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Course Catalog: Emergency Medical Technology

The following courses must be taken in the same academic year: EM 1112, EM 1212, EM 1306.

EM 0100-1003 0.5-3.0
Workshop/Seminar
Introductory level course designed to upgrade or develop specific skills relative to current or anticipated employment.
Prerequisite: None

EM 0200 0.0
EMS CEU Seminar

EM 1000 0.0
Pediatric First Aid/CPR
Basic pediatric first aid course designed for the non-healthcare provider. Includes infant and child CPR. Students will receive a card good for two years. Corequisite: ED 1153

EM 1011 0.5
BLS/Hlthcare Providers
This 8 hours course is designed to educate the professional rescuer or healthcare provider in techniques of Basic Life Support to include one- and two-man CPR in the adult patient, CPR for children and infants, pediatric safety, as well as relief of Foreign Body Airway Obstruction in all age groups. Course also covers use of barrier devices in rescue breathing and use of the Automated External Defibrillator. The class may include physical strain, emotional stress, and a possibility of cross infection because of manikin practice. Student should seek the advice of a physician to see they are medically fit for CPR training. Upon completion, an American Heart Association BLS card will be issued.
Prerequisite: None

EM 1013 3.0
First Responder
This course provides emergency medical training at a basic level. A variety of skills are covered including Basic Life Support, patient assessment, splinting and bandaging. Clinical is not required. Upon completion, the student will be eligible to sit for the National Registry certification exam for First Responders.

EM 1028 8.0
Emergency Medical Tech Lec
A course which provides training in the emergency care of the sick and injured. The course includes didactic, practical, and off-campus experiences. Those completing the course are eligible to take the National Registry examination to become registered and licensed as an EMT.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in EN 0133 or appropriate placement score into EN 1223 or EN 1233. Corequisite: EM 1051

EM 1030 0.5
Heartsaver First Aid
Basic first aid course designed for the non healthcare provider. Includes CPR. Meets OSHA requirement for trained first aid response. Students will receive a card.
Prerequisite: None

EM 1031 1.0
ACLS (Adv Cardiac Life Supp)
This 16 hour course is designed to educate the advanced level healthcare provider in the theory and techniques of managing the critically ill adult cardiovascular emergencies will be taught. Upon successful completion, an American Heart Association ACLS Provider card will be issued. Students must be advanced level practitioners or enrolled in a course of study leading to appropriate licensure.
Prerequisite: Current BLS Certification for Healthcare Providers

EM 1032 2.0
EMT Refresher
EMT Refresher will meet national guidelines for 24 CEU's. In addition, CPR for Healthcare Provider recertification will be included.
Prerequisite: Current Licensure as EMT-Basic.

EM 1041 1.0
Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Supp
This 16 hour course is designed to instruct the prehospital care professional in theories and techniques of management of the trauma victim. Participants should be experienced prehospital or emergency care providers. Renewal is recommended every 4 years. An NAEMT PHTLS Provider certificate will be issued on successful completion.
Prerequisite: None

EM 1046 6.0
EMT-Basic Relicensure
EMT-Basic Relicensure will meet all 100 CEU requirements to relicense in the state of Missouri. Students will attend select topics from the EM 1028 course.
Prerequisite: Current licensure as an EMT-Basic.

EM 1050 0.5
Pediatric First Aid/CPR
Basic pediatric first aid course designed for the non-healthcare provided. Includes infant and child CPR. Students will receive a card good for two years.

EM 1051 1.0
Emer Medical Tech Clinical
The clinical portion of the course which provides training in the emergency care of the sick and injured. The course includes didactic, practical, and off-campus experiences. Those completing the course are eligible to take the National Registry examination to become registered and licensed as an EMT.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in EN 0133 or appropriate placement score into EN 1223 or EN 1233. Corequisite: EM 1028

EM 1064 4.0
Intro to Paramedic Tech Lec
This course is designed as a preparatory course for any student who will be enrolling in an upcoming paramedic class, or any EMT wishing to enhance current skills. The student will receive instruction in math, science, patho-physiology, assessment, documentation, and additional emergency medical training which will enhance existing job skills and provide a sound knowledge base for entrance into the paramedic training program.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in EM 1028/1051 or consent of instructor.

EM 1072 2.0
Intro Paramedic Tech Clinical
This course is designed as a preparatory course for any student who will be enrolling in an upcoming paramedic class, or any EMT wishing to enhance current skills. The student will receive instruction in math, science, patho-physiology, assessment, documentation, and additional emergency medical training which will enhance existing job skills and provide a sound knowledge base for entrance into the paramedic training program. This course includes 100 hour ambulance clinical component to be completed outside of the classroom.
Prerequisite: Current Missouri EMT-Basic Licensure

EM 1116 6.0
Paramedic 1A
The first half of a course which provides education in emergency care and advanced life support techniques for the sick and injured. Course includes didactic, skills laboratory, and practical experiences. Topics this semester include: health & wellness, pathophysiology, general pharmacology, legal issues, bioethics, airway management and advanced assessment.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into program; Minimum grade of "C" in EM 1064 Co/Prerequisite: EM 1072

EM 1126 6.0
Paramedic 1B
The second half of a course which provides education in emergency care and advanced life support techniques for the sick and injured. Course includes didactic, skills laboratory, and practical experiences. Topics this semester include: health & wellness, pathophysiology, general pharmacology, legal issues, bioethics, airway management, and advanced assessment.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into program; and minimum grade of "C" in EM 1116

EM 1131 1.0
Paramedic 1B Clinical
The clinical part of a course which provides education in emergency care and advanced life support techniques for the sick and injured. This course is in a series which prepares the student for competent practice as an entry-level paramedic. Topics include: health & wellness, pathophysiology, general pharmacology, legal issues, bioethics, airway management, and advanced assessment.
Prerequisite: EM 1116 Corequisite: EM 1126

EM 1152 2.0
Paramedic Refresher Clinical
Opportunities are provided for paramedics to enhance practical skills through supervised hospital and/or EMS agency clinical experiences. May be repeated.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

EM 1153 3.0
EMS Educator Workshop
A study of the basic theories of learning and methods of instruction. The use of lectures, demonstrations, and visual aids as applied to the instruction of emergency medical services students are illustrated. Practice is provided in the use and development of lesson plans, visual aids, evaluations, internet content, and other teaching devices. Each student's application of teaching procedure is critically discussed and evaluated.
Prerequisite: Current EMT or Paramedic licensure OR instructor approval.

EM 1215 5.0
Paramedic 2A
First half of a course which provides education in emergency care and advanced life support techniques for the sick and injured. This course is in a series which prepares the student for competent practice as a entry-level paramedic. Course includes didactic skills laboratory, and practical experiences. Topics this semester include: cardiology, pulmonology, neurology, endocrinology, toxiocology, and trauma assessment and treatment.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in EM 1116, EM 1126 and EM 1131 Corequisite: EM 1221

EM 1221 1.0
Paramedic 2A Clinical
The clinical part of the first half of a course which provides education in emergency care and advanced life support techniques for the sick and injured. This course is in a series which prepares the student for competent practice as a entry-level paramedic. Course includes didactic skills laboratory, and practical experiences. Topics this semester include: cardiology, pulmonology, neurology, endocrinology, toxiocology, and trauma assessment and treatment.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in EM 1116, EM 1126 and EM 1131 Corequisite: EM 1215

EM 1226 6.0
Paramedic 2B
The second half of a course which provides education in emergency care and advanced life support techniques for the sick and injured. This course is in a series which prepares the student for competent practice as a entry-level paramedic. Course includes didactic skills laboratory, and practical experiences. Topics this semester include: cardiology, pulmonology, neurology, endocrinology, toxicology, and trauma assessment and treatment.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in EM 1215 and EM 1221 Corequisite: EM 1231

EM 1231 1.0
Paramedic 2B Clinical
The clinical part of the second half of a course which provides education in emergency care and advanced life support techniques for the sick and injured. This course is in a series which prepares the student for competent practice as a entry-level paramedic. Course includes didactic skills laboratory, and practical experiences. Topics this semester include: cardiology, pulmonology, neurology, endocrinology, toxicology, and trauma assessment and treatment.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in EM 1215 and EM 1221 Corequisite: EM 1226

EM 1323 3.0
Paramedic 4
A course which provides education in emergency care and advanced life support techniques for the sick and injured. Fourth course in a series which prepares the student for competent practice as an entry-level paramedic. Course includes seminar-based meetings in preparation for National Registry Examinations, career management, and continuing opportunities to apply knowledge and skills in the clinical and field settings. On successful completion of all four semesters and field internship, student will be eligible to take the National Registry Examination to become registered and licensed as a paramedic. .
Prerequisites: Minimum grade of "C" in EM 1326 and EM 1331

EM 1326 6.0
Paramedic 3
A course which provides education in emergency care and advanced life support techniques for the sick and injured. Third course in a series which prepares the student for competent practice as an entry-level paramedic. Course includes didactic, skills laboratory, and practical experiences. Topics this semester includes: OB/GYN/Neonatal, pediatrics, geriatrics, psychiatry, assessment-based management, and ALS scene management.
Prerequisites: Minimum grade of "C" in EM 1226 and EM 1231 Corequisite: EM 1331

EM 1331 1.0
Paramedic 3 Clinical
Opportunities are provided for students to apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. Students will work with experienced field preceptors in the prehospital setting to perform patient assessment and hone clinical skills.
Prerequisites: Minimum grade of "C" in EM 1226 and EM 1231 Corequisite: EM 1326

EM 1332 2.0
Paramedic 4 Clinical
The clinical part of a course which provides education in emergency care and advanced life support techniques for the sick and injured. This course is in a series which prepares the student for competent practice as an entry-level paramedic. Course includes seminar-based meetings in preparation for National Registry Examinations, career management, and continuing opportunities to apply knowledge and skills in the clinical and field settings. On successful completion of the series of courses and field internship, student will be eligible to take the National Registry Examination to become registered and licensed as a paramedic.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in EM 1326 and EM 1331 Corequisite: EM 1323

EM 1341 1.0
Paramedic Field Intern Continuation
A completion of the paramedic field internship (EM 1332). Students are granted one additional semester to complete any remaining clinical objectives required for course completion and preparation for National Registry testing. Students are expected to have completed all hospital and field clinical and internship requirements by the end of this course.
Prerequisite: EM 1332 or instructor approval.

EM 1351 1.0
Pediatric Adv Life Support
The 16 hour provider course is designed to educate the advanced level healthcare provider in the theory and techniques of managing the critically ill pediatric patient. The algorithm approach to management of pediatric emergencies will be taught. Course should be repeated every two years, according to the American Heart Association standards. An AHA PALS Provider card will be issued upon successful completion.
Prerequisite: Advanced level provider or student preparing for appropriate licensure; BLS Certification for Healthcare Providers.

EM 1353 3.0
Paramedic Refresher
A course designed to meet one-third of the requirements for relicensure as a paramedic. Content covers the core requirements for paramedic continuing education as described by the National Registry of EMT's. Didactic and practical experiences will be provided. May be repeated. Internet-based course is available. This course may also be taken for re-entry requirements or preparation for repeat of initial licensure examinations. Upon completion of this course, the student will be issued a CEU certificate that states "Paramedic Refresher". Students should be aware that the NREMT limits the amount of distance education units to 10 per re-licensure period. Missouri Unit of EMS has no limits on distance education that can be used for re-licensure.
Prerequisite: Must be a currently licensed EMS provider at any level or previously licensed paramedic.

EM 1705 5.0
I.S.-EMT-P Review
A course which provides remedial study in designated areas for the EMT-Paramedic candidate not meeting the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services practical skills abilities. For each semester hour enrolled, the student will be required to spend a minimum of two hours per week. May be repeated.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

EM 1710 10.0
I.S.-EMT-P Review
A course which provides remedial study in designated areas for the EMT-Paramedic candidate not meeting the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services practical skills abilities. For each semester hour enrolled, the student will be required to spend a minimum of two hours per week. May be repeated.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

EM 2701-2705 1.0-5.0
I.S.-EMT
A specialized program of study directly related to the department's area of expertise. The course is arranged between a faculty member and student and takes into consideration the needs, interests and background of the student.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

EM 2711-2715 1.0-5.0
Special Topics-EMT
Courses are offered to accommodate special interests of students and/or faculty. Typically, the course will cover new material not currently contained in the curriculum at ECC.
Prerequisite: None

 
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