Emergency Management Services (HEMS)

HEMS 1110 - Introduction to Basic EMT (1 Credit Hour)

Role, responsibility and well being of the EMT-Basic. Discussion of medical/legal/ethical and cultural issues, communication and documentations techniques, the human body and methods utilized in lifting and moving patients.

Prerequisite(s): None

(1/0/1)

HEMS 1120 - Patient Assess and Airway Mgmt (2 Credit Hours)

The study of airway anatomy and physiology, maintaining open airways, resuscitation and its special variations, use of suction equipment, and oxygen equipment and delivery. Scene size-up, initial assessment, focused history and physical exam for trauma and medical detailed physical exam, on-going assessment are discussed and demonstrated in this course. Integrated supervised labs are part of this course.

Prerequisite(s): None

(1/1/2)

HEMS 1140 - Medical/Behavioral Emer/Trauma (2 Credit Hours)

The study of general pharmacology, respiratory and cardiovascular emergencies, allergies, poisoning/overdose, environmental and behavioral emergencies. Instruction also provided in assessments and prehospital care of patients with bleeding and shock, soft tissue injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, and injuries to the head and spine and the elderly. Integrated supervised labs are part of the course.

Prerequisite(s): None

(1/1/2)

HEMS 1160 - Maternal Pediatric Management (1 Credit Hour)

Instruction in the management of normal and complicated deliveries, neonatal resuscitation, and gynecological emergencies. The study of developmental information and anatomical differences in infants and children. Discussion of common medical and trauma situations and infants/children who are dependent on special technology. Integrated supervised labs are part of this course.

Prerequisite(s): None

(1/0/1)

HEMS 1170 - EMT - Ambulance Operation (1 Credit Hour)

Discussion of emergency vehicles operation, gaining access, roles and responsibilities at the crash scene, hazardous materials, incident management systems, mass casualty situations, and basic triage. Included are observation and the practical application of EMT-Basic skills in various clinical sites under the supervision of a preceptor and /or faculty.

Prerequisite(s): HEMS 1110 and HEMS 1120 and HEMS 1140 and HEMS 1160

(1/0/1)

HEMS 1172 - EMT- Basic Clinical (1 Credit Hour)

Observation and the practical application of EMT-Basic skills in various clinical sites under the supervision of a preceptor and/or faculty.

Prerequisite(s): None

(0/1/1)

HEMS 1200 - Emergency Medical Tech I (3 Credit Hours)

This course provides and introduction to the roles, responsibilities and scope of practice of the EMR within the EMS, and emphasizes protecting the well-being of the EMR. Instruction is provided in medical/legal/ethical and cultural issues, communication and documentations techniques, anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the human body, methods utilized in lifting and moving patients, procedures for maintaining open airways and oxygenation, resuscitation, obtaining a medical history and vital signs, principles of assessment, and general pharmacology. Treatment of a variety of medical emergencies are covered in the course, as well as bleeding, shock, soft tissue, musculoskeletal, chest and abdominal injuries. Practical application of EMR skills are included in the classroom setting.

Prerequisite(s): None

(3/0/3)

HEMS 1300 - Emergency Medical Tech II (3 Credit Hours)

This course includes instruction in the management and care of patients during pregnancy and childbirth, and the study of developmental and anatomical differences across the lifespan focusing on infants, children and the elderly. Instruction also includes common patient care needs of pediatric and geriatric patients in emergencies, care of persons with special needs, and discussion of air medical operations, weapons of mass destruction and terrorism. Practical application of EMR skills are included in the classroom setting.

Prerequisite(s): None

(3/0/3)