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Emergency Medical Services (EMT/EMTP) Overview

 "To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels."

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN

EMT 105:
The EMT Course is a 6.5-unit intensive course designed for individuals who will come in contact with victims of illness or injury primarily in an emergency, pre-hospital environment. This course would be of value to all emergency service personnel, including ambulance personnel, law enforcement, fire services, hospital emergency department, and other rescue personnel. Topics will include roles and responsibilities, evaluation and treatment of illness and injury. Procedures for dealing with life-threatening emergencies are presented. The student will be able to gain a functional understanding of assessment-based approaches to patient care as well as the interventions added to the EMT I scope of practice. Hazardous Material training and semi-automatic defibrillation training are included.

This course is approved by the Imperial County Emergency Medical Services Agency and is within the training guidelines of the California Code of Regulations and the California Fire Service Training and Education Systems (CFSTES). Successful completion will result in eligibility for certification as an EMT I and EMT D. Successful completion will also result in a Training Institute (CSTI) through the Office of Emergency Services.

EMT 107: (Refresher Course)
Prerequisite(s): Current EMT-I certification. Successful completion of this course will satisfy continuing education requirements for the EMT I and will enable the EMT I to be eligible for recertification in the State of California. Successful completion of the course will also satisfy the NREMT requirements for anyone failing the first 3 NREMT cognitive exams. This course is approved by the Imperial County Emergency Medical Services Agency and is within the training guidelines of the California Code of Regulations and the California Fire Service Training and Education Systems (CFSTES). (CSU)

PARAMEDIC 

EMTP 200:
This course is the first phase of training to prepare individuals to render prehospital advanced life support within an organized EMS system based on course content that is equivalent to the current U.S. Department of Transportation's National Education Standards for Paramedics. This course will cover: EMS Preparatory, including EMS systems, roles and responsibilities of the paramedic, the well-being of the paramedic, illness and injury prevention, medical/legal issues, ethics, general principles of pathophysiology, pharmacology, venous access, and medication administration, therapeutic communications and life span development Airway Management and Ventilation. Patient Assessment, including history taking, techniques of physical examination, clinical decision-making, communications, and documentation. This course teaches paramedic treatments and skills associated with the above core content. This program is accredited by the CAAHEP. Additional materials fee applies.

EMTP 202:
This course is the second phase of training to prepare individuals to render prehospital advanced life support within an organized EMS system based on course content that is equivalent to the current U.S. Department of Transportation's National Education Standards for Paramedics.  Trauma, including trauma systems, mechanism of injury, hemorrhage and shock, soft tissue trauma, burns, head/facial trauma, spinal trauma, thoracic trauma, abdominal trauma, and musculoskeletal trauma. This course teaches paramedic treatments and skills associated with the above core content. This program is accredited by the CAAHEP.

EMTP 204:
This course is the third phase of training to prepare individuals to render prehospital advanced life support within an organized EMS system based on course content that is equivalent to the current U.S. Department of Transportation's National Education Standards for Paramedics. This course is designed to allow the progression of the paramedic student in advanced didactic and skills training. This course will cover all aspects of medical emergencies, including: pulmonology, cardiology, neurology, endocrinology, allergy & anaphylaxis, gastroenterology, urology & nephrology, toxicology & substance abuse, hematology, environmental emergencies, infectious disease, assault, challenged patient, and acute interventions for chronic-care patients. This program is accredited by the CAAHEP.

EMTP 206:
This course is the fourth phase of training to prepare individuals to render prehospital advanced life support within an organized EMS system based on course content that is equivalent to the current U.S. Department of Transportation's National Education Standards for Paramedics. This course is designed to allow the progression of the paramedic student in advanced didactic and skills training. This course will cover assessment-based management, and all aspects of operations, including: ambulance operations, medical incident command (SEMS-ICS), rescue awareness & operations, hazardous materials, crime scene awareness, rural EMS, bioterrorism, and weapons of mass destruction. Included in this course will be the American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Course and the Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Course, as well as paramedic treatments and skills associated with the above core content. This course also features Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS). This program is accredited by the CAAHEP. Additional materials fee applies.

EMTP 225:
The EMTP - Paramedic Program provides the clinical training to prepare the paramedic student intern to render pre-hospital advanced life support within an organized EMS system based on course content equivalent to the U.S. Department of Transportation's National EMS Education Standards (2009). The student will put together all didactic and skills training to address medical and traumatic emergencies in multiple hospital departments: critical care, emergency, obstetrics, nursery, pediatrics, and surgery. The student will observe the overall administration of advanced life support care in a hospital and will assume responsibilities for advanced assessments, treatment, medication administration, use of equipment, and communication skills under the supervision of a registered nurse, physician assistant, or physician approved by the Local EMS Authority. The course is intense and requires more than usual study hours, TBA requirements, and the student's total dedication for successful completion. This program is accredited by the CAAHEP. 

EMTP 235:
This course provides the first phase of field internship training to prepare the paramedic student intern to render pre-hospital advanced life support (ALS) within an organized EMS system based on course content equivalent to the U.S. Department of Transportation's National EMS Education Standards for Paramedics (2009). The student will progress through record keeping and increasing patient care responsibilities from observation of a team to working as a team member to functioning as a team leader in actual patient care in the pre-hospital setting. The student experience will cover all aspects of medical and traumatic emergencies, advanced patient assessments, and advanced care on an ALS vehicle under the supervision of a licensed paramedic approved by the Local EMS Authority. In addition, the student must complete 30 advanced life support contacts as defined in the Calif. Code of Regulations, Title 22, Div. 9. This course is an intense one, and requires more than usual study hours, TBA requirements, and the student's total dedication for successful completion. This program is accredited by the CAAHEP.

EMTP 245:
This course is the last segment of field internship training to prepare the paramedic student intern to render pre-hospital advanced life support (ALS) within an organized EMS system based on course content equivalent to the U.S. Department of Transportation's National EMS Education Standards for Paramedics (2009). The student will perform as an ALS provider, under a paramedic preceptor, in the pre-hospital setting using all training and skills acquired; advanced assessment skills, communication skills, use of advanced life support equipment, medications, and procedures. In addition, the student must complete a minimum of 10 advanced life support contacts as defined in the Calif. Code of Regulations, Title 22, Div. 9. This is an intense course, requiring more than usual study hours, TBA requirements, and student dedication for successful completion. This program is accredited by the CAAHEP.

EMTP Course of Study Plan:
Fall Semester
Winter Session
Spring Semester
Summer Session
EMTP 200 EMTP 202 EMTP 204 EMTP 225

EMTP 206
EMTP 235 / 245

     

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