EMT-Paramedic

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Course Descriptions

Campus(s):MCC-Penn Valley: Health Science Institute
Contact:Art Brady - program coordinator, 816.604.4363
Application deadline for certificate: November 1st to begin the program in January, and June 1st to begin the program in August

Course Descriptions

Paramedic Courses
EMS 100 - Basic Emergency Patient Care - 1.00 credits

Overview of the Emergency Medical Services system. Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills, including adult, child, and infant resuscitation according to American Heart Association standards. Medical, traumatic, and environmental emergencies review. (Successful completion of the course qualifies the student for the Basic Life Support Course Certification.)

EMS 110 - First Responder - 3.00 credits

Overview of the Emergency Medical Services system. Recognizing the mechanisms of injury. Patient assessment and management techniques. Patient packaging techniques for evacuation.

EMS 150 - Emergency Medical Technician - Basic - 8.00 credits

Prerequisite: The student must be 18 years old by the end of the course and must hold a high school diploma or GED. Basic life support and emergency care. Signs, symptoms and procedures of field management for emergency medical situation. Clinical observations. Successful completion makes student eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians examination for EMT-Basic. (State licensure as an EMT-Basic is the responsibility of the student after successful completion of the Nation Registration.)

EMS 200 - Introduction to Paramedic Care - 4.00 credits

Prerequisite: BIOL 108, or BIOL 109, or BIOL 110 & 210, admission to the Paramedic Program, and Missouri licensed EMT or equivalent from another state. This course introduces the student to the roles and responsibilities of the Paramedic, as well as the legal and ethical issues encountered. It also includes an orientation to the pathophysiology related to advanced prehospital care.

EMS 202 - Paramedic Skills Lab I - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: BIOL 108 or BIOL 109, or BIOL 110 & 210, admission to the Paramedic Program, and Missouri Emergency Medical Technician licensure or equivalent for another state. This course will develop the student¿s ability to perform basic and advanced pre-hospital emergency medical procedures.

EMS 206 - Paramedic Pharmacology - 4.00 credits

Prerequisite: EMS 200. This course is designed to enable the student to perform assessments in advance life support interventions for patients suffering from cardiac emergencies. The student will be introduced to cardiac assessment, electrocardiographic monitoring, electrical therapy, and appropriate medication administration. The student will also receive training through the American Heart Association's Advanced Cardiovascular Life-Support (ACLS) course.

EMS 212 - Emergency Cardiology - 4.00 credits

Prerequisite: Admission to the EMT-Paramedic program and EMS 206. This course is designed to enable the student to perform assessments in advance life support interventions for patients suffering from cardiac emergencies. The student will be introduced to cardiac assessment, electrocardiographic monitoring, electrical therapy, and appropriate medication administration. The student will also receive training through the American Heart Association's Advanced Cardiovascular Life-Support (ACLS) course.

EMS 214 - Paramedic Skills Laboratory II - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: EMS 202. This course will develop the student's ability to perform basic and advanced pre-hospital emergency medical procedures and integrate those procedures in to simulated patient care situations.

EMS 218 - Medical Emergencies - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: EMS 212. This course will introduce the student to the assessment and management of cases involving non-traumatic medical emergencies.

EMS 224 - Trauma Management - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: EMS 218. This course prepares the student for management of trauma victims in the prehospital setting. Students will also complete a Basic Trauma Life Support course.

EMS 230 - Care of Women and Children - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: EMS 224. This course covers women's health issues that the Paramedic may encounter. Additionally, the student will be trained to handle emergency childbirth and to provide emergency care to pediatric patients. The American Heart Association and American Academy of Pediatrics Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course is offered as well.

EMS 236 - Prehospital Care Integration - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: EMS 230. This course provides the learner with the opportunity to link information learned in proceeding coursework with the realities of patient care in the clinical and field setting. Challenging the student to think critical about patient assessment and to develop scene management and leadership skills.

EMS 254 - Paramedic Hospital Clinical - 5.50 credits

Prerequisite: EMS 206. This course provides the learner with the opportunity to link information learned in preceding coursework with the realities of patient care in the clinical setting. Challenging the student to think critically about patient assessment and to perform the patient assessment and practice skills on the live patient, in a supervised hospital environment.

EMS 258 - Paramedic Field Internship - 5.50 credits

Prerequisite: EMS 230. This course provides the student with the opportunity to link information learned in preceding coursework with the realities of patient care in the field setting. Challenging the student to think critically about patient assessment and to perform the patient assessment and practice skills on the live patient, in a supervised environment.

 

Last Modified: 10/24/13