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EMS 108 EMT (7 credits)
Designed for individuals who anticipate working with an ambulance service, fire department, police department, mining industry or other occupational fields where medical emergencies are common. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) examination. (Formerly EMS 108B, Emergency Medical Technician Training) Prerequisite: Current Healthcare Provider CPR card and proof of health insurance. Must be 18 years of age by the time the course is completed. Immunizations: MMR, TD, TB skin test and at least the second Hepatitis B immunization must be submitted the week of class.

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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EMS 109 EMT Refresher Training (2 credits)
The EMT, 30-hour Refresher Course is offered for individuals who wish to renew their EMT-Basic or Intermediate certification for a two-year period. Each student must complete six online assignments and six tests (passing with a 70% average) prior to scheduling CPR and skills evaluation. Unlimited repeatability. (Formerly EMS 109B, Emergency Medical Services Refresher Course) Prerequisite: Current certification as an EMT.

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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EMS 110 EMT Instructors Training Course (1 credits)
Trains instructors to teach the U.S. Department of Transportation Basic Training program for Emergency Medical Technician - Basic. Emphasizes the development of teaching skills, rather than emergency care skills. Includes components of the learning process, methods of teaching, preparation and use of various media/materials, and purpose and methods of evaluation. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will have a minimum of 10 hours under the supervision of a currently certified EMS Instruction and be for Nevada EMS Instructor certification. Prerequisite: Current Nevada EMT certification.

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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EMS 113 First Responder Training Course (3 credits)
Emphasizes development of student skills in patient assessment and emergency care procedures including life-threatening emergencies, injuries to various body parts, emergency childbirth, techniques of moving patients, and more. This course offers a certificate by the State of Nevada Bureau of Licensure and a Certificate as a Nevada Emergency Medical Services First Responder. A certificate will allow students to volunteer with various fire and rescue agencies.

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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EMS 114 First Responder Refresher (1 credits)
A 16-hour refresher course in emergency medical care. [S/U]

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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EMS 118 Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) (10.5 credits)
This course is designed to instruct students to the level of Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) based upon the new National EMS Education Standards. These AEMTs will provide both basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system (EMS). AEMTs function as part of the comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. AEMTs perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on the ambulance. The AEMT is a vital link in the pre-hospital care system. Prerequisite: Current Nevada EMT certification. Current Healthcare Provider CPR card and proof of health insurance. Must be 18 years of age by the time the course is completed. Immunizations: MMR, TD, TB skin test and at least the second Hepatitis B immunization must be submitted the week of class.

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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EMS 119 EMT Intermediate 85 to Advanced EMT Bridge Refresher Course (3 credits)
The Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate 85 to Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) Bridge Refresher Course is offered for individuals who wish to bridge from Intermediate 85 to Advanced EMT to meet the new national standards. This course will also serve as a State of Nevada accepted refresher course for re-certification purposes.

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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EMS 198 Special Topics in Emergency Medical Services (0.5-3 credits)
Selected emergency medical technician topics offered for general interest. No prerequisites. Unlimited repeatability.

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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EMS 204 Principles of Anatomy & Pathophysiology (4 credits)
This course prepares the student to understand basic medical terminology, microscopic and gross anatomy and physiology. The course is designed to go beyond what is covered in the anatomy and physiology review of each section in the national standard curriculum. This course will be offered for 4 credits (3 credits of Lecture and 1 credit of Skills Lab).

Prerequisite: Must have been accepted into the Paramedic Program. Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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EMS 206 Principles of Pharmacology/Medication and Venous Access for the Paramedic (3-4 credits)
This course prepares the student to understand and to be able to integrate the principles of pathophysiological pharmacology and the assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a pharmacologic management plan for patients in the prehospital environment. This course will be offered for 4 credits (3 credits of Lecture and 1 credit Lab).

Prerequisite: Must have been accepted into the Paramedic Program. Instructor consent required. Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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EMS 207 Airway Management and Ventilation for Paramedics (2 credits)
Students successfully completing this course will demonstrate a behavioral, cognitive, and psychomotor understanding of, and proficiency with, basic and advanced airway management. This course will be offered for 2.0 credits (1 credit theory/1 credit lab).

Prerequisite: Must have completed EMS 204 and EMS 206. Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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EMS 209 Patient Assessment for Paramedics (2-3 credits)
This course introduces the Paramedic student to a comprehensive physical examination and assessment, which includes history taking, clinical decision-making, communications, and documentation. This course will be offered for 2.0 credits (1 credit theory / 1 credit lab).

Prerequisite: Must have completed EMS 204 and EMS 206. Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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EMS 210 Principles of Cardiology for Paramedics (3 credits)
This course prepares the Paramedic student to identify single and multi-lead cardiac rhythms and treat those rhythms considered to be life-threatening with electrical therapy. The skills taught include defibrillation, cardioversion, and cardiac rhythm interpretation. It will also prepare the student to assess, manage, and treat various cardiovascular emergencies that include ventricular fibrillation, bradycardia, tachycardia, myocardial infarction, cardiogenic shock, pulmonary edema, angina pectoris, congestive heart failure, hypertension, PEA (pulseless electrical activity), and asystole.This course will be offered fro 3 credits (2 theory / 1 lab).

Prerequisite: Must have completed EMS 204 and EMS 206. Instructor consent required. Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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EMS 211 Paramedic Care for Medical Emergencies and ACLS (4 credits)
This course prepares the Paramedic to identify, assess, manage, and treat various medical emergencies. Topics include Neurology, Endocrinology, Allergies and Anaphylaxis, Gasteroenterology, Urology, Toxicology, Environmental Conditions, Infectious and Communicable Diseases, Behavioral and Psychiatric Disorders, Gynecological and Obstetrical Emergencies, and associated pharmacological interventions. This course will be offered for 4 credits (3 credits of Lecture / 1 credit of Skills Lab)

Prerequisite: Must have completed EMS 204 and EMS 206. Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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EMS 212 Paramedic Trauma Emergencies and International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) (3-4 credits)
This course prepares the student to identify, assess, manage, and treat various types of trauma emergencies. Topics include Trauma Systems; Mechanism of Injury; Soft-Tissue Trauma; Burns, Head and Face Trauma; Spinal Trauma; Thoracic Trauma; Abdominal Trauma; and Musculoskeletal Trauma. Skills include trauma assessment, splinting, bandaging, spinal immobilization, IV therapy, chest decompression, and associated pharmacological interventions. This course will be offered for 4 credits (3 theory / 1 lab).

Prerequisite: Must have completed EMS 210 and EMS 211. Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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EMS 214 Pediatrics and Special Considerations for the Paramedic and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (3 credits)
This course prepares Paramedic to identify, assess, manage, and treat age related emergencies and other special challenges. The student will also be introduced to the concept of assessment based management. Topics include Neonatalogy, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Abuse and Assault, and Patients with Special Challenges.

Prerequisite: Must have completed EMS 210 and EMS 211. Instructor consent required. Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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EMS 215 Assessment Based Management and Operations for the Paramedic (3 credits)
This course will contain the principles of Assessment Based Management that will teach the paramedic student how to implement a plan for patients with common complaints. The course will also prepare the Paramedic to the concepts of medical incident command, ambulance and rescue operations, hazardous materials, incident, and crime scene awareness.

Prerequisite: Must have completed EMS 210 and EMS 211. Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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EMS 216 Hospital Clinical Experience for the Paramedic (4 credits)
This course allows the paramedic student to apply learned classroom skills and knowledge in the hospital and other clinical care environments. The student will function under the direction of a nurse or physician preceptor. This course will be offered for 4 credits (45 hours per credit = 180 clinical hours).

Prerequisite: Must have completed EMS 207 and EMS 209 and EMS 210 and EMS 211. Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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EMS 219 Paramedic Field Internship (6 credits)
This course is designed to introduce the paramedic student to Advanced Life Support (ALS) prehospital operations. The student will also become familiar with procedures and care provided by paramedics in the field. Each student will be a third person on a paramedic rescue unit and will work directly with a paramedic preceptor. [S/U]

Prerequisite: Must have completed EMS 212 and EMS 214 and EMS 215. Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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