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Emergency Medical Services - Intermediate

Career Studies Certificate

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

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Certified National Registry of EMTs 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 have the permission of the program head. 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.

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS: The functional skills listed below apply to students entering the Pre-EMS Paramedic CSC, 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 www.reynolds.edu/curriculum/Gainful%20Employment/GE_Info_221-146-03.aspx to access gainful employment disclosure information for this program.

CURRICULUM:

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

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