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Paramedic - P1

EMS 189 APPLIED ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY FOR THE PARAMEDIC: This course introduces human anatomy and physiology and includes concepts related to basic chemistry; fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance; functions of cells, tissues, organs, and systems; pathophysiology; and associated medical terminology. Emphasis is placed on applying content to signs, symptoms, and treatments; and situations commonly seen by paramedics. Upon course completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the structure and function of the human body.

EMS 243 PARAMEDIC PHARMACOLOGY: This course introduces basic pharmacological agents and concepts with an emphasis on drug classifications and the knowledge and skills required of a paramedic for safe, effective medication administration. Content areas include general principles of pharmacology and pharmacologic pathophysiology; venous and intraosseous access techniques, the metric and apothecary system; computation of dosage and solution problems, administration of pharmacologic agents; pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and nasogastric tube placement.

EMS 244 PARAMEDIC CLINICAL I: This course is directed toward the application of knowledge and skills developed in didactic and skills laboratory experiences to the clinical setting. Theory and skills are applied to a variety of patient situations in the clinical setting, with a focus on patient assessment and management, advanced airway management, electro-therapy, I.V./I.O. initiation and medication administration.

EMS 245 PARAMEDIC MEDICAL EMERGENCIES: This course relates pathophysiology and assessment findings to the formulation of field impressions and implementation treatment plans for specific medical conditions. Content areas include pulmonology, neurology, gastroenterology, renal/urology, toxicology, hematology, environmental conditions, infectious and communicable diseases, abuse and assault, patients with special challenges, and acute interventions for the chronic care patient.

EMS 247 PARAMEDIC SPECIAL POPULATIONS: This course relates pathophysiology and assessment findings to the formulation of field impressions and implementation of treatment plans for specific medical conditions. Content areas include endocrinology, allergies and anaphylaxis, behavioral/psychiatric conditions, gynecology, obstetrics, neonatology, pediatrics, and geriatrics. In the clinical setting, theory and skills are applied to a variety of medical situations across the lifespan of the patient, with a focus on communication with and management of cardiac, acute care, psychiatric/behavioral, obstetrical, newborn, pediatric, geriatric, and acute interventions for chronic care patients, and patients with special challenges.

Hours  
            

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Pre-Requisites

  • Pre-requisites: AEMT
  • Successfully passing required entrance exam
  • Completed registration form and admission to the Paramedic Program. (Introduction to Biology can be transferred in from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution as a replacement for this course if taken within the last twelve months.)

Course Dates

Friday, August 25, 2017Thursday, December 14, 2017Alabama Fire College & Personnel Standards Commission



For information on class dates, application material, Entrance Exam, tuition and fees contact Student Services at 205-391-3777 or studentservices@alabamafirecollege.org

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