EMT-1302 Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

6 Credits

Comprehensive study of basic life support skills of Emergency Medical Technician-Basic based on the U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard EMT-Basic Curriculum and the National EMS Education Standards, January 2009 or later; and State of Ohio Emergency Medical Services EMT-Basic curriculum, most current version. Includes recognition of nature and seriousness of patient's condition or extent of injuries; and assessing requirements of emergency care, lifting, moving, handling and transporting patients as part of pre-hospital emergency care system. Successful completion of American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider Course component of course required to successfully complete EMT-1302. Successful completion of EMT-1302 and EMT-130L required for NREMT and State of Ohio EMT-Basic certification.

Lecture: 5 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-0980 Language Fundamentals I, or appropriate score on English Placement Test; and MATH-0910 Basic Arithmetic and Pre-Algebra or appropriate Math placement score, and departmental approval: admission to the program. CTAN Approved: CTEMS002.

EMT-130L EMT Basic Practical Lab

1 Credit

This course provides the simulation labs and directed practice to complete the requirements for National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) EMT-Basic certification. This is the primary requirement for State of Ohio EMT Basic Certification.

Laboratory: 1.5 hour

Other Required Hours: 37.5 Hours of directed practice performed in program approved external sites.

Prerequisite(s): EMT-1302 Emergency Medical Technician - Basic, or concurrent enrollment. CTAN Approved: CTEMS002.

EMT-1310 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

1 Credit

[This course is crosslisted as HLTH-1310. Credit can only be earned once for either course.] The CPR for Healthcare Providers teachs the management of respiratory and circulatory emergencies in adults, children, and infants. The Heartsaver First Aid teaches the management of illness and injury in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. Instruction and treatment methods to meet American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross (ARC) standards for CPR.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): None. CTAN Approved: CTEMS004.

EMT-1320 Heavy Rescue

2 Credits

Techniques of heavy rescue, safe management of equipment used in heavy rescue, entrapment and patient extrication.

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: certified EMT-B; emergency workers must be in good health or have physicians verification, must be able to lift 75 pounds.

EMT-1330 Defensive Driving - EMT

1 Credit

Principles and practices of defensive driving related to emergency rescue vehicles including laws, conditions of accidents and methods of avoiding accidents.

Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to program, or certified EMT-B, or working with safety forces; must have valid Ohio drivers license.

EMT-1401 Anatomy & Physiology for Paramedics

4 Credits

Basic structure and function of body systems and diseases of these systems to provide a foundation for EMT and paramedic certification.

Lecture: 4 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

EMT-2330 Paramedic Theory I

6 Credits

Principles and practices of emergency medical technician paramedics based on the Department of Transportation National Standard Paramedic Curriculum, current to at least 2011, and the State of Ohio Paramedic Curriculum effective 2012. Includes roles and responsibilities, Emergency Medical Services systems, well-being of the paramedic, therapeutic communications, medical/legal considerations, stress management and life span development.

Lecture: 4 hours. Laboratory: 4 hours

Prerequisite(s): BIO-2331 Anatomy and Physiology I, and BIO-2341 Anatomy and Physiology II; or EMT-1401 Anatomy & Physiology for Paramedics; and current Ohio Certified EMT-B, and departmental approval. CTAN Approved: CTEMS004.

EMT-2340 Paramedic Theory II

6 Credits

Principles and practices of emergency medical technician paramedics based on the Department of Transportation National Standard Paramedic Curriculum, current to at least 2011, and the State of Ohio Paramedic Curriculum effective 2012. Includes airway management, physical examination, trauma systems with mechanism of injury, hemorrhage and shock, trauma assessment and management related to: soft tissue, musculoskeletal, head, face, spinal, thoracic, and abdominal injuries including burns.

Lecture: 4 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Other Required Hours: Directed Practice: 112 hours per semester.

Prerequisite(s): EMT-2350 Paramedic Theory III, and departmental approval: current Ohio EMT-B certification. CTAN Approved: CTEMS004.

EMT-2350 Paramedic Theory III

6 Credits

Principles and practices of emergency medical technician paramedics based on the Department of Transportation National Standard Paramedic Curriculum, current to at least 2011, and the State of Ohio Paramedic Curriculum effective 2012. Includes anatomy and physiology of the pulmonary system, assessment and treatment of pulmonary emergencies, anatomy and physiology of cardiovascular system, assessment of cardiac and strok patient, EKG interpretation, cardiac and stroke treatment modalities, cardiac treatment pharmacology, defibrillation, and advanced cardiac life support.

Lecture: 4 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Other Required Hours: Directed Practice: 112 hours per semester

Prerequisite(s): EMT-2330 Paramedic Theory I, and departmental approval: Ohio EMT-B certification. CTAN Approved: CTEMS004.

EMT-2360 Paramedic Theory IV

6 Credits

Principles and practices of emergency medical technician paramedics based on the Department of Transportation National Standard Paramedic Curriculum, current to at least 2011, and the State of Ohio Paramedic Curriculum effective 2012. Includes management of endocrine, GI, renal/urological, toxicology, hematology, infectious, environmental and behavioral emergencies. Management of special needs patients, including geriatric, pediatric, and neonatal medical emergencies age groups. Detailed assessment and treatment of the OB/GYN patient and emergency field delivery procedures. Basic orientation in the study of ambulance operations, hazardous materials, rescue awareness and crime scene awareness.

Lecture: 4 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Other Required Hours: Directed Practice: 112 hours per semester.

Prerequisite(s): EMT-2350 Paramedic Theory III, and current Ohio EMT-Basic certification. CTAN Approved: CTEMS004.

EMT-2370 Paramedic Theory V

5 Credits

Final course in sequence necessary for NREMT Paramedic Certification and State of Ohio Paramedic certification. Students will integrate knowledge and skills learned in previous courses in order to demonstrate competence in American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS); and American College of Surgeons or American College of Emergency Physicians approved trauma life support and National Association of EMT (NAEMT) medical life support standards. In the directed practice and field experience environment, they will demonstrate team leadershp and integration with medical professionals

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Other Required Hours: Directed Practice and field experience: 112 hours per semester.

Prerequisite(s): EMT-2360 Paramedic Theory IV, and departmental approval: State of Ohio Certified EMT-Basic. CTAN Approved: CTEMS004.

EMT-2400 Advanced Cardiac Life Support

1 Credit

Advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) emphasizes the importance of basic life support cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to patient survival, the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions, and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation. Students engage in simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where students will practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as team leader.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: valid current American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR certification required.

EMT-2819 Special Topics in Critical Care Paramedic

5 Credits

The CCEMTP program will assist the clinician in developing the necessary skills and knowledge to manage critical patients during a high risk transfer. Essentially, CCEMTP is "post graduate education" for the paramedic or nurse that attempts to standardize training and level of care in inter-facility transport.

Lecture: 4 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: Paramedic requirements: a current professional license and a recommended minimum of one year experience in that role; or Nurse Requirements: A current professional license and a recommended minimum of one year experience in that role.

EMT-2820 Advanced Independent Study/Research in Emergency Medical Technology

1-3 Credits

Directed individual advanced study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. (see Credit Schedule of classes for current offerings). May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.