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Emergency Medical Services

  • EMS160 2 credits
    Electrocardiogram (ECG) Interpretation - Register

    Focuses on a basic introduction and understanding of electrocardiograms (ECGs). It covers information needed to interpret ECGs including anatomy and physiology of the human heart and how it relates to the ECG. Students will also learn basic electrophysiology, how to interpret sinus rhythms, atrial rhythms, junctional and ventricular rhythms, as well as AV blocks and pacemaker rhythms.
    Prerequisite: Some form of medical training or background is suggested (e.g., EMT, CNA, etc.).

  • EMS165 2 credits
    Introduction to Pharmacology for Health Occupations - Register

    Introduces the world of pharmacology beginning with regulations and safety issues, working through different medication preparations and dosages, and medical math and safe drug calculations. This course will cover patient conditions related to medications and the effects medications have on the patient’s body. The course also introduces correct medication administration procedures and the medications prescribed or administered that specifically target the autonomic nervous and cardiovascular systems.
    Prerequisites: MTH20, RD90 and WR90, or WR91 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90), or designated placement test scores.

  • EMS170 2 credits
    Emergency Communication and Documentation - Register

    Covers principles of therapeutic communication, verbal, written, and electronic communications in the provision of EMS, documentation of elements of patient assessment, care and transport, communication systems, radio types, reports, codes, and correct techniques.
    Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ES131 or current EMT license.

  • EMS211,211L 5 credits
    Advanced EMT Intermediate – Part I w/Lab - Register

    Prepares individuals for National Registry certification as Advanced EMT and licensure in Oregon as an Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate. The course will develop a student’s ability to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury in the pre-hospital setting. EMS211L develops students’ abilities to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury in classroom labs and simulated emergency scenes. Includes skills in patient assessment, basic airway management, trauma assessment and management, medication administration, and the use of automated external defibrillators (AED) as well as advanced cardiac life support skills and manual defibrillation.
    Prerequisites: Current Oregon EMT licensure. This is a limited-entry course and requires completion of an application process prior to admission. Prior to clinical experience a criminal background check and drug screen must be completed. Concurrent enrollment in EMS211 and EMS211L is required.

  • EMS212,212L 5 credits
    Advanced EMT Intermediate – Part II w/Lab - Register

    Prepares individuals for National Registry certification as Advanced EMT and licensure in Oregon as an Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate. The course will develop a student’s ability to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury in the pre-hospital setting. EMS212L develops students’ abilities to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury in classroom labs and simulated emergency scenes. Includes skills in patient assessment, basic airway management, trauma assessment and management, medication administration, and the use of automated external defibrillators (AED) as well as advanced cardiac life support skills and manual defibrillation.
    Prerequisites: Current Oregon EMT or A-EMT licensure. Successful completion of EMS211 and EMS211L. Prior to clinical experience a criminal background check and drug screen must be completed. Concurrent enrollment in EMS212, EMS212L and EMS222 is required.

  • EMS213,213L 3 credits
    Advanced EMT Intermediate – Part III w/Lab - Register

    Prepares individuals for National Registry certification as Advanced EMT and licensure in Oregon as an Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate. The course will develop a student’s ability to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury in the pre-hospital setting. EMS213L develops students’ abilities to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury in classroom labs and simulated emergency scenes. Includes skills in patient assessment, basic airway management, trauma assessment and management, medication administration, and the use of automated external defibrillators (AED) as well as advanced cardiac life support skills and manual defibrillation.
    Prerequisites: Current Oregon EMT or A-EMT licensure. Successful completion of EMS212, EMS212L and EMS222. Prior to clinical experience a criminal background check and drug screen must be completed. Concurrent enrollment in EMS213, EMS213L and EMS223 is required.

  • EMS222 1 credit
    Advanced EMT Intermediate – Clinical Practice II - Register

    Provides clinical experience that focuses on practical application of the skills and knowledge acquired in EMS211/211L and EMS212/212L.
    Prerequisites: Current Oregon EMT or A-EMT licensure. Successful completion of EMS211 and EMS211L. Prior to clinical experience a criminal background check and drug screen must be completed. Concurrent enrollment in EMS212, EMS212L and EMS222 is required.

  • EMS223 2 credits
    Advanced EMT Intermediate – Clinical Practice III - Register

    Provides clinical experience that focuses on practical application of the skills and knowledge acquired in EMS211/211L, EMS212/212L, EMS213 and EMS213L.
    Prerequisites: Current Oregon EMT or A-EMT licensure. Successful completion of EMS212, EMS212L and EMS222. Prior to clinical experience a criminal background check and drug screen must be completed. Concurrent enrollment in EMS213, EMS213L and EMS223 is required.

  • EMS271 8 credits
    Paramedic Part I - Register

    The first of a four-term sequence in the paramedic education series. Covers patient assessment, advanced pathophysiology, airway management, general pharmacology, respiratory emergencies, intravenous (IV) therapy, obstetrics, and pediatrics.
    Prerequisites: Current Oregon EMT, AEMT, or Oregon EMT Intermediate license. This is a limited-entry course and requires completion of an application process prior to admission.

  • EMS271L 2 credits
    Paramedic Lab Part I - Register

    Develops students' abilities to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury in classroom labs and simulated emergency scenes. Includes hands-on assessment and utilizes both Basic and Advanced Life Support equipment to apply the concepts learned in EMS271. Also develops skills and abilities in managing emergency medical scenes, coordinating resources, and delegating tasks as appropriate.
    Prerequisites: Current Oregon EMT, AEMT, or EMT-Intermediate license. This is a limited-entry course and requires completion of an application process prior to admission. Concurrent enrollment in EMS271, EMS271L and EMS281 is required.

  • EMS272 8 credits
    Paramedic Part II - Register

    Second course in the paramedic series. Covers the anatomy and electrophysiology of the heart, ECG and 12-Lead interpretation, and the pathophysiology and pre-hospital management of cardiac disease, including the Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider (ACLS) course. Reviews neonatal care and pediatrics covered in fall term, and includes the Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course. Also covers neurologic, psychiatric, and special needs patients.
    Prerequisites: Current Oregon EMT, AEMT, or EMT-Intermediate license and completion of EMS271, EMS271L and EMS281 with a “C” or better. Concurrent enrollment in EMS272, EMS272L and EMS282 is required.

  • EMS272L 2 credits
    Paramedic Lab Part II - Register

    Develops students' abilities to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury in classroom labs and simulated emergency scenes. Includes hands-on assessment and utilizes both Basic and Advanced Life Support equipment to apply the concepts learned in EMS272. Also develops skills and abilities in managing emergency medical scenes, coordinating resources, and delegating tasks as appropriate.
    Prerequisites: Current Oregon EMT, AEMT, or EMT-Intermediate license and completion of EMS271, EMS271L and EMS281 with a “C” or better. Concurrent enrollment in EMS272, EMS272L and EMS282 is required.

  • EMS273 5 credits
    Paramedic Part III - Register

    Third course in the paramedic series. Covers the principles and practices for identifying and managing trauma patients and a Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) course is included. Also covers gastrointestinal and renal issues, toxicology, infectious disease, environmental emergencies, endocrinology, and ethical and legal issues.
    Prerequisites: Current Oregon EMT, AEMT, or EMT-Intermediate license and completion of EMS272, EMS272L and EMS282 with a “C” or better. Concurrent enrollment in EMS273, EMS273L and EMS283 is required.

  • EMS273L 2 credits
    Paramedic Lab Part III - Register

    Develops students' abilities to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury in classroom labs and simulated emergency scenes. Includes hands-on assessment and utilizes both Basic and Advanced Life Support equipment to apply the concepts learned in EMS273. Also develops skills and abilities in managing emergency medical scenes, coordinating resources, and delegating tasks as appropriate.
    Prerequisites: Current Oregon EMT, AEMT, or EMT-Intermediate license and completion of EMS272, EMS272L and EMS282 with a “C” or better.

  • EMS281 1 credit
    Paramedic Clinical Practice I - Register

    The clinical experience of this course will focus on airway management in the OR setting and patient assessment in the Emergency Department. The class will begin with an orientation session to the FISDAP Clinical tracking system and the RCC Paramedic Clinical Manual. Specific procedures and issues common to clinical sites will be reviewed with the students prior to beginning their rotations. Clinical orientation to each site may be required prior to clinical placement.
    Prerequisites: Current Oregon EMT, AEMT, or EMT-Intermediate license. Concurrent enrollment in EMS271, EMS271L and EMS281 is required.

  • EMS282 2 credits
    Paramedic Clinical Practice II - Register

    The clinical experience of this course will focus on airway management in the OR, patient assessment and treatment and application of paramedic skills in the emergency department, labor and delivery, and the care of pediatric patients. Specific procedures and issues common to these clinical sites will be reviewed with the students prior to beginning their rotations.
    Prerequisites: Current Oregon EMT, AEMT, or EMT-Intermediate license and completion of EMS271 and EMS281 with a “C” or better grade. Concurrent enrollment in EMS272, EMS272L and EMS282 is required.

  • EMS283 2 credits
    Paramedic Clinical Practice III - Register

    The clinical experience of this course will focus on patient assessment and treatment, and application of paramedic skills in the ED, airway management in the OR setting, management of critical patients in the ICU and CCU, and assessment and management of patients with respiratory conditions. Specific procedures and issues common to these clinical sites will be reviewed with the students prior to beginning their rotations.
    Prerequisites: Current Oregon EMT, AEMT, or EMT-Intermediate license and completion of EMS272 and EMS282 with a “C” or better grade. Concurrent enrollment in EMS273, EMS273L and EMS283 required.

  • EMS284 8 credits
    Paramedic Clinical Practice IV - Register

    This is the field internship portion of the paramedic course. Individual conferences with the course director, clinical coordinator and clinical instructor will be conducted throughout the course of the term.
    Prerequisites: Current Oregon EMT, AEMT, or EMT-Intermediate license and completion of EMS273/EMS273L, and EMS283/EMS283L with a "C" or better.

  • EMS299 Variable credit
    Workshop: Emergency Medical Service Training - Register

    Provides inservice training in a variety of emergency medical service topics.
    Prerequisites: Current Oregon EMT, AEMT, EMT-Intermediate, or paramedic license.

  • ES105 4 credits
    Introduction to Emergency Services - Register

    Explores the organization, funding, and role of emergency services within the community and government; an overview of emergency medical services and fire protection services; legal and professional considerations regarding emergency response; emergency services personnel; history and trends of emergency services; evaluation and planning; disaster response; and training, leadership, and career development within emergency services.

  • ES131 4 credits
    Emergency Medical Technician Part I - Register

    ES131 is the first half of a course that prepares individuals for National Registry certification and licensure in Oregon as an Emergency Medical Technician. The course will develop a student’s ability to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury in the pre-hospital setting.
    Prerequisite: This is a limited-entry course and requires completion of an application process prior to admission. Prior to clinical experience a criminal background check and drug screen must be completed. Concurrent enrollment in ES131 and ES131L is required.

  • ES131L 1 credit
    Emergency Medical Technician Part I Lab - Register

    Develops students’ abilities to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury in classroom labs and simulated emergency scenes. Includes skills in patient assessment, basic airway management, trauma assessment and management, medication administration, and the use of automated external defibrillators (AED).
    Prerequisite: This is a limited-entry course and requires completion of an application process prior to admission. Prior to clinical experience a criminal background check and drug screen must be completed. Concurrent enrollment in ES131 and ES131L is required.

  • ES132 4 credits
    Emergency Medical Technician Part II - Register

    ES132 is the second half of a course that prepares individuals for National Registry certification and licensure in Oregon as an Emergency Medical Technician. The course will develop a student’s ability to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury in the pre-hospital setting.
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of ES131 and ES131L. Prior to clinical experience, a criminal background check and drug screen must be completed. Concurrent enrollment in ES132 and ES132L is required.

  • ES132L 1 credit
    Emergency Medical Technician Part II Lab - Register

    ES132L develops students’ abilities to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury in classroom labs and simulated emergency scenes. Includes skills in patient assessment, basic airway management, trauma assessment and management, medication administration, and the use of automated external defibrillators (AED). Students will also be scheduled for assessment and skills procedures in an emergency department and on an ambulance (12-hours each).
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of ES131 and ES131L. Prior to clinical experience, a criminal background check and drug screen must be completed. Concurrent enrollment in ES132 and ES132L is required.

  • ES171 2 credits
    Emergency Vehicle Operations - Register

    Presents the most up-to-date information on ambulance and fire apparatus operations and the techniques used to safely operate them. This course provides the practical, hands-on experience necessary for students to become safe and knowledgeable emergency vehicle operators. Course meets the requirements for Emergency Response and Transportation as outlined in the statewide Oregon Paramedicine degree.
    Prerequisite: Valid Oregon driver’s license.

  • ES205 3 credits
    Crisis Management - Register

    Focuses on crises encountered in a variety of settings related to public safety. Presents material on the communication and interaction with people in various crisis situations, death and death notification, suicide, behavioral emergencies, abuse, and stress. A great deal of time is spent on emergency services worker health and wellness. Techniques on the initial intervention, defusing and assessment, and referral in crisis are discussed.
    Prerequisites: BT113 or WR115 or designated placement test scores and completion of ES131/ES131L or current Oregon EMT, Advanced-EMT, or EMT-Intermediate license.

  • ES268 3 credits
    Emergency Service Rescue - Register

    Introduces elementary procedures of rescue practices, systems, components, support, and control of rescue operations. Includes techniques and tools of patient extrication and emphasizes their applications in traffic accidents as required for paramedic certification.
    Prerequisite: Some level of emergency training or background is suggested (e.g., emergency medical responder, EMT, firefighter, etc.).

  • ES280 Variable
    Cooperative Work Experience: Emergency Services - Register

    Cooperative Work Experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their program. Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning which is expected to result from the work experience. This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer. As a capstone course, students should complete this course within the last two terms of their certificate or degree.
    Prerequisites: ES132 and ES132L or FRP 251, and permission of CWE instructor or department chair.

  • ES295 3 credits
    Health and Fitness for Emergency Service Workers - Register

    Provides students with the necessary health and wellness foundation needed prior to entering the emergency services fields of firefighting, paramedicine or law enforcement. Students receive an overview of the key topics that promote a life of health and wellness. Students are given the opportunity to assess their current lifestyles and their relationships to wellness, physical fitness, nutrition, and risk for illness/disease. With appropriate participation and study, students will receive a firm understanding of community health issues, and the relationship of lifestyle to health and longevity so as to plan realistic short- and long-term goals for their health.
    Prerequisites: RD90 and WR90 or WR91 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90), or designated placement test scores.