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Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic

31-531-1 Technical Diploma (TD) Full Time 41 Credits Learn About Financial Aid Available Time of Day: Day Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

This diploma program equips you for advanced life-saving service to your community. Paramedics provide efficient, emergency pre-hospital care and continue care during transport. You’ll learn to assess the patient, provide advanced airway management and deal with a variety of medical emergencies. You’ll also learn to administer nebulizer treatment and life-saving drugs, and provide care for trauma patients, including infants and children. Your training will also cover legal and ethical issues, effective communications and medical terminology. Lab practice, scenario-based exercises and supervised experiences with actual patients will help you prepare for the National Registry certification examinations and qualify for Wisconsin licensure.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Occupational Specific (41 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • EMS Fundamental
    10-531-911
    2Credit
    36
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10531911
    • Credits: 2.00

    This course provides the paramedic student with comprehensive knowledge of EMS systems, safety, well-being, legal issues, and ethical issues, with the intended outcome of improving the health of EMS personnel, patients, and the community. The students will obtain fundamental knowledge of public health principles and epidemiology as related to public health emergencies, health promotion, and illness/injury prevention. Introducing students to comprehensive anatomical and medical terminology and abbreviations will foster the development of effective written and oral communications with colleagues and other health care professionals.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic (31-531-1) Program of Study

    • Proof of EMT-Basic Licensure

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • EMS 10531912 - Paramedic Medical Principles

    • EMS 10531913 - Adv. Patient Assess Principles

    • EMS 10531914 - Adv. Pre-hospital Pharmacology

    • EMS 10531915 - Paramedic Respiratory Mgt.​

    • EMS 10531916 - Paramedic Cardiology

    • EMS 10531917 - Paramedic Clinical/Field 1

    • SCIENCE 10806177 - Gen Anatomy & Physiology OR SCIENCE 10806189 - Basic Anatomy

  • Paramedic Medical Principles
    10-531-912
    4Credit
    72
    144
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 144
    • Course Number: 10531912
    • Credits: 4.00

    This course addresses the complex depth of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of major human systems while also introducing the paramedic students to the topics of shock, immunology, and bleeding.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic (31-531-1) Program of Study

    • Proof of EMT-Basic Licensure

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • EMS 10531911 - EMS Fundamental

    • EMS 10531913 - Adv. Patient Assess Principles

    • EMS 10531914 - Adv. Pre-hospital Pharmacology

    • EMS 10531915 - Paramedic Respiratory Mgt.​

    • EMS 10531916 - Paramedic Cardiology

    • EMS 10531917 - Paramedic Clinical/Field 1

    • SCIENCE 10806177 - Gen Anatomy & Physiology OR SCIENCE 10806189 - Basic Anatomy

  • Advanced Patient Assessment Principles
    10-531-913
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10531913
    • Credits: 3.00

    This course teaches the paramedic student to integrate scene and patient assessment findings with knowledge of epidemiology and pathophysiology to form a field impression. By utilizing a structured and organized assessment process with knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, life span development, and changes that occur to the human body with time, the students will learn to develop a list of differential diagnoses through clinical reasoning, along with the ability to modify the assessment as necessary to formulate a treatment plan for their patients.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic (31-531-1) Program of Study

    • Proof of EMT-Basic Licensure

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • EMS 10531911 - EMS Fundamental

    • EMS 10531912 - Paramedic Medical Principles

    • EMS 10531914 - Adv. Pre-hospital Pharmacology

    • EMS 10531915 - Paramedic Respiratory Mgt.​

    • EMS 10531916 - Paramedic Cardiology

    • EMS 10531917 - Paramedic Clinical/Field 1

    • SCIENCE 10806177 - Gen Anatomy & Physiology OR SCIENCE 10806189 - Basic Anatomy

  • Advanced Pre-Hospital Pharmacology
    10-531-914
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10531914
    • Credits: 3.00

    This course provides the paramedic student with the comprehensive knowledge of pharmacology required to formulate and administer a pharmacological treatment plan intended to mitigate emergencies and improve the overall health of the patient.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic (31-531-1) Program of Study

    • Proof of EMT-Basic Licensure

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • EMS 10531911 - EMS Fundamental

    • EMS 10531912 - Paramedic Medical Principles

    • EMS 10531913 - Adv. Patient Assess Principles

    • EMS 10531915 - Paramedic Respiratory Mgt.​

    • EMS 10531916 - Paramedic Cardiology

    • EMS 10531917 - Paramedic Clinical/Field 1

    • SCIENCE 10806177 - Gen Anatomy & Physiology OR SCIENCE 10806189 - Basic Anatomy

  • Paramedic Respiratory Management
    10-531-915
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10531915
    • Credits: 2.00

    This course teaches the paramedic student to integrate complex knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology into the assessment to develop and implement a treatment plan with the goal of assuring a patient airway, adequate mechanical ventilation, and respiration for patients of all ages. Specific knowledge pertaining to the respiratory system is also provided to ensure the student is prepared to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan for a patient with a respiratory complaint.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic (31-531-1) Program of Study

    • Proof of EMT-Basic Licensure

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • EMS 10531911 - EMS Fundamental

    • EMS 10531912 - Paramedic Medical Principles

    • EMS 10531913 - Adv. Patient Assess Principles

    • EMS 10531914 - Adv. Pre-hospital Pharmacology

    • EMS 10531916 - Paramedic Cardiology

    • EMS 10531917 - Paramedic Clinical/Field 1

    • SCIENCE 10806177 - Gen Anatomy & Physiology OR SCIENCE 10806189 - Basic Anatomy

  • Paramedic Cardiology
    10-531-916
    4Credit
    90
    126
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 90
    • Outside Effort Hours: 126
    • Course Number: 10531916
    • Credits: 4.00

    Teaches the paramedic student to integrate assessment findings with principles of cardiovascular anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan for a patient with a cardiovascular complaint.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic (31-531-1) Program of Study

    • Proof of EMT-Basic Licensure

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • EMS 10531911 - EMS Fundamental

    • EMS 10531912 - Paramedic Medical Principles

    • EMS 10531913 - Adv. Patient Assess Principles

    • EMS 10531914 - Adv. Pre-hospital Pharmacology

    • EMS 10531915 - Paramedic Respiratory Mgt.​

    • EMS 10531917 - Paramedic Clinical/Field 1

    • SCIENCE 10806177 - Gen Anatomy & Physiology OR SCIENCE 10806189 - Basic Anatomy

  • Paramedic Clinical/Field 1
    10-531-917
    3Credit
    216
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 216
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 10531917
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides the student with the opportunity to enhance his or her learning through the practice of paramedicine in field and health care environment experiences with actual patients under the supervision of approved preceptors. Students may also have the opportunity to participate in formal high-fidelity human patient simulator experiences as a part of this course.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic (31-531-1) Program of Study

    • Proof of EMT-Basic Licensure

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • EMS 10531911 - EMS Fundamental

    • EMS 10531912 - Paramedic Medical Principles

    • EMS 10531913 - Adv. Patient Assess Principles

    • EMS 10531914 - Adv. Pre-hospital Pharmacology

    • EMS 10531915 - Paramedic Respiratory Mgt.​

    • EMS 10531916 - Paramedic Cardiology

    • SCIENCE 10806177 - Gen Anatomy & Physiology OR SCIENCE 10806189 - Basic Anatomy

  • Advanced Emergency Resuscitation
    10-531-918
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10531918
    • Credits: 1.00

    By teaching Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) methodologies and protocols, this course prepares the paramedic student in the integration of comprehensive knowledge of causes and pathophysiology into the management of shock, respiratory failure, respiratory arrest, cardiac arrest, and peri-arrest states with an emphasis on early intervention to prevent respiratory and/or cardiac arrest if possible.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • EMS 10531916 - Paramedic Cardiology

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • EMS 10531919 - Paramedic Medical Emergencies

    • EMS 10531920 - Paramedic Trauma

    • EMS 10531921 - Special Patient Populations​

    • EMS 10531922 - EMS Operations​

    • EMS 10531923 - Paramedic Capstone​

    • EMS 10531924 - Paramedic Clinical/Field 2

  • Paramedic Medical Emergencies
    10-531-919
    4Credit
    72
    144
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 144
    • Course Number: 10531919
    • Credits: 4.00

    Teaches the paramedic student to integrate assessment findings with principles of anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan for a patient with a medical complaint.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • EMS 10531916 - Paramedic Cardiology

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • EMS 10531918 - Adv Emergency Resuscitation

    • EMS 10531920 - Paramedic Trauma

    • EMS 10531921 - Special Patient Populations​

    • EMS 10531922 - EMS Operations​

    • EMS 10531923 - Paramedic Capstone​

    • EMS 10531924 - Paramedic Clinical/Field 2

  • Paramedic Trauma
    10-531-920
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10531920
    • Credits: 3.00

    This course teaches the paramedic student to integrate assessment findings with principles of anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan for an acutely injured patient.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • EMS 10531916 - Paramedic Cardiology

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • EMS 10531918 - Adv Emergency Resuscitation

    • EMS 10531919 - Paramedic Medical Emergencies

    • EMS 10531921 - Special Patient Populations​

    • EMS 10531922 - EMS Operations​

    • EMS 10531923 - Paramedic Capstone​

    • EMS 10531924 - Paramedic Clinical/Field 2

  • Special Patient Populations
    10-531-921
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10531921
    • Credits: 3.00

    This course teaches the paramedic student to integrate assessment findings with principles of anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan for patients with special needs. Gynecological emergencies, along with special considerations in trauma are also included within this course.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • EMS 10531916 - Paramedic Cardiology

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • EMS 10531918 - Adv Emergency Resuscitation

    • EMS 10531919 - Paramedic Medical Emergencies

    • EMS 10531920 - Paramedic Trauma

    • EMS 10531922 - EMS Operations​

    • EMS 10531923 - Paramedic Capstone​

    • EMS 10531924 - Paramedic Clinical/Field 2

  • EMS Operations
    10-531-922
    1Credit
    18
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10531922
    • Credits: 1.00

    This course provides the paramedic student with the knowledge of operational roles and responsibilities to ensure patient, public, and EMS personnel safety.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • EMS 10531916 - Paramedic Cardiology

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • EMS 10531918 - Adv Emergency Resuscitation

    • EMS 10531919 - Paramedic Medical Emergencies

    • EMS 10531920 - Paramedic Trauma

    • EMS 10531921 - Special Patient Populations​

    • EMS 10531923 - Paramedic Capstone​

    • EMS 10531924 - Paramedic Clinical/Field 2

  • Paramedic Capstone
    10-531-923
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10531923
    • Credits: 1.00

    Provides the student with a final opportunity to incorporate their cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills through labs and scenario-based practice and evaluations prior to taking the National Registry written and practical examinations. Technical skills attainment for each student will be complied and/or documented within this course as required by the DHS-approved paramedic curriculum.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • EMS 10531916 - Paramedic Cardiology

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • EMS 10531918 - Adv Emergency Resuscitation

    • EMS 10531919 - Paramedic Medical Emergencies

    • EMS 10531920 - Paramedic Trauma

    • EMS 10531921 - Special Patient Populations​

    • EMS 10531922 - EMS Operations​

    • EMS 10531924 - Paramedic Clinical/Field 2

    • EMS 94531004 - Fisdap Comprehensive Exam

  • Paramedic Clinical/Field 2
    10-531-924
    4Credit
    288
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 288
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 10531924
    • Credits: 4.00

    Provides the student with the opportunity to enhance his or her learning through the practice of paramedicine in field and health care environment experiences with actual patients under the supervision of approved preceptors. Students may also have the opportunity to participate in formal high-fidelity human patient simulator experiences as a part of this course. Successful completion of this course requires the student to meet all clinical and field competency requirements at the paramedic level as defined by DHS.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • EMS 10531916 - Paramedic Cardiology

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • EMS 10531918 - Adv Emergency Resuscitation

    • EMS 10531919 - Paramedic Medical Emergencies

    • EMS 10531920 - Paramedic Trauma

    • EMS 10531921 - Special Patient Populations​

    • EMS 10531922 - EMS Operations​

    • EMS 10531923 - Paramedic Capstone​

  • Basic Anatomy
    10-806-189
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10806189
    • Credits: 3.00

    Examines basic concepts of human anatomy and physiology. Learners explore the structure and function of all body systems.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

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