NSC Paramedic 1
9 Credit Hours
This course is designed to prepare the student for the paramedic level as outlined by the 2009 National EMS Education Standards for the Paramedic. The student is introduced to the paramedic career field. Concepts taught include medical/legal considerations, the roles and responsibilities of the paramedic, anatomy and physiology, patient assessment techniques, pharmacology, and life span development. Students will complete a 90 hour clinical experience in outpatient surgery and emergency departments. Students must be currently certified at the EMT or higher level, be at least 17 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, be able to speak, write, and read English, and hold a current course completion card in CPR prior to starting NSC Paramedic 1. Prerequisites - EMS 200 EMT, HSC 113 Medical Terminology, BIO 168 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 with lab *NSC = National Standard Curriculum.