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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

$7.00 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

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

$83.00 lab fee Corequisite: EMS1119. An integrated experience that is designed to allow the student to apply practical experience to material learned in Emergency Medical Technician. Students will learn how to assess, treat and transport the sick and injured at the level of the Emergency Medical Technician in the laboratory, simulated, medical facility and pre-hospital field environment. There is emphasis on assessment based learning and complies with national EMT curriculum.

Credit hours: 5
Lecture hours: 0
Lab hours: 4.73
Other hours: 8

1555
EMS

EMS Trauma Management

$7.00 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: 3
Lecture hours: 3

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

$6.00 lab fee Corequisite: EMS2435. First course in the sequence necessary for Paramedic program completion. Designed to integrate concepts & clinical skills learned at the EMT level with advanced life support concepts & skills. Emphasis on patient assessment, pulmonary anatomy & physiology, advanced airway management, pathophysiology & clinical management of shock, medical emergencies & cardiac related emergencies. Course is consistent with the most current Paramedic curriculum guidelines.

Credit hours: 9
Lecture hours: 9

2232
EMS

Paramedic II

Prerequisites: BSC1020, EMS2231, EMS2435, RET1934. Corequisite: EMS2436. Second course in the sequence necessary for Paramedic program completion. Integrates & reinforces concepts & clinical skills learned in Paramedic I. Emphasis on pharmacology, behavioral, trauma, obstetrics, pediatrics, EMS operations, and special challenges (critical care, mass casualty), and reinforcement of cardiology and medical emergencies. Consistent with the most current Paramedic curriculum.

Credit hours: 8
Lecture hours: 8

2233
EMS

Paramedic III

$6.00 lab fee Prerequisite: EMS2232, EMS2436, EMS2553, EMS2934. This course is a culmination of the Paramedic program in which previous education and training are reviewed and applied to complete a comprehensive educational learning experience. Case reviews, laboratory practice and simulated experiences are reviewed through the lens of an entry-level Paramedic provider. The course ends with a comprehensive written and practical examination. Successful completion leads to eligibility to sit for the National Registry Paramedic examination.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

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

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

$37.00 lab fee Prerequisites: EMS2232, EMS2436, EMS2553, EMS2934. Corequisite: EMS2233. This is a capstone clinical practice course consisting of ten (10) 24-hour shifts aboard an advanced life support ambulance. The Paramedic student functions under the clinical supervision of a selected Paramedic preceptor as the acting charge Paramedic for the entirety of clinical internship. In addition the students participate in 15 sentinel clinical scenarios in a high-fidelity simulation lab setting and laboratory skills review.

Credit hours: 6
Lecture hours: 0
Lab hours: 0
Other hours: 18.13

2435
EMS

Paramedic I Lab

$131.00 lab fee Corequisite: EMS2231. Integrated experience including laboratory learning and practice, simulated patient experiences, and clinical experience in area medical facilities and pre-hospital emergency medical services.

Credit hours: 7
Lecture hours: 17.6

2436
EMS

Paramedic II Lab

$133.00 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: 7
Lecture hours: 0
Lab hours: 17.6

2439
EMS

Advanced Clinical Internship

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

$16.00 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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