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basic life support.All skills tested by the National Registry Exam will be formally reviewed and practiced.A general review of the total EMT-Basic curriculum will be presented.The student’s practical skills experienced through PARM 102 and this course must demonstrate competency in the objectives listed as required by the National

Standard Curriculum, DOT, 1998. PARM 111 Preparatory

3 Credits

Prerequisites:APHY 101,certification,or pending,as an EMT – B, course application and physical exam on file,completion of the College Health Examination Form and regionally required immu- nizations and tests,successful completion of entrance requirements as determined by regional affiliates.The legal,moral and ethical responsibilities of the health care professional are introduced.An overview of the Emergency Medical Services System and its compo- nents and their relationships is presented.The essential principles of the standard of care,medical liability,areas of potential medical lia- bility and medical liability protection are introduced.An overview of stress,reactions to stress,anxiety,paramedic job stress and dealing with death and dying is discussed.The essentials of pathophysiology and how the understanding of disease processes will improve upon the level of care provided by the paramedic are explained.

PARM 112 Prehospital Pharmacology

3 Credits

Prerequisites:PARM 111.The introduction of drug information,action of drugs,weights and measures and the administration and tech- niques of administering drugs.The essentials of venous access,thera- peutic communications and lifespan development are also included.

PARM 115 Airway, Patient Assessment

3.5 Credits

Prerequisites:PARM 112.The fundamentals of airway management including airway anatomy and physiology,assessment,manage- ment, ventilation,and suction are emphasized.General patient assessment,initial management including scene survey,initial assessment, resuscitation, focused/detailed exam, history, definitive

field management,and re-evaluation are also introduced.

PARM 116 Clinical Application I

1.5 Credits

Prerequisites:PARM 112.Provides experiences in a hospital environ- ment or other medical setting under supervision.Provides the opportunity to practice and perform patient assessment,endotra- cheal intubation,intravenous access techniques,and therapeutic communication techniques in the emergency department,surgery,

and other appropriate clinical areas. PARM 200 Trauma

3 Credits

Prerequisites: PARM 115.An overview of kinematics,primary sur- vey, resuscitation,secondary survey and management,monitoring and transporting trauma victims. The pathophysiology of shock, care of shock and victim oxygenation are covered. It defines param- eters and discusses anatomy and physiology as related to burn

injury,presents pathophysiology related to a specific source of burn injury and presents patient-related detail assessment and specific management of burns. Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS) certifica-

tion must be earned during this course. PARM 210 Medical I

6 Credits

Prerequisites: PARM 200.Pulmonology,respiratory management and pharmacological interventions are covered in detail.Cardiology and dysrhythmia recognition relative to pre-hospital intervention are emphasized.Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification

must be earned during this course. PARM 213 Medical II

5 Credits

Prerequisites: PARM 210 and APHY 102.Etiology and treatment of medical emergencies associated with the nervous,endocrine and reproductive systems are reviewed.The course includes presentation of allergies and anaphylaxis,gastroenterology,toxicology,infectious and communicable diseases,environmental conditions and behav-

ioral and psychiatric disorder. PARM 215 Special Considerations

3.5 Credits

Prerequisites: PARM 213.Pediatrics,geriatrics and interventions for the chronic care patient and assessment based management are covered.Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) certification and Pediatrics Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification must be

earned during this class. PARM 216 Clinical Applications II

1.5 Credits

Prerequisites: PARM 116.Provides experiences in a hospital environ- ment or other medical setting under supervision.Provides the opportunity to practice and perform patient assessment,endotra- cheal intubation,suctioning of upper and lower airway,delivery of aerosolized medications,administration of medications via various enteral and parenteral routes,intravenous access techniques,inter- pretation of electrocardiogram tracings,and therapeutic communi- cation techniques in the emergency department,critical care units, behavioral units,and other appropriate clinical areas.

PARM 219 Clinical Applications III

1.5 Credits

Prerequisites: PARM 216.Provides experiences in a hospital environ- ment or other medical setting under supervision.The emphasis is on gaining experience in the management of neonatal,pediatric,and obstetric patients.Provides opportunities to practice assessment, communication and management with patients ranging from neonate to young adult and opportunities to observe live births and perform assessment of obstetric patients are also available. Assessing the critically ill patient and assisting with care in specialty

intensive care units and the burn unit is included.

PARM 220 Operations

2.5 Credits

Prerequisites: PARM 213.An awareness of the concepts of rescue

and the preparation for a response to a scene/incident is provided.The essentials of crime scene awareness,medical incident command and hazardous materials operations are presented.This is

the capstone course of the paramedic curriculum. PARM 221 Ambulance Internship

6 Credits

Prerequisites: PARM 219.Students will participate in a field intern- ship that provides on the job experience in all phases of prehospital advanced life support.All skills tested by the National Registry Exam will be formally reviewed and practiced.A general review of the total paramedic curriculum will be presented.Student’s practical skills experienced through Clinical I,Clinical II,Clinical III,and this course must demonstrate competency in the objectives listed as required by the National Standard Curriculum,DOT,1998.

PARM 225 Indiana Primary Instructor Preparation

3 Credits

Prerequisites:Copy of high school diploma or GED must be supplied by course completion;completed Training Institution Approval Form;letter(s) documenting minimum of at least one year of expe- rience in the delivery of emergency medical care in the prehospital setting;copy of Indiana certification as EMT-B or higher (certifica- tion period must be one year or more);pass EMT–B written and practical skills with the appropriate score.This course is based on the training program developed by the Department of Transportation and the Emergency Medical Services Commission of Indiana.It cov- ers theories,teaching techniques and research aspects of teaching pre-hospital emergency care program at basic emergency medical technician (EMT-B) level.It is the certification required by the state of Indiana for an individual wishing to teach at the EMT-B level.

PHAR 101 Pharmacy Technician I

3 Credits

Prerequisites:HLHS 101 and demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in MATH

015 or MATH 023 or MATH 050.Corequisites:PHAR 201.Introduces basic skills and information needed for a career as a Pharmacy

Technician in the state of Indiana. PHAR 201 Pharmacy Technician II

3 Credits

Corequisites:PHAR 101.Theory is applied through performance of competency levels of the technical pharmacy task including: prop- erly preparing,documenting and processing prescriptions according to pharmacy policy and regulations;preparation of intravenous and special solutions;proper preparation and maintenance of records appropriate to the pharmacy,including quality control records,con- trolled substances (narcotic drug distribution),prescription data and records;application of basic principles of microbiology;aseptic tech- niques; and the operation and maintenance of the laminar hood. The student will utilize proper communication skills (both written and verbal). Identification and adherence to check points will be emphasized. Current national and Indiana Law and administrative

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