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C421
Emergency Medical Responder (PARA)
FCC 
Graduates of the Paramedicine degree program will have the knowledge, attitudes, skills, habits, and hands-on experience needed to perform pre-hospital advanced life support as they respond to medical and traumatic emergencies under direct medical control. The performance of advanced cardiac life support, pre-hospital trauma life support, pediatric advanced life support, and neonatal advanced life support procedures are stressed throughout the curriculum. Specifically, graduates will be able to: accurately assess a patient’s condition, operate a cardiac monitor, interpret electrocardiograms (EKGs), perform endotracheal intubation, initiate intravenous solutions, and administer medicines. This program follows the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and fulfills the prescribed requirements that are currently approved by the EMT-P practice by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).

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Semester 1
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FA2014
SP2015
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 1201
Emergency Medical Responder
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This course provides the knowledge and skills required to provide pre-hospital care and function as an entry-level Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) in accordance with the standards established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Illinois Department of Public Health. This course incorporates lecture, lab, and clinical 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, patient assessment, medicine, shock and resuscitation, trauma, special patient populations, and EMS operations. Completion of this course should prepare the student for both the cognitive and psychomotor requirements of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) First Responder exam and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Students planning to submit an examination request and subsequent licensures will be required to meet eligibility requirements of NREMT, IDPH and relative agencies.

Term Total
4.5
Program Total
4.5


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