Emergency Medical Services

Courses

EMS 1201. International Trauma Life Support Provider 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 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 2207. EMT-I to EMT-P Transition. 9 hrs.

This course is designed to expand, enhance, and develop the knowledge and skills of new and experience EMT-Intermediate in the 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 both hospital and field internship are the principle methods of instruction. Specific training areas include administration of differenct I.V. fluids, advanced airway management, cardiac monitoring including defibrillation, cardioversion, cardiac pacing, and the administration of different emergency medications. The curriculum for the EMT-Intermediate to EMT-Paramedic educational bridge program shall be the 1998 United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) EMT-Paramedic course: National Standard Curriculum. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor with: (1) Completion of an I-99 based EMT-Intermediate Course Curriculum and (2) Unrestricted State Approved EMT-Intermediate License or Completion of an I-99 based EMT-Intermediate Course with an average of 80% or higher, and have not attempted licensure and (3) Completion of Biology 1200, Human Structure & Function, or its equivalent with the past seven years with a grade of "C" or better.

EMS 2220. Paramedic I. 11.5 hrs.

This course is designed to introduce and develop the knowledge and skills of the Emergency Medical Technician in the area of advanced emergency care of the sick or injured person. This course follows the National Department of Transportation Guidelines and is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Areas of instruction include, but not limited to: Introduction to Paramedicine, pathophysiology, medication administration, advanced airway management, patient assessment, obstetrical and cardiac emergencies. Prerequisites: Current licensure as EMT or Intermediate; BLS for Healthcare Provider; High School Diploma or GED and Concurrent Enrollment in EMS 2221.

EMS 2221. Paramedic Practicum I. 3 hrs.

This course is designed to introduce and develop the knowledge and skills for EMT in the area of advanced emergency care of ill or injured persons. This section places students in the pre-hospital and hospital settings. Students will be exposed to a variety of patients, focusing their psychomotor skills on airway management, patient assessment techniques, and pharmacologic interventions. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in EMS 2220; BLS for Healthcare Provider; Background check within past 12 months; Physical within past 6 months and Drug screen within past 6 months.

EMS 2230. Paramedic II. 8.5 hrs.

This course is designed to build upon the knowledge and skills of the Emergency Medical Technician in the area of advanced emergency care of the sick or injured pereson. Areas of instruction include, but not limited to: medical and traumatic emergencies along with special considerations and operations. Prerequisites: Completion of EMS 2220 with a "C" or better; Completion of EMS 2221; Concurrent enrollment in EMS 2231.

EMS 2230. Paramedic II. 8.5 hrs.

This course is designed to build upon the knowledge and skills of the Emergency Medical Technician in the area of advanced emergency care of the sick or injured pereson. Areas of instruction include, but not limited to: medical and traumatic emergencies along with special considerations and operations. Prerequisites: Completion of EMS 2220 with a "C" or better; Completion of EMS 2221; Concurrent enrollment in EMS 2231.

EMS 2231. Paramedic Practicum II. 3.5 hrs.

This course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills for EMT in the area of advanced emergency care of ill or injured persons. This section places students in the pre-hospital and hospital settings. Students will be exposed to a variety of patients, focusing on their psychomotor skill acquisition. Students will build upon the skills learned in the previous clinical session. Prerequisites: Completion of EMS 2220 with a "C" or better; Completion of EMS 2221; Concurrent enrollment in EMS 2230.

EMS 2231. Paramedic Practicum II. 3.5 hrs.

This course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills for EMT in the area of advanced emergency care of ill or injured persons. This section places students in the pre-hospital and hospital settings. Students will be exposed to a variety of patients, focusing on their psychomotor skill acquisition. Students will build upon the skills learned in the previous clinical session. Prerequisites: Completion of EMS 2220 with a "C" or better; Completion of EMS 2221; Concurrent enrollment in EMS 2230.

EMS 2240. Paramedic III. 4.5 hrs.

This is the final section of classroom and lab in the paramedic program. During this class students apply the information that was learned in previous class to various situations while preparing to take the licensure exam. Prerequisites: Completion of EMS 2230 with a "C" or better; Completion of EMS 2231; Concurrent enrollment in EMS 2241, EMS 1201, EMS 1203 and EMS 2400.

EMS 2240. Paramedic III. 4.5 hrs.

This is the final section of classroom and lab in the paramedic program. During this class students apply the information that was learned in previous class to various situations while preparing to take the licensure exam. Prerequisites: Completion of EMS 2230 with a "C" or better; Completion of EMS 2231; Concurrent enrollment in EMS 2241, EMS 1201, EMS 1203 and EMS 2400.

EMS 2241. Paramedic Practicum III. 2 hrs.

This is the final section of clinical in the paramedic program. During these clinical session students apply the information that was learned in previous clinicals to various situations and begin functioning as an entry level paramedic. Prerequsites: Completion of EMS 2230 with a "C" or better; Completion of EMS 2231; Concurrent enrollment in EMS 2240.

EMS 2241. Paramedic Practicum III. 2 hrs.

This is the final section of clinical in the paramedic program. During these clinical session students apply the information that was learned in previous clinicals to various situations and begin functioning as an entry level paramedic. Prerequsites: Completion of EMS 2230 with a "C" or better; Completion of EMS 2231; Concurrent enrollment in EMS 2240.

EMS 2400. Pediatric Ed for Prehospital Professions. 1 hr.

This course is a teaching tool that enhances and expands the knowledge and skills of professionals who care for a unique group of EMS patient, the ill and injured children, during the prehospital phase and in disaster preparedness. This course is intended for the following: RN, LPN, EMT B, EMT I, Paramedic or Physician. Prerequisite: Consent of Dean.