Outdoor Emergency Care Class Schedule

Course # – C107210006  

Classes will be held on Sunday nights from 4:00 to 8:00 PM

All chapters following the dates listed will be discussed and practiced on that date.


Week 1 / August 1, 2021

Intro of class, candidates and instructors
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Introduction to Outdoor Emergency Care, Emergency Systems, Patient Assessment

Unit Objectives 

Upon completion of this unit, students will understand the Basics of Outdoor Emergency Care, Emergency Systems and Begin Patient Assessment

Reading Assignments

Chapter 1 – Introduction to Outdoor Emergency Care
Chapter 2 – Emergency Care Systems
Chapter 7 – Patient Assessment

Classroom Outline

SAMPLE Leapfrog
DCAP – BTLS Leapfrog
OPQRST Leapfrog
Handwashing / OEC Skill 3-1 Removing Contaminated Gloves
OEC Skill 7-1 Performing a Patient Assessment
OEC Skill 7-2 Assessing Pupils
OEC Skill 7-3 Assessing Eye Movement
OEC Skill 7-4 Assessing Pulse
OEC Skill 7-5 Assessing Respiratory Rate
OEC Skill 7-6 Obtaining a Blood Pressure

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Continue with Week 1 / August 8, 2021

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Week 2 / August 15, 2021

Rescue Basics, Incident Command & Triage, Moving, Lifting & Transporting Patients      

Unit Objectives 

Upon completion of this unit, students will understand the National Incident Command System, the basics of rescue, and how to move patients safely.

Reading Assignments

Chapter 3 – Rescue Basics
Chapter 4 – Incident Command & Triage
Chapter 5 – Moving, Lifting and Transporting
ICS 100 Required Training

Classroom Outline 

OEC Skill 5-1 Performing the Power Grip
OEC Skill 5-2 Performing the Power Lift
OEC Skill 5-3 Performing the Extremity Lift
OEC Skill 5-4 Performing the Direct Ground Lift
OEC Skill 5-5 Performing the BEAN / Bridge Lift
OEC Skill 5-6 Performing the Draw Sheet, Plastic Slider or Flat Transfer Lift
OEC Skill 5-7 Logrolling a Supine Patient onto a Backboard
OEC Skill 5-8 Performing the Human Crutch
OEC Skill 5-9 Performing the Two Person Assist
OEC Skill 5-10 Performing the Chair Carry
OEC Skill 5-11 Performing the Fore-and-aft Carry
OEC Skill 5-12 Using a Scoop Stretcher

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Week 3 / August 22, 2021

Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Communications & Substance Abuse/Poisoning

Reading Assignments

Chapter 6 – Anatomy & Physiology
Chapter 8 – Medical Communication and Documentation
Chapter 12 – Substance Abuse and Poisoning

Unit Objectives 

Upon completion of this unit, students will have an understanding of basic Anatomical terms, organ systems, and medical communication.

Classroom Outline 

Review Previous Skills
Focused Assessment
Report Writing

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Week 4 / August 29, 2021

Musculoskeletal Injuries, Spine, Brain & Nervous System Injuries

Reading Assignments

Chapter 20 – Musculoskeletal Injuries
Chapter 21 – Head & Spine Injuries

Unit Objectives 

Upon completion of this unit, students will have an understanding of the assessment and treatment of soft tissue injuries, assessment and splinting of musculoskeletal injuries, and assessment and spinal motion restriction for injuries of the head and spine.         

Classroom Outline 

OEC Skill 20-1 Applying a Sling & Swathe
OEC Skill 20-2 Applying a Blanket Roll Splint to a Shoulder
OEC Skill 20-3 Splinting a Humerus Fracture
OEC Skill 20-4 Alternate Method of Applying a Rigid Splint to an Injured Elbow
OEC Skill 20-5 Splinting a Forearm or Wrist Injury
OEC Skill 20-6 Splinting to Immobilize the Hand
OEC Skill 20-7 Applying a Traction Splint to a Femur
OEC Skill 20-8 Applying an Airplane Splint
OEC Skill 20-9 Applying a Quick Splint
OEC Skill 20-10 Replacing a Quick Splint with a Rigid Splint
OEC Skill 20-11 Immobilizing a Tib-Fib Fracture with Two Rigid Splints
OEC Skill 20-12 Removing a Boot
OEC Skill 21-1 Performing Neutral Head Alignment
OEC Skill 21-2 Sizing and Applying a Cervical Collar
OEC Skill 21-3 Performing the Axial Drag
OEC Skill 21-4 Securing the Patient onto a Long Backboard
OEC Skill 21-5 Placing a Patient on a Full-Body Vacuum Mattress
OEC Skill 21-6 Removing a Helmet from a Patient

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Labor Day – No Class / September 5, 2021

Review material from Week 4


Week 5 / September 12, 2019

Airway Management, Respiratory Emergencies, Allergies & Anaphylaxis

Reading Assignments

Chapter 9 – Airway Management
Chapter 13 – Respiratory Emergencies
Chapter 14 – Allergies & Anaphylaxis

Unit Objectives 

Upon completion of this unit, students will understand the assessment and treatment for patients experiencing respiratory emergencies, including allergies, anaphylaxis, and asthma. Students will also learn the basics of airway management to be practiced on manikins in upcoming classes. 

Classroom Outline 

OEC Skill 9-1 Performing the Finger Sweep
OEC Skill 9-2 Suctioning a Patient’s Airway
OEC Skill 9-3 Inserting a Nasopharyngeal Airway
OEC Skill 9-4 Inserting an Oropharyngeal Airway
OEC Skill 9-5 Placing an Oxygen Cylinder into Service
OEC Skill 13-1 Auscultation of Lung Sounds (8 Locations)
OEC Skill 13-2 Assisting a Patient with a Metered Dose Inhaler
OEC Skill 14-1 Administration with an Auto-Injector (EpiPen)

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Week 6 / September 19, 2021

Shock, Altered Mental Status, Cardiovascular Emergencies

Reading Assignments

Chapter 10 – Shock
Chapter 11 – Altered Mental Status
Chapter 15 – Cardiovascular Emergencies

Unit Objectives 

Upon completion of this unit, students will understand the pathophysiology and treatment of patients in shock, with altered mental status and cardiovascular emergencies.

Classroom Outline 

OEC Skill 10-1 Managing Shock
OEC Skill 15-1 Administering Nitroglycerin
Redo all Skills Needing more Time or Practice (Prepare for Midterm)

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Week 7 -September 26, 2021

Mid Term Exam – Both written and Practical

Unit Objectives 

Upon completion of this unit, students will understand their understanding of the material delivered to date. A written exam will be given in class as well as Practical stations like the final exam.

Classroom Outline 

100 question multiple-choice written exam
Practical stations like the final exam

TIME CHANGE FOR THIS CLASS – TBD

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Week 8 / October 3, 2021

Principles of Trauma, Face, Eye & Neck Injuries, Chest Trauma, Abdominal & Pelvic Trauma

Reading Assignments

Chapter 18 – Principles of Trauma
Chapter 22 – Face, Eye & Neck Injuries
Chapter 23 – Chest Trauma
Chapter 24 – Abdominal & Pelvic Trauma

Unit Objectives 

Upon completion of this unit, students will understand trauma and its effects on various parts of the body.

Classroom Outline 

OEC Skill 22-1 Stabilizing an Impaled Object in the Eye
OEC Skill 24-1 Stabilizing the Pelvis

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October 9, 2021      OEC Refresher weekend – No OEC class

Candidates will participate in OEC Refresher


Week 9 / October 17, 2021

Soft Tissue Injuries & Burns, Cold-Related Emergencies, Heat-Related Emergencies

Reading Assignments

Chapter 19 – Soft Tissue Injuries & Burns
Chapter 25 – Cold Related Emergencies
Chapter 26 – Heat Related Emergencies

Unit Objectives 

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to identify and treat soft tissue injuries as well as how to care for and treat thermal injuries.            

Classroom Outline 

OEC Skill 19-1 Controlling Bleeding
OEC Skill 19-2 Applying a Tourniquet
OEC Skill 19-3 Using a Self-Adhering Roller Bandage
OEC Skill 19-4 Using an Occlusive Dressing
OEC Skill 19-5 Using a Triangular Bandage Bandana Wrap
OEC Skill 19-6 Bandaging a Finger
OEC Skill 19-7 Treating Closed Soft-Tissue Injuries
OEC Skill 19-8 Stabilizing an Impaled Objec
OEC Skill 19-9 Caring for Burns

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Week 10 / October 24, 2021

Altitude Related Emergencies, Pediatric Emergencies, Geriatric Emergencies

Reading Assignments

Chapter 28 – Altitude Related Problems
Chapter 30 – Pediatric Emergencies
Chapter 31 – Geriatric Emergencies

Unit Objectives 

Upon completion of this unit, students will understand assessing and treating altitude-related emergencies as well as an understanding of the treatment of patients in all age groups.

Classroom Outline 

Scenario Practice – Putting it all together

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Week 11 / October 31, 2021

Plant & Animal Emergencies, Water Emergencies, Adaptive Athletes, Behavioral Emergencies

Reading Assignments

Chapter 27 – Plant & Animal Emergencies
Chapter 29 – Water Related Emergencies
Chapter 32 – Outdoor Adaptive Athletes
Chapter 33 – Behavioral Emergencies & Crisis Response

Unit Objectives 

Upon completion of this unit, students will understand situations that may occur in all high adventure activities. They will also learn how to restrain a patient if needed.

Classroom Outline 

OEC Skill 33-1 Physical/Mechanical Restraint of a Patient
Scenario Practice – Putting it all together

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Week 12 / November 7, 2021

Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary & Reproductive Emergencies, Childbirth, Special Operations

Reading Assignments

Chapter 16 – Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary & Reproductive Emergencies
Chapter 17 – Childbirth, Obstetric Emergencies & Sexual Assault
Chapter 34 – Special Operations & Ambulance Operations

Unit Objectives

Upon completion of this unit, students will understand situations that may occur in special situations, including childbirth, reproductive systems, and ambulance operations.

Classroom Outline 

OEC Skill 17-1 Assisting with Childbirth
Scenario practice, putting it all together

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Tuesday November 9th – 6:00 – 8:00 PM

(Review Days, optional)
Review the practice quizzes
Test Bank Questions
Practice skills and scenarios

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Wednesday November 10th – 6:00 – 8:00 PM

(Review Days, optional)
Review the practice quizzes
Test Bank Questions
Practice skills and scenarios

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Thursday November 11, 2021 – 6:00 PM

Final Written Evaluation              

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Saturday November 13, 2021 – 8:00 AM until completed

Final Practical Evaluation

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