2016-2017 Catalog

EMSP 1120 Paramedic Part 1 of 4

10.0 - 6.0 - 12.0


(1) Acceptance into the Paramedic program - must be completed prior to taking this course.

Course Description

The Paramedic Part 1 of 4 course is the first in a sequence of four courses that provides an introduction to emergency medical care. The modules in the first session provide knowledge of EMS systems, roles, responsibility and well-being of paramedic, medical, legal and ethical issues, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology of the normal cell, respiratory system and acid base balance, general principles of pharmacology, IV access and medication administration, airway management and ventilation, therapeutic communication, patient assessment, communication and documentation, and understanding of respiratory emergencies. NOTE: All paramedic courses must be taken consecutively, completed with a C or above, and taken concurrently with their respective corequisite clinical/field component in order to sit for the Paramedic certification exam.