Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at New River Community College


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EMS 105 - Basic Medication Administration Procedures
Covers basic theory and practical application of medication and drug dosage, as well as calculations. Direct application to the functional performance of the EMT-Intermediate in the field and clinical settings is stressed.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
EMS 112 - Emergency Medical Technician-Basic I
Prepares student for certification as a Virginia and/or National Registry EMT-Basic. 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 Basic.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
4 credits
EMS 113 - Emergency Medical Technician-Basic II
Continues preparation of student for certification as a Virginia and/or National Registry EMT-Basic. Includes all aspects of pre-hospital basic life support as defined by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum for Emergency Medicine Technician Basic.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 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
EMS 120 Detailed Outline
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 153 - Basic ECG Recognition
Focuses on the interpretation of basic electrocardiograms (ECG) and their significance. Includes an overview of anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system including structure, function and electrical conduction in the heart. Covers advanced concepts that build on the knowledge and skills of basic dysrhythmia determination and introduction to 12 lead ECG.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
EMS 155 - ALS - Medical Care
Continues the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Intermediate and/or Paramedic curricula. Includes ALS pharmacology, drug and fluid administration with emphasis on patient assessment, differential diagnosis and management of multiple medical complaints. Includes, but are not limited to conditions relating to cardiac, diabetic, neurological, non-traumatic abdominal pain, environmental, behavioral, gynecology, and toxicological disease conditions. Prerequisites: Current EMT-B certification, EMS 151 and EMS 153.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
4 credits
EMS 157 - ALS - Trauma Care
Continues the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Intermediate and/or Paramedic curricula. Utilizes techniques which will allow the student to utilize the assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for the trauma patient. Prerequisites: Current EMT-B certification and EMS 151.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
EMS 159 - ALS - Special Populations
Continues the Virginia office of Emergency Medical Services Intermediate and/or Paramedic curricula. Focuses on the assessment and management of specialty patients including obstetrical, pediatric, and neonates.
2 lecture hours; 2 lab hours; 4 Hours per week
Pre reqs. EMS 151 and EMS 153; Pre or Co-reqs EMS 155
3 credits
EMS 159 Detailed Outline
EMS 170 - ALS Internship I
Begins the first in a series of clinical experiences providing supervised direct patient contact in appropriate patient care facilities in and out of hospitals. Includes but not limited to patient care units such as the Emergency Department, Critical Care units, Pediatric, Labor and Delivery, Operating Room, Trauma centers and various advanced life support units.
Laboratory 3-6 hours per week.
1-2 credits
EMS 172 - ALS Clinical Internship II
Continues with the second in a series of clinical experiences providing supervised direct patient contact in appropriate patient care facilities in and out of hospitals. Includes but not limited to patient care units such as the Emergency Department, Critical Care units, Pediatric, Labor and Delivery, Operating Room and Trauma Centers. Co-requisite: EMS 151.
Laboratory 3-6 hours per week.
1-2 credits
EMS 173 - ALS Field Intership II
Continues with the second in a series of field experiences providing supervised direct patient care in out-of-hospital advanced life support units.
Laboratory 3 hours per week.
1 credits
EMS 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits