College Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Emergency Medical Services- Paramedic/Firefighter
||Credit Hours Required
|Associate of Applied Science
||Emergency Medical Services-
||Emergency Medical Services-
||Designed for entry level paramedic/Firefighter position
The EMT student will learn the role of the Emergency Medical Technician that administers Basic Life Support and takes over care from the Medical First Responders. After completing these courses the student will be able to take the National Registry licensing exam. The student will also obtain the knowledge and skills to staff the sophisticated Advanced Life Support Units and assume care for the patient using appropriate medications and therapy to stabilize the victim of accidents or sudden illness prior to arrival at the hospital.
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an effective and naturalized patient assessment for determining an appropriate treatment plan for a medical or trauma patient.
2. Demonstrate the naturalization of techniques for medication and fluid administration
3. Identify the procedures for safe and effective operation of the EKG monitor, transcutaneous pacer and defibrillator.
4. Select the appropriate treatment for the cardiac patient based on current advanced cardiac life support algorithms.
5. Explain the indications, contraindication, correct dosage, and route of administration for medications commonly prescribed in the pre-hospital setting.
6. Execute basic firefighting tactics described in NFPA 1001 Firefighter I & II.
7. Explain the National Incident Management System and the role of the All Hazard Approach in emergency response planning based on the criteria provided by the Department of Homeland Security.
Requirements & Specific Information:
Additional expenses to be met by the student are (1) a health history and physical examination including testing for tuberculosis and immunizations for Tetanus-Diphtheria, Hepatitis B, Varicella, Mumps, Rubella and Rubeola; (2) uniforms; (3) hospitalization insurance as neither the clinical facilities nor the college insures the student against accidents or illness; (4) flu shot; and (5) drug screen and (6) criminal background check.
Students must achieve grade “C” or better, or grade “Pass” (if the course is a Pass/Fail course) for all the Core and General Education courses in this program.
The Associate of Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic/Firefighter program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs as mandated by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of EMS, Trauma and Preparedness, 201 Townsend Street, Lansing, Michigan 48913, 517.241.3026.
Emergency Medical Services-Emergency Medical Technician‑Paramedic Firefighter-Associate of Applied Science: Job titles such as Paramedic/Emergency Medical Technician, Firefighter are attainable upon completion of this course of study. To learn more from a career specialist, visit the Office of Career Services at either campus or explore online at www.onetonline.org.
Emergency Medical Services-Emergency Medical Technician‑Paramedic Firefighter ‑ Certificate: Job titles such as Paramedic/Emergency Medical Technician, Firefighter are attainable upon completion of this course of study. To learn more from a career specialist, visit the Office of Career Services at either campus or explore online at www.onetonline.org.
Students intending to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree need to make early decisions concerning an academic major and a transfer destination. Statistics show that students who make these decisions early are more likely to persist to graduation than their undecided counterparts. Students planning to transfer credits earned at Macomb are strongly urged to see a counselor or academic advisor as early as possible in their college careers.
ProgramsAssociate of Applied ScienceCertificate