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EMT 101: Emergency Medical Technician

Prerequisite: Healthcare Provider CPR certification and high school diploma or GED must be on file. EMT 101 is an introduction to the principles and practices of pre-hospital emergency care based upon the current U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety national standard curriculum for providers of primary medical care at scenes of accident and/or illness. This course contains a variety of skills, which require fine-motor coordination. Students must also be physically able to lift and transfer patients safely and correctly. EMT 101 meets federal and state guidelines for EMT training, and students who successfully complete this course will be able to take the Illinois State or National Registry EMT licensure exam. 8 credit hours

EMT 230: Paramedic I

Prerequisite(s):
-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

EMT 231: Paramedic II

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of EMT 230
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

EMT 232: Paramedic III

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of EMT 231
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

EMT 232 is third 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 232 utilizes cognitive, psychomotor, and affective standard objectives specified in the U.S. Department of Transportation 1998 EMT-Paramedic National Standard Curriculum. The medical division continues in this semester as the endocrine, toxicological, neurological, and gynecological and obstetrical emergencies, among others, are explored. Special consideration is devoted to neonatal, pediatric, and geriatric populations, followed by a look at special needs patients. Didactic formats include lecture and group learning. 11 credit hours