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EMT151 Emergency Medical Technology, Part 1
Provides instruction at the level of Emergency Medical Technician, a vital link in the chain of the health care system. Includes all skills necessary for the individual to provide emergency medical care as outlined by scope of practice established by the Oregon Medical Board. Serves as the first of a two-part course in a series of courses making up a national and state EMS training program. Failure of this course will require retaking the full sequence of EMT courses. Prerequisite: Completion of placement testing for writing skills at WR080 or higher, reading at RD090 or higher and math at MTH020 or higher. Must be concurrently enrolled in BLS Health Care Providers CPR course. Must meet standards as set by the Oregon State EMS Office for licensure which includes health, driving, immunizations, and criminal record check. F, W, Su, Offered as needed
5 Credits

EMT152B Emergency Medical Technology, Part 2
Continues instruction at the level of Emergency Medical Technician, a vital link in the chain of the health care system. Includes all skills necessary for the individual to provide emergency medical care as outlined by scope of practice established by the Oregon Medical Board. Serves as the second in a series of courses making up a national and state EMS training program. Failure of this course will require retaking the full sequence of EMT-Basic courses. Prerequisite: Completion of EMT151 with a grade of C or better. Must meet standards as set by the Oregon State EMS Office for licensure which also includes health, immunizations, and criminal record check. W, Sp, Su, Offered as needed
5 Credits

EMT153 One Term Emergency Medical Technician
Provides instruction at the level of Emergency Medical Technician, a vital link in the chain of the health care system. Includes all skills necessary for the individual to provide emergency medical care as outlined by scope of practice established by the Oregon Medical Board. Serves as a course in a series of courses making up a national and state EMS training program. Failure of this course will require retaking the full sequence of EMT-Basic courses. Prerequisite: Placement into WR080 (or higher), RD090 (or higher); and MTH020 (or higher). Must be concurrently enrolled in BLS Health Care Providers CPR certification course. Must meet standards as set by the Oregon State EMS Office for certification, which also includes health, immunizations, and criminal record check.
10 Credits

EMT163 Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Part 1
Covers AEMT emergency medical procedures. Introduces the roles and responsibilities of the technician, emergency pharmacology, venous access and medication administration, electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring and management of dysrhythmias, airway management and ventilation, and advanced airway techniques. Includes medical patient assessment and management; trauma assessment and management; and special considerations such as pediatrics, geriatric, and environmental emergencies. Emphasizes clinical decision-making. Covers procedures related to airway, oxygen, ventilation, shock, intravenous, intraosseous, and ECG monitoring, defibrillation, pharmacology and field protocols in the laboratory component. The clinical experience requires the student to observe patient assessment and evaluation in an emergency department and an ambulance. Students successfully completing this course will be recommended to the National Registry of EMTs and the Oregon State EMS Office for the certification process. Failure of this course will require retaking the full AEMT sequence. Prerequisite: Placement into WR080 (or higher), RD090 (or higher), and MTH020 (or higher). Entry at these levels ensures that students will have an increased chance of passing the course, as well as certification exams. Current Oregon EMT license. Offered as needed
4 Credits

EMT164 Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Part 2
Covers AEMT emergency medical procedures. Introduces the roles and responsibilities of the technician, emergency pharmacology, venous access and medication administration, electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring and management of dysrhythmias, airway management and ventilation, and advanced airway techniques. Includes medical patient assessment and management; trauma assessment and management; and special considerations such as pediatrics, geriatric, and environmental emergencies. Emphasizes clinical decision-making. Covers procedures related to airway, oxygen, ventilation, shock, intravenous, intraosseous, and ECG monitoring, defibrillation, pharmacology and field protocols in the laboratory component. The clinical experience requires the student to observe patient assessment and evaluation in an emergency department and an ambulance. Students successfully completing this course will be recommended to the National Registry of EMTs and the Oregon State EMS Office for the licensure process. Failure of this course will require retaking the full AEMT sequence. Prerequisite: EMT163 with a grade of C or better. Offered as needed
4 Credits

EMT167A Oregon Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate, Part 1
Covers EMT-Intermediate emergency medical procedures. Introduces the roles and responsibilities of the technician, emergency pharmacology, venous access and medication administration, electrocardiogram (EKG) monitoring and management of dysrhythmias, airway management and ventilation, and advanced airway techniques. Includes medical patient assessment and management; trauma assessment and management; and special considerations such as pediatrics, geriatric, and environmental emergencies. Emphasizes clinical decision-making. Covers procedures related to airway, oxygen, ventilation, shock, intravenous, intraosseous, and EKG monitoring, defibrillation, pharmacology and field protocols in the laboratory component. The clinical experience requires the student to observe patient assessment and evaluation in either an emergency department or an urgent care clinic. Students successfully completing this course will be recommended to the Oregon State EMS Office for the licensure process. Failure of this course will require retaking the full EMT-Intermediate sequence. Prerequisite: Placement into WR080 or higher, RD090 or higher, and MTH020 or higher. Entry at these levels ensures that students will have an increased chance of passing the course, as well as licensure exams. Current Oregon EMT-Basic certification, letter of endorsement from medical advisor, verification of EMT-Basic skills, and 80% or better on pre-test. Offered as needed
5 Credits

EMT167B Oregon Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate, Part 2
Covers EMT-Intermediate emergency medical procedures. Introduces the roles and responsibilities of the technician, emergency pharmacology, venous access and medication administration, electrocardiogram (EKG) monitoring and management of dysrhythmias, airway management and ventilation, and advanced airway techniques. Includes medical patient assessment and management; trauma assessment and management; and special considerations such as pediatrics, geriatric, and environmental emergencies. Emphasizes clinical decision-making. Covers procedures related to airway, oxygen, ventilation, shock, intravenous, intraosseous, and ECG monitoring, defibrillation, pharmacology and field protocols in the laboratory component. The clinical experience requires the student to observe patient assessment and evaluation in either an emergency department or an urgent care clinic. Students successfully completing this course will be recommended to the Oregon State EMS Office for the certification process. Failure of this course will require retaking the full EMT-Intermediate sequence. Prerequisite: EMT167A with a grade of C or better. Offered as needed
5 Credits

EMT168 One Term Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
Covers AEMT emergency medical procedures. Introduces the roles and responsibilities of the technician, emergency pharmacology, venous access and medication administration, electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring and management of dysrhythmias, airway management and ventilation, and advanced airway techniques. Includes medical patient assessment and management; trauma assessment and management; and special considerations such as pediatrics, geriatric, and environmental emergencies. Emphasizes clinical decision-making. Covers procedures related to airway, oxygen, ventilation, shock, intravenous, intraosseous, and ECG monitoring, defibrillation, pharmacology and field protocols in the laboratory component. Required clinical experience to observe patient assessment and evaluation in an emergency department and an ambulance. Students successfully completing this course will be recommended to the National Registry of EMTs and the Oregon State EMS Office for the certification process. Failure of this course will require retaking the full AEMT sequence. Prerequisite: Recommendation by an EMS agency. Must have current Oregon EMT license. Placement into WR080 (or higher, RD090 (or higher), and MTH020 (or higher). Not open to students completing EMT163 or EMT164. Offered as needed
8 Credits

EMT169 Emergency Medical Technician Rescue
Presents technical information on various rescue situations. Covers tools and equipment, ropes and knots, trench rescue, shoring, warehouse searches, outdoor searches, rescue in situations involving elevation differences, package patients, water and ice rescues, and vehicle extrication. Offered as needed
3 Credits

EMT175 Introduction to Emergency Medical Services
Covers the role and responsibilities of the paramedic, emergency medical services systems, medical-legal considerations, major incident response, hazardous materials awareness, and stress management. Offered as needed.
3 Credits

EMT176 Emergency Response Patient Transportation
Covers ambulance operations, laws, maintenance and safety, emergency response driving, and route planning. Prerequisite: None. Offered as needed
2 Credits

EMT177 Emergency Response Communication and Documentation
Covers principles of therapeutic communication via verbal, written, and electronic modes in the provision of EMS; documentation of the elements of patient assessment, care, and transport; communication systems; radio types; reports; codes; and correct techniques. F, W, Sp, Su
2 Credits

EMT280A Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
1 Credits

EMT280B Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
2 Credits

EMT280C Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
3 Credits

EMT280D Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
4 Credits

EMT280E Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
5 Credits

EMT280F Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
6 Credits

EMT280G Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
7 Credits

EMT280H Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
8 Credits

EMT280I Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
9 Credits

EMT280J Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
10 Credits

EMT280L Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
12 Credits

EMT296 Paramedic, Part 1
Offers first term of a three-term course, which includes EMT296, EMT297, EMT298 and EMT280H. Focuses on patient assessment; airway/ventilation; pathophysiology of shock; general pharmacology; and respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological, behavioral, and acute abdominal emergencies. Applies didactic knowledge to campus-based laboratory skills practice and clinical patient care in the hospital setting. Failure of this course will require retaking the full sequence of Paramedic courses (EMT296, EMT297, EMT298 and EMT280H). Prerequisite: Fourth term standing in the Emergency Medical Technology program. F, Sp
14 Credits

EMT297 Paramedic, Part 2
Offers second part of a three-term course, which includes EMT296, EMT297, EMT298, and EMT280H. Focuses on anaphylactic, toxicologic, environmental, geriatric, pediatric, neonatal, and endocrine emergencies; infectious diseases; capnography; special patient populations; hematology; psychiatric care; crime scene presentation; genitourinary care; and trauma care. Applies didactic knowledge to campus-based laboratory skills practice and clinical patient care in the hospital setting. Failure of this course will require retaking the full sequence of Paramedic courses (EMT296, EMT297, EMT298, and EMT280H). Prerequisite: EMT296 with a grade of C or better. W, Su
14 Credits