EMS 225 Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice

3 Credit Hours • 90 Contact Hours (45 Lecture/Lab Combination, 45 Practicum)

Prerequisite: BIO 201

Note: Must have faculty consent to enroll

Introduces the paramedic student to the advanced practice of prehospital care. This course covers professional behavior, medical ethics, legal issues, patient assessment, therapeutic communication, clinical decision making, and basic and advanced airway management. This course discusses EMS‘s role in the healthcare continuum, professional communication, patient care documentation, IV fluid therapy and resuscitation, and the application of evidence based medicine. A brief overview of human anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology is included.