Paramedic Required Courses

Units

EMS 150 - Patient Assessment for Paramedics 3.0
EMS 151 - Introduction to EMS for Paramedics 2.0
EMS 152 - Cardiology for the EMT-Paramedic 4.5
EMS 153 - Pharmacology for the EMT-Paramedic 3.0
EMS 154 - Emergency Medical Services Theory for the Paramedic 8.0
EMS 155 - Skills Development for Paramedics 3.0
EMS 156 - Clinical Externship for the Paramedic 2.0
EMS 157 - Field Externship for the Paramedic 7.5

Total Units:

33

Paramedic Course Descriptions

EMS 150 - Patient Assessment for Paramedics: Overview of pre-hospital patient assessment and pathophysiology for the paramedic. This course provides the foundational knowledge and skills to effectively assess and treat patients in the pre-hospital setting. The skills will be used to make effective clinical care decisions.

EMS 151 - Introduction to EMS for Paramedics: Overview of paramedicine, the ethics of patient care management, and the laws and policies of emergency services, including the relationship between the field providers and other health care professionals, the patient-family response to emergency care, and verbal and nonverbal behaviors and communications related to the delivery of emergency medical services.

EMS 152 - Cardiology for the EMT-Paramedic: Basic cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology for the paramedic. This course will review basic pertinent anatomy and physiology, recognition and treatment of cardiovascular disorders.

EMS 153 - Pharmacology for the EMT-Paramedic: Basic pharmacology for the paramedic, including the administration of medications, and drug therapy, drug actions and interactions, and basic physiology.

EMS 154 - Emergency Medical Services Theory for the Paramedic: Studies in the theory and practice of the diagnosis and treatment of trauma and medical emergencies; emphasis on the pathophysiology of disease processes as the basis for effective initial emergency management.

EMS 155 - Skills Development for Paramedics: Paramedic skills and the equipment used in the treatment of pre-hospital advanced life support. This course will enhance the student’s knowledge of and ability to treat the various traumatic and/or medical emergencies in the pre-hospital setting.

EMS 156 - Clinical Externship for the Paramedic: Coordination of advanced paramedic training within the hospital setting. Opportunity to direct and engage in emergency intervention in traumatic and medical emergencies. This portion of the program will be in a clinical setting in San Bernardino or Riverside County. Fulfills the requirements of Title 22 of the Health and Safety Code for paramedic field internship.

EMS 157 - Field Externship for the Paramedic: Coordination of advanced paramedic training with a field advanced life support unit. Opportunity to direct and engage in emergency intervention in traumatic and medical emergencies. This portion of the program will be on a paramedic unit in San Bernardino or Riverside County. Fulfills the requirements of Title 22 of the Health and Safety Code for paramedic field externship.