EMS 1500    Emergency Medical Technician    4 s.h.

Provides the basic knowledge and skills to be an Emergency Medical Technician. Meets all National Highway and Safety administration National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards and the State of Ohio Approved Emergency Medical Services Curriculum Standards for the Emergency Medical Technician. Must be taken concurrently with EMS 1500L and EMS 1500C.

EMS 1500C    Emergency Medical Technician Clinical and Field Internship    1 s.h.

Clinical and Field Internship experience necessary to acquire the skills required to be an Emergency Medical Technician. Meets all national and state curriculum standards for the EMT. Must be taken concurrently with EMS 1500 and EMS 1500L. Ten hours per week after week 12.

EMS 1500L    Emergency Medical Technician Laboratory    2 s.h.

Laboratory experience necessary to acquire skills required to be an Emergency Medical Technician. Meets all National and State curriculum standards for the EMT. Six hour lab. Must be taken concurrently with EMS 1500 and EMS 1500C.

EMS 1501    Introduction to Prehospital Medicine    1 s.h.

Introduction to the roles, responsibilities, EMS systems, and medical and legal considerations of the EMS profession.
Prereq.: Admission to the EMS program.

EMS 1502    General Pathophysiology for the Paramedic    3 s.h.

Study of general lifespan development of the body, how pathophysiologic changes affect it. Provides a foundational basis for viewing the body as a system, understanding its functions, anticipated reaction to injury, illness and intervention.
Prereq.: Admission to EMS program or permission of instructor.

EMS 1503    Patient Assessment and Airway Management    3 s.h.

Intensive course designed to prepare the student in the methodology of advanced patient assessment, and the relevance of clinical signs and symptoms identified. Airway anatomy, equipment, procedures as they pertain to advanced airway management.
Prereq.: Admission to EMS program or permission of instructor.

EMS 1504    Principles of Trauma    3 s.h.

Study of traumatic emergencies normally encountered prehospitally with emphasis on pathophysiology, etiology, symptomatology, and management.
Prereq.: Admission to EMS program or permission of Program Director.

EMS 1505    Emergency Medical Techniques 1 Lab    1 s.h.

Includes simulated emergency traumatic situations and actual patient contact emphasizing physical assessment, patient interviewing, and management techniques. Meets 3 hours per week. Must be taken concurrently with EMS 1501, EMS 1502, EMS 1503, and EMS 1504.
Prereq.: Admission to the EMS program or special permission of program director.

EMS 1506    Emergency Medical Services Clinical 1    1 s.h.

Clinical experiences in the emergency department and in the operating room allowing the student to work on various skills necessary for the paramedic. Total of 90 clinical hours. Must be taken concurrently with EMS 1503 and EMS 1505.
Prereq.: Admission to EMS program or permission of instructor.

EMS 1507    Cardiovascular Emergencies    3 s.h.

Intense study of the etiology, pathophysiology, symptomatology, and management principles for cardiovascular emergencies. Includes electrophysiological principles of EKG interpretation. Must be taken concurrently with EMS 1508.
Prereq.: Admission to EMS program or permission of instructor.

EMS 1508    Cardiovascular Techniques Lab    1 s.h.

Performance of fundamental techniques employed in the management of cardiovascular emergencies. Three hours lab per week. Must be taken concurrently with EMS 1507.
Prereq.: EMS 1502, EMS 1503, and EMS 1504.

EMS 1512    Medical Conditions and Management Techniques    3 s.h.

Study of pathophysiology, symptomatology, etiology, and management techniques of commonly encountered medical emergencies. Must be taken concurrently with EMS 1513.
Prereq.: EMS 1502, EMS 1503, EMS 1504.

EMS 1513    Emergency Medical Techniques 2 Lab    1 s.h.

Simulated situations and actual patient contact emphasizing performance of emergency medical techniques utilized to manage common medical emergencies. Must be taken concurrently with EMS 1512.
Prereq.: EMS 1505.

EMS 1514    Emergency Medical Services Operations    1 s.h.

Introduction to common rescue tools and techniques utilized in basic victim disentanglement and extrication.
Prereq.: Admission to EMS program or permission of instructor.

EMS 1515    Clinical Experience 2    1 s.h.

Hospital clinical experience to include rotations through the following: Adult emergency department, critical and intensive care units. Total of 95 hours. Must be taken concurrently with EMS 1508 and EMS 1513.
Prereq.: EMS 1506.

EMS 1516    Prehospital Field Experience 1    1 s.h.

Field experience with an approved advanced life support unit under the direct supervision of a selected paramedic field preceptor. Total of 200 hours. To be taken concurrently with EMS 1507 and EMS 1512.
Prereq.: EMS 1504.

EMS 2600    Emergency Medical Services Special Populations    3 s.h.

Study of etiology, pathophysiology, symptomatology and management of special needs patients. Includes gynecology, obstetrics, neonatology, pediatrics, geriatrics, behavioral, abuse/assault, infectious and communicable diseases, and chronic care. Must be taken concurrently with EMS 2601.
Prereq.: EMS 1507 and EMS 1512 or permission of instructor.

EMS 2601    Emergency Medical Techniques 3 Lab    1 s.h.

Techniques necessary to effectively manage conditions in EMS 2600. Three hour lab. Must be taken concurrently with EMS 2600 and EMS 2605.
Prereq.: Admission to the EMS program or permission by program director.

EMS 2603    Clinical Experience 3    2 s.h.

Precepted hospital clinical in the adult and pediatric emergency department; obstetrics, labor and delivery; and, psychiatric department. Total of 120 hours of clinical experience. Must be taken concurrently with EMS 2600.
Prereq.: EMS 1515.

EMS 2604    Prehospital Field Experience 2    1 s.h.

Performance of advanced life support procedures under the direct supervision of a selected paramedic field preceptor. Total of 150 hours.
Prereq.: EMS 1516.

EMS 2605    Pulmonary Emergencies    3 s.h.

Intense study of the etiology, pathophysiology, symptomatology, and management principles of pulmonary emergencies. Must be taken concurrently with EMS 2601.
Prereq.: EMS 1507 and EMS 1512.

EMS 2606    EMS Special Certifications    1 s.h.

Provides the Paramedic with certifications beneficial to prehospital care. These certifications are nationally recognized and commonly sought after by paramedics, and desired by employers. Include PALS, PHTLS, NRP, and EMPACT. To be taken concurrently with EMS 2607.
Prereq.: Admission to EMS program or special permission of instructor.

EMS 2607    EMS Special Certifications Lab    1 s.h.

Focus on skills and competencies required for PALS, PHTLS, NRP. To be taken concurrently with EMS 2606.
Prereq.: Admission to the EMS program or special permission by the program director.

EMS 2609    EMS Prehospital Field Internship    3 s.h.

Capstone Field Internship experience requiring the paramedic student to perform successfully as a team leader on an advanced life support unit in the prehospital setting. A minimum of 30 team leads is required with an assigned field preceptor. Approximately 22 hours of field internship per week.
Prereq.: EMS 2604.

EMS 2613    Critical Care Paramedic    3 s.h.

In-depth study of the underlying abnormalities and physiologic disturbances resulting from traumatic injuries and medical illnesses as it relates to emergency medical care. Includes analysis of case studies. Must be taken concurrently with EMS 2614.
Prereq.: EMS 2609, or permission of instructor.

EMS 2614    Critical Care Paramedic Laboratory    1 s.h.

Designed to prepare the student as a competent care provider in the transport of critical patients by ground or air unit. Topics include 12-leads, IABPs, RSI, lab data, EtCO2 monitoring, and advance pharmacology. Must be taken concurrently with EMS 2613.
Prereq.: NREMT and permission of instructor.

EMS 2631    Advanced Clinical and Field Internship Experience    2 s.h.

Field internship in a variety of advanced life-support units to expose the student to hospital-based, public third service, private, and fire service EMS. Includes a field component involving wilderness rescue and emergency medicine. Must be taken concurrently with EMS 2613.