2016 - 2017 General Catalogue 
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2016 - 2017 General Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EMS 240. Paramedic Operations (3)

This course focuses on the operational knowledge and skills needed for safe and effective patient care within the paramedic’s scope of practice.  Content areas include:  research, paramedic roles and responsibilities, well-being of the paramedic, illness and injury prevention, medical-legal-ethical issues, therapeutic communications, medical terminology, life span development, ambulance operations, medical incident command, rescue awareness and operations, hazardous materials incidents, crime scene awareness, and Alabama EMS laws and rules. Prerequisites: EMS 189.  Corequisites: EMS 243, EMS 244, and EMS 245. Offered at the Alabama Fire College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.