This course is an in-depth study of the U.S. Department of Transportation, EMT Paramedic: National Standard Curriculum/EMS, the Florida Department of Education Standards, and in accordance with F.S. 401.2701 and Florida Administrative Code 64J-1.020 which includes aspects of the prehospital environment. This is the first phase in the sequence necessary for completion of the Paramedic Certificate curriculum. This course is designed to reinforce concepts and clinical skills learned at the EMT level and to integrate this knowledge with beginning advanced life support concepts and skills. Emphasis is placed psychomotor skills for, patient assessment, airway management and ventilation, pharmacology, monitoring devices, and management of trauma patients.