EMS 1607 EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN-INTERMEDIATE (7-4-15). This course combines classroom teaching with supervised laboratory and clinical experience as learning activities that focus on the roles and responsibilities of the advanced care provider. This course focuses on development of advanced patient assessment and management, with emphasis placed on the pathophysiology of shock, respiratory problems, trauma and burns. Also included are the management of head, neck and spinal injuries and neurological disorders. The student is also introduced to EMS communications. Advanced skills in airway management and intravenous therapy are taught. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to set for certification as an EMT-Intermediate. Fee: $123 Prerequisites: EMS 1408, AHS 1303, and BIO 1714. Instructor approval required. Liability Insurance fees.
EMS 1804 BASIC CARDIOLOGY AND EKG INTERPRETATION (4-3-2). Introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the heart and cardiovascular system and electrophysiology of the heart. Instruction and practice in the interpretation of single lead EKG. Sinus, atria, functional, ventricular and paced arrhythmias are identified. American Heart Association - Advanced Cardiac Life Support therapeutic modalities are practiced. Students satisfying didactic requirements will complete a minimum of 16 hours of clinical experience in one of the following clinical areas: telemetry, CCU or other cardiac monitoring environment. Fee: $24 Prerequisites: EMS1607, BIO 1714 (or 2714), AHS 1403 (or equivalent Pharmacology for Health Care Professions course) and possess a current course completion certificate for CPR for Health Care Providers, or NSG 1207, NSG 1310, NSG 1806, or NSG 1809, or Certification/Licensure as an EMT-Paramedic, Licensed Vocational Nurse or Registered Nurse, or Instructor approval.
EMS 2608 PARAMEDIC TECHNOLOGY I (8-6-8). This course focuses on continued development of patient assessment skills; endocrine system emergencies, OB/GYN emergencies, gastrointestinal and genitourinary emergencies, pediatrics, geriatrics, behavioral emergencies and communicable and infectious diseases. Also included are the management of multi-casualty incidents, hazardous materials and EMS stress. Supervised clinical and field experience. Fee: $116 Prerequisites: EMS 1804. Instructor approval required. Laboratory and liability insurance fees.
EMS 2807 PARAMEDIC TECHNOLOGY II (7-3-18). This final course segment is primarily a clinically focused course with minimal didactic instruction. Emphasis is placed on the skills of the entry-level paramedic and combining what is learned in previous semesters. ACLS, PALS and PHTLS training is provided. Instruction in job search techniques are also included. The National Registry and Texas state exams for the EMT-Paramedic are administered to those who successfully complete the program. Supervised clinical and field experiences. Fee: $120 Prerequisites: EMS 2608. Instructor approval required. Laboratory and Liability Insurance Fees.