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SVCC Catalog/Handbook 2017-2018

72 Southside Virginia

72 Southside Virginia Community College EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (Christanna Campus, John H. Daniel Campus, and Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center) Award: Associate of Applied Science Degree Length: Sixty-five credit hour program Purpose: The purpose of this degree is to produce competent entry-level Paramedics who can service the community with advanced life support care via the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) infrastructure. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible for National Registry testing and certification in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Employment opportunities for Paramedics are available with ambulance; fire and rescue services; hospitals; local, state and federal government agencies; and humanitarian relief organizations. Program Goals: At the completion of the program the graduate will be able to demonstrate: • The ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate the clinical information relative to his role as an entrylevel paramedic; • Technical proficiency in all skills necessary to fulfill the role of an entry-level paramedic; • Personal behaviors consistent with professional and employer expectations for the entry-level paramedic. Program Approval and Accreditation: SVCC’s Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www. caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763 727-210-2350 www.caahep.org To contact CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312 Rowlett, TX 75088 214-703-8445 FAX 214-703-8992 www.coaemsp.org SVCC’s EMS Program is also approved by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS). This office may be contacted at: Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services 1041 Technology Park Drive, Glen Allen, VA 23059 1-800-523-6019 (VA only) 804-888-9100 (Main Office) 804-888-9120 (Training Office) 804-371-3108 (Fax) Admission Requirements: Entry into the Emergency Medical Services program requires the general college admission process and a separate application to the program. For further information on the application process please visit www.southside.edu and look at programs of study. Additionally applicants must meet the eligibility requirements as defined by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services. These may be located at http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/ sites/23/2016/05/EMSRegulations-1.pdf. Program Requirements: Physical Requirements: An EMS provider is faced with many physical and psychological challenges. Please refer to the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services website for a more detailed functional job description. Academic Requirements: Students must make a “C” or better in all program core courses. Additional information regarding academic requirements may be obtained from the program director. Clinical and Behavioral Requirements: Selected and supervised student experience is required by the program and will be accomplished at selected regional health care facilities and EMS agencies. The student is responsible for transportation to these facilities, as well as to any scheduled field trips. Program preceptors will observe and evaluate the student’s suitability for the profession. If the student does not exhibit those documented behaviors required of the EMS professional, the student might be asked to withdraw from the program. Other Requirements: Applicants accepted to the program are required to submit immunization records and a health care provider statement to the program director on the first day of class. A criminal background check and drug screening is also required to confirm compliance with state regulations. The purchase of items such as uniforms, liability insurance, FISDAP Tracking Software, NREMT exam and application fees, and other accessories is the financial responsibility of the individual student.

Programs of Study 73 Course Title Hours Lab FIRST SEMESTER SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1 EMS 111 Emergency Medical Technician-Basic 1 5 4 7 OR EMS 112 Emergency Medical Technician-Basic I AND EMS 113 Emergency Medical Technician-Basic II EMS 120 EMT-Basic Clinical 0 2 1 BIO 145 Human Anatomy and Physiology for Health Sciences 3 3 4 Total 9 9 13 SECOND SEMESTER EMS EMS 151 170 Introduction to Advanced Life Support Advanced Life Support – Clinical Internship I 3 0 2 3 4 1 EMS 153 Basic ECG Recognition 2 0 2 EMS 157 Advanced Life Support – Trauma Care 2 2 3 ENG 111 English Composition 3 0 3 Total 10 7 13 THIRD SEMESTER EMS EMS 155 159 Advanced Life Support – Medical Care Advanced Life Support- Special Populations 3 2 2 2 4 3 EMS 172 Advanced Life Support- Clinical Internship II 0 3 1 EMS 173 Advanced Life Support- Field Internship II 0 3 1 ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 0 3 Total 8 10 12 FOURTH SEMESTER EMS EMS 201 205 EMS Professional Development Advanced Pathophysiology 3 4 0 0 3 4 EMS 207 Advanced Patient Assessment 2 2 3 EMS 242 Advanced Life Support - Clinical Internship III 0 3 1 EMS 243 Advanced Life Support - Field Internship III 0 3 1 SOC EEE Social Science or History Elective 2 3 0 3 Total 12 8 15 FIFTH SEMESTER EMS EMS 209 211 Advanced Pharmacology Operations 3 1 2 2 4 2 EMS 244 Advanced Life Support- Clinical Internship IV 0 3 1 EMS 245 Advanced Life Support- Field Internship IV 0 3 1 HUM EEE Humanities Elective 2 3 0 3 SOC EEE Social Science Elective 2 3 0 3 EMS EEE EMS Program Elective 3 1 0 1 Total 11 10 15 Total credits .................................................................................................................................................................. 68 1 EMS 111 may be taken by itself for 7 credits, or EMS 112 and 113 may be taken concurrently for a total of 7 credits. This is dependent on the course offerings at various locations. 2 PSY 230 and SOC 200 are recommended social science electives. Please see page 43 for a list of acceptable social science and humanities/fine arts electives. 3 EMS Program Electives include EMS 163, 165, or 169. Please consult your advisor for the appropriate choice for your individualized plan of study. NOTE: All EMS courses must be taken in the sequence specified. A student may request a petition for advanced standing if he/she has a current valid EMS certification.