EMS 271   Medic IV Field Internship* (15 Hours)

Prerequisites : Admission to the Paramedic program and EMS 230 with a grade of "C" or higher.

Medic IV is the final of four courses in advanced out-of-hospital emergency medical care leading to the opportunity to sit for the National Registry Examination for Paramedics. During MICT IV, paramedic students have the opportunity to take the knowledge and skills gained in MICT I, II, and III and apply them in an actual practice environment. MICT IV represents an intense 4-month course in which knowledge, skills, and professional behaviors are synthesized and applied to victims of sudden trauma or medical emergencies under the supervision of paramedic preceptors at the emergency scene and in the ambulance. Entry-level competence into the profession is demonstrated as the student demonstrates the ability to assess the scene and the patient, develop a plan for therapeutic intervention as well as scene management, and effectively lead the out-of-hospital resuscitation team's effort. Classroom and laboratory reviews are included.