Courses in Intensive Care Paramedic

Introduction to Paramedicine

ICP 1000     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
The Paramedic has a variety of duties. This course demonstrates the difference between the various levels of the Emergency Medical Technician and the responsibilities that accompany each level of training. It also includes introductory topics that the individual must understand in order to function as a paramedic. Such topics include medical/legal issues, communications, stress, system structure, lifting mechanics, medical terminology, infection control, etc. (Prerequisite: Admission into the Paramedic Program. All classes must be taken in sequence.)

Applied Anatomy and Physiology for EMS

ICP 1005     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course is designed as an introduction to body structure and function. An emphasis will be placed on body systems specifically related to paramedicine and how that knowledge can be applied to EMS care. (Prerequisite: Admission into the Paramedic Program. All classes must be taken in sequence.)

EMS Skills

ICP 1010     5.00 Credits
Course Outline
EMS SKILLS focuses on the Basic Life Support skills that the EMT-P must master along with this introduction to advanced skills. These include: Patient assessment, airway control with adjuncts, IV therapy, suctioning, communication skills, AED's, intubation, medication administration, cardiac skills, and other invasive techniques. (Prerequisite: Admission into the Paramedic Program. All classes must be taken in sequence.)

Pharmacology for EMS

ICP 1020     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
The intent of this course is to introduce the student to basic pharmacological concepts, principles of drug safety and basic drug categories. Legal aspects of drug administration, drug standards, and use of reference material will be included. Specialized medications utilized in ALS transports will also be discussed. This course will have a primary focus on specific drugs used by paramedics. (Prerequisite: Admission into the Paramedic Program. All classes must be taken in sequence.)

Cardiac Care in EMS

ICP 1040     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
The course will prepare the EMT-P to assess and manage those cardiac emergencies that result from coronary atherosclerosis, along with a number of conditions involving pathology of peripheral/central circulation. The interpretation of cardiac dysrhythmias receives much emphasis in this course. ACLS Provider certification may be included. (Prerequisite: Admission into the Paramedic Program. All classes must be taken in sequence.)

Trauma Care

ICP 1050     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course deals with the many aspects of trauma, including kinematics, evaluation, management, packaging, and transport. Advanced ITLS certification may be obtained. (Prerequisite: Admission into the Paramedic Program. All classes must be taken in sequence.)

Pathophysiology in EMS

ICP 1060     5.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course discusses a variety of topics and medical conditions that occur in the various body systems. Emphasis is placed on field management of medical emergencies. (Prerequisite: Admission into the Paramedic Program. All classes must be taken in sequence.)

EMS Advanced Skills

ICP 2010     5.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course is designed to orient the student to the rescue environment. Emphasis is placed on the role and responsibilities of the paramedic during a rescue response, including essential skills needed to keep the paramedic and the patient safe. Topics include Mass Casualty Incidents (includes ICS & START disaster response), hazardous materials, basic rescue, water and ice rescue awareness, high level-low angle rescue, emergency driving, special rescue situations and auto extrication for the paramedic. Also included is an introduction to advanced intensive care paramedic skills. Additional clinical rotations will also be completed. (Prerequisite: Admission into the Paramedic Program. All classes must be taken in sequence.)

Critical Care I

ICP 2030     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This courses orients students to the emergency room, intensive care unit, cardiac intensive care, telemetry unit and critical care departments. (Prerequisite: Admission into the Paramedic Program. All classes must be taken in sequence.)

Critical Care II

ICP 2040     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
Clinical areas may include: Psychiatric Unit, Obstetrics, Pediatrics and Geriatrics. (Prerequisite: Admission into the Paramedic Program. All classes must be taken in sequence.)

Field Internship I

ICP 2050     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This internship involves experiences with an advanced life support system provided by a fire service, municipal, hospital or other. (Prerequisites: Admission into the Paramedic Program. All classes must be taken in sequence.)

Field Internship II

ICP 2060     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This internship involves experiences with and advanced life support system provided by a private service. (Prerequisites: Admission into the Paramedic Program. All classes must be taken in sequence.)

Special Populations

ICP 2070     5.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course covers medical considerations in areas such as geriatrics, obstetrics, gynecology, neonates, pediatrics, behavior disorders, and patients with special needs. PALS certification may be obtained. (Prerequisites: Admission into the Paramedic Program. All classes must be taken in sequence.)

Paramedic Refresher

ICP 2080     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course is a comprehensive review of the technical courses and designed to prepare the candidate to challenge the National Registry Exam. It also meets the requirements for the 48-hour refresher. (Prerequisites: Admission into the Paramedic Program. All classes must be taken in sequence.)

Hazardous Materials

ICP 2090     1.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course is designed to meet the training standards designed in NFPA473 "Standards for Competencies of EMS Personnel Responding to Hazardous Materials Incidents". The class combines didactic training with audio-visual materials that will provide a review of pertinent "awareness" level information. To insure a safe EMS response to a hazardous materials situation at the Operations Level, additional information and practical laboratory time will be provided as necessary. (Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor)