Emergency Medical Services One

Under Development for Fall 2024

Emergency Medical Services 1 (EMS1)

The EMS1 course is the intermediate course for a EMS pathway. EMS 1 is also used as an advanced course in many Public Safety Pathways.

Emergency Medical Services 1 (EMS1) prepares students to work in a fast-growing career field in LPS. Once students complete this course they will be fully prepared for entry-level work in the field. The course is designed for high school students as part of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. This course aims to provide students with fundamental knowledge and skills essential for entry-level positions in emergency medical services. Participants will learn about basic anatomy, medical assessment, emergency response procedures, and patient care. It is recommended students test for Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) at the end of the course.

Instructional Plans & Resources

LAPSEN Unit Plans

LAPSEN will have a complete course (120-150 hours) of unit lesson plans available to members – Fall of 2024

Other Lesson Plan Sources

CTE Online – The great state of California has an insane amount of resources and lessons. Be sure to search with different key words. You do have to have an account – but they give them to all teachers: Click Here

Texas CTE Lesson Plans – They have some materials: Click Here


60 Seconds to Survival Disaster Triage Game – Amazing game that will teach the students to triage quickly. The first scenario is a School Shooting – so you may want to run by Admin first. Click Here

CTE On-line (CA based) EMS resourceshttps://www.cteonline.org/search/?st=ems&s&page=1#

Classroom Tools for EMS Educators (Limmer): https://limmereducation.com/article/classroom-tools-for-ems-educators/

Study Resources: https://emttrainingstation.com/emt-study-resources/

High School Fire and EMS Cadet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/highschoolfireandemscadets

Lesson Plan on GCS – Click Here 

EMR psychomotor examinations materials:

EMR – Click Here 

Industry Recognized Credential (IRC) for this Course

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

Emergency Medical Responders provide immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical services system. EMRs have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide immediate lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS resources to arrive. EMRs also provide assistance to higher-level personnel at the scene of emergencies and during transport. Emergency Medical Responders are a vital part of the comprehensive EMS response. Under medical oversight, Emergency Medical Responders perform basic interventions with minimal equipment.

To learn more – Click Here

MicroCredentials (MC) for this Course

All MicroCredentials are being developed and should be ready in 2024. 

National Detention and Corrections Course Standards

Under development 

Working Course Objectives:

Introduction to Emergency Medical Services:

Explore the history, structure, and roles within the EMS system.
Understand the importance of EMS in public health and safety.

Human Anatomy and Physiology:

Provide a basic understanding of human anatomy and physiology relevant to emergency medical care.
Learn about common medical conditions and their implications for emergency responders.

Medical Assessment and Triage:

Introduce the principles of patient assessment, including primary and secondary surveys.
Develop skills in quickly and accurately triaging patients based on severity.

Basic Life Support (BLS) Techniques:

Learn and practice BLS techniques, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) use.
Understand the importance of early intervention in cardiac emergencies.

Airway Management and Breathing Techniques:

Explore airway management techniques, including the use of airway adjuncts.
Learn proper breathing assessment and interventions for respiratory distress.

Trauma Care:

Introduce trauma assessment and care principles.
Learn basic wound care, fracture management, and spinal immobilization techniques.

Emergency Medical Equipment:

Familiarize students with common EMS equipment, such as stretchers, backboards, and medical kits.
Practice the proper use and maintenance of emergency medical equipment.

Patient Transportation and Ambulance Operations:

Understand the principles of safe and efficient patient transportation.
Learn about ambulance operations, including vehicle safety, communication, and navigation.

Legal and Ethical Considerations:

Discuss the legal and ethical responsibilities of EMS providers.
Explore issues related to patient confidentiality, consent, and documentation.

Simulated Medical Scenarios:

Engage in realistic simulation exercises to apply theoretical knowledge in emergency medical situations.
Receive feedback and guidance from instructors to enhance performance.