- List key developments in the history of EMS, the five types of services that provide emergency care, and discuss the role of the National Scope of Practice and the National EMS Education Standards as they relate to the levels of EMS education.
- Understand the body’s topographic anatomy, including the anatomic position and the planes of the body, and the major structures of the respiratory system.
- Explain how pharmacology relates to paramedic clinical practice and describe the regulatory measures affecting medications administered in the pre-hospital setting.
- Describe how to determine the mechanism of injury or nature of illness at an emergency and the importance of differentiating trauma patients from medical patients. Discuss some of the possible hazards that may be present at an emergency scene, ways to recognize them, and the precautions to protect personal safety.
- Define the term trauma and explain its relationship to energy, kinetics, and biomechanics.
- Discuss the importance of the American Heart Association’s five links of the Chain of Survival to a successful code. Describe how progressive communities can improve survival of pre-hospital cardiac arrest patients.
- Understand the normal changes that occur in the various body systems during pregnancy.
- Summarize the medical equipment, safety equipment, and operations equipment carried on an ambulance. Provide examples of some high-risk situations and hazards that may affect the safety of the ambulance and its passengers during both pre-transport and transport.
- This is a great opportunity for students to gain entry-level employment in the healthcare field prior to matriculating into a select program.
- Must take the college placement test to determine Math and English levels if no college level courses were previously completed.
|Course Title||Course #||Semester Offered||Plan to Take||Grade||Credits||Prerequisites|
|Strategies for College and Career*||ORT 110||F/S/SU||3||Coreq: ENG 090 and ENG 095 or approp place score|
|Introduction to English Composition*||ENG 100||F/S/SU||3||A grade of “C” or higher in ENG 091 and passing the ENG 096 departmental writing final examination essay or approp place score|
|Introduction to Medical Terminology||ALH 102||F/S/SU||3||Coreq-ENG 100 or approp place score|
|Introduction to Microcomputer Applications||CIS 111||F/S/SU||3|
|Principles of Human Biology||BIO 100||F/S/SU||4||ENG 100 or approp place score|
|Basic Emergency Medical Technology***||EMT 101||F/S/SU||7|
|Total Credits Required:||23|
If students complete the Health Certificate, maintain a GPA of 3.0 and meet the admission requirements of a Healthcare program they will be guaranteed admission on a space available basis.
*Students are to take ORT 110 with a Healthcare focus.
**If student meets the ENG 100 based on a placement score, PSY 101 can be substituted.
***EMT 101 may be taken as a free-standing course, or as part of the entire certificate.