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

 

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

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. Starting Summer of 2004 the Paramedic Program will be offered on two tracks. Students can choose between Winter/Summer or Summer/Fall. Fall/Winter students will have to switch to another track. Applications to the program must be handed in no later than June 30th for Winter/Summer and Oct. 31st for Summer/Fall track. 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.


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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 102, 150
 
Major Requirements
    The following Lab courses and clinicals need to be taken along with the required courses listed below: Para 182, 260L, 278L, 288L, 291, 292, 293)
Take all of these Courses    
BIO 264, 265, 280, 462
CHEM 101
PARA 181, 241, 242, 243, 250, 251, 260, 264, 265, 270, 274, 278, 280, 285, 286, 287, 288, 298
 
Course Descriptions

PARA 181 EMT-Basic (6:6:0)
Fee:  $280.00
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in PARA 181L.
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.
(Fall, Winter)
 
PARA 181L EMT Basic Lab (0:0:4)
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in PARA 181
"Hands on" training with practical evaluations of knowledge & skills.
(Fall, Winter)
 
PARA 184 EMT - Review (2:0:0)
Fee:  $70.00
National refresher and review of basic skills and didactic work. National EMT Ambulance exams given upon completion.
(Fall, Winter)
 
PARA 241 Professional Seminar (0-1:0:0)
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, doctors' seminars and participation in Basic EMT Lab.
(Summer, Winter)
 
PARA 242 Professional Seminar (0-1:0:0)
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, doctors' seminars and participation in Basic EMT Lab.
(Fall, Summer)
 
PARA 243 Professional Seminar (0-1:0:0)
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, doctors' seminars and participation in Basic EMT Lab.
(Winter/Fall)
 
PARA 250 Assessment Based Management I (1:0:4)
Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in PARA 260. 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.
(Summer, Winter)
 
PARA 251 Assessment Based Management II (1:0:4)
Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in PARA 278.
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.
(Fall, Summer)
 
PARA 252 Advanced EMT & Paramedic Review (2:0:0)
Fee:  $100.00
Prerequisite: Current certification as a Basic EMT and course completion for EMT-I or EMT-P. Permission only. 48 hours - time arranged.
Refresher and preparation for National Registry Paramedic or Intermediate Exams.
(Winter/Summer/Fall)
 
PARA 260 Preparatory (4:4:8)
Fee:  $135
Prerequisite: BIO 264, BIO 265, BIO 462. Chem 101, Math 108, Eng 111.
Preparatory fundamentals to include: EMS Systems, Roles & Responsibilities, Well Being, Injury & Illness Prevention, Medical & Legal Issues, Ethics, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Venous Access, Medication Administration, Therapeutic Communications, Documentation, Life Span Development, Patient Assessment.
(Winter/Summer)
 
PARA 260L Preparatory Lab (0:0:8)
Prerequisite: Para 181 or EMT - Basic 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.
(Winter/Summer)
 
PARA 264 Airway I (1:1:0)
Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in PARA 260. Permission only.
Airway anatomy, physiology and management to include endotracheal intubation, combitube, LMA, PTL, EOA, EGTA tracheal suctioning, extubation, respiratory diseases and disorders with pharmacological management.
(Winter/Summer)
 
PARA 265 Airway II (1:1:0)
Prerequisite: Para 264
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, nasotrachael intubation, digital intubation, stoma management, advanced respiratory diseases and disorders with pharmacological management.
(Summer, Fall)
 
PARA 270 Special Considerations (3:3:2)
Prerequisite: PARA 260.
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.
(Summer, Fall)
 
PARA 274 Trauma I (1:1:0)
Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in PARA 260.
Presentation,discussion and testing of all aspects of traumatic injuries involving pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients.
(Winter/Summer)
 
PARA 275 Trauma II (1:1:0)
Prerequisite: Para 260, 278.
Prehospital Trauma Life Support provider preparation, kinematics and trauma, assessment and management, introduction to medical emergencies, pediatric and geriatric.
(Winter/Fall)
 
PARA 278 Medical Emergencies (4:4:8)
Fee:  $459
Prerequisite: Para 260, 274.
Pathophysiology, assessment and management of patients with medical disorders and emergencies. Areas include: Neurology, Endocrinology, Allergies and Anaphylaxis, Gastroenterology, Renal/Urology, Toxicology, Hematology, Environmental Conditions, Infectious and Communicable Diseases, Behavioral/Psychiatric Disorders, Gynecology and Obstetrics. Lab practic in MEGA-CODES and patient care in Trauma, Cardiac and Medical Emergencies, Pediatric, and Geriatric.
(Summer, Fall)
 
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.
(Fall, Summer)
 
PARA 280 Cardiology I (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: Basic EMT certification or Para 181.
Cardiovascular Anatomy, Pathophysiology, assessment and management of patients with cardiac related problems, ECG monitoring 1-3 lead, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, provider preparation.
(Summer, Winter)
 
PARA 285 EMS Operations I (1:1:2)
Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in Para 260.
Mass Casualty Incident Command, HAZMAT Awareness, Search and Rescue Awareness.
(Summer only)
 
PARA 286 EMS Operations II (1:1:1)
Prerequisite: PARA 285.
Street Sense, HAZMAT Awareness and Crime Scene Awareness.
(Fall, Winter)
 
PARA 287 Cardiology II (1:1:0)
Prerequisite: Para 280.
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.
(Summer, Fall)
 
PARA 288 Differential Diagnosis/Clinical Decision (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: Para 260, 278.
Critical Evaluation and Clinical Decision Making, Assessment and Management of Traumatic and Medical Emergencies, Differential Diagnosis.
(Winter/Fall)
 
PARA 288L Differential Diagnosis/Clinical Decision Lab (0:0:8)
Prerequisite: Para 260, 278.
Critical Evaluation and Clinical Decision Making, Assessment and Management of Traumatic and Medical Emergencies, Differential Diagnosis.
(Winter/Fall)
 
PARA 291 Paramedic Hospital Clinical I (0:0:8)
Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in PARA 260.
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.)
(Winter/Summer)
 
PARA 292 Paramedic Hospital Clinical II (0:0:8)
Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in Para 278.
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.)
(Summer, Fall)
 
PARA 293 Paramedic Hospital Clinical III (0:0:0)
Prerequisite: Para 291, 292.
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.)
(Winter/Summer)
 
PARA 298 Paramedic Ambulance Internship (1-6:0:0)
Prerequisite: PARA 241, 242, 243, 250, 251, 260, 264, 265, 270, 274, 275, 278, 280, 285, 286, 287, 288, 291, 292, 293. Paramedic majors only.
Preceptor Internship with 911 ambulance services. Must be approved by the Paramedic Program Committee (480 hours minimum with 100 ALS calls).
(Winter/Fall)