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EMT 231: Paramedic II

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of EMT 230 with a C or better
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading OR
-Concurrent enrollment in READ 091

Students must successfully complete all courses to qualify for licensure examinations. EMT 231 utilizes cognitive, psychomotor, and affective standard objectives specified in the U.S. department of Transportation 1998 EMT-Paramedic National Standard Curriculum. The semester begins with the trauma division as students learn structure and function of trauma systems, kinematics, and the implementation of care plans for trauma victims. The medical division begins with an emphasis on cardiac and respiratory emergencies. Students learn to recognize cardiac dysrhythmias, administer cardiac medications, and assess and manage respiratory and cardiac disorders. Didactic formats include lecture and group learning. 11 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.