Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

EMS-255  Emergency Medical Technician I  (4)  

Provides emergency medical care information at an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) level as outlined by the National Emergency Medical Services Education standards. Introduces basic emergency care concepts in a preparatory module, including fundamental knowledge of the EMS system, safety/well-being of the EMT and medical/legal and ethical issues to the provision of emergency care. Requires HIPAA, Infection Control and Mandatory Reporting for child/adult training for health care providers. Offers American Heart Association Basic Life Support certification with successful completion. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 4.0 lecture

EMS-300  Advanced Emergency Medical Technician  (8)  

Prepares students for the National Registry practical and written examinations for State of Iowa certification. Focuses on prehospital emergency care fundamentals, and advanced airway and cardiac management skills. Requires 72 hours of clinical internship at hospitals, ambulance services or fire departments. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B; Comments: Current certification in CPR for health care providers and active EMT certification are required

Hours per week: 6.0 lecture, 1.0 lab, 4.5 clinical

Prerequisite: Take EMS-255. Take EMS-350. Take EMS-365.

EMS-350  Emergency Medical Technician II  (3.5)  

Continues EMS-255. Introduces shock and resuscitation, patient assessment, care and transportation of the acutely ill trauma patient, special patient populations and EMS operations. Focuses on Geriatric Education for EMS (GEMS), Hazmat Awareness and Incident Command. Requires demonstration of proficiency for skills within the scope of practice for patients of all ages. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture, 1.0 lab

Corequisite: Take EMS-255. Take EMS-365.

EMS-365  Emergency Medical Technician II Clinical  (1)  

Provides emergency medical assessment, care and transportation of acutely ill or injured patients of all ages. Develops proficiency in previously learned skills for direct patient care in selected clinical settings. Requires participation in and documentation of patient contacts and field experience approved by the medical director and the EMS program director. Requires demonstration of competency in skills for patients of all ages within the scope of practice. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 3.0 clinical

Corequisite: Take EMS-255. Take EMS-350.

EMS-641  Introduction to Paramedicine  (3)  

Provides an overview of paramedic roles and responsibilities and the emergency medical service system. Includes discussion of medicolegal and ethical issues in EMS, agents of trauma and disease, and career opportunities for paramedics. Provides discussion and demonstration of proper documentation in EMS, emergency vehicle operations, and non-patient care aspects of EMS. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B; Comments: Need to hold a current EMT-B Iowa Certification

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take EMS-255. Take EMS-350. Take EMS-365.

EMS-642  Pharmacology for Paramedicine  (3)  

Provides an introduction to drug classifications, mechanism of action and metabolism. Discusses indications, contraindications, dosages, routes of administration and side effects of drugs administered by the paramedic. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take BIO-168. Take MAT-772.

EMS-643  Cardiorespiratory Paramedicine  (3)  

Provides lecture, discussion and case-based teaching in the pathophysiology, recognition, and advanced life support of cardiovascular and respiratory emergencies and shock. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take EMS-641. Take EMS-642.

EMS-644  Paramedic Clinical I  (3)  

Provides opportunities for observation and supervised participation in the delivery of advanced life support in pre-hospital and emergency department settings. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 9.0 clinical

Prerequisite: Take EMS-641. Take EMS-642.

EMS-645  Paramedic I  (2.5)  

Provides scenario-based teaching and student practice in techniques of assessment and management of patients with cardiovascular and respiratory emergencies. This course includes ACLS certification. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 0.5 lecture, 4.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take EMS-641. Take EMS-642.

EMS-646  Paramedic Clinical II  (4)  

Provides opportunities for observation and supervised practice of patient assessment and management in various settings. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 12.0 clinical

Prerequisite: Take EMS-644.

EMS-647  Paramedic II  (3.5)  

Provides demonstration and scenario-based practice of assessment and management of trauma, medical, psychological, pediatric, geriatric and obstetric patients. Includes PALS and PHTLS certification. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 5.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take EMS-645.

EMS-648  Special Patient Populations in Emergency Medical Services  (4)  

Provides lecture-discussion and case-based teaching of EMS, assessment and management of emergencies specific to pediatric, geriatric, disabled and obstetric patient populations. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 4.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take EMS-643.

EMS-649  Trauma and Environmental Emergencies  (4)  

Provides lecture-discussion and case-based teaching in the kinematics of trauma, pathophysiology of shock and trauma, and techniques of trauma management. Discussion of identification and management of environmental emergencies including heat and cold, barotrauma, altitude, radiation, hazardous materials and drowning emergencies. Includes PEPP certification. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 4.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take EMS-643.

EMS-650  Medical and Psychological Emergencies  (4)  

Lecture and case-based teaching in the pathophysiology, recognition and advanced life support assessment and management of emergencies involving the nervous, endocrine, renal, and gastrointestinal systems. Assessment and intervention in psychological emergencies. Includes AMLS certification. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 4.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take EMS-643. Take EMS-648.

EMS-651  Paramedic Fieldwork  (4)  

Provides opportunities for guided paramedic practice and evaluation in the pre-hospital setting. Students are expected to achieve increasing independence as paramedic level practitioners. The student must complete a prescribed number of patient contacts as team leader. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 12.0 clinical

Prerequisite: Take EMS-646.

EMS-653  Paramedic III  (1)  

Provides an opportunity for scenario-based skill and assessment practice in biweekly lab sessions that prepare the student for the NREMT paramedic practical examination for certification. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take EMS-647.

Corequisite: Take EMS-650. Take EMS-651. Take EMS-652.

EMS-656  Clinical Introduction  (1)  

Provides opportunities for observation and supervised participation in the delivery of medications in the pharmacy setting. Deepens understanding of fire department operations. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 3.0 clinical

Corequisite: Take EMS-641. Take EMS-642.

EMS-657  Paramedic Clinical III  (3)  

Provides an opportunity for guided paramedic practice and evaluation in hospital clinical environments. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 9.0 clinical

Prerequisite: Take EMS-646.

Corequisite: Take EMS-650. Take EMS-651. Take EMS-653.