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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EMS 2620 - Paramedic Phase 1

Credit Hours: 8.0

All prerequisite courses are required AND All corequisites courses are required.
Prerequisite(s): EMS1119, EMS1119L with minimum grade of C
Corequisite(s): EMS2620L

This course meets the requirements of the US DOT National Standard Curriculum for Paramedics and is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). Paramedic Fundamentals Topics and Skills: medical terminology, documentation, patient assessment, initial assessment, pathophysiology of shock, general pharmacology, basic math, verbal communication, documentation, and use of radio. Florida requirement of 4 hours of infection control is incorporated into this lab. Respiratory Emergencies Topics and Skills: basic and advanced airway maintenance, respiratory and cardiac arrest management, breath sounds, oxygen delivery and pharmacology. Cardiovascular Emergencies Topics and Skills: dysrhythmia recognition, defibrillation, CPR, cardiac history, cardioversion, cardiac arrest management. This lab course also prepares the student to complete the American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support course.

Occupational (A.S. and A.A.S.)