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Emergency Medical Services

EMS 1003 Anatomy and Physiology for Pre-hospital Providers
A beginning course for pre-hospital providers presenting human body structures and function. Prerequisite: Admission to the EMS Program.
EMS 1053 First Responder
A study of basic life support and emergency care to minimize further patient injury until the arrival of pre-hospital care providers. (Formerly PMT 1053)
EMS 1103 Introduction to EMS and Patient Assessment*
A 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, medical/legal issues, ethics, therapeutic assessment, communications, and documentation. Laboratory included. Prerequisite: BIOL 2215.
EMS 1108 Basic Emergency Medical Technology
A 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. (Formerly PMT 1108)
EMS 1113 Pharmacology for Pre-hospital Providers
A study of pathophysiology and emergency pharmacology, including actions of drugs on body systems and nervous system effects. Laboratory included. Prerequisite: EMS 1003.
EMS 1124 Advanced Skills in Emergency Medical Services
A study of adult and pediatric medication administration, venous access techniques, and airway management and ventilation skills. Laboratory and clinical practicum included. Prerequisite: EMS 1003.
EMS 1141 Emergency Vehicle Operators Course
This 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. (Formerly PMT 1141)
EMS 1203 Field Operations
A 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.
EMS 1208 Intermediate Emergency Medical Technology
A 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: EMS 1108. (Formerly PMT 1208)
EMS 1213 ECG Interpretation
A 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 the EMS program.
EMS 1225 Trauma Assessment and Management
A 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.
EMS 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.
EMS 2112 Special Needs in Emergency Medical Services
A 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.
EMS 2115 Special Patient Population*
A study of geriatrics, abuse and assault, patients with special challenges, and acute interventions for chronic care patients; a study of the assessment and management of neonatal and pediatric emergencies common in emergency medical services. A Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course is included. Assessment-based management of a variety of common complaints is also discussed. Laboratory and clinical practicum included. Prerequisite: EMS 1203, EMS 1213, EMS 1225.
EMS 2125 Cardiac/Respiratory Emergencies
A 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.
EMS 2202 OB/GYN Emergencies
A study of assessment and management of obstetrical and gynecological emergencies common in emergency medical services. Laboratory included. Prerequisite: EMS 2125.
EMS 2212 Physician Internship*
Supervised internship with the program Medical Director or their designee. This clinical experience is designed to allow the Medical Director to evaluate the ability of the paramedic student to think critically and to make sound clinical judgement. Field Experience Required, Permission Required.
EMS 2224 Pediatric Emergencies
A 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.
EMS 2241 EMS Leadership*
A study of the management processes and leadership of styles of leaders in Emergency Medical Services with an emphasis on the necessary components in the develoment of an EMS service. A portion of the course will focus on preparing the student to successfully complete the National Registry of EMT's practical skills exam. This serves as the Capstone course for the EMS degree program.
EMS 2245 EMS Internship*
This clinical practicum experience is designed to give the paramedic student supervised field experience under the direction of a licensed paramedic. The student will be expected to perform paramedic level skills and exhibit entry level paramedic decision-making abilities in the prehospital setting. Field Experience Required. Permisson Required.

 


*Pending approval by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.