Emergency Medical Technology and Paramedic (EMTP)

EMTP 115

PARAMEDIC PREPARATION

3.5 UNITS

Pass/No Pass Only

Recommended Preparation: EMT 113 and EMT 113L or equivalent; RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1.50 hour

Offered: ALL

Prepares the basic emergency medical technician (EMT) to begin paramedic training. Emphasizes review of EMT knowledge, human anatomy and physiology, math calculation, and electrocardiograph (ECG) interpretation. Provides the basic EMT with intensive scenario-based training. Designed to improve student success in paramedic school. [D; CSU]

EMTP 200

ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT PARAMEDIC THEORY I

12 UNITS

Grade Only

Fee: $20

Corequisite: EMTP 200L.

Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance into the paramedic program.

Lecture 12 hours

Offered: ALL

Offers first half of paramedic didactic training. Follows National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards (NEMSES) published by U.S. Department of Transportation. Includes preparatory, airway, assessment, pharmacology, and trauma modules. [D; CSU]

EMTP 200L

ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT PARAMEDIC LABORAT ORY I

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass Only

Fee: $55

Corequisite: EMTP 200 and EMTP 202.

Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance into the paramedic program.

Laboratory 9 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides skills portion of the National Emergency Services Education Standards (NEMSES) published in 2009. Includes psychomotor skills for medication administration, intravenous access, advanced airway management, patient assessment, history taking, and physical examination. [D]

EMTP 201

ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT PARAMEDIC THEORY II

12 UNITS

Grade Only

Prerequisite: EMTP 200 and EMTP 200L or equivalent.

Corequisite: EMTP 201L.

Lecture 12 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides second half of paramedic didactic training. Follows National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards (NEMSES) published by U.S. Department of Transportation. Includes medical, special patients and EMS operations. [D; CSU]

EMTP 201L

ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT PARAMEDIC LABORAT ORY II

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass Only

Fee: $34

Prerequisite: EMTP 200 and EMTP 200L or equivalent.

Corequisite: EMTP 201 and EMTP 203.

Laboratory 9 hours

Offered: ALL

Continues skills portion of the National Emergency Services Education Standards (NEMSES) published in 2009. Includes psychomotor skills electrocardiograph (ECG) interpretations, electrical therapy, lab-simulated patient emergency calls, multi-patient drills, and emergency childbirth. [D; CSU]

EMTP 202

EMS COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE I

1.5 UNIT

Pass/No Pass Only

Fee: $40

Corequisite: EMTP 200L.

Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance into the paramedic program.

Laboratory 5.50 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides emergency medical services (EMS) observational experience in the hospital, clinic, and ambulance. Includes ambulance ride-alongs at area ambulance agencies and fire departments. Clinical sites expose students to the EMS patient in a secure, controlled environment. [D]

EMTP 203

EMS COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE II

1.5 UNIT

Pass/No Pass Only

Prerequisite: EMTP 202 or equivalent.

Corequisite: EMTP 201L.

Laboratory 5.50 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides hands-on experience in the hospital, clinic, and ambulance. Includes ambulance ride-alongs at area ambulance agencies and fire departments. Clinical sites expose students to the EMS patient in a secure, controlled environment. [D; CSU]

EMTP 225

HOSPITAL CLINICAL EXPERIENCE FOR PARAME DICS

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass Only

Prerequisite: EMTP 201 and EMTP 201L or equivalent.

Limitation on Enrollment: Student must complete criminal background check and drug screen prior to clinical experience.

Laboratory 9 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides instruction to enhance student's knowledge of emergency care in a clinical setting; opportunity to assist and observe in emergency rooms, as well as other areas of the facility under direct supervision of hospital staff. Takes place in varied shift assignments. [D; CSU]

EMTP 230

FIELD TRAINING FOR PARAMEDICS I

8 UNITS

Pass/No Pass Only

Prerequisite: EMTP 225 or equivalent.

Laboratory 24 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides practicum experience for paramedic students to observe and participate in emergency medical care supervised by a preceptor in an ambulance. Requires 20 twenty-four hour shifts, and students must document at least 40 advanced life support (ALS) patient contacts and serve as a team leader. [D; CSU] (Formerly: EMT 230)

EMTP 231

FIELD TRAINING FOR PARAMEDICS II

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass Only

Prerequisite: EMTP 225 or equivalent.

Laboratory 3.50 hours

Offered: ALL

Receives assignment to a preceptor in an ambulance. Assists with prehospital care in emergencies of all types which includes completion of 480 clock hours to satisfy field internship requirements (California) for paramedics and registered nurses seeking paramedic licensure. [D; CSU]

EMTP 250

PARAMEDIC NREMT REFRESHER

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Limitation on Enrollment: Previous EMT or paramedic course completion or certification.

Lecture 1.50 hour, laboratory 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides all continuing education hours required for biannual paramedic recertification. Follows California EMS Authority (CAEMSA) requirements for content directly or indirectly related to ALS patient care. Follows National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic (NREMTP) requirements for content in patient assessment, pharmacology, airway management, cardiology, medical and behavioral emergencies, trauma, obstetrics and pediatrics and EMS Operations. Students will receive certifications in Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) and Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP). [D; CSU]

EMTP 299

INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Limitation on Enrollment: Eligibility for independent study.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Individual study or research in some area of emergency medical technology of particular interest to the student and not included in regular courses of the college. [D; CSU]