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Advanced Emergency Medical Technology (Paramedic)

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Advanced Emergency Medical Technology (Paramedic) is designed to provide advanced techniques of emergency care, stabilization, and immobilization of victims of illness and injury. The techniques of emergency care include but are not limited to assessment, detailed physical examination, recognition and documentation of signs and symptoms of illness and injury, critical thinking and diagnosis intervention, and the evaluation of the interventions. The techniques of assessment include but are not limited to electrocardiograph rhythm identification, administration of oxygen, defibrillation, synchronized cardioversion, transcutaneous pacing, and advanced airway techniques. The techniques for immobilization of the victim include but are not limited to the use of specific immobilization devices, peripheral intraosseous and central intravenous techniques, and preparation and care during transportation. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) is also available.

Details

Academic Plan Code: 
3065
Award: 
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Total credits required: 
60.5
Effective term: 
2014 Fall
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses required within the program.

This program will be replaced by: AAS/3889 Paramedicine

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:9-12.5
EMT101Basic Life Support/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Health Care Providers (0.5) OR
a current validation in Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider/Professional Rescuer AND
Appropriate score on Reading placement test to demonstrate minimum tenth grade level reading OR
completion of an Associate's degree or higher from an accredited institution. 0-.50
 
 
EMT/FSC104Emergency Medical Technology9
 
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment0-3
Admission criteria

Prior to being considered for and accepted into the program, students may be required to complete specified exams with the EMT/FSC department. Students should seek department advisement on completing program prerequisites prior to acceptance into the program.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:38.5
EMT235Basic ECG Rhythm Analysis and Interpretation in the Emergency Setting3
EMT236Pharmacology in an Emergency Setting3
EMT272AAAdvanced Emergency Medical Technology (12.5) AND
EMT272ABAdvanced Emergency Medical Technology (12.5)25
EMT272LLAdvanced Emergency Medical Technology Practicum (7.5) OR
EMT272LAAdvanced Emergency Medical Technology Practicum, Part I (3.75) AND
EMT272LBAdvanced Emergency Medical Technology Practicum, Part II (3.75)7.5
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22
 
General Education CoreCredits: 12
 
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
Any approved general education courses in the First-Year Composition area.6
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication3
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0
Met by CRE101 in Program Prerequisites area.
 
MathematicsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Mathematics area.
 
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
 
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area.
 
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Social-Behavioral Sciences area.
 
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
BIO160Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology4
Competencies
  • Identify and treat emergencies related to basic electrocardiograph (ECG) arrhythmias according to the American Heart Association standards and guidelines and local protocol. (EMT235)
  • Perform the procedures unique to pediatric and neonatal transport. (EMT235, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  • Identify and treat cardiovascular emergencies including (ECG) electrocardiographic interpretation. (EMT235, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  • Describe the actions, indications, contraindications, precautions, side effects and dosages of the drugs included in the current Arizona Department of Health Services approved Paramedic drug box. (EMT236)
  • Apply the procedures of identifying and treating shock, including IV fluid therapy and use of MAST (medical anti-shock trouser) suit. (EMT236, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  • Identify and treat behavioral emergencies. (EMT236, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  • Identify and treat medical emergencies including diabetic, environmental, toxicological, and genitourinary emergencies. (EMT236, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  • Administer parenteral medications. (EMT236, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  • Identify and treat central nervous system emergencies. (EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  • Identify and treat musculoskeletal emergencies. (EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  • Identify and treat obstetric and gynecological emergencies. (EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  • Identify and treat soft tissue injuries. (EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  • Perform a Primary and Secondary Survey including medical history. (EMT245, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  • Describe the role and responsibilities of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (Paramedic). (EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  • Identify and treat respiratory emergencies. (EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester: PC, PV

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