Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

EMS-641 Introduction to Paramedicine (3)

Provides an overview of paramedic roles and responsibilities and the emergency medical service system. Includes discussion of medicolegal and ethical issues in EMS, agents of trauma and disease, and career opportunities for paramedics. Provides discussion and demonstration of proper documentation in EMS, emergency vehicle operations, and non-patient care aspects of EMS. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Prereq: EMS-200; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B; Comments: Need to hold a current EMT-B Iowa Certification

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