Provides the knowledge and skills to properly perform the initial assessment. In this session, the student will learn about forming a general impression, determining responsiveness, assessment of the airway, breathing and circulation. Students will also discuss how to determine priorities of patient care. Estimated teaching time 2 hours and 4 hours lab. Meets or exceeds USDOT NHTSA 2009 EMT/EMR training requirements. Presentation is over 35 slides in length.