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Emerg Med Services - Paramedic (EMSP)

EMSP 1203 - Emergency Respiratory Support

Examines the etiology, pathophysiology, and clinical features and treatment of respiratory emergencies. The course includes various techniques and equipment used by the paramedic. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor, and acceptance into the Paramedic Program.
Units: 3
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Area: EMT/Paramedic Program

EMSP 1303 - Emergency Cardiac Care

Presents techniques used by the paramedic in providing emergency care to patients with cardiac disorders and dysrhythmias. Emphasis is placed on acute and chronic disease processes, including appropriate pharmacological intervention, electrocardiography, and telemetry. Also included are various simulations dealing with cardiac-related emergencies. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
Units: 3
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Area: EMT/Paramedic Program

EMSP 1403 - Pharmacology

Examines the actions, indications, precautions, dosage, and administration of medications and intravenous fluids. Emphasis is placed on drugs carried on Mobile Intensive Care Units, fluid and drug therapy, legal controls, dosage calculation, and metric conversions. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor, and acceptance into the Paramedic Program.
Units: 3
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Area: EMT/Paramedic Program

EMSP 1503 - EMS-Paramedic Refresher Course

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Units: 3
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Area: EMT/Paramedic Program

EMSP 1601 - Etymology

Medical terminology is introduced in this course by the use of prefixes, suffixes,root words, and abbreviations, in order to build a vocabulary that will allow for communication with other professionals and enhance one’s overall job performance. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor, and acceptance into the Paramedic Program. Lab fee.
Units: 1
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Area: EMT/Paramedic Program

EMSP 1603 - Patient Assessment

Includes history taking, physical examination, applying the principles of anatomy, physiology, and etymology to detecting, defining, and describing abnormal changes and processes in the body. Also, triage and scene assessment and control are emphasized. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor, and acceptance into the Paramedic Program.
Units: 3
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Area: EMT/Paramedic Program

EMSP 2203 - Medical-Surgical Emergencies

Recognition, management, and pathophysiology involved in the care of various medical-surgical emergencies. Techniques of trauma management are examined. Pharmacology pertinent to the treatment of abnormal, metabolic, structural, and toxic conditions is included. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor, and acceptance into the Paramedic Program.
Units: 3
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Area: EMT/Paramedic Program

EMSP 2303 - Clinical Practicum

Rotations through clinical settings allow for further sharpening of paramedic skills and other patient care techniques. Areas of experience include, but are not limited to: (1) OR, (2) ICU and CCU, (3) Emergency Department, (4) Pediatrics, (5) Labor and Delivery. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor, and acceptance into the Paramedic Program. Lab Fee.
Units: 3
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Area: EMT/Paramedic Program

EMSP 2402 - Anatomy & Physiology

Presents basic anatomy and physiology beginning with cellular structure and function and progressing to systems applications. It provides the student with knowledge of normal and abnormal body anatomy and processes. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor, and acceptance into the Paramedic Program. Lab Fee.
Units: 2
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Area: EMT/Paramedic Program

EMSP 2403 - Field Internship

In the field internship, students apply their knowledge, techniques, and abilities in actual field situations. All activities are supervised by physicians, registered nurses, and certified paramedics. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor, and acceptance into the Paramedic Program. EMSP 2503 Emergency Medical Service Paramedic Refresher Course (3-0-3) The Emergency Medical Service-Paramedic Refresher Course is designed to refresh the Emergency Medical Service Paramedic in all areas of emergency medical technology including advanced life support. The course follows the EMT-Paramedic Refresher Training Program, National Standard Curriculum of the US Department of Transportation; and meets the requirements for refresher training established by the Arkansas Department of Health and National Registry of EMT-Paramedics for recertification. Prerequisite: current certification as an EMT-Paramedic and permission of the instructor. Lab Fee. Fall & Spring.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters
Area: EMT/Paramedic Program

EMSP 2503 - EMS-Paramedic Refresher Course

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Units: 3
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Area: EMT/Paramedic Program

EMSP 2603 - Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary to provide emergency cardiac care. Lectures presenting didactic material concerning arrhythmias, defibrillation, airway control and ventilation, pharmacology, intravenous techniques, myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death, acid-base and resuscitation of infants and children are provided. These lectures are followed by practical teaching stations to integrate the knowledge and skills needed. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Lab Fee.
Units: 3
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Area: EMT/Paramedic Program

EMSP 2702 - Advanced Med-Surgical Laboratory

Laboratory simulations of field exercises performed by a functioning paramedic are practiced in this course. Incorporates the knowledge of all previous courses. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment with EMSP 2802 - Specific Topics of Emergency Medicine required, Permission of the instructor, and acceptance into the Paramedic Program is required.
Units: 2
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Area: EMT/Paramedic Program

EMSP 2800 - Special Studies

Variable credit special studies course designed by the student in consultation with the program director. Instructor permission and current malpractice insurance required.
Units: 1-6
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Area: EMT/Paramedic Program

EMSP 2802 - Specific Topics/Emergency Medicine

Deals with the following two topics in individualized and seminar format. a) Legal Implications of Emergency Medicine - This seminar provides an introduction to the legal aspects of emergency medicine, including basic principles of law, malpractice, consent, and contracts, b) Emergency Psychiatric Intervention -This seminar examines methods used by the paramedic intervening in behavior emergencies, drug/alcohol abuse, and attempted suicide. Instruction includes legal considerations and case studies. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor, and acceptance into the Paramedic Program.
Units: 2
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Area: EMT/Paramedic Program