Course Details

Emergency Medical Services Curriculum
Course Name Emergency Medical Services: Management of Community Health Risks 
Course Code R149 
Delivery Type On-Campus 
Course Length  
Course Description This 2-week course targets emergency medical services (EMS) providers, supervisors, public health personnel, and program managers with the responsibility for development and implementation of community health and safety programs. During the class the students will develop a community-specific Health Outcome Management Plan (HOMP) with the goal of a 25-percent reduction in preventable illness and injuries within a community. The course represents a major EMS prevention initiative at the National Fire Academy.The course content includes* valuing (quantifying) the effects of EMS on injury prevention and community health;* the public health prevention model and associated practices;* health risk assessment/injury prevention and application;* definition of community health problems; and* development, marketing, and application of the Health Outcome Management Plan. 
Selection Criteria * Individuals with experience in EMS, public health, or allied health field.* Individuals who are responsible for development and implementation of community health prevention programs. Personnel without formal responsibility for program management will be considered with the endorsement of their organization. 
ACE Recommendation In the lower division baccalaureate/associate or upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Fire Science, Emergency Management, Fire Protection, or Emergency Medical Services. 
CEU's 0.0 
Prerequisites ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training. Preferred courses are Q462 and Q463 available through NFA Online at Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training. 
Post-Course Requirement None. 
Pre-Course Materials  
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Student Comments Provided a structured plan for implementation of an injury prevention program...Will help me research community target areas and develop an intervention strategy to make my community safer and healthier...I have a better understanding for health data research that will help to support program development. 
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