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EMT 230: Paramedic I

EMT 230: Paramedic I

Prerequisite:
-Completion of BIOL 121 OR
-Completion of BIOL 181 and BIOL 182
AND
-Active Illinois EMT-Basic or EMT-Advanced License
AND
-Placement at college level English and reading
AND
-Completion of Prerequisite Checklist. See an advisor for registration.

EMT 230 is first in a sequence of three courses designed to prepare students for paramedic licensure. Students must successfully complete all courses to qualify for licensure examinations. EMT 230 utilizes cognitive, psychomotor, and affective standard objectives specified in the U.S. Department of Transportation 1998 EMT-Paramedic National Standard Curriculum. Students are exposed to preparatory and operations divisions of the curriculum, including roles and responsibilities, medical-legal aspects, general principles of pathophysiology, and medication administration, followed by ambulance, rescue, and hazardous materials awareness. The semester concludes with advance airway care, and advanced patient assessment and physical examination techniques. Didactic formats include lecture and group learning. 11 credit hours