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EMS-Emergency Medical Services

Career and Technical Courses

EMS160 (2 credits)
Electrocardiogram (ECG) Interpretation

Focuses on a basic introduction and understanding of electrocardiograms (ECGs). Covers information needed to interpret ECGs including anatomy and physiology of the human heart and how it relates to the ECG. Students will also learn basic electrophysiology, how to interpret sinus rhythms, atrial rhythms, junctional and ventricular rhythms, as well as AV blocks and pacemaker rhythms. Prerequisite: Some form of medical training or background is suggested (i.e. EMT, CNA, etc.)

EMS165 (2 credits)
Introduction to Pharmacology for Health Occupations

Introduces the world of pharmacology beginning with regulations and safety issues, working through different medication preparations and dosages, and medical math and safe drug calculations. This course will cover patient conditions related to medications and the effects medications have on the patient’s body. The course also introduces correct medication administration procedures and the medications prescribed or administered that specifically target the autonomic nervous and cardiovascular systems. Prerequisites: RD90 and WR90 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90), and MTH20 or designated placement scores.

EMS211 (4 credits)
Advanced EMT Intermediate - Part I

Prepares individuals for National Registry certification as Advanced EMT and licensure in Oregon as an Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate. The course will develop a student’s ability to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury in the pre-hospital setting. Prerequisites: Current Oregon EMT licensure. This is a limited-entry course and requires completion of an application process prior to admission. Prior to clinical experience a criminal background check and drug screen must be completed. Corequisite: EMS211L.

EMS211L (1 credit)
Advanced EMT Intermediate - Part I Lab

EMS211L develops students’ abilities to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury in classroom labs and simulated emergency scenes. Includes skills in patient assessment, basic airway management, trauma assessment and management, medication administration, and the use of automated external defibrillators (AED) as well as advanced cardiac life support skills and manual defibrillation. Prerequisites: Current Oregon EMT licensure. This is a limited-entry course and requires completion of an application process prior to admission. Prior to clinical experience a criminal background check and drug screen must be completed.

EMS212 (4 credits)
Advanced EMT Intermediate - Part II

Prepares individuals for National Registry certification as Advanced EMT and licensure in Oregon as an Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate. The course will develop a student’s ability to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury in the pre-hospital setting. Prerequisites: Successful completion of EMS211 and EMS211L. Current Oregon EMT or A-EMT licensure. Prior to clinical experience a criminal background check and drug screen must be completed. Corequisites: EMS212L and EMS222.

EMS212L (1 credit)
Advanced EMT Intermediate - Part II Lab

EMS212L develops students’ abilities to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury in classroom labs and simulated emergency scenes. Includes skills in patient assessment, basic airway management, trauma assessment and management, medication administration, and the use of automated external defibrillators (AED) as well as advanced cardiac life support skills and manual defibrillation. Prerequisites: Successful completion of EMS211 and EMS211L. Current Oregon EMT or A-EMT licensure. Prior to clinical experience a criminal background check and drug screen must be completed.

EMS213 (2 credits)
Advanced EMT Intermediate - Part III

Prepares individuals for National Registry certification as Advanced EMT and licensure in Oregon as an Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate. The course will develop a student’s ability to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury in the pre-hospital setting. Prerequisites: Successful completion of EMS212, EMS212L, and EMS222. Current Oregon EMT or A-EMT licensure. Prior to clinical experience a criminal background check and drug screen must be completed. Corequisites: EMS213L and EMS223.

EMS213L (1 credit)
Advanced EMT Intermediate - Part III Lab

EMS213L develops students’ abilities to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury in classroom labs and simulated emergency scenes. Includes skills in patient assessment, basic airway management, trauma assessment and management, medication administration, and the use of automated external defibrillators (AED) as well as advanced cardiac life support skills and manual defibrillation. Prerequisites: Successful completion of EMS212, EMS212L, and EMS222. Current Oregon EMT or A-EMT licensure. Prior to clinical experience a criminal background check and drug screen must be completed.

EMS222 (1 credit)
Advanced EMT Intermediate - Clinical Practice II

Provides clinical experience that focuses on practical application of the skills and knowledge acquired in EMS211, EMS211L and EMS212, EMS212L. Prerequisites: Successful completion of EMS211 and EMS211L. Current Oregon EMT or A-EMT licensure. Prior to clinical experience a criminal background check and drug screen must be completed. Corequisites: EMS212, EMS212L, and EMS223.

EMS223 (2 credits)
Advanced EMT Intermediate - Clinical Practice III

Provides clinical experience that focuses on practical application of the skills and knowledge acquired in EMS211, EMS211L, EMS212, EMS212L, EMS213 and EMS213L. Prerequisites: Successful completion of EMS212, EMS212L, and EMS222. Current Oregon EMT or A-EMT licensure. Prior to clinical experience a criminal background check and drug screen must be completed. Corequisites: EMS213, EMS213L, and EMS222.

EMS270 (3 credits)
Paramedic Preparation

Prepares students for entry into the Paramedic course series. Covers basic concepts of anatomy and physiology related to emergency care. Investigates the pathophysiology of common diseases and the likely patient presentations for each. Topics include patient assessment, differential diagnosis, critical thinking, and medical decision-making Prerequisites: Acceptance into the RCC Paramedic course, which is a limited-entry course and requires completion of an application process prior to admission.

EMS271 (8 credits)
Paramedic Part I

The first of a four-term sequence in the paramedic education series. Covers patient assessment, advanced pathophysiology, airway management, general pharmacology, respiratory emergencies, intravenous (IV) therapy, obstetrics, and pediatrics. Prerequisites: Current Oregon EMT, AEMT, or EMT-Intermediate license. This is a limited-entry course and requires completion of an application process prior to admission. Course requires a written application prior to admission. Corequisites: EMS271L and EMS281.

EMS271L (2 credits)
Paramedic Lab Part I

Develops students' abilities to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury in classroom labs and simulated emergency scenes. Includes hands-on assessment and utilizes both Basic and Advanced Life Support equipment to apply the concepts learned in EMS271. Also develops skills and abilities in managing emergency medical scenes, coordinating resources, and delegating tasks as appropriate. Prerequisites: Current Oregon EMT, AEMT, or EMT-Intermediate license. This is a limited-entry course and requires completion of an application process prior to admission. Course requires a written application prior to admission.

EMS272 (8 credits)
Paramedic Part II

Second course in the paramedic series. Covers the anatomy and electrophysiology of the heart, ECG and 12-Lead interpretation, and the pathophysiology and pre-hospital management of cardiac disease, including the Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider (ACLS) course. Reviews neonatal care and pediatrics covered in fall term, and includes the Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course. Also covers neurologic, psychiatric, and special needs patients. Prerequisites: EMS271, EMS271L and EMS281 with a “C” or better and Current Oregon EMT, AEMT, or EMT Intermediate license. Corequisites: EMS272L and EMS282.

EMS272L (2 credits)
Paramedic Lab Part II

Develops students' abilities to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury in classroom labs and simulated emergency scenes. Includes hands-on assessment and utilizes both Basic and Advanced Life Support equipment to apply the concepts learned in EMS272. Also develops skills and abilities in managing emergency medical scenes, coordinating resources, and delegating tasks as appropriate. Prerequisites: EMS271, EMS271L and EMS281 with a “C” or better and Current Oregon EMT, AEMT, or EMT-Intermediate license.

EMS273 (7 credits)
Paramedic Part III

Third course in the paramedic series. Covers the principles and practices for identifying and managing trauma patients and a Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) course is included. Also covers EMS Operations, gastrointestinal and renal issues, toxicology, infectious disease, environmental emergencies, endocrinology, and ethical and legal issues. Prerequisites: EMS272, EMS272L and EMS282 with a “C” or better and current Oregon EMT, AEMT, or EMT-Intermediate license. Corequisites: EMS273L and EMS283.

EMS273L (2 credits)
Paramedic Lab Part III

Develops students' abilities to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury in classroom labs and simulated emergency scenes. Includes hands-on assessment and utilizes both Basic and Advanced Life Support equipment to apply the concepts learned in EMS273. Also develops skills and abilities in managing emergency medical scenes, coordinating resources, and delegating tasks as appropriate. Prerequisites: EMS272, EMS272L and EMS282 with a “C” or better and current Oregon EMT, AEMT, or EMT-Intermediate license.

EMS281 (2 credits)
Paramedic Clinical Practice I

The clinical experience of this course will focus on airway management in the OR setting and patient assessment in the Emergency Department, and Basic Life Support (BLS) assessments with a Paramedic Field Preceptor. The class will begin with an orientation session to the clinical tracking system and the RCC Paramedic Clinical Manual. Specific procedures and issues common to clinical sites will be reviewed with the students prior to beginning their rotations. Clinical orientation to each site may be required prior to clinical placement. Prerequisites: Current Oregon EMT, AEMT, or EMT-Intermediate license. Corequisites: EMS271 and EMS271L.

EMS282 (3 credits)
Paramedic Clinical Practice II

The clinical experience of this course will focus on airway management in the OR, patient assessment and treatment and application of paramedic skills in the Emergency Department, labor and delivery, and the care of pediatric patients. Specific procedures and issues common to these clinical sites will be reviewed with the students prior to beginning their rotations. Prerequisites: EMS271, EMS271L, and EMS281 with a “C” or better and current Oregon EMT, AEMT, or EMT Intermediate license. Corequisites: EMS272 and EMS272L.

EMS283 (3 credits)
Paramedic Clinical Practice III

The clinical experience of this course will focus on patient assessment and treatment, and application of paramedic skills in the ED, airway management in the OR setting, management of critical patients in the ICU and CCU, and assessment and management of patients with respiratory conditions. Specific procedures and issues common to these clinical sites will be reviewed with the students prior to beginning their rotations. Prerequisites: EMS272, EMS272L, and EMS282 with a “C” or better and current Oregon EMT, AEMT, or EMT-Intermediate license. Corequisites: EMS273 and EMS273L.

EMS284 (9 credits)
Paramedic Clinical Practice IV

This is the field internship portion of the paramedic course. Individual conferences with the course director, clinical coordinator and/or clinical instructors will be conducted throughout the course of the term. Prerequisites: EMS273, EMS273L, and EMS283 with a "C" or better and current Oregon EMT, AEMT, or EMT-Intermediate license.

EMS299 (variable credits)
Emergency Medical Services: Selected Topics

Provides Inservice training in a variety of emergency medical service topics. Prerequisites: Some level of advanced emergency training or background is suggested (i.e. AEMT, EMT-Intermediate, Paramedic, RN, etc.)