Image for ccl page

Paramedicine - CCL

Major: 5513
Effective Term: 2012 Summer I Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 43.5-45.5
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.

Admission Criteria:

Prior to being considered for and accepted into the program, students must complete specified exams and an oral interview with the EMT/FSC department. Additionally, students must have a recommendation from a referring agency. Finally, students should seek department advisement on completing program prerequisites prior to acceptance into the program.

Program Prerequisites
Credits:0-9.5
EMT101Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Basic Cardiac Life Support (.50) OR
Current validation in Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider/Professional Rescuer (0) OR
Permission of Program Director 0-.50
 
EMT/FSC104Emergency Medical Technology (9) OR
Arizona State EMT Certification or equivalent (0) OR
Arizona State Paramedic Certification or equivalent (0)OR
Permission of Program Director 0-9
Required Courses
Credits:43.5-45.5
EMT235Emergency Cardiac Care3
EMT236Pharmacology in an Emergency Setting3
EMT240Advanced Cardiac Life Support2
 
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
 
EMT272AAAdvanced Emergency Medical Technology 12.55
EMT272ABAdvanced Emergency Medical Technology 12.55
EMT272LLAdvanced Emergency Medical Technology Practicum 7.55

Program Competencies

  1. Identify and treat emergencies related to basic electrocardiograph (ECG) arrhythmias according to the American Heart Association standards and guidelines and local protocol. (EMT235)
  2. Perform the procedures unique to pediatric and neonatal transport. (EMT235, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
  3. 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)
  4. Apply the procedures of identifying and treating shock, including IV fluid therapy and use of MAST (medical anti-shock trouser) suit. (EMT236, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
  5. Identify and treat behavioral emergencies. (EMT236, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
  6. Identify and treat medical emergencies including diabetic, environmental, toxicological, obstetric and genitourinary emergencies. (EMT236, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
  7. Administer parenteral medications. (EMT236, EMT240, EMT242, EMT265, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
  8. Identify and treat respiratory emergencies. (EMT242, EMT265, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
  9. 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, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
  10. Identify and treat cardiovascular emergencies including (ECG) electrocardiographic interpretation. (EMT235, EMT240, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
  11. Classify the types of medical emergencies and identify appropriate treatment protocols. . (EMT240, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
  12. Perform a Primary and Secondary Survey including medical history. (EMT245, EMT246, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
  13. Apply the procedures of identifying and treating shock, including IV fluid therapy for patients in emergency situations. (EMT245, EMT246, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
  14. Identify diagnostic characteristics of soft tissue injuries and appropriate treatment processes. (EMT245, EMT246, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
  15. Describe and demonstrate the planning and preparation process for emergency incidents using Incident Command Systems (ICS). (EMT245, EMT246, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
  16. Define the role and responsibilities of emergency response and operations for the Emergency Paramedic. (EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
  17. Perform the procedures unique to pediatric and neonatal transport. (EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
  18. Identify and treat central nervous system emergencies. (EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
  19. Identify and explain emergency planning concepts and implementation strategies for response and prevention. (EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
  20. 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)
  21. Identify and treat central nervous system emergencies. (EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)

Additional information is available at MCCCD's Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation.

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change.

Please refer to the Official MCCCD CCTA website for official programs information.

The college of you.