Emergency Medical Sciences Courses

Emergency Medical Sciences (EMED)

EMED-100 Topics in Emergency Medical Sciences

.5-4 Units: 9-72 hours of lecture and/or 27-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG

This course covers topics in emergency medical sciences. Topics will be chosen to supplement and serve as additions to current offerings in the area, and will be announced each term in the current schedule of classes.

EMED-107 Emergency Medical Responders (EMR)
and other Allied Health Occupations

4 Units: 63 hours of lecture, 27 hours of laboratory, per term, LR, DG
Required materials fee of $11.00.

This course is an introductory course to medical careers with an emphasis on emergency medical services. Students who successfully complete this course will earn both a first aid and CPR certification that qualifies them as an “Emergency Medical Responder” (EMR) and for employment opportunities with Cal Fire.  In addition, students will develop an educational pathway into the EMT, paramedic, fire technologies, nursing, medical assisting or certified nursing assistant based upon their interests. There is a fee for the EMR and CPR cards, which will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

EMED-109 CPR for the Health Care Provider

.2 Units: 2.5 hours of lecture, 2.5 hours of laboratory, per term, P/NP, ND
Required materials fee of $7.00.

This course covers background information about heart disease, risk factors for heart disease, prudent heart living, and heart and lung function. One and two rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and management of a foreign body airway obstruction in adults, children and infants are also covered. This course covers the objectives as set forth by the American Heart Association (AHA). There is a certification card available upon successful completion of the course. Materials Fee for Certification Card is $7.00.

EMED-110 Emergency Medical Technician I

6 Units: 72 hours of lecture, 72 hours of laboratory, 36 hours of laboratory by arrangement, per term, LR, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: Prerequisite: EMED-107, or EMED-130, or an American Science and Health Institute

Emergency Medical Responder course, or EMR card, or a “C” or better on the Challenge Exam;

and a Current American Heart Association CPR Card

This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills to become certified as an Emergency Medical Technician I in the state of California. Topics covered are patient assessment, oxygen administration, recognition and treatment of various medical and trauma emergencies, and other aspects that relate to pre-hospital care. The student will spend time in an emergency department and in an ambulance to experience the field of EMS. This course meets the state of California regulations of EMT I training. A grade of C or better is required in order to be eligible for certification. Petition to repeat for legally mandated certification training.

EMED-111 Emergency Medical Technician Recertification

1 unit:  16 hours of lecture, 8 hours of lab, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: Valid American Heart Association, Health Care Provider CPR Card; Valid EMT Card or EMT Card that has expired within 6 months

This course allows previously certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) personnel to recertify their license by completing 24 hours of approved instruction. In addition, students will complete the California mandatory 10-psychomotor skills exams outlined on Emergency Medical Skills Association skills competency form.  At the conclusion of the training the student will receive a continuing education certificate worth 24-hours and signed skills competency form.

EMED-130 EMS Anatomy and Physiology

4 Units: 72 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU

This course provides a basic study of the structure and function of the human body with an emphasis on its application to EMS. Topics include a basic study of the body systems, as well as an introduction to homeostasis, cells, tissues, nutrition, acid-base balance, and electrolytes. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology.

EMED-135 BLS/ALS Interface

3 Units: 45 hours of lecture, 27 hours of laboratory, per term, LR, DG

Prerequisite: EMED-110

This course is designed to assist EMTs working with Advanced Life Support (ALS) / Paramedic level providers. Emphasis will be placed with basic and advanced assisting with advanced airway and ventilation management devices and skills, identification of basic rhythm disturbances, IV therapy and assisting with other ALS skills.

EMED-200 Paramedic Theory I

6 Units: 108 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU (C-ID: EMS – PM 100X)

Prerequisite: EMED-109 (or valid American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR Card) and EMED-110 (or valid State of California EMT Certification) and EMED-130, or BIOSC-132 and BIOSC-134; High School Diploma or general education equivalent.

Corequisite: EMED-201

This course offers general paramedic didactic education and training following the current Department of Transportation National Emergency Services Education Standards (NEMSES) and California Code of Regulations, Title 22. Includes cognitive content associated with: preparatory, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, airway management, patient assessment, and trauma patient management.

EMED-201 Paramedic Laboratory I

4 Units: 216 hours of laboratory, per term, LR, DG, CSU (C-ID: EMS – PM 102X)

Corequisite: EMED-200

This course provides the skills portion of the current Department of Transportation National Emergency Services Education Standards (NEMSES) and California Code of Regulations, Title 22. Includes psychomotor skills associated with: preparatory, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, airway management, patient assessment, and trauma patient management.

EMED-202 Paramedic Theory II

6 Units: 108 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: EMED-200 and EMED-201 and Possess a valid EMT Card and Possess a valid AHA CPR Card. Student must have a high school diploma or GED

Corequisite: EMED-203

This course provides paramedic didactic education and training following the current Department of Transportation National Emergency Services Education Standards (NEMSES) and California Code of Regulations, Title 22. Includes cognitive content associated with: Medical emergencies, special patient populations, and EMS operations.

EMED-203 Paramedic Laboratory II

4 Units: 216 hours of laboratory, per term, LR, DG, CSU (C-ID: EMS – PM 103X)

Prerequisite: EMED-200 and EMED-201 and Possess a valid EMT Card and Possess a valid AHA CPR Card. Student must have a high school diploma or GED

Corequisite: EMED-202

This course provides the skills portion of the current Department of Transportation National Emergency Services Education Standards (NEMSES) and California Code of Regulations, Title 22. Includes psychomotor skills associated with: medical patient management, cardiac patient management, special populations, ems operations, and simulated patient encounters.

EMED-204 Paramedic Clinical Practicum

6 Units: 324 hours of laboratory, per term, LR, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: EMED-202 and EMED-203. Student must remain certified as an EMT with the State of California and certified in CPR for the Healthcare Provider issued by the American Heart Association for the duration of the course:

This course provides instruction to enhance student’s knowledge of emergency care in a clinical setting. Students are provided access to adequate numbers of patients, proportionally distributed by illness, injury, gender, age, and common problems encountered in the delivery of emergency care appropriate to the level of the Emergency Medical Services Profession(s). Hospital/clinical experiences include the operating room, recovery room, intensive care unit, coronary care unit, labor and delivery room, pediatrics, and emergency department, and include exposure to an adequate number of pediatric, obstetric, psychiatric, and geriatric patients.

EMED-205 Paramedic Field Internship

10-15 Units: 540-810 hours of laboratory by arrangement, per term, LG, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: EMED-200, 201, 202, 203, and 204; Student must remain certified as an EMT throughout the duration of this course and have a valid AHA CPR Card, or equivalent.

This course provides practicum experience for paramedic students
to observe and participate in emergency medical care supervised
by a preceptor in an emergency response vehicle. Requires a
minimum of 540 hours, and students must document at least
40 advanced life support (ALS) patient contacts. Student will
provide the full continuum of care from initial contact to transfer
of care at the receiving facility for half of all ALS contacts. Students
must obtain minimum competency as a Team Leader. The field
internship provides the student with an opportunity to serve as
team leader in a variety of pre-hospital advanced life support
emergency medical situations.

EMED-298 Independent Study

.2-4 Units: 3.6-72 hours of independent study, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: Educational contract of study signed by an instructor, department chair and vice president. Topics must extend beyond regular course offerings.

This course is designed for selected students to pursue independent study in emergency medical sciences under the direction of an instructor.

EMED-300 Field Studies

.1-4 Units: 1.8-72 hours of lecture and/or 5.4-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG

This course provides the opportunity for students to participate in field experience in various disciplines. In all cases, field classes will be oriented toward direct involvement by the student in some outside activity which should supplement the classroom experience. Petition to repeat for maximum units.