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ESEC-Emergency Services Emerg Care
ESEC 1140
Emergency Medical Technician Basic
9:7:6
On Sufficient Demand

For first semester Fire Science students. Prepares students for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic through the Utah Bureau of EMS. Includes CPR, automatic defibrillation, patient assessment and treatment, legal issues, airway support, medical and trauma emergencies, emergency childbirth, pediatric emergencies and patient movement/transport. Course fee of $216 applies.

ESEC 114A
Emergency Medical Technician-Part I
3:3:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Corequisite(s):
ESEC 114B and ESEC 114C

Applies fundamental knowledge of the EMS system, safety and well-being of the EMT, medical and legal and ethical issues to the provision of emergency care. Prepares students for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic through the Utah Bureau of EMS. First of three courses required for EMT- Basic certification. May be delivered online.

ESEC 114B
Emergency Medical Technician-Part II
4:4:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Corequisite(s):
ESEC 114A and ESEC 114C

Provides background information and knowledge about EMT kinesthetic skills, including medical assessments, trauma assessment, pharmacology, special patient populations, and EMS operations.

ESEC 114C
Emergency Medical Technician-Part III
2:0:6
Fall, Spring, Summer
Corequisite(s):
ESEC 114A and ESEC 114B

Demonstrates mastery of kinesthetic skills, including medical assessments, trauma assessment, pharmacology, special patient populations, and EMS operations. Course fee of $229 for FISDAP study tools applies.

ESEC 1150
EMT Refresher Level I
2:1:2
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
ESEC 1140 OR (ESEC 114A and ESEC 114B and ESEC 114C)

Provides in-service refresher information to maintain EMT Level I certification based on the D.O.T. requirements for emergency medical technicians. Focuses on required EMT skill mastery.Course fee of $50 for materials, equipment, state services & testing applies.

ESEC 3060
Emergency Medical Technician-Advanced
9:7:6
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
EMT Level Certification and University Advanced Standing

Prepares students for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-Advanced through the Utah Bureau of EMS. Includes Life span development, advanced airway management, intravenous access, medication administration, cardiac rhythm interpretation and other advanced medical skills. Course lab fee of $87 for supplies applies. Course fee of $117 for certification materials applies.

ESEC 3210
Paramedic I-Operations
3:3:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance into Paramedic Program and University Advanced Standing

Reinforces concepts and clinical skills students previously learned at the EMT level. Introduces advanced concepts in EMS Systems, illness and injury prevention, medical-legal issues, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, scene leadership and incident management for the paramedic. Course fee of $353 applies.

ESEC 3220
Paramedic II-Cardiac and Respiratory Patient Care
3:3:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance into the paramedic program and University Advanced Standing
Corequisite(s):
ESEC 3225
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
ESEC 3210

Reinforces concepts and clinical skills students previously learned at the EMT level. Introduces advanced concepts in Cardiology, Airway Management, Respiratory Distress and Resuscitation. Identifies patient assessment and management within the paramedic scope of care. Course fee of $7 applies.

ESEC 3225
Paramedic II Lab-Cardiac and Respiratory Emergencies
1:0:3
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
University Advanced Standing
Corequisite(s):
ESEC 3220

Reinforces concepts and clinical skills discussed in ESEC 3220. Emphasizes patient assessment, airway management, cardiac care, pathophysiology, pharmacology, critical decision-making skills and appropriate interventions while caring for cardiac, respiratory, or resuscitation emergencies. Assessment based management and evidenced based practices will be applied. Course fee of $112 applies.

ESEC 3230
Paramedic III-Trauma Patient Care
3:3:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance into the paramedic program and University Advanced Standing
Corequisite(s):
ESEC 3235
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
ESEC 3210

Reinforces and expands upon the materials and clinical skills learned as an EMT. Integrates prior learning with enhanced advanced life support concepts and skills. Emphasizes patient assessment and recognition of significant findings, differential diagnoses and treatment strategies for trauma patients. Course Fee of $10 applies.

ESEC 3235
Paramedic III Lab-Trauma Emergencies
1:0:3
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
University Advanced Standing
Corequisite(s):
ESEC 3230

Reinforces concepts and clinical skills discussed ESEC 3230. Emphasizes patient assessment, airway management, pathophysiology, pharmacology, critical decision-making skills and appropriate interventions during traumatic emergencies. Assessment based management and evidenced based practices will be applied. Course fee of $72 applies.

ESEC 3240
Paramedic IV-Medical and Geriatric Patient Care
3:3:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance into the paramedic program and University Advanced Standing
Corequisite(s):
ESEC 3245
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
ESEC 3210

Reinforces and expands upon the materials and clinical skills learned as an EMT. Integrates prior learning with enhanced advanced life support concepts and skills. Emphasizes patient assessment and recognition of significant findings, pre-hospital diagnosis and differential diagnosis, and treatment strategies for medical and geriatric patients. Course fee of $16 applies.

ESEC 3245
Paramedic IV Lab-Medical Emergencies
1:0:3
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
University Advanced Standing
Corequisite(s):
ESEC 3240

Reinforces concepts and clinical skills discussed in the ESEC 3240. Emphasizes patient assessment, airway management, pathophysiology, pharmacology, critical decision-making skills and appropriate interventions while caring for medically emergent patients. Assessment based management and evidenced based practices will be applied. Course fee of $27 applies.

ESEC 3250
Paramedic V-Obstetric and Pediatric Patient Care
3:3:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance into the paramedic program and University Advanced Standing
Corequisite(s):
ESEC 3255
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
ESEC 3210

Reinforces and expands upon the materials and clinical skills learned as an EMT. Integrates prior learning with enhanced advanced life support concepts and skills. Emphasizes patient assessment and recognition of significant findings, pre-hospital diagnosis and differential diagnosis, and treatment strategies for obstetric and pediatric patients. Course fee of $21 applies.

ESEC 3255
Paramedic V Lab-Obstetric and Pediatric Emergencies
1:0:3
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
University Advanced Standing
Corequisite(s):
ESEC 3250

Reinforce concepts and clinical skills discussed in the ESEC 3250. Emphasizes patient assessment, airway management, pathophysiology, pharmacology, critical decision-making skills and appropriate interventions while caring for patients with obstetrics and pediatric emergencies. Assessment based management and evidenced based practices will be applied. Course fee of $58 applies.

ESEC 4150
Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program
6:4:6
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
Department Approval and University Advanced Standing

Brings paramedics and nurses together in an effort to bridge the gap between pre-hospital and hospital care. Prepares specialized care providers to have an understanding of both aspects of patient care, and to use that understanding to provide a higher level of care to critical patients during transport. Designed to prepare paramedics and nurses to function as members of a critical care transport team. Offers an understanding of the special needs of critical patients during transport, become familiar with the purpose and mechanisms of hospital procedures and equipment, and develop the skills to maintain the stability of hospital equipment and procedures during transport

ESEC 4210
Paramedic VI-Research
2:2:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
University Advanced Standing
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
ESEC 3240, ESEC 3245

Provides opportunity to apply previously learned knowledge and skills in on-line scenario activities, research current EMS trends, as well as recognition assignments for clinical site preceptors.

ESEC 4220
Paramedic VII-Clinical Internship Hospital and Field Phase I and II
4:0:12
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
ESEC 3250, ESEC 3255 and University Advanced Standing

Provides the paramedic student with an opportunity to apply previously learned knowledge and skills while in a supervised clinical setting. Rotations include: Emergency Departments, Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Units, Labor and Delivery, Psychiatric, and Prehospital experiences with field-based internships.Course fee of $57 applies. Course lab fee of $18 applies.

ESEC 4230
Paramedic VIII-Practical Preparation and Testing
3:3:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
ESEC 3210, ESEC 3220, ESEC 3225, ESEC 3230, ESEC 3235, ESEC 3240, ESEC 3245, ESEC 3250, ESEC 3255, and University Advanced Standing
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
ESEC 4210, ESEC 4220

Provides practical and small group lecture activities using current assessment and treatment techniques for cardiac, multiple system trauma, medical, and pediatric victims. Reinforces patient priority assessment and management concepts needed for successful patient outcomes. National Registry psychomotor preparation and testing included. Course fee of $135 applies.

ESEC 4240
Paramedic Capstone
3:0:9
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
ESEC 3210, ESEC 3220, ESEC 3225, ESEC 3230, ESEC 3235, ESEC 3240, ESEC 3245, ESEC 3250, ESEC 3255, and University Advanced Standing
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
ESEC 4210, ESEC 4220, ESEC 4230

Provides opportunity to practice as a paramedic providing pre-hospital care for emergent and non-emergent patients. Integrates knowledge, behavior and skills from previous courses, labs and internships. Prepares students for national certification exam.