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Paramedicine - CCL

Major: 5513
Effective Term: 2014 Fall Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 47.5-62.5
Description:

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Paramedicine program is designed to provide advanced techniques of emergency care, stabilization, and immobilization of victims of illness and injury. The techniques of emergency care include but are not limited to assessment, detailed physical examination, recognition and documentation of signs and symptoms of illness and injury, critical thinking and diagnosis intervention, and the evaluation of the interventions. The techniques of assessment include but are not limited to electrocardiograph rhythm identification, administration of oxygen, defibrillation, synchronized cardioversion, transcutaneous pacing, and advanced airway techniques. The techniques for immobilization of the victim include but are not limited to the use of specific immobilization devices, peripheral intraosseous and central intravenous techniques, and preparation and care during transportation.

Program Notes:

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses required within the program.

EMT104 requires students to complete additional hours in a competency-based clinical, vehicular, and/or scenario based experience. Depending on the college, this may be completed through EMT104AB or program director-approved rotation.

Admission Criteria:

Minimum tenth grade level reading proficiency as demonstrated by appropriate Reading placement exam.
Students may be required to complete a program entrance exam prior to starting Advanced level courses OR have Permission of Program Director.

Program Prerequisites: None
Required Courses
Credits:47.5-62.5
EMT101Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Basic Cardiac Life Support (0.50) OR
Current validation in Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider/Professional Rescuer (0) OR
Permission of Program Director 0-0.50
 
EMT/FSC104Emergency Medical Technology (9) AND
EMT/FSC104ABApplied Practical Studies for Emergency Medical Technology (0.5)
OR
EMT/FSC104Emergency Medical Technology (9)
OR
Arizona State EMT Certification (0) OR
Arizona State Paramedic Certification (0) OR
Permission of Program Director 0-9.5
 
EMT235Emergency Cardiac Care 3
EMT236Pharmacology in an Emergency Setting 3
EMT240Advanced Cardiac Life Support 2
 
EMT242Pediatric Advanced Life Support (1) OR
EMT265Pediatric Education for Prehospital Providers: Advanced (1) 1
 
EMT245Trauma Management I (2) OR
EMT246Trauma Management II (4) 2-4
 
EMT272Advanced Emergency Medical Technology (25) OR
EMT272AAAdvanced Emergency Medical Technology (12.5) AND
EMT272ABAdvanced Emergency Medical Technology (12.5) 25
 
EMT272LLAdvanced Emergency Medical Technology Practicum (7.5) OR
EMT272LAAdvanced Emergency Medical Technology Practicum Part I (3.75) AND
EMT272LBAdvanced Emergency Medical Technology Practicum Part II (3.75) 7.5
 
EMT296WCCooperative Education (3) OR
HCC145Medical Terminology for Health Care Workers (3) OR
HCC145AAMedical Terminology for Health Care Workers I (1) AND
HCC145ABMedical Terminology for Health Care Workers II (1) AND
HCC145ACMedical Terminology for Health Care Workers III (1) OR
permission of Program Director 0-3
 
BIO160Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 4

Program Competencies

  1. Demonstrate the administration of CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on adults and children using methods that meet current BLS standards (EMT101)
  2. Explain and demonstrate common techniques of emergency medical care, including assessment and stabilization of the patient. (EMT/FSC104, EMT104AB)
  3. Identify and treat emergencies related to basic electrocardiograph (ECG) arrhythmias according to the American Heart Association standards and guidelines and local protocol. (EMT235)
  4. Perform the procedures unique to pediatric and neonatal transport. (EMT235, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  5. Describe the actions, indications, contraindications, precautions, side effects and dosages of the drugs included in the current Arizona Department of Health Services approved Paramedic drug box. (EMT236)
  6. Apply the procedures of identifying and treating shock, including IV fluid therapy and use of MAST (medical anti-shock trouser) suit. (EMT236, EMT272, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  7. Identify and treat behavioral emergencies. (EMT236, EMT272, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  8. Identify and treat medical emergencies including diabetic, environmental, toxicological, obstetric and genitourinary emergencies. (EMT236, EMT272, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  9. Administer parenteral medications. (EMT236, EMT240, EMT242, EMT265, EMT272, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  10. Identify and treat respiratory emergencies. (EMT242, EMT265, EMT272, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  11. Describe the actions, indications, contraindications, precautions, side effects, and dosages of the drugs included in the current Arizona Department of Health Services approved Paramedic drug box. (EMT240, EMT242, EMT272, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  12. Identify and treat cardiovascular emergencies including (ECG) electrocardiographic interpretation. (EMT235, EMT240, EMT272, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  13. Classify the types of medical emergencies and identify appropriate treatment protocols. (EMT240, EMT272, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  14. Perform a Primary and Secondary Survey including medical history. (EMT245, EMT246, EMT272, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  15. Apply the procedures of identifying and treating shock, including IV fluid therapy for patients in emergency situations. (EMT245, EMT246, EMT272, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  16. Identify diagnostic characteristics of soft tissue injuries and appropriate treatment processes. (EMT245, EMT246, EMT272, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  17. Describe and demonstrate the planning and preparation process for emergency incidents using Incident Command Systems (ICS). (EMT245, EMT246, EMT272, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  18. Define the role and responsibilities of emergency response and operations for the Emergency Paramedic. (EMT272, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  19. Perform the procedures unique to pediatric and neonatal transport. (EMT272, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  20. Identify and treat central nervous system emergencies. (EMT272, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  21. Identify and explain emergency planning concepts and implementation strategies for response and prevention. (EMT272, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  22. Describe the role of first responders in emergency response plans, resource development, and incident management systems by identifying all relevant steps for first responders. (EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  23. Identify and treat central nervous system emergencies. (EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  24. Define commonly used medical terminology in the health care setting. (EMT272, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, HCC145, HCC145AA, HCC145AB, HCC145AC)
  25. Demonstrate effective communications skills with hospital personnel and with team members, patients and others at the scene of an emergency. (EMT296WC)
  26. Describe the structure and basic physiology of the human body. (BIO160)

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