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National College Credit Recommendation Service
Bridgeport Hospital Emergency Medical Services | Evaluated Learning Experience
Emergency Medical Services Training
1200 - 1400 hours (616 lecture; up to 784 field) (14 months)
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: perform a patient assessment including medical history intake and a physical examination; record and monitor vital signs and auscultation of lung sounds; assist with and review the treatment of trauma emergencies and triaging patients; assist in and use of appropriate body substance isolation techniques; assist in hemorrhage control and splinting; assist and review care and treatment of cardiac patients; assist in treatment for respiratory and/or cardiac arrest: perform CPR, basic airway management and defibrillation and rescue airways including LMA, Combitube and CPAP; assist in transfer of patient information and referral; perform venipuncture and administer intravenous fluids; perform adult and pediatric IO and endoctracheal intubation; administer medication; perform electrical therapy including Defibrillation, Cardioversion and Pacing; interpret ECG results; perform subcutaneous and intra muscular injections (EMT-CC, Paramedic); administer IV Push and Drip medication and rectal drug administration (Paramedic); assist in the care of the pediatric patient and the emotionally disturbed patient (paramedic); and conduct medical communications (AEMT, EMT, Paramedic).
The Paramedic program is designed to train the currently certified EMT in advanced medical care in a pre-hospital environment and follows the current Department of Transportation EMT paramedic curriculum. The three semester program consists of lecture and lab instruction, clinical rotations, and an extensive ambulance field internship.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 38 semester hours in Paramedic Sciences, EMS Technology, Allied Health Science, or Health Sciences (12/12). NOTE: Of the 38 semester hours, 6 semester hours may be allocated for Anatomy & Physiology or Human Biology and 2 semester hours may be allocated for Physical Education.