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Degree Plans - Emergency Medical Services - Paramedicine AAS (Archived)

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EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES -- PARAMEDICINE

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Brookhaven only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.EMS.PARAMED.10 AAS.EMS.PARAMED.11

Emergency medical technicians-paramedics, working under the direction of a physician (often through radio communication), recognize, assess, and manage medical emergencies of acutely ill or injured patients in pre-hospital care settings. EMT-Paramedics work principally in advanced life-support units and ambulance services under medical supervision and direction.

This degree plan combines classroom teaching with supervised clinical and field experience for the emergency medical health professional. for those seeking license as an Emergency Medical Technician–Paramedic with the Texas Department of Health Services.

Upon successful completion of all course work for the degree, the student is eligible to take the exam for registration as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic through the National Registry of EMT. Upon successful completion of that exam examination, the student is eligible to apply for license as an EMT-Paramedic in the State of Texas

This degree plan covers all requisites of the EMT-Paramedic National Standard Curriculum.

If you are a nationally certified EMT and enrolled in Brookhaven College, credit may be given for EMSP 1501 and EMSP 1160 via credit-by-exam.

Prerequisite: Completion of a Texas Department of State Health Services and/or National Registry of EMT approved EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate course of studies is required to enroll in any paramedic-level EMSP class. A valid Texas Department of State Health Services EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate certification is required to enroll in paramedic-level clinical/internships. A current certificate of completion of an American Heart Association Basic Cardiac Life Support for Healthcare Providers (or equivalent) is required to enroll in any EMSP class and clinical/internships. A clear criminal background check and negative drug screen test are required to remain enrolled in any EMSP class. Successful completion of SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401 is required to enroll in EMSP 2434.

Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment or prior completion of SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401 is required to enroll in EMSP 1356 and subsequent paramedic program courses.

A language elective particularly Spanish and American Sign Language are recommended for the professional EMS provider.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician-Basic 5
EMSP 1160 Clinical--Emergency Medical Technology/Technician 1
EMSP 1391 Special Topics in Emergency Medical Technology/Technician OR 3
EMSP 2300 Methods of Teaching - Emergency Medical Service OR (3)
EMSP 2237 Emergency Procedures (2)
SCIT 1407 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I OR 4
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I OR (4)
Elective1 (Nurse-Paramedic cross-training) Chemistry (4)
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
15-16

SEMESTER II

EMSP 1438 Introduction to Advanced Practice 4
EMSP 1356 Patient Assessment and Airway Management 3
SCIT 1408 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II OR 4
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II OR (4)
Elective2 (Nurse-Paramedic cross-training) Biology (4)
EMSP 2260 Clinical--Emergency Medical EMT Paramedic 2
13

SEMESTER III

EMSP 2444 Cardiology OR 4
EMSP 2544 Cardiology (5)
EMSP 2434 Medical Emergencies 4
EMSP 1355 Trauma Management 3
+Elective Math Elective 3-4
14-15

SEMESTER IV

EMSP 2430 Special Populations 4
EMSP 2261 Clinical--Emergency Medical EMT Paramedic 2
RNSG 1301 Pharmacology OR 3
HPRS 2300 Pharmacology for Health Professions 3
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology OR 3
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology OR (3)
Elective3 (Nurse-Paramedic cross-training) Psychology (3)
BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors OR (4)
PSYC 2314 Developmental Psychology (3)
12-13

SEMESTER V

EMSP 2338 EMS Operations 3
EMSP 2143 Assessment Based Management 1
EMSP 2463 Clinical--Emergency Medical EMT Paramedic 4
Elective4 (Nurse-Paramedic cross-training) Health Professions 2
++Elective Speech Elective 3
+++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts Communication 3-4 3
14-15 16
Minimum Hours Required 68-72 70-72

+Math Requirement - must be selected from the following: +Math Elective - student must take any three-credit hour MATH course.

MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Economics 3
MATH 1332 College Mathematics I 3
MATH 1333 College Mathematics II 3
MATH 1348 Analytic Geometry 3
MATH 2342 Introductory Statistics 3

++Speech Requirement Elective - must be selected from the following:

SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3

+++Humanities/Fine Arts - Elective must be a 3- or 4-credit hour Foreign Language or American Sign Language course. Communication Elective - must be selected from any three semester credit-hour foreign language course from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Communication.

Elective1 - (Nurse-paramedic cross-training) Chemistry--must select one of the following:

CHEM 1405 Introductory to Chemistry I OR 4
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I (4)

Elective2 - (Nurse-paramedic cross-training) Biology--must be selected from the following:

BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors 4

Elective3 - (Nurse-paramedic cross-training) Psychology--must be selected from the following:

PSYC 2314 Developmental Psychology 3

Elective4 - (Nurse-paramedic cross-training) Health Professions--must be selected from the following:

HPRS 1203 End of Life Issues 2

Prerequisite: Completion of a Texas Department of Health Services and/or National Registry of EMT approved EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate course of studies is required to enroll in any paramedic-level EMSP class. A valid Texas Department of Health Services EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate certification is required to enroll in paramedic-level clinical/internships. A current certificate of completion of an American Heart Association Basic Cardiac Life Support for Healthcare Providers (or equivalent) is required to enroll in any EMSP class and clinical/internships.

Corequisite: Successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401 is required to enroll in EMSP 1356.

Successful completion of SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401 is required to enroll in EMSP 2434.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four year institution of their choice.

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