EMS 220   Medic I* (10 Hours)

Prerequisites : Admission to the Paramedic program.

Medic I is the first of four courses in advanced out-of-hospital emergency medical care leading to the opportunity to sit for the National Registry Examination for Paramedics. In this narrowly focused but intense foundational course, the paramedic student will gain a significant knowledge of patient assessment, pharmacology and medication administration techniques, electrocardiography, advanced airway management and paramedic scope of practice. Much material will be covered rapidly, and emphasis is on organization, internalization and synthesis of the basic knowledge of the discipline in this 10-week course. Additionally, during the initial psychomotor teaching labs, students will gain the ability to assess patients, administer medications, treat dysrhythmias and manage the airway through manikin practice.