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Paramedicine AAS
Semester Hours:  68.5
Effective Term: Fall 2017
Prerequisites: EMS100 CPR for Professionals or current CPR certification (.5)
EMS125 Emergency Medical Technician (Arizona Department of Health Services EMT Certified for 1 year) (9)
FSC129 Hazardous Materials Awareness/Operations (2)

Corequisites: None


Program Description: The Paramedicine AAS Degree prepares students to work as paramedics with knowledge and skills required for emergency care, stabilization and immobilization of victims of illness and injury.

Recommended Proficiencies: Students must meet eligibility requirements established by the Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of EMS.


Course Requirements
Paramedicine AAS
Total Credits: 68.5

Recommended Proficiencies
Students must meet eligibility requirements established by the Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of EMS.

Prerequisites
EMS100 CPR for Professionals or current CPR certification (.5)
EMS125 Emergency Medical Technician (Arizona Department of Health Services EMT Certified for 1 year) (9)
FSC129 Hazardous Materials Awareness/Operations (2)

General Education Requirements (19-20)

Written Communications (3)
Select one:
ENG101 English Composition III (3)
ENG121 Applied Technical Writing (3) (Recommended)

Oral Communications (3)
COM100 Fundamentals of Human Communication (3) or higher

Art and Humanities (3)
Select courses numbered 100 or above from the following: ART, HMC, LIT, MHL, PHI, and THE. Students may also choose any course from the Art or Humanities AGEC lists. The required courses must represent two different departments for the Art and Humanities category. For example, students may not take a HIS course to fulfill their Art and Humanities requirement, if they are using another HIS course to complete their Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement.

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3)
Select one:
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology (3)
SOC100 Introduction to Sociology (3)
Or select courses numbered 100 or above from the following: ABS, ECN, GEO, HIS, POS, PSY, and SOC. Students may also choose any course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences AGEC list. The required courses must represent two different departments for the Social and Behavioral Sciences category. For example, students may not take a HIS course to fulfill their Art and Humanities requirement, if they are using another HIS course to complete their Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement.

Physical and Biological Sciences (4)
BIO160 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology (4)

Mathematics (3-4)
Select one:
BUS101 Business Mathematics (3)
MAT118 Essential Mathematics (4) or higher

Core and Elective Requirements (46.5)
Core courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
EMS190 Pediatric Education for Pre-Hospital Provider-PALS (1)
EMS191 Neonatal Resuscitation Program-NRP (1)
EMS240 Advanced Cardiac Life Support-ACLS (1)
EMS245 Pre-Hospital Trauma Management-PHTLS (1)
EMS272A Advanced Emergency Medical Technology/
Paramedic, Module I (13.5)
EMS272B Advanced Emergency Medical Technology/
Paramedic, Module II (8.5)
EMS272C Advanced Emergency Medical Technology/
Paramedic, Module III (8.5)
EMS272D Advanced Emergency Medical Technology/
Paramedic Practicum I (6)
EMS272E Advanced Emergency Medical Technology/
Paramedic Practicum II (6)

Other Requirements (3)
Reading Competency:
RDG094 College Reading
OR
Equivalent reading assessment test score

Computer Competency (3)
Select one:
AGB124 Microcomputers in Agriculture (3)
CIS110 Fundamentals of Computer Literacy (3) or higher
CIS120 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) or higher
EGR102 Introduction to Engineering (3)
EIT151 Digital Audio Workstation (3)
MSC122 Introduction to Web Design (3)

Students must earn:
a grade of C or better for all Core Course Requirements;
a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale;
a minimum of 20 credits from CAC;
a minimum of 68.5 credits.

Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Describe and analyze the roles and responsibilities of the advanced emergency medical technician (paramedic).
2. (Evaluation Level) Describe and evaluate the actions, indications, contraindications, precautions, side effects and dosages of the drugs included in the current Arizona Department of Health Services approved paramedic drug box.
3. (Analysis Level) Administer parenteral medications based on an analysis of patient needs and patient's current prescribed and OTC medications.
4. (Application Level) Identify, treat and record infiltration and discontinuing intravenous (IV) lines. Demonstrate compentency of discontinuing intravenous (IV) lines.
5. (Application Level) Obtain and record blood samples on any patient requiring the procedure. Demonstrate compentency of this procedure.
6. (Evaluation Level) Describe the paramedic's role in a patient care situation as defined by the US Department of Transportation and conduct self- and peer-critiques.
7. (Analysis Level) Describe, analyze, and discuss the components of the Well-Being of a Paramedic as defined by the US Department of Transportation.
8. (Evaluation Level) Describe, evaluate and discuss the objectives listed under injury prevention for the patient and the caregiver.
9. (Analysis Level) Describe and analyze the components of medico-legal issues involving the paramedic and the Standard of Care.
10. (Evaluation Level) Define, evaluate and describe ethics related to patient care.
11. (Evaluation Level) Describe, evaluate, and discuss the importance of human systems to include anatomy and physiology as it relates to paramedicine.
12. (Evaluation Level) Describe, evaluate and discuss the general principles of pathophysiology.
13. (Evaluation Level) Outline, evaluate, and discuss the objectives in therapeutic communications with patients.
14. (Synthesis Level) Based on the mechanics of respiration and the elements of airway management and ventilation, successfully intubate and demonstrate compentency on all classes of humans, and perform successful ventilation, both advanced and basic forms.
15. (Evaluation Level) Define, analyze, treat and evaluate treatment of all types of respiratory compromise based on effective treatment modalities authorized by DHS and National Registry of EMTs-Basic and Paramedic.
Standards for Program
1. This program is seeking accreditation by COAEMSP
2. Student must meet current AHA ACLS standards for Airway Management.
3. Student must successfully pass all module exams at 75% or greater (allowances made under ARS rules from AzDHS BEMS).
4. Student must meet current National Registry of EMTs Advanced guidelines for practicals.
5. Student must attend and successfully complete all phases of required internship, both field and clinical settings.
6. Student must maintain at least a 75% or greater in the classroom setting as outlined by the ALS Student Contract For Success.
7. Student must maintain at least a satisfactory report from peers, instructor, preceptors and clinical advisors.