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EMT 100

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 1 cr
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.

EMT 110

First Responder 3 cr
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, and overall management.

EMT 200

Basic Emergency Care

6 cr
Includes all required modules of the 1994 EMT Basic National Standard Curriculum Patient assessment, airway management, hemorrhage control, management of fractures, care of special injuries, emergency childbirth, environmental emergencies, transportation of the sick and injured, and radio communications. Prerequisite: AHA BLS for Health Care Providers. Corequisite: EMT 205.

EMT 205

Basic Emergency Clinical Internship

1 cr
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.

EMT 206

Basic Skills Laboratory

1 cr
Basic Emergency Medical Technician Skill practicum. Designed to allow Basic EMT students extensive practice of required psychomotor skills.

EMT 210

Medical Terminology

3 cr
Medical vocabulary including prefixes, suffixes and their etymological derivation. Proper pronunciation stressed as well as logic, grammar, and spelling.

EMT 290

Special Topics

1-3 cr
Selected topics in Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Response Training. May be repeated for credit when course content varies.

EMT 310

Human Systems and the Disease Process

3 cr
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 1999 DOT paramedic curriculum.

EMT 315

EMS Pharmacology I

3 cr
Introduction to pharmacology for the EMS professional. Includes drug classification, drug calculations, routes and methods of administration, and IV access.

EMT 335

Essentials of Paramedicine

3 cr
Preparatory course for ALS EMS students. Includes airway management, EMS Systems, therapeutic communications, roles and responsibilities, injury prevention, and legal issues.

EMT 340

Introduction to EMS Cardiology

3 cr
Rhythm interpretation in Lead II EKG. Rapid recognition, defibrillation and/or therapeutic management of potentially lethal rhythms and myocardial infarction. Twelve lead placement and basic recognition.

EMT 345

EMS Pharmacology II

3 cr
Emphasis on specific drugs within classifications, drug names, actions, indications, contraindications, side effects, precautions, dosages, clinical applications and listings of prescription and over-the-counter medications.

EMT 350

Patient Assessment and Management

3 cr
Includes history taking, physical examination, clinical decision making, communications, documentation and assessment-based management of medical and trauma patients.

EMT 355

Paramedic Emergency Care I

3 cr
Includes pulmonology and cardiology, including ACLS. Additional modules may be added in accordance with State and Department of Transportation standards and guidelines.

EMT 365

Advanced Trauma Management

3 cr
Includes trauma systems, mechanism of injury, management of hemorrhage, shock, burns, soft tissue, head and facial, spinal, thoracic, abdominal and musculoskeletal trauma.

EMT 375

EMS Response to Women and Children

3 cr
The unique problems for the EMS Provider when responding to women or children. Includes gynecology, obstetrics, abuse and assault, pediatrics and neonatology.

EMT 394

Directed Studies

1-3 cr
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.

EMT 425

Paramedic Emergency Care II

3 cr
Includes all medical emergency modules of the 1999 National Standard Paramedic curriculum not included in EMT 355 and EMT 375.

EMT 440

EMS Operations and Special Considerations

3 cr
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.

EMT 455

Paramedic Skills Lab

3 cr
Advanced out-of-hospital practicum. Designed to integrate all previously learned theory, management concepts and behavioral objectives of the 1999 National Standard Paramedic curriculum.

EMT 465

Paramedic Clinical

6 cr
Supervised clinical experiences emphasizing patient care in the hospital and outpatient clinical settings.

EMT 475

Paramedic Field Internship

6 cr
Supervised field experiences with an out-of-hospital advanced life support service emphasizing patient care and team leadership skills.

EMT 485

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

3 cr
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. Prerequisite: EMT 100 or equivalent (BLS-HCP).

EMT 490

Special Topics

1-3 cr
Selected topics in Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Response Training. Topics will vary according to needs and interest of students. Course may be repeated for credit when content varies.

EMT 494

Directed Studies

1-3 cr
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.

EMT 495

Comprehensive Review and Exams

1 cr
Culmination of paramedic education. Includes practical skills lab designed to prepare the student for state licensure exams. A final practical and written exam will be administered as a final evaluation of student progress.

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