Emergency Medical Service (531)

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531-102 Emergency Procedure-Work Place

This course prepares the individual for common emergencies in the work place. It includes the American Heart Association Adult, Child and Infant CPR, First Aid and Fire Prevention and Safety.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1

531-104 EMT Basic/FPT

The course is for Fire Protection Technician program students only. This course prepares individuals to care for patients at accident scenes and transport by ambulance to the hospital under medical direction. The course emphasizes emergency skills such as managing respiratory and cardiac emergencies, medical emergencies, trauma emergencies and patient assessment, and teaches these skills in a job-related context. The National Registry of EMT's test is required at the completion of the course for licensure in the State of Wisconsin.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 4
Pre-requisites: 531 434

531-105 EMT Intermediate Technician

The EMT Intermediate Technician course will take you to the next level of training after EMT-Basic. Students will learn clinical decision making skills, basic pharmacology, intravenous therapy, and management of cardiovascular, diabetic, drug overdose, and shock cases. The class includes a combination of classroom and practical skills training that includes clininical time in a hospital setting. Demonstrated skill competencies are required to successfully complete this class in order to be eligible to take the Wisconsin State licensure examination. EMT-Basic and a current EMT-B license are pre-requisites for this class.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

531-110 Emerg Med Tech/EMT-B

Prepares students for the National Registry of EMTs Emergency Medical Technician level test which leads to licensure as an EMT in Wisconsin. The course emphasizes emergency medical skills needed to stabilize both trauma and medical patients in a prehospital setting within the guidelines of Medical Control. The course covers basic anatomy and physiology, patient and scene assessment, patient stabilization and intervention techniques, medical-legal aspects, and patient packaging and transportation to the hospital. This course is a prerequisite for Advanced EMT and includes 180 hours of instruction that includes lecture, practical skill development, simulation learning, and clinical time. The course includes the American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR as a course introduction. Failure to successfully complete this portion of the course disqualifies students from continuing. There is an additional course fee that covers required class materials with the exception of books. This course fee is non refundable after the first day of class.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 5
Pre-requisites: (ASSET Writing Skills, 44 or COMPASS Writing Skills, 070 or ACT English, 18 or Next Gen AccuPlacer Writng, 255 or SAT Verbal, 330 or AccuPlacer Sentence Skills, 083 or Test Waived-College Degree or 831-103 or 831-103 or 801-136 or 801-195) and (COMPASS Reading Skills, 073 or ACT Reading, 16 or ASSET Reading Skills, 39 or Next Gen AccuPlacer Reading, 251 or SAT Reading, 251 or AccuPlacer Reading Comp, 076 or Test Waived-College Degree or 838-104 or 838-104 or 801-196 or 801-198 or 804-133 or 806-110 or 806-112 or 806-118 or 806-134 or 806-139 or 806-154 or 806-177 or 806-186 or 806-194 or 806-199 or 809-109 or 809-166 or 809-172 or 809-188 or 809-195 or 809-143 or 809-196 or 809-198 or 809-199)

531-111 Advanced EMT/Int-Tech

Prepares students for the National Registry of EMTs Advanced Emergency Medical Technician level test which leads to licensure as an AEMT in Wisconsin. The course emphasizes more advanced emergency medical skills needed to stabilize both trauma and medical patients in a prehospital setting within the guidelines of Medical Control. The course covers additional anatomy and physiology needed for more advanced patient assessment and treatment skills. Patient stabilization and intervention techniques at this more advanced level are also covered. This course includes 180 hours of instruction that includes lecture, practical skill development, simulation learning, and clinical time. Prerequisite: Wisconsin licensed EMT.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 4

531-301 Emergency Medical Responder/Emergency Medical Technician Part 1

Provides the foundational knowledge for future Emergency Medical Technicians and Emergency Medical Responders. Topics include: basic human anatomy, performing a patient assessment, traumatic injury management, airway management, and Basic Life Support cardiac resuscitation. Upon successful completion, candidates will be eligible to participate in the National Registry of EMTs Emergency Medical Responder exams for Wisconsin EMR certification.

Aid Code: 30 - Short-term.
Credits: 3

531-302 Emergency Medical Technician Part 2

Advances on the foundation concepts of Part 1 to include pharmacology, pathophysiology, operating an ambulance, and medication administration. Students will also complete a clinical rotation in a hospital Emergency Department. Upon successful completion, candidates will be eligible to participate in the National Registry of EMTs Emergency Medical Technician exams for Wisconsin EMT licensure.

Aid Code: 30 - Short-term.
Credits: 3
Co-requisites: (531-301)

531-304 EMT - Intermediate 99 I

Students learn advanced patient assessment, communication skills and advanced life support interventions through lecture and in class practical application. This course is the first of two class needed to meet the requirements for certification with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and educational requirements for licensure in Wisconsin.

Aid Code: 30 - Short-term.
Credits: 5

531-305 EMT - Intermediate 99 II

Students learn advanced patient assessment, communication skills and advanced life support interventions through lecture and clinical and field experience. This course is the second of two classes needed to meet the requirements for certification with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and educational requirements for licensure in Wisconsin.

Aid Code: 30 - Short-term.
Credits: 5

531-407

Aid Code: 47 - Occupational Adult.
Credits: .4

531-409

This course is the terminal module for the Flexible refresher option for renewal of the Wisconsin First Responder license through the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The course includes discussion of selected topics that are required by the state and local Medical Direction, and includes mandatory skills check-off and a written examination.

Aid Code: 47 - Occupational Adult.
Credits: .6

531-417

Aid Code: 47 - Occupational Adult.
Credits: .8

531-427

This is the required course for those individuals doing continuing education for their State of Wisconsin Licensure renewal. The class consists of 3 hours of "Hot Topic Updates" and three station practical skills test. This class alone will not fulfill the requirements for renewal for the State of Wisconsin or National Registry.

Aid Code: 47 - Occupational Adult.
Credits: .6

531-462

Aid Code: 47 - Occupational Adult.
Credits: 4

531-463

Course is designed for transitioning existing EMT-Intermediate Technician to the Advanced EMT level for State of Wisconsin Licensure.

Aid Code: 47 - Occupational Adult.
Credits: 4.2

531-464

Course is designed for transitioning existing EMT-Basics to the new EMT level for State of Wisconsin Licensure.

Aid Code: 47 - Occupational Adult.
Credits: 3

531-468

No Description.

Aid Code: 47 - Occupational Adult.
Credits: 6

531-470

ACLS is geared towards healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies or personnel in emergency response. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years.

Aid Code: 47 - Occupational Adult.
Credits: 1.6

531-471

PALS is geared towards healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children and for personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years.

Aid Code: 47 - Occupational Adult.
Credits: 1.6

531-535

ACLS is geared towards healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies or personnel in emergency response. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years. this is a refresher course.

Aid Code: 47 - Occupational Adult.
Credits: .8

531-536

PALS is geared towards healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children and for personnel in emergency response,emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years. This is a refresher class.

Aid Code: 47 - Occupational Adult.
Credits: .8