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If you have a disability (learning, mental, physical) that affects your ability to participate effectively and have access to any program or service at Amarillo College please contact Disability Services at (806) 345-5639 . Our offices are located in the Student Service Center office 112. More information may be found at www.actx.edu/disability.
Disability Services facilitates access to all programs and services according to the ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, as well as other federal and state laws.
Amarillo College is committed to providing equal access to all programs and services, including all working, learning, and service environments that affect equal access for persons with disabilities. This commitment to provide equal access and opportunity for persons with disabilities is in compliance with federal and state law. Amarillo College also strives to provide Electronic and Information Resources (EIR) that are accessible to all authorized users.
If you find you are unable to access material in an accessible format please contact the Disability Services Office at (806) 345-5639 . This office will work in conjunction with other campus resources to address and accommodate your issue in a timely manner.
As a student you may experience a range of issues that can cause barriers to learning, such as strained relationships, increased anxiety, alcohol/drug problems, feeling down, difficulty concentrating and/or lack of motivation. These mental health concerns or stressful events may lead to diminished academic performance or reduce a student's ability to participate in daily activities. Amarillo College offers services to assist you with addressing these and other concerns you may be experiencing. If you or someone you know are suffering from any of the aforementioned conditions, you can learn more about the broad range of confidential mental health services available on campus by calling the AC Counseling Center at 806-371-5900. The AC Counseling Center website is https://www.actx.edu/counseling/ . Also, if you are in need of social services (affordable housing, utilities, transportation, food, clothing, childcare, medical/dental/vision, legal), please call the AC Advocacy & Resource Center at 806-371-5439. The AC Advocacy & Resource Center website is https://www.actx.edu/arc
The Tutoring for Success policy applies to any student whose grade or performance in the course falls below a departmentally determined minimum threshold. In either of those cases, the instructor will direct the student to the appropriate tutoring service, which may be faculty-led, discipline-specific, and/or general. Under this policy, the instructor will follow specific departmental guidelines governing the use, duration, and grade component of the tutoring need.
Students who do not attend class on or prior to the census date will be administratively dropped. Effective Fall, 2016
Students who wish to withdraw from a course must complete all steps indicated on the Academic Withdrawal Request form by the course withdrawal deadline.
NOTE: Students who are attending Texas institutions of higher education, for the first time fall 2007 and later, may not withdraw from more than six courses during their academic career. This withdrawal limitation does not include dual credit or developmental classes (Senate Bill 1231 Rule 4.10.) For more information on Drop and Withdrawal Policies, please visit the Registrar's Office Web site.
EMSP-1163-002 Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician
Corequisite: EMSP 1501 of same course section
A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.
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Notice to Students enrolled in an educational program for preparation of issuance of certain occupational licenses:
Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:
You can also contact the Legal Clinic, or the faculty member in charge of the educational program that you seek to enroll in. The further information you will receive will include notification to you of your right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the licensing authority in order to clarify your particular situation.
(1 sem hr; 3 clinic)
Amarillo College. Laboratory Manual and Clinical Packet for EMSP-1501, 1163, and 1001. Available on Blackboard.
Each student is required to purchase and maintain a clinical uniform at his/her own expense. The uniform will consist of:
Each student is required to purchase/have and maintain the following equipment and supplies at his/her own expense:
See EMT Handbook for more information.
In response to Texas Administrative Code, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 157, Subchapter C, Rule §157.36, students MUST NEVER attempt to gain clinical experience outside an EMSP assigned clinical shift. At no time, while gaining clinical experience, may a student be considered operational staff or crew, paid or otherwise.
In order to receive your AC Connect Email, you must log in through AC Connect at https://acconnect.actx.edu .
If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".
All students will be required to adhere to the conduct and dress policies of reach institution where clincial skills are acquired. Conduct and dress policy decisions will be addressed by clinical facility personnel and the Amarillo College EMSP Program Director and instructors.
The student is expected to present a professional image at all times. To satisfactorily accomplish this, care must be given to personal hygiene. In an effort to promote cleanliness and professionalism, all students will adhere to the following guidelines:
The clinical (EMSP-1163) letter grade will be the same as the student's EMSP-1501/1001 classroom final average, provided all clinical rotations are successfully completed as evaluated by the EMSP program faculty and the clinicians assigned for each clinical shift. Failure to successfully complete the clinical course also constitutes failure of the classroom (EMSP-1501) course.
Students who attend any clinical session without completing all preclinical requirements - immunizations, background checks, urine drug screen - will automatically be removed from the course and receive a grade of "F" for both courses. There are no guarantees for a course extension due to failure to meet the clinical course requirements for any student who fails to meet clinical course deadlines.
A student is allowed one excused absence from clinicals during the course. The absence will be made up prior to the conclusion of the course. There is a zero tolerance for absences beyond one excused absence. A grade reduction of 10% off the final grade will be taken for each absence over the one excused absence. If a student has three absences beyond the one excused, the student will be advised to withdraw or receive a grade of "F" for the final course grade. Exceptions to this policy will be at the discretion of the course instructor and the EMSP Program Director.
Clinical shifts are selected from a scheduling website owned and operated by Platinum Education. After a student is given access to the Platinum Education website, clinical shifts MUST be chosen and completed as quickly as possible. Attempting to choose a schedule late in the semester will likely result in an inability to create an appropriate schedule. Failure to successfully complete clinical rotations will result in a grade of "F" for both courses - EMSP-1501/1001 and EMSP-1163.
Clinicals cannot be performed at the same time class meets. If a student schedules a clinical shift during class time, an absence or tardy will be awarded as stated in the EMSP-1501 syllabus.
Prior to attending any clinical rotation, each student must submit to a criminal background check and a urine drug test. This is required by various clinical sites, not Amarillo College. This is only done online using Complio. Students must select the Background Check and Urine Drug Screening packages. You cannot go to clinicals, and therefore cannot complete this course with a grade higher than "F" without approval through this process. You must pay with a credit card. The cost for these service may vary per student. A criminal history does NOT preclude you from clinicals. Honesty on the application is the best policy.
As of August 1, 2020, a urine drug screen is now required by the various clinical sites. This will also be scheduled and completed using Complio. You will be required to schedule an appointment through the Complio website to submit your specimen at LabCorp or Quest Diagnostics. If you fail to arrive for your scheduled appointment, you may have to start the process over again, including repayment.
Students who fail to complete the criminal background check and/or drug testing requirements may be removed from the course.
48 Clock Hours
General College Admission Requirements
The EMT-B clinical course is a course designed to prepare the student for the skill examination processes that lead to certification with the Texas Department of State Health Services as an EMT-Basic and with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians as an EMT-Basic (EMT-B). Either or both of the certifications are the minimum requirements for entry into the field of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Certified or licensed EMS providers are gainfully employed by ambulance services, hospitals and various primary and tertiary healthcare facilities. Many EMS providers serves as volunteers to provide EMS care in their local communities.
Perform and document pertinent procedures in the clinical setting to gain knowledge and confidence through clinical experiences in actual patient contact areas.
Document, by completion of the EMSP-1501/1163/1001 Clinical Packet forms, attainment of required hours in each of the following clinical areas:
Document, by completion of the EMSP-1501/1163/1001 Clinical Packet forms, attainment of required hours in each of the following skills:
Students may be held personally responsible for acts of negligence while in the clinical setting and judgments may be made against them in a court of law. It is a requriement of this program that each student purchase malpractice insurance before reporting to the clinical setting. The cost of blanket coverage for all students is included in the enrollment fees.
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