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1119
EMS

Emergency Medical Technician

Corequisite: EMS1401. The initial study of emergency medical services designed to enable the student to become proficient in the emergency care of the sick and injured. Completion of course leads to eligibility for licensure examination as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B).

Credit hours: 5
Lecture hours: 5

1310
EMS

Emergency Medical Services Management

Designed for persons who supervise emergency medical services personnel. Emphasis is placed on goal setting, organizational structure, budgeting, communications, performance evaluation, and stress management.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

1335
EMS

Emergency Vehicle Operator I

$5.00 lab fee Designed to meet Florida Health Department requirements that all emergency vehicle operators employed by EMS providers must have completed an ambulance driving program. The course combines lecture with a driving laboratory. (Students who are not active duty military must show proof of a valid Florida Driver's License.)

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

1337
EMS

Defensive Tactics For Healthcare Providers

This course is designed to provide healthcare personnel with basic knowledge of signs of aggressive/violent behavior and tactics to properly respond using verbal and or physical skills to control aggressive behavior in the course of providing emergency care.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

1381C
EMS

Emergency Medical Technician Refresher

$7.00 lab fee Designed for the EMT seeking renewal of state license or national certificate. A review of didactic material and clinical skills relevant to EMT knowledge objectives and clinical practice. Meets and exceeds requirements for state relicensure and national EMT recertification.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

1401
EMS

Emergency Medical Technician Lab

$27.00 lab fee Corequisite: EMS1119. Integrated experience including laboratory practice with manikins and simulated situations, clinical experience in the area hospitals, and field experience with the ambulance service.

Credit hours: 4
Lecture hours: 3.666
Lab hours: 7.466

1555
EMS

EMS Trauma Management

$13.00 lab fee Prerequisite: EMT certificate or permission of the instructor. This course is designed for the EMS student, teaching the fundamentals of managing traumatic injuries at the basic and advanced levels in accordance with the National Basic Trauma Life Support Committee. The recognition and treatment of specific traumatic injuries such as pneumothorax, closed head injury, hemothorax, compensated and decompensated shock, fractures, uncontrolled bleeding, and internal injuries of the abdomen and thorax. Emphasis is on rapid assessment, management, and transport with discussion on mechanism of injury and kinematics of trauma.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

1761
EMS

Assistant Teaching in Emergency Medical Services

Prerequisites: EMT license and permission of the instructor. Emphasis is placed on lesson plan development, classroom management, awareness of EMS regulatory agency requirements for course content, and effective methods of instruction in cognitive material and psychomotor skills. The student participates in cognitive and psychomotor instruction under the supervision of EMS faculty.

Credit hours: 4
Lecture hours: 4

2010
EMS

Essentials of Structure and Function

Designed for the EMS student, this course presents basic information on the structure and function of the human body. Applies principles of anatomy and physiology to demonstrate interaction of body systems as they maintain homeostasis. Emphasis will be placed on the nervous system, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2231
EMS

Paramedic I

Prerequisites: EMS1119, EMS1401. The introduction of advanced life support skills of definitive airway management and intravenous therapy. Also includes sections on foundations, airway, patient assessment, and trauma.

Credit hours: 5
Lecture hours: 5

2232
EMS

Paramedic II

Prerequisites: EMS2231, EMS2435. A continuation of EMS 2231 with emphasis on cardiology and advanced cardiac life support. Also includes sections on medicine, special patients, assessment-based management and operations.

Credit hours: 5
Lecture hours: 5

2233
EMS

Paramedic III

Prerequisite: EMS2232, EMS2436. Culmination of paramedic program in which previous education and training are reviewed and applied to simulated situations. Completion of course leads to eligibility for paramedic licensure examination.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

2340C
EMS

Basic Vehicle Rescue and Extrication

Designed for the EMT student, teaching the fundamentals of gaining access to and disentanglement of victims of vehicular crashes. Emphasis is placed on victim and rescuer safety. Actual use of available rescue tools is included. Packaging of patients to protect against possible spinal injuries is demonstrated and assessed. The course takes place with a mock scene and "junk" cars are used for experience with rescue tools. (Students who are not active duty military must show proof of a valid Florida Driver's License.)

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

2391C
EMS

Paramedic Refresher

$7.00 lab fee A review of didactic material and clinical skills relevant to paramedic knowledge objectives and clinical practice. Meets and exceeds requirement for relicensure and national recertification.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 1

2425
EMS

Paramedic Internship

Designed to enable the paramedic student to become a functional paramedic. Students are assigned to a preceptor with an area emergency medical service for six weeks of intensive field training. (Administration of the National Registry Skills Examination is included with the final examination.)

Credit hours: 4
Lecture hours: 4

2435
EMS

Paramedic I Lab

$146.00 lab fee Corequisite: EMS2231. Integrated experience including laboratory practice of advanced skills, clinical experience in area hospitals, and field experience with the ambulance service.

Credit hours: 5
Lecture hours: 10

2436
EMS

Paramedic II Lab

$83.00 lab fee Corequisite: EMS2232. Integrated experience including laboratory practice of advanced cardiac life support skills, clinical experience in area hospitals and field experience with the ambulance service.

Credit hours: 5
Lecture hours: 12

2439
EMS

Advanced Clinical Internship

$16.00 lab fee Prerequisites: Florida EMT license and permission of instructor. Supervised rotations in a variety of clinical settings designed to develop increased clinical proficiency, decision-making skills, and knowledge of pathophysiology of illness and injury.

Credit hours: 5
Lecture hours: 20

2526
EMS

Twelve-Lead Electrocardiogram

Prerequisite: EMT certificate or permission of the instructor. This course is designed for the EMS student, teaching the fundamentals of twelve-lead electrocardiogram (EKG) interpretation. Emphasis is placed on scenario-based and case-based learning that reinforces the concept that 12 lead EKG technology is the best tool for visualization of the surfaces of the heart, identification of sites of ischemia, injury and infarction, as well as various intricate conduction abnormalities.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

2553
EMS

Pediatric Advanced Life Support

$7.00 lab fee Prerequisite: EMT certificate or permission of the instructor. This course is designed for the EMS student, teaching the fundamentals of recognizing infants and children that are at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest, including the strategies that are needed to prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children and the cognitive and psychomotor skills needed to resuscitate and stabilize infants and children in respiratory failure, shock, or cardiopulmonary arrest.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

2558
EMS

Stroke Management

Prerequisite: EMT certificate or permission of instructor. This course is designed for the EMS student, teaching the recognition of the early signs and management of stroke and other related neurovascular emergencies. Other content includes stroke prevention, risk factors and medical interventions. This course incorporates lecture with scenario-based and case-based learning that reinforces the current concepts of stroke care.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

2934
EMS

Advanced Medical Life Support

$15.00 lab fee Prerequisite: EMT certificate or permission of instructor. This course is designed for the EMS student, providing the EMS student with a better understanding of the pathophysiology of disease processes. This course incorporates lecture with scenario-based and case-based learning that reinforces current concepts of emergency care for shock, chest pain, altered mental status and respiratory emergencies.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

2949
EMS

COOP/Work Experience/Emergency Medical Services

1-3 crs. Cooperative Education courses may be taken toward completion of most of the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs. A maximum of six credit hours may be used in meeting the A.A. degree requirements. Prerequisite: Minimum of 2.0 GPA, meet with the co-op coordinator, and availability of co-op work experience slot. Supervised, practical work experience that seeks to combine theories and apply practical skills to projects in the student's major field of study. Requirements include online weekly, mid-term, and end-of-term reflection assignments.

Credit hours: 1
Other hours: 1

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