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Emergency Medical Technician: Paramedic (EMTP)

100: Emergency Medical Technician (8-7-3)
Prerequisites: ACT of 16 in reading sub-area or appropriate BPCC placement test. High school diploma or Louisiana High School Equivalency. Must be 18 by the last day of class.
This course is designed to instruct students to the level of Emergency Medical Technician-Basic. The course includes skills necessary to provide emergency care at a basic life support level in the pre-hospital environment. Integrated lecture, lab and field training. (In order to register for EMTP 201-212, students must have been selected for the program.)

100L: EMT Lab (1-0-1)
Corequisite: Enrollment in EMTP 100.
This course is designed to prepare the student to function competently as an Emergency Medical Technician.  This course also prepares the student to sit for the National Registry practical examination which is required to become an EMT in the State of Louisiana.

201: Introduction to Paramedic. (4-3-3)
Roles and responsibilities of a paramedic within the EMS system, application of basic concepts of development, pathophysiology, pharmacology, administration of medication, and patient communication. Integrated lecture and laboratory instruction.

202: Airway Management and Ventilation. (2-2-2)
Establishment and maintenance of patient airway, oxygenation and ventilation, with integration of the pathophysiological principles of the respiratory system with assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for the respiratory patient.

203: Patient Assessment. (2-2-2)
Theory and technique of patient history and comprehensive physical examination for the purpose of patient assessment. Integrated lecture and laboratory instruction.

204: Treatment of the Trauma Patient. (3-2-3)
Integration of physiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for the trauma patient. Integrated lecture and laboratory instruction.

205: Treatment of the Medical Patient I. (5-4-3)
Integration of the pathophysiological principles of the cardiovascular system with assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for the cardiac patient. Integrated lecture and laboratory instruction.

206: Special Considerations and Assessment Based Management. (3-2-3)
Special considerations in EMS including neonatology, pediatrics, geriatrics, abuse and neglect and others. Integrated lecture and laboratory instruction.

207: Operations. (1-1-1)
Operations of EMS systems, including management of personnel, budgeting and finance, and management of the accident scene including incident command, rescue and hazardous materials, and crime scene awareness. Integrated lecture and laboratory.

208: Treatment of the Medical Patient II. (4-3-3)
Integration of the pathophysiological principles of the respiratory, nervous, endocrine, digestive, urinary, hematological, and reproductive systems with appropriate assessment and management. Toxicology, environmental conditions, infectious disease and behavioral and psychiatric disorders are also discussed. Integrated lecture and laboratory instruction.

209: Applied Practice. (3 credit hours)
An introduction to clinical and field practicum at approved hospital departments and paramedic ambulance services designed to provide the student with introductory patient care experience, under the supervision of a preceptor. Clinical and field instruction.

211: Paramedic Clinical Experience. (3 credit hours)
Clinical practicum at approved hospital departments designed to provide the student with prescribed patient care experience, under the supervision of a preceptor. Clinical instruction.

212: Paramedic Assessment and Review. (2 credit hours)
This course is a comprehensive review of paramedic skill, knowledge and competencies; integrated lecture and laboratory instruction.

213: Field Internship I (1 Credit Hour)
This course is the first and second phase of the paramedic field internship. The student will function as a member of the team in providing out-of-hospital emergency care on an ambulance while being supervised by a paramedic preceptor.

214: Field Internship II (2 Credit Hours)
This course is the third phase of the paramedic field internship.  The student will begin to take a leadership role in providing out-of-hospital emergency care on an ambulance while being supervised by a paramedic preceptor.

215 Field Internship III (2 Credit Hours)
This course is the fourth phase of the paramedic field internship.  The student will demonstrate a leadership role in providing out-of-hospital emergency care on an ambulance while being supervised by a paramedic preceptor.

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