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Course Descriptions

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS)

EMS101 - Basic Emergency Medical Technician Credits: 6
This class is designed to serve as the initial basic emergency care training program which directly follows the National Standard Curriculum and concludes with Pennsylvania State Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Emphasis is on accurate observations, evaluation of emergency situations, effective communications with the medical network, and high skill proficiency. This class also serves as a required building block to the Paramedic Class.

EMS103 - Basic Pharmacology Credits: 3
This class is designed to provide the student with the basic knowledge of pharmacological agents used within the field of emergency care. This class covers medications used specifically by prehospital care providers and the numerous substances used by their patients.

EMS201 - Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Part A Credits: 7
This is the first part of a three-part program, which follows the National Registry Curriculum for training Advanced Life Support Technicians for practice under the direct supervision of a physician. Students are trained in advanced emergency care with emphasis on preparatory aspects of this field. Course work prepares the student for the clinical practicum which develops proficiency in those skills learned in the classroom. The practicum includes both clinical and field training in affiliated hospitals and advanced life support units.

Prerequisite: EMS 101.

EMS202 - Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Part B Credits: 7
This is the second part of a three-part program, which follows the National Registry Curriculum for training Advanced Life Support Technicians (paramedics) for practice under the direct supervision of a physician. Students are training in advanced emergency care with emphasis on trauma and cardiopulmonary related emergencies. Course work prepares the student for the clinical practicum, which develops proficiency in those skills learned in the classroom. The practicum includes both clinical and field training in affiliated hospitals and advanced life support units.

EMS203 - Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Part C Credits: 7
This is the third part of a three-part program, which follows the National Registry Curriculum for training Advanced Life Support Technicians (paramedics) for practice under the direct supervision of a physician. Students are trained in advanced emergency care with emphasis on infant and pediatric related emergencies. Course work prepares the student for the clinical practicum, which develops proficiency in those skills learned in the classroom. The practicum includes both clinical and field training in affiliated hospitals and advanced life support units.

Corequisites: EMS 205, EMS 212.

EMS204 - Emergency Medical Services Management Credits: 3
This class is designed to demonstrate to the student all the aspects and components of a typical Emergency Services (EMS) System. This class will include the legislative aspects, medical control and accountability, communications, technol­ogy, and an overall description of numerous functioning EMS Systems.

EMS205 - Advanced Paramedic Practice Credits: 5
This course is designed to provide a structured review of both paramedic case work in the field and EMS administrative procedures. The paramedic or student paramedic will have the opportunity to expand his/her experiential knowledge in a protected and supervised environment.

EMS207 - Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.) Credits: 1
This course is designed to prepare the untrained student in the procedures needed to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) based upon the National Stan­dards approved by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.

EMS209 - Emergency Vehicle Operations Class Credits: 1
The EVO class is designed to train those involved with Public Safety the differ­ent and complicated aspects of driving an emergency vehicle. Classroom instruc­tion is provided initially to train the student about the risks, needs, legal aspects, and physical forces associated with vehicle operations. Practical exercises follow the didactic position in order to reinforce the principles and theories taught in class.

EMS210 - Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS) Credits: 1
Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS) is a program designed to reduce death and disability for patients who suffer traumatic emergencies such as accidents, drown­ing, and other injury related illnesses. This course is administered as an adjunct to the current training of those providing Advanced Life Support.

Pre or Corequisite: EMS 202.

EMS211 - Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Credits: 1
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is a program designed to reduce death and disability for patients who suffer cardiovascular emergencies such as cardiac arrest, acute coronary syndromes, or stroke. This course is administered as an ad­junct to the current training of those providing Advanced Life Support.

Pre or Corequisite: EMS 202.

EMS212 - Pediatric Advanced Life Support Credits: 1
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a program designed to reduce death and disability for pediatric patients who suffer injury related emergencies such as trauma, burns, and fractures from accidents. This course is administered as an adjunct to the current training of those providing Advanced Life Support.

Pre or Corequisite: EMS 202.