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Emergency Medical Services - Intermediate

Career Studies Certificate

PURPOSE: This program prepares students to become an entry-level Intermediate EMS provider at both the national and the state level.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Certified National Registry Intermediate

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

PROGRAM NOTES: Applicants must have completed the Emergency Medical Services EMT Career Studies Certificate or hold a current Commonwealth of Virginia EMT Certification and hold a valid CPR card. Students desiring to further their emergency medical training and capabilities should consider the EMS Paramedic Associate of Applied Science degree after completing this career studies certificate. 

FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS:  In addition to the regular college tuition and fees, the EMS program requires the items listed below. The costs listed are subject to change.

Textbooks and Workbook

$408.00

Background Check and Drug Testing

$81.00

FISDAP Scheduler and Final Exams

$115.00

Uniforms (boots, belt, pants, two Reynolds EMS program shirts)

$178.00

Testing Fees:

ODEMSA

National Registry Paramedic Cognitive Examination

 

$250.00

$110.00

Medical Check Up

varies according to student’s doctor fees

To determine current tuition and fees, visit www.reynolds.edu/pay_for_college/tuition.aspx, or call the School of Nursing and Allied Health office at (804)523-5375. The instructor will inform students of the textbooks and other required learning materials needed in the syllabus for each course.

CONTINUATION IN THE PROGRAM: To continue in the program, students must achieve a grade of at least "B" (80) in each EMS course.

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS: The functional skills listed below apply to students entering the EMS – Emergency Medical Technician CSC, EMS – Intermediate CSC, EMS – Paramedic CSC, and EMS – Paramedic AAS degree. Students entering these programs must have the ability to

  • Verbally communicate in person, via telephone and telecommunications using the English language;
  • Hear spoken information from co-workers, patients, physicians, and dispatchers and sounds common to the emergency scene;
  • Lift, carry, and balance a minimum of 125 pounds equally distributed (250 pounds with assistance), a height of 33 inches, and a distance of 10 feet;
  • Read and comprehend written materials under stressful conditions;
  • Use a prescribed format to document patient information in writing or by entry into a computer program;
  • Demonstrate manual dexterity and fine motor skills, with ability to perform all tasks related to quality patient care in a safe manner;
  • Bend, stoop, crawl, and walk on even surfaces; and
  • Meet minimum vision requirements to operate a motor vehicle within the state.

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION: Please see http://www.reynolds.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment-html/ge_info_221-146-03.html to access gainful employment disclosure information for this program.

The Emergency Medical Services - Intermediate EMS program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of 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

COURSE

TITLE

LEC. HRS.

LAB. HRS.

CRS. CRE.

EMS 151

Introduction to Advanced Life Support

3

2

4

EMS 170

ALS Internship I

0

3

1

EMS 153

Basic ECG Recognition

2

0

2

EMS 157

ALS – Trauma Care

2

2

3

EMS 155

ALS – Medical Care

3

2

4

EMS 159

ALS – Special Populations

2

2

3

EMS 172

ALS Clinical 
Internship II

0

3

1

EMS 173

ALS Field Internship II

0

3

1

TOTAL

12

17

19

Total Minimum Credits for Career Studies Certificate in Emergency Medical Services - Intermediate 19

 03.11.15

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

EMS 111 Emergency Medical Technician - Basic 7 cr.

Prepares students for certification as a Virginia and National Registry EMT-Basic. Focuses on all aspects of pre-hospital basic life support as defined by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum for Emergency Medicine Technician Basic.Prerequisite: EMS 100 or equivalent.Co-requisite: EMS 120.Lecture 5 hours.Laboratory 4 hours.Total 9 hours per week.

EMS 112 Emergency Medical Technician - Basic I 4 cr.

Prepares student for certification as a Virginia and/or National Registry EMT-Basic. Focuses on all aspects of pre-hospital basic life support as defined by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum for Emergency Medicine Technician Basic.Lecture 3 hours.Laboratory 2 hours.Total 5 hours per week.

EMS 113 Emergency Medical Technician - Basic II 3 cr.

Continues preparation of student for certification as a Virginia and/or National Registry EMT-Basic. Includes all aspects of pre-hospital basic life support as defined by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum for Emergency Medical Technician Basic. Upon successfully completing EMS 113 and EMS 120 with an overall grade average of at least 80, the student will be able to take the National Registry EMT-Basic Written and Practical Examinations.Lecture 2 hours.Laboratory 2 hours.Total 4 hours per week.

EMS 120 Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Clinical 1 cr.

Observes in a program-approved clinical/field setting. Includes topics for both EMS 111 and EMS 113, dependent upon the program in which the student is participating and is a Co-requisite for both EMS 111 and EMS 113.Laboratory 2 hours per week

EMS 151 Introduction to Advanced Life Support 4 cr.

Prepares the student for Virginia Enhanced certification eligibility and begins the sequence for National Registry Intermediate and/or Paramedic certification. Includes the theory and application of the following: foundations, human systems, pharmacology, overview of shock, venous access, airway management, patient assessment, respiratory emergencies, allergic reaction, and assessment-based management. Conforms at a minimum to the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum.Co-requisite: EMS 170.Lecture 3 hours.Laboratory 2 hours.Total 5 hours per week.

EMS 153 Basic ECG Recognition 2 cr.

Focuses on the interpretation of basic electrocardiograms (ECG) and their significance. Includes an overview of anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system, including structure, function, and electrical conduction in the heart. Covers advanced concepts that build on the knowledge and skills of basic dysrhythmia determination and introduction to 12 lead ECG.Prerequisites: EMS 111 and EMS 120.Co-requisites: EMS 151, EMS 157, and EMS 170.Lecture 2 hours per week.

EMS 155 ALS - Medical Care 4 cr.

Continues the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Intermediate and/or Paramedic curricula. Includes ALS pharmacology, drug and fluid administration with emphasis on patient assessment, differential diagnosis, and management of multiple medical complaints. Includes, but not limited to, conditions relating to cardiac, diabetic, neurological, non-traumatic abdominal pain, environmental, behavioral, gynecology, and toxicological disease conditions.Prerequisites: Current EMT-B certification, EMS 151, and EMS 153.Lecture 3 hours.Laboratory 2 hours.Total 5 hours per week.

EMS 157 ALS - Trauma Care 3 cr.

Continues the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Intermediate and/or Paramedic curricula. Utilizes techniques which will allow the student to utilize the assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for the trauma patient.Prerequisites: Current EMT-B certification and EMS 151.Lecture 2 hours.Laboratory 2 hours.Total 4 hours per week.

EMS 159 ALS-Special Populations 3 cr.

Continues the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Intermediate and/or Paramedic curricula. Focuses on the assessment and management of specialty patients, including obstetrical, neonates, pediatric, and geriatrics.Prerequisites: EMS 151 and EMS 153.Prerequisite or Co-requisite: EMS 155.Lecture 2 hours.Laboratory 2 hours.Total 4 hours per week.

EMS 170 ALS Internship I 1 cr.

Begins the first in a series of clinical experiences providing supervised direct patient contact in appropriate patient care facilities in and out of hospitals. Includes, but not limited to, patient care units, such as the Emergency Department, Critical Care units, Pediatric, Labor and Delivery, Operating Room, Trauma Centers, and various advanced life support units.Prerequisites: EMS 151 and EMS 120.Co-requisites: EMS 151, EMS 153, and EMS 157.Laboratory 3 hours per week

EMS 172 ALS Clinical Internship II 1 cr.

Continues with the second in a series of clinical experiences providing supervised direct patient contact in appropriate patient care facilities in and out of hospitals. Includes, but not limited to, patient care units, such as the Emergency Department, Critical Care units, Pediatric, Labor and Delivery, Operating Room, and Trauma Centers.Co-requisite: EMS 151.Laboratory 3 hours per week

EMS 173 ALS Field Internship II 1 cr.

Continues with the second in a series of field experiences providing supervised direct patient care in out-of-hospital advanced life support units.Laboratory 3 hours per week

EMS 201 EMS Professional Development 3 cr.

Prepares students for Paramedic certification at the National Registry Level by fulfilling community activism, personal wellness, resource management, ethical considerations in leadership, and research objectives in the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Paramedic curriculum.Lecture 3 hours per week.

EMS 205 Advanced Pathophysiology 4 cr.

Focuses on the pathological processes of disease with emphasis on the anatomical and physiological alterations of the human body by systems. Includes diagnosis and management appropriate to the advanced health care provider in and out of the hospital environment.Lecture 4 hours per week.

EMS 207 Advanced Patient Assessment 3 cr.

Focuses on the principles of normal and abnormal physical exam. Emphasizes the analysis and interpretation of physiological data to assist in patient assessment and management. Applies principles during the assessment and management of trauma, medical, and specialty patients in laboratory environment.Lecture 2 hours.Laboratory 2 hours.Total 4 hours per week.

EMS 209 Advanced Pharmacology 4 cr.

Focuses on the principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and drug administration. Includes drug legislation, techniques of medication administration, and principles of math calculations. Emphasizes drugs used to manage respiratory, cardiac, neurological, gastrointestinal, fluid and electrolyte, and endocrine disorders and includes classification, mechanism of action, indications, contra-indications, precautions, and patient education. Incorporates principles related to substance abuse and hazardous materials. Applies principles during the assessment and management of trauma, medical, and specialty patients in a laboratory environment.Lecture 3 hours.Laboratory 2 hours.Total 5 hours per week.

EMS 211 Operations 2 cr.

Prepares the student in the theory and application of the following: medical incident command, rescue awareness and operations, hazardous materials incidents, and crime scene awareness. (Conforms to the current Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum for EMT-Paramedics.)Prerequisites: EMS 201, EMS 207, EMS 242, and EMS 243.Co-requisites: EMS 209, EMS 244, and EMS 245.Lecture 1 hour.Laboratory 2 hours.Total 3 hours per week.

EMS 242 ALS Clinical Internship III 1 cr.

Continues with the third in a series of clinical experiences providing supervised direct patient contact in appropriate patient care facilities in and out of hospitals. Includes, but not limited to, patient care units, such as the Emergency Department, Critical Care units, Pediatric, Labor and Delivery, Operating Room, Trauma Centers, and various advanced life support units.Prerequisites: EMS 155, EMS 159, EMS 172, and EMS 173.Co-requisites: EMS 201, EMS 207, and EMS 243.Laboratory 3 hours per week

EMS 243 ALS Field Internship III 1 cr.

Continues with the third in a series of field experiences providing supervised direct patient care in out-of-hospital advanced life support units.Prerequisites: EMS 155, EMS 159, EMS 172, and EMS 173.Co-requisites: EMS 201, EMS 207, and EMS 242.Laboratory 3 hours per week

EMS 244 ALS Clinical Internship IV 1 cr.

Continues as the fourth in a series of clinical experiences providing supervised direct patient contact in appropriate patient care facilities in and out of hospitals. Includes, but not limited to, patient care units, such as the Emergency Department, Critical Care units, Pediatric, Labor and Delivery, Operating Room, and Trauma Centers.Prerequisites: EMS 201, EMS 207, EMS 242, and EMS 243.Co-requisites: EMS 209, EMS 211, and EMS 245.Laboratory 3 hours per week

EMS 245 ALS Field Internship IV 1 cr.

Continues as the fourth in a series of field experiences, providing supervised direct patient care in out-of-hospital advanced life support units.Prerequisites: EMS 201, EMS 207, EMS 242, and EMS 243.Co-requisites: EMS 209, EMS 211, and EMS 244.Laboratory 3 hours per week


Name Program Email Phone
John Kirtley EMS-Intermediate CSC JKirtley@reynolds.edu 804/523-5768

 

Common Job Titles1: EMT Intermediate (Emergency Medical Technician, Intermediate); EMT, Paramedic (Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic); EMT/Dispatcher (Emergency Medical Technician/Dispatcher); Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); Emergency Medical Technician, Basic (EMT, B); Emergency Medical Technician/Driver (EMT/DRIVER); First Responder; Flight Paramedic; Multi Care Technician (Multi Care Tech); Paramedic


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected number of jobs by 2026: 872

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $21,900 - $35,900


Bright Outlook Bright Outlook occupations are expected to have rapid growth over the next 10-years (employment increase of 14% or more over the period of 2016-2026), are expected to have a high demand (projected to have 500 or more job openings in the Richmond, MSA over the period of 2016-2026), or are new and emerging occupations in high growth industries.

1 This program may prepare you for one or more of the listed jobs; however, graduates may not be qualified for all of the jobs listed in this section.

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