Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at Germanna Community College


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EMS 111 - Emergency Medical Technician
Prepares student for certification as a Virginia and National Registry EMT. Focuses on all aspects of pre-hospital basic life support as defined by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum for Emergency Medicine Technician. Prerequisite: EMS 100/equivalent Co-requisite: EMS 120.
5 lecture hours; 4 lab hours; 9 hours per week
7 credits
EMS 120 - Emergency Medical Technician - Clinical
Provides supervised direct patient contact introducing the student to the assessment and emergency care of sick and injured patients. This course is a co-requisite for either EMS 111 or EMS 113, depending upon the program in which the student is participating.
Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
1 credits
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EMS 151 - Introduction to Advanced Life Support
Prepares the student for Virginia Enhanced certification eligibility and begins the sequence for National Registry Intermediate and/or Paramedic certification. Includes the theory and application of the following: foundations, human systems, pharmacology, overview of shock, venous access, airway management, patient assessment, respiratory emergencies, allergic reaction, and assessment based management. Conforms at a minimum to the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum. Co-requisite: EMS 170.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
4 credits
EMS 201 - EMS Professional Development
The purpose of this course is to prepare the EMS student to use community resources to facilitate personal and community wellness and fulfills the wellness and resource objectives of the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Intermediate curriculum.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: EMT/B Certification
3 credits
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EMS 205 - Advanced Pathophysiology
Focuses on the pathological processes of disease with emphasis on the anatomical and physiological alterations of the human body by systems. Includes diagnosis and management appropriate to the advanced health care provider in and out of the hospital environment.
Lecture 4 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
Prerequisite: EMT/B Certification
4 credits
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EMS 207 - Advanced Patient Assessment
Focuses on the principles of normal and abnormal physical exam. Emphasizes the analysis and interpretation of physiological data to assist in patient assessment and management. Applies principles during the assessment and management of trauma, medical, and specialty patients in laboratory environment.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits