Paramedicine
Director: K C Jones
Secretary: Jean Hardy (208) 496-1333

 

Kendal C. Jones, Paramedic Program Director, Jan Harrop, Alan Brower, David Hunter, Ileen Harrison, Kathy Bergstrom, Emily Backstein, Margaret Reimann.

Please visit K C Jones' website for up to date information about the Paramedicine Program.

Paramedicine is designed for those who desire to become Paramedics and who desire to take the examinations necessary to certify through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. Course work is approved for those wanting Idaho certification and who can satisfy the necessary requirements.

Prerequisites and general education for this program can be accomplished in two semesters previous to entering the program. Para 220 EMT-Intermediate is taught first summer term, and these students will be continuously enrolled thru Fall, Winter, and Summer of the next year. Applications must be handed in to the program director by February 15. Pre-requisites must be completed or in the process when the candidate makes application. If the prerequisite year is completed at BYU-Idaho, the following course work is suggested.
 
Program Description


 
A.A.S.  in Paramedicine (356)   

Basic Education Requirements

As you fill the Basic Education Requirements and University requirements, take the classes listed below and then go to the Basic Education section for a complete listing of the requirements.
 
Take 1 Course    
MATH 108, 110, 112, 221
 
AND
Take 1 Course    
PSYCH 111, 201
SOC 111, 112, 357
 
AND
Take 1 Course    
COMM 101, 150
 
Major Requirements
   
Take all of these Courses    
BIO 264, 265, 280
CHEM 101
PARA 181, 182, 220, 220L, 250, 251, 260, 260L, 264, 270, 274, 278, 278L, 280, 285, 286, 287, 288, 290, 291, 298R, 299
 
Course Descriptions

PARA 181 EMT-Basic (6:6:0)
Fee:  $280.00
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in PARA 182 - consent of instructor.
Emergency Medical Technician training designed to qualify student to become ambulance attendants at the Basic Level upon passing the National Registry of Emergency Technicians - Basic written and practical exams.
 
PARA 182 EMT Basic Lab (0:0:4)
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in PARA 181
Successful completion of this lab along with PARA 181 will prepare participants at the National Registry Emergency Medical Technicians Ambulance Exam.
 
PARA 220 EMT Intermediate (3:3:6)
Fee:  $275.00
Prerequisite: EMT - Basic Certification
Advanced EMT training in Intravenous and Introsseus Fluid Therapy, Endotracheal Intubation and medication administration. Course completion will allow the student to test at the EMT - Intermediate level with the National Registry.
 
PARA 220L EMT Intermediate Lab (0:0:6)
Prerequisite: Para 181 or NREMT Basic Certification
Successful completion of this lab along with PARA 220 will prepare participants for the National Registry Emergency Medical Technicians Intermediate Level Exam
 
PARA 250 Assessment Based Management I (1:0:4)
Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in PARA 260. Permission only. Four lab hours per week.
Ambulance scenarios with assessment based management for trauma and medical patients. Situations move from field to ambulance to Emergency Department. Emphasis is on working with a partner and aggressive treatment and transport.
 
PARA 251 Assessment Based Management II (1:0:4)
Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in PARA 278. Permission only. Four lab hours per week.
Ambulance scenarios with assessment based management for trauma and medical patients - adults,pediatric, & geriatric. Situations move from field to ambulance to Emergency Department. Emphasis is on team leader experience, scene control, use of personnel, aggressive treatment and transport.
 
PARA 260L Preparatory Lab (0:0:8)
Prerequisite: Para 220 or EMT - Intermediate certification and concurrent enrollment in Para 260.
Paramedic training in field and hospital pharmacology, medication administration, Intravenous and Fluid Therapy, Endotracheal, Digital, Transilluminated Intubation, Needle and Surgical Cirocothyrotomy, Patient Assessment and Management - Trauma and Cardiac, Advanced Cardiac Life Support practice.
 
PARA 264 Airway/Respiratory I (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in PARA 260. Permission only.
Airway anatomy, physiology and management to include endotracheal intubation, combitube, PTL, EOA, EGTA tracheal suctioning, extubation, advanced airway techniques, needle cricothyrotomy, surgical cricothyrotomy, transtrachael jet ventilation, rapid sequence intubation, retrograde intubation, LMA, nasotrachael intubation, digital intubation, stoma management, advanced respiratory pharmacological management.
 
PARA 270 Special Considerations (3:3:2)
Prerequisite: PARA 260. Permission Only
Assessment and management of neonate, pediatric, geriatric, special patients, challenged patients, and abused and assaulted patients. Includes: Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider Certification preparation and Critical Care and Acute Interventions in the home care patient.
 
PARA 274 Trauma and Medical Emergencies I (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in PARA 260. Permission only.
Prehospital Trauma Life Support provider preparation, kinematics and trauma, assessment and management, introduction to medical emergencies, pediatric and geriatric.
 
PARA 278L Medical Emergencies Lab (0:0:8)
Advanced Assessment and Paramedic Management of medical and cardiac patients, practical experience of all paramedic skills with preparation for the National Registry EMT - Paramedic Exam.
 
PARA 280 Cardiology I (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: PARA 260. Permission only.
Cardiovascular Anatomy, Pathophysiology, assessment and management of patients with cardiac related problems, ECG monitoring 1-3 lead, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, provider preparation.
 
PARA 285 EMS Operations I (1:1:2)
Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in Para 260. Permission only.
Mass Casualty Incident Command, HAZMAT Awareness, Search and Rescue Awareness.
 
PARA 286 EMS Operations II (1:1:1)
Prerequisite: PARA 285. Permission only.
Street Sense, HAZMAT Awareness and Crime Scene Awareness.
 
PARA 287 Cardiology II (1:1:0)
Prerequisite: Para 280. Permission only.
Pathophysiology, assessment including 12 lead ECG evaluation and management of cardiac and respiratory emergencies. Includes etiology, signs and symptoms of compromise, clinical implications, treatment protocols, pharmacological & electrical interventions and termination of resuscitation, MEGA-CODE practice and patient assessment and management.
 
PARA 290 Paramedic Hospital Clinical I (0:0:8)
Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in PARA 260. Permission only.
Hospital experience: Emergency Department, Operating Room,intubations, IV therapy, Labor and Delivery, Pediatrics, ICU/CUU, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, ECG, Post Anesthesia Recovery, Respiratory Therapy, Medical Floor, Geriatrics, Central Supply/ Pharmacy, Rehabilitation and Behavioral Health. Must be taken for a minimum of 420 hospital hours. (May be taken more than one semester.)
 
PARA 291 Paramedic Hospital Clinical II (0:0:8)
Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in Para 278. Permission only.
Hospital experience: Emergency Department, Operating Room, intubations, IV therapy, Labor and Delivery, Pediatrics, ICU/CCU, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, ECG, Post Anesthesia Recovery, Respiratory Therapy, Medical Floor, Geriatrics, Central Supply/Pharmacy, Rehabilitation and Behavioral Health. Must be taken for a minimum of 420 hospital hours. (May be taken more than one semester.)
 
PARA 298 Paramedic Ambulance Internship (1-4:0:0)
Prerequisite: PARA 250, 251, 260, 264, 270, 274, 278, 280, 285, 286, 287, 288, 290, 291. Permission only.
Preceptor Internship with 911 ambulance services. Must be approved by the Paramedic Program Committee (480 hours minimum).
 
PARA 299 Professional Experience Seminar (0.5-1:0:0)
Prerequisite: Consent of supervising faculty members.
Designed to offer credit in a specialty area where teaching, administrative or organizational experiences are provided for individual students in the area of Paramedicine. Includes local ambulance experience scheduling and doctors' seminars.