Emergency Medical Service
Go, health care professionals!
A Course of Study
|Basic Divisional requirement||Medical Terminology||2/2||theory||3||-||3|
|Introduction of Emergency Care||3/3||theory+practice
|Major Electives Group A||Emergency Patients Management 1||4/3||theory+practice||2||2||4|
|Emergency Patients Assessment||4/3||theory+practice||2||2||4|
|Advanced Cardiac Life Support||4/3||theory+practice||2||2||4|
|Internal Medicine Emergency Care 1||4/3||theory+practice||2||2||4|
|Emergency Patients Management 2||4/3||theory+practice||2||2||4|
|Trauma Emergency Care 1||4/3||theory+practice||2||2||4|
|Respiratory Emergency Care||3/2||theory+practice||2||1||3|
|Clinical Emergency Training 1||2/2||field training||2||2||2|
|Major Electives Group B||Internal Medicine Emergency Care2||4/3||theory+practice||2||2||4|
|Trauma Emergency Care 2||4/3||theory+practice||2||2||4|
|Disaster & Accident Management||2/2||theory||2||-||2|
|Environmental&Poisoning Emergency Care||3/2||theory+practice||2||1||3|
|Obstetric&Gyne. Emergency Care||3/2||theory+practice||2||1||3|
|Clinical Emergency Training2||2/2||field training||2||2||2|
|Advanced Traumatic Emergency Care||4/3||theory+practice||2||2||4|
|Psychiatric Emergency Care||3/2||theory+practice||2||1||3|
|Evaluation of Emergency Care||3/2||theory+practice||2||1||3|
|Advanced Pediatric Emergency Care||4/3||theory+practice||2||2||4|
|Clinical Emergency Training 3||2/2||field training||2||2||2|
|Major Electives Group C||Ambulence Practicum||2/2||field training||-||2||2|
|Transference & Equipment Management||3/2||theory+practice||2||1||3|
|Law Concerning Emergency Care||2/2||theory||2||-||2|
|Fire Safety & Management||3/3||theory||3||-||3|
|Emergency Medical Politics||3/3||theory||3||-||3|
|Law Concerning Medicine||2/2||theory||2||-||2|
|Advanced Emergency Care Seminar||2/1||practice||-||2||2|
Medical Terminology (3/3) theory, Basic Divisional requirement
The student will participate by completing many exercises, including word building, analyzing, defining, and spelling to memorize word parts and their meanings.
The student will develop a large working medical vocabulary.
The student will develop an appreciation for the language of medicine.
The student will continue to use these skills and build on the medical terms introduced long after this course is completed.
This course presents a study of basic medical terminology. Prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, special endings, plural forms, abbreviations, and symbols are included in the content. A programmed learning, word building system will be used to learn word parts that are used to construct or analyze new terms. This provides the opportunity to decipher unfamiliar terms and check their spelling. Emphasis is placed on spelling, definition, usage and pronunciation. Abbreviations will be introduced as related terms are presented.
4156 Human Anatomy (3/3) theory, Basic Divisional requirement
Course Objectives are to learn the anatomy and physiology of the endocrine system, the composition of human blood plasma and name the cells making up the elements of blood, to demonstrate an understanding of the electrical activity, pressure changes, and heart sounds that occur during a single, normal cardiac cycle, to become familiar with the anatomy of the human respiratory system and to explain the activities involved in a single respiratory cycle, to learn the anatomy and physiology of the human digestive system, to learn the anatomy and physiology of the reproductive system
This course involves a continuation of the study of the structure and function of the human body with online laboratory experiences that began in Anatomy and Physiology I. In this portion of the course, we will complete the study of the anatomy and physiology of the main systems of the body.
4158 Introduction of Emergency Care (4/3) theory+practice, Basic Divisional requirement
Goal of the Course. This course is occupationally related and serves as preparation for jobs in prehospital care and emergency medical care.
4100 Human Physiology (3/3) theory, Basic Divisional requirement
Goals for this course are to:
help you increase your knowledge and understanding of human physiology (as you may have guessed)
increase your knowledge regarding the biological basis for the development and treatment of common diseases affecting the body.
familiarize you with certain experimental techniques and recording equipment used in physiology
provide an opportunity for you to gain experience interpreting and communicating experimental results.
A university?level course that covers all major aspects of the physiology of the human body, including basic anatomy, fundamental organic chemistry, cellular structure and function, and the integration, organization, and control of the organism’s body systems. After completing this course, you will have acquired an understanding of physiology, physiological adaptations to special conditions, and some of the physiological factors in disease processes.
4905 Emergency Patients Management 1 / 5027 Emergency Patients Management 2 (4/3) theory+practice, Major Electives Group A
At the end of the course the student should be able to;
1. Communicate effectively with the equine clients
2. Complete an accurate history and physical examination on equine patients
3.Establish a problem list and identify the main systems affected
4. Analyze medical records at clinical sites and create a medical record for a patient. Demonstrate assessment skills in an integrated manner and identify when to refer a patient to a higher level of care
5. Identify appropriate and the efficacy of pharmaceutical therapy including ADME, indications, contraindications, treatment for adverse and toxic drug reaction in horses; anti-inflammatory, antibiotics, sedatives, ect.
6. Administer medication in the appropriate locations using the correct technique; Intravenous, intramuscular, by mouth, subcutaneous, etc.
This second year course provides supervised clinical education in ambulatory based equine practice. The students will have the opportunity to work alongside high quality community based equine clinicians. The students are active participants in the diagnostic and therapeutic management of the patient and will continue to develop problem orientated decision making skills directed toward the care of the patient. The students will assume progressive responsibility in the management of primary care patients, preventive care programs, emergencies that occur in practice as well as gaining exposure to the economics of equine practice.
4392 Emergency Patients Assessment (4/3) theory+practice, Major Electives Group A
Assessment begins with a process called the initial assessment, designed to identify and treat immediately life-threatening conditions and to set priorities for further assessment and treatment or immediate transport.
This course covers the theory, skills, and terminology needed to perform a physical assessment, including an overview of basic anatomy and physiology, systematic assessment of the patient, the process of obtaining the patient's medical history, procedures in performing a physical examination and a concise method of recording these findings.
4170 Pharmacology (3/2) theory+practice, Major Electives Group A
This course covers the general principles of pharmacology and the methods of calculating drug doses. The main focus is the nature and effects of drugs administered by paramedics in the treatment of patients in the clinical and field setting.
General aspects of pharmacology, drug effects on the nervous system and neuroeffectors, psychopharmacology, depressants and stimulants of the central nervous system, anesthetics, drugs used in cardiovascular diseases, drug effects on the respiratory tract, drugs that influence metabolic and endocrine functions, chemotherapy, principles of toxicology, etc.
4171 Pathology (3/2) theory+practice, Major Electives Group A
The objectives of this course are achieved by a set of integrated lectures and laboratories, as well as a student-driven term project leading to a formal presentation on a medical, socioeconomic, or technological issue in human pathology.
(1) General Mechanisms of Disease (Inflammation, Infection, Immune Injury, Host Response to Foreign Materials, Transplantation, Genetic Disorders and Neoplasia),
(2) Pathology of Lipids, Enzymes and Molecular Transporters,
(3) Pathology of Major Organ Systems
(4) Review of Diagnostic Tools from Invasive Surgical Pathology to Non-invasive Techniques such as Optical Spectroscopy, Functional Imaging, and Molecular Markers of Disease.
4386 Advanced Cardiac Life Support (4/3) theory+practice, Major Electives Group A
This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills needed to recognize and successfully manage cardiovascular emergencies encountered in the field. Following the standards of the American Heart Association, ECG recognition, and 12 lead ECG. Extensive coverage is devoted to the pharmacological and electrical management techniques used in treating acute cardiac events, including respiratory and cardiac arrest.
It is followed by 12 instructional units that cover these topics: introduction; myocardial infarction; adjuncts for airway control, ventilation, and supplemental oxygen; adjuncts for artificial circulation; monitoring and dysrhythmia recognition; defibrillation and cardioversion; intravenous techniques; cardiovascular pharmacology; mega code/advanced cardiac life support algorithms; pediatric resuscitation; acid-base balance; and medicolegal aspects. Units contain the following: information on prerequisites, required and recommended references, learning activities, and objectives; a topic outline; and evaluation criteria.
5025 Electrocardiogram (3/2) theory+practice, Major Electives Group A
This course is designed to fill the needs of students who desire the ability to interpret resting (and exercise)normal and abnormal EKG, as well as provide an overview of the anatomy of the heart, it's functions and neurophysiology.
The syllabus prescribes the following areas of supporting knowledge and understanding expected of the successful candidate:
a) Medical and technical terminology applicable to the subject area.b) Essential anatomy and physiology of the heart and circulation as relevant to electrocardiography.c) The work and responsibilities of a support worker in cardiology.d) Problems encountered in the recording of a 12-lead resting electrocardiogram and their solutions.e) Features of the normal 12-lead resting electrocardiogram and the recognition of some common abnormalities.
The syllabus is in three sections
4907 Internal Medicine Emergency Care 1 / 4910 Internal Medicine Emergency Care 2 (4/3) theory+practice, Major Electives Group A
It is designed to further develop the concepts of diagnosis and management acquired during pre-clinical course-work and to develop decision-making and cognitive skills related to patient care in an emergency setting.
This Course affords students the opportunity to:
1. Practice the recognition of sick vs not sick patients.
2. Refine skills in the stabilization of acute life threatening emergencies. 3. Enhance skills of developing differential diagnoses.
4. Experience the continuum of initial evaluation, stabilization, treatment and disposition of the acutely ill or injured patient.
4908 Trauma Emergency Care 1 / 4911 Trauma Emergency Care 2 (4/3) theory+practice, Major Electives Group A
This course is intended to present to the student a comprehensive insight into traumatic injury to the human body, its causes, types and implications. The impact on trauma survival and the concept of well-developed regional trauma systems will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed upon the evaluation and management of both blunt and penetrating trauma in relationship to regional anatomy.
This Course affords students the opportunity to: ;
1. Justify the need for regional systems of trauma and emergency medical services (EMS)
2.Define the principal components of an inclusive trauma system
3. Describe the current status of trauma systems .
4. Compare and contrast alternative models for the organization, management and delivery of pre-hospital and hospital services for care of the injured .
5. Identify approaches for measuring the severity of injury and trauma ((casemix))
6. Assess the strengths and limitations of a study designed to evaluate EMS and trauma system performance
4808 Respiratory Emergency Care (3/2) theory+practice, Major Electives Group A
This class is an introduction and orientation in the field of respiratory care, the professional organizations, the regulatory bodies, and the policies that govern respiratory treatment. It also provides the pre-entry student program information critical to the decision to enter the Certified Respiratory Therapist Program.
This Course affords students the opportunity to learn about:
The anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system; the use of airway adjuncts; oxygen therapy; and airway care are reviewed. Then anatomical considerations and the steps in the performance of endotracheal and esophageal intubation in adults are considered. Endotracheal intubation in the infant is presented. The steps to be followed in assisting an EMT during intubation are presented.
4388 Clinical Emergency Training 1 / 4389 Clinical Emergency Training 2
4390 Clinical Emergency Training 3 / 4391 Clinical Emergency Training 4 (2/2)
field training, Major Electives Group A
This course gives the student the opportunity to deliver optimum patient care at several clinical hospital sites, using a preceptor approach. Clinical rotations occur within the following departments: Critical Care, Emergency Department, Triage, IV Team, Morgue, OR Observation, Pediatric Emergency Department, Pediatric OR, Pediatric PAR, Psychiatric, Labor and Delivery, and Elective and Miscellaneous rotations.
This Course affords students the opportunity to learn about:
Advanced types of healthcare professions, a work-based instruction that helps students synthesize new knowledge, apply previous knowledge, or gain experience in managing the workflow. Practical experience is simultaneously related to theory. Close and/or direct supervision is provided by clinical professionals (faculty or preceptor), generally in a clinical setting.
4912 Disaster & Accident Management (2/2) theory, Major Electives Group B
The programme focuses on man-made and industrial disasters and emergencies. After course completion, participants should have enhanced their ability to plan for, respond to, and recover from a variety of emergencies. They should be able to:
1. analyse risk factors
2. minimize or avoid potential disasters
3. prepare a management plan
4. effectively manage the response team
This course is developed for practitioners in the field of Disaster & Emergency Management, Safety & Security Management and more broadly ? Corporate Risk Management. This course covers strategic issues that both the public and private sectors need to address in order to prevent disasters and when they do arise, to effectively respond to them.
4809 Environmental & Poisoning Emergency Care (3/2) theory+practice, Major Electives Group B
The elective in medical toxicology is available to residents from any medical specialty from any region of the country (and from most of the world).
Specific Learning Objectives
Be able to understand and discuss the initial identification and management of a poisoned patient.
Understand the rationale and role of the administration of oxygen, naloxone, dextrose, thiamine, and other antidotes, and understand the risks associated with their administration.
Learn to select the appropriate methods of gastrointestinal decontamination for a poisoned patient. Specifically, understand the risks, benefits, indications and contraindications of:
Cathartics vWhole bowel irrigation
4375 Obstetric & Gyne. Emergency Care (3/2) theory+practice, Major Electives Group B
The goal of the clerkship is to acquaint the student with the varied aspects of medical care for women, with emphasis on acquiring the basic skills of gynecologic and obstetrical history taking and physical examination, participating and assuming responsibility in the evaluation and care of emergency patient, and acquiring practical experience in the emergency center.
1.Demonstrate professionalism in relationships with obstetrical and gynecological patients.
2.Effectively communicate with women patients, demonstrating awareness of gender, age, cultural, and disability issues.
3.Describe current recommendations for preventive screening and routine health maintenance throughout the life cycle of women.
4.Discuss the pathophysiology, etiology, differential diagnosis, and treatment options for conditions and functions that are specific to women or have interventions that are specific to women.
4810 Advanced Traumatic Emergency Care (4/3) theory+practice, Major Electives Group B
The course is designed to provide the practicing pre-hospital care provider with specific knowledge related to the pre-hospital assessment and care of the trauma patient. Advances in pre-hospital trauma intervention techniques, along with new combinations and applications of existing skills and knowledge are included.
This Course affords students the opportunity to expand their knowledge in:
1. Trauma Definition and Trauma Emergency.2. Epidemiology, Biomechanics, and Mechanisms of Trauma.3. Traumatic Conditions.4. Trauma Scoring Systems. 5. Assessment of Trauma Patients.6. Pathophysiology of Shock.7. Fluid Resuscitation.8. Airway and Ventilatory Management.9. Complications of Trauma.10. Professional Perspectives in Trauma Emergency.
4185 Psychiatric Emergency Care (3/2) theory+practice, Major Electives Group B
The psychiatric emergency service is attracting increasing attention as a setting in which to carry out psychiatry's mission of educating tomorrow's EMT in the field of clinical psychiatry and of prehospital services and clinical area.
This Course affords students the opportunity to:
1. With adequate information and observations, be able to correctly classify disorders in agreement with recognized experts in the field. This amounts to learning psychological assessment, psychiatry, psychotherapy, epidemiology, cultural anthropology, taxonomy, neurology and psychopathology.
2. Be familiar with the various theories of etiology as applied to specific mental or behavioral disorders or anomalies and to be able to discuss these theories in the context of historical and current research findings. The student is expected to develop a basic working knowledge of biological, psychodynamic, and behavioral approaches to psychopathology.
4811 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (3/2) theory+practice, Major Electives Group B
Instruction of those who are frequently in a position to provide first aid/CPR?and emergency care. Provides essential knowledge and skills needed to?develop the functional first aid/CPR capabilities required by a basic first?responders, including nurses, teachers, athletic trainers, and other special?interest groups.
1. describe the chain of survival in ECC, and the prompt recognition and action for myocardial infarction and stroke to prevent respiratory and cardiac arrest.
2. Describe and demonstrate use of mouth-to-mouth, mouth-to mask and bag-mask ventilation in CPR.
3. To identify and discuss health care provider-related ethical issues including legal mandates and the initiation and discontinuation of CPR.
4. To identify the components and describe the use of a "crash cart" in a healthcare setting.
5. To describe the requirements for obtaining certification and demonstrating continuing competency in BLS for the Healthcare Provider.
4812 Evaluation of Emergency Care (3/2) theory+practice, Major Electives Group B
The goal of this course is the evaluation of the performance of general emergency care in prehospital emergencies.
This Course affords students the opportunity:
To assess effectiveness in improving patient outcomes of a new prehospital emergency care paired with a quality assessment tool for prehospital care providers in fields.
4915 Advanced Pediatric Emergency Care (4/3) theory+practice, Major Electives Group B
This course provides the Paramedic Student with a general understanding of the newborn and the newly born with overviews of structure and function of the cardiovascular and respiratory system.
This Course affords students the opportunity to:
Be presented with Neonatal resuscitation, along with neonatal assessment. This course provides the Paramedic Student with a general understanding of the pediatric patient and the interaction that is necessary with their family members. Growth and development, anatomy and physiology review, pathophysiology, assessment and management of pediatric emergencies are stressed within this course.
4916 Ambulance Practicum (2/2) field training, Major Electives Group C
Upon completion of this course you should be able to:
Use your skills and knowledge to make positive contributions to team efforts.
Apply effective methods to treat emergency patients.
Demonstrate an understanding of applying effective treatments.
Participate as a team member in ((meeting time patient)) in fields.
1. Discuss the medical and non-medical equipment needed to respond to a call.
2. Explain the rationale for having the unit prepared to respond.
3. List the phases of an ambulance call.
4. Describe the general provisions of state laws relating to the operation of the ambulance and privileges in any or all of the speed, warning lights, sirens, right-of-way, parking, turning
5. List contributing factors to unsafe driving conditions.
6. Describe the considerations that should be given to request for escorts, following an escort vehicle, intersections.
7. Discuss “"Due Regard for Safety of All Others”" while operating an emergency vehicle.
8. State what information is essential in order to respond to a call.
9. Discuss various situations that may affect response to a call.
4917 Transference & Equipment Management (3/2) theory+practice, Major Electives Group C
This course is designed to prepare the nationally registered to become a Critical Care Transport Specialist. Students study ventilators, 12-lead ECG's, thermodilution catheters, intravenous pumps, pharmacology, invasive lines, intra-aortic balloon pumps, and complications of transport. Additional topics include documentation, affiliation agreements, and medical/legal issues.
This Course affords students the opportunity to:
Be familiar with the problems of transport: the physiological consequences of movement(acceleration) the environmental problems (space, vibration, temperature) on the patient and transporting equipment, minimal monitoring and transfer/pre-transfer assessment and resuscitation, intra-transfer care choices and the problems of transferring and transporting equipment.
The trainee should know the problems of patient management in unusual environments within the hospital.
The trainee should understand the paramedic system and the problems of retrieval, resuscitation and monitoring.
4187 Law Concerning Emergency Care (2/2) theory, Major Electives Group C
Designed to help familiarize EMS students with their basic rights and discuss safety awareness by understanding the importance of rules and laws.
1. Define Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems.
2. Characterize the various methods used to assess the EMS system in the community.
3. Differentiate the roles and responsibilities of the EMT from other prehospital care providers.
4. Describe the roles and responsibilities related to personal safety.
5. Discuss the roles and responsibilities of the EMT towards the safety of the crew, the patient and bystanders.
6. Define quality improvement and discuss the EMT's role in the process.
7. Define medical direction and discuss the EMT's role in the process.
8. Assess areas of personal attitude and conduct of the EMT.
9. State the specific statues and regulations in Nebraska regarding the EMS system.
4918 Fire Safety & Management (3/3) theory, Major Electives Group C
The purpose of this course is to specify, in terms of performance objectives, the minimum requirements for professional service as a fire department safety officer.?This course shall cover the requirements for the Fire Department Safety Officer: Health and Safety Officer and Incident Safety Officer.
This Course affords students the opportunity to:Identify the performance requirements necessary to perform the duties of a Fire Department Safety Officer: Health and Safety and Incident Safety Officer. This course introduces the student to the basic concepts of incident management and safety.
4359 Health Statistics (3/2) theory+practice, Major Electives Group C
Introduction to the basic principles and applications of statistical methods as they are applied to data arising in the health professions.
By the end of this course, students will be expected to:
(1) organize and summarize data using descriptive statistical techniques,
(2) compute confidence intervals and test hypotheses for the most common population parameters,
(3) perform an analysis of variance and linear regression,
(4) analyze frequency data,
(5) understand and critique the statistical components of research arising in health care professions.
4380 Emergency Medical Politics (3/3) theory, Major Electives Group C
Study public policies in the management of hazards, emergencies, and disasters. Focus on a series of case studies concerning major disasters, and on management principles drawn from those cases.
3558 Public Health (3/3) theory, Major Electives Group C
Identify and define moral issues in the context of EMS practice. Distinguish between an EMS issue or argument and other types of issues or arguments.
Articulate EMS arguments for or against EMS policies or practices.
4814 Training Practicum (2/1) Practice, Major Electives Group C
The course is designed for the pre-hospital care provider emphasizing musculoskeletal injuries occurring during physical activity.
The content of this course is designed to build upon and extend the knowledge gained by pre-hospital care providers during an EMT certification course; or similar training.
4485 Research Methodology (2/2) theory, Major Electives Group C
This course prepares learners to contribute to the development of the disaster and emergency management field.
Learners study various qualitative and quantitative research methodologies that can be used to learn more about and improve the professional's ability to understand, predict, prevent, manage, mitigate and recover from natural and human-induced disasters and emergencies.
Topics include research design, conducting a literature review, research questions and hypothesis formulation, problems of causality, data collection, analysis, and presentation, research ethics and report writing.
Learners review field, participatory and action research, and rapid appraisal.
4815 Law Concerning Medicine (2/2) theory Major Electives Group C
The purpose of this course is to introduce EMS students, especially those interested in health administration and management, to the legal issues they are likely to face in managing a health care organization. With the increasing intersection between health care delivery and law, health care executives will encounter a wide range of legal and regulatory issues, including patients’' rights, antitrust, institutional liability, and employee relations.
This course is designed to provide students with the practical knowledge to identify legal issues and to understand the legal ramifications of strategic decisions. But it is also designed to familiarize students with the emerging emergency medical system issues that courts are likely to confront.
● The functions of and interaction between courts, legislatures, regulators
● The role of the legal system in EMS and EMS delivery
● How laws will affect students as strategic thinkers in health care positions
● How to find and read cases, statutes, and regulations
● How to apply basic ((tort)), contract, and corporate law principles
● Patients' rights
4816 Advanced Emergency Care Seminar (2/1) practice, Major Electives Group C
This course is taken after the thesis proposal has been
accepted by the student’s instructor or advisor.
The student will conduct research, analyze data, write,
complete, and defend the thesis.
Topics include ;
1. Finalize literature review, gather, organize, evaluate, and report data.
2. Utilize technology when appropriate.
3. Write Thesis; submit final draft to instructor