Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
- Last Updated: 20 August 2014
EMS 100 (3)
Emergency Medical Services First Response Training Course
Working knowledge of emergency medicine per the U.S. Department of Transportation guidelines. Two lecture; two lab.
EMS 105 (4)
Wilderness First Responder
Wilderness First Responder course using the curriculum of the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS), a nonprofit organization consisting of physicians and healthcare providers from around the world who have approved and recommended practice guidelines and minimum course topics on the best methods of handling wilderness related trauma, illness and environmental emergencies. Four Lecture.
EMS 131 (8)
Emergency Medical Technician
Emergency Medical Technician course using the 2009 curriculum adapted by the Arizona Department of Health Services. This course will help prepare students for the National Registry of EMTs and certification as an AZ EMT. Eight lecture. Prerequisites:
- 18 years old by the end of the course.
- Negative TB skin test within 6 months prior to the beginning of class (or chest X-ray within 2 years)
- Proof of measels, mumps, and rubella (MMR) immunization or positive blood titer.
- TDAP (Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis) within the last 10 years or TD (Tetanus and Diptheria) within the last 2 years.
- Varicella (Chicken Pox) immunization or positive blood titer.
- Flu vaccination for current flu season (May be delayed until start of the Fall semester).
- BLS/Professional/Healthcare Provider CPR certification (AHA, Red Cross, NHSC, or other as approved by EMS Program Coordinator.
- RDG 089 or placement beyond prerequisite course.
- Pre/Co-requisite: FSC 138 for Fire Science students.
EMS 211 (2)
Emergency Medical Technician Refresher
Updates basic EMT graduates on new techniques and reviews important principles in client care, basic life support, and transportation of the sick and injured. Emphasizes practical usage and experience in all phases. Meets Arizona Department of Health Services refresher training requirements. Prerequisite: EMS 131 or Consent of Instructor. May be repeated for additional credit as an exception to general college policy; maximum of six credits in EMS 211 may apply toward a degree. Two lecture.
EMS 262 (47)
Certified Emergency Paramedic
Preparation of the Certified Basic Emergency Medical Technician for transition to an advanced Certified Emergency Paramedic provider level. Includes human anatomy and physiology, physical assessment, advanced airway and ventilation techniques, intravenous therapy, medical emergencies, and trauma patient management. Interested students will go through a rigorous testing process and should contact the EMS program coordinator. Prerequisite: One year as a Certified EMT-Basic and acceptance to the program. Pre or co requisite: FSC 138 Hazardous Materials First Responder. Lecture twenty-seven. Lab forty.
EMS 298 (1-6)
Designed to meet the needs of an individual(s) who has an interest in pursuing an original topic in an instructional area under faculty supervision. One to six variable credit hours.