EMT* - Emergency Medical Technician

EMT151 Emergency Medical Technician - Basic, Part A

6 credits (5 lec hrs/wk, 3 lab hrs/wk) Provides instruction at the level of Emergency Medical Technician.  Includes all cognitive (knowledge) and psychomotor (practical) skills necessary to develop student skills in the recognition of signs and symptoms of illness and injury and proper emergency care procedures as outlined by the scope of practice established by the Oregon Medical Board.  This course will also build personal skills in hands on capabilities, and a positive attitude towards the patients they may care for.  This is the first of a three-part course as set forth by the National EMS Education Standards.  Failure of this course will require retaking the full sequence of EMT*151/152, HE*928A/928B courses.

EMT152 Emergency Medical Technician - Basic, Part B

5 credits (4 lec hrs/wk, 3 lab hrs/wk) Provides instruction at the level of Emergency Medical Technician.  Includes all cognative (knowledge) and psychomotor (practical) skills necessary to develop student skills in the recognition of signs and symptoms of illness and injury and proper emergency care procedures as outlined by the scope of proactice established by the Oregon Medical Board.  This course will also build personal skills in hands on capabilities, and a positive attitude towards the patients they may care for.  This is the second of a three-part course as set forth by the National EMS Education Standards.  Failure of this course will require retaking the full sequence of EMT*151/152, HE*928A/928B courses.  Prerequisite: EMT151 with a 'C' or better.  Current CPR card.

EMT169 Emergency Medical Technology Rescue

3 credits (2 lec hrs/wk, 3 lab hrs/wk) Introduces elementary procedures of rescue practices, systems, components, support, and control of rescue operations.  Includes techniques and tools of patient extrication and emphasizes their applications in traffic accidents as required for paramedic certification.

EMT170 Emergency Response Communication/Documentation

2 credits (2 lec hrs/wk) Covers principles of therapeutic communication, verbal, written, and electronic communications in the provision of EMS, documentation of elements of patient assessment, care and transport, communication systems, radio types, reports, codes, and correct techniques.

EMT171 Emergency Response Patient Transport

2 credits (1 lec hrs/wk, 2 lab hrs/wk) Covers ambulance operations, laws, maintenance and safety, emergency response driving, and route planning.

EMT175 Introduction to Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This preparatory course integrates comprehensive knowledge of EMS systems, safety/well being of the paramedic, and medical/legal and ethical issues, which is intended to improve the health of EMS personnel, patients, and the community.

EMT280 Emergency Medical Technician Internship

1 credit (3 lab hrs/wk)  The goal of this course is to introduce the student to assessment and treatments of live patients in a clinical and field setting.  The student will perform skills acquired in classroom and laboratory settings under the guidance of a preceptor to achieve required competencies.  This is the third of a three-part course as set forth by the National EMS Education Standards. Failure of this course will require retaking the full sequence of EMT151/152/280. Prerequisites: EMT151 with a 'C' or better.  Current CPR card. Concurrent: EMT152

EMT280F EMT - Paramedic Cooperative Work Experience

7 credits (21 lab hrs/wk) The goal of this course is to develop a planned program of observation and practical experience with an organization providing emergency medical services at the Paramedic/Advanced Life Support (ALS) level.  Students will perform the functions of an entry-level Paramedic under the guidance of a preceptor on an ALS ambulance.  Students will perform assessments and invasive procedures in a 'real world' environment.  Students will experience firsthand the skills and knowledge required to act in the capacity of a Paramedic.  This course also continues the clinical internships as well.  This is part four of a four-part series as set forth by the National EMS Education Standards.  Failure of this course will require retaking the full sequence of EMT*296, EMT*297, EMT*298, and EMT*280F. Prerequisites: EMT298 with a 'C' or better.  Current CPR card.

EMT296 EMT - Paramedic, Part I

12 credits (9 lec, 4 lab, 3 lec/lab  hrs/wk) The goal of the first of a three term series in Paramedic education is to begin fundamentals on patient assessment, airway management and ventilation, and general pharmacology (to include medication administration and dosing).  Then focus on pathophysiology of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems to include identification and treatments of related emergencies.  This is the first of a five-part course as set forth by the National EMS Education Standards. Failure of this course will require retaking the full sequence of EMT*296, *297, *298, and *280F. Prerequisites: EMT152, MTH60 (or higher), CHEM110 or CHEM223, CIS120, BI231, 232, 233 and AH111 with a 'C' or better. 

EMT297 EMT - Paramedic, Part II

14 credits (6 lec hrs/wk, 3 lab, 2 lec/lab, 12 TBA lab hrs/wk) The goal of EMT*297 is to focus on anaphylactic, toxicological, environmental, geriatric, pediatric, obstetric, gynecologic, neonatal, and endocrine emergencies; infectious diseases and trauma care.  Applies didactic knowledge to campus-based laboratory skills practice and clinical patient care in the hospital setting.  The student will also be introduced to assessments and treatments of live patients in a clinical setting.  The student will perform skills acquired in classroom and laboratory settings under the guidance of a preceptor to achieve required competencies.  This is the second of a four-part series as set forth by the National EMS Education Standards.  Failure of this course will require retaking the full sequence of EMT*296, EMT*297, EMT*298, and EMT*280F. Prerequisites: EMT296 with a 'C' or better.

EMT298 EMT - Paramedic, Part III

9 credits (5 lec, 3 lab, 9 TBA lab hrs/wk) The goals of EMT*298 will include a continuation of focus as seen in EMT*297.  This term will include comprehensive skills and cognitive testing to assess the student's retention of information that has been presented to them so far in the program.  Students will continue assessments and treatments of "live" patients in a clinical setting as well.  This is part three of a four-part series as set forth by the National EMS Education Standards.  Failure of this course will require retaking the full sequence of EMT*296, EMT*297, EMT*298, and EMT*280F. Prerequisites: EMT297 with a 'C' or better.



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