Emergency Medical Services Professional

EMSP 1010 EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER (45-45-4)
Prerequisite: Program Admission
The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course prepares the student to provide initial stabilizing care to the sick or injured prior to the arrival of Emergency Medical Services Professionals (EMS), and to assist EMS personnel in transporting patients for definitive care at an appropriate hospital/facility. Major areas of instruction include Introductory Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology; Responder Safety; Incident Command; Bloodborne Pathogen Training; Basic Physical Assessment; and Treatment of Trauma and Medical Emergencies; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and the use of Automatic External Defibrillators. The course is a blend of lecture, hands on lab/learning, and practical scenario based learning/testing. The course will include Healthcare Provider CPR/AED Certification from a Nationally Recognized Body (American Heart Association, Red Cross, etc). If this course is also approved by the Georgia State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST), successful completion will allow the student to be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) certification. Topics include: Preparatory; Anatomy and Physiology; Medical Terminology; Pathophysiology; Life Span Development; Public Health; Pharmacology; Airway; Management; Respiration and Artificial Ventilation; Assessment; Medicine; Shock and Resuscitation; Trauma; Special Patient Populations; EMS Operations; and Integration of Patient Assessment and Management.

EMSP 1110 INTRODUCTION TO THE EMT PROFESSION (30-30-3)
Prerequisite: Program Admission
Co-requisites: EMSP 1120, EMSP 1150
This course serves as the introductory course to the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) profession. It orients the student to the pre-hospital care environment, issues related to the provision of patient care in both in-hospital and out-of-hospital circumstances. It further provides foundational information upon which subsequent curriculum content is based so that successful completion of this content increases the potential for success in subsequent courses and should allow students to apply the fundamental knowledge, skills, and attitudes gained in order to effectively communicate and function safely, ethically and professionally within the emergency medical services environment. Topics include: Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Pathophysiology, CPR for HCP, EMS Systems, Research, Workforce Safety and Wellness, Documentation, EMS System Communication, Therapeutic Communication, Medical/Legal and Ethics, Public Health, Principles of Safely Operating a Ground Ambulance, Incident Management, Multiple Casualty Incidents, Air Medical, Vehicle Extrication, HazMat, MCI due to Terrorism/Disaster, and Life Span Development.

EMSP 1120 EMT ASSESSMENT/AIRWAY MANAGEMENT AND PHARMACOLOGY (30-30-3)
Prerequisite: Program Admission
Co-requisites: EMSP 1110, EMSP 1150
This course prepares students for initial scene management and assessment of patients as well as management of the airway. Introduction to pharmacology is also covered.   Includes application of scene information and patient assessment findings (scene size up, primary and secondary assessment, patient history, and reassessment) to guide emergency management. Topics include: Scene Size-Up; Primary Assessment; History Taking; Secondary Assessment; Monitoring Devices; Reassessment; Airway Management; Respiration; Artificial Ventilation; Principles of Pharmacology; Medication Administration; and Emergency Medications.

EMSP 1130 MEDICAL EMERGENCIES FOR THE EMT (30-30-3)
Prerequisite: EMSP 1110, EMSP 1120, EMSP 1150
Co-requisites: EMSP 1140, EMSP 1160
This course integrates pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan of cases involving non-traumatic medical emergencies. Topics include: Medical Overview; Neurology; Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Disorders; Immunology; Infectious Disease; Endocrine Disorders; Psychiatric; Cardiovascular; Toxicology; Respiratory; Hematology; Genitourinary/Renal; Non-Traumatic Musculoskeletal Disorders; Diseases of the Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat; and Medical Assessments.

EMSP 1140 SPECIAL PATIENT POPULATIONS (30-30-3)
Prerequisite: EMSP 1110, EMSP 1120, EMSP 1150
Co-requisite: EMSP 1130, EMSP 1160
This course provides a fundamental knowledge of growth, development, and aging and assessment findings to provide basic emergency care and transportation for a patient with special needs. Topics include: Obstetrics, Gynecology, Neonatal Care, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Patients with Special Challenges, and Special Patient Populations - Assessments.

EMSP 1150 SHOCK AND TRAUMA FOR THE EMT (30-30-3)
Prerequisite: Program Admission
Co-requisite: EMSP 1110, EMSP 1120
This course is designed to prepare the EMT student to apply pre-hospital emergency care to patients who have sustained injuries resulting from various mechanisms of injury including: Abdominal and Genitourinary trauma; Orthopedic trauma; Soft Tissue trauma; Head, Facial, Neck, and Spine Trauma and Nervous System trauma. Special considerations in trauma related injuries will be presented including the physiology of shock as well as multi-system trauma and environmental emergencies. Topics include: Shock and Resuscitation; Trauma Overview; Bleeding; Chest Trauma; Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma; Orthopedic Trauma; Soft Tissue Trauma; Head, Facial, Neck, and Spine Trauma; Nervous System Trauma; Special Considerations in Trauma; Environmental Emergencies; and Multi-System Trauma.

EMSP 1160 CLINICAL AND PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS FOR THE EMT (0-45-1)
Prerequisite: EMSP 1110, EMSP 1120, EMSP 1150
Co-requisite: EMSP 1130, EMSP 1140
This course provides supervised clinical experience in various clinical settings as well as opportunities to demonstrate critical thinking skills and assessment based management techniques through competency based evaluations relevant to the practice of an EMT. Topics include: Clinicals and Assessment Based Management.

EMSP 1510 ADVANCED CONCEPTS FOR THE AEMT (30-30-3)
Prerequisite: EMSP 1110, EMSP 1120, EMSP 1130, EMSP 1140, EMSP 1150, EMSP 1160
Co-requisite: EMSP 1140, EMSP 1150, EMSP 1160
This course serves as the introductory course to the advanced level practice of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT). It expands on the information attained at the EMT level. Topics include: EMS Systems; Documentation; EMS System Communication; Therapeutic Communication; Principles of Pharmacology; Medication Administration; Emergency Medications; Airway Management; Respiration; Artificial Ventilation; Primary Assessment; and Secondary Assessment.

EMSP 1520 ADVANCED PATIENT CARE FOR THE AEMT (30-30-3)
Prerequisite: EMSP 1110, EMSP 1120, EMSP 1130, EMSP 1140, EMSP 1150, EMSP 1160, EMSP 1510
Co-requisite: EMSP 1530, EMSP 1540
This course provides opportunities to apply fundamental knowledge of basic and selected advanced emergency care and transportation based on assessment findings for the following: an acutely ill patient; a patient in shock, respiratory failure or arrest, cardiac failure or arrest, and post resuscitation management; and an acutely injured patient. In addition it provides a fundamental knowledge of growth, development, and aging and assessment findings to provide basic and selected advanced emergency care and transportation for a patient with special needs. Topics include: Geriatrics; Patients with Special Challenges; Medical Overview; Neurology; Immunology; Infectious Disease; Endocrine Disorders; Cardiovascular; Toxicology; Respiratory; Hematology; Genitourinary/Renal; Shock and Resuscitation; Chest Trauma; Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma; Orthopedic Trauma; Head, Facial, Neck, and Spine Trauma: Nervous System Trauma; and Integration of Medical/Trauma Assessments.

EMSP 1530 CLINICAL APPLICATIONS FOR THE AEMT (0-30-1)
Prerequisite: EMSP 1110, EMSP 1120, EMSP 1130, EMSP 1140, EMSP 1150, EMSP 1160, EMSP 1510
Co-requisite: EMSP 1520, EMSP 1540
This course provides supervised clinical experience in various clinical settings. Topics include: Clinicals.

EMSP 1540 CLINICAL AND PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS FOR THE AEMT (0-90-3)
Prerequisite: EMSP 1110, EMSP 1120, EMSP 1130, EMSP 1140, EMSP 1150, EMSP 1160, EMSP 1510
Corequisite: EMSP 1520, EMSP 1530
This course provides supervised clinical experience in various clinical settings as well as opportunities to demonstrate critical thinking skills and assessment based management techniques through competency based evaluations relevant to the practice of an AEMT. Topics include: Clinicals and Assessment Based Management.

EMSP 2110 FOUNDATIONS OF PARAMEDICINE (30-30-3)
Prerequisite: Program Admission
Co-requisites: EMSP 2120, EMSP 2130, EMSP 2140, EMSP 2540
This course introduces the student to the role of the paramedic in today's healthcare system, with a focus on the pre-hospital setting. This course will also prepare the student to integrate scene and patient assessment findings with knowledge of epidemiology and pathophysiology to form a field impression. This includes developing a list of differential diagnoses through clinical reasoning to modify the assessment and formulate a treatment plan. Topics include: EMS Systems; Research; Workforce Safety and Wellness; Documentation; EMS System Communication; Therapeutic Communication; Medical/Legal and Ethics; Life Span Development; Public Health; Incident Management; Air Medical; Scene Size-Up; Primary Assessment; History Taking; Secondary Assessment; Monitoring Devices; and Reassessment.

EMSP 2120 APPLICATIONS OF PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR PARAMEDICS (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: Program Admission
Co-requisites:  EMSP 2110, EMSP 2130, EMSP 2140, EMSP 2540
This course expands the concepts of pathophysiology as it correlates to disease processes. This course will enable the student to apply the general concepts of pathophysiology to the assessment and management of patients in the emergency setting. Topics include: Pathophysiology.

EMSP 2130 ADVANCED RESUSCITATIVE SKILLS FOR PARAMEDICS (30-30-3)
Prerequisite: Program Admission
Co-requisites:  EMSP 2110, EMSP 2120, EMSP 2140, EMSP 2540
This course will equip the paramedicine student with an expanded knowledge of pharmacology, as well as skills used to manage the respiratory system. Students will learn to use these advanced resuscitative skills to mitigate patient care emergencies, and to improve the overall health of the patient. Topics include: Principles of Pharmacology; Medication Administration; Emergency Medications; Airway Management; Respiration; and Artificial Ventilation.

EMSP 2140 ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR CONCEPTS (45-30-4)
Prerequisite: Program Admission
Co-requisites:  EMSP 2110, EMSP 2120, EMSP 2130, EMSP 2540
This course equips the paramedicine student with an expanded knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, and electrophysiology of the cardiovascular system. Students will also examine the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, and will begin to integrate advanced assessment skills (including ECG interpretation) into the assessment of cardiac patients. Topics include: Anatomy, Physiology, and Electrophysiology of the Cardiovascular System; Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease; Assessment of the Cardiac Patient; Electrocardiographic (ECG) interpretation.

EMSP 2310 THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES OF CARDIOVASCULAR CARE (30-30-3)
Prerequisites: EMSP 2110, EMSP 2120, EMSP 2130, EMSP 2140, EMSP 2540
Co-requisites: EMSP 2320, EMSP 2330, EMSP 2510
This course will enable the student to integrate assessment findings with principles of epidemiology and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment/disposition plan for a patient experiencing a cardiovascular emergency. Topics include: Cardiovascular Emergencies and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS).

EMSP 2320 THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES OF MEDICAL CARE (60-30-5)
Prerequisite: EMSP 2110, EMSP 2120, EMSP 2130, EMSP 2140, EMSP 2540
Co-requisites: EMSP 2310, EMSP 2330, EMSP 2510
This course will enable the student to integrate assessment findings with principles of epidemiology and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment/disposition plan for a patient experiencing a medical emergency. Topics include: Medical Overview; Neurology; Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Disorders; Immunology; Infectious Disease; Endocrine Disorders; Psychiatric; Toxicology; Respiratory; Hematology; Genitourinary/Renal; Non-Traumatic Musculoskeletal Disorders; Diseases of the Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat; and Assessment of Medical Emergencies.

EMSP 2330 THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES OF TRAUMA CARE (45-30-4)
Prerequisite: EMSP 2110, EMSP 2120, EMSP 2130, EMSP 2140, EMSP 2540
Co-requisites: EMSP 2310, EMSP 2320, EMSP 2510
This course will enable the student to integrate a comprehensive knowledge of causes and pathophysiology into the management of traumatic: cardiac arrest and peri-arrest states; shock, respiratory failure or arrest with an emphasis on early intervention to prevent arrest. This course will also include integrating assessment findings with principles of epidemiology and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression to implement a comprehensive treatment/disposition plan for an acutely injured patient. During this course, the student will complete a nationally recognized pre-hospital trauma course (i.e. PHTLS, ITLS, ATT, etc.). Topics include: Shock and Trauma Resuscitation; Trauma Overview; Bleeding; Chest Trauma; Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma; Orthopedic Trauma; Soft Tissue Trauma; Head, Facial, Neck, and Spine Trauma; Nervous System Trauma; Special Considerations in Trauma; Environmental Emergencies; Multi-System Trauma; and Assessment of Trauma Emergencies.

EMSP 2340 THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES FOR SPECIAL PATIENT POPULATIONS (45-30-4)
Prerequisite: EMSP 2110, EMSP 2120, EMSP 2130, EMSP 2140, EMSP 2310, EMSP 2320, EMSP 2330, EMSP 2510, EMSP 2540
Co-requisites: EMSP 2520, EMSP 2530
This course will enable the student to integrate assessment findings with principles of pathophysiology and knowledge of psychosocial needs to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment/disposition plan for various special patient populations. During this course, the student will also complete a nationally recognized pediatric course (i.e. EPC, PALS, PEPP, etc.). Topics include: Obstetrics; Gynecology; Neonatal Care; Pediatrics; Geriatrics; and Patients with Special Challenges.

EMSP 2510 CLINICAL APPLICATIONS FOR THE PARAMEDIC I (0-90-2)
Prerequisite: EMSP 2110, EMSP 2120, EMSP 2130, EMSP 2140, EMSP 2540
Co-requisites: EMSP 2310, EMSP 2320, EMSP 2330
This course provides the paramedicine student with supervised clinical experience in various clinical settings. EMSP 2510 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - I is one in a series of courses that also includes: EMSP 2520, EMSP 2530, EMSP 2540, EMSP 2550, EMSP 2560 and EMSP 2570. The successful completion of all of these will result in meeting all clinical standards required by the State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST). Topics include: Clinicals.

EMSP 2520 CLINICAL APPLICATIONS FOR THE PARAMEDIC II (0-90-2)
Prerequisite: EMSP 2110, EMSP 2120, EMSP 2130, EMSP 2140, EMSP 2310, EMSP 2320, EMSP 2330, EMSP 2510, EMSP 2540
Co-requisites: EMSP 2340, EMSP 2530
This course provides the paramedicine student with supervised clinical experience in various clinical settings. EMSP 2520 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - II is one in a series of courses that also includes: EMSP 2510, EMSP 2530, EMSP 2540, EMSP 2550, EMSP 2560 and EMSP 2570. The successful completion of all of these will result in meeting all clinical standards required by the State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST). Topics include: Clinicals.

EMSP 2530 CLINICAL APPLICATIONS FOR THE PARAMEDIC III (0-90-2)
Prerequisite: EMSP 2110, EMSP 2120, EMSP 2130, EMSP 2140, EMSP 2310, EMSP 2320, EMSP 2330, EMSP 2510, EMSP 2540
Co-requisites: EMSP 2340, EMSP 2520
This course provides the paramedicine student with supervised clinical experience in various clinical settings. EMSP 2530 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - III is one in a series of courses that also includes: EMSP 2510, EMSP 2520, EMSP 2540, EMSP 2550, EMSP 2560 and EMSP 2570. The successful completion of all of these will result in meeting all clinical standards required by the State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST). Topics include: Clinicals.

EMSP 2540 CLINICAL APPLICATIONS FOR THE PARAMEDIC IV (0-45-1)
Prerequisite: Program Admission
Co-requisites:  EMSP 2110, EMSP 2120, EMSP 2130, EMSP 2140
This course provides the paramedicine student with supervised clinical experience in various clinical settings. EMSP 2540 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - IV is one in a series of courses that also includes: EMSP 2510, EMSP 2520, EMSP 2530, EMSP 2550, EMSP 2560 and EMSP 2570. The successful completion of all of these will result in meeting all clinical standards required by the State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST). Topics include: Clinicals.

EMSP 2550 CLINICAL APPLICATIONS FOR THE PARAMEDIC V (0-45-1
Prerequisite: EMSP 2110, EMSP 2120, EMSP 2130, EMSP 2140, EMSP 2310, EMSP 2320, EMSP 2330, EMSP 2340, EMSP 2510, EMSP 2520, EMSP 2530, EMSP 2540
Co-requisites: EMSP 2560, EMSP 2570, EMSP 2710, EMSP 2720
This course provides the paramedicine student with supervised clinical experience in various clinical settings. EMSP 2550 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - V is one in a series of courses that also includes: EMSP 2510, EMSP 2520, EMSP 2530, EMSP 2540, EMSP 2560 and EMSP 2570. The successful completion of all of these will result in meeting all clinical standards required by the State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST). Topics include: Clinicals.

EMSP 2560 CLINICAL APPLICATIONS FOR THE PARAMEDIC VI (0-45-1)
Prerequisite: EMSP 2110, EMSP 2120, EMSP 2130, EMSP 2140, EMSP 2310, EMSP 2320, EMSP 2330, EMSP 2340, EMSP 2510, EMSP 2520, EMSP 2530, EMSP 2540
Co-requisites: EMSP 2550, EMSP 2570, EMSP 2710, EMSP 2720
This course provides the paramedicine student with supervised clinical experience in various clinical settings. EMSP 2560 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - VI is one in a series of courses that also includes: EMSP 2510, EMSP 2520, EMSP 2530, EMSP 2540, EMSP 2550 and EMSP 2570. The successful completion of all of these will result in meeting all clinical standards required by the State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST). Topics include: Clinicals.

EMSP 2570 CLINICAL APPLICATIONS FOR THE PARAMEDIC VII (0-45-1)
Prerequisite: EMSP 2110, EMSP 2120, EMSP 2130, EMSP 2140, EMSP 2310, EMSP 2320, EMSP 2330, EMSP 2340, EMSP 2510, EMSP 2520, EMSP 2530, EMSP 2540
Co-requisites: EMSP 2550, EMSP 2560, EMSP 2710, EMSP 2720
This course provides the paramedicine student with supervised clinical experience in various clinical settings. EMSP 2570 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - VII is one in a series of courses that also includes: EMSP 2510, EMSP 2520, EMSP 2530, EMSP 2540, EMSP 2550 and EMSP 2560. The successful completion of all of these will result in meeting all clinical standards required by the State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST). Topics include: Clinicals.

EMSP 2710 FIELD INTERNSHIIP FOR THE PARAMEDIC (0-90-2)
Prerequisite: EMSP 2110, EMSP 2120, EMSP 2130, EMSP 2140, EMSP 2310, EMSP 2320, EMSP 2330, EMSP 2340, EMSP 2510, EMSP 2520, EMSP 2530, EMSP 2540
Co-requisites: EMSP 2550, EMSP 2560, EMSP 2720
Provides supervised field internship experience in the pre-hospital advanced life support setting. Topics include: Field Internship.

EMSP 2720 PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS FOR THE PARAMEDIC (30-30-3)
Prerequisite: EMSP 2110, EMSP 2120, EMSP 2130, EMSP 2140, EMSP 2310, EMSP 2320, EMSP 2330, EMSP 2340, EMSP 2510, EMSP 2520, EMSP 2530, EMSP 2540
Co-requisites: EMSP 2550, EMSP 2560, EMSP 2570, EMSP 2710
Allows opportunities to demonstrate critical thinking skills and assessment based management techniques through competency based evaluations relevant to the practice of a Paramedic. Topics include: Assessment Based Management for Paramedics.