EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN
SPRING & FALL 2020
T Students must be capable of meeting the performance standards of the CBC EMT Program. If accommodation is
necessary to meet any of the standards, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the resource center in Pasco for an
EMT Performance Standards
Critical thinking ability sufficient
to exercise sound EMS judgment.
Reasoning skills sufficient to
thinking for EMS decisions.
Identify cause/effect relationships and make appropriate judgments in clinical
Communication abilities sufficient
for effective interaction in verbal
Able to obtain information, explain treatment procedures, initiate health
teaching, describe patient situations, perceive nonverbal communication.
Gross and fine motor function
sufficient to provide safe and
Gross motor skills sufficient to provide the full range of safe and effective
health care activities (move within confined spaces, reach above head, etc.)
Fine motor skills sufficient to perform manual psychomotor skills (pick up items
with fingers) and sustain repetitive movements (CPR).
Physical stamina sufficient to perform client care activities for entire length of
work shift (push, pull, support and lift 125 pounds of weight,
position ambulate and transfer clients, defend self against combative clients,
Auditory ability sufficient to
monitor and assess needs of
Able to hear monitor alarm and emergency signals, able to listen and hear
breath sounds, able to hear normal speaking level sounds.
Visual ability sufficient for
observation and assessment
Ability to observe patients, visualize appearance of a surgical wound, depth
perception, peripheral vision, distinguish color and color intensity.
Tactile ability sufficient for
Able to perform palpation of a pulse, perceive temperature or functions of a
Emotional health sufficient to
totally utilize her or his intellectual
abilities. Able to function
effectively during stressful
Interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact with individuals, families, and
groups, respecting social, cultural, and spiritual diversity.
Negotiate interpersonal conflict.
Establish rapport with clients and with co-workers.
Able to adapt to ever-changing environments, displaying flexibility, learning to
function in the case of uncertainty that is inherent in EMS.