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Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic

31-531-1 Technical Diploma (TD) 41 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses 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

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
Options
EMS Fundamentals
10-531-911
2Credit
36
72
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. 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: Admission to Paramedic program and completion of Paramedic Checklist (tracked via EMTI stdnt group). Coreq: EMS Fundamentals; Paramedic Medical Principles; Adv Patient Assessment Principles; Adv Prehospital Pharmacology; Basic Anatomy or Gen A&P
Paramedic Medical Principles
10-531-912
4Credit
72
144
72 hours in class and estimate 144 hours outside of class. 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: Admission to Paramedic program and completion of Paramedic Checklist (tracked via EMTI stdnt group). Coreq: EMS Fundamentals; Paramedic Medical Principles; Adv Patient Assessment Principles; Adv Prehospital Pharmacology; Basic Anatomy or Gen A&P
Advanced Patient Assessment Principles
10-531-913
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. 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: Admission to Paramedic program and completion of Paramedic Checklist (tracked via EMTI stdnt group). Coreq: EMS Fundamentals; Paramedic Medical Principles; Adv Patient Assessment Principles; Adv Prehospital Pharmacology; Basic Anatomy or Gen A&P
Advanced Pre-Hospital Pharmacology
10-531-914
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. 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: Admission to Paramedic program and completion of Paramedic Checklist (tracked via EMTI stdnt group). Coreq: EMS Fundamentals; Paramedic Medical Principles; Adv Patient Assessment Principles; Adv Prehospital Pharmacology; Basic Anatomy or Gen A&P
Paramedic Respiratory Management
10-531-915
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. 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 patent 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: Admission to a Paramedic program and completion of the Paramedic Checklist Coreq: Advanced Prehospital Pharmacology; Paramedic Respiratory Management; Paramedic Cardiology
Paramedic Cardiology
10-531-916
4Credit
90
126
90 hours in class and estimate 126 hours outside of class. 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: Admission to a Paramedic program and completion of the Paramedic Checklist Coreq: Advanced Prehospital Pharmacology; Paramedic Respiratory Management; Paramedic Cardiology
Paramedic Clinical/Field 1
10-531-917
3Credit
216
0
216 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. 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: Admission to a Paramedic program and completion of the Paramedic Checklist. Coreq: Advanced Patient Assessment Principles
Advanced Emergency Resuscitation
10-531-918
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. 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.
Basic Anatomy
10-806-189
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Examines concepts of anatomy and physiology as they relate to health careers. Learners correlate anatomical and physiological terminology to all body systems.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Paramedic Medical Emergencies
10-531-919
4Credit
72
144
72 hours in class and estimate 144 hours outside of class. 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: Paramedic Cardiology (10531916); Coreq: All Term 2 courses
Paramedic Trauma
10-531-920
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. 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: Paramedic Cardiology (10531916); Coreq: All Term 2 courses
Special Patient Populations
10-531-921
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. 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: Paramedic Cardiology (10531916); Coreq: All Term 2 courses
EMS Operations
10-531-922
1Credit
18
36
18 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Provides the paramedic student with the knowledge of operational roles and responsibilities to ensure patient, public, and EMS personnel safety.
Prereq: Paramedic Cardiology (10531916); Coreq: All Term 2 courses
Paramedic Capstone
10-531-923
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. 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: Paramedic Cardiology (10531916); Coreq: All Term 2 courses
Paramedic Clinical/Field 2
10-531-924
4Credit
288
0
288 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. 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: Paramedic Cardiology (10531916); Coreq: All Term 2 courses

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