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Emergency Medical Services 2013-2014

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Emergency Medical Technicians work under the direction of a physician to act as the primary pre-hospital care provider in the health care system. They must first make a comprehensive evaluation of the patient’s condition and the overall situation. They may then need to provide immediate life-saving care. Technicians must demonstrate a high degree of technical skill, calmness, and professionalism, even under the most adverse conditions.

Columbus State’s Associate Degree program in Emergency Medical Services exposes students to a wide variety of victim care situations, including direct patient care in local hospitals and on emergency vehicles. Instructors are highly experienced and active in the field of emergency medicine.

In addition to the associate degree, the Emergency Medical Services program offers the EMT Certificate and the Paramedic Certificate accredited by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS (certificate # 311). The Columbus State Community College Paramedic Certificate program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep. org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP # 600009).

Students in the EMT Certificate program must first complete the EMT course, and then pass the State/National EMT Certification written and practical exams. By state law, a student must be certified as an Ohio EMT before enrolling in the Paramedic Certificate program. In addition to the above, to be eligible for admission into the Paramedic Certificate program students must also complete a prerequisite course EMS 1002 (Paramedic Preparation Course) and a pretesting process, which includes the Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) Admission Assessment Exam.

Good mental and physical health is critical in emergency medical services. Students must have a physical examination and must meet program health requirements before they may participate in clinical experiences. Because students and workers in the health care field may be exposed to infectious materials and communicable diseases, the program emphasizes safety and prevention. In addition, all students must be covered by EMT-student liability insurance while enrolled in the certificate courses. To meet clinical affiliation agreement requirements, students in the EMT & Paramedic courses must successfully complete a background check which includes fingerprinting and drug screening.

Upon completion of the Associate Degree requirements in Emergency Medical Services Technology, the graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in all skills necessary to fulfill the role of entry level paramedic
  • Exhibit behaviors consistent with professional standards and employer expectations
  • Analyze legal, ethical and administrative concepts that influence EMS systems.
  • Develop community disaster preparedness, mitigation and response plans for natural and manmade events.

EMT Certificate

Students completing the EMT Certificate will be able to:

  • Meet requirements to successfully complete the certification process and achieve credentials to practice as an EMT
  • Demonstrate personal behaviors consistent with professional and employer expectations of an entry level EMT
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in all skills necessary to fulfill the role of an entry level EMT
  • Comprehend, evaluate and apply information relative to the role of an entry level EMT.

Paramedic Certificate

Students completing the Paramedic Certificate will be able to:

  • Meet the requirements to successfully complete the certification process and achieve credentials to practice as a paramedic
  • Demonstrate personal behaviors consistent with professional and employer expectations of an entry level paramedic
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in all skills necessary to fulfill the role of an entry level paramedic
  • Comprehend, evaluate and apply information relative to the role of an entry level paramedic.

Specific Program Admissions Information

Listed below are additional requirements for admission to the Emergency Medical Services Technology:

1)   High school graduate or GED equivalency
2)   18 years of age or older
3)   Completed health record required PRIOR TO registration
4)   COMPASS placement into ENGL 0190 or completion of equivalent course as verified on CSCC transcript.

E-mail ems@cscc.edu for Information Session dates or to make an appointment with department advisors.

Emergency Medical Services Technology Associate Degree

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar  1
BIO 1100 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology  2
EMS 1861 Paramedic I  11
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 14
Semester 2 . .
EMS 1862 Paramedic II  11
MATH 1030 Beginning Algebra II  3
FIRE 1101 Legal Issues for Emergency Services  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 17
Summer Semester . .
EMS 1863 Paramedic III  8
ENGL 1100 Composition I  3
EMS XXXX Technical Elective  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 13
Semester 3 . .
BMGT 1102 Interpersonal Skills  2
HUM XXXX Refer to approved GE - HUM list  3
SPAN 1120 Spanish for Law Enforcement 2
. or .
IEP 1101 Beginning ASL 4
CSCI 1101 Computer Concepts & Applications  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 12
Semester 4 . .
EMS 2000 EMS Management  3
EMS 2001 Disaster Planning & ICS  2
PSY 1100 Introduction to Psychology  3
CHEM 1111 Elementary Chemistry I  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 12
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS . 68

Technical Electives
The following courses are approved for technical elective requirements:

EMS 1003 Introduction to Rescue  2
EMS 1004 River Rescue  2
EMS 1005 Ice & Cold Water Rescue  2
EMS 1006 Vertical Rescue  3
EMS 1007 Search and Rescue Certificate  5
EMS 1008 WMD for Emergency Services  2
EMS 1009 Emergency Psychiatric Intervention  2
EMS 2002 12 Lead EKG Interpret. & Advanced Cardiac Treatment  3
EMS 2004 EMT Refresher  1
EMS 2005 Paramedic Refresher  2
EMS 2101 Critical Care Transport  6
EMS 2102 Public Safety Service Instructor  5

Approved General Education (GE) List

HUM GE-ART/HUMANITIES REQUIREMENT (SELECT ONE)

HART 1201 History of Art I 3
HART 1202 History of Art II 3
HIST 1111 European History to 1648 3
HIST 1112 European History since 1648 3
HIST 1151 American History to 1877 3
HIST 1152 American History since 1877 3
HIST 1181 World Civ. I: Non-Western/Non-Amer to 1500 3
HIST 1182 World Civ. II: Non-Western/Non-Amer since 1500 3
HIST 2223 African-American History I:  1451-1876 3
HIST 2224 African-American History II:  1877-Present 3
HUM 1100 Introduction to Humanities 3
HUM 1270 Comparative Religions 3
MUS 1251 Survey of Music History 3
PHIL 1101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 1130 Ethics 3

EMT Certificate

EMS 1860 EMT 7
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 7

Paramedic Certificate

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
EMS 1861 Paramedic I 11
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 11
Semester 2 . .
EMS 1862 Paramedic II 11
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 11
Summer Semester . .
EMS 1863 Paramedic III 8
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 8
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 30

NOTE:
Prerequisite for EMS courses in this degree:  EMT certificate (EMS 1860) OR equivalent State of Ohio EMT certification. Prerequisite for Paramedic I course in this degree:  EMS 1002
Paramedic Preparation Course.