Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5513
First Term: 2012 Summer I   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 43.5-45.5
CIP Code: 51.0904

Occupational Area: Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security/Fire Science
Instructional Council: Emergency Medical Technology/Fire Science Technology (54)
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code:


Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Paramedicine program is designed to provide advanced techniques of emergency care, stabilization, and immobilization of victims of illness and injury. The techniques of emergency care include but are not limited to assessment, detailed physical examination, recognition and documentation of signs and symptoms of illness and injury, critical thinking and diagnosis intervention, and the evaluation of the interventions. The techniques of assessment include but are not limited to electrocardiograph rhythm identification, administration of oxygen, defibrillation, synchronized cardioversion, transcutaneous pacing, and advanced airway techniques. The techniques for immobilization of the victim include but are not limited to the use of specific immobilization devices, peripheral intraosseous and central intravenous techniques, and preparation and care during transportation.



Consumer Program Costs and Career Information:GC, MC, PC, PV



Required Courses
+EMT235 Emergency Cardiac Care 3
+EMT236 Pharmacology in an Emergency Setting 3
+EMT240 Advanced Cardiac Life Support 2

+EMT242 Pediatric Advanced Life Support (1) OR
+EMT265 Pediatric Education for Prehospital Providers: Advanced (1) 1

+EMT245 Trauma Management I (2) OR
+EMT246 Trauma Management II (4) 2-4

+EMT272AA Advanced Emergency Medical Technology 12.5
+EMT272AB Advanced Emergency Medical Technology 12.5
+EMT272LL Advanced Emergency Medical Technology Practicum 7.5
Credits: 43.5-45.5

Program Competencies
1. Identify and treat emergencies related to basic electrocardiograph (ECG) arrhythmias according to the American Heart Association standards and guidelines and local protocol. (EMT235)
2. Perform the procedures unique to pediatric and neonatal transport. (EMT235, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
3. Describe 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. (EMT236)
4. Apply the procedures of identifying and treating shock, including IV fluid therapy and use of MAST (medical anti-shock trouser) suit. (EMT236, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
5. Identify and treat behavioral emergencies. (EMT236, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
6. Identify and treat medical emergencies including diabetic, environmental, toxicological, obstetric and genitourinary emergencies. (EMT236, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
7. Administer parenteral medications. (EMT236, EMT240, EMT242, EMT265, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
8. Identify and treat respiratory emergencies. (EMT242, EMT265, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
9. Describe 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. (EMT240, EMT242, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
10. Identify and treat cardiovascular emergencies including (ECG) electrocardiographic interpretation. (EMT235, EMT240, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
11. Classify the types of medical emergencies and identify appropriate treatment protocols. . (EMT240, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
12. Perform a Primary and Secondary Survey including medical history. (EMT245, EMT246, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
13. Apply the procedures of identifying and treating shock, including IV fluid therapy for patients in emergency situations. (EMT245, EMT246, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
14. Identify diagnostic characteristics of soft tissue injuries and appropriate treatment processes. (EMT245, EMT246, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
15. Describe and demonstrate the planning and preparation process for emergency incidents using Incident Command Systems (ICS). (EMT245, EMT246, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
16. Define the role and responsibilities of emergency response and operations for the Emergency Paramedic. (EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
17. Perform the procedures unique to pediatric and neonatal transport. (EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
18. Identify and treat central nervous system emergencies. (EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
19. Identify and explain emergency planning concepts and implementation strategies for response and prevention. (EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
20. Describe the role of first responders in emergency response plans, resource development, and incident management systems by identifying all relevant steps for first responders. (EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
21. Identify and treat central nervous system emergencies. (EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
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