Skip to content

Catalog

Course Descriptions

EMT 110: EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - BASIC I

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval and high school graduate or equivalent

This course is the first of two designed to prepare the student to function as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B). Instruction in the roles and responsibilities of the EMT-Basic, the emergency medical services system, as well as the medicolegal aspects of providing emergency care will be provided. An overview of the human body, vital signs, the patient assessment process, oxygen therapy, airway management and general pharmacology will also be provided.

EMT 111: EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - BASIC II

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Completion of EMT 110 with a grade of "C" or better, and department approval

This course is a continuation of Emergency Medical Technician-Basic I focusing on increasing knowledge and competency of personnel involved in administering emergency medical care. Emphasis is on the assessment and treatment of medical emergencies such as heart attack and stroke, environmental emergencies, and assessment and treatment of special situations such as obstetrics and pediatrics. Ambulance operations and auto extrication are also discussed. Upon successful completion of EMT 110 and 111, students may apply to take the Illinois Department of Public Health or National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians EMT-Basic licensure exam.

EMT 115: TRAUMA LIFE SUPPORT

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: Current State of Illinois or National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, Intermediate, or Paramedic license or equivalent; department approval

This course is designed to enhance and build on the student's existing knowledge and training in the treatment of a trauma victim. Emphasis will be placed on patient assessment and management. Course topics include rapid assessment, resuscitation, stabilization and transportation of trauma victims. Students successfully completing the course will earn certification in trauma life support by an accredited certifying agency.

EMT 118: PEDIATRIC EDUCATION FOR PRE-HOSPITAL PROVIDERS (PEPP)

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: Current State of Illinois or National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, Intermediate, or Paramedic license or equivalent; department approval

This course is designed to teach pre-hospital providers how to better assess and manage the ill or injured pediatric patient. Instruction will focus on child and family interaction and communication, assessment and treatment of medical and traumatic emergencies, and stabilization and transport of the patient. Students successfully completing the course will be issued a PEPP course completion card through the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

EMT 120: EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - BASIC PRACTICUM

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: EMT 111 or equivalent; current State of Illinois Emergency Medical Technician-Basic License; department approval

This course provides a planned and supervised clinical experience with an emergency medical services agency.

EMT 210: EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - INTERMEDIATE I

6 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: EMT 120 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent; current State of Illinois Emergency Medical Technician-Basic License; department approval

This course is the first of three designed to prepare the student to function as an Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate (EMT-I) with an intermediate or advanced life support unit. Students are introduced to the roles and responsibilities of the EMT-I, as well as the ethical and legal aspects of emergency medical care. Emphasis is placed on human anatomy and physiology, fluids and electrolytes, pharmacology and medication administration, intravenous therapy, airway management, patient assessment, kinematics of trauma, pathophysiology of shock, and respiratory and cardiac emergencies. Selected clinical experiences will be provided to correlate with the course content.

EMT 215: EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - INTERMEDIATE II

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Current State of Illinois Emergency Medical Technician-Basic License; successful completion of EMT 210; department approval

This course is the second of three designed to prepare the student to function as an Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate (EMT-I) with an intermediate or advanced life support unit. Emphasis is placed on the assessment and treatment of diabetic and neurological emergencies, allergic reactions, poisoning and overdoses, abdominal emergencies, obstetrical and gynecological emergencies, neonatal and pediatric emergencies, geriatric emergencies, and the special needs patient. Selected clinical experiences will be provided to correlate with the course content.

EMT 220: EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - INTERMEDIATE PRACTICUM

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of EMT 215; current State of Illinois Emergency Medical Technician-Basic License; department approval

This course is designed to provide the EMT Intermediate (EMT-I) student educational experience with an advanced life support unit. The experiences gained during this course will further develop the skills and knowledge gleaned in EMT 210 and 215.

EMT 230: EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - PARAMEDIC I

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: EMT 220 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent; current State of Illinois Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate license; department approval

This course is the first of four designed to prepare the student to function as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) with an advanced life support unit. Instruction will focus on the roles and responsibilities of the EMT Paramedic, medicolegal aspects of advanced emergency care, patient advocacy, and an overview of human systems and physiology, Instruction in patient assessment, pharmacology and pharmacodynamics, intravenous/intraosseous therapy, and medication administration will be provided, as well as airway management. Practical laboratory sessions and selected clinical experiences provide opportunities to correlate with the course content.

EMT 231: EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - PARAMEDIC II

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: EMT 230 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent; current State of Illinois or National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate license; department approval

This course is the second of four designed to prepare the student to function as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) with an advanced life support unit. Instruction will focus on the pathophysiology and management of trauma, to include assessment of the trauma patient, management of head injuries, chest injuries, abdominal injuries, spinal injuries, orthopedic injuries, management of the multiple-trauma patient, management of special airway problems, and current trends in trauma management. Practical laboratory sessions and selected clinical experiences provide opportunities to correlate didactic knowledge while developing psychomotor skills.

EMT 232: EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - PARAMEDIC III

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: EMT 231 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent; current State of Illinois or National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate license; department approval

This course is the third of four designed to prepare the student to function as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) with an advanced life support unit. This course provides concentrated instruction in the assessment and treatment of medical emergencies such as respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological, endocrine, allergic, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary emergencies. Instruction in intravenous therapy and administration of appropriate medications, as well as electrocardiogram interpretation will also be provided. Practical laboratory sessions provide opportunities to correlate didactic knowledge while developing psychomotor skills.

EMT 233: EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - PARAMEDIC IV

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: EMT 232 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent; current State of Illinois or National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate license; department approval

This course is the last of four designed to prepare the student to function as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) with an advanced life support unit. This course is intended to provide the student an opportunity to study and manage special consideration patients. As a continuation of the EMT Paramedic Program, this course provides concentrated instruction in the areas of neonatal, pediatric, and geriatric patients, OB/GYN patients, diverse patients, behavioral disorder patients, and chronically ill patients. Instruction will focus on the assessment and treatment of the above-listed emergencies using the knowledge and practical skills learned to date. Practical laboratory sessions provide opportunities to correlate didactic knowledge while developing psychomotor skills.

EMT 240: EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - PARAMEDIC PRACTICUM

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of EMT 233; current State of Illinois Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate license; department approval

This course is designed to provide the EMT-Paramedic student educational experience with an advanced life support unit. The experiences gained during this course will further develop the skills and knowledge gleaned in EMT 230-233.