Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Courses

EMS 1110. Emergency Medical Technician-Intro to Emergency Medical Services. 4 Hours.

Open to students who have current CPR certification (American Heart Association-Health Care Provider/American Red Cross-Professional Rescuer). Presents instruction in the theory and practice of first aid, providing students with knowledge and skills necessary to meet common emergencies associated with injury and illness. Topics include CPR, well-being, roles and responsibilities, medical/legal, ethics, lifting & moving, Pt assessment, Airway management, Packaging, bandage/splint, Hazardous Materials, Triage & Terrorism, Mass Casualty Incidents, and disaster management. All co-requisite courses must be completed in the same semester. Course fee required. Corequisites: EMS 1120, EMS 1140, EMS 1145. FA, SP.

EMS 1120. Emergency Medical Technician Practicum. 0.5 Hours.

A 12 hour clinical rotation shift is required at a contracted clinical site. Hours can be completed in the Hospital Emergency Department or an Ambulance service. The clinical rotation provides hands-on education with an assigned preceptor in a real life situation. All co-requisite courses must be completed in the same semester. Corequisites: EMS 1110, EMS 1140, EMS 1145. FA, SP.

EMS 1140. Emergency Medical Technician Patient Management. 4 Hours.

Includes basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide basic patient management and transportation. Topics include Cardiac emergency management, respiratory emergencies, endocrine emergencies, allergies & anaphylaxis, bone and joint injuries, dressings and bandages, sudden illness, and emergency childbirth. Successful completion and recommendation from program coordinator and medical director will provide eligibility for testing and certification at the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) EMT level. Upon successful completion of the NREMT certification, students are eligible for licensure from the Utah Bureau of Emergency Medical Services at the EMT level. All co-requisite courses must be completed in the same semester. Corequisites: EMS 1110, EMS 1120, EMS 1145. FA, SP.

EMS 1145. Emergency Medical Technician Lab. 2.5 Hours.

Emergency Medical Technician lab will provide practical learn of skills and National Registry competencies. These competencies include patient assessment, patient history taking, basic airway adjuncts, airway management, insertion of Nasopharyngeal Airway/Orophyryngeal airway (NPA/OPA), basic vital signs, patient assisted medications, suctioning, bandaging, splinting, lifting and moving patients, extraction of patients from cars, home, office, and other various locations. Students are required to complete an 8 station practical exam. Upon successful completion, students may be recommended for testing and licensure at the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) level. All co-requisite courses must be completed in the same semester. Course fee required. Corequisites: EMS 1110, EMS 1120, EMS 1140. FA, SP.

EMS 1200. Advanced EMT (A-EMT). 8 Hours.

Includes basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide basic and limited advanced patient care and transportation. Includes interventions with basic and advanced equipment typically found in an ambulance, IV insertion, medication administration, advanced airway management, and advanced cardiac resuscitation procedures with the goal of producing competent entry level A-EMTs to serve in career and volunteer positions within the EMS system. Includes 160 hours of lecture, practical lab skills, and clinical rotation hours. Prerequisites: EMS 1100. SP.

EMS 2200. Paramedic Training I. 7.5 Hours.

First semester course. The first of 5 paramedic courses includes lecture, laboratory, and clinical training in topics such as EMS communications, wellbeing of the paramedic, medical and legal responsibilities, pharmacology, pathophysiology, history taking, ventilatory management, suctioning, manual maneuvers, IV therapy, sterile techniques, IV medications/administration, and patient assessment. Course fee required. Prerequisite: Admission to the Dixie State University Paramedic degree or certificate program. SP.

EMS 2300. Paramedic Training II. 7.5 Hours.

First semester course. Open to students who have had the EMT certificate for at least 1 year. The first of 5 paramedic courses which includes lecture, laboratory, and clinical training in topics such as EMS communications, wellbeing of the paramedic, medical and legal responsibilities, pharmacology, pathophysiology, history taking, advanced ventilatory management, bag valve mask, mouth to mask, mouth to mouth/nose, ET insertion, EOA insertion, NPA insertion, OPA insertion, suctioning, manual maneuvers, IV therapy/sterile techniques, IV medications and their administration, and patient assessment. Prerequisite: Admission to the Dixie State University Paramedic Certificate program. SP.

EMS 2400. Paramedic Training III. 8 Hours.

Second semester course. Includes lecture, laboratory, and clinical training in topics such as advanced pediatric management, OB/GYN emergencies, cold weather rescue, environmental emergencies, neurology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, pulmonary emergencies, cricothyrotomy, chest venting, external jugular cannulation, toxicology, hematology, nasogastric tube insertion, and Foley catheter insertion. Course fee required. Prerequisite: Admission to the Dixie State University Paramedic degree or certificate program. SU.

EMS 2500. Paramedic Training IV. 8 Hours.

Second semester course. Includes lecture and laboratory training in topics such as spinal immobilization of the lying and sitting patients, chest needle decompression, IV/Bolus/Piggy Back medications, bleeding, wound care, shock, long bone splinting, head / face trauma, thoracic trauma, abdominal trauma, ventilatory management, dynamic cardiology, static cardiology, and extrication, mass casualty management, abuse and neglect, crime scene awareness, and hazardous materials. PHTLS certification included. 10 lecture hours per week; additional hours for ride-along and field course required. Prerequisite: Admission to the Dixie State University Paramedic Certificate program. SU.

EMS 2600. Paramedic Training V. 12 Hours.

Third semester course. Hands-on practice of current and previously learned skills. Includes lecture and out-of-classroom education in high angle rescue, swift water rescue, farmedic course, aeromedicine, ongoing field assessment and evaluation of the student's performance and competency. AMLS certification included. Lecture hours plus 144 hours field rotation and 120 clinicals required. Assists the student in preparation for state and national certification. Course fee required. Prerequisite: Admission to the Dixie State University Paramedic Certificate program. FA.