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HO 135
Intermediate Life Support


Credits: 9
Clock Hours per Quarter: 103

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:77    Lab Hours:26


Description
Current healthcare topics and continuing education are offered as it relates to the direct care provider. Instruction will be given in starting IVs and airways, intubation, in-depth patient assessment, and administering aspirin, albuterol, dextrose, epinephrine, naloxone, and nitroglycerin chemicals. Prerequisite: At least one year service as EMT, affiliation with local fire department or EMS agency.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Understand roles and responsibilities within an EMS system and how these roles and responsibilities differ from other levels of providers.
  • Understand the legal and ethical issues that impact the decisions made in the out-of-hospital environment.
  • Effectively document the essential elements of patient assessment, care and transport.
  • Use the principles of anatomy and physiology and how it relates to the foundations of medicine.
  • Integrate the principles of history taking and techniques of physical exam to perform a scene size-up, initial assessment, focused history and physical exam, detailed physical exam and an ongoing assessment.
  • Apply a process of clinical decision making to use the assessment findings to help form a field impression.
  • Establish and/or maintain a patient airway, oxygenate, and ventilate a patient utilizing a Multi-lumen airway or an Endotrachical tube.
  • Utilize the assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for the bleeding patient or the patient in shock.
  • Safely and precisely access the venous circulation and administer fluids intraosseously.
  • Apply the understanding of emergency pharmacology to the treatment of out-of-hospital emergencies and safely and precisely perform medication administration.
  • Utilize the assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the management plan for the patient experiencing a cardiac emergency.
  • Utilize the assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the management plan for the patient with respiratory, diabetic, neurological, endocrine, anaphylactic, environmentally-induced, or toxicological emergencies.
  • Utilize the assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the management plan for the pediatric emergency patient.
  • Utilize the assessment findings to formulate and implement the treatment plan for the geriatric patient.

  • Course Topics
  • Section 1 - Preparatory
    Roles and responsibilities of the EMT Intermediate, Medical/legal issues and ethics, documentation
  • Section 2 - Essentials
    Overview of human systems, patient assessment, clinical decision making, airway management and ventilation for ILS and Airway Technicians, assessment and management of shock
    * Intravenous & Intraosseous Line Placement and Infusion
  • Section 3 - Pharmacology and Emergency Care
    Pharmacology of emergency ILS medications, cardiology, medical
  • Section 4 - Special Considerations
    Pediatrics, geriatrics

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    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
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    Summer
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    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
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    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.