EPM 2204 - Paramedic I

This course was designed in combination with EPM 2205, EPM 2206, and EPM 2207 to provide the knowledge and skills required to provide pre-hospital care and function as an entry-level Paramedic in accordance with the standards established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Illinois Department of Public Health. This course incorporates lecture and lab components. Topics include National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) foundation standards, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, pathophysiology, life span development, public health, pharmacology, airway management, respiration, artificial ventilation, and patient assessment. Completion of this course, followed by EPM 2205, EPM 2206, and EPM 2207, should prepare the student to sit for both the cognitive and psychomotor portion of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Exams. Students planning to submit an examination request and subsequent licensures will be required to meet eligibility requirements of NREMT, IDPH and relative agencies. PREREQUISITE: Current EMT licensure, current American Heart Association CPR Certification (BLS for Healthcare Providers), or consent of program director.

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