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EMS 100 - CPR for Healthcare Providers (1 credit)
Provides instruction in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation that meets current Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation education for Healthcare Providers. Equivalent to HLT 105. Lecture 1 hours per week.

EMS 101 - EMS First Responder (3 credits)
Provides education in the provision of emergency medical care for persons such as Police, non-EMS Fire personnel, industrial personnel and the general public who are likely to be the first medically trained personnel on the scene of an injury or illness. Meets current Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum for First Responder. Equivalent to HLT 119. Lecture 3 hour per week.

EMS 102 - EMS First Responder Refresher (1 credit)
Provides 18 clock hours of instruction to meet Virginia Office of EMS requirements for recertification at the First Responder Level.
Lecture 1 hour per week.

EMS 111 - Emergency Medical Technician (7credits)
Prerequisite: EMS 100/equivalent Co-requisite: EMS 120
Prepares student for certification as a Virginia and National Registry EMT. Focuses on all aspects of pre-hospital basic life support as defined by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum for Emergency Medicine Technician. 5 lecture hours; 4 lab hours; 9 hours per week.

EMS 112 - Emergency Medical Technician-Basic I (3 credits)
Prepares student for certification as a Virginia and/or National Registry EMT-Basic. Focuses on all aspects of pre-hospital basic life support as defined by the Virginia office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum for Emergency Medicine Technician Basic. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

EMS 113 - Emergency Medical Technician-Basic II (3credits)
Continues preparation of student for certification as a Virginia and/or National Registry EMT-Basic. Includes all aspects of pre-hospital basic life support as defined by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum for Emergency Medicine Technician Basic. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

EMS 115 - Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Refresher (2 credits)
Provides 36 clock hours of instruction to meet Virginia Office of EMS requirements for recertification at the EMT-Basic level.
Lecture 2 hours per week.

EMS 120 - Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Clinical (1 credit)
Observes in a program approved clinical/field setting. Includes topics for both EMS 111 and EMS 113, dependant upon the program in which the student is participating and is a co-requisite to both EMS 111 and EMS 113. Lab 2 hours; 2 hours per week

EMS 151 - Introduction to Advanced Life Support (4 credits)
Prerequisites: Current State or National Registry EMT-B and CPR
Corequisite: EMS 170 Clinical and Field Internship

Prepares the student for Virginia Enhanced certification eligibility and begins the sequence for National Registry Imtermediate and/or Paramedic certification. Includes the theory and application of the following: foundations, human systems, pharmacology, overview of shock, venous access, airway management, patient assessment, respiratory emergencies, allergic reaction, and assessment based management. Conforms at a minimum to the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

EMS 153 - Basic ECG Recognition (2 credits)
Focuses on the interpretation of basic electrocardiograms (ECG) and their significance. Includes an overview of anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system including structure, function and electrical conduction in the heart. Covers advanced concepts that build on the knowledge and skills of basic dyshythmia determination and introduction to 12 lead ECG. Lecture 2 hours per week.

EMS 155 - ALS - Medical Care (4credits)
Prerequisites: EMS 151, 153

Continues the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Intermediate and/or Paramedic curricula. Includes ALS pharmacology, drug and fluid administration with emphasis on patient assessment, differential diagnosis and management of multiple medical complaints. Includes, but are not limited to conditions relating to cardiac, diabetic, neurological, non-traumatic abdominal pain, environmental, behavioral, gynecology, and toxicological disease conditions. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

EMS 157 - ALS - Trauma Care (3 credits)
Prerequisites: Current EMT-B certification, EMS 151 and EMS 153
Continues the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Intermediate and/or Paramedic curricula. Utilizes techniques which will allow the student to utilize the assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for the trauma patient. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

EMS 159 - ALS - Special Populations (3credits)
Prerequisites: EMS 151 and EMS 153; Pre or Co-requisites: EMS 155
Continues the Virginia office of Emergency Medical Services Intermediate and/or Paramedic curricula. Focuses on the assessment and management of specialty patients including obstetrical, pediatric, and neonates. 2 lecture hours; 2 lab hours; 4 Hours per week.

EMS 163 – Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) (1 credit)
Prerequisites: Current certification/licensure as an EMS provider or other allied healthcare provider: EMS 111 or equivalent

Prepares for certification as a Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support provider as defined by the American College of Surgeons. Lecture 1 hour per week.

EMS 165 - Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) (1 credit)
Prerequisites: EMS 100, 153 or equivalent
Prepares for certification as an Advanced Cardiac Life provider. Follows course as defined by the American Heart Association. Lecture 1 hour per week.

EMS 167 - Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) (1 credit)
Prerequisite: Current certification/licensure as an advanced EMS provider or other allied healthcare provider.
Provides the student information in current topics in the care of newborn patients to current AAP/American Heart Association- Neonatal Resuscitation Program guidelines. Lecture 1 hour per week.

EMS 168 - Emergency Pediatric Care (PEPP) (1 credit)
Prerequisite: EMS 100 or equivalent
Prepares the student for certification as a pre-hospital pediatric care provider as defined by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Covers primary assessment and emergency care of infants and children. Lecture 1 hour per week.

EMS 169 - Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) (1 credit)
Prerequisites: EMS 100, 153, or equivalent
Prepares the student for certification as a pediatric advanced life support provider as defined by the American Heart Association. Covers primary assessment and emergency care of infants and children. Lecture 1 hour per week.

EMS 170 - ALS Internship I (1-2 credits)
Prerequisites: EMS 151
Begins the first in a series of clinical experiences providing supervised direct patient contact in appropriate patient care facilities in and out of hospitals. Includes but not limited to patient care units such as the Emergency Department, Critical Care units, Pediatric, Labor and Delivery, Operating Room, Trauma centers and various advanced life support units. Laboratory 3-6 hours per week.

EMS 172 - ALS Clinical Internship II (1-2credits)
Co-requisite: EMS 151
Continues with the second in a series of clinical experiences providing supervised direct patient contact in appropriate patient care facilities in and out of hospitals. Includes but not limited to patient care units such as the Emergency Department, Critical Care units, Pediatric, Labor and Delivery, Operating Room and Trauma Centers. Laboratory 3-6 hours per week.

EMS 173 - ALS Field Internship II (1 credit)
Co-requisite: EMS 151
Continues with the second in a series of field experiences providing supervised direct patient care in out-of-hospital advanced life support units. Laboratory 3 hours per week.

EMS 193 - Studies In RN to Paramedic (4 credits)
Prerequisite: RN Licensure, EMT Basic Certification
Begins preparation for Virginia and National Registry Paramedic certification for registered nurses. InCovers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering. Variable hours per week.

EMS 201 - EMS Professional Development (3 credits)
Prerequisite: EMT/B Certification

The purpose of this course is to prepare the EMS student to use community resources to facilitate personal and community wellness and fulfills the wellness and resource objectives of the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Intermediate curriculum. Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.

EMS 205 - Advanced Pathophysiology (4 credits)
Prerequisite: EMT/B Certification
Focuses on the pathological processes of disease with emphasis on the anatomical and physiological alterations of the human body by systems. Includes diagnosis and management appropriate to the advanced health care provider in and out of the hospital environment. Lecture 4 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

EMS 207 - Advanced Patient Assessment (3 credits)
Focuses on the principles of normal and abnormal physical exam. Emphasizes the anlysis and interpretation of physiological data to assist in patient assessment and management. Applies principles during the assessment and management of trauma, medical, and specialty patients in laboratory environment. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

EMS 209 - Advanced Pharmacology (4 credits)
Focuses on the principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and drug administration. Includes drug legislation, techniques of medication administration, and principles of math calculations. Emphasizes drugs used to manage respiratory, cardiac, neurological, gastrointestinal, fluid and electrolyte and endocrine disorders and includes classification, mechanism of action, indications, contraindications, precautions, and patient education. Incorporates principles related to substance abuse and hazardous materials. Applies principles during the assessment and management of trauma, medical, and specialty patients in a laboratory environment. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

EMS 211 - Operations (2 credits)
Prepares the student in the theory and application of the following: medical incident command, rescue awareness and operations, hazardous materials incidents, and crime scene awareness. (Conforms to the current Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum for EMT-Paramedics.) Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.

EMS 213 - ALS Skills Development (1-2 credits)
Utilizes reinforcement and remediation of additional advanced life support skills, as needed. Laboratory 2-4 hours per week.

EMS 215 - Registry Review (1 credit)
Reviews material covered in the intermediate/paramedic program. Prepares the student for National Registry testing. Lecture 1 hour per week.

EMS 240 - ALS Internship II (1 credit)
Continues clinical and/or field experiences providing supervised direct patient contact in appropriate patient care facilities in and out of hospitals. Includes, but not limited to patient care units such as the Emergency Department, Critical Care units, Pediatric, Labor and Delivery, Operating Room, Trauma Centers and various advanced life support units. Laboratory 3 hours per week.

EMS 242 - ALS Clinical Internship III (1-2 credits)
Continues with the third in a series of clinical experiences providing supervised direct patient contact in appropriate patient care facilities in-and-out of hospitals. Includes, but not limited to patient care units such as the Emergency Department, Critical Care units, Pediatric, Labor and Delivery, Operating Room, Trauma Centers and various advanced life support units. Laboratory 3-6 hours per week.

EMS 243 - ALS Field Internship III (1-2 credits)
Continues with the third in a series of field experiences providing supervised direct patient care in out-of-hospital advanced life support units. Laboratory 3-6 hours per week.

EMS 244 - ALS Clinical Internship IV (1-2 credits)
The fourth in a series of clinical experiences providing direct patient contact in appropriate patient care facilities in-and-out of hospitals. Includes, but not limited to patient care units such as the Emergency Department, Critical Care units, Pediatric, Labor and Delivery, Operating Room and Trauma Centers. May be repeated as necessary. Laboratory 3-6 hours per week.

EMS 245 - ALS Field Internship IV (1-2 credits)
Continues with the fourth in a series of field experiences providing supervised direct patient care in out-of-hospital advanced life support units. May be repeated as necessary. Laboratory 3-6 hours per week.

EMS 251 - ALS Required Topics (3 credits)
Reviews material covered in the ALS programs. Covers all category 1 content required for Advanced Life Support recertification. Lecture 3 hours per week.

EMS 253 - ALS Refresher (4 credits)
Reviews material covered in the ALS programs. Meets all required criteria for recertification eligibility. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

EMS 255 - Concepts in Critical Care (5 credits)
Prepares the paramedic or RN to become a critical care specialist, capable of managing the care of a critical care patient both in a hospital setting or during a high risk inter - facility transfer. Includes advanced concepts that build on the knowledge and skills of the paramedic and/or nursing curricula, as well as topics needed to trouble shoot complex monitoring devices and equipment. Includes anatomy and physiology based clinical assessment, advanced airway management to include mechanical ventilators, diagnostics data interpretation, bedside hemodynamic monitoring, 12 lead EKG interpretation and hemodialysis care. Lecture 4 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

EMS 290 - Coordinated Internship in RN to P Clinical I (2 credits)
Prerequisite: EMT Basic Certification
Provides supervised direct patient contact in appropriate hospital care facilities and EMS agencies. Includes patient care units such as the Emergency Department, Critical Care units, Pediatric, Labor and Delivery, Operating Room, Trauma Centers and advanced life support units. Laboratory 3 hours.

EMS 293 - Studies In RN to Paramedic II (3 credits)
Prerequisite: RN Licensure, EMT Basic Certification
Continues student preparation for Virginia and National Registry Paramedic certification for registered nurses. Includes the theory and application of the National Paramedic Curriculum. Lecture 2 hours, Laboratory 2 hours, Total 4 hours per week.

EMS 295 - Topics In RN to Paramedic II (2 credits)
Prerequisite: EMT Basic Certification
Provides supervised direct patient contact in appropriate hospital care facilities and EMS agencies. Includes patient care units such as the Emergency Department, Critical Care units, Pediatric, Labor and Delivery, Operating Room, Trauma Centers and advanced life support units. Clinical 3 hours.
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