EMS2603 Paramedic I

This course presents the objectives contained in the 2009 U.S. Department of Transportation National EMS Education Standards for Paramedic. This course stresses theory and procedures used by a comprehensive emergency medical system in advanced pre-hospital care of the emergency patient. Topics studied include roles and responsibilities, medical legal issues, well-being of the paramedic, illness and injury prevention, ethics, medical terminology review, patient assessment, airway management, venous access and medication administration, therapeutic communications, life span development, pathophysiology, management of shock and general pharmacology. Course must be completed with a grade of "C" (80 percent grade average) or higher to continue in the Paramedic program. This course may be repeated one time. Permission of EMS program manager is required. This course is offered in the Fall and Spring terms.

Prerequisite: Emergency Medical Technician State certification (EMT). Prerequisite or corequisite: EMS 2666 with minimum grade of "C" if completed as a prerequisite. Corequisite: EMS 2603L.

Terms Typically Offered:Fall, Spring

Classes not offered for selected criteria.

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

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