2005-2006 UAF Catalog


Degrees and Program Index


Emergency Medical Services

A $75 fee for equipment upgrade will be assessed for one or more ARSK, EMS and FIRE courses. This fee is in addition to any lab/materials fees.


EMS 152 3 Credits
Emergency Trauma Training First Responder

Designed to provide basic emergency care knowledge and skills to the student who will provide the first emergency care. The objective of the first person on the emergency scene will be to recognize the needs of the victim and deliver quality care to the patient, minimizing discomfort and preventing further complications. Laboratory fee: $75. (2+2) Offered Fall, Spring


EMS 154 1 Credit
Emergency Trauma Training Refresher

For individuals who have been previously certified in Emergency Trauma Training (40 hrs.). Certification is valid for two years. (Prerequisite: EMS 152 or ETT Certification which may not be expired more than one calendar year.) (1+0) Offered Fall


EMS 160 1 Credit
Basic Trauma Life Support (B.T.L.S.)

Provides the first line of life support to the trauma patient as encountered in situ and to maintain life until the patient is handed off to the next level of medical help. (1+0) Offered As Demand Warrants


EMS 170 6 Credits
EMT: Emergency Medical Technician I
(Cross-listed with ARSK 170)

Techniques to administer lifesaving first aid and operate an ambulance. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will meet the Alaska requirements for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. Laboratory fee: $150. (4+4) Offered As Demand Warrants


EMS 172 1 Credit
EMT: Emergency Medical Technician I Refresher

Review of basic skills and emergency medical procedures at the Basic EMT 1 level. Covers emergency medical care procedural changes, newly developed equipment and its use, changes in State licensure or other medical-legal requirements. Laboratory fee: $75. (Prerequisite: EMT 1 certification that may not be expired more than one calendar year.) (.5+1) Offered Fall


EMS 173 6 Credits
EMT I Internship

The student will learn to synthesize cognitive and psychomotor skills from the EMT I courses and observe skills performed by Advanced Care Providers. Designed for individuals planning to participate in the TVC paramedic program in the fall semsester. Interns will perform all aspects of emergency care for an Alaska certified EMT-I under the guidance of an Advance Care Provider. (Prerequisite: EMS 170, current EMT I certification and permission of instructor.) (0+16) Offered Spring


EMS 176 1 Credit
Aeromedical Evacuations in Alaska

History of Alaska aeromedical transport; physiological aspects of pressure and atmosphere; physical effects of flight on the patient and escort; aircraft and equipment considerations; legal aspects of air transport; effects of aeromedical transport on specific medical situations. Laboratory fee: $45. (Prerequisite: EMT I certification or permission of instructor.) (1+0) Offered Fall


EMS 180 8 Credits
Paramedicine I

Introduction to emergency medical services, EMT roles and responsibilities and medical/legal/ethical issues. Basic pathophysiology, pharmacology, venous access and advanced airway management techniques. Materials fee: $410. (Prerequisite: HLTH 114 or equivalent; and EMS 170. Note: Student must have the strength to be able to move patients, sufficient vision to assess the condition of the patient, and the dexterity to perform the skills of a paramedic.) (6+4) Offered Summer, As Demand Warrants


EMS 182 8 Credits
Paramedicine II

In-depth look at the respiratory, circulatory and nervous systems. Includes interpretation of cardiac rhythms, pharmacology and advanced cardiac life support. Materials fee: $500. (Prerequisite: EMS 170. Co-requisite: EMS 180. Note: Student must have the strength to be able to move patients, sufficient vision to assess the condition of the patient, and the dexterity to perform the skills of a paramedic.) (6+4) Offered Summer, As Demand Warrants


EMS 186 4 Credits
Clinical Rotation I

Perform paramedic skills in the hospital setting under the guidance of a clinical preceptor. Rotations include the Emergency Department, ICU, Operating Room, Respiratory Therapy and Mental Health Units. Provides an in-depth look at the respiratory, circulatory and nervous systems. Includes interpretation of cardiac rhythms and advanced cardiac life support. (Prerequisite: EMS 180 and 182; or permission of instructor. Note: Student must have the strength to be able to move patients, sufficient vision to assess the condition of the patient, and the dexterity to perform the skills of a paramedic.) (0+8) Offered Fall


EMS 251 1 Credit
Basic Life Support Instructor

The American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor's course provides the AHA/BLS student the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to instruct and evaluate potential BLS providers. This course balances what information to teach with how to teach BLS. The BLS Instructor student will be monitored during the first class she/he teaches by the BLS Instructor Trainer. Laboratory fee: $45. (Prerequisite: Basic Life Support certified.) (1+0) Offered As Demand Warrants


EMS 257 3 Credits
Arctic Survival
(Cross-listed with ATVY 231)

Use of principles, procedures, techniques and equipment to survive extreme arctic conditions and to assist in safe recovery. Lab required. Laboratory fee: $50. (3+arranged) Offered Spring


EMS 261 3 Credits
EMT: Emergency Medical Technician II

Advancement of EMT I skills and knowledge through advanced techniques in fluid therapy and advance airway management. Includes utilization of specific drug therapy. Laboratory fee: $250. (Prerequisite: EMT I certification as described in State EMT regulations; 7AAC26.010.) (2+2) Offered Spring


EMS 265 2 Credits
EMT: Emergency Medical Technician III

Introduction to basic cardiac anatomy and physiology, cardiac electrophysiology, recognition and treatment of basic lethal arrythmias, use of monitor, defibrillator and pharacological management. Materials fee: $200. (Prerequisite: EMT 2 certification as described in State EMT regulations; 7AAC26.010.) (.5+3) Offered Fall


EMS 271 9 Credits
Paramedicine III

Focus on assessment and management of medical emergencies, geriatrics, pediatrics and traumatic injuries. Includes pediatric advanced life support and basic trauma life support. Materials fee: $100. (Prerequisites: EMS 180 and 182. Note: Student must have the strength to be able to move patients, sufficient vision to assess the condition of the patient, and the dexterity to perform the skills of a paramedic.) (7+4) Offered Fall


EMS 275 4 Credits
Clinical Rotation II

Perform paramedic skills in the hospital setting under the guidance of a clinical preceptor. Rotations include the Emergency Department, ICU, OR, Labor and Delivery, Pediatrics and Geriatrics. (Prerequisites: EMS 180 and 182. Note: Student must have the strength to be able to move patients, sufficient vision to assess the condition of the patient, and the dexterity to perform the skills of a paramedic.) (0+8) Offered Fall


EMS 277 3 Credits
Clinical Rotation III

Perform paramedic skills in the hospital setting under the guidance of a clinical preceptor. Rotations include the Emergency Department, ICU, OR, Labor and Delivery, Pediatrics and Geriatrics. (Prerequisites: EMS 186 and 271. Note: Student must have the strength to be able to move patients, sufficient vision to assess the condition of the patient, and the dexterity to perform the skills of a paramedic.) (0+6) Offered Spring


EMS 283 12 Credits
Paramedic Internship

Prehospital field experience under the guidance of a paramedic preceptor on an advanced life support ambulance. Interns perform all aspects of paramedic care. Materials fee: $480. (Prerequisites: EMS 275 and 277. Note: Student must have the strength to be able to move patients, sufficient vision to assess the condition of the patient, and the dexterity to perform the skills of a paramedic.) (0+24) Offered Spring


EMS 287 3 Credits
Paramedic Refresher

Integration of paramedicine knowledge and techniques with evaluation of applied skills. Materials fee: $60. (Prerequisite: Current state of Alaska or National Registry paramedic license. Note: Student must have the strength to be able to move patients, sufficient vision to assess the condition of the patient, and the dexterity to perform the skills of a paramedic.) (2+2) Offered As Demand Warrants


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