PEM 111C              Paramedic Procedures

Focuses on the broad spectrum of paramedic procedures. Students will perform technical skills drawn from Advanced Trauma, Advanced Cardiology, Medical Emergencies, Special Populations, and Pharmacology courses. Emphasis will be placed on skill-competencies making students eligible for advanced hospital and field clinic rotations. (Prerequisites: all fall PEM courses; co-requisites: PEM 126C, PEM 135C, and PEM 244C)

Lecture Hours: 1    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 3     Credit Hours: 2

PEM 117C              Physical Assessment

Provides integration of knowledge and terminology utilized for physical assessment. Included are life-span differences as well as the assessment of acute and chronic patients who present with medical problems. (Co-requisites: PEM 142C, PEM 150C, and PEM 161C.) Any failure in PEM 117C, PEM 150C, or PEM 142C will trigger a failure in PEM 161C (even if a passing grade in PEM 161C has been achieved).

Lecture Hours: 2    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 2

PEM 126C              Pharmacology

Covering pharmacologic theory and practice as it relates to paramedicine. Includes cardiovascular, respiratory, analgesic, gastrointestinal, antibiotic, and CNS medications. (Prerequisites: all fall PEM courses; co-requisites: PEM 111C, PEM 135C, and PEM 244C). Any failure in PEM 126C, PEM 135C, or PEM 244C will trigger a failure in PEM 162C (even if a passing grade in PEM 162C has been achieved).

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

PEM 135C              Medical Emergencies

Includes the pathophysiology and management of medical emergencies in all body systems. Critical thinking and problem solving will be emphasized using a scenario-based approach. (Prerequisites: all fall PEM courses; co-requisites: PEM 111C, PEM 126CE, and PEM 244C). Any failure in PEM 126C, PEM 135C, or PEM 244C will trigger a failure in PEM 162C (even if a passing grade in PEM 162C has been achieved).

Lecture Hours: 2   Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 2

PEM 142C              Cardiology I

Focuses on the conduction system of the heart, electrocardiography, as well as interpretation and the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. (Co-requisites: PEM 117C, PEM 150C, and PEM 161C). Any failure in PEM 117C, PEM 150C, or PEM 142C will trigger a failure in PEM 161C (even if a passing grade in PEM 161C has been achieved).

Lecture Hours: 2     Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 2

PEM 150C              Advanced Trauma

Covers the assessment, pathophysiology and management of trauma including: head, spinal, chest, abdominal, soft tissue, and musculoskeletal trauma. MCI, environmental emergencies, and HAZMAT are also covered. Critical thinking and problem solving will be emphasized using a scenario-based approach. (Co-requisites: PEM 117C, PEM 142C, and PEM 161C). Any failure in PEM 117C, PEM 150C, or PEM 142C will trigger a failure in PEM 161C (even if a passing grade in PEM 161C has been achieved).

Lecture Hours: 2    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 2

PEM 161C              Integration Lab I

Formative, scenario-driven course designed to develop team leadership skills and clinical decision-making. Emphasis will be placed on paramedic assessment skills, and treatment aims/outcomes. Students will draw from the knowledge and interventions learned in Cardiology, Medical Emergencies, and Physical Assessment. (Co-requisites: PEM 117C, PEM 142C, and PEM 150C). Any failure in PEM 117C, PEM 150C, or PEM 142C will trigger a failure in this lab course, which includes the practical portion of the above listed courses.

Lecture Hours: 0    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 4    Credit Hours: 2

PEM 162C              Integration Lab II

Formative, scenario-driven course designed to develop team leadership skills and clinical decision-making. Emphasis will be placed on paramedic assessment, diagnostic skills, and treatment aims/outcomes. Students will draw from the knowledge and interventions learned in Advanced Cardiology, Medical Emergencies, Advanced Trauma, and Pharmacology courses. (Prerequisites: all freshman-fall PEM courses; co-requisites: PEM 126C, PEM 135C, and PEM 244C). Any failure in PM 126, PM 135, or PM 244 will trigger a failure in this lab course, which includes the practical portion of the above listed courses.

Lecture Hours: 0    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 4    Credit Hours: 2

PEM 163C              Integration Lab III

Summative, scenario-driven course designed to challenge team leadership skills and solidify clinical decision-making. Emphasis will be placed on paramedic assessment, diagnostic skills, and treatment aims/outcomes. Students will draw from the knowledge and interventions learned in Special Populations. (Prerequisites: all first year PEM courses; co-requisite: PEM 201C)

Lecture Hours: 0    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 4    Credit Hours: 2

PEM 164C              Integration Lab IV

Summative, scenario-driven course designed to challenge team leadership skills and solidify clinical decision-making. Emphasis will be placed on paramedic assessment, diagnostic skills, and treatment aims/outcomes. Students will draw from knowledge and interventions learned in Field Operations and Advanced Paramedic Practice. (Prerequisites: all senior-fall PEM courses; co-requisites: PEM 210C and PEM 278C)

Lecture Hours: 0    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 4    Credit Hours: 2

PEM 190C              Introduction to the Clinical Environment

Prepares students up success within a variety of clinical systems. Emphasis will be placed on topics such as universal precautions, body mechanics, fire procedures, incident prevention, clinical protocols and procedures, as well as a review of the patient-populations which the students will encounter in PEM 194C. Interpersonal and communication skills will also part of the course and students will gain an understanding of the clinical documentation systems. (Prerequisites: all first year PEM courses; co-requisite: PEM 194C)

Lecture Hours: 1    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 1

PEM 194C              Hospital Clinical

Comprehensive hospital experience that focuses on medical theory, patient assessments, treatment modalities (skills), and affective behaviors expected of a paramedic. A minimum of 224 hospital hours is required. (Prerequisites: all first year PEM courses; co-requisite: PEM 190C)

Lecture Hours: 0    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 18    Credit Hours: 5

PEM 201C              Special Populations

Advanced-level course including assessment, paramedic diagnosis, and treatment for all special populations including: ob/gyn, pediatric, geriatric, psychiatric, chronic disease, patients with special needs. Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification (PALS) is an integral part of the course. (Prerequisites: all first year PEM courses; co-requisite: PEM 163C)

Lecture Hours: 2    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 2

PEM 210C              Field Operations

Covers all aspects of field practice including: roles and responsibilities, medical control, written/oral communications, occupational stress, safety and legal considerations, MCI. Protocol interpretation and introduction to research design are covered. (Co-requisites: PEM 164C and PEM 278C)

Lecture Hours: 2    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 2

PEM 244C              Advanced Cardiology

Includes the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and treatment of cardiovascular emergencies. Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification (ACLS) is an integral part of the course. (Prerequisites: all fall PEM courses; co-requisites: PEM 126C, PEM 135C, and PEM 162C) Any failure in PEM 126C, PEM 135C or PEM 244C will trigger a failure in PEM 162C (even if a passing grade in PEM 162C has been achieved).

Lecture Hours: 2    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 2

PEM 278C              Advanced Paramedic Practice

Integrates paramedic knowledge, skills, and behaviors through practice and lecture. Students will hone leadership skills in the management of medical, traumatic, and psychological problems. Emphasis is placed on National Registry written exam preparation as well as career opportunities, affective behaviors, and preparation for entry into the EMS job market. Mental, physical, and financial health will also be discussed. (Co-requisites: PEM 210C and PEM 164C)

Lecture Hours: 2    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 2

PEM 290C              Field Clinic Primer

An optional/assigned formative field experience where a student will ride 100 hours with an ALS service. This clinic can be utilized any semester a student needs additional ALS time. The same clinical manual and grading criteria will be used as in the other field clinicals. This course may not be taken more than twice. Students electing to enroll in PEM 290 must receive a passing grade before progressing in the program. (Prerequisites: successful completion of PEM 194C and all first-year courses)

Lecture Hours: 0    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 6    Credit Hours: 2

PEM 292C              12 Lead EKG Interpretation/Difficult Airway Seminar

Primary certification in the interpretation of 12 lead EKGs including injury and ischemia patterns, normal and abnormal findings, and the 12 lead as a diagnostic tool will be covered. Principles of ACS diagnosis/management will be an integral part of the course. The difficult airway portion of the course will include: RSI, adjunctive airways, difficult and failed airways, and the airway decision process. (Corequisites: PEM 163C, PEM 196C, PEM 201C, and BIOL 222C)

Lecture Hours: 2    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 2

PEM 296C              Field Clinical I

Formative field experience where the student will log at least 150 hours with an ALS service. Successful completion will include minimum hours, preceptor endorsement, completed documentation, a successful mid-semester performance appraisal, a completed end-semester clinic evaluation, and 15 team-leader experiences. (Prerequisite: all previous PEM courses, PEM 194C; co-requisite: all senior fall PEM courses)

Lecture Hours: 0    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 9    Credit Hours: 3

PEM 297C              Field Clinical II

Summative field experience where the student will log at least 120 hours with an ALS service. Successful completion will include minimum hours, preceptor endorsement, completed documentation, a successful mid-semester performance appraisal, a completed end-semester clinic evaluation, and 20 team-leader experiences. (Prerequisite: All previous PEM courses, PEM 194C, PEM 296C; co-requisite: all senior spring PEM courses)

Lecture Hours: 0    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 7    Credit Hours: 3

PEM 298C              Field Clinical III

Summative field experience and program capstone where the student will log at least 50 hours with an ALS service. Successful completion will include minimum hours, at least 18 of 20 successful team leads, preceptor endorsement as a competent entry-level paramedic, completed documentation, and a completed end-semester summative evaluation. (Prerequisite: all previous PEM courses, PEM 194C, PEM 296C, PEM 297C; co-requisite: all senior spring PEM courses)

Lecture Hours: 0    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 2    Credit Hours: 1

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