3 credit hours

This course is designed to introduce the student to the risk management principles of an EMS agency with an emphasis on safety from the perspective of the field EMS provider. Students will be asked to apply various safety and risk management principles to their own organizations in an effort to improve their understanding of the importance of these concepts and their ability to participate in these processes in a meaningful manner. 

Student Learning Outcomes   

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Define risk management and differentiate this concept from the concepts of prevention and loss control.
  2. Outline to steps that are required to conduct a comprehensive investigation into a workplace accident.
  3. Identify five safety-related areas of concern within their organization that could be addressed or improved by the application of risk management principles and practices.
  4. Identify and analyze the major causes of line-of-duty deaths related to health, wellness, fitness and vehicle operations in a manner that can be related and applied to the student’s organization.
  5. Draft a model policy, procedure or guidance that can be implemented with their organization to address an area of safety or risk management that has not previously been addressed.

Steve Kelly