EMS 100 CPR for Healthcare Providers (1 cr.) Provides instruction in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation that meets current Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation education for Healthcare Providers. Lecture 1 hour per week.

EMS 111 Emergency Medical Technician (7 cr.) Prepares student for certification as a Virginia and National Registry EMT. Focuses on all aspects of pre-hospital basic life support as defined by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum for Emergency Medicine Technician. Prerequisite: EMS 100 or equivalent, Co-requisite: EMS 120. Lecture 5 hours. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 9 hours per week.

EMS 120 Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Clinical (1 cr.) Observes in a program approved clinical/field setting. Includes topics for both EMS 111 and EMS 113, dependent upon the program in which the student is participating and is a co-requisite to both EMS 111 and EMS 113. Laboratory 2 hours per week.

EMS 121 Preparatory Foundations (2 cr.) Introduces fundamental concepts established by the National Emergency Medical Service Education Standards (NEMES) for Advanced EMT and Paramedic curricula.  Includes EMS systems, introduction to research, workforce safety and wellness, EMS system communications, introduction to public health, legal and ethical issues.  Prerequisite: Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS.  Lecture 2 hours per week.

EMS 123 EMS Clinical Preparation (1 cr.) Introduces the student to local clinical agencies and prepares the student for clnical activities above the level of EMT.  Includes prerequisites required by clinical affiliates, therapeutic communication, primary assessment, history taking, secondary assessment, reassessment, monitoring devices and documentation. Prerequisite: Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS. Laboratory 2 hours per week.

EMS 125 Basic Pharmacology (1 cr.) Prepares students to demonstrate competency concerning basic principles of pharmacology, drug dosage calculations and medication administration.  Introduces medications listed in the Advanced EMT (AEMT) scope of practice.  Prerequisite: Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS. Corequisite: EMS 126.  Lecture 1 hour per week.

EMS 126 Basic Pharmacology Lab (2 cr.) Focuses on the safe administration of medications in the emergency setting.  Includes drug dose calculation and covers multiple routes of administration including oral, intramuscular, subcutaneous, intravenous, and intraosseous and other methods within the scope of practice for the emergency care provider. Prerequisite: Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS. Corequisite: EMS 125. Laboratory 2 hours per week.

EMS 127 Airway, Shock and Resuscitation (1 cr.) Introduces concepts associated with pre-hospital emergency care of the individual experiencing airwary difficulty or in need of resuscitation or shock management. Prerequisite: Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS. Corequisite: EMS 128.  Lecture 1 hour per week.

EMS 128 Airway, Shock and Resuscitation Lab (1 cr.) Focuses on specific skills related to airway, resuscitation and shock management. Prerequisites: Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Offices of EMS. Corequisite: EMS 127. Laboratory 2 hours per week.

EMS 135 Emergency Medical Care (2cr.) Prepares the student to assess and manage patients with common medical emergencies.  Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128. Corequisite: EMS 136.  Lecture 2 hours per week.

EMS 136 Emergency Medical Care Lab (1 cr.) Focuses on specific skills related to the assessment and management of common medical emergencies.  Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128. Corequisite: EMS 135. Laboratory 2 hours per week.

EMS 137 Trauma Care (1cr.) Prepares the student to assess and manage injured patients, developing his/her problemsolving ability in the treatment of trauma involving various body systems.  Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128. Corequisite: EMS 138. Lecture 1 hour per week.

EMS 138 Trauma Care Lab (1 cr.) Focuses on the skills required for the assessment and management of patients with traumatic injury.  Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128. Corequisite: EMS 137. Laboratory 2 hours per week.

EMS 139 Special Populations (1 cr.) Focuses on the pre-hospital assessment and management of patients in a specific population including pediatrics, geriatrics, obstetrics/gynecology (OB/GYN), bariatric, abuse, sexual assault and special needs.  Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128. Corequisite: EMS 140. Lecture 1 hour per week.

EMS 140 Special Populations Lab (1 cr.) Develops skills related to the assessment and management of patients in a specific population including pediatrics, geriatrics, obstetrics/gynecology (OB/GYN), bariatric, abuse, sexual assault and special needs.  Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128. Corequisite: EMS 139. Laboratory 2 hours per week.

EMS 141 Cardiovascular Care (2 cr.) Focuses on assessment and management of cardiac-related emergencies.  Covers basic dysrhythmia recognition and relates it to overall cardiac patient care. Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128. Corequisite: EMS 142. Lecture 2 hours per week.

EMS 142 Cardiovascular Care Lab (1 cr.) Focuses on skills involved in the assessment and management of cardiac-related emergencies.  Develops competency in basic dysrhythmia recognition and overall cardiac patient care. Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128. Corequisite: EMS 141. Laboratory 2 hours per week.

EMS 150 Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) (7 cr) Prepares students to build upon content in the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) curriculum and demonstrate competency in specific advanced skills and knowledge. Prerequisite: Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS. Lecture 5 hours. Laboratory 4 hours.  Total 9 hours per week.

EMS 151 Introduction to Advanced Life Support (4 cr.) Prepares the student for Virginia Enhanced certification eligibility and begins the sequence for National Registry Intermediate and/or Paramedic certification. Includes the theory and application of the following: foundations, human systems, pharmacology, overview of shock, venous access, airway management, patient assessment, respiratory emergencies, allergic reaction, and assessment based management. Conforms at a minimum to the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum. Co-requisite: EMS 170. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours.  Total 5 hours per week.

EMS 152 Advanced EMT Completion (2 cr.) Continues the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Advanced, Intermediate and/or Paramedic curricula. Includes patient assessment, differential diagnosis and management of multiple complaints. Includes, but are not limited to conditions relating to diabetic, neurological, abdominal pain, environmental, behavioral, gynecology, and toxicological disease conditions. Also includes Advanced EMT level cardiac, trauma and special population topics. Prerequisite: Current EMT Certification and EMS 151.  Corequisite: EMS 151.  Lecture 1 hour.  Laboratory 2 hours.  Total 3 hours per week.

EMS 153 Basic ECG Recognition (2 cr.) Focuses on the interpretation of basic electrocardiograms (ECG) and their significance. Includes an overview of anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system including structure, function and electrical conduction in the heart. Covers advanced concepts that build on the knowledge and skills of basic dysrhythmia determination and introduction to 12 lead ECG. Lecture 2 hours per week.

EMS 157 ALS Trauma Care (3 cr.) Continues the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Intermediate and/or Paramedic curricula. Utilizes techniques which will allow the student to utilize the assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for the trauma patient.  Prerequisites: Current EMT-B certification and EMS 151.  Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours.  Total 4 hours per week.

EMS 159 ALS Special Populations (3 cr.) Continues the Virginia office of Emergency Medical Services Intermediate and/or Paramedic curricula. Focuses on the assessment and management of specialty patients including obstetrical, pediatric, and neonates. Prerequisites: EMS 151 and EMS 153. Lecture 2 hours.  Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

EMS 163 Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) (1 cr.) Prepares for certification as a Prehospital Trauma Life Support provider as defined by the American College of Surgeons. Prerequisite: EMS 111 or equivalent. Lecture 1 hour per week.

EMS 164 Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) (1 cr.) Covers current topics of care for adult patients suffering extensive medical conditions and emergencies, and offer certification as an Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) as defined by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). Lecture 1 hour per week.

EMS 165 Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) (1 cr.) Prepares for certification as an Advanced Cardiac Life provider. Follows course as defined by the American Heart Association. Prerequisites: EMS 100, 153 or equivalent. Lecture 1 hour per week.

EMS 167 Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC) (1 cr.) Provides a unique approach to pediatric medical care, offering assessment techniques that can help EMS practitioners rapidly and accurately assess pediatric patients to determine which situations may be life threatening and require immediate intervention.  Offers certification as defined by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT).  Lecture 1 hour per week.

EMS 170 ALS Internship I (1 cr.) Begins the first in a series of clinical experiences providing supervised direct patient contact in appropriate patient care facilities in and out of hospitals. Includes but not limited to patient care units such as the Emergency Department, Critical Care units, Pediatric, Labor and Delivery, Operating Room, Trauma centers and various advanced life support units. Internship 3 hours per week.

EMS 172 ALS Clinical Internship II (1 cr.) Continues with the second in a series of clinical experiences providing supervised direct patient contact in appropriate patient care facilities in and out of hospitals. Includes but not limited to patient care units such as the Emergency Department, Critical Care units, Pediatric, Labor and Delivery, Operating Room and Trauma Centers. Co-requisite: EMS 151. Internship 3 hours per week.

EMS 173 ALS Field Internship II (1 cr.) Continues with the second in a series of field experiences providing supervised direct patient care in out-of-hospital advanced life support units. Internship 3 hours per week.

EMS 175 Paramedic Clinical Experience I (2 cr.) Introduces students to live patient assessment and management in the clinical setting.  Begins a continuum of learning involving live patients that leads to entry-level competence at the paramedic level. Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128. Internship 6 hours per week.

EMS 202 Paramedic Clinical Experience I (2 cr.) Focuses on advanced pharmacological interventions, medications and their effects.  Prerequisites: EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 135, EMS 136, EMS 137, EMS 138, EMS 139, EMS 140, EMS 141, EMS 142.  Lecture 2 hours per week.

EMS 203 Advanced Patient Care (2 cr.) Focuses on the comprehensive assessment and management of patients in out-of-hospital and inter-facility scenarios.  Content is centered on problem-solving through integration of didactic, psychomotor and affective curricula. Prerequisites: EMS 135, EMS 136, EMS 137, EMS 138, EMS 139, EMS 140, EMS 141, EMS 142.  Corequisite: EMS 204.  Lecture 2 hours per week.

EMS 204 Advanced Patient Care Lab (2 cr.) Focuses on the comprehensive assessment and management of out-of-hospital and inter-facility patients using scenario-based learning.  Prerequisites: EMS 135, EMS 136, EMS 137, EMS 138, EMS 139, EMS 140, EMS 141, EMS 142.  Corequisite: EMS 203. Laboratory 4 hours per week.

EMS 206 Pathophysiology for Health Professions (3 cr.) Focuses on the pathological processes of disease with emphasis on the anatomical and physiological alterations of the human body systems.  Includes diagnosis and management appopriate to the advanced health care provider in and out of the hospital environment.  Prerequisites: BIO 145 or BIO 141-142 combination.  Lecture 2 hours per week.

EMS 210 EMS Operations (1 cr.) Focuses on matters related to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operations, incident and scene safety and awareness, triage, multiple and mass casualty incident operations and medical incident management (command and control of EMS incidents.  Prerequisites: EMS 135, EMS 136, EMS 137, EMS 138, EMS 139, EMS 140, EMS 141, EMS 142. Laboratory 2 hours per week.

EMS 211 Operations (2 cr.) Prepares the student in the theory and application of the following: medical incident command, rescue awareness and operations, hazardous materials incidents, and crime scene awareness. (Conforms to the current Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum for EMT-Paramedics.) Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.

EMS 212 Leadership and Professional Development (1 cr.) Focuses on the development of leadership within the field of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), topics include civic engagement, personal wellness, resource management, ethical considerations in leadership and research.  Prerequisites: EMS 135, EMS 136, EMS 137, EMS 138, EMS 139, EMS 140, EMS 141, EMS 142. Lecture hour per week.

EMS 215 Registry Review (1 cr.) Reviews material covered in the intermediate/paramedic program. Prepares the student for National Registry testing. Lecture 1 hour per week.

EMS 216 Paramedic Review (1 cr.) Provides the student with intensive review for the practical and written portions of the National Registry Paramedic exam. May be repeated once, for credit. Laboratory 2 hours per week.

EMS 247 Parmedic Clinical Experience II (1 cr.) Continues the student experience with live patient assessment and management in the clinical setting.  It is the second step in a continuum of learning involving live patients that leads to entry-level competence at the paramedic level. Prerequisites: EMS 135, EMS 136, EMS 137, EMS 138, EMS 139, EMS 140, EMS 141, EMS 142, EMS 175. Internship 6 hours per week.

EMS 248 Paramedic Comprehensive Field Experience (2 cr.) Expands the student experience with live patient assessment and management into the field setting.  It is the third step in a continuum of learning involving live patients that leads to entry-level competence at the paramedic level.  Prerequisites: EMS 135, EMS 136, EMS 137, EMS 138, EMS 139, EMS 140, EMS 141, EMS 142, EMS 175.  Internship 6 hours per week.

EMS 249 Paramedic Capstone Internship (1 cr.) Provides summative evaluation of the Paramedic student in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains. Prerequisites: EMS 202, EMS 203, EMS 204, EMS 206, EMS 247, EMS 248.  Internship 6 hours per week.