EMS 240 - Paramedic I
Prerequisite: Appropriate score on placement exam or completion of PCS 021 and TRE 089 with an ‘S’.
Current certification as an Emergency Medical Technician, with one (1) year of documented working experience preferred.
Students must successfully complete requirements outlined in the application and competitive testing process including;
- Criminal background check and drug screening.
- Written Exam
- Practical Exam
- Oral Interview Panel
- Program Director Authorization
Description: This course is an introductory course in the paramedic education track. Topics covered include: roles and responsibilities of the paramedic, EMS systems, medical terminology, workforce safety and wellness, public health, medical/legal and ethical issues, communications and documentation, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, life-span development, transport operations ,disaster response, mass-casualty incidents, hazardous materials, crime scene awareness and extrication and special rescue.
Instruction includes a combination of lecture, discussion, lab and classroom exercises. Students should be prepared to participate in class discussions without advance notice. Reading assignments are to be completed prior to each class session. Students must be minimally certified at the level of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).
Lecture Hours: 5
Lab Hours: 3
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