Merced College Paramedic Course Description

EMER-10 (Paramedic I)

12.5 units: 

Two-way Co-requisite:  EMER-11

Advisories:  ENGL-01A, MATH-81

Limitation on enrollment:  EMT course, within the last collegiate calendar year, passed with a grade of B or better, and successfully pass entrance examination. OR, If NREMT certification held for greater than one (1) year- proof of field experience and successful completion of entrance examination. NREMT 1 Certification (current), and maintained throughout coursework. Minimum 18 years of age. Live scan background clearance. Health screen clearance. BLS Healthcare Provider card (current) and maintained throughout the course.

This course introduces the student to the roles and responsibilities of the Paramedic within the EMS system, apply basic concepts of development, pathophysiology, pharmacology, patient assessment,  medication administration, airway and ventilation concepts,  the pulmonary, cardiac, neurological, and endocrine systems to be able to formulate a �field impression� of patient status.

EMER-11 (Paramedic I Lab)

1.5 units: 

Two-way Co-requisite:  EMER-10

Advisories:  ENGL-01A, MATH-81

Limitation on enrollment:  EMT course, within the last collegiate calendar year, passed with a grade of B or better, and successfully pass entrance examination. If NREMT certification held for greater than one (1) year- proof of field experience and successful completion of entrance examination. NREMT 1 Certification (current), and maintained throughout coursework. Minimum 18 years of age. Live scan background clearance. Health screen clearance. BLS Healthcare Provider card (current) and maintained throughout the course.

This course is the co-requisite for Paramedic I and occurs in the skills lab or simulation lab. The student will practice and master skills that will allow the student to meet clinical performance objectives.  Competency testing is the focus of this course and will include physical assessment, medication administration, IV skills, and airway maintenance including intubation.

EMER-20 (Advanced Paramedic)

11.5 units: 

Prerequisites:  EMER-10, EMER-11

Two-way Co-requisite:  EMER-21

Advisories:  ENGL-01A, MATH-81

Limitation on enrollment:  Health Screening Clearance Live Scan clearance. Maintenance of current NREMT. Maintenance of current BLS Healthcare Provider card.

This theory course is the application of theory and skills in a wide variety of sick and injured clients in the pre-hospital setting. This course covers care of medical patients, trauma patients, special populations including obstetrical, pediatric, geriatric and mental health patients .This course is part of a program of study to prepare paramedics as described in California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 4 and lists the required hours and subjects to be covered as set forth by the Department of Transportation curriculum.

EMER-21 (Advanced Paramedic Lab)

1.5 units: 

Prerequisites:  EMER-10, EMER-11

Two-way Co-requisite:  EMER-20

Advisories:  ENGL-01A, MATH-81

Limitation on enrollment:  Health Screening Clearance Live Scan clearance. Maintenance of current NREMT certification. Maintenance of current BLS Healthcare Provider card.

 

This course is the co requisite for Advanced Paramedic (Paramedic II) and occurs in the skills lab or simulation lab. The student will practice and master skills that will allow the student to meet the clinical performance objectives of the program. Practice and competency testing is the focus of this course and will include physical assessment, care of the medical patient, special populations� needs, trauma management , communication with EMS base station and medical director, implementing safety precautions for hazardous materials exposure and manage the scene of an emergency.

EMER-30 (Paramedic, Acute Clinical Lab)

3 units: 

Prerequisites:  EMER-10, EMER-11, EMER-20, EMER-21

Advisories:  ENGL-01A, MATH-81

Limitation on enrollment:  Health Screening Clearance. Current NREMT certification maintained throughout course. Current BLS Health Care Provider card maintained throughout course. Live Scan Clearance.

 

This course occurs in the acute care hospital setting in a precepted format. It is the hands-on application of theory and skills in a hospital setting to a wide variety of sick and injured clients. This course is part of a program of study to prepare paramedics as described in California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 4 and lists the required hours and subjects to be covered as set forth by the Department of Transportation curriculum.

EMER-31 (Paramedic Field Experience)

9 units: 

Prerequisites:  EMER-10, EMER-11, EMER-20, EMER-21

One-way Co-requisite:  EMER-30

Advisories:  ENGL-01A, MATH-81

Limitation on enrollment:  Health Screening Clearance. Current NREMT certification maintained throughout course. Current BLS Health Care Provider card maintained throughout course. Live Scan Clearance.

 

This course is the final course in the paramedic series and occurs completely in the field under the direct supervision of a certified pre-arranged paramedic preceptor. It assists the student in developing and refining skills. A wide variety of client activities are taught, including: medical histories, physical examination, client management, triage, trauma care and supportive care of the sick or injured in a field setting. This course is part of a program of study to prepare paramedics as described in California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 4 and lists the required hours and subjects to be covered as set forth by the Department of Transportation curriculum.