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Intermediate Life Support

Course Number: HO 135
Credits: 9
Hours per Quarter: 103

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 Skills and Attitude Outcomes
A. Understand roles and responsibilities within an EMS system and how these roles and responsibilities differ from other levels of providers.
B. Understand the legal and ethical issues that impact the decisions made in the out-of-hospital environment.
C. Effectively document the essential elements of patient assessment, care and transport.
D. Use the principles of anatomy and physiology and how it relates to the foundations of medicine.
E. 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.
F. Apply a process of clinical decision making to use the assessment finidngs to help form a field impression.
G. Establish and/or maintain a patient airway, oxygenate, and ventilate a patient utilitzing a Multi-lumen airway or an Endotrachical tube.
H. Utilize the assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for the bleeding patient or the patient in shock.
I. Safely and precisely access the venous circulation and administer fluids intraosseously.
J. Apply the understanding of emergency pharmacology to the treatment of out-of-hospital emergencies and safely and precisely perform medication administration.
K. Utilize the assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the management plan for the patient experiencing a cardiac emergency.
L. 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.
M. Utilize the assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the management plan for the pediatric emergency patient.
N. Utilize the assessment findings to formulate and implement the treatment plan for the geriatric patient.


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Two Year Projected Schedule

Year One* Year Two**
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Mini 
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Mini
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

*Year one is all odd years (2003-2004)
**Year two is all even years (2004-2005)