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Critical Reading

Using content area text (e.g. Psychology, Early Childhood Education) students will explore the process of critical reading (and making sense of the text); how to better engage with texts and improve comprehension of academic material. Students will be apprenticed in the cognitive and linguistic skills necessary to participate in the content area discipline. Lab Fee

AHA BLS Instructor

The American Heart Association (AHA) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Instructor Course is a 32-hour program designed to provide the student with the training necessary to conduct any of the American Heart Association Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) CPR courses which are offered. This course includes: an overview to BCLS instruction, teaching strategies, safety/health concerns, teaching outlines, organizational strategies, mannequin maintenance/troubleshooting/repair, and criteria for evaluating the CPR student. Students taking this course will be required to take a written and practical skills test. Students will be required to present a mini-lecture on a BCLS skill (cognitive or psychomotor). Certification will be given to students after they complete a practicum. THIS COURSE IS BASED ON THE 2001 GUIDELINES. Lab Fee

AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers

The American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers course is a classroom-based certification course in which healthcare professionals learn to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR to victims of all ages, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

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.

UMBC Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport

This course is the nationally accepted University of Maryland-Baltimore County Critical Care Emergency Transport Program. This program is designed to prepare paramedics and nurses to function as members of a critical care transport team. Critical patients that must be transported between facilities require a different level of care from hospital or emergency field patients. 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. Topics include; The Critical Care environment, Breathing Management, Surgical Airway Management, Hemodynamic Management, Cardiac Management, Pharmacological Management, GI, GU and Renal Management, Neurological Management, Complications of Transport and Special Considerations. This course is based on the updated 2011 curriculum as prescribed by the UMBC. It is highly recommended that students who take this course are current licensed as a Paramedic or Registered Nurse, have BLS, ACLS, ITLS/TNCC/PhTLS, PALS certifications and at least 2 years field experience. Lab fee

UMBC Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program Clinical Internship

This course compliments the didactic portion of the UMBC CCEMTP program by providing clinical experiences as recommended by the state of Michigan EMS Division. Legislation is pending which may require clinical experiences to be authorized to function within the state of Michigan as a CCEMTP. This course meets those requirements. Students will participate in clinical experiences with a pre-hospital critical care provider and within the hospital emergency room, operating room, intensive care unit, cardiac catheterization unit, and critical care unit. [0-20-20]

EMS Instructor/Coordinator Practicum

The EMS Instructor/Coordinator Practicum course is designed to provide the student with guided student teaching within an EMS course or courses. The student will be assigned a site(s) for student teaching. Within this site(s) the student will follow MDPH guidelines in didactic and lab skills lecture. The course instructor and site instructor will periodically meet with the student to review their performance. Following successful completion of this course, the student will be recommended for MDPH licensure as an EMS Instructor/Coordinator. [72-32-104]

EMS Instructor/Coordinator Training

The EMS instructor/coordinator course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge to become a licensed EMS Instructor/Coordinator within the state of Michigan. This course is based on the U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum for an instructor training program. This course is approved by the Michigan Department of Public Health in conjunction with EMT 285 for licensure as an EMS Instructor/Coordinator in Michigan. For more information please contact the EMS Education Director or EMS Instructor-Trainer. Lab Fee

EMS Management Practicum

This course is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to observe/practice the theories/concepts which they learned within the EMS management course (EMT 270). Students will be assigned to an agency supervisor for a 64-hour practicum. During this time, the student is required to observe the daily activities of the supervisor in relationship to management principles. Students are encouraged to develop a project with their supervisor which demonstrates management concepts. Students will meet on a regular basis with the practicum instructor for advice regarding their assignment. [16-64-80]

EMS System Management

This course is designed to give the student practical insight into the management process of EMS as a service industry. The course specifically applies management principles to the EMS setting. This course builds on previous course work which students have participated in throughout their studies. Topics within this course include: EMS management structures, EMS-related problems, EMS public relations, EMS funding/finance, EMS special programs, employee relations, community relations, leadership concepts, communications skills, OSHA/MIOSHA, and legislation which affects EMS and the work place.