Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) emphasizes the scope and magnitude of cardiovascular disease, causes of sudden death, and the effects of prudent heart living as a tool to reduce risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease. The skills component identifies and measures competence in one-person CPR, two-person CPR, infant and child CPR, and management of airway obstruction. Course completion cards are issued by the American Heart Association.
A skills approach in helping the student to intervene in any medical or traumatic emergency situation before the emergency personnel arrive. Emphasis is placed on care of the airway, CPR, control of bleeding, splinting and bandaging, AED use, and overall management.
Includes all required modules of the 1994 EMT Basic National Standard Curriculum. Assessment of patients, airway management, AED use, hemorrhage control, management of fractures, care of special injuries, emergency childbirth, environmental emergencies, transportation of the sick and injured, and radio communications.
Pre-hospital care and transportation of the sick and injured using principles of basic life support, correlated with emergency room experience. Time distributed between emergency room, ambulance, communications center, and interfacility transport vehicle.
Basic Emergency Medical Technician Skill Practicum. Designed to allow Basic EMT students extensive practice of required psychomotor skills.
Medical vocabulary including prefixes, suffixes and their etymological derivation. Proper pronunciation stressed as well as logic, grammar, and spelling.
Theory behind management of hazardous environment emergencies with some application of theory in a practical setting. Instruction on chemical and physical nature of hazardous materials relative to control of emergency situations involving chemical spills.
Selected topics in Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Response Training. May be repeated for credit when course content varies.
An overview of the human body and its systems. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of the functions of human systems and subsystems. Includes concepts of pathophysiology included in the 1998 DOT Paramedic Curriculum.
Introduction to pharmacology for the EMS professional. Includes drug classification, dosage calculations, routes and methods of administration, and IV access.
This course includes theoretical concepts and competencies outlined in the National EMS Education Standards for Advanced EMT's. Major topical areas include EMS Operations, Airway Management, Assessment and Management of the Medical and Trauma Patient, Pharmacology for the A-EMT, Public Health and Life Span Development, among others.
Preparatory course for ALS EMS students. Includes airway management, EMS Systems, therapeutic communications, responsibilities, injury prevention, and legal issues.
Rhythm interpretation in Lead II EKG. Rapid recognition, defibrillation and therapeutic management of potentially lethal rhythms and myocardial infarction. Twelve lead placement and basic recognition.
Advanced course with emphasis on specific drugs within classifications, drug names, actions, indications, contraindications, side effects, precautions, dosages, clinical applications and listings of prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.
Includes history taking, physical examination, clinical decision making, communications, documentation and assessment based management of medical and trauma patients.
Includes pulmonary and cardiology, including ACLS. Additional modules may be added in accordance with State and Department of Transportation guidelines.
This course is designed to integrate previously learned theory on advanced pre-hospital assessment, treatment and documentation of the medical and traumatic emergency patient. The course includes psychomotor skills and competencies outlined in the DOT's National EMS Education Standards for Advanced EMTs.
Includes trauma systems, mechanism of injury, management of hemorrhage, shock, burns, soft tissue, head and facial, spinal, thoracic, abdominal and musculoskeletal trauma.
Supervised clinical and field experiences emphasizing patient care in the hospital and out-of-hospital environments. Time distributed between hospital emergency departments, fire rescue departments, and ambulance services, among others.
The unique problems for the EMS provider when responding to women or children. Includes gynecology, obstetrics, abuse and assault, pediatrics and neonatology.
Directed study, under the guidance of a faculty advisor, of a topic in the fields of Emergency Medical Services or Emergency Response Training. Requires permission of Department Chair.
Includes special circumstances regarding geriatric patient, abuse and assault, patients with special challenges, acute interventions for the chronic care patient, ambulance operations, incident command, rescue, hazmat, and crime scene awareness.
Advanced skills practicum. Designed to integrate all previously learned theory, management concepts and behavioral objectives of the 1999 National Standard Paramedic training curriculum.
The first of two clinical internship courses required of paramedic students. Supervised clinical experiences emphasizing patient care in the hospital and outpatient clinical settings.
The second of two clinical internship courses required of paramedic students. Supervised clinical experiences emphasizing patient care in the hospital and outpatient clinical settings.
Supervised field experiences with an out of hospital advanced life support service emphasizing patient care and team leadership skills.
Course based on American Heart Association's ACLS Program. Includes in depth review of all cases required for a full ACLS course. Recommended for health care providers and health care provider students.
Selected topics in Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Response Training. Topics will vary according to needs and interests of students. Course may be repeated for credit when content varies.
Directed study, under the guidance of a faculty advisor, of a topic in the fields of Emergency Medical Services or Emergency Response Training. Requires the permission of department chair.
Culmination of paramedic education. Includes practical skills labs designed to prepare the graduate for state licensure exams. A final practical and written exam will be administered as a final evaluation of student progress.