Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT)

Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic

Course Information Cr Hrs
EMT-101 Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

This course is designed to educate the student in aspects of emergency care required to qualify the student to write the certifi cation examination offered by the Missouri Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. The course consists of three components: classroom, clinical experiences and an internship. Incorporated in these areas are the pre-hospital environment, systems assessment, trauma intervention, medical intervention, and obstetrics/pediatrics.

 Prerequisites: Selective Admission and students must be 18 years of age or older. Valid drivers license required.
6-4-2
EMT-155 EMT Intermediate

The course is designed to educate the EMT-Intermediate student in advanced aspects of emergency care.  The EMT-Intermediate student will be able to provide an advanced level of patient care.  Topics covered include advanced airway management, advanced patient assessment, advanced trauma and medical interventions, advanced pharmacology and basic cardiology.

 Prerequisites: Current Missouri EMT Basic License and Admission to the EMT-Intermediate Program
6-4-4
EMT-160 Intermediate Clinical Rotation

This course is a continuing clinical experience in which students utilize the skills learned in the didactic portion of the program in the hospital where those skills can be refined.

 Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in EMT 101 course
3-0-x
EMT-170 Intermediate Field Internship

This course entails a field experience in which students utilize the skills learned in the didactic and clinical portions of the program under the supervision of an experienced paramedic preceptor.

 Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in EMT 101 course. Co-requisites: EMT 150 and 160
6-0-x
EMT-200 Paramedic I

This course covers the introductory phase of the EMT-Paramedic program, including medical terminology, patient assessment and initial management, advanced airway management, lifespan development, therapeutic communications and pathophysiology of shock.

 Prerequisites: Admission to the EMT-Paramedic Program, Missouri EMT-Basic License, BCS 120.
6-4-4
EMT-201 Paramedic II

This course covers topics which will include trauma and burns: respiratory emergencies; endocrine emergencies; nervous system; abdominal emergencies; anaphylaxis, toxicology, alcoholism and drug abuse; infectious diseases; environmental emergencies; geriatrics; pediatrics; OB/GYN; neonatal emergencies; and psychiatric emergencies.

 Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EMT 101, EMT 200, EMT 210, EMT 220, EMT 230 and EMT 231. Grade of C or better in BCS 120 and BCS 210.
5-3-4
EMT-210 Cardiology for the EMT - Paramedic

This course will provide students with a basic understanding of the cardiovascular system, including acute and chronic disease processes, electrocardiography (including 12-lead acquisition and interpretation) and emergency treatment modalities.

 Prerequisites: Admission to the EMT-Paramedic program, Missouri EMT-Basic license, Grade of C or better in all of the previous EMT-Paramedic courses.
4-3-2
EMT-220 Pharmacology for the EMT - Paramedic

This course will provide students with an understanding of the indications, contraindications, mechanisms, and principles of pharmacological intervention in emergency patients.

 Prerequisites: Admission to the EMT-Paramedic program, Missouri EMT-Basic License, Grade of C or better in all of the previous EMT-Paramedic courses.
2-2-0
EMT-230 Clinical Rotations I

This course encompasses a clinical experience in which students utilize the skills learned in the didactic portion of the program in the hospital, where those skills can be refined.

 Co-requisite: EMT 200.
2-0-X
EMT-231 Clinical Rotations II

This course is a continuing clinical experience in which students utilize the skills learned in the didactic portion of the program in the hospital, where those skills can be refined.

 Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in all of the previous EMT-Paramedic courses.
4-0-X
EMT-232 Clinical Rotations III

This course is a continuing clinical experience in which students utilize the skills learned in the didactic portion of the program in the hospital, where those skills can be refined.

 Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in all of the previous EMT-Paramedic courses.
4-0-x
EMT-240 Paramedic Field Internship

This course entails a fi eld experience in which students utilize the skills learned in the didactic and clinical portions of the program under the supervision of an experienced paramedic preceptor.

 Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in all of the previous EMT-Paramedic courses. Prerequisites or co-requisites: EMT 201, 232.
7-0-0
EMT-280 Paramedic Refresher

This course is designed to adhere to and include the content of the National Standard EMT-Paramedic Refresher Curriculum (DOT). It will meet or exceed the standards of the National Registry of EMTs and the State of Missouri Bureau of EMS.

 Prerequisites: Admission to OTC, meet current guidelines put forth by the National Registry of EMTs and the State of Missouri Unit of EMS.
3-3-0