Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

EMS 1220 Emergency Medical Technician Basic 1

[3 credit hours]

Emergency Medical Technicians are entry level health care providers of emergency medical services. EMTs are clinicians, trained to respond quickly to emergency situations regarding medical issues, traumatic injuries and accident scenes. This course provides fundamental knowledge and training across the breadth of Emergency Medical Services (EMS).This is part one of 3 sections needed for licensure. Successful completion of EMT-B1, EMT B2 and EMT Field Experience courses makes student eligible for state and national certification.

Term Offered: Fall

EMS 1230 Emergency Medical Technician Basic 2

[3 credit hours]

Emergency Medical Technicians are entry level health care providers of emergency medical services. EMTs are clinicians, trained to respond quickly to emergency situations regarding medical issues, traumatic injuries and accident scenes. This course provides fundamental knowledge and training across the breadth of Emergency Medical Services (EMS).This is part two of 3 courses needed for licensure. Successful completion of EMT-B1, EMT B2 and EMT Field Experience courses makes student eligible for state and national certification.

Prerequisites: EMS 1220 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring

EMS 1240 Emergency Medical Technician Field Experience

[1 credit hour]

Emergency Medical Technicians are entry level health care providers of emergency medical services. EMTs are clinicians, trained to respond quickly to emergency situations regarding medical issues, traumatic injuries and accident scenes. This course provides fundamental knowledge and training across the breadth of Emergency Medical Services (EMS).This is part 3 of 3 sections needed for licensure. This is to be arranged with instructors and clinical coordinator during EMT-B1 OR EMT-B2. Successful completion of EMT-B1, EMT B2 and EMT Field Experience courses makes student eligible for state and national certification.

Corequisites: EMS 1230

Term Offered: Spring

EMS 1300 Anatomy & Physiology for the Prehospital Provider

[4 credit hours]

The systemic approach to anatomy and physiology is presented to the student. The knowledge is a fundamental portion of the education of any health care provider and is paramount for successful practice as an EMS provider. Under the current national paramedic curriculum, it has become necessary to expose students to a broader range of information. It will be the focus of this course to better equip the student with structure and function of the human body that will allow a student to recognize the homeostatic state.

Term Offered: Summer

EMS 1310 Paramedic I

[10 credit hours]

This is the first of three courses that provide training for students to become certified paramedics. The course covers a variety of preparatory topics such as legal considerations, assessment, pharmacology, venous access, medication administration, EKG interpretation, and assessment/management of cardiovascular emergencies. It also incorporates hands-on application thru skill labs, simulation, and direct patient contact in a clinical environment. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible enroll in Paramedic II. In addition to EMS Basic EMT certification, an applicant for this course must have successfully completed an approved Anatomy class and an EMS Program Entrance Examination.

Term Offered: Fall

EMS 1320 Paramedic II

[10 credit hours]

This is the second of three courses that provide training for students to become certified paramedics. This course covers a variety of medical emergencies (ie: respiratory, neurology, endocrinology, etc.) as well as obstetric and gynecological emergencies, childbirth and neonatology, assessment and management of various conditions that involve pediatrics and geriatrics. It also incorporates hands-on application thru skill labs, simulation, and direct patient contact in a clinical environment. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible enroll in Paramedic III.

Prerequisites: EMS 1310 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring

EMS 1330 Paramedic III

[10 credit hours]

This is the last of three courses that provide training for students to become certified paramedics. This course will complete the remaining paramedic curriculum with Operational topics such as Rescue, Mass Casualties, etc. The student will also finish all necessary field and clinical requirements, and must demonstrate "street readiness" while completing EMS field Internship hours. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to take the National Registry Examination for certification as a Paramedic.

Prerequisites: EMS 1320 with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Summer