EMT 110
Basic EMT I
First in a sequence of seven courses to prepare the student as a Basic EMT. Emphasis is placed on didactic material including: EMT roles; ethics; medical terminology; patient assessment; airway management; soft tissue injuries; head, chest, and abdominal injuries; and proper use of equipment in the delivery of basic emergency care. Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the EMT-Basic Certificate Program; BIOL 104 (may be taken concurrently); ENGL- 101 (may be taken concurrently). Co-requisites: EMT-120.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

EMT 120
Basic EMT II
Second in a sequence of seven courses to prepare the student as a Basic EMT. Emphasis is placed on practical skills which includes: patient assessment; bandaging; splinting; backboarding; oxygen delivery equipment; CPR; and airway management in the delivery of basic emergency care. Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the EMT Certificate Program; BIOL-104 (may be taken concurrently); ENGL-101 (may be taken concurrently). Co-requisite: EMT-110.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

EMT 130
Ambulance Driving
This course provides the EMT student with practical knowledge and experience to safely operate an ambulance. Course topics include safety strategies, operational laws, defensive driving techniques, and specialized driving maneuvers. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the EMT-Basic Certificate Program; EMT-110 (with a "C" or better grade); EMT-120 (with a "C" or better grade); BIOL-104 (may be taken concurrently); ENGL-101 (may be taken concurrently). Co-requisite: EMT-140.
Credit Hrs: 1.00  Contact Hrs: 2.00

EMT 140
Field Rescue
A course to provide EMT students with skills in light and heavy vehicle extrication, industrial rescue techniques, extrication from farm machinery, and other specialized rescue techniques. Emphasis is placed on patient and rescuer safety. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the EMT-Basic Certificate Program; EMT-110 (with a "C" or better grade); EMT-120 (with a "C" or better grade); BIOL-104 (may be taken concurrently); ENGL-101 (may be taken concurrently). Co-requisite: EMT-130.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

EMT 150
Basic EMT III
The fifth in a sequence of seven courses to prepare the student as a Basic EMT. Emphasis is placed on didactic material including: the recognition and management of environmental and medical emergencies; verbal, written and radio communications; triage; emergency childbirth; and pediatric emergencies. Prerequisites: EMT-130 (with a "C" or better grade); EMT-140 (with a "C" or better grade); COMM-103 (may be taken concurrently); PSYC-201 (may be taken concurrently). Co-requisite: EMT-160.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

EMT 160
Basic EMT IV
The sixth course in a sequence of seven to prepare the student as a Basic EMT. Emphasis is placed on the overall delivery of basic emergency care through simulated emergencies. Prerequisite(s):EMT-130 (with a "C" or better grade); EMT-140 (with a "C" or better grade); COMM-103 (may be taken concurrently); PSYC-201 (may be taken concurrently). Co-requisite: EMT-150.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

EMT 170
Basic EMT Clinic
The final course in a sequence of seven to prepare the student as a basic EMT. Includes required OSHA standards, hospital clinicals, ambulance clinicals, and a community service component. Classroom time enhances assessment, history taking skills, and report writing. Prerequisite(s): EMT-150 (with a grade of "C" or better); EMT-160 (with grade of "C" or better); COMM-103 (can be taken concurrently); PSYC-201 (can be taken concurrently).
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 6.00

PMED 212
Paramedic I
This course provides information about the pre-hospital management of medical conditions at the advanced life support level. Emphasis is placed on pathophysiology, recognition of signs and symptoms, review of basic life support management techniques, anatomy and physiology, patient assessment, and strategies for advanced life support care. Prerequisite: Acceptance into Paramedic Associate in Applied Science following the course sequence and "C" or better in all program courses. Co-requisite: PMED 220, PMED 230, PMED 242, PMED 250.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

PMED 217
Paramedic II
This course incorporates previous knowledge gained in PMED 212 and gives the student instruction on prehospital emergencies including: assessment and management of trauma and medical patients, environmental conditions, principles of triage, management of mass casualty incidents, and telecommunications. Prerequisite: Acceptance into Paramedic Associate in Applied Science following the course sequence and a "C" or better in all program courses. Co-Requisite: PMED 225, PMED 235, PMED 247, PMED 255.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

PMED 220
Paramedic Cardiology I
This course provides the paramedic student with information about cardiovascular anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and electrophysiology. Emphasis is placed on rhythm interpretation, recognition of life threatening arrhythmias, electrical intervention and other pre-hosptial patient management strategies. Prerequisite: Acceptance into Paramedic Associate in Applied Science following the course sequence and "C" or better in all program courses. Co-requisite-PMED 210, PMED 230, PMED 240, PMED 250.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 2.00

PMED 225
Paramedic Cardiology II
This course builds on PMED 220 as a basis for more advanced arrhythmia interpretation. Management of cardiac arrest including, medications, cardioversion, transcutaneous pacing, and defibrillation will be a major emphasis. Pacemakers, 12-lead ECG interpretation, and other advanced procedures, and arrhythmias will be presented. Application of theory, judgement, and decision-making strategies are evaluated. Prerequisite- Acceptance into Paramedic Associate in Applied Science following the course sequence and "C" or better in all program courses. Co-Requisite: PMED 215, PMED 235, PMED 245, PMED 255.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 2.00

PMED 230
Paramedic Pharmacology I
Provides the student with information necessary for the preparation, calculation of doses, and administration of drugs used in the pre-hospital setting, including classification, action, use, and side effects. Information about other commonly prescribed drugs is also provided. Prerequisite: Acceptance into Paramedic Associate in Applied Science following the course sequence and "C" or better in all program courses. Co-requisite-PMED 210, PMED 220, PMED 240, PMED 250.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 2.00

PMED 235
Paramedic Pharmacology II
This course provides the paramedic student with additional in-depth information on Advanced Cardiac Life Support drugs including classification, action, use, and side effect. Information about other commonly used and prescribed drugs is also provided. Prerequisite- Acceptance into Paramedic Associate in Applied Science following the course sequence and "C" or better in all program courses. Co-Requisite: PMED 215, PMED 225, PMED 245, PMED 255.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 2.00

PMED 242
Paramedic Skills I
This course provides paramedic skills required for advanced life support and provides the opportunity to apply theory to field practice in a discussion and skills lab setting. Skills will be demonstrated, practiced during supervised labs, and tested for competency. Students are also evaluated in the management of simulated emergencies. Prerequisites: Acceptance into Paramedic Associate in Applied Science following the course sequence and "C" or better in all program courses. Corequisite(s): PMED 212, PMED 220, PMED 230, PMED 250.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 6.00

PMED 247
Paramedic Skills II
This course is a continuation of PMED 242 with the introduction of additional skills and continued application of theory. Measurement criteria for skills competencies becomes more stringent and students must become competent in all paramedic skills in preparation for the field internship component. Students are also evaluated in the management of simulated emergencies. Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into Paramedic Associate in Applied Science following the course sequence and "C" or better in all program courses. Co-Requisite: PMED 217, PMED 225, PMED 235, PMED 255.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 6.00

PMED 250
Paramedic Clinical I
This course provides clinical experience for paramedic students in areas including nursing home; hospital units such as the emergency department, critical care units, obstetrics, pediatrics, and psychiatric units; and designated EMS agencies under the supervision of licensed paramedics. Prerequisite: Acceptance into Paramedic Associate in Applied Science following the course sequence and "C" or better in all program courses. Co-requisite: PMED 212, PMED 220, PMED 230, PMED 242.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 9.00

PMED 255
Paramedic Clinical II
This course continues from PMED 250 and provides clinical experience for paramedic students in areas including hospital units such as emergency departments, critical care units, obstetrics, pediatrics, surgery, and designated EMS agencies under the supervision of licensed paramedics. Prerequisite: Acceptance into Paramedic Associate in Applied Science following the course sequence and "C" or better in all program courses. Co-requisite: PMED 217, PMED 225, PMED 235, PMED 247.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 9.00

PMED 270
Paramedic Internship
This course provides a 280 hour field internship component with an advanced life support agency. Students are assigned to a paramedic training officer to provide total patient care and other professional duties under direct supervision with continuous evaluation of the student's progress. Oversight is provided by the Faculty and Medical Director.Prerequisite: Acceptance into Paramedic Associate in Applied Science following the course sequence and "C" or better in all program courses. Co-Requisite: PMED 280, PMED 281, PMED 282.
Credit Hrs: 7.00  Contact Hrs: 7.00

PMED 280
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
The Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course is designed to provide instruction with a focus on highlighting the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. This course utilizes both didactic and simulation methodologies to provide coverage of cardiac emergencies and commonly encountered dysrhythmias in additon to airway management and management of patients with acute cerebral vascular pathology (stroke) and the initial care, management and related pharmacology in both the pre and in-hospital settings. This course provides teaching and evaluation in keeping with standards of care and current guidelines as set forth by the American Heart Association. Prerequisite: Acceptance into Paramedic Associate in Applied Science following the course sequence and "C" or better in all program courses, or permission of the Instructor. Co-Requisite: PMED 270, PMED 281, PMED 282
Credit Hrs: 1.00  Contact Hrs: 1.00

PMED 282
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course is designed to provide an opportunity for development of the necessary knowledge and skills needed to recognize and treat critically ill infants and children. A combination of didactic and simulation methodologies is utilized to emphasize a team approach in the emergency management of pediatric patients approaching or already in respiratory or cardiac arrest, from the early minutes through patient stabilization and/or the transport phases of pediatric emergency, in or out of the hospital. This course provides teaching and evaluation in keeping with standards of care and current guidelines as set forth by the American Heart Association. Prerequisite: Acceptance into Paramedic Associate in Applied Science following the course sequence and "C" or better in all program courses or permission of the Instructor. Co-Requisite: PMED 270, PMED 280, PMED 281
Credit Hrs: 1.00  Contact Hrs: 1.00

PMED 285
International Trauma Life Support
International Trauma Life Support course is designed specifically for trauma care providers who are the first to assess and initiate treatment for the trauma patient. This course combines basic and advanced training that utilizes both didactic and simulation methodologies. This course provides complete training for the skills needed for rapid assessment, resuscitation, stabilization and transport of trauma patients. This course provides teaching and evaluation in keeping with standards of care and current guidelines as set forth by the International Trauma Support organization. Prerequisites: Acceptance into Paramedic Associate in Applied Science following the course sequence and "C" or better in all program courses or permission of the instructor. Co-requisite: PMED 270, PMED 280, PMED 282.
Credit Hrs: 1.00  Contact Hrs: 1.00

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