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EMD 101 EMERGENCY MEDICAL DISPATCH

By Request

This course is designed to elevate trained and experienced public safety telecommunicators to effectively dispatch resources for medical emergencies. This course focuses on obtaining information from callers, selecting the proper protocol, dispatching proper resources, and giving telephone medical instructions. Other areas of significance are the basic philosophy of EMD, legal concepts important to the EMD's job, and basic medical concepts necessary for understanding the medical content of emergency medical dispatch.

Credit: 2 hours - Two lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Prefer prior training in public safety telecommunications


EMR 118 FIRST RESPONDER-EMR

By Request

This course is designed to assist in the improvement of emergency medical care rendered to victims of accidents and illness. Primary emphasis of this course is to provide students with training in emergency medical care with specific emphasis upon what to do if they are the first to reach the accident.

Credit: 4 hours - Four lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Current Healthcare Provider card.


EMS 111 PARAMEDIC I

Fall/Spring

This course expands the basic EMT's level of patient assessment skills, including assessment of the trauma patient. Respiratory system anatomy and physiology of disease, injuries, and other dysfunctions will be studied. Advanced airway techniques and management and pharmacology will be taught.

Credit: 10 hours - Five lecture and 10 lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of pre-entrance basic skills test with score of 80% or above. Current Illinois EMT-B or EMT-I license. Current CPR certification.


EMS 112 PARAMEDIC II

Fall/Spring

This course expands on the Paramedic I Curriculum by increasing the EMT's knowledge of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology. Extensive training in ECG interpretation and cardio-active pharmacology will be given. Increased training in respiratory anatomy and physiology will be given and assessment-based patient management will be taught. Metabolic, environmental, and gynecological emergencies will be covered along with interventions for the geriatric and pediatric population. The student will be taught to recognize and intervene in allergic reactions and poisoning/overdose situations. The student will have training in neurological, abdominal, and behavioral emergencies.

Credit: 10 hours - Five lecture and 10 lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of EMS 111-Paramedic I


EMS 113 PARAMEDIC III

Fall/Spring

This course expands on the Paramedic I and Paramedic II courses by increasing the EMT's knowledge base with expanded anatomy and physiology courses and assessment skills. Advanced pharmacology and advanced airway skills will be taught. The student will be taught clinical decision making skills as well.

Credit: 10 hours - Five lecture and 10 lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of EMS 112-Paramedic II


EMS 114 PARAMEDIC IV

Fall/Spring

This course expands on the Paramedic III course by increasing the EMT's knowledge base with expanded cardiology and pulmonology courses and assessment skills. Advanced pharmacology for the cardiac and pulmonary patient will be taught. The student will be taught care for the acute, chronic patient and the pediatric patient. The student will be taught care in gynecology, obstetrics, and neonatology.

Credit: 10 hours - Five lecture and 10 lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of EMS 113-Paramedic III


EMS 115 PARAMEDIC V

Fall/Spring

This course expands on the Paramedic IV course by increasing the EMT's knowledge base with assessment skills and interventions for the trauma patient. The student will be taught care for the patient with multi-system trauma injuries as well as body system specific injuries. The student will be taught methods for resuscitating shock trauma patients, neurological assessment, and treatments for the head-injured patient. The student will be taught disorders of the hematological, endocrine, nephrological, gastroenterological, and urological systems. This course will prepare the student for state and/or national examination for licensure/certification at the paramedic level. The student will also be instructed in ambulance operations ranging from mass casualty incidents to hazardous material awareness.

Credit: 10 hours - Five lecture and 10 lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of EMS 114-Paramedic IV


EMS 120 EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS REGISTERED NURSE

By Request

This course will prepare registered nurses to monitor telecommunications from and give voice orders to emergency medical services (EMS) personnel under the authority of the EMS Medical Director and in accordance with EMS System protocols.

Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Current registered nurse licensure in the state of Illinois, minimum of two years experience in emergency room, critical care unit or pre-hospital, current CPR, current ACLS, current TNS or equivalent.


EMT 160 EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - BASIC

By Request

This course is designed to provide the student with techniques of emergency care and transportation of the sick and injured. Emphasis is also placed on the legal and ethical responsibilities of the EMT, anatomy and physiology of the human body, resuscitation and defibrillation, techniques of using emergency equipment, and incident management. Credit: 10 hours - Eight lecture and four lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): 18 years of age, High School diploma or equivalency. Students must possess valid CPR certification prior to end of the EMT course.


EMT 161 EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN REFRESHER

By Request

This course is a refresher for qualified EMT's who must update their training every four years. Subsequently, this course involves review and updating of the material presented in EMT 160.

Credit: 2 hours - One lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Emergency Medical Technician-EMT 160


EMT 163 AUTOMATED DEFIBRILLATION

By Request

This course is designed to fulfill the requirements to enable the EMT-A to advance to the EMT-D level. Students will be trained to recognize lethal dysrhythmias, their causes, and the protocol for the use of the automated defibrillator.

Credit: 1 hour - 1 lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Licensed EMT-A with sponsorship by ambulance service.


EMT 166 CRITICAL CARE TRANSPORT PARAMEDIC

By Request

This course is designed to prepare paramedics and nurses to become a critical care transport specialist. This program provides a basic educational foundation required for transporting critical care patients. This course is divided into modules for critical care transport with specific instructional goals which include: legal aspects, modes of transportation, laboratory data interpretation, pharmacology, breathing/pulmonary physiology, communicable disease, cardiac considerations/monitoring, obstetrical, neurological, pediatric considerations, hemodynamic monitoring, GI/GU and renal assessment, shock and multiple system organ failure. This continuing education activity is approved by UMBC, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board of Emergency Medical Services.

Credit: 8 hours - 8 lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): One year experience as a paramedic or nurse, BTLS or PHTLS, CPR, ACLS, PALS, PEPP or PPC.


EMT 172 EMT INTERMEDIATE-MODULE 2

By Request

This course expands on the basic EMT level material in the area of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology. Extensive training in ECG interpretation and cardio-active pharmacology will be given. Assessment based patient management will be stressed. Metabolic, environmental, gynecology, geriatric, and pediatric problems will be studied. The student will be taught to recognize and intervene in allergic reactions, poisoning/overdose, neurological, abdominal, and behavioral emergencies.

Credit: 10 hours - Seven lecture and 6 lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): EMT Basic license and successfully complete EMT 162-EMT Intermediate


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