON If you do not prepare and study extra credit or curving of grades will occur so you can pass the program A. TrueB. False Reading before your come to class and writing questions to get answers once in class is the best path to success. A. TrueB. False On day 1 of class you need a new book and workbook A. TrueB. False

53 QUESTIONS – TO ANSWER TO MOVE ON The most important skill in a health care profession is: A. Reading B. Writing C. Listening D. Talking If you try to write everything an instructor says you will miss A. ¼ of what is said B. ½ of what is said C. ¾ of what is said D. all of what is said

54 QUESTIONS – TO ANSWER TO MOVE ON Coming to class prepared allows you to actively listen and selectively write which enables you to take good notes. A. TrueB. False If you mistreat and damage or break the equipment you will be dismissed from the program A. TrueB. False If you cheat the program will forgive you and let you complete your coursework A. TrueB. False

55 IN-CLASS RELATIONSHIPS These are NOT encouraged Problems occur if the relationship ends Review Code of Conduct on this matter You are in class to STUDY and obtain a certification

56 OTHER COSTS National Registry Exam Basic - $70.00 – is part of your clinical payment Advanced – EMT-I $100.00 / Paramedic - $110.00 – you need to pay for this Finger printing $45.00 – EMT-Basics – you need to pay for this DSHS (Dept. of State Health Services) application – You pay $64.00 (Basic) / $96.00 / $126.00 (LP) - (Advanced) Finger printing and DSHS fees will be discussed in class

57 FIRST DAY OF CLASS You need: New book and workbook Full uniform Uniform shirt – HCC T-shirt – black pants – right belt – black socks (uniform) – black boots – ID badge Code of conduct compliance One more slide →

58 DURING CLASS Picture may be taken by instructors during class If you have a problem with this let us know


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