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  • Search for EMS160EMS160 2 credits

    Electrocardiogram (ECG) Interpretation

    Focuses on a basic introduction and understanding of electrocardiograms (ECGs). It 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 (e.g., EMT, CNA, etc.). Offered fall, winter and summer terms.

  • Search for EMS162EMS162 2 credits

    12-lead ECG Interpretation

    Introduces 12-lead electrocardiograms (ECGs). The course covers a review of basic cardiac anatomy, physiology, and electrophysiology and how it relates to the 12-lead ECG; included is how to acquire and interpret the results of the 12-lead ECG in recognizing non-ST-elevation myocardial infarctions, ST-elevation myocardial infarctions, and the common imposters the clinician may observe.
    Prerequisites: Some form of medical training or background is suggested (e.g., EMT, CNA, etc.) as well as successful completion of an ECG recognition course.

  • Search for EMS165EMS165 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: MTH20, RD30, and WR115 or designated placement test scores. Offered fall, spring and summer terms.

  • Search for EMS170EMS170 2 credits

    Emergency Communication and Documentation

    Covers principles of therapeutic communication, verbal, written, and electronic communications in the provision of EMS, documentation of elements of patient assessment, care and transport, communication systems, radio types, reports, codes, and correct techniques.
    Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ES131 or current EMT license. Offered winter and spring terms.

  • Search for EMS171EMS171 2 credits

    Emergency Patient Transportation

    Covers ambulance operations, laws, maintenance and safety, emergency response driving and route planning.
    Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ES131 or current Oregon EMT license. Offered winter term.

  • Search for EMS181EMS181 5 credits

    Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Part I

    The first of the didactic and lab portions of the preparation for licensure in Oregon and certification by National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) for Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT). Presents the roles and responsibilities of the AEMT, patient assessment and management, airway management, anatomy/physiology, patho-physiology, differential diagnosis, shock management, intravenous and intraosseous infusions, trauma management, medical emergencies management, basic cardiology and defibrillation, protocols, pharmacology and medications, obstetric emergencies, and emergency pediatric care.
    Prerequisites: Current Oregon EMT license. Course requires a written application prior to admission. Offered infrequently.

  • Search for EMS182EMS182 5 credits

    Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Part II

    The second of the didactic and lab portions of the AEMT course. The course presents the roles and responsibilities of the AEMT, patient assessment and management, airway management, anatomy/physiology, patho-physiology, differential diagnosis, shock management, intravenous and intraosseous infusions, trauma management, medical emergencies management, basic cardiology and defibrillation, protocols, pharmacology and medications, obstetric emergencies, and emergency pediatric care.
    Prerequisites: Current Oregon EMT license and completion of EMS181 with a “C” or better grade. Offered infrequently.

  • Search for EMS183EMS183 2 credits

    Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Part III Clinical Practice

    Focuses on practical application of the skills and knowledge acquired in EMS181 and EMS182. This is the final component of the advanced EMT coursework. Includes a minimum of 84 lab hours (48 hours of ambulance internship and 36 hours in the emergency department).
    Prerequisites: Current Oregon EMT license and completion of EMS181 and EMS182 with a “C” or better grade. Offered infrequently.

  • Search for EMS205EMS205 3 credits

    Crisis Management

    Focuses on crises encountered in a variety of settings related to public safety. Presents material on the communication and interaction with people in various crisis situations, death and death notification, suicide, behavioral emergencies, abuse, and stress. Techniques on the initial intervention, defusing and assessment, and referral in crisis are discussed.
    Prerequisite: RD30 and BT113 or WR115 or designated placement test scores, and completion of ES131/ES131L or current Oregon EMT license. Offered spring term.

  • Search for EMS271EMS271 8 credits

    Paramedic Part I

    The first of a four-term sequence in the paramedic education series. Covers advanced pathophysiology, patient assessment, airway and shock management, general pharmacology, respiratory emergencies, intravenous (IV) therapy, obstetrics, and pediatrics.
    Prerequisites: Current Oregon EMT, Oregon Advanced EMT, or Oregon EMT Intermediate license, ES105, EMS170, EMS171, MTH65, and WR121.
    Corequisites: EMS271L and EMS281. Course requires a written application prior to admission. Offered fall term.

  • Search for EMS271LEMS271L 2 credits

    Paramedic Lab Part I

    In-classroom labs and simulated emergency scenes, develops students' abilities to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury. 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.
    Corequisites: EMS271 and EMS281. Offered fall term.

  • Search for EMS272EMS272 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 patho-physiology 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: Current Oregon EMT, AEMT, or EMT-Intermediate license and completion of EMS271, EMS271L and EMS281 with a “C” or better grade.
    Corequisites: EMS272L and EMS282. Offered winter term.

  • Search for EMS272LEMS272L 2 credits

    Paramedic Lab Part II

    In-classroom labs and simulated emergency scenes, develops students' abilities to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury. Includes hands-on assessment and uses 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.
    Corequisite: EMS272 and EMS282. Offered winter term.

  • Search for EMS273EMS273 5 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 toxicology, infectious disease, environmental emergencies, endocrinology, and ethical and legal issues.
    Prerequisites: Current Oregon EMT, AEMT, or EMT-Intermediate license and completion of EMS272, EMS272L and EMS282 with a “C” or better grade.
    Corequisites: EMS273L and EMS283. Offered spring term.

  • Search for EMS273LEMS273L 2 credits

    Paramedic Lab Part III

    In-classroom labs and simulated emergency scenes, develops students’ abilities to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury. Includes hands-on assessment and uses 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.
    Corequisites: EMS273 and EMS283. Offered spring term.

  • Search for EMS280EMS280 Variable credit

    Cooperative Work Experience/EMS

    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 programs. 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, it should be completed within the last two terms of a certificate or degree program.
    Prerequisites: ES132 and ES132L, and permission of CWE instructor or department chair.

  • Search for EMS281EMS281 1 credit

    Paramedic Clinical Practice I

    Focuses on airway management in the operating room setting and patient assessment in the emergency department. The class will begin with an orientation session to the clinical tracking system used and the RCC Paramedic Clinical Manual. Specific procedures and issues common to clinical sites will be reviewed prior to beginning rotations.
    Prerequisites: Current Oregon EMT, AEMT, or EMT-Intermediate license.
    Corequisites: EMS271 and EMS271L. Offered fall term.

  • Search for EMS282EMS282 2 credits

    Paramedic Clinical Practice II

    Focuses on airway management in the operating room, 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 prior to beginning rotations.
    Prerequisites: Current Oregon EMT, AEMT, or EMT-Intermediate license and completion of EMS271 and EMS281 with a “C” or better grade.
    Corequisites: EMS272 and EMS272L. Offered winter term.

  • Search for EMS283EMS283 2 credits

    Paramedic Clinical Practice III

    Focuses on patient assessment and treatment, and application of paramedic skills in the emergency department, airway management in the operating room setting, management of critical patients in the ICU and CCU, and assessment and management of respiratory conditions. Specific procedures and issues common to these clinical sites will be reviewed prior to beginning rotations.
    Prerequisites: Current Oregon EMT, AEMT, or EMT-Intermediate license and completion of EMS272 and EMS282 with a “C” or better grade.
    Corequisites: EMS273 and EMS273L. Offered spring term.

  • Search for EMS284EMS284 8 credits

    Paramedic Clinical Practice IV

    This is the field internship portion of the paramedic course. Students will complete a minimum of 300 hours as a crew member on an advanced life support transporting ambulance, and must also participate in a minimum of 50 advanced life support calls of specific types. Individual conferences with the clinical coordinator will be conducted throughout the term.
    Prerequisites: Current Oregon EMT, AEMT, or EMT-Intermediate license and completion of EMS273, EMS273L, and EMS283 with a "C" or better grade. Offered fall and summer terms.

  • Search for EMS299EMS299 Variable credit

    Workshop: Emergency Medical Service Training

    Provides inservice training in a variety of emergency medical service topics.
    Prerequisites: Current Oregon EMT, AEMT, EMT-Intermediate, or paramedic license.

  • Search for ES105ES105 4 credits

    Introduction to Emergency Services

    Explores the organization, funding, and role of emergency services within the community and government. Other topics include 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.

  • Search for ES131ES131 4 credits

    Emergency Medical Technician Part I

    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. Includes skills in patient assessment, basic airway management, trauma assessment and management, medication administration, and the use of automated external defibrillators (AED).
    Prerequisite: Course requires written application prior to admission.
    Corequisite: ES131L. Offered fall, winter and summer terms.

  • Search for ES131LES131L 1 credit

    Emergency Medical Technician Part I Lab

    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). Course requires written application prior to admission.
    Prerequisite: Course requires written application prior to admission.
    Corequisite: ES131. Offered fall, winter and summer terms.

  • Search for ES132ES132 4 credits

    Emergency Medical Technician Part II

    The second half of a course that prepares individuals for National Registry certification and licensure in Oregon as an emergency medical technician. Covers the recognition and management of medical and trauma patients.
    Prerequisite: Completion of ES131 and ES131L with a “C” or better.
    Corequisite: ES132L. Offered winter, spring and summer terms.

  • Search for ES132LES132L 1 credit

    Emergency Medical Technician Part II Lab

    Develops students’ abilities to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury in classroom labs. 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 observation time in an emergency department and on an ambulance.
    Prerequisite: Completion of ES131 and ES131L with a “C” or better.
    Corequisite: ES132. Offered winter, spring and summer terms.

  • Search for ES268ES268 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.
    Prerequisite: Some level of emergency training or background is suggested (e.g., emergency medical responder, EMT, firefighter, etc.). Offered fall and spring terms.