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EMS 150 - Introduction to Advanced Care

Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 9 Clinical Hours: 0 Credits: 5

Description: This course covers advanced care preparatory material, trauma, advanced airway material, and shock management.

Prerequisite(s): Take BIO 112  with a minimum grade of C and take EMS 106  with a minimum grade of C or, possess NR EMT Certification and SC EMT Certification. 
Corequisite(s): Take EMS 151 
Course Topics:

  • EMS Systems
  • Research
  • Workforce safety and wellness
  • Documentation
  • EMS system communication
  • Therapeutic communication
  • Medical/legal & ethical issues
  • Principles of pharmacology
  • Medication administration
  • Emergency medications

Airway management

  • Respiration
  • Artificial ventilation

Patient Assessment

  • Scene size up
  • Primary assessment
  • History taking
  • Secondary assessment
  • Monitoring devices
  • Reassessment


  • Trauma overview and kinematics
  • Bleeding
  • Chest trauma
  • Abdominal and genitourinary trauma
  • Orthopedic trauma
  • Soft tissue trauma
  • Burns
  • Head, facial, neck and spine trauma
  • Nervous system trauma
  • Special considerations in trauma
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Multi-system trauma

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • Paramedic Clinical & Internship Manual
  • EMS 151 Paramedic Clinical I Competency Logs

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A =  90 - 100
B =   80 - 89
C =   70 - 79
D =   60 - 69
F =     0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Demonstrate safe and effective medication administration to a patient during an emergency to include calculation of proper medication dosages, venipuncture, and intramuscular and subcutaneous injections.
  2. Manage a patient airway to ensure patency, adequate mechanical ventilation, oxygenation, and respiration for patiens of all ages.
  3. Obtain a medical history and perform a comprehensive physical examination on any patient and communicate those findings to others.
  4. Analyze scene information and patient assessment findings (scene size up, primary and secondary assessment, patient history, and reassessment) to guide emergency management.
  5. Apply advanced concepts of development and pathophysiology in the assessment and management of an emergency trauma patients of all ages.

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