Course List


Please note that this page displays course descriptions that may not yet be in effect. To verify the current prerequisites, credit hours, and descriptions of the courses, please visit my.spcollege.edu and select "Search for Classes".

<< Prefix Definitions


A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
W
Z



EMS

EMS 1055C   EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER

credits: 5  

Prerequisite: Computer/Information Literacy Competency Requirement. This survey course is based on the National Standard Curriculum for Emergency Medical Responders at scenes of accident and/or illness is designed to prepare the student for emergency care of a victim, providing the skills and knowledge of care prior to the arrival of the Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic. Recognition of symptoms and signs of impending danger to the patient's life and the accepted treatment modes for the conditions will be taught as well as techniques for extrication (light duty) of the accident victim. 100 contact hours.

EMS 1059C   EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER

credits: 3  

This course # will become EMS 1055C effective 7/26/2014. This survey course is based on the National Standard Curriculum for Emergency Medical Responders at scenes of accident and/or illness is designed to prepare the student for emergency care of a victim, providing the skills and knowledge of care prior to the arrival of the Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic. Recognition of symptoms and signs of impending danger to the patient's life and the accepted treatment modes for the conditions will be taught as well as techniques for extrication (light duty) of the accident victim. 47 contact hours.

EMS 1119   FUNDAMENTALS OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE

credits: 6  

Prerequisites: Appropriate score on the Computerized Placement Test and possession of “Professional Rescuer” level CPR card, HSC 1531, and admission to the EMT-ATD or EMS-PR program. Corequisites: EMS 1119L and EMS 1411. This course is an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required in emergency medical care situations, and is taught in accordance with the latest National Standard Curriculum/EMS Education Standards for the Emergency Medical Technician. Included is information concerning basic structure and function of body systems and recent state of the art procedures required of the emergency medical technician. 92 contact hours.

EMS 1119L   FUNDAMENTALS OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE LABORATORY

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: Appropriate score on the Placement Test and “Professional Rescuer” CPR card. Corequisites: EMS 1119 and EMS 1411. Laboratory practice in emergency procedures for life-threatening disease, accident, or illness is closely supervised to foster confidence in the student's abilities to apply theory in a laboratory setting. Techniques for patient assessment, evaluation and treatment are practiced in an assessment-based format in a laboratory setting. 64 contact hours.

EMS 1411   FUNDAMENTALS OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

credits: 1  

Prerequisites: Appropriate score on the Placement Test and “Professional Rescuer or Health Care Provider” level CPR card. Corequisites: EMS 1119 and EMS 1119L. The student will be assigned to contract agencies for patient care experience with hospital agencies for emergency department experience under the direct supervision of hospital personnel. The course is designed as a clinical component where the individual gains an appreciation of emergency and non-emergency patient care in relationship to the knowledge and practical skills learned in the classroom. 36 contact hours.

EMS 1421   EMT FIELD INTERNSHIP

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: EMS 1119/1119L and EMS 1411 all with grades of "C" or better. The student will be assigned to contract agencies for patient care experience with fire-rescue and ambulance units under the direct supervision of State of Florida certified EMTs and Paramedics. The course is designed as a competency-based field component where the individual gains emergency and non-emergency insight into the mechanics of assisting the ill or injured patient in the out-of-hospital environment. 96 contact hours.

EMS 1522C   GENERAL PHARMACOLOGY FOR THE EMS PROVIDER

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: Successful completion of EMS 1119, EMS 1119L, EMS 1411, EMS 1421, and either BSC 1084C or BSC 2085/L and 2086/L, and EMS 2600C, with grades of “C” or better, or EMS program administrator approval. Corequisites: EMS 2601, EMS2601L, and EMS 2664. This course will provide the EMS student with general pharmacology concepts and principles in the management of client care. The knowledge and skills required for safe, effective administration of therapeutic drugs and indications and contraindications associated with drug therapy are an integral part of this course. 47 contact hours.

EMS 2331   EMERGENCY CARE IN-FLIGHT

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: paramedic, registered nurse, respiratory therapist or other advanced professional medical license or graduate standing. The student will learn the effects of altitudinal change on the human body in health, illness and injury; and the use of normal and emergency equipment during air transport in the care of a patient. The student will become acquainted with types of air transport used for ambulance purposes and the laws governing them. 47 contact hours.

EMS 2600C   INTRODUCTION TO PARAMEDIC PRACTICE

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: Computer/Information Literacy Competency Requirement met, admission to the Paramedic CT program, and current Florida EMT certification. SPC students who have successfully completed EMS 1119, 1119L, 1411 and 1421 with a “C” or better at SPC may enroll in this class pending successful certification as a FL certified EMT. These students must have a current FL EMT certification before the end of EMS 2600C to continue in the SPC Paramedic program. Prerequisites: BSC 1084C or (BSC 2085/L and BSC 2086/L), and HSC 1531, with grades of “C” or better, OR corequisites: BSC 1084C or (BSC 2086/L), and HSC 1531. This course is an in-depth introduction to the U.S. Department of Transportation, EMT Paramedic: National Standard Curriculum/EMS Education Standards which includes aspects of the prehospital environment which focuses on the well-being of the paramedic, paramedic roles and responsibilities, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems, illness and injury prevention, medical and legal considerations, ethics, history-taking, therapeutic communication, lifespan development, and basic patient assessment. 96 contact hours.

EMS 2601   PARAMEDIC THEORY I

credits: 6  
Prerequisites: BSC 1084C or (BSC 2085/2085L and BSC 2086/2086L), HSC 1531, EMS 2600C, with grades of "C" or better, admission to Paramedic CT and current Florida EMT certification. Corequisites: EMS 2601L, EMS 2664, and EMS 1522C. This course is an in-depth study of the U.S. Department of Transportation, EMT Paramedic: National Standard Curriculum/EMS Education Standards which include aspects of the prehospital environment which focuses on general patient assessment and assessment-based management; airway and ventilation assessment; venous access and medication administration; clinical decision-making; shock and fluid resuscitation; pathophysiology and general pharmacology; aspects of advanced training on prehospital trauma and burn management; the respiratory system which includes disease pathophysiology and respiratory arrest management; management of geriatric and psychiatric patients; patients experiencing anaphylaxis and patients with disorders of the neurological system related to trauma and the pulmonary system. 92 contact hours.

EMS 2601L   PARAMEDIC LABORATORY I

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: Current certification as a Florida EMT. Corequisite: EMS 2601. This laboratory course is an in-depth study of the U.S. Department of Transportation, EMT-Paramedic: National Standard Curriculum/EMS Education Standards, which covers "hands-on" skills, related to Paramedic Theory I. 96 contact hours.

EMS 2602   PARAMEDIC THEORY II

credits: 8  
Prerequisites: EMS 2601/2601L with grades of "C" or better and current certification as a Florida EMT. Corequisites: EMS 2602L and EMS 2665. This course is an in-depth study of the U.S. Department of Transportation, EMT-Paramedic: National Standard Curriculum/EMS Education Standards, which includes aspects of prehospital medical emergencies related to the cardiovascular systems, disease pathophysiology, cardiac arrest management, the nervous system, toxicology, endocrine emergencies, infectious disease, obstetrical, gynecological, neonatal assessment and management, pediatrics, and patients requiring special considerations. 120 contact hours.

EMS 2602L   PARAMEDIC LABORATORY II

credits: 4  
Prerequisites: EMS 2601/2601L with grades of "C" or better. Corequisites: EMS 2602 and EMS 2665. This laboratory course is an in-depth study of the U.S. Department of Transportation, EMT-Paramedic: National Standard Curriculum/EMS Education Standards which covers "hands-on" skills related to Paramedic Theory II. 128 contact hours.

EMS 2659   PARAMEDIC FIELD INTERNSHIP

credits: 5  
Prerequisites: Current certification as a Florida EMT, completion of all paramedic program courses, including support courses, and EMS program director approval. This capstone course is an in-depth study of the U.S. Department of Transportation, EMT Paramedic: National Standard Curriculum/EMS Education Standards which include aspects of the prehospital environment which focuses on the field clinical application of skills and the application of critical thinking skills to paramedic practice. Course emphasis gives the student, under direct paramedic supervision, the opportunity to integrate knowledge and skill to direct application of patient care. 240 contact hours.

EMS 2664   PARAMEDIC CLINICAL I

credits: 3  
Corequisites: EMS 2601, EMS 2601L, and current Florida certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic. This course involves the hospital and field clinical application of skills related to paramedic theory and application presented in Paramedic Theory I and Paramedic Laboratory I. 120 contact hours.

EMS 2665   PARAMEDIC CLINICAL II

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: Current Florida certification as an EMT and EMS 2664 with grade of "C" or better. Corequisites: EMS 2602/2602L. This course is an in-depth study of the U.S. Department of Transportation, EMT Paramedic: National Standard Curriculum/EMS Education Standards which include aspects of the pre-hospital environment, which focuses on the hospital and field clinical application of skills related to paramedic theory and application presented in  Paramedic Theory II and Paramedic Laboratory II. 96 contact hours.

EMS 2931C   PARAMEDIC SEMINAR

credits: 6  

Prerequisite: Current certification as a Florida paramedic required, and graduation from an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Emergency Medical Services Programs(CoAEMSP)/Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Current CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification required. Program director approval required. Those students not possessing current Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS) – Advanced Provider or equivalent Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support must complete this course s through St. Petersburg College 's EMS Open Campus before registering for this capstone course to be eligible for course completion and graduation. This course has group discussion and skills instruction on the changing role of the professional paramedic and this course will update the certified paramedic on the latest National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic. Includes a 16 hour pediatrics course. Special in-depth study and assignments will be required to demonstrate competence in the latest National Standard Curriculum requirements. May be taken twice for a total of 12 credits. 92 contact hours.

EMS 4314   ADVANCED EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) ADMINISTRATION

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: Admission to Public Safety BAS or Health Services Administration BAS. This course is for students interested in the field of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) administration. The focus of the course will allow the student to gain a global overview of EMS system administration and financing of EMS operations, risk management, quality improvement programs, personnel development and management. This course will foster skills to enhance the student’s ability to function in an administrative setting in the EMS profession. 47 contact hours.

EMS 4315   ANALYTICAL APPROACHES TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) SYSTEMS

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to Public Safety BAS or Health Services Administration BAS. This course is for students interested in the field of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) administration. The focus of the course will be a global overview of EMS System design and operation. The course will also incorporate research as it pertains to EMS in system management, clinical, and human performance. 47 contact hours.

EMS 4316   EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) INJURY PREVENTION AND PUBLIC HEALTH

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: Admission to Public Safety Administration BAS or Health Services Administration BAS. This course is for students interested in the field of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) injury prevention and public health. The focus of the course will be a global overview of EMS injury prevention for EMS personnel and the community. Additionally the course will enhance the student’s understanding of the role of public health and EMS. 47 contact hours.

<< Prefix Definitions