Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medical Services
1003 Anatomy and Physiology for Pre-hospital Providers
beginning course for pre-hospital providers presenting human body structures and
function. Prerequisite: Admission to the EMS Program.
1053 First Responder
study of basic life support and emergency care to minimize further patient
injury until the arrival of pre-hospital care providers.
1104 Introduction to EMS and Patient Assessment
study of the emergency medical service system and patient assessment. Content
includes EMS systems/roles and responsibilities of the paramedic, well-being of
the paramedic, injury/illness prevention, medical/legal issues, ethics,
therapeutic assessment, clinical decision making, communications, and
documentation. Laboratory included. Prerequisite: Admission to the program.
1108 Basic Emergency Medical Technology
study of the role of the EMT, including CPR, triage, patient assessment,
treatment of shock, hemorrhage, unconscious patient, fractures, traumatic
injuries, medical emergencies, and light extrication. Field and hospital practicums are integral parts of the course.
1113 Pharmacology for Pre-hospital Providers
study of pathophysiology and emergency pharmacology, including actions of drugs
on body systems and nervous system effects. Laboratory included. Prerequisite:
1124 Advanced Skills in Emergency Medical Services
study of adult and pediatric medication administration, venous access
techniques, and airway management and ventilation skills. Laboratory and
clinical practicum included. Prerequisite: EMS 1003.
1141 Emergency Vehicle Operators Course
course presents the safe practices and operation of an emergency vehicle within
a variety of situations. Human aspects, acquired abilities, physical forces, and
state laws regarding safe vehicle operations are discussed. Vehicle performance
on a driving course is an integral part of this course.
1203 Field Operations
study of EMS field operations, including medical incident command, ambulance
operations, rescue operations, hazardous material incidents, and crime scene
awareness. Laboratory included. Prerequisite: EMS 1124.
1208 Intermediate Emergency Medical
study of patient treatment including IV fluid therapy, intubation and advanced
airway care. Advanced patient assessment and shock management also included.
Field and hospital practicums are integral parts of this course. Prerequisite:
1213 ECG Interpretation
study of the conduction system of the heart. Recognition of common non-lethal and
lethal cardiac dysrhythmias and ECG performance and interpretation. Laboratory
included. Prerequisite: Admission to program.
1225 Trauma Assessment and Management
study of trauma assessment and management emphasizing trauma systems, hemorrhage,
and shock; soft tissue trauma; burns; trauma to the head and face, spine,
thorax, abdomen, and musculoskeletal system. A Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support
(PHTLS) course is included. Laboratory and clinical practicum included.
Prerequisite: EMS 1124.
2104 Medical Emergencies
A study of the assessment and management of neurology, endocrinology, allergies
and anaphylaxis, gastroenterology, renal/urology, toxicology, hematology,
environmental conditions, infectious and communicable diseases, behavioral and
psychiatric disorders. Laboratory included. Prerequisite: EMS 1225.
2112 Special Needs in Emergency Medical
study of geriatrics, abuse and assault, patients with special challenges, and
acute interventions for chronic care patients. Assessment-based management of a
variety of common complaints is also discussed. Laboratory included.
Prerequisite: EMS 1225.
2125 Cardiac/Respiratory Emergencies
study of assessment and management of respiratory and cardiac related
emergencies. An Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course is included.
Laboratory and clinical practicum included. Prerequisite: EMS 1225.
2202 OB/GYN Emergencies
study of assessment and management of obstetrical and gynecological emergencies
common in emergency medical services. Laboratory included. Prerequisite: EMS 2125.
2224 Pediatric Emergencies
study of assessment and management of neonatal and pediatric emergencies common
in emergency medical services. A Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course
is included. Laboratory and clinical practicum included. Prerequisite: EMS 2125.
2244 EMS Leadership
capstone course for degree-seeking students integrates all didactic, psychomotor
skills, and clinical instruction presented throughout the program to demonstrate
entry-level paramedic ability. Classroom hours will focus on clinical
decision making and communication skills. Supervised hospital and field clinical
experiences are an integral part of this course. This course includes experience
with EMS field supervisors to emphasize leadership and management
decision-making skills. Clinical practicum included. Prerequisite: EMS 2125.