EMS 2601  Paramedic Theory I credits: 8

This course is an in-depth study of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Paramedic: National EMS Education Standards, 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 on psychomotor skills for patient assessment, airway management and ventilation, pharmacology, monitoring devices, and management of trauma patients.

Admission to: (EMS-AS or PMED-CT) And Pre or Corequisite: BSC 1084C with a minimum grade of C or (BSC 2085 and BSC 2085L and BSC 2086 and BSC 2086L with a minimum grade of C) And EMS 2601L and EMS 2664 and Current Florida EMT certification and Current AHA BLS Provider