Paramedicine
Director: John Lewis
Secretary: Jean Hardy (208) 496-1333
Department Faculty: John Lewis

 
Department Faculty:
John Lewis, Paramedic Program Director, Emily Backstein, Kathy Bergstrom, Alan Brower, Joseph Haeberle, David Hunter, Margaret Reimann, Jason Thayne.

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 Nov. 15th for Winter/Summer and Mar. 15th for Summer/Fall track. Applications can be down loaded from the Paramedicine website. 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)   

University Requirements

Religion Requirements

(Book of Mormon Courses)
Take 1 Course   
REL 121, 121H
 
       OR
          Take 1 Course   
          REL 122, 122H
 
                 OR
                    Take this Course   
                    REL 221

AND
Take 3 Credits   
REL 100, 130, 211, 211H, 215, 234, 235, 261, 264, 301, 301H, 302, 302H, 324, 324H, 333, 341, 341H, 342, 342H, 351, 352, 370, 431, 471, 475

Online Learning

Each student is required to take at least one online course. For more information about the online requirement please visit the Online Learning section found in the Graduation & Transfer section of the catalog or visit http://web.byui.edu/Catalog/2005-2006/generalEducation.htm.

Other online course information is available at http://www.byui.edu/insttech/online.htm. A list of online courses is available at http://www.byui.edu/insttech/OnlineCourses/onlinecalendar.htm (select a semester or term).

BE Requirements

I. Communication
   Take 1 Course
   ENG 111, 111C, 111H


II. Computation
   Take 1 Course
   MATH 108, 108H, 110, 110H, 112, 221  


III. Human Relations
   Take 1 Course
   PSYCH 111, 111H, 201, 201H
   SOC 111, 111H, 112, 112H, 357  


IV. Related Skills
   Take 1 Course
   COMM 102, 150, 150H  

Major Requirements
(Bio 264 and 265, Chem 101, and Math 108 or higher, are prerequisites and should be completed prior to Para 260)

   Take these Courses   Min GPA: 2.0
   BIO 264, 265, 280
   CHEM 101
   PARA 181, 241, 242, 243, 250, 251, 260, 264, 270, 274, 278, 280, 285, 287, 288, 291, 292, 298R

 
Course Descriptions

PARA 181 EMT-Basic (6:6:4)
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in PARA 181L.
Emergency Medical Technician training design to qualify student to become ambulance attendants at the Basic Level upon passing the National Registry of Emergency Technicians-Basic written and practical exams. Class includes "hands on" training with practical evaluations of knowledge and 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, Summer)
 
PARA 241 Professional Seminar (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 Preparatory (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 Provident Living (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)
Prerequisite: BIO 264, BIO 265, 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. 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 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 278 Medical Emergency (4:4:8)
Fee:  $459.00
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.
 
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 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/Lab (3:6:8)
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 (1:0:7)
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 (1:0:7)
Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in PARA 278
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 298R Paramedic Ambulance Internship (1-6:0:0)
Fee:  $100
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/Summer)