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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.)


ES105 (4 credits)
Introduction to Emergency Services

Explores the organization, funding, and role of emergency services within the community and government; an overview of emergency medical services and fire protection services; legal and professional considerations regarding emergency response; emergency services personnel; history and trends of emergency services; evaluation and planning; disaster response; and training, leadership, and career development within emergency services.

ES131 (5 credits)
Emergency Medical Technician - Part I

ES131 is the first half of a course that prepares individuals for National Registry certification and licensure in Oregon as an Emergency Medical Technician. The course will develop a student's ability to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury in the pre-hospital setting. Prerequisites: This is a limited-entry course and requires completion of an application process prior to admission. Prior to acceptance, students will be required to complete all screening requirements outlined in OAR 409-030-0190 and additional RCC requirements (AHA BLS certification, RCC placement process). Prerequisites: RD90 and WR90, or WR91 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and RD90) or designated placement score(s). Corequisite: ES131L.

ES131L (1 credit)
Emergency Medical Technician - Part I Lab

ES131L 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). Prerequisites: This is a limited-entry course and requires completion of an application process prior to admission. Prior to acceptance, students will be required to complete all screening requirements outlined in OAR 409-030-0190 and additional RCC requirements (AHA BLS certification, RCC placement process). Prerequisites: RD90 and WR90, or WR91 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and RD90) or designated placement score(s).

ES132 (4 credits)
Emergency Medical Technician - Part II

ES132 is the second half of a course that prepares individuals for National Registry certification and licensure in Oregon as an Emergency Medical Technician. The course will develop a student's ability to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury in the pre-hospital setting. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ES131 and ES131L with a grade of C or better. Corequisite ES132L.

ES132L (2 credits)
Emergency Medical Technician - Part II Lab

ES132L 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). Students will also be scheduled for assessment and skills procedures in an emergency department and on an ambulance (12-hours each). Prerequisite: Successful completion of ES131 and ES131L with a grade of C or better.

ES171 (2 credits)
Emergency Vehicle Operations

Presents the most up-to-date information on ambulance and fire apparatus operations and the techniques used to safely operate them. This course provides the practical, hands on experience necessary for students to become safe and knowledgeable emergency vehicle operators. This course meets the requirements for Emergency Response and Transportation as outlined in the statewide Oregon Paramedicine degree. Prerequisite: Valid Oregon driver’s license

ES199 (variable credits)
Emergency Services: Selected Topics

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). Prerequisite: Some level of emergency training or background is suggested (i.e. Emergency Medical Responder, EMT, Firefighter, etc.)

ES205 (3 credits)
Crisis Intervention and Management for Emergency Services Workers

Focuses on the practical application of psychology in everyday situations including crises encountered in a variety of settings related to public safety workers. Presents materials on the communication and interaction with people in various crisis situations, death and death notification, suicide, behavioral emergencies, abuse, and stress. A great deal of time is spent on strategies for the personal health and wellness of the Emergency Services Worker. Techniques on the initial intervention, defusing and assessment, self-care, and referral in crisis are included. Prerequisites: BT113 or WR115 or designated placement score and completion of ES131 and ES131L or current Oregon EMT, Advanced-EMT, or EMT Intermediate license.

ES268 (3 credits)
Emergency Service Rescue

Introduces elementary procedures of rescue practices, systems, components, support, and control of rescue operations. Includes techniques and tools of patient extrication and emphasizes their applications in traffic accidents as required for paramedic certification. Prerequisites: ES131, ES131L.

ES280 (variable credits)
Cooperative Work Experience / Emergency Services

Cooperative Work Experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their program. Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning which is expected to result from the work experience. This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer. As a capstone course, students should complete this course within the last two terms of their certificate or degree. Prerequisites: ES132, ES132L, or FRP251, FRP251L, and prior arrangements with faculty or the Department Chair.

ES295 (3 credits)
Health and Fitness for Emergency Service Workers

Provides students with the necessary health and wellness foundation needed prior to entering the emergency services fields of firefighting, paramedicine or law enforcement. Students receive an overview of the key topics that promote a life of health and wellness. Students are given the opportunity to assess their current lifestyles and their relationships to wellness, physical fitness, nutrition, and risk for illness/disease. With appropriate participation and study, students will receive a firm understanding of community health issues, and the relationship of lifestyle to health and longevity so as to plan realistic short- and long-term goals for their health. Prerequisites: RD90 and WR90; or WR91 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90); or designated placement scores.