Emergency Medical Services --- EMS


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EMS 1028  Directed Study in EMS   cr
Course Outline for EMS 1028

Provides opportunity for directed study in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) theory, lab and/or clinicals for EMS students. The course content is individualized based on an assessment of the student's learning needs. Focus of the course will be demonstration of competency in identified learning outcomes related to EMS practice. Prerequisite: Permission of the EMS Program Director.

EMS 1100  Emergency Medical Responder   3.0 cr
Course Outline for EMS 1100

Provides instruction in emergency medical care for those who are first on the scene of an accident or medical emergency; intended for police officers, firefighters, and other public safety personnel. Includes patient assessment, CPR, airway management including oxygen, adjunct airways and other resuscitation equipment, medical emergencies including seizures, strokes, heart attacks, poisonings and cover trauma management as well as bandaging, splinting and spinal immobilization. Students will be certified upon completion through the Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board.

EMS 1101  Emergency Medical Technician   6.0 cr
Course Outline for EMS 1101

Provides a foundation in emergency medical care. The course is designed to teach emergency care and transportation of patients who access the emergency medical system. Students will develop skills in the use of and care of all basic emergency equipment. The course includes topics such as patient assessment, trauma management, recognition and care of heart disease, respiratory problems and other medical emergencies. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found in emergency care settings. This course consists of lecture, skills practice and clinical experience at a local hospital and/or ambulance service. This course is approved by the Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board. Participants who successfully complete the course will be eligible to take the National Registry of EMT's practical and written examinations for State and National Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. To complete the requirements of the course students will need to receive a criminal background clearance. Please refer to the Criminal Background section of the catalog for more information on the criminal background study. Notice: If you have been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense, you should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge or conviction may have on your chances of employment in the field you intend to study or on your chances to obtain federal, state, and other higher education financial aid.

EMS 1102  Emergency Medical Technician Practicum   3.0 cr
Course Outline for EMS 1102

Provides a foundation in emergency medical care. The course is designed to teach emergency care and transportation of patients who access the emergency medical system. Students will develop skills in the use of and care of all basic emergency equipment. The course includes topics such as patient assessment, trauma management, recognition and care of heart disease, respiratory problems and other medical emergencies. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found in emergency care settings. This course consists of lecture, skills practice and clinical experience at a local hospital and/or ambulance service. This course is approved by the Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board. Participants who successfully complete the course will be eligible to take the National Registry of EMT's practical and written examinations for State and National Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. Prerequisites: Co-registration in EMS 1101. Notice: If you have been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense, you should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge or conviction may have on your chances of employment in the field you intend to study or on your chances to obtain federal, state, and other higher education financial aid.

EMS 1103  EMR to EMT Transition   6.0 cr
Course Outline for EMS 1103

Provides a foundation in emergency medical care. The course is designed to teach emergency care and transportation of patients who access the emergency medical system. Students will develop skills in the use of and care of all basic emergency equipment. The course includes topics such as patient assessment, trauma management, recognition and care of heart disease, respiratory problems and other medical emergencies. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found in emergency care settings. This course consists of lecture, skills practice and clinical experience at a local hospital and/or ambulance service. This course is approved by the Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board. Participants who successfully complete the course will be eligible to take the National Registry of EMT's practical and written examinations for State and National Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. Prerequisites: Current state or national certification as an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR). Notice: If you have been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense, you should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge or conviction may have on your chances of employment in the field you intend to study or on your chances to obtain federal, state, and other higher education financial aid.

EMS 1105  Ambulance Operations   2.0 cr
Course Outline for EMS 1105

Designed as an experiential practicum course to provide advance instruction and experience with skills needed to work in the EMS field. Students lead a team of pre-hospital caregivers in realistic scenario simulations: Life-like role-plays in which students must work through all phases of an ambulance call. These simulations are multi-complex care situations that require the development of critical thinking and decision-making skills. Prereq: Current CPR Certification, EMS 1101 or equivalent, Physical Exam current with last year. Valid Driver's License. Pre or Co-requisite: PHED 1157.

EMS 1106  BLS Field Experience   2.0 cr
Course Outline for EMS 1106

Consists of supervised work experience in the emergency prehospital environment. Students respond and provide care during actual emergency situations with a 911 emergency ambulance system. Prereq: Written permission of Instructor, EMS 1105, PHED 1157. Must be a registered EMT-Basic.

EMS 1110  EMS Operations   2.0 cr
Course Outline for EMS 1110

Provides advanced instruction and experience with skills needed to work in the EMS field. Students lead a team of pre-hospital caregivers in realistic scenario simulations: life-like role-plays in which students must work through all phases of an ambulance call. These simulations are complex care situations that require the development of critical thinking and decision-making skills. Prerequisites: Current CPR certification, EMS 1101 or equivalent, valid driver's license.

EMS 1111  Introduction to Emergency Medical Services   1.0 cr
Course Outline for EMS 1111

Presents a general introductory course for students planning advanced studies in Emergency Medical Services. Students will learn the history, development and current model for the delivery of out-of-hospital medical services in the United States.

EMS 1112  Paramedic Core Preparation   1.0 cr
Course Outline for EMS 1112

Prepares the student with basic skills necessary to be successful in the paramedic core courses. These skills include basic computer skills necessary to facilitate online course record keeping, online research, and the development of presentations for other health care personnel. The course will also prepare the student in basic medical calculations and the medical terminology to be able to effectively and accurately communicate with other allied health personnel, nurses and physicians. The course will introduce the student to problem-based learning methodology, utilizing all the aforementioned basic skills. Prereq: Current EMT -Basic certification or instructor permission.

EMS 1115  Advanced Operations   2.0 cr
Course Outline for EMS 1115

Builds on the skills learned in EMS 1105 Ambulance Operations. This includes additional ambulance driving training and a more difficult driving obstacle course, ambulance service leadership, and patient care report writing for increasing complex patients and scenes. Students will also learn and practice management of Multiple Casualty Incidents using the Incident Command System command structure. Other topics may be covered based on student interest, including but not limited to: interfacility transportation, assessment and treatment of complicated patients, high-tech patients, pediatrics, geriatrics, and public health concerns. Students will need to demonstrate eligibility to drive MNSCU vehicles during the first week of class. Prerequisites: EMS 1105 or equivalent or instructor permission.

EMS 1120  Introduction to EKG Interpretation   1.0 cr
Course Outline for EMS 1120

Designed to teach the student how to interpret and label the electrocardiogram (EKG). The focus of the course is basic rhythm interpretation, but will also cover such topics as: electrophysiology, EKG monitoring, genesis of the EKG, and cardiac output as it relates to cardiac rhythms.

EMS 1122  EMS Systems   2.0 cr
Course Outline for EMS 1122

Explores the complex systems which make up Emergency Medical Services. Students will learn the history, development and current model for the delivery of out-of-hospital medical services in the United States. The role of EMS in public health and other current issues will be explored. Prerequisites: Completion of EMS 1101 or equivalent recommended.

EMS 1123  Emergency Response to Crisis   1.0 cr
Course Outline for EMS 1123

Provides a comprehensive course on crisis theory and the management of various behavioral, social, cultural, psychiatric, and interpersonal problems. Emphasis is placed on the mental health of emergency workers in both personal and professional settings. Prereq: Current EMT-Basic certification or permission of instructor.

EMS 1130  Advanced Emergency Medical Technician   4.0 cr
Course Outline for EMS 1130

Teaches emergency care and transportation of patients who access the emergency medical system. Students will further develop skills in the use of and care of all basic emergency equipment and selected advanced equipment and procedures. The course includes topics such as patient assessment, trauma management, recognition and care of heart disease, respiratory problems and other medical emergencies. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions within the scope of practice determined by the Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB). Participants who successfully complete the course will be eligible to take the National Registry of EMTs practical and written examinations for State and National Certification as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician. Prerequisites: Current, or eligibility for, certification as an EMT in Minnesota; Current certification in CPR at the Healthcare Provider level or Equivalent. Corequisite: EMS 1131

EMS 1131  Advanced EMT Practicum   2.0 cr
Course Outline for EMS 1131

Affords the student the opportunity to learn and practice AEMT skills. Learners progress from isolated skill practice through a series of increasingly realistic simulations. Simulations are planned in a cycle that increases in complexity and skill integration. Each successive exercise will build on the scale and experience of the previous one. Prerequisites: Co-requisite: EMS 1130

EMS 1140  Basic Emergency Medical Services Topics   cr
Course Outline for EMS 1140

Makes available specific topics of current interest in the Emergency Medical Services field presented through a variety of instructional methodology and media. Prereq: written permission of Instructor or EMT Basic Certification. This course may be repeated under different topics.

EMS 1150  Pharmacology for the Advanced EMT   1.0 cr
Course Outline for EMS 1150

Introduces basic and advanced concepts in pharmacology including pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, alpha receptors, beta receptors, biotransformation and elimination. This introductory course will also focus on administration methodologies as well as drug calculation. Actual pharmacology included will focus on medications approved for the Advanced EMT such as nitroglycerin and albuterol. Prerequisites: EMS 1101 or equivalent; EMS 1130 or Concurrent

EMS 1188  Advanced EMT Patient Care Experience   2.0 cr
Course Outline for EMS 1188

Provides supervised work experience in the hospital and emergency prehospital environment. Emphasis on performance of psychomotor skills, patient assessment, development of critical thinking, leadership and development of interpersonal skills in an actual patient care setting. This course meets the clinical and field experience requirement for the Advanced EMT Standards. To complete the requirements of the course students will need to receive a criminal background clearance. Please refer to the Criminal Background Study section of the catalog for more information on the criminal background study. Prerequisites: Current Minnesota EMT certification, Mantoux test, immunization history, proof of health insurance, physical exam. Pre- or Co-requisites: EMS 1110, EMS 1130, EMS 1131, EMS 1150

EMS 1189  Emergency Medical Services Internship   2.0 cr
Course Outline for EMS 1189

Designed to give students work experience in the field of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). This course is an experiential exploration of the EMS career and of an organization doing such work. The student will have the opportunity to apply what is learned in the classroom to the working world. Students meet with the instructor to individually design objectives, outcomes and/or research topics. Students are matched with an internship work supervisor or mentor within an EMS organization. Although students may occasionally have limited contact with real patients, the emphasis for this course is non-clinical in nature. Prereq: Written Permission of EMS instructor or program director.

EMS 2420  Pathophysiology for EMS   3.0 cr
Course Outline for EMS 2420

Applies anatomy and physiology to common diseases and injuries encountered by EMS personnel. Students develop an understanding of how different disease processes interrupt normal bodily functions. Prerequisites: Acceptance to the Paramedic Core Program or instructor permission.

EMS 2430  Advanced Pharmacology   2.0 cr
Course Outline for EMS 2430

Builds upon the concepts and medications learned in EMS 1150. Includes instruction on medications used in ACLS and PALS and introduces RSI pharmacology and non-prescription medications and supplements. Students also learn common lab values and common medications used in critical care transport. Proper documentation and use of controlled substances is also covered. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Paramedic Core Program, or permission of instructor.

EMS 2440  Shock and Trauma   2.0 cr
Course Outline for EMS 2440

Focuses on the pathophysiology of shock and the kinematics of trauma. An epidemiological approach will be used to show the effects of traumatic injuries on the human body and its systems. Heat and cold emergencies will also be reviewed. This course will utilize case study review to emphasize total patient care in a traumatic situation. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Paramedic Core Program or permission of instructor.

EMS 2460  Medical Emergencies I   4.0 cr
Course Outline for EMS 2460

Reviews in detail patient assessment and management of medical emergencies likely to be encountered in the pre-hospital environment. Emphasis is placed upon initial management of life-threatening emergencies, information gathering, review of body systems while prioritizing field care. Medical emergencies studied will include respiratory, cerebrovascular accidents and cardiovascular problems. Basic and advanced concepts of EKG monitoring techniques and interpretation are also included as they pertain to the topics mentioned. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Paramedic Core Program or permission of instructor.

EMS 2470  Field Skills Practicum I   3.0 cr
Course Outline for EMS 2470

Provides the opportunity to practice Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support skills. Scenarios, skill drills and other interactive classroom activities will be required. Emphasis placed on skill competence and preparation for certification exams. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Paramedic Core Program, or permission of instructor

EMS 2488  Paramedic Patient Care Experience I   2.0 cr
Course Outline for EMS 2488

Provides competency-based clinical experiences in emergency medical services field response units, hospitals, health care clinics and other venues. Students perform advanced life support skills and patient assessments, formulate differential diagnoses, and direct patient care teams. Students are under the supervision of a preceptor or instructor. To complete the requirements of the course students will need to receive a criminal background clearance. Please refer to the Criminal Background section of the catalog for more information on the criminal background study. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Paramedic Core Program. Pre or co-requisites: EMS 2460, EMS 2470 and EMS 2440, or permission of instructor.

EMS 2530  Pediatrics and Obstetrics/Gynecology Assessment and Intervention   2.0 cr
Course Outline for EMS 2530

Provides a comprehensive instruction on obstetrical emergencies, childbirth, pediatric assessment, evaluation and stabilization. Pediatric medical emergencies and trauma are also discussed. This course consists of discussion and hands-on practice of simulated childbirth, neonatal resuscitation, pediatric advanced life support and medical emergency evaluation of the pediatric patient. This course incorporates material outlined in the American Heart Association PALS course, and certification is available to those successfully completing the requirements. Prerequisites: EMS 2460 and Acceptance into the Paramedic Core Program

EMS 2540  Special Rescue Operations   2.0 cr
Course Outline for EMS 2540

Provides classroom and practical training in rescue operations and techniques including extrication, water rescue, high-level and sub-level rescue, search and recovery, multiple casualty situations, incident command, and hazardous material awareness. Also includes emergency driving skills practice. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Paramedic Core Program, or Instructor Permission.

EMS 2560  Medical Emergencies II   3.0 cr
Course Outline for EMS 2560

Explores medical emergencies and their effect on patients in the prehospital environment. This course is a continuation of Medical Emergencies I, and covers topics such as: The immune system, infectious diseases, endocrine emergencies, anaphylaxis, environmental emergencies, the acute abdomen, toxicology and psychiatric emergencies. This course also addresses special topics such as geriatrics, alcohol and drug abuse. Prerequisites: EMS 2460 or permission of instructor

EMS 2570  Field Skills Practicum II   2.0 cr
Course Outline for EMS 2570

Provides the opportunity to practice Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support skills. Scenarios, skill drills and other interactive classroom activities will be required. Emphasis placed on skill competence and preparation for certification exams. Prerequisites: EMS 2470 and Acceptance into the Paramedic Core Program

EMS 2580  Synthesis of Advanced Life Support   1.0 cr
Course Outline for EMS 2580

Provides a summary review and evaluation of all core content in EMS courses. This course helps students apply theoretical and practical knowledge gained throughout the EMS program toward its completion and successful paramedic state and national certification. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the paramedic core program. Pre or co-requisites: EMS 1123, EMS 2470 or instructor permission.

EMS 2588  Paramedic Patient Care Experience II   4.0 cr
Course Outline for EMS 2588

Provides competency-based clinical experiences in emergency medical services field response units, hospitals, health care clinics and other venues. Students perform advanced life support skills and patient assessments, formulate differential diagnoses, and direct patient care teams. Students function as advanced life support team leaders are under the supervision of a preceptor or instructor. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the paramedic core program. To complete the requirements of the course students will need to receive a criminal background clearance. Please refer to the Criminal Background section of the catalog for more information on the criminal background study. Pre or co-requisites: EMS 2560, and EMS 2570, or instructor permission.

EMS 2900  Role of the Community Paramedic   2.0 cr
Course Outline for EMS 2900

Explores the role of the Community Paramedic and how it is integrated into the primary care and public health systems. Students will learn the roles of other healthcare providers who are part of the healthcare home team. Prerequisites: Certified Paramedic with 2 years full time or equivalent experience; Co-requisites: EMS 2910; EMS 2920; EMS 2930

EMS 2910  Community Assessment   3.0 cr
Course Outline for EMS 2910

Guides the students through the community assessment process. Student will conduct a needs gap analysis in their home community, and create a resource map designed to meet those needs. Prerequisites: Certified Paramedic with 2 years full time or equivalent experience; Co-requisites: EMS 2900; EMS 2920; EMS 2930

EMS 2920  Pathophysiology and Disease Management for the Community Paramedic   2.0 cr
Course Outline for EMS 2920

Expands on the past knowledge and experience of a paramedic by further exploring chronic conditions commonly encountered in a primary care and public health setting. Prerequisites: Certified Paramedic with 2 years full time or equivalent experience; Co-requisites: EMS 2900; EMS 2910; EMS 2930

EMS 2930  Community Paramedic Patient Care Experience   5.0 cr
Course Outline for EMS 2930

Provides clinical experience in primary care and other specialties commonly involved in public health and chronic disease management. Includes 16 hours of simulation time focused on advanced assessment skills and suturing. Prerequisites: Certified Paramedic with 2 years full time or equivalent experience; Co-requisites: EMS 2900; EMS 2910; EMS 2920.