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Emergency Medical Services Courses

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EMS 101: Emergency Medical Technician I

(4.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course covers the theory and techniques of basic emergency care in the pre-hospital setting and follows the EMT curriculum guidelines of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Topics include EMS systems, the National Incident Management System (NIMS), roles and responsibilities, medical, legal concepts, patient assessment, airway management, CPR, automated external defibrillation, communication and proper documentation. Hours: 43 lecture and 36 laboratory. Course fee: $80. Laboratory fee: $55. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
EMS 151: Emergency Medical Technician II

(4.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course covers the theory and techniques of basic emergency care in the pre-hospital setting and follows the EMT curriculum guidelines of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Topics include musculoskeletal trauma, soft tissue trauma, bleeding and shock, cardiology, respiratory, diabetes, allergic reactions, gastrointestinal complaints, toxicology, environmental and behavioral patients, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, triage, ambulance operations and hazmat operations. After successfully completing EMS 101 and 151, students are eligible for Maryland and national registry testing for EMT-B. Hours: 43 lecture, 36 laboratory and 16 field experience. Prerequisite: EMS 101 with a grade of "C" or better within the past two academic years. Course fee: $80. Laboratory fee: $55. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
EMS 201: Introduction to Advanced EMS Practice

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course introduces students to the preparatory information needed to work as advanced EMS providers. Topics include the roles, responsibilities and well being of the EMT-I and EMT-P, illness and injury prevention, medical and legal issues, ethics, general principles of pathophysiology, pharmacology, venous access and medication administration, therapeutic communications, life span development and airway management. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisites: ENG 095 or ENG 097 and permission of the department head. Course fee: $60. Materials fee: $100. Usually offered in the summer.
EMS 207: Patient Assessment and Trauma Emergencies I

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course provides students with patient assessment skills needed to appropriately assess, triage and treat patients with medical, traumatic and emotional injuries and illnesses. Topics in trauma include trauma systems, mechanism of injury, hemorrhage and shock, burns and thoracic injuries. Hours: 39 lecture, 24 laboratory and 24 clinical. Prerequisite: EMS 201 with a grade of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Course fee: $60. Laboratory fee: $55. Insurance: $52. Usually offered in the fall.
EMS 208: Emergency Cardiology

(3.0 credit hours)


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This course is designed to prepare students to manage cardiovascular emergencies most often seen by advanced EMS providers. Topics include three-lead and 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation, ECG dysrhythmia management, acute myocardial infarction, advanced coronary syndromes and stroke. Hours: 39 lecture, 24 laboratory and 24 clinical. Prerequisite: EMS 201 with a grade of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Course fee: $60. Laboratory fee: $55. Usually offered in the fall.
EMS 212: Medical Emergencies I

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course prepares students to manage medical emergencies most commonly seen by advanced EMS providers. Topics include physiology, pathophysiology and anatomy of the pulmonary system, cardiovascular system, neurology, endocrinology, allergies and anaphylaxis, toxicology, and environmental and behavioral emergencies. Hours: 26 lecture, 36 laboratory and 36 clinical. Prerequisites: EMS 207 and EMS 208 with grades of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Course fee: $60. Laboratory fee: $55. Insurance: $52. Usually offered in the spring.
EMS 213: Special Populations I

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course prepares students to effectively triage, assess and treat the numerous types of special emergencies encountered by advanced EMS providers. Topics include gynecology, obstetrics, neonatology, pediatrics, geriatrics and assessment-based management. Hours: 26 lecture, 36 laboratory and 36 clinical. Prerequisites: EMS 207 and EMS 208 with grades of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Course fee: $60. Laboratory fee: $55. Usually offered in the spring.
EMS 215: Preparation for EMT-I Certification

(1.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course provides students with a comprehensive review and synthesis of the factual, conceptual and technical foundations required to successfully pass the licensure examination of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians -- Intermediate. Hours: 26 laboratory. Prerequisite: EMS 212 with a grade of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Course fee: $20. Laboratory fee: $30. Usually offered in the spring.
EMS 240: Crisis Operations

(2.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course prepares students to effectively manage stressful emergencies such as mass casualty accidents. Topics include resource management, ambulance operations, medical incident command, rescue awareness, hazardous materials incidents and crime scene awareness. Hours: 26 lecture and 16 laboratory. Prerequisites: BIO 115 (can be taken concurrently with EMS 240) and permission of the department head. Course fee: $40. Laboratory fee: $55. Materials fee: $100. Usually offered in the fall.
EMS 241: Trauma Emergencies II

(2.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course is designed to prepare students to manage traumatic emergencies most often seen by advanced EMS providers. Topics include head and facial trauma, musculoskeletal trauma and abdominal trauma. Hours: 13 lecture, 24 laboratory and 24 clinical. Prerequisite: EMS 240 with a grade of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Course fee: $40. Laboratory fee: $55. Insurance: $52. Usually offered in the fall.
EMS 242: Medical Emergencies II

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course prepares students to manage medical emergencies most commonly seen by paramedics. Topics include the renal system and urology, hematology, environmental conditions, infectious and communicable diseases, and psychiatric disorders. Hours: 26 lecture, 36 laboratory and 36 clinical. Prerequisites: EMS 240 and EMS 241 with grades of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Course fee: $60. Laboratory fee: $55. Insurance: $52. Usually offered in the spring.
EMS 243: Special Populations II

(1.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course is designed to prepare students to effectively triage, assess and treat the numerous types of special emergencies encountered by paramedics, including abuse and assault, patients with special challenges and acute interventions for the chronic care patient. Hours: 13 lecture, 16 laboratory and 16 clinical. Prerequisites: EMS 240 and EMS 241 with grades of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Course fee: $20. Laboratory fee: $55. Usually offered in the spring.
EMS 255: Preparation for EMT-P Certification

(2.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course provides students with a comprehensive review and synthesis of the factual, conceptual and technical foundations required to successfully pass the certification examination of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians -- Paramedic. Hours: 26 lecture. Prerequisite: EMS 242 with a grade of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Course fee: $40. Materials fee: $30. Usually offered in the spring.
EMS 261: EMT-I Field Experience

(2.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
In order to obtain an actual training experience, the student secures or is placed in an approved ambulance unit or company designated as an Advanced Life Support Program unit by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS). Supervision and grading of the training experience are provided by both the instructor and the field supervisor. Hours: 100 as an intern, with a minimum of 75 runs. Prerequisites: EMS 207 and EMS 208 with grades of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Course fee: $40. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
EMS 262: EMT-P Field Experience

(2.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
In order to obtain an actual training experience, the student secures or is placed in an approved ambulance unit or company designated as an Advanced Life Support Program unit by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS). Supervision and grading of the training experience are provided by both the instructor and the field supervisor. Hours: 100 as an intern, with a minimum of 75 runs. Prerequisites: EMS 240, EMS 241 and EMS 261 with grades of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Course fee: $40. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
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