Emergency Medical Services

EMS-114 - EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER

Lecture: 1

Lab: 2

Credit: 2

This course emphasizes the development of student skills in emergency medical care procedures. Curriculum includes life threatening emergencies, injuries to various body parts, techniques of moving patients, CPR BLS, mandatory reporting, and blood borne pathogens. Successful completion of course requirements allows students to write certification examination for Emergency Medical Responder. Course meets preadmission requirements for all health occupations. Students must be 17 to enroll.

EMS-201 - EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN

Lecture: 5

Lab: 2

OJT: 4

Credit: 7

This course is designed to instruct a student to the level of emergency medical technician who serves as a vital link in the chain of the health care team. Southeastern Community College's training program follows the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Department of Transportation (DOT) EMT curriculum. This course includes all skills necessary for the individual to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level with an ambulance service or other specialized service. Southeastern Community College is approved by the Iowa State Department of Public Health (Bureau of EMS). Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to take the National Registry's practical and written exam for EMT certification. Students must be 17 years old to enroll. Prerequisite: Current basic life support certification (health care providers module).

EMS-239 - ADVANCED EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN

Lecture: 5

Lab: 2

Clinical: 3

Credit: 7

This course will provide the student with roles and responsibilities of the EMS provider; well-being including injury prevention and infections disease; an overview of human systems; pharmacology; venous access; air-way management; training for management of medical and trauma emergencies; special considerations of the obstetric; neonatal, pediatric, and geriatric patients; and focus on assessment-based management. This course will also provide the student the opportunity to apply past and current cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills in a supervised clinical or field setting. Student must have current Iowa EMT certification. Prerequisites: Healthcare Provider CPR, Current EMT Certificate.

EMS-663 - PARAMEDIC I

Lecture: 12

Lab: 8

Clinical: 1.5

Credit: 16.5

This course prepares the student in the knowledge and skills needed in the pre-hospital environment. National Standard Paramedic Curriculum topics covered include: Well-being of the EMT, Illness and Injury Prevention, Ethics, EMS System, Roles and Responsibilities, Medical Legal Issues, Pathophysiology, Therapeutic Communications, Life-span Development, Airway Management and Ventilation, Patient Assessment, Communications, Documentation, Medication Administration, Pharmacology and Cardiology. Lab skills addressed include patient assessment, development of airway management skills, IV fluid management skills, communication skill development and cardiac monitoring skills. Prerequisite: Current Iowa EMT Certification.

EMS-664 - PARAMEDIC II

Lecture: 9

Lab: 8

OJT: 4

Clinical: 3

Credit: 15

This course prepares the student in the knowledge and skills needed in the pre-hospital environment. National Standard Paramedic Curriculum topics covered include: Medication Administration and Medical and Trauma Emergencies of various body systems. This course has a hospital clinical internship. This internship provides the opportunity to apply, in the clinical setting, the didactic knowledge and skills developed in the classroom and lab. It serves to assist the student to become an employable EMS provider. Clinical skills addressed include trauma management, patient assessment and evaluation, airway management skills, IV fluid management skills, communication skill development, and cardiac monitoring skills. Prerequisite: EMS-663.

EMS-665 - PARAMEDIC III

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

OJT: 16

Credit: 7

This course prepares the student in the knowledge and skills needed in the pre-hospital environment. National Standard Paramedic Curriculum topics covered include: Review of previous course material, Pediatrics, Geriatric, Psychiatric Disorders, and Patients with Special Challenges. This course also includes hospital clinical internship. This internship provides the opportunity to apply, in the clinical setting, the didactic knowledge and skills developed in the classroom and lab. It serves to assist the student to become an employable EMS provider. Clinical skills addressed include pediatric assessment and management, gynecological management, geriatric management, trauma management, patient assessment, airway management skills, IV fluid management skills, communication skill development, and cardiac monitoring skills. Prerequisite: EMS-664.

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