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EMS 100 - CPR for Healthcare Providers
Provides instruction in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation that meets current Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation education for Healthcare Providers. Equivalent to HLT 105.
Lecture 1 hours per week.
1 credits
EMS 101 - EMS First Responder
Provides education in the provision of emergency medical care for persons such as Police, non-EMS Fire personnel, industrial personnel and the general public who are likely to be the first medically trained personnel on the scene of an injury or illness. Meets current Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum for First Responder. Equivalent to HLT 119.
Lecture 3 hour per week.
3 credits
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 110 - Emergency Vehicle Operator's Course (EVOC)
Prepares the student for certification in the operation of various emergency vehicles. Teaches proper operating procedures in both emergency and non-emergency situations.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
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 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
View EMS 120 Course Content Summary
EMS 132 - Vehicle Rescue
Educates Fire and EMS personnel in basic vehicle rescue. Teaches safe and proficient techniques for using air, manual and hydraulic tools.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
EMS 133 - Rope Rescue I
Educates the student in rope use, repelling, self-rescue, basic rigging, and victim access. Emphasizes safe and effective rigging procedures.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
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
View EMS 159 Course Content Summary
EMS 161 - International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)
Offers instruction for students in current topics of care for trauma patients and offers certification as a International Trauma Life Support Provider (ITLS) as defined by the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Lecture 1 hour per week, 1 Contact hour.
Current Emergency Medical Technician (EMT, EMT-E, EMT-I, EMT-P) certification/ licensure ,or other associated healthcare field.
1 credits
View EMS 161 Course Content Summary
EMS 165 - Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Prepares for certification as an Advanced Cardiac Life provider. Follows course as defined by the American Heart Association. Prerequisites: EMS 100, 153 or equivalent.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
EMS 168 - Emergency Pediatric Care (PEPP)
Prepares the student for certification as a prehospital pediatric care provider as defined by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Covers primary assessment and emergency care of infants and children.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
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 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 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
EMS 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
EMS 213 - ALS Skills Development
Utilizes reinforcement and remediation of additional advanced life support skills, as needed.
Laboratory 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
EMS 240 - ALS Internship II
Continues clinical and/or field 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 hours per week.
1 credits
EMS 242 - ALS Clinical Internship III
Continues with the third 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 243 - ALS Field Internship III
Continues with the third in a series of field experiences providing supervised direct patient care in out-of-hospital advanced life support units.
Laboratory 3-6 hours per week.
1-2 credits
EMS 244 - ALS Clinical Intership IV
The fourth in a series of clinical experiences providing 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. May be repeated as necessary.
Laboratory 3-6 hours per week.
1-2 credits
EMS 245 - ALS Field Intership IV
Continues with the fourth in a series of field experiences providing supervised direct patient care in out-of-hospital advanced life support units. May be repeated as necessary.
Laboratory 3-6 hours per week.
1-2 credits
EMS 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
EMS 295 - 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
EMS 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits