EMT/Paramedic Curriculum Guide and Course Descriptions

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.

Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) Requirements

course code course title credit hours
EMTP-136 Emergency Medical Technician 11
EMTP-116 Emergency Defensive Driving 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-Paramedic) program addresses information and techniques currently considered to be the responsibilities of an EMT-Paramedic 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 program is 18 months in length.

Prospective students must hold a current EMT license to apply to the program and students are selected on a competitive basis. Students must complete an Associate degree to be eligible to participate in the National Board Exams as required by the Kansas State Board of EMS.  A total of 68 college credits are awarded for successful completion of the EMT-P program and the Associate of Applied Science degree.  A minimum of 1210 clock hours is required for completion.  All program and institutional degree requirements must be met prior to testing for the National Board Exams.

EMT-P Prerequisite or corequisite:

course code course title credit hours
*BIOL-203 Anatomy & Physiology 5

EMT-P Requirements

course code course title credit hours
EMTP-100 Advanced Cardiac Life Support 1
EMTP-122 Advanced Patient Management 4
EMTP-123 Advanced Patient Management Lab 3
EMTP-158 Paramedic Cardiopulmonary 4
EMTP-159 Paramedic Cardiopulmonary Lab 3
EMTP-166 Preparatory Clinical 1
EMTP-167 Paramedic Surgical Clinical 1
EMTP-168 Paramedic OB/RT/ER Clinical 1
EMTP-169 Special Considerations Clinical 1
EMTP-192 Paramedic OB/GYN 1
EMTP-193 Paramedic OB/GYN Lab 1
EMPT-198 Paramedic Special Considerations 1
EMTP-199 Paramedic Special Considerations Lab 1
EMTP-212 Medical Emergencies 4
EMTP-214 Medical Emergencies Lab 3
EMTP-238 Trauma 4
EMTP-239 Trauma Lab 3
EMTP-268 Paramedic Operations 3
EMTP-269 Paramedic Operations Lab 3
EMTP-230 Field Internship I 5
EMTP-247 Field Internship II 5
Total EMT/Paramedic Hours 53

General Education Requirements

course code course title credit hours
ENGL-101 English Composition I 3
SPCH-111 Public Speaking or Interpersonal and Group Communications 3
COMP-162 Computer Concepts and Applications
or higher level computer class
3
BUSN-133 Business Math
or higher level math class
3
  Humanities Course 3
Total General Education Hours 15
Total Associate Degree Hours 68

Electives

Course code course title credit hours
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 1
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.

course code course title credit hours
EMTP-119 Emergency First Reponder 5
EMTP-115 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 1
     
Electives    
EMTP-132 Instructor - CPR Certification 1
EMTP-116 Emergency Defensive Driving 1

Continuing Education Electives

course code course title credit hours
EMTP-100 Advanced Cardiac Life Support 1
EMTP-115 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 1
EMTP-131 EMT/Continuing Ed Seminar 1
EMTP-132 Instructor - CPR Certification 1
EMTP-231 Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) 1
EMTP-114 Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor 1
EMTP-240 12 Lead EKG Interpretation 1
EMTP-245 Advanced Cardiac Life Support for Experienced Providers .5
EMTP-250 Neonatal Resuscitation 1

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.

Course Descriptions

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-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-122.  Advanced Patient Management. 4 Hour. This course addresses Introductory Paramedic skills and focuses on Safety and Wellness of the Paramedic.  The Paramedic skills of patient assessment will be addressed.  Principals of pharmacology, medical administration and emergency medications will be discussed.  The use of documentation in the practice of paramedicine is discussed.

EMTP-123.  Advanced Patient Management Lab. 3 Hour. This course addresses Introductory Paramedic skills and focuses on Safety and Wellness of the Paramedic.  The Paramedic skills of patient assessment will be addressed and performed.  Principals of pharmacology, medical administration and emergency medications will be discussed and performed.  The use of documentation in the practice of paramedicine is discussed.

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-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-142.  MICT I.  6 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-158. Paramedic Cardiopulmonary. 4 Hours. This course addresses the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the airway and the heart and its components. Mechanical ventilation and respiration for patients of all ages will be discussed.  Assessing patients with respiratory, cardiovascular and hematology problems will be discussed. Equipment used to assess and treat these areas is also discussed.

EMTP-159. Paramedic Cardiopulmonary Lab. 3 Hours. This course addresses the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the airway and the heart and its components. Mechanical ventilation and respiration for patients of all ages will be discussed.  Assessing patients with respiratory, cardiovascular and hematology problems will be discussed. Equipment used to assess and treat these areas is also discussed.

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-166. Preparatory Clinical. 1 Hour. 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 that they have practiced in the classroom.  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.
  
EMTP-167. Paramedic Surgical Clinical. 1 Hour.  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 that they have practiced in the classroom.  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.
  
EMTP-168. Paramedic OB/RT/ER Clinical. 1 Hour.  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 that they have practiced in the classroom.  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.
  
EMTP-169. Paramedic Special Considerations Clinical. 1 Hour.  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 that they have practiced in the classroom.  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.

EMTP-175.  Medical Emergencies I.  5 Hours.  This course addresses the Medical Overview and Respiratory Modules of the National DOT Paramedic Curriculum. Review of Basic Patient Assessment components, with the addition of Advanced Components are covered. 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-185. Paramedic Cardiology. 3 Hours. This course addresses the Medical Overview, Cardiology, and Respitory Modules of the National DOT Paramedic Curriculum. The Cardiology section is an extensive lesson designed to teach a comprehensive  approach to the care of patients with cardiovascular compromise.

EMTP-192. Paramedic OB/GYN. 1 Hour.  This course addresses the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the labor and delivery of a newborn. Basic and Advanced life support interventions to recognize and manage with patients with gynecologic and obstetric emergencies. The student should be able to respond to the physical, physiologic, and psychosocial needs of patients across the life span.

EMTP-193. Paramedic OB/GYN Lab. 1 Hour.  This course addresses the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the labor and delivery of a newborn. Basic and Advanced life support interventions to recognize and manage with patients with gynecologic and obstetric emergencies. The student should be able to respond to the physical, physiologic, and psychosocial needs of patients across the life span.

EMTP-198. Paramedic Special Considerations. 1 Hour. This course addresses the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the neonate, pediatric, geriatric and patient’s with special challenges. Basic and Advanced life support interventions are used to recognize and manage problems with the neonate, pediatric, geriatric and Patient’s with special challenges.

EMTP-199. Paramedic Special Considerations Lab. 1 Hour.  This course addresses the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the neonate, pediatric, geriatric and patient’s with special challenges. Basic and Advanced life support interventions are used to recognize and manage problems with the neonate, pediatric, geriatric and Patient’s with special challenges.

EMTP-212. Medical Emergencies. 4 Hour.  This course addresses the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of patients with medical emergencies.  The student will learn to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment/disposition plan for a patient with a medical complaint.

EMTP-214. Medical Emergencies Lab. 3 Hour.  This course addresses the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of patients with medical emergencies.  The student will learn to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment/disposition plan for a patient with a medical complaint.

EMTP-224, EMICT:  Advanced Practical Skills/Techniques.  3 Hours.  This course requires 76+ clock hours to complete.  The course consists of practical skill and didactic review of the entire paramedic program.  It is designed to offer the paramedic student the skills and information necessary to successfully challenge the National EMT-P exam and to subsequently be nationally certified to practice as a paramedic in Kansas and other states.  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 Emegencies III, Medical Emergencies IV, Medical Emergencies V, Clinical Preparatory Lab, and Clinical Applications 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 MINIMUM malpractice insurance 1,000,000/3,000,000 aggregate; proof of immunizations; Help B SERIES/Titer within 3 years, MMR, Tetanus Toxoid within 5 years and current Tb Tine.

EMTP-230.  Field Internship I.  5 Hours.  During this course, the Paramedic student will work with trained and certified Paramedic’s on Type I vehicles and put into practice the skills and knowledge he/she gained during the previous semesters. Successful completion will require meeting or exceeding the minimums in hours, patient contacts in each category, and patient care reports (these numbers are defined in the Clinical and Field Internship Handbook.

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-238. Trauma. 4 Hours. This course addresses the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of patients with traumatic emergencies.  The student will learn to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment/disposition plan for a patient with a trauma complaint.

EMTP-239. Trauma Lab. 3 Hours.  This course addresses the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of patients with traumatic emergencies.  The student will learn to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment/disposition plan for a patient with a trauma complaint.

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 Paramedic student will work with trained and certified Paramedic’s on Type I vehicles and put into practice the skills and knowledge he/she gained during the previous semesters. Successful completion will require meeting or exceeding the minimums in hours, patient contacts in each category, and patient care reports.

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-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-268. Paramedic Operations. 3 Hours.  This course addresses the operations of EMS systems and pertaining to research and communications.  The student will be versed in medical/ legal ethics.  Public health situations will be discussed as they pertain to EMS.  Operations of a ground and air ambulance will be discussed.  Incident management, multiple casualty incidents will be discussed.  Hazardous material awareness and mass casualty/ terrorism and disaster will be taught.

EMTP-269. Paramedic Operations Lab. 3 Hours.  This course addresses the operations of EMS systems and pertaining to research and communications.  The student will be versed in medical/ legal ethics.  Public health situations will be discussed as they pertain to EMS.  Operations of a ground and air ambulance will be discussed.  Incident management, multiple casualty incidents will be discussed.  Hazardous material awareness and mass casualty/ terrorism and disaster will be taught.

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 section and 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-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-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.  A student must complete a MINIMUM of 170 clock hours in the emergency room, OB/GYN, Surgery/Recovery Room, with the Medical Director, in other areas of a medical facility as assigned.

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.  A student must complete a MINIMUM of 114 clock hours in the emergency room, OB/GYN, Surgery/Recovery Room, with the Medical Director, and in other areas of a medical facility as assigned.

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.