Second Block

There are five courses in Second Bl0ck.  The foundational knowledge and skills from First Block are solidified through deliberate practice and deeper study.  Students are coached as they apply their capabilities in the scenario lab during this block.  EMS 260 also includes certification in Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS).

EMS 251  Pharmacology in Field Medicine II:  The focus of the course is on detailed knowledge of the medications typically included in field EMS protocols.

EMS 253  Field Airway Management II:  This course is the second of a two-part series designed to help paramedic students become competent and confident airway managers in the field environment. During this course’s lab sessions, students will engage in activities and discussions with faculty and peers designed to assess their knowledge level as well as to practice applicable skills.

EMS 256  Special Populations and Calls:  This course addresses the various special populations of patients including geriatrics, bariatrics and pediatrics.  In addition, special types of calls are discussed including rescue, hazardous materials, law enforcement related, mass gatherings and multiple patient incidents.

EMS 260  Trauma Patient Cases:  This course’s material encompasses the trauma patient care objectives that are most critical for paramedics.  During the course’s lab sessions, students will engage in activities and discussions with faculty and peers designed to assess their knowledge level as well as to practice applicable skills. Labs include four of the mandatory National Registry scenarios required for the NR’s Paramedic Portfolio. The PreHospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) certification course is included in this course.

EMS 290  EMS Scenarios:  This course builds upon prior learning in the program as students perform in a scenario lab environment.  During the course’s lab sessions, students will act as Team Leaders in scenarios that require advanced life support capabilities.