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C412
Paramedic (PARA)
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SEE Paramedicine (PARA) D411 for Program Overview.

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Semester 1
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SU2017
FA2017
EPM 1200
CPR Fundamentals
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This course prepares the student to recognize and respond to cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest and foreign-body airway obstruction. The course will enable the student to recognize and respond to heart attack and stroke in adults and breathing difficulties in children utilizing cardiopulmonary resuscitation where appropriate. Training regarding the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and two-rescuer CPR will also be introduced.

EPM 2204
Paramedic I
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9
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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.

Term Total
9.5
Semester 2
Prefix/Num
Title
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CR
SU2017
FA2017
EPM 2205
Paramedic II
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9
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This course was designed in combination with EPM 2204, 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 (IDPH). This course incorporates lecture, lab and clinical components, as well as field experience. Topics include medicine, intravenous therapy, and cardiac care. Completion of this course, in combination with EPM 2204, 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 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), EPM 2204 or consent of program director.

Term Total
9
Semester 3
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Title
Info
CR
SU2017
FA2017
EPM 2206
Paramedic III
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9
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This course was designed in combination with EPM 2204, EPM 2205, 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 (IDPH). This course incorporates lecture, lab and clinical components, as well as field experience. Topics include trauma, shock and resuscitation, and special patient populations. Completion of this course, combination with EPM 2204, EPM 2205, 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 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), EPM 2204 and EPM 2205 or consent of program director.

EPM 2207
Paramedic IV
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This course was designed in combination with EPM 2204, EPM 2205, and EPM 2206 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 (IDPH). This course incorporates lecture, lab and clinical components, as well as field experience. Topics include EMS operations. Completion of this course, in combination with EPM 2204, EPM 2205, and EPM 2206, should prepare the student to sit for both the cognitive and psychomotor portion of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) and the 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), EPM 2204, EPM 2205, and EPM 2206 or consent of program director.

Term Total
15
Program Total
33.5


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