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Emergency Medical Technician: Paramedic (EMTP)

100:
Emergency Medical Technician: Basic. (8-7-3)
Prerequisites: ACT of 16 in reading sub-area or appropriate BPCC placement test. High school diploma or GED. Must be 18 by the last day of class.
This course is designed to instruct students to the level of Emergency Medical Technician-Basic. The course includes skills necessary to provide emergency care at a basic life support level in the pre-hospital environment. Integrated lecture, lab and field training.

(In order to register for EMTP 201-212, students must have been selected for the program.)

201:
Introduction to Paramedic. (4-3-3)
Roles and responsibilities of a paramedic within the EMS system, application of basic concepts of development, pathophysiology, pharmacology, administration of medication, and patient communication. Integrated lecture and laboratory instruction.
202:
Airway Management and Ventilation. (2-2-2)
Establishment and maintenance of patient airway, oxygenation and ventilation, with integration of the pathophysiological principles of the respiratory system with assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for the respiratory patient.
203:
Patient Assessment. (2-2-2)
Theory and technique of patient history and comprehensive physical examination for the purpose of patient assessment. Integrated lecture and laboratory instruction.
204:
Treatment of the Trauma Patient. (3-2-3)
Integration of physiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for the trauma patient. Integrated lecture and laboratory instruction.
205:
Treatment of the Medical Patient I. (5-4-3)
Integration of the pathophysiological principles of the cardiovascular system with assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for the cardiac patient. Integrated lecture and laboratory instruction.
206:
Special Considerations and Assessment Based Management. (3-2-3)
Special considerations in EMS including neonatology, pediatrics, geriatrics, abuse and neglect and others. Integrated lecture and laboratory instruction.
207:
Operations. (1-1-1)
Operations of EMS systems, including management of personnel, budgeting and finance, and management of the accident scene including incident command, rescue and hazardous materials, and crime scene awareness. Integrated lecture and laboratory.
208:
Treatment of the Medical Patient II. (4-3-3)
Integration of the pathophysiological principles of the respiratory, nervous, endocrine, digestive, urinary, hematological, and reproductive systems with appropriate assessment and management. Toxicology, environmental conditions, infectious disease and behavioral and psychiatric disorders are also discussed. Integrated lecture and laboratory instruction.
209:
Applied Practice. (3 credit hours)
An introduction to clinical and field practicum at approved hospital departments and paramedic ambulance services designed to provide the student with introductory patient care experience, under the supervision of a preceptor. Clinical and field instruction.
210:
Paramedic Field Experience. (4 credit hours)
Experience provided by local paramedic level ambulance services, in observance and patient care, according to paramedic standards of care. Field instruction.
211:
Paramedic Clinical Experience. (3 credit hours)
Clinical practicum at approved hospital departments designed to provide the student with prescribed patient care experience, under the supervision of a preceptor. Clinical instruction.
212:
Paramedic Assessment and Review. (2 credit hours)
This course is a comprehensive review of paramedic skill, knowledge and competencies; integrated lecture and laboratory instruction.

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