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EMS 90 - 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 93 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
EMS 95 - 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 96 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
EMS 97 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
EMS 98 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
EMS 99 - 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 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 115 - Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Refresher
Provides 36 clock hours of instruction to meet Virginia Office of EMS requirements for recertification at the EMT-Basic level.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 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 121 - Preparatory Foundations
Introduces fundamental concepts established by the National Emergency Medical Service Education Standards (NEMSES) for Advanced EMT and Paramedic curricula. Includes EMS systems, introduction to research, workforce safety and wellness, EMS system communications, introduction to public health, legal and ethical issues.
Lecture 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS
2 credits
EMS 123 - EMS Clinical Preparation
Introduces the student to local clinical agencies and prepares the student for clinical activities above the level of EMT. Includes prerequisites required by clinical affiliates, therapeutic communication, primary assessment, history taking, secondary assessment, reassessment, monitoring devices and documentation.
Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS
1 credits
EMS 125 - Basic Pharmacology
Prepares students to demonstrate competency concerning basic principles of pharmacology, drug dosage calculations and medication administration. Introduces medications listed in the Advanced EMT (AEMT) scope of practice.
Lecture 1 hour. Total 1 hour per week.
Prerequisite: Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS Corequisite: EMS 126
1 credits
EMS 126 - Basic Pharmacology Lab
Focuses on the safe administration of medications in the emergency setting. Includes drug dose calculation and covers multiple routes of administration including oral, intramuscular, subcutaneous, intravenous, and intraosseous and other methods within the scope of practice for the emergency care provider.
Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS Corequisite: EMS 125
1 credits
EMS 127 - Airway, Shock and Resuscitation
Introduces concepts associated with pre-hospital emergency care of the individual experiencing airway difficulty or in need of resuscitation or shock management.
Lecture 1 hour. Total 1 hour per week.
Prerequisite: Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS Corequisite: EMS 128
1 credits
EMS 128 - Airway, Shock and Resuscitation Lab
Focuses on specific skills related to airway, resuscitation and shock management.
Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS Corequisite: EMS 127
1 credits
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 135 - Emergency Medical Care
Prepares the student to assess and manage patients with common medical emergencies.
Lecture 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128 Corequisite: EMS 136
2 credits
EMS 136 - Emergency Medical Care Lab
Focuses on specific skills related to the assessment and management of common medical emergencies.
Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128 Corequisite: EMS 135
1 credits
EMS 137 - Trauma Care
Prepares the student to assess and manage injured patients, developing his/her problem-solving ability in the treatment of trauma involving various body systems.
Lecture 1 hour. Total 1 hour per week.
Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128 Corequisite: EMS 138
1 credits
EMS 138 - Trauma Care Lab
Focuses on the skills required for the assessment and management of patients with traumatic injury.
Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128 Corequisite: EMS 137
1 credits
EMS 139 - Special Populations
Focuses on the pre-hospital assessment and management of patients in a specific population including pediatrics, geriatrics, obstetrics/gynecology (OB/GYN), bariatric, abuse, sexual assault and special needs.
Lecture 1 hour. Total 1 hour per week.
Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128 Corequisite: EMS 140
1 credits
EMS 140 - Special Populations Lab
Develops skills related to the assessment and management of patients in a specific population including pediatrics, geriatrics, obstetrics/gynecology (OB/GYN), bariatric, abuse, sexual assault and special needs.
Laboratory 2 hour. Total 2 hours per week.
Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128 Corequisite: EMS 139
1 credits
EMS 141 - Cardiovascular Care
Focuses on assessment and management of cardiac-related emergencies. Covers basic dysrhythmia recognition and relates it to overall cardiac patient care.
Lecture 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128 Corequisite: EMS 142
2 credits
EMS 142 - Cardiovascular Care Lab
Focuses on skills involved in the assessment and management of cardiac-related
Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2 hour per week.
Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128 Corequisite EMS 141
1 credits
EMS 145 - EMS Responses to Specialized Incidents
Presents the EMS response and mitigation of specialized incidents such as hazardous materials, Weapons of Mass Destruction, natural disasters, and other specialized multi-casualty incidents.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
EMS 146 - Medical Aspects of Hazardous Materials
Introduces the student to more specific medical emergencies associated with hazardous materials. Includes the toxic syndromes, common toxins in the local area, plus a special emphasis on weapons of mass destruction and what they mean for today's EMS provider.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
EMS 150 - Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)
Prepares students to build upon content in the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) curriculum and demonstrate competency in specific advanced skills and knowledge.
Lecture 5 hours. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 9 hours per week.
Prerequisite: EMS 170
7 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 152 - Advanced EMT Completion
Continues the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Advanced, Intermediate and/or Paramedic curricula. Includes patient assessment, differential diagnosis and management of multiple complaints. Includes, but are not limited to conditions relating to diabetic, neurological, abdominal pain, environmental, behavioral, gynecology, and toxicological disease conditions. Also includes Advanced EMT level cardiac, trauma and special population topics.
Credits 2. Lecture 1 hour. Lab 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite - Current EMT Certification and EMS 151. Co-requisite - EMS 151
2 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 154 - ALS Cardiac Care
Continues the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Intermediate and/or Paramedic curricula. Includes Advanced Life Support (ALS) airway management, electrical therapy, pharmacology, drug and fluid administration with emphasis on patient assessment, differential diagnosis and management of cardiovascular emergencies. It will incorporate the current American Heart Association (AHA) - ACLS guidelines and curriculum including stroke management.
Credits 2. Lecture 1 hour. Lab 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Pre/Co-requisites: EMS 153.
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 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
EMS 163 - Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
Prepares for certification as a Prehospital Trauma Life Support provider as defined by the American College of Surgeons. Prerequisites: EMS 111 or equivalent.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
EMS 164 - Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)
Covers current topics of care for adult patients suffering extensive medical conditions and emergencies, and offers certification as an Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) as defined by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT).
Lecture 1 hour. Total 1 hour per week.
1 credits
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 167 - Emergency Pediatrics Course (EPC)
Provides a unique approach to pediatric medical care, offering assessment techniques that can help EMS practitioners rapidly and accurately assess pediatric patients to determine which situations may be life threatening and require immediate intervention. Offers certification as defined by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT).
Lecture 1 hour. Total 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 169 - Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Prepares the student for certification as a pediatric advanced life support provider as defined by the American Heart Association. 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 175 - Paramedic Clinical Experience I
Introduces students to live patient assessment and management in the clinical setting. Begins a continuum of learning involving live patients that leads to entry-level competence at the paramedic level.
Laboratory 6 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128
2 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 193 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
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 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
EMS 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
EMS 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
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 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
EMS 202 - Paramedic Pharmacology
Focuses on advanced pharmacological interventions, medications and their effects.
Lecture 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
Prerequisites: EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 135, EMS 136, EMS 137, EMS 138, EMS 139, EMS 140, EMS 141, EMS 142
2 credits
EMS 203 - Advanced Patient Care
Focuses on the comprehensive assessment and management of patients in out-of-hospital and inter-facility scenarios. Content is centered on problem-solving through integration of didactic, psychomotor and affective curricula.
Lecture 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
Prerequisites: EMS 135, EMS 136, EMS 137, EMS 138, EMS 139, EMS 140, EMS 141, EMS 142 Corequisite: EMS 204
2 credits
EMS 204 - Advanced Patient Care Lab
Focuses on the comprehensive assessment and management of out-of-hospital and inter-facility patients using scenario-based learning.
Laboratory 4 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
Prerequisites: EMS 135, EMS 136, EMS 137, EMS 138, EMS 139, EMS 140, EMS 141, EMS 142 Corequisite: EMS 203
2 credits
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
EMS 206 - Pathophysiology for the Health Professions
Focuses on the pathological processes of disease with emphasis on the anatomical and physiological alterations of the human body systems. Includes diagnosis and management appropriate to the advanced health care provider in and out of the hospital environment.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites: BIO 145 or BIO 141-142 combination
3 credits
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
EMS 209 - Advanced Pharmacology
Focuses on the principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and drug administration. Includes drug legislation, techniques of medication administration, and principles of math calculations. Emphasizes drugs used to manage respiratory, cardiac, neurological, gastrointestinal, fluid and electrolyte and endocrine disorders and includes classification, mechanism of action, indications, contraindications, precautions, and patient education. Incorporates principles related to substance abuse and hazardous materials. Applies principles during the assessment and management of trauma, medical, and specialty patients in a laboratory environment.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
4 credits
EMS 210 - EMS Operations
Focuses on matters related to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operations, incident and scene safety and awareness, triage, multiple and mass casualty incident operations and medical incident management (command and control of EMS incidents).
Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
Prerequisites: EMS 135, EMS 136, EMS 137, EMS 138, EMS 139, EMS 140, EMS 141, EMS 142
1 credits
EMS 211 - Operations
Prepares the student in the theory and application of the following: medical incident command, rescue awareness and operations, hazardous materials incidents, and crime scene awareness. (Conforms to the current Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum for EMT-Paramedics.)
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
2 credits
EMS 212 - Leadership and Professional Development
Focuses on the development of leadership within the field of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), topics include civic engagement, personal wellness, resource management, ethical considerations in leadership and research.
Lecture 1 hour. Total 1 hour per week.
Prerequisites: EMS 135, EMS 136, EMS 137, EMS 138, EMS 139, EMS 140, EMS 141, EMS 142
1 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 215 - Registry Review
Reviews material covered in the intermediate/paramedic program. Prepares the student for National Registry testing.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
EMS 216 - Paramedic Review
Provides the student with intensive review for the practical and written portions of the National Registry Paramedic exam. May be repeated once, for credit.
Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
1 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 247 - Paramedic Clinical Experience II
Continues the student experience with live patient assessment and management in the clinical setting. It is the second step in a continuum of learning involving live patients that leads to entry-level competence at the paramedic level.
Laboratory 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites: EMS 135, EMS 136, EMS 137, EMS 138, EMS 139, EMS 140, EMS 141, EMS 142, EMS 175
1 credits
EMS 248 - Paramedic Comprehensive Field Experience
Expands the student experience with live patient assessment and management into the field setting. It is the third step in a continuum of learning involving live patients that leads to entry-level competence at the paramedic level.
Laboratory 6 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
Prerequisites: EMS 135, EMS 136, EMS 137, EMS 138, EMS 139, EMS 140, EMS 141, EMS 142, EMS 175
2 credits
EMS 249 - Paramedic Capstone Internship
Provides summative evaluation of the Paramedic student in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains.
Laboratory 6 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
Prerequisites: EMS 202, EMS 203, EMS 204, EMS 206, EMS 247, EMS 248
2 credits
EMS 253 - ALS Refresher
Reviews material covered in the ALS programs. Meets all required criteria for recertification eligibility.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
4 credits
EMS 255 - Concepts in Critical Care
Prepares the paramedic or RN to become a critical care specialist, capable of managing the care of a critical care patient both in a hospital setting or during a high risk inter - facility transfer. Includes advanced concepts that build on the knowledge and skills of the paramedic and/or nursing curricula, as well as topics need to trouble shoot complex monitoring devices and equipment. Includes anatomy and physiology based clinical assessment, advanced airway management to include mechanical ventilators, diagnostics data interpretation, bedside hemodynamic monitoring, 12 lead EKG interpretation and hemodialysis care.
Lecture 4 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
5 credits
EMS 256 - 12 Lead ECG Interpretation
Prepares student to interpret 12 lead electrocardiograms and recognize acute myocardial injury as well as infarct imitators. Includes lead placement, collection of the 12 lead ECG, review of cardiac anatomy and physiology, electrical conduction through the heart, common dysrhythmias, pathophysiology of AMI and infarct imitators. Includes field treatment of the acute coronary syndrome.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 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 293 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
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 296 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
EMS 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
EMS 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
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