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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Paramedical Services (CRT.PS)

CRT.PS The certificate in Paramedical Services is a two-year intensive program that includes classroom, skills laboratory, hospital, and field clinical experiences. Students are prepared for career opportunities in the field of emergency medical services to include urban and rural ambulance services and/or fire departments, industrial settings and clinical settings. This program in conducted in cooperation with Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center and is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Division of EMS and Highway Safety. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be eligible to take the Illinois Department of Public Health EMT-Paramedic licensing examination or the National Registry of EMT's examination. Consult the Emergency Services Programs Coordinator for specific requirements of this program.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
EMS-050
Emergency Medical Tech-Basic

EMS-050
Emergency Medical Tech-Basic

This course provides the student with an understanding of his/her roles and responsibilities within the EMS system, including operations, patient assessment, and emergency medical care. Students successfully completing this course will be eligible to take the EMT-Basic licensing examination. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

*
7.5

Semester Totals

7.5
Second Semester
EMS-061
Fundamentals of Paramedicine I

EMS-061
Fundamentals of Paramedicine I

This course provides the beginning paramedic student with the knowledge to integrate the principles of kinetics, pathophysiology, and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for the trauma patient.

Course Outline

* +++
4.5
EMS-064
Paramedic Care Skills I

EMS-064
Paramedic Care Skills I

This course provides the paramedic student with the skills needed to manage a trauma patient including immobilization and splinting techniques, airway management, extrication techniques, and bleeding control.

Course Outline

* +++
4.0
EMS-068
Clinical Experience I

EMS-068
Clinical Experience I

This course is designed to provide employment experience in a position that will utilize the specialized skills of the student.

Course Outline

* +++
1.5

Semester Totals

10.0
Summer Term
EMS-071
Fundamentals Paramedicine II

EMS-071
Fundamentals Paramedicine II

This course provides students with the knowledge to integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings, to formulate a field impression, and implement a treatment plan for patients across the lifespan including psychiatric issues and special populations. Observation time required.

Course Outline

* ++++
4.0
EMS-074
Paramedical Care Skills II

EMS-074
Paramedical Care Skills II

This course provides a paramedic student with advanced skills needed to manage patients with special considerations experiencing life threatening conditions across the lifespan.

Course Outline

* ++++
1.0
EMS-078
Clinical Experience II

EMS-078
Clinical Experience II

This course is designed to provide employment experience in a position that will utilize the specialized skills of the student.

Course Outline

* ++++
1.5

Semester Totals

6.5
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
EMS-062
EMS Pharmacology

EMS-062
EMS Pharmacology

This course provides the paramedic student with the knowledge and skills to integrate pathophysiological principles of pharmacology and the assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a pharmacologic management plan. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

* +
2.0
EMS-084
Paramedical Care Skills III

EMS-084
Paramedical Care Skills III

This course provides the paramedic student with the skills needed to manage a medical patient including all of the body systems.

Course Outline

* +
3.0
EMS-086
Fundamentals Paramedicine III

EMS-086
Fundamentals Paramedicine III

This course provides the beginning paramedic student with the knowledge to integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for the medical patient. Observation time is required.

Course Outline

* +
4.0
EMS-088
Clinical Experience III

EMS-088
Clinical Experience III

This course is designed to provide employment experience in a position that will utilize the specialized skills of the student.

Course Outline

* +
2.0

Semester Totals

11.0
Second Semester
EMS-092
Fundamentals Paramedicine IV

EMS-092
Fundamentals Paramedicine IV

This course provides the beginning paramedic student with an understanding of the role and responsibilities within the EMS system including safety, medical-legal issues, EMS operations, and specialized scene responses.

Course Outline

* +++
2.0
EMS-094
Paramedical Care Skills IV

EMS-094
Paramedical Care Skills IV

This course provides a paramedic student with advanced skills needed to manage patients experiencing life threatening conditions across the lifespan.

Course Outline

* +++
3.0
EMS-098
Parmedic Capstone Internship

EMS-098
Parmedic Capstone Internship

This course is designed to provide employment experience in a position that will utilize the specialized skills of the student.

Course Outline

* +++
1.5

Semester Totals

6.5

Total Program Hours

41.5
 

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