Emergency Medical Services

EMS 1100 Emergency Medical Responder Lecture & Laboratory

Emergency medical responders provide initial care for the sick and injured prior to the arrival of the ambulance. This education can be valuable to safety officers working in industry, police officers and some rural fire departments. This course will meet a total of 16 lecture hours and 32 laboratory hours.
2 Credit Hours

EMS 1150 Emergency Medical Technician: Lecture

The Emergency Medical Technician Lecture provides students with the didactic information needed to understand the care of the sick and injured at the emergency medical technician level.
5 Credit Hours

EMS 1155 Laboratory for Emergency Medical Technician

The Emergency Medical Technician Laboratory provides students with the psychomotor information needed to understand the care of the sick and injured at the emergency medical technician level. Student will attend a total of 64 hours of laboratory time.
2 Credit Hours

EMS 1175 Emergency Medical Technician Refresher

This course meets or exceeds the national standard curriculum for EMT refresher. Designed to meet the needs of two types of emergency medical services providers: 1) Students who are recertifying their state licensure cards can use this course to complete their state requirements. 2) Students who need to remediate on material before taking their national registry examination can use this course to meet those needs. This course will meet a total of 16 lecture hours and 32 laboratory hours.
2 Credit Hours

EMS 2100 Applied Anatomy, Physiology & Pathophysiology for Emergency Medical Services Provider

This course provides the fundamental anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology information necessary to understand the care of the sick and injured at the paramedic level.
3 Credit Hours

EMS 2105 Paramedic 1: Lecture

The paramedic student is introduced to the fundamental concepts of patient assessment, airway management and pharmacology. These concepts are reinforced within the laboratory setting of EMS 2110. Successful students will then be prepared to begin applying this knowledge within the clinical setting. Clinical activity begins in the second semester of the paramedic program.
2 Credit Hours

EMS 2110 Paramedic 1: Laboratory

This is the introductory laboratory experience within the paramedic program. Skills will be reviewed and retested from the Emergency Medical Technician level. CPR will be retested. New skills will involve patient assessment, airway management and pharmacology, including drug math. Four lab hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

EMS 2125 Paramedic 2: Lecture

The paramedic student will explore cardiology, pulmonology and pediatrics. This course covers ECG acquisition, interpretation and appropriate patient management, cardiovascular pathology and management, respiratory pathology and management and care for the pediatric patient.
5 Credit Hours

EMS 2130 Paramedic 2: Laboratory

This course covers the assessment and management of patients with cardiac/respiratory disease. Also covered will be care of the pediatric patient. Specific skills covered include ECG, cardiac monitor use, CPR, advanced cardiac life support (adult and pediatric) and management of respiratory emergencies. Four lab hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

EMS 2135 Paramedic 2: Clinical

The paramedic student is introduced to the hospital clinical setting where he/she will apply knowledge learned from the lecture and laboratory setting in the direct supervised care of patients. Fourteen practicum hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

EMS 2136 Paramedic 2a: Clinical

The paramedic student is introduced to the hospital clinical setting where he/she will apply knowledge learned from the lecture and laboratory setting in the direct supervised care of patients. All students must complete 112 hours in the hospital setting. Seven practicum hours per week. This course must be followed by EMS 2137.
1 Credit Hour

EMS 2137 Paramedic 2b: Clinical

The paramedic student is introduced to the hospital clinical setting where he/she will apply knowledge learned from the lecture and laboratory setting in the direct supervised care of patients. All students must complete a 112-hour hospital experience. Seven practicum hours per week. This course occurs after EMS 2136.
1 Credit Hour

EMS 2150 Paramedic 3: Lecture

The paramedic student will explore management of the trauma patient and an in-depth discussion of the medical patient including assessment and management.
5 Credit Hours

EMS 2155 Paramedic 3: Laboratory

This course covers the assessment and management of patients suffering from traumatic injuries, basic rescue techniques, obstetrical emergencies and medical emergencies. Specific skills covered include managing patients in vehicles, traumatic airway management, neonatal care and differential diagnosis. Four lab hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

EMS 2160 Paramedic 3: Clinical

This course is divided into two settings: hospital and out-of-hospital. Within the hospital clinical setting, the student will work to master knowledge learned related to the direct supervised care of patients. Once mastery is demonstrated, the student will be cleared to apply his/her education in the out-of-hospital setting. All students must complete a 112-hour field experience/ambulance assignment. Seven practicum hours per week.
1 Credit Hour

EMS 2175 Paramedic 4: Lecture

This course is a complaint based approach to patient care. Students will focus on integrating pathology, assessment and patient care knowledge in the care of patients with multiple pathologies. Four classroom hours per week for eight weeks.
2 Credit Hours

EMS 2180 Paramedic 4: Field Experience

Under direct supervision, students work to integrate lecture, laboratory and hospital clinical knowledge to treat patients in the out-of-hospital setting. The goal is to establish mastery of patient care skills as they apply to the out-of-hospital care setting. All students must complete a 112-hour field internship. Seven practicum hours per week.
1 Credit Hour

EMS 2200 Paramedic 5: Integration / Refresher Lecture

This course reviews all materials from the entire paramedic program. Its goals are to integrate past knowledge and skills into a comprehensive approach to out-of-hospital patient care. Four classroom hours per week for eight weeks.
2 Credit Hours

EMS 2205 Paramedic 5: Integration / Refresher Laboratory

This course will review all psychomotor skills covered within the paramedic program as students are prepared for the comprehensive practical examination. Students will also have applied knowledge evaluated within the field setting. Students will discuss appropriate patient care with the medical director of the EMS program. Four lab hours per week for eight weeks.
1 Credit Hour

EMS 2250 Paramedic Refresher

This course meets or exceeds the national standard curriculum for paramedic refresher. Designed to meet the needs of two types of emergency medical services providers: 1) Students who are recertifying their state licensure cards can use this course to complete their state requirements. 2) Students who need to remediate on material before taking their national registry examination can use this course to meet those needs. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

EMS 2297 Special Topics

Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.
0.5 - 9 Credit Hours

EMS 2300 Critical Care Paramedic 1

This course explores the technologically challenging area of critical care medicine. The use of advanced diagnostics such as arterial lines and swan ganz catheters and patient management skills such as ventilators, LVADs and advanced pharmacology will be explored.
3 Credit Hours

EMS 2305 Critical Care Paramedic 2

This course explores the technologically challenging area of critical care medicine. The use of advanced diagnostics such as laboratory results, x-rays and ultrasounds and the management of patients with trauma, shock and various medical conditions will be explored.
3 Credit Hours

EMS 2310 EMS Management 1

This course is for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel who need to understand the roles and responsibilities of EMS managers. Various aspects of management, including finance, injury prevention, communication, public access and EMS system management will be discussed.
3 Credit Hours

EMS 2315 EMS Management 2

This course is for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel who need to understand the roles and responsibilities of EMS managers. Various aspects of management, including EMS law, quality assurance, customer service and the evaluation of specific mass casualties will be addressed.
3 Credit Hours