Emergency Medical Services

Courses

EMS 1201. International Trauma Life SupportyProvider Course (ITLS). 1 hr.

ITLS is accepted internationally as the standard training course for prehospital trauma care. ITLS courses combine classroom learning and hands-on skill stations. Scenario assessment stations enable you to put your learning to work in simulated trauma situations. ITLS courses are designed, managed and delivered by course directors, coordinators and instructors experienced in EMS, prehospital care and the ITLS approach. This course can be used as a state-of-the art continuing education course and as an essential curriculum in many paramedic, EMT, and first responder training programs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor with current, Unrestricted State Approved EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, or EMT-Paramedic License.

EMS 1203. Advanced Cardiac Life Support. 1 hr.

The Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider Course is designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of a hospital. In this course students will enhance their skills in the treatment of arrest and peri-arrest patients through active participation in a series of simulated cardipulmonary cases. The goal of the ACLS provider Course is to improve the quality of care provided to the adult victim of cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies. Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor and Current EMT-Intermediate, EMT-Paramedic, Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), Physician (MD, DO), or Physician's Assistant (PA) licesne. Other allied health professions with approval of EMS Program Coordinator, and a basic understanding of ECG recognition is required.

EMS 1204. Pediatric Advanced Life Support. 1 hr.

The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Course is designed for healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support through the stabilization or transport phases of a pediatric emergency, either in or out of hospital. This course will enhance the student's skills in the evaluation and management of an infant or child with respiratory compromise, circulatory comprise, or cardiac arrest. The goal of the PALS Provider Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcome. Prerequistes: Consent of instructor; and Current EMT-Intermediate, EMT-Paramedic, Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), Physician (MD, DO), or Physician's Assistant (PA) license. Other allied health professionals with approval of EMS Program Coordinator; and A basic understanding of ECG recognition is required.

EMS 2200. Emergency Medical Responder. 4 hrs.

This course is designed to provide the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to provide immediate emergency medical care. Students will learn medical techniques needed to treat life-threatening conditions until the arrival of other emergency medical services. It is designed for police, firemen, industry, public service individuals and others who may be present at the scene of any medical condition. Students completing this course will meet the requirements for formal recognition by the State of Illinois as a First Responder.

EMS 2201. Emergency Medical Technican - Basic. 8 hrs.

This course is designed to prepare students for the overall roles and responsibilities of the Emergency Medical Technician. Training in emergency medical care and operational aspects of the EMT's role is accomplished by developing skills short of those rendered by physicians, or by paramedical personnel under the direct supervision of a physician. The course also includes training in the use of all equipment required to accomplish this role. Enrollment priority is given to people working for an ambulance service or those who will work for an ambulance service upon course completion. A student must be 18 years of age and complete the class with a final grade of 80% or above to be permitted to take the State EMT certification exam or National Registry Certification Exam.

EMS 2210. Paramedic I-Intro. 4 hrs.

This course is designed to introduce and develop the knowledge and skills for EMT-Basic's in the area of advanced emergency care of ill or injured persons. This course follows the National Department of Transportation Guidelines and is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Lecture, demonstrations, skills evaluation, and hosptial internships are the principal methods of instruction. Specific training areas include, but not limited to: introduction to advanced EMS, medical/legal issues, EMS system design, workforce safety and wellness, EMS system communications, therapeutic communication with patients, lifespan development, airway management, and patient assessment. The curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic educational program shall adhere to the 2009 National EMS Education Standards and EMS Scope of Practice set forth by the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Prerequisites -- Consent of Instructor with: (1) Completion of an EMT-Basic or I-99 based EMT-Intermediate course curriculum; (2) Unrestriced State Approved EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate License; (3) Com- pletion or concurrent enrollment in Biology 1200 or its equivalent within the past 7 years with a grade of "C" or better; (4) Current AHA/ARC BLS Healthcare Provider card; (5) High school graduate or valid GED; (6) Concurrent enrollment in EMS 2211 and EMS 2212.

EMS 2210. Paramedic I-Intro. 4 hrs.

This course is designed to introduce and develop the knowledge and skills for EMT-Basic's in the area of advanced emergency care of ill or injured persons. This course follows the National Department of Transportation Guidelines and is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Lecture, demonstrations, skills evaluation, and hosptial internships are the principal methods of instruction. Specific training areas include, but not limited to: introduction to advanced EMS, medical/legal issues, EMS system design, workforce safety and wellness, EMS system communications, therapeutic communication with patients, lifespan development, airway management, and patient assessment. The curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic educational program shall adhere to the 2009 National EMS Education Standards and EMS Scope of Practice set forth by the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Prerequisites -- Consent of Instructor with: (1) Completion of an EMT-Basic or I-99 based EMT-Intermediate course curriculum; (2) Unrestriced State Approved EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate License; (3) Com- pletion or concurrent enrollment in Biology 1200 or its equivalent within the past 7 years with a grade of "C" or better; (4) Current AHA/ARC BLS Healthcare Provider card; (5) High school graduate or valid GED; (6) Concurrent enrollment in EMS 2211 and EMS 2212.

EMS 2211. Paramedic II Pharmacology. 4 hrs.

This course is designed to introduce and develop the knowledge and skills for EMT-Basic's in the area of advanced emergency care or ill or injured persons. This course follows the National Department of Transportation Guidelines and is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Lecture, demonstrations, skill evaluation and hospital internships are the principal methods of instruction. Specific training areas include, but not limited to: principles of pharamacology,mathematical calculations for medication administration/IV fluid therapy, medication administration techniques, IV and IO insertion,and introduction to emergency medications and IV solutions. The curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic educational program shall adhere to the 2009 National EMS Education Standards and EMS Scope of Practice set forth by the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Prerequisites-- Consent of instructor with (1) Completion of an EMT-Basic or I-99 based EMT-Intermediate course curriculum; (2)Unrestricted State Approved EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate License; (3) Completion of concurrent rollment in Biology 1200 or its equivalent within the past 7 years with a grade of "C" or better; (4) Current AHA/ARC BLS Healthcare Provider Card; (5) High school graduate or valid GED; (6) Concurrent enrollment in EMS 2210 and EMS 2212.

EMS 2211. Paramedic II Pharmacology. 4 hrs.

This course is designed to introduce and develop the knowledge and skills for EMT-Basic's in the area of advanced emergency care or ill or injured persons. This course follows the National Department of Transportation Guidelines and is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Lecture, demonstrations, skill evaluation and hospital internships are the principal methods of instruction. Specific training areas include, but not limited to: principles of pharamacology,mathematical calculations for medication administration/IV fluid therapy, medication administration techniques, IV and IO insertion,and introduction to emergency medications and IV solutions. The curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic educational program shall adhere to the 2009 National EMS Education Standards and EMS Scope of Practice set forth by the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Prerequisites-- Consent of instructor with (1) Completion of an EMT-Basic or I-99 based EMT-Intermediate course curriculum; (2)Unrestricted State Approved EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate License; (3) Completion of concurrent rollment in Biology 1200 or its equivalent within the past 7 years with a grade of "C" or better; (4) Current AHA/ARC BLS Healthcare Provider Card; (5) High school graduate or valid GED; (6) Concurrent enrollment in EMS 2210 and EMS 2212.

EMS 2212. Paramedic III Practicum I. 2 hrs.

This course is designed to introduce and develop the knowledge and skills for EMT-Basic's in the area of advanced emergency care of ill or injured persons. This section places students in the hospital setting. Students will be exposed to a variety of patients, focusing their psychomotor skills on airway management, basic patient assessment techniques and pharmacologic interventions. The curriculum for the EMT- Paramedic educational program shall adhere to the 2009 National EMS Education Standards and EMS Scope of Practice set forth by the United States Department of Transportaion (US DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Prerequisites -- Consent of Instructor with: (1) Completion of an EMT-Basic or I-99 based EMT-Intermediate course curriculum; (2) Unrestricted State Approval EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate License; (3) Completion of or concurent enrollment in Biology 1200 or its equivalent within the past 7 years with a grade of "C" or better; (4) Current AHA/ARC BLS Healthcare Provider card; (5) High school graduate or valid GED; (6) Concurrent enrollment in EMS 2210 and EMS 2211.

EMS 2212. Paramedic III Practicum I. 2 hrs.

This course is designed to introduce and develop the knowledge and skills for EMT-Basic's in the area of advanced emergency care of ill or injured persons. This section places students in the hospital setting. Students will be exposed to a variety of patients, focusing their psychomotor skills on airway management, basic patient assessment techniques and pharmacologic interventions. The curriculum for the EMT- Paramedic educational program shall adhere to the 2009 National EMS Education Standards and EMS Scope of Practice set forth by the United States Department of Transportaion (US DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Prerequisites -- Consent of Instructor with: (1) Completion of an EMT-Basic or I-99 based EMT-Intermediate course curriculum; (2) Unrestricted State Approval EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate License; (3) Completion of or concurent enrollment in Biology 1200 or its equivalent within the past 7 years with a grade of "C" or better; (4) Current AHA/ARC BLS Healthcare Provider card; (5) High school graduate or valid GED; (6) Concurrent enrollment in EMS 2210 and EMS 2211.

EMS 2213. Paramedic IV - Medical Emergency I. 3 hrs.

This course is designed to introduce and develop the knowledge and skills for proper assessment and treatment of patients complaining of medical disorders. Lecture, demonstrations, and skills evaluation are the principal methods of instruction. Specific training areas include, but not limited to: medical emergency overview; cardiovascular disorders; disorders of the head, eyes, ears, nose, and throat; respiratory emergencies; nervous system disorders; endocrine emergencies; immune system disorders; and gastrointestinal disorders. This course follows the National Department of Transportation Guidelines and is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health. The curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic eductional program shall adhere to the 2009 National EMS Education Standards and EMS Scope of Practice and set forth by the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Prerequisites -- Consent of Instructor with: (1) Completion of an EMT-Basic or I-99 based EMT-Intermediate course curriculum; (2) unrestricted State Approved EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate License; (3) Completion of Biology 1200 or its equivalent within the past 7 years with a grade of "C" or better; (4) Current AHA/ARC BLS Healthcare Provider card; (5) High school graduate or valid GED; (6) Concurrent enrollment in EMS 2214, EMS 2215, and EMS 2216.

EMS 2213. Paramedic IV - Medical Emergency I. 3 hrs.

This course is designed to introduce and develop the knowledge and skills for proper assessment and treatment of patients complaining of medical disorders. Lecture, demonstrations, and skills evaluation are the principal methods of instruction. Specific training areas include, but not limited to: medical emergency overview; cardiovascular disorders; disorders of the head, eyes, ears, nose, and throat; respiratory emergencies; nervous system disorders; endocrine emergencies; immune system disorders; and gastrointestinal disorders. This course follows the National Department of Transportation Guidelines and is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health. The curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic eductional program shall adhere to the 2009 National EMS Education Standards and EMS Scope of Practice and set forth by the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Prerequisites -- Consent of Instructor with: (1) Completion of an EMT-Basic or I-99 based EMT-Intermediate course curriculum; (2) unrestricted State Approved EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate License; (3) Completion of Biology 1200 or its equivalent within the past 7 years with a grade of "C" or better; (4) Current AHA/ARC BLS Healthcare Provider card; (5) High school graduate or valid GED; (6) Concurrent enrollment in EMS 2214, EMS 2215, and EMS 2216.

EMS 2214. Paramedic V - Medical Emergercy II. 3 hrs.

This course is designed to introduce and develop the knowledge and skills for proper assessment and treatment of patients complaining of medical disorders. Lecture, demonstrations, and skills evaluation are the principal methods of instruction. Specific training areas include, but not limited to: Renal/genitourinary/gynecological disorders; non-traumatic musculoskeletal disorders skin disorders; toxicology; infectious and communicable diseases; behavioral and substance abuse disorders; and hematologic disorders. This course follows the National Department of Transportation Guidelines and is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health. The curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic educational program shall adhere to the 2009 National EMS Education Standards and EMS Scope of Practice set forth by the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Prerequisites -- Consent of Instructor with: (1) Completion of an EMT-Basic or I-99 based EMT-Intermediate course curriculum; (2) Unrestricted State Approved EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate License; (3) Completion of Biology 1200 or its equivalent within the past 7 years with a grade of "C" or better; (4) Current AHA/ARC BLS Healthcare Provider card; (5) High school graduate or valid GED; (6) Concurrent enrollment in EMS 2213, EMS 2215, and EMS 2216.

EMS 2214. Paramedic V - Medical Emergercy II. 3 hrs.

This course is designed to introduce and develop the knowledge and skills for proper assessment and treatment of patients complaining of medical disorders. Lecture, demonstrations, and skills evaluation are the principal methods of instruction. Specific training areas include, but not limited to: Renal/genitourinary/gynecological disorders; non-traumatic musculoskeletal disorders skin disorders; toxicology; infectious and communicable diseases; behavioral and substance abuse disorders; and hematologic disorders. This course follows the National Department of Transportation Guidelines and is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health. The curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic educational program shall adhere to the 2009 National EMS Education Standards and EMS Scope of Practice set forth by the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Prerequisites -- Consent of Instructor with: (1) Completion of an EMT-Basic or I-99 based EMT-Intermediate course curriculum; (2) Unrestricted State Approved EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate License; (3) Completion of Biology 1200 or its equivalent within the past 7 years with a grade of "C" or better; (4) Current AHA/ARC BLS Healthcare Provider card; (5) High school graduate or valid GED; (6) Concurrent enrollment in EMS 2213, EMS 2215, and EMS 2216.

EMS 2215. Paramedic VI - Paramedic Practicum II. 3 hrs.

This course is designed to build on the knowledge and skills the paramedic students developed during their first practicum. In this section, students return to the hospital setting, and are also introduced to an ALS ambulance service for field clinical work. Students will be exposed to a variety of patients, focusing their psychomotor skills on airway management, and expanding their pharmacological interventions and patient assessment skills for all medical complaints. The curriculum for the EMT- Paramedic educational program shall adhere to the 2009 National EMS Education Standards and EMS Scope of Practice set forth by the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Prerequisites -- Consent of Instructor with: (1) Completion of an EMT-Basic or I-99 based EMT-Intermediate course curriculum; (2) Unrestricted State Approved EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate License; (3) Completion of Biology 1200 or its equivalent within the past 7 years with a grade of "C" or better; (4) Current AHA/ARC BLS Healthcare Provider card; (5) High school graduate or valid GED; (6) Concurrent enrollment in EMS 2213, EMS 2214, and EMS 2216.

EMS 2215. Paramedic VI - Paramedic Practicum II. 3 hrs.

This course is designed to build on the knowledge and skills the paramedic students developed during their first practicum. In this section, students return to the hospital setting, and are also introduced to an ALS ambulance service for field clinical work. Students will be exposed to a variety of patients, focusing their psychomotor skills on airway management, and expanding their pharmacological interventions and patient assessment skills for all medical complaints. The curriculum for the EMT- Paramedic educational program shall adhere to the 2009 National EMS Education Standards and EMS Scope of Practice set forth by the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Prerequisites -- Consent of Instructor with: (1) Completion of an EMT-Basic or I-99 based EMT-Intermediate course curriculum; (2) Unrestricted State Approved EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate License; (3) Completion of Biology 1200 or its equivalent within the past 7 years with a grade of "C" or better; (4) Current AHA/ARC BLS Healthcare Provider card; (5) High school graduate or valid GED; (6) Concurrent enrollment in EMS 2213, EMS 2214, and EMS 2216.

EMS 2216. Paramedic VII - Shock/Trauma. 3 hrs.

This course is designed to introduce and develop the knowledge and skills for proper assessment and treatment of a trauma victim. Students will learn about shock states, and resuscitation techniques. Lecture, demonstrations, and skills evaluation are the principal methods of isntruction. Specific training areas include, but not limited to: trauma system overview; soft tissue trauma and burns; bleeding and bleeding control; trauma to the head, face, and neck; nervous system and spinal trauma; thoracic trauma; abdominal trauma; musculoskeletal trauma; and enviornmental emergencies. This course follows the National Department of Transportation Guidelines and is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health. The curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic education program shall adhere to the 2009 National EMS Education Standards and EMS Scope of Practice set forth by the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Prerequisites -- Consent of Instructor with: (1) Completion of an EMT-Basic or I-99 based EMT-Intermediate course curriculum; (2) Unstricted State Approved EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate License; (3) Completion of Biology 1200 or its equivalent within the past 7 years with a grade of "C" or better; (4) Current AHA/ARC BLS Healthcare Provider card; (5) High school graduate or valid GED; (6) Concurrent enrollment in EMS 2213, EMS 2214, EMS 2215.

EMS 2217. Paramedic VIII- Special Populations &yEMS Operations. 3 hrs.

This course is designed to introduce and develop the knowledge and skills for proper assessment and treatment of a trauma victim. Students will learn about shock states, and resuscitation techniques. Lecture, demonstrations, and skills evaluation are the principle methods of instruction. Specific training areas include, but not limited to: trauma system overview; soft tissue trauma and burns; bleeding and bleeding control; trauma to the head, face, and neck; nervous system and spinal trauma; thoracic trauma; abdominal trauma; musculoskeletal trauma; and environmental emergencies. This course follows the National Department of Transportation Guidelines and is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health. The curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic educational program shall adhere to the 2009 National EMS Education Standards and EMS Scope of Practice set forth by the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Prerequisites -- Consent of Instructor with: (1) Completion of an EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate course curriculum; (2) Unrestricted State Approved EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate License; (3) Completion of Biology 1200 or its equivalent within the past 7 years with a grade of "C" or better; (4) Current AHA/ARC BLS Healthcare Provider card; (5) High school graduate or valid GED; (6) Successful completion with a "C" or better in EMS 2213, EMS 2214, EMS 2215 and EMS 2216; (7)Concurrent enrollment in EMS 2218.

EMS 2218. Paramedic IX - Practicum III. 5 hrs.

This course is designed to build on the knowledge and skills the paramedic students developed during their first two practicums. In this section, students return to the hospital and field setting. Students will build on their psychomotor skills regarding airway management, pharmacological interventions and patient assessment skills for all medical complaints. Students will also be introduced to current concepts of trauma care, as well as, obstetrical, neonatal/pediatric, geriartric, and chronically ill patients. In the field setting, students should should be honing their skills as a team leader, directing care and treatment of the ill/ injured. Students will finish their minimum required skills and ambulance call volume. The curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic educational program shall adhere to the 2009 National EMS Education Standards and EMS Scope of Practice set forth by the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Prerequisites -- Consent of Instructor with: (1) Completion of an EMT-Basic or I-99 based EMT-Intermediate course curriculum; (2) Unrestricted State Approved EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate License; (3) Completion of Biology 1200 or its equivalent within the past 7 years with a grade of "C' or better; (4) Current AHA/ARC BLS Healthcare Provider card; (5) High school graduate or valid GED; (6) Successful completion with a "C" or better in EMS 2213, EMS 2214, EMS 2215, and EMS 2216; (7) Concurrent enrollment in EMS 2217.