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Emergency Services Education Curriculum Guide

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Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) 

This program addresses information and techniques currently considered to be the responsibilities of the basic life support EMT, according to the Kansas Emergency Medical Services Education Standard. The course consists of didactic (lecture) instruction, lab skills, Clinical Rotation and Field Internship.

The knowledge required to function as an EMT must be LEARNED as it is inherent as an applied science.

Classroom instruction includes anatomy and physiology and recognition and care of acute medical emergencies and trauma related injuries.

Medical Technology Requirements

    Credit Hours
EMTP-136 Emergency Medical Technician 11
EMTP-116 Emergency Defensive Driving 1
EMTP-115 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 1
     
Electives    
EMTP-132 Instructor - CPR Certification 1

 

Emergency Medical Technology - Intermediate (EMT-I)

The Emergency Medical Technology - Intermediate program is designed for individuals interested in providing care to patients in the pre-hospital setting. This program will provide the participant with opportunities to gain information and attitudes for certification as an EMT-I in the State of Kansas.

EMT-I Requirements

    Credit Hours
EMTP-222 EMT - Intermediate 3
EMTP-223 EMT I - Practical Skills/Techniques 1
EMTP-115 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 1

 

Emergency Medical Technology - Paramedic (EMT-P)

“The Coffeyville Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education
Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

The Emergency Medical Technology-Paramedic (EMT-P) program requires a minimum of 18 months to complete. A minimum of 58 college credits is awarded for successful completion. A minimum of 1411 clock hours is required for completion. The program addresses information and techniques currently considered to be the responsibilities of the EMT-P according to National Standard DOT Curriculum. The program consists of didactic (lecture) instruction, practical skill training, clinical observation and training and Field Internship observation and training.

The Kansas State Board of EMS requires EMT-P students to complete an associate degree to be eligible to participate in National Board Exams. All program and institutional degree
requirements must be met prior to testing for the National Board Exams.

EMT-P Requirements

    Credit Hours
EMTP-140 MICT I 8
EMTP-150 MICT II 3
EMTP-160 MICT III 2
EMTP-170 Medical Emergencies I 10
EMTP-180 Medical Emergencies II 4
EMTP-235 Medical Emergencies III 3
EMTP-260 Medical Emergencies IV 2
EMTP-270 Medical Emergencies V 3
EMTP-280 Clinical Preparatory Lab 2
EMTP-290 Clinical Applications I 3
EMTP-291 Clinical Applications II 2
EMTP-145 Emergency Medical Services Operations and Management 1
EMTP-100 Advanced Cardiac Life Support 2
EMTP-230 Field Internship I 5
EMTP-247 Field Internship II 5
EMTP-224 EMICT: Advanced Practical Skills/Techniques 3
EMTP-245 Advanced Cardiac Life Support for Experienced Providers 2
     
Electives    
EMTP-132 Instructor - CPR Certification 1
EMTP-231 Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) 1
EMTP-250 Neonatal Resuscitation 1
EMTP-155 Pediatric Education for Pre-Hospital Professionals (PEPP) 1
EMTP-165 Pediatric Pre-Hospital Care (PPC) 1
EMTP-114 Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor 1
EMTP-240 12 Lead EKG Interpretation  
EMTP-275 Training Officer I 1
EMTP-285 Training Officer II 2
HPER-160 Scuba Diving 1

 

Emergency Medical Responder

This program addresses information and techniques currently considered to be the responsibilities of the basic life support EMR, according to the Kansas Emergency Medical Services Education Standard. The course consists of didactic (lecture) instruction, lab skills and Field Internship.

The knowledge required to function as an EMR must be LEARNED as it is inherent as an applied science.

Classroom instruction includes anatomy and physiology and recognition and care of acute medical emergencies and trauma related injuries.

First Responder Requirements for Certification

    Credit Hours
EMTP-119 Emergency First Responder 5
EMTP-115 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 1
     
Electives:    
EMTP-132 Instructor - CPR Certification 1
EMTP-116 Emergency Defensive Driving 1
EMTP-208 Automatic Electric Defibrillation .5


Associate in Applied Science Degree

Students completing a technical program may desire to seek the Associate in Applied Sciences Degree.  In addition to completing a technical program, this degree also requires the completion of 18 hours in general education.  Certain courses within this degree may or may not transfer to baccalaureate degree granting institutions. The student must complete 64 semester hours with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or above.

Description of Courses

EMTP-100. Advanced Cardiac Life Support. 2 Hours. This course is designed to provide nurses,
physicians, paramedics and others involved in the health care profession with information regarding advanced life support, according to AHA guidelines. Prerequisite: Must have current CPR card and obtain a packet of information no less than 2 weeks prior to the first class meeting.

EMTP-114. ACLS Instructor. 1 Hour. This course is designed for currently certified ACLS providers who wish to become instructors of the ACLS curriculum.

EMTP-115. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). 1 Hour. This course includes didactic and practical skills components. Students will learn techniques for recognizing and treating foreign body airway obstructions and cardiopulmonary arrest. Students will be tested in both written and practical skills abilities, adhering to American Heart Association curriculum for basic life support.

EMTP-116. Emergency Defensive Driving. 1 Hour. This course addresses driving issues, to include: air bags, anti-lock brakes, safety belts, child restraints and substance abuse. The course focuses on the operator's ability to read traffic conditions, act accordingly and prevent collisions. Key safe driving techniques and concepts will be discussed. The course teaches operators how to look at the traffic scene, analyze the situation and adapt the appropriate techniques and concepts to handle it. Prerequisite: Current driver=s license.

EMTP-119. Emergency Medical Responder. 5 Hour. This program addresses information and techniques currently considered to be the responsibilities of the basic life support EMR, according to the Kansas Emergency Medical Services Education Standard. The course consists of didactic (lecture) instruction, lab skills and Field Internship.

The knowledge required to function as an EMR must be LEARNED as it is inherent as an applied science.

Classroom instruction includes anatomy and physiology and recognition and care of acute medical emergencies and trauma related injuries.

EMTP-120. EMT Bridge Course: First Responder to EMT-Basic. 5 Hours. The purpose of the course is to provide flexibility for advancement from the first responder to the EMT-Basic level. This program is structured to provide one option for achieving EMT-B training in a manner to encourage advancement.

The first responder is certified as an EMT-Basic after successful completion of the EMT written and practical examination, without going through the complete EMT course of instruction. Each lesson covers a portion of the EMT-Basic National Standard Curriculum. This course will provide the properly motivated participant with class time to assure that he/she has attained the knowledge, skills and abilities included in the first responder course as well as the educational opportunities to master the new knowledge, skills and abilities of the EMT-Basic course. Prerequisite: High school diploma or GED, valid drivers license with state of residency, 18 years of age, AHA Healthcare Provider CPR Certification, and current Kansas First Responder Certification.

EMTP-131. Emergency Medical Technology - Continuing Education Seminar. 1 Hour. This course is designed to provide First Responders, EMT's, EMT-I's, EMT-D's, and MICT's with a refresher training program to meet Kansas Recertification Requirements. Topics covered vary, and include those listed in the National Standard DOT curriculum. Prerequisite: Board of EMS Attendant Certification or higher level of medical providership.

EMTP-132. Instructor - CPR Certification. 1 Hour. This AHA Instructor course is a comprehensive program designed to prepare AHA instructors to disseminate the science, skills and philosophy of resuscitation programs to participants enrolled in AHA courses.

The purpose of this course is to provide instructor candidates with the knowledge and skills necessary to reach and teach potential BLS providers. This course provides a structured initiation for the instructor candidate and serves as the foundation for his/her development. It provides instructor candidates the opportunity to develop and refine their presentation and teaching skills. After completing the course instructor candidates are expected to continue to prepare and practice with guidance from experienced instructors. After a period of mentoring and monitored teaching experiences, the instructor candidate becomes an AHA instructor capable of teaching all AHA BLS courses. Prerequisite: American Heart Association health care provider certification.

EMTP-136. Emergency Medical Technician. 11 Hours. This program addresses information and techniques currently considered to be the responsibilities of the basic life support EMT, according to the Kansas Emergency Medical Services Education Standard. The course consists of didactic (lecture) instruction, lab skills, Clinical Rotation and Field Internship.

The knowledge required to function as an EMT must be LEARNED as it is inherent as an applied science.

Classroom instruction includes anatomy and physiology and recognition and care of acute medical emergencies and trauma related injuries.

EMTP-140. MICT I. 8 Hours. This course addresses the Medical Overview, Cardiology, and Respiratory Modules of the National DOT Paramedic Curriculum. Review of Basic Patient Assessment components, with the addition of Advanced components are covered. The Cardiology section is an extensive lesson designed to teach a comprehensive approach to the care of patients with cardiovascular compromise. The Respiratory section will include a thorough discussion of the signs/symptoms and assessment findings of disorders or the respiratory system and current therapeutics used to treat them.

EMTP-145. Emergency Medical Services Operations and Management. 1 Hour. This course is based on the operations section of the National DOT Paramedic Curriculum. Lecture presentation will present aspects of pre-hospital medicine. What makes out-of-hospital care different from nursing or medical practice is the field environment and the need to bring care to the patient in that environment. Rather than an easy stroll to the bedside, the foundation of pre-hospital care is the need to bring good patient care to "bad places." The paramedic must be trained to at least an awareness level in all of the field environments they will encounter. Prerequisites: EMT Certification; current driver's license with state of residency; and Anatomy and Physiology, MICT I, MICT II, MICT III, Medical Emergencies I, Medical Emergencies II, Medical Emergencies III, Medical Emergencies IV, Medical Emergencies V, and Clinical Preparatory Lab all with a grade of C or higher.

EMTP-150. MICT II. 3 Hours. This course addresses components of the Kansas Paramedic instructional Guidelines dealing with pharmacology and medication administration. This course identifies avenues to help the paramedic implement a patient care management plan based on principles and applications of pharmacology, teaches the safe and precise methods of venous access and medication administration and discusses the knowledge necessary to establish and/or maintain a patient airway, and oxygenate and ventilate a patient. The course also presents factors that will enhance therapeutic communications based on life span development of all age groups.

EMTP-155. Pediatric Education for Pre-hospital Professionals (PEPP). 1 Hour. The PEPP course is designed to give pre-hospital professionals the education and confidence they need to effectively treat pediatric patients. This course of instruction will reinforce and expand on the essential information needed for pre-hospital professionals to assess and treat the pediatric patient. The PEPP course is a dynamic EMS teaching tool that will be subject to ongoing review and modification, in concert with changes in the science of emergency pediatrics and advances in EMS educational design and methodology. Prerequisite: Kansas State and/or National certification at the EMT, EMT-I, EMTD, or MICT level.

EMTP-160. MICT III. 2 Hours. This course covers the Patient Assessment units of the National DOT paramedic curriculum. The course will teach a comprehensive approach to scene assessment, history taking, patient assessment, and field monitoring devices. The course is also designed to provide the paramedic student with a process of clinical decision making that allows him/her to use the assessment findings to form a field impression and develop an emergency
care plan.

EMTP-165. Pediatric Pre-hospital Care (PPC). 1 Hour. This course is designed to give pre-hospital professionals the education and confidence they need to effectively treat pediatric patients. This course of instruction will reinforce and expand on the essential information needed for prehospital professionals to assess and treat the pediatric patient. The PPC course is not a one-time effort but rather a dynamic learning experience that will be subject to ongoing review and modification. The emotions triggered when managing the child and family in emergency situations are a special concern commonly raised by pre-hospital providers. Feelings run strong when the pre-hospital provider sees his or her own child in the patient, confronts the injustice of child abuse or neglect or relives the tragedy of a child's death. Handling parents who may be unreasonable and demanding adds another stressful dimension to the duties of the pre-hospital provider. PPC is aimed at decreasing the uneasiness of prehospital care providers to the pediatric patient. Prerequisite: Kansas State and/or National certification at the EMT, EMT-I, EMT-D, or MICT level.

EMTP-170. Medical Emergencies I. 10 Hours. This course addresses the Medical Overview, Cardiology, and Respiratory Modules of the National DOT Paramedic Curriculum. Review of Basic Patient Assessment components, with the addition of Advanced Components are covered. The Cardiology section is an extensive lesson designed to teach a comprehensive approach to the care of patients with cardiovascular compromise. The Respiratory section will include a thorough discussion of the signs/symptoms and assessment findings of disorders or the respiratory system and current therapeutics used to treat them.

EMTP-180. Medical Emergencies II. 4 Hours. This course addresses the Shock and Resuscitation, Abdominal & Gastroenterology, Genitourinary & Renal, Neurology, Endocrine, and Allergies and Anaphylaxis modules of the National DOT Paramedic Curriculum. All sections include a review of the pertinent anatomy and physiology and assessment findings associated with each disorder. General pathophysiology and current therapeutics will also be included.

EMTP-208. Automatic Electric Defibrillation. .5 Hour. The AED mini course is incorporated into the EMT program as required by the Board of EMS, Topeka, Kansas, and requires 8 clock hours to complete. This program addresses information and techniques currently considered to be the responsibilities of the EMT who employs AED's in their approach, in accordance with local component Medical Society. The program consists of didactic (lecture) instruction and practical skill training.

Classroom instruction includes anatomy and physiology and recognition and care of acute cardiac medical emergencies. Skills in performing CPR, application and safe usage of the AED and other emergency care procedures/considerations are taught and/or reviewed. Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED, valid driver's license with state of residency, and must be at least 18 years of age.

EMTP-222. Emergency Medical Technology - Intermediate. 3 Hours. Presented in this integrated course are the physiological effects and clinical use of drugs used in advanced, pre-hospital life support. An introduction of drugs that may be administered by the EMT-I in management of acutely ill or injured patients and knowledge of use, action, dosage, side effects, contraindications, mode of administration and antidotes. Body fluids and electrolytes, acid-base balance and parenteral therapy are introduced in this module through lecture presentation.

EMTP-223. EMT Intermediate - Practical Skills/Techniques. 1 Hour. Presented in this integrated course are the physiological effects and clinical use of drugs used in advanced, pre-hospital life support. The course is designed to be held in conjunction with the EMT-I didactic course. Practical application of knowledge gained through study in the EMT-I course will be accomplished in this section. Those skills covered in this section are outlined in the National DOT Curriculum for EMT-I, and are delineated in the general course syllabus.

EMTP-225. IV Therapy. 3 Hours. This course meets the requirements in K.S.A. 65-1136 and K.A.R. 60-16-101 to 104, and includes didactic and clinical training covering: 1) Monitoring IV infusions, calculating and maintaining the calculated flow rate of IV infusions, discontinuing IV infusions and removal of peripheral lines, changing IV dressings, observing and reporting subjective and objective signs of adverse reactions to IV administration and documenting observations and procedures performed, while under the supervision of a registered professional nurse. 2) Adding parenteral solutions to existing patient IV lines or by piggyback lines, changing IV tubing, inserting IV fluid therapy cannulas under limited circumstances and maintaining the patency of IV lines with heparin or normal saline, while under the supervision of a registered professional nurse. Prerequisite: Must be a nurse with a current license.

EMTP-230. Field Internship I. 5 Hours. During this course the MICT student will work with trained and certified MICT's on Type I vehicles and put into practice the skills and knowledge he/she gained during the previous semesters. Prerequisites: EMT Certification; current driver's license with state of residency; Anatomy and Physiology, MICT I, MICT II, MICT III, Medical Emergencies I, Medical Emergencies II, Medical Emergencies III, Medical Emergencies IV, Medical Emergencies V, Clinical Preparatory Lab, Clinical Applications I and Clinical Applications II all with a grade of C or higher; ACLS certification; approval from Registrar that all general education requirements for AAS degree are fulfilled; proof of personal hospitalization insurance; proof of MINIMUM malpractice insurance 1,000,000/3,000,000 aggregate; and proof of immunizations: Hep B SERIES/Titer within 3 years, MMR, Tetanus Toxoid within 5 years and current Tb Tine.

EMTP-231. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). 1 Hour. This course includes: 1) the information needed for recognizing the infant or child at risk of cardiopulmonary arrest, 2) information and strategies for preventing cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children, and 3) the cognitive and psychomotor skills necessary for resuscitating and stabilizing the infant or child in respiratory failure, shock or cardiopulmonary arrest. The course is intended for health care providers with responsibilities for the well-being of infants and children. Practical application of skills and knowledge in critical situations are emphasized by using case presentations. Prerequisite: Registrants must be health care providers, i.e., medical, nursing, paramedical or allied health personnel, whose daily occupation demands proficiency in the knowledge and skills of Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Others may audit a Pediatric Advanced Life Support course at the discretion of the course director. As another prerequisite to the Pediatric Advanced Life Support course, registrants must have successfully completed a BLS course within the past one year unless a pediatric BLS course is included as part
of the PALS course.

EMTP-235. Medical Emergencies III. 3 Hours. This course addresses several modules of the National DOT EMT-Paramedic Curriculum to include hematological, environmental emergencies and infectious and communicable diseases. Also included are psychiatric and behavioral disorders. This information on each illness includes epidemiology, pathophysiology, initial assessment findings, focused history, detailed physical exam and management. Prerequisites: EMT Certification; current driver's license with state of residency; Anatomy and Physiology, MICT I, MICT II, MICT III, Medical Emergencies I and Medical Emergencies II all with a grade of C or higher.

EMTP-240. 12 Lead EKG Interpretation. 1 Hour. The 12 Lead course is designed to provide nurses, physicians, paramedics, and other health care professionals with information regarding 12 Lead Interpretation. Prerequisite: Must possess a valid ACLS card.

EMTP-245. Advanced Cardiac Life Support for Experienced Providers. 1 Hour. This course is designed to provide MICT's, PA's, nurses and physicians the ability to utilize knowledge to decide when to change the resuscitation approach and prevention of cardiac arrest within the last 10 minutes prior to arrest. Prerequisite: Certification for at least one year in ACLS.

EMTP-247. Field Internship II. 5 Hours. During this course the MICT student will work with trained and certified MICT's on Type I vehicles and put into practice the skills and knowledge he/she gained during the previous semesters. Prerequisites: EMT Certification; current driver's license with state of residency; Anatomy and Physiology, MICT I, MICT II, MICT III, Medical Emergencies I, Medical Emergencies II, Medical Emergencies III, Medical Emergencies IV, Medical Emergencies V, Clinical Preparatory Lab, Clinical Applications I and Clinical Applications II all with a grade of C or higher; ACLS certification; approval from Registrar that all general education requirements for AAS degree are fulfilled; proof of personal hospitalization insurance; proof of MINIMUM malpractice insurance 1,000,000/3,000,000 aggregate; and proof of immunizations: Hep B SERIES/Titer within 3 years, MMR, Tetanus Toxoid within 5 years and current Tb Tine. This is a continuation of EMTP-230 Field Internship I.

EMTP-250. Neonatal Resuscitation. 1 Hour. This course is designed to provide MICT's, PA's, nurses and physicians the ability to effectively treat and manage the neonate.

EMTP-252. Advanced HAZMAT Life Support (AHLS). 1 Hour. This course is designed to give pre-hospital and midlevel health care professionals the education and confidence they need to effectively treat hazardous material exposure patients. This course of instruction will reinforce and expand on the essential information needed for pre-hospital and in-hospital professionals to assess and treat the exposed HAZMAT patient. The course is a dynamic teaching tool that will be subject to ongoing review and modification, in concert with changes in the science of emergency and clinical advances in HAZMAT educational design and methodology. Prerequisite: Kansas State and/or National certification at the EMT, EMT-I, EMT-D, or MICT level; advanced and midlevel health care providers.

EMTP-258. Advanced Burn Life Support Course. .5 Hour. The quality of care during the first hours after a burn injury has a major impact on long-term outcome. Yet, most initial burn care is provided outside of the burn center environment. The course is an eight-hour course designed to provide participants with the ability to assess and stabilize patients with serious burns during the first critical hours following injury and to identify those patients requiring transfer to a burn center. The course is not designed to teach comprehensive burn care, but rather to focus on the first 24 post-injury hours. Prerequisite: RN, D.O., M.D., Kansas State and/or National certification at the EMT, EMT-I, EMTD, or MICT level.

EMTP-260. Medical Emergencies IV. 2 Hours. This course addresses the gynecology, obstetrics and neonatology modules of the National DOT EMT-Paramedic Curriculum. This course separates gynecological emergencies from obstetrical emergencies in an effort to provide a more detailed understanding of the anatomic structures and physiology of the female reproductive system. Only through understanding the proper assessment can the findings be used to formulate a field impression that enables the paramedic to structure an appropriate treatment plan. This course covers gynecologic emergencies that present with excessive bleeding and/or abdominal pain. It also focuses on the need for protecting patient privacy, providing care for sexual assault and protecting crime scene evidence.

The course also provides a detailed understanding of the anatomic structures and physiology of the female reproductive system as it relates to the process of childbirth. It differentiates between normal and abnormal delivery, and covers topics including abdominal pain, excessive vaginal bleeding and hypertensive crisis as well as providing a thorough discussion of childbirth preparation, normal delivery, abnormal delivery and post-delivery care for both the mother and newborn.

Neonatology, i.e., a recently born infant, is addressed as a component of this course. Treatment strategies and specific situations include meconium stained amniotic fluid, apnea, diaphragmatic hernia, bradycardia (both of which have high mortality rates), premature infants and respiratory distress.

Hypoglycemia, which has serious ramifications, is included. Common birth injuries and aspects of mechanical and anoxic trauma are also addressed. Prerequisites: EMT Certification; current driver's license with state of residency; and Anatomy and Physiology, MICT I, MICT II, MICT III, Medical Emergencies I, Medical Emergencies II and Medical Emergencies III all with a grade of C or higher.

EMTP-270. Medical Emergencies V. 3 Hours. This course addresses the pediatric, geriatric and abuse and assault module of the National DOT EMT-Paramedic Curriculum.

The pediatric section includes the priorities, assessment and treatment protocols from the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) project and outlines its objectives. The course reinforces information from the neonatology sectionand provides an ample unit on developmental aspects that cover physical, cognitive and emotional guideposts. Included are implications for paramedic use. The anatomic and physiological section is a review of previous material and is succinctly treated. The assessment section includes a transition phase from initial assessment to the focus history. This is an important distinction that alerts the paramedic to allow the child to become familiar with the advanced sections. Specific pathophysiologic problems include respiratory compromise, shock, dysrhythmias, seizures, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, infection and poisoning and toxic exposure. The pediatric trauma approach is more specific and is guided by the latest edition of the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) program for physicians by the American College of Surgeons, Committee on Trauma. Child abuse and neglect, as well as children with special needs, are included.

The geriatric section addresses the special needs of the elderly. Included are presentations on demographics, the effect of aging on body systems, altered physiology, multiple coexisting diseases, nonspecific and atypical presentations, limitations of mobility, self-care and the marked influence of the social system. The course emphasizes understanding the special needs of the elderly, the changes that the aging process brings about in physical structure, body composition and organ function will be a fundamental knowledge base in maintenance of life support functions. The special health care problems of the elderly – diabetes, hearing and visual impairment, hypertension, arthritis and cardiovascular disease and their complications in treatment are covered.

This course also includes information on a variety of "challenged" patients. This includes patients with physical challenges (hearing, visual and speech impairments, obesity, and paraplegia/quadriplegia), mental challenges (mental illness, developmental disability, emotional impairments), and challenges with chronic diseases (arthritis, cancer, cerebral palsy, systic fibrosis, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, poliomyelitis, head injuries, spina bifida and myasthenia gravis). Content in each of these areas includes a description of the challenge and accommodations that may be necessary in its assessment and management. This section concludes with discussion of four additional challenged groups: culturally diverse, terminally ill, those with communicable disease and financially challenged.

This course concludes with providing the knowledge and perspective to manage patients who are receiving complex medical care in a nontraditional setting. Although acute intervention from home care is the primary focus, the student also gains knowledge about extended-care and hospice facilities. After addressing the type of chronic care patients, the section provides general pathophysiology of body systems, assessment and management knowledge and skills. The section concludes with specific, acute home-health situations. Prerequisites: EMT Certification; current driver's license with state of residency; and Anatomy and Physiology, MICT I, MICT II, MICT III, Medical Emergencies I, Medical Emergencies II, Medical Emergencies III and Medical Emergencies IV all with a grade of C or higher.

EMTP-275. Training Officer I. 1 Hour. This program is designed for those individuals interested in providing and/or coordinating approved single program provider continuing EMS education programs in the State of Kansas. It will provide the participant with opportunities to gain information and practice as a Training Officer I in the State of Kansas.

The Kansas Board of EMS has approved this program. It addresses information and techniques currently considered to be the responsibilities of the TO I according to the Kansas Board of EMS. Curriculum includes sections of the National DOT Standard Curriculum for EMS Instructors, Kansas Basic Life Support Skills Task Analysis and applicable statutes and regulations. Prerequisite: Currently certified at or above the EMT level, or as a physician licensed to practice medicine and surgery or licensed professional nurse. Local appointing authority must appoint the candidate.

EMTP-280. Clinical Preparatory Laboratory. 2 Hours. This laboratory course is designed for the student who has successfully completed the majority of the didactic courses in the paramedic curricula. It is intended to allow the student to "put the whole experience together." This unit focuses on patient assessment-based management and contains information and practice scenarios to help students apply the fundamentals of patient care. The course contains didactic presentation on "putting it all together" and then shifts to common chief complaint categories. The students practice acting as a team leader and partner doing assessment, initial resuscitation, scene choreography, treatment and patient presentation. Most of the common chief complaints that paramedics will encounter in the field are included in this unit. Next to actually being in the field, these scenarios with programmed patients and actual equipment are one of the best ways to take the mountain of theoretical material and focus it. It is also an excellent way to begin developing "team leadership" skills that are critical to actually being an effective field paramedic. The student will be afforded opportunities to develop effective teamwork prior to entering the clinical and field phases of the paramedic curricula.

Additionally, this course affords laboratory practice time for the student to review and "fine tune" Type I skills necessary for the student to enter the clinical area. Prerequisites: EMT Certification; current driver's license with state of residency; and Anatomy and Physiology, MICT I, MICT II, MICT III, Medical Emergencies I, Medical Emergencies II, Medical Emergencies III, Medical Emergencies IV, and Medical Emergencies V all with a grade of C or higher.

EMTP-285. Training Officer II. 2 Hours. This program is designed for those individuals interested in providing and/or coordinating approved single program provider continuing EMS education programs in the State of Kansas. It will provide the participant with opportunities to gain information and practice as a Training Officer II in the State of Kansas.

The Kansas Board of EMS has approved this program. It addresses information and techniques currently considered to be the responsibilities of the TO II according to the Kansas Board of EMS. Curriculum includes sections of the National DOT Standard Curriculum for EMS Instructors, Kansas Basic Life Support Skills Task Analysis and applicable statutes and regulations. Prerequisite: Currently certified at or above the EMT level, or as a physician licensed to practice medicine and surgery or licensed professional nurse. Candidate must have current approval as a Training Officer I. Local appointing authority must appoint the candidate.

EMTP-290. Clinical Applications I. 3 Hours. This hands on clinical experience course represents one of the most important components of paramedic education since this is where the student learns to synthesize cognitive and psychomotor skills. This course allows the student to integrate and reinforce the didactic and skills laboratory components of the program. The ability to serve in the capacity of an entry-level paramedic requires experience with actual patients. This course enables the student to build a database of patient experiences that serves to help in clinical decision making and pattern recognition.

Minimum patient contacts have been specified to assure each student is offered diversity and repetitive practice in specific areas. Time-based minimums in each area of clinical practice are listed as a scheduling guideline only. Minimum patient contacts, as well as minimum clock hours, MUST be attained for the student to receive a passing grade.

MINIMUM clock hours in the following areas are required for successful completion of this course.

Emergency Room 75 clock hours
OB/GYN 15 clock hours
Surgery/Recovery Room 25 clock hours
Medical Director 10 clock hours
Other 45 clock hours
Total 170 clock hours minimum


Prerequisites: EMT Certification; current driver's license with state of residency; Anatomy and Physiology, MICT I, MICT II, MICT III, Medical Emergencies I, Medical Emergencies II, Medical Emergencies III, Medical Emergencies IV, Medical Emergencies V, and Clinical Preparatory Lab all with a grade of C or higher; proof of personal hospitalization insurance; proof of MINIMUM malpractice insurance 1,000,000/3,000,000 aggregate; and proof of immunizations: Hep B SERIES/Titer within 3 years, MMR, Tetanus Toxoid within 5 years and Tb Tine within 6 months.

EMTP-291. Clinical Applications II. 2 Hours. This course is a continuation of Clinical Applications I. This hands-on clinical experience course represents one of the most important components of paramedic education since this is where the student learns to synthesize cognitive and psychomotor skills. This course allows the student to integrate and reinforce the didactic and skills laboratory components of the program. The ability to serve in the capacity of an entry-level paramedic requires experience with actual patients. This course enables the student to build a database of patient experiences that serves to help in clinical decision making and pattern recognition.

Minimum patient contacts have been specified to assure each student is offered diversity and repetitive practice in specific areas. Time-based minimums in each area of clinical practice are listed as a scheduling guideline only. Minimum patient contacts, as well as minimum clock hours, MUST be attained for the student to receive a passing grade.

Because of the unpredictable nature of emergency medicine, the hospital environment offers two advantages in paramedic education: volume and specificity. In the hospital setting, the paramedic student can see many more patients than is possible in the field. This is a very important component in building up a “library” of patient care experiences to draw upon in clinical decision making.

The use of multiple departments within the hospital enables the student to see an adequate distribution of patient situations. This course takes advantage of critical care units, OB/GYN, operating rooms/ anesthesia, recovery, pediatrics, psychiatric, doctors offices, clinics, laboratories, pharmacies, day care centers, well baby clinics, and community and public health
centers.

MINIMUM clock hours in the following areas are required for successful completion of this course.

Emergency Room 50 clock hours
OB/GYN 10 clock hours
Surgery/Recovery Room 15 clock hours
Medical Director 6 clock hours
Other 33 clock hours
Total 114 clock hours minimum to complete Clinical Applications II

 

Prerequisites: EMT Certification; current driver's license with state of residency; Anatomy and Physiology, MICT I, MICT II, MICT III, Medical Emergencies I, Medical Emergencies II, Medical Emergencies III, Medical Emergencies IV, Medical Emergencies V, Clinical Preparatory Lab, and Clinical Applications I all with a grade of C or higher; proof of personal hospitalization insurance; proof of MINIMUM malpractice insurance 1,000,000/3,000,000 aggregate; and proof of immunizations: Hep B SERIES/Titer within 3 years, MMR, Tetanus Toxoid within 5 years and Tb Tine within 6 months.

EMTP-295. Kansas BEMS Instructor Coordinator. 9 Hours. This program is designed for those individuals interested in providing and/or coordinating First Responder and EMT initial training courses and approved EMS continuing education programs in the State of Kansas. It will provide the participant with opportunities to gain information needed to practice as an I/C in the State of Kansas. The Kansas Board of EMS has approved this program. It addresses information and techniques currently considered to be the responsibilities of the I/C according to the Kansas Board of EMS. Curriculum is based upon the 2002 National Guidelines for Educating EMS instructors (NAEMSE), Kansas enrichments as mandated/ recommended by the Kansas Education and Examination Taskforce, Kansas Basic Life Support Skills Task Analysis and applicable statutes and regulations. Prerequisite: Current certification at or above the EMT level, or a physician licensed to practice medicine and surgery in the State of Kansas or a licensed professional nurse; proof of one of the following: Training Officer II, Kansas teaching certificate; certification as a CPR instructor at the professional level; proof of one (1) year of EMS street experience; letter of commitment from a certified IC stating intent of mentorship and three professional letters of recommendation.

EMTP-299. Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program. 9 Hours. This course is designed to provide paramedics, physicians, physician assistants and nurses an indepth approach to critical care patient management. Prerequisite: Two years experience as a paramedic, registered nurse, physician assistant or licensed physician with a current CPR, ACLS, PALS, PHTLS or BTLS certification. Nursing may exchange PHTLS/BTLS for TNCC.