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UMBC Pediatric/Neonatal Critical Care Transport Course

This intensive one-week course is designed to prepare experienced paramedics, nurses, and respiratory therapists to function as members of a pediatric and neonatal critical care support team. This course is based on the nationally-accepted University of Maryland-Baltimore County course in pediatric/neonatal care. Participants will gain an understanding of the special needs of critical patients during transport, become familiar with the purpose and mechanisms of hospital procedures and equipment, and develop the skills to maintain the stability of hospital equipment and procedures during transport. In addition, this course may serve as a springboard for those institutions looking to expand into pediatric critical care.

Basic Emergency Medical Technician Clinical Internship

This course is designed for students to observe and participate in the clinical experiences in both the pre-hospital and hospital settings. Students must complete a minimum of six eight-hour experiences in the hospital emergency room and in a pre-hospital life support agency. [0-48-48] Lab Fee

Paramedic Clinical Experience 1

This course is designed to provide the first semester clinical hours necessary to meet the requirements of the Michigan Department of Public Health Paramedic curriculum. This course includes clinical rotations at various sites including ambulance, hospital, and skilled care facilities. Included in this course is 16 hours of simulation time to aid the students in meeting their required clinical competencies. In addition, classroom time is scheduled to review clinical procedures and review progress of the students. Lab Fee

Pharmacology 1

This course is designed to provide the paramedic students with a knowledge of basic pharmacological principles, biological factors influencing drug actions, predictable effects of drugs on physiologic problems, modifiers of predictable effects, commonalities and variations between the actions of drugs employed for comparable therapeutic effect, adverse effects of drugs that can and do commonly occur, and application for pharmacological therapy in the pre-hospital setting. Concentration will focus on cardiovascular drugs in this semester.

Paramedic Clinical Experience 2

This course is designed to provide the second semester clinical hours necessary to meet the requirements of the Michigan Department of Public Health Paramedic curriculum. This course includes clinical rotations at various sites including ambulance, hospital, and skilled care facilities. Included in this course is 7 hours of meeting and lecture time with the clinical coordinator, 28 hours of simulation time to aid the students in meeting their required clinical competencies, and 140 hours of time in the clinical environment. Classroom time is scheduled to review clinical procedures and review progress of the students. Lab Fee

Pharmacology 2

This course is designed to provide pharmacological information on the remaining non-cardiac drugs, which a paramedic will experience in the pre-hospital and hospital setting. This course is based on the Paramedic Education program requirements as set by the Michigan Department of Public Health.

Cardiology 1

This is a course designed to provide knowledge in cardiology to fulfill the needs of the Paramedic Program. This course involves medical procedures and use of equipment as stated by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Michigan Department of Public Health, and the American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support standards. Topics include: rapid interpretation of EKGs, static recognition of EKGs, electrical therapy, pharmacological therapy, and basic algorithms for treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.

Cardiology 2

This course is designed to provide knowledge in cardiology to fulfill the needs of the Paramedic program. This course involves medical procedures and use of equipment as stated by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Michigan Department of Public Health, and the American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support standards. Topics include; pathophysiology of heart disorders, Multi-lead EKG interpretation, and therapeutic modalities.

Paramedic 1

This course is designed to prepare the student for licensure as a Paramedic in the state of Michigan. This course includes patient assessment techniques and concepts, advanced airway management, fluid and shock resuscitation, acid/base and body buffer systems, and multi-systems trauma treatments. Included in this course is a module on medical terminology. The course involves medical procedures and use of equipment as prescribed by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Michigan Department of Public Health, and Calhoun County Medical Control Authority. Lab Fee.

Service Learning in Schools

This course broadens student knowledge pertaining to Service Learning in K-12 schools. Students investigate trends and historical perspectives of service learning and evaluate best practices in support of state education benchmarks. Each student prepares a service learning plan.