HSCI 0053. Paramedic - Advanced Life Support Part 1

Units: 7
Prerequisite: Completion of HSCI 2 with grade of "C" or better; admission into the California State University Sacramento, Paramedic Program; current California State Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification; current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR certification
Advisory: Completion of HSCI 50, BIOL 55 and HSCI 03 with grade of "C" or better
Hours: 200 (90 lecture, 110 laboratory)
Part one of a four-part series of courses providing the foundational knowledge required for the paramedic level of care in the Emergency Medical System (EMS). Theory and psychomotor application of prehospital care including the anatomy and physiology of respiratory and cardiovascular disease processes, medical disorders and emergencies across the adult life span. Students will learn to identify abnormal physical assessments and apply appropriate priority interventions. Competencies in accessing and evaluating patient monitoring technologies, integrating advanced life support theories to perform paramedic skills related to prehospital care standards for medical emergencies and disorders. Students will receive certified training in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). (CSU)