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Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

EMS-112 EMS First Responder, 3 cr.
Students will learn recognition of symptoms of illness, injuries and proper procedures for basic emergency care. The curriculum for this course is the National Curriculum of the US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the US Department of Health and Human Services, Child Health Bureau.
 
EMS-213 Emergency Med Technician B, 5 cr.
Classroom and in-hospital observation and training, examinations and a recommended five emergency ambulance runs are included in this course. Skills taught include recognition of symptoms of illnesses and injuries and proper procedures for care. The course follows the national DOT curriculum.
 
EMS-215 Emergency Med Tech - Interim, 3 cr.
The first advanced classification of an emergency medical technician. At this level of training the EMT gains more knowledge of certain body systems and assessment. Two skills are added, intravenous therapy and advanced patient assessment. Prerequisite: EMT-Basic certification. Co-requisite: concurrent enrollment in EMS-216.
 
EMS-216 Emergency Med Tech Lab-Interim, 1 cr.
Laboratory to accompany EMS-215.
 
EMS-219    EMT-Basic I & Lab, 3 cr.
This is the 1st of two courses designed to educate students to an entry level Emergency Medical Technician-Basic serving a vital link in the chain of the healthcare system.  Instruction of this course is related to patient assessment in areas of basic life support, cardiac arrest, trauma, and medical emergencies.  Overview of anatomy and physiology and medical terminology is included.  The combined lecture/lab course provides the student an opportunity to apply cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills in a supervised setting. 
 
EMS-226   EMT-Basic II & Lab, 3cr.
This is the 2nd of two courses designed to educate students to an entry level Emergency Medical Technician-Basic serving a vital link in the chain of the healthcare system.  When taking this course the student will learn proper procedures to demonstrate skills necessary for the individual to provide emergency medical care at the basic level. Instructional items covered during this are related to OB/GYN emergencies, bleeding shock and trauma will be covered in detail.  The combined lecture/lab course provides the student an opportunity to apply cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills in a supervised setting. 
 
EMS-612 Paramedic Spec. - Preparatory and Lab, 6 cr.
This is the first course in a six-course sequence to prepare the student in the roles and responsibilities of the paramedic. This course covers Module I of the DOT National Standard Curriculum for EMT Paramedics. This includes the roles and responsibilities of the paramedic, areas of medical, legal, and ethical issues; in addition, promotion of wellbeing, illness and injury prevention and how they pertain to the paramedic’s role will be discussed. Other areas covered will be general principles of pathophysiology; emergency pharmacology; medication administration, gaining venous access, therapeutic communications and life span development. The lab component of this course will include safe measures for lifting and moving patients, proper use of protective equipment and procedures for personal protection from disease, safe administration of medications and principles of venous access; all will be practiced and demonstrated. Principles of universal precautions will be emphasized throughout the course.
 
EMS-614 Paramedic Spec. - Trauma & Lab, 4 cr.
This is the third course in the Paramedic sequence. The course includes Module 4 (Trauma) of the DOT National Standard Curriculum for EMT Paramedics. Content will include mechanism of injury, and the skills and management of soft tissue and burn injuries, as well as head, neck, chest, abdominal and other musculoskeletal trauma. The lab component of the Paramedic Specialist - Trauma course includes assessment and management of patient with shock and hemorrhage, burns, soft tissue, spinal cord, thoracic, abdominal, and musculoskeletal injury which will be practiced and demonstrated using the Paramedic Specialist skills check list.
 
EMS-615 Paramedic Spec. - Clinical, 3 cr.
This course introduces the student to the policies and procedures of a hospital internship where skills learned in previous courses will be practiced while being supervised in various hospital departments.
 
EMS-616 Paramedic Spec. - Field, 3 cr.
This course introduces the student to a beginning ambulance field experience. Students will apply knowledge and skills learned in previous courses while completing supervised ambulance runs.
 
EMS-619   Airway & Patient Assessment, 4 cr.  
This course can only be taken after successful completion of Paramedic Specialist-Preparatory courses.  It is the second didactic and lab course in the Paramedic sequence.  The course includes Module 2 (Airway Management and Ventilation) and Module 3 (Patient Assessment) of the DOT National Standard Curriculum for EMT Paramedics.  Content will include advanced airway management physical assessment, field assessment, clinical decision making, documentation and the assessment and management of respiratory emergencies.  The lab component of this course includes skills in airway management and ventilation, history taking, techniques of physical examination, patient assessment, clinical decision making, communication and AHA ACLS.  All will be practiced and demonstrated.
 
EMS-624 Paramedic Spec -Special Consideration/Lab, 4 cr.
This is the sixth course in the Paramedic Specialist sequence. The course includes Module 6 (Special Considerations) of the DOT National Standard Curriculum for EMT Paramedics. Content includes the skills and knowledge necessary to assess and manage specific age population groups including neonatal, pediatric, gerontologic patients. Special situations including chronic care patients, those who have sustained abuse/assault, culturally diverse patients as well as those with physical, mental, social and financial challenges will also be addressed. The lab component of this course will be assessment and management of special situations including neonatal and pediatric resuscitation, elderly and physical and sexual abuse, this will be practiced and demonstrated using the Paramedic Specialist - Special Considerations skills check off list.
 
EMS-625 PS - Assess Based Mgnt/Oper/Lab, 4 cr.
This is the seventh course in the Paramedic Specialist sequence. The course includes Module 7 and 8 (Assessment Based Management and Operations) of the DOT National Standard Curriculum for EMT Paramedics. The course includes assessment and critical decision making using scenarios. Guidelines for safe medical transport, general incident management and mass casualty incident management, rescue and crime scene management, and hazardous materials incidents will also be covered. The lab component of this course will include the student assuming the role of team leader while managing common emergencies. Principles of triage and management of multiple casualty incidents, rescue operations, and hazardous materials incidents will be practiced and demonstrated. Students will also continue to work on completion of the Paramedic Specialist skills check list.
 
EMS-626 Paramedic Spec. - Clinical II, 4 cr.
This course is a continuation of a hospital internship all modules of the Paramedic Specialist courses must have been successfully completed before taking this course. With this course the skills learned in previous courses will be practiced while being supervised in various hospital departments.
 
EMS-627 Paramedic Spec - Field II, 4 cr.
This course is a continuation of a field internship all modules of the Paramedic Specialist courses must have been successfully completed before taking this course. This course is a continuation of the ambulance field experience. Students will apply knowledge and skills learned in previous courses while completing supervised ambulance runs.
 
EMS-628 Paramedic Spec. - Medical I and Lab, 6 cr. 
This is the fourth course in the Paramedic sequence. The course includes Module 5 (Medical - Units 1-3) of the DOT National Standard Curriculum for EMT Paramedics. Content will include the skills and knowledge necessary to assess and manage medical emergencies specifically pulmonary, cardiac, and neurological emergencies. The lab component of the Paramedic Specialist - Medical I course will include assessment and management of patients with pulmonary, cardiac, neurological emergencies and will be practiced and demonstrated using the Paramedic Specialist - Medical I, skills check list.
 
EMS-629 Paramedic Spec. - Medical II and Lab, 6 cr.
This is the fifth course in the Paramedic Specialist sequence. The course includes Module 5 (Medical - Units 4-14) of the DOT National Standard Curriculum for EMT Paramedics. Content will include the skills and knowledge necessary to assess and manage medical, obstetrical/gynecologic and behavioral/psychiatric emergencies. The lab component of this course will include assessment and management of patient with medical, obstetrical/gynecologic and behavioral/psychiatric emergencies and will be practiced and demonstrated using the Paramedic Specialist - Medical II skills check off list.
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