Academic Catalog 2020-2021

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Emergency Science (EMSE)

EMSE 1010 — Emergency Medical Responder   3 credit hours

This course covers emergency conditions of victims of a medical or trauma emergency in the pre-hospital environment. It emphasizes scene stabilization, initial management of mass casualty incidents, recognition of patient condition or extent of injuries relative to airway, breathing and circulation, and skills fundamental to the role of a first responder. Course content adheres to the National Standard Curriculum and prepares students for state and national registry. Lab Fee: $35.00 (Fees are subject to change) 2.00 Lecture Hours 3.00 Lab Hours 3.00 Credit Hours Not Transferable

EMSE 1020 — Emergency Medical Technician I   3 credit hours

This course covers the foundations of Emergency Medical Services and the EMT's role within the system. Airway management, respiration and ventilation along with patient assessment and basic pharmacology for the EMT are also presented. Lab Fee $35.00 (Fees are subject to change) 4.00 Lecture Hours 6.00 Lab Hours 6.00 Credit Hours Not Transferable

Co-requisite(s): EMSE 1030

Schedule type: Lecture, Web

EMSE 1021 — Emergency Medical Tech II   3 credit hours

This course builds on the foundation of EMT training covered in EMSE 1020 and presents the pathophysiology, assessment and current treatment modalities for the out of hospital medical, trauma and special populations patient. Pre-Requisites EMSE 1020 and EMSE 1030 Lab Fee: $35.00

Pre-requisite(s): EMSE 1020, EMSE 1030

Schedule type: Lecture, Web

EMSE 1030 — Emergency Med Tech Lab I   1 credit hour

This skills lab will present the static skills of air way management, oxygen administrations, management of shock, vital signs and lifting and moving. Corequisites: EMSE 1020

Co-requisite(s): EMSE 1020

Schedule type: Laboratory, Lecture

EMSE 1031 — Emergency Medical Tech II Lab   1 credit hour

This skills lab will present the static skills of medical and trauma assessment, cardiac arrest management and splinting. Pre-Requisite EMSE 1020 and EMSE 1030 Co-requisite EMSE 1021

Pre-requisite(s): EMSE 1020, EMSE 1030

Co-requisite(s): EMSE 1021

EMSE 1040 — Emergency Med Tech Capstone   1 credit hour

This course is required to sit for the national and state cerification exams. It will include standardized preparation modules for the written exam as well as a mock skills exam. Hazmat awareness and defensive driving certification will also be included. Pre-Requisite: EMSE 1030 and EMSE 1031 within the last 2 years Lab Fee: $35.00

Pre-requisite(s): EMSE 1030, EMSE 1031

Schedule type: Capstone

EMSE 1100 — Adv Emergency Med Technician   8 credit hours

This course prepares the Advanced EMT student to provide out of hospital assessment and care for patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries. This class is currently only offered in the Fall semester. Pre-Requisite: Student must be currently Louisiana licensed and National registered as EMT. Completion of BIOL 1010 & BIOL 1020 with a C or better within the last 3 years. Lab Fee: $35.00 (Fees are subject to change)

Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 1010, BIOL 1020

EMSE 1120 — Adv Emerg Med Tech Capstone   1 credit hour

This clinical and field practicum at approved sites provides the student with patient-care experiences with patients of various ages under a preceptor. Sites include area hospitals, EMS providers and other approved clinical sites. It will include standardized preparation modules for the written exam as well as mock skills exam and is required to sit for the national and state certification exams. Pre-Requisite: EMSE 1100

Pre-requisite(s): EMSE 1100

Schedule type: Practicum

EMSE 1200 — Principles of Paramedic Care   4 credit hours

This course presents preparatory and fundamentals of community paramedicine. Topics include EMS systems, roles and responsibilities, communication, documentation and the medical legal aspects of out of hospital care with an emphasis on personal well-being, injury prevention, research and ethics. The foundation of patient assessment is strengthened with concepts in cellular pathophysiology, pharmacology, and airway assessment. 4.00 Lecture Hours 0.00 Lab Hours 4.00 Credit Hours PREREQUISITE: Student must be currently Louisiana licensed and National registered as EMT or Advanced EMT or receive permission of the instructor. BIOL 1010 and BIOL 1020 or their equivalents with a “C” or better with in the last 3 years; and eligibility for ENGL 1010 and MATH 0990. COREQUISITE: EMSE 1210 Not Transferable

Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 1010, BIOL 1020, MATH 0980, DEVM 0940

Co-requisite(s): EMSE 1210

Schedule type: Lecture

EMSE 1210 — Princ. of Paramedic Care Lab   2 credit hours

This laboratory course develops the skills of IV access, fluid resuscitation, medication administration, and airway management. Students develop the techniques of history taking, physical exam, patient assessment, and therapeutic communications. Lab Fee: $110.00 (Fees are subject to change) 0.00 Lecture Hours 4.00 Lab Hours 2.00 Credit Hours PREREQUISITE: Student must be currently Louisiana licensed and National registered as EMT or Advanced EMT or receive permission of the instructor. BIOL 1010 and BIOL 1020 or their equivalents with a “C” or better within last 3 years; and eligibility for ENGL 1010 and MATH 0990 COREQUISITE: EMSE 1200

Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 1010, BIOL 1020, MATH 0980

Co-requisite(s): EMSE 1200

Schedule type: Laboratory

EMSE 1300 — Cardiac & Resp Emergencies   4 credit hours

This course presents the pathophysiology, assessment, and current treatment modalities for the out of hospital cardiac and respiratory patient. Emphasis is placed on recognition and etiology of life-threatening cardio-pulmonary emergencies and current treatment modalities for these patients.

Pre-requisite(s): EMSE 1200, EMSE 1210

Co-requisite(s): EMSE 1310

Schedule type: Lecture

EMSE 1310 — Cardiac & Resp Emerg Lab   1 credit hour

This laboratory course develops student skills in cardiac and respiratory patient assessment. Students learn ECG monitoring and interpretation, defibrillation, cardio-version and non-invasive external cardiac pacing. Advanced topics in 12-lead acquisition and interpretation are also introduced. The course presents the assessment, treatment, and pharmacological intervention through simulations in which students must demonstrate proficiency prior to performance in the clinical setting. Lab Fee $35.00 (fees are subject to change)

Pre-requisite(s): EMSE 1200, EMSE 1210

Co-requisite(s): EMSE 1300

Schedule type: Laboratory

EMSE 1320 — Paramedic Clinic Internship I   1 credit hour

This clinical practicum at approved sites provides the student with patient-care experiences with patients of various ages under a preceptor. Sites include area hospitals, EMS providers and other approved clinical sites. Lab Fee: $110.00

Pre-requisite(s): EMSE 1200, EMSE 1210

Co-requisite(s): EMSE 1300

Schedule type: Practicum

EMSE 1500 — Medical Emergencies   4 credit hours

This course covers medical emergencies relating to neurology, endocrinology, immunology, gastroenterology, hematology, toxicology, urology and nephrology. It also presents the assessment and management of the infectious patient as well as the behavioral patient.

Pre-requisite(s): EMSE 1300, EMSE 1310

Co-requisite(s): EMSE 1510

Schedule type: Lecture

EMSE 1510 — Medical Emergencies Lab   1 credit hour

This laboratory course develops student skills in medical patient assessment. The course presents the assessment, treatment, and pharmacological intervention through simulations in which students must demonstrate proficiency prior to performance in the clinical setting. Lab Fee: $35.00 (subject to change)

Pre-requisite(s): EMSE 1300, EMSE 1310

Co-requisite(s): EMSE 1500

Schedule type: Laboratory

EMSE 1520 — Paramedic Clinic Internship II   1 credit hour

This clinical practicum at approved sites provides the student with patient-care experiences with patients of various ages under a preceptor. Sites include area hospitals, EMS providers and other

Pre-requisite(s): EMSE 1300, EMSE 1310

Co-requisite(s): EMSE 1500

Schedule type: Practicum

EMSE 2200 — Special Populations in EMS   4 credit hours

This course presents the pathophysiology, assessment and current treatment modalities for the out of hospital pediatric and geriatric patient. Special considerations in EMS including victims of abuse, neglect and the chronic care patient in the home setting are also covered.

Pre-requisite(s): EMSE 1500, EMSE 1510

Co-requisite(s): EMSE 2210

Schedule type: Lecture

EMSE 2210 — Special Populations in EMS lab   1 credit hour

This laboratory course develops student skills in the assessment and care of the obstetrical, pediatric, geriatric, and chronic care patients. The course presents the assessment, treatment, and pharmacological intervention through simulations in which students must demonstrate proficiency prior to performance in the clinical setting. Lab Fee: $35.00

Pre-requisite(s): EMSE 1500, EMSE 1510

Co-requisite(s): EMSE 2200

Schedule type: Laboratory

EMSE 2220 — Paramedic Clinical Internsh II   1 credit hour

This clinical practicum at approved sites provides the student with patient-care experiences with patients of various ages under a preceptor. Sites include area hospitals, EMS providers and other approved clinical sites.

Pre-requisite(s): EMSE 1500, EMSE 1510

Co-requisite(s): EMSE 2200

Schedule type: Internship/Coop, Practicum

EMSE 2300 — Trauma Emergencies   4 credit hours

This course presents the pathophysiology, assessment, and current treatment modalities for the out of hospital trauma patient. Lecture includes kinematics of trauma, hemorrhagic shock, burn management, and environmental trauma. It also covers musculoskeletal injuries, trauma to the spine, soft tissue, and abdomen.

Pre-requisite(s): EMSE 2200, EMSE 2210

Co-requisite(s): EMSE 2310

Schedule type: Lecture

EMSE 2310 — Trauma Emergencies Lab   1 credit hour

This laboratory course develops student skills in the assessment and care of the trauma patient. The course presents the assessment, treatment, and pharmacological intervention through simulations in which students must demonstrate proficiency prior to performance in the clinical setting. Lab Fee

Pre-requisite(s): EMSE 2200, EMSE 2210

Co-requisite(s): EMSE 2300

Schedule type: Laboratory

EMSE 2320 — Paramedic Field Practicum I   1 credit hour

This field practicum at approved EMS agencies provides the student with patient care experiences in EMS. The student will function as part of the healthcare team as an entry level paramedic under the guidance of an approved preceptor.

Pre-requisite(s): EMSE 2200, EMSE 2210

Co-requisite(s): EMSE 2300

Schedule type: Practicum

EMSE 2400 — EMS Operations&Paramedic Rev   2 credit hours

This course presents topics in EMS Operations including management of rescue, hazmat, mass causality, triage, and terrorism utilizing the incident command system. It also includes a review of assessment based management of patient conditions covered in previous course work utilizing simulations and case studies in preparation of NREMT certification exams. Lab Fee (Fees are subject to change) 2.00 Lecture Hours 0.00 Lab Hours 2.00 Credit Hours Not Transferable PREREQUISITE: EMSE 2300, EMSE 2310, and EMSE 2320 COREQUISITE: EMSE 2420

Pre-requisite(s): EMSE 2300, EMSE 2310

Co-requisite(s): EMSE 2420

Schedule type: Lecture

EMSE 2420 — Paramedic Field Practicum II   1 credit hour

Schedule type: Practicum