2012-2013 CCBC College Catalog

Emergency Medical Technology

EMST 105 – 6 Credits
Emergency Medical Technician Basic

Introduces theory and techniques of basic emergency medical care in the pre-hospital setting and pathophysiological principles related to the recognition and management of a variety of patient conditions; satisfies the requirements leading to State and National EMT-Basic certification and is 131 clock hours. NOTE: Students seeking State of Maryland certification as an Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMT-B) must be affiliated with a Maryland career, volunteer, or commercial ambulance service prior to the State certification examinations. Students who are not affiliated prior to the State certification examinations will be allowed to take the examinations but must also pay a testing fee established by the State, and collected at the time of the examinations and will not receive State certification as an EMT-B until they have gained affiliation. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: Students must be at least 18 years-of-age and have a high school diploma or GED, must be able to meet the minimum physical and psychological requirements for an EMT-B as stated in the Functional Job Analysis for Emergency Medical Technicians Lab fee: $40.00

EMST 210 – 3 Credits
Paramedic Foundations I

Introduces the Paramedic student to the background knowledge that will enhance their understanding of the roles and responsibilities of performing as a professional Paramedic, as well as prepare them for the intense nature of the academic preparation required leading to national certification and Maryland licensure. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the EMST program. Lab fee: $40.00

EMST 211 – 5 Credits
Paramedic Medical and Trauma Emergencies I

Introduces assessment and prehospital management of a variety of common respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological, endocrine, and environmental emergencies; provides overview of the mechanisms and prehospital management of a variety of traumatic injuries involving the head, neck, spine, thorax, and abdominal cavities; burns; shock; and basic 3 lead and 12 lead electrocardiography acquisition and interpretation. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: EMST 210

EMST 212 – 3 Credits
Paramedic EMS Operations

Introduces the Paramedic student to the skills and knowledge necessary to perform safe ground and air ambulance operations, incident command managment, multiple casualty incidents, vechicle extrications, hazardous material operations and terrorism and disaster response. Further, this course will prepare students for the proficiencies required for national certification and Maryland licensure. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: A minimum of "C" in EMST 210.

EMST 213 – 3 Credits
Paramedic Clinical Practice I

Introduces the Paramedic student to a period of supervised practice on advanced life support and hospital units, providing a progression if increasing patient responsibilites which proceeds from observations to working as a team member, in hospital practice shall be for the purpose of developing practical skills and include knowledge and techniques regarding patient evaluations, pathophysiology, medical and surgical conditions, development of patient rapport, and care for, and understanding of, patient illness. This course will prepare students for the proficencies required for national certification and Maryland licensure. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: A minimum of "C" in EMST 210. Lab fee: $40.00

EMST 214 – 3 Credits
Paramedic Clinical Practice II

Builds upon concepts and provides the Paramedic student to a period of supervised practice on advanced life support and hospital units, providing the students with a progression if increasing patient responsibilities which proceeds from observations to working as a team member, in hospital practice shall be for the purpose of developing practical skills and include knowledge and techniques regarding patient evaluations, pathophsiology, medical and surgical conditions, development of patient rapport, and care for, and understanding of, patient illness. This course will prepare students for the proficiencies required for national certification and Maryland licensure. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: A minimum of "C" in EMST 213.

EMST 220 – 3 Credits
Paramedic Foundations II

Introduces a variety of topics such as paramedic roles and responsibilities, medicolegal issues, life span development, therapeutic communication, illness and injury prevention; introduces 12 lead electrocardiography acquisition and interpretation. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring). Lab Fee: $40.00

Prerequisite: EMST 214

EMST 221 – 4 Credits
Paramedic Medical and Trauma Emergencies II

Discusses pathophysiological principles and advanced prehospital management of a variety of common disease processes and medical emergencies including allergies and anaphylaxis, toxicology, hematology, infectious disease, and many other medical emergencies; includes the mechanisms of injury, patient presentations, assessment, and advanced prehospital management of a variety of trauma emergencies involving major systems of the human body. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: EMST 220

EMST 222 – 3 Credits
Paramedic Special Populations

Designed to provide the Paramedic student with the special techniques of assessment and prehospital management of patients presenting with geriatric, obstetric, neonatal, and pediatric emergencies. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: Or concurrent enrollment in EMST 210, 211, and 213 with a minimum grade of "C". Lab Fee: $40.00

EMST 223 – 3 Credits
Paramedic Clinical Practice III

Builds upon concepts and provides the Paramedic student to a period of supervised practice on advanced life support and hospital units, providing the student with a progression if increasing patient responsibilites which proceeds from observations to working as a team member, in hospital practice shall be for the purpose of developing practical skills and include knowledge and techniques regarding patient evaluations, pathophysiology, medical and surgical conditions, development of patient rapport, and care for, and understanding of, patient illness. This course will prepare students for the proficiencies required for national certification and Maryland licensure. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: EMST 214 with a minimum grade of "C". Lab fee: $35.00

EMST 224 – 3 Credits
Paramedic Internship

Culminates and provides the Paramedic student with to a period of supervised practice on advanced life support and hospital units, providing the student with a progression if increasing patient responsibilites working as a team leader, in hospital practice shall be for the purpose of developing practical skills and include knowledge and techniques regarding patient evalutions, pathophysiology, medical and surgical conditions, development of patient rapport, and care for, and understanding of, patient illness. This course will prepare students for the proficiencies required for national certification and Maryland licensure. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring). Lab Fee: $40.00

Prerequisite: EMST 223

EMST 231 – 2 Credits
EMS Operations

Introduces the student to emergency health services systems, including service types, systems of operations, and optimum usage theories. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: EMST 105 Corequisite: ENGL 101

EMST 233 – 3 Credits
EMS Quality Assurance and Research

Provides the EMST management student with skills and theories necessary to apply quality assurance and quality improvement practices in an EMS environment. Special attention will be given to principles of investigation and application of protocol. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: EMST 105 Corequisite: ENGL 101

EMST 234 – 3 Credits
EMS Education and Instruction

Provides the student with the necessary technical and intellectual resources to organize and instruct training courses. Students will learn to create lesson plans, outlines and examinations. Students will also practice oration skills in front of a group. Special attention will be given to principles of investigation and application of protocol. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: EMST 105 Corequisite: ENGL 101

EMST 235 – 2 Credits
EMS Risk Management

Explores an overview of occupational safety regulations as they apply to the operation of an EMS system. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: EMST 105 Corequisite: ENGL 101

EMST 236 – 1 Credit
EMS Management Capstone

Evaluates a student's understanding of the theories and objectives presented in the EMST Management curriculum. This course will act as a culmination course consisting of two parts: an externship with an approved EMS organization and a final project. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: EMST 105 Corequisite: ENGL 101