Emergency Medical Services - EMS

EMS F150 Wilderness Emergency Care

3 Credits
As Demand Warrants

Introduction to medicine in a remote setting. Assessment and management of life-threatening and non-threatening injuries, common medical emergencies and a variety of environmental injuries. Academically challenging training includes basic anatomy and physiology, appropriate short-term to multi-day patient care, the incident command system and evacuation and considerations. (3+0)

EMS F152 Emergency Trauma Training First Responder

3 Credits


Basic emergency care knowledge and skills for the student who will provide the first emergency care. The objective of the first person on the emergency scene is to recognize the needs of the victim and deliver quality care to the patient, minimizing discomfort and preventing further complications. (2+2)

EMS F154 Emergency Trauma Training Refresher

1 Credits
Offered Fall

For individuals who have been previously certified in Emergency Trauma Training (40 hrs.). Certification is valid for two years. Prerequisites: EMS F152 or ETT Certification which may not be expired more than one calendar year. (1+0)

EMS F160 Basic Trauma Life Support

1 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

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)

EMS F168 ETT to EMT Bridge Course

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Allows certified emergency trauma technician (ETT) to progress to the emergency medical technician in an efficient manner. Credits the ETT with the knowledge and skills learned in primary training. Prerequisites: Current Emergency Trauma Technician certificate. (0.5+5)

EMS F170 EMT: Emergency Medical Technician I

6 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Basic life support such as splinting, hemorrhage control, oxygen therapy, suction, CPR and use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). EMT I is the foundation of all emergency medical training. Mastering of EMT I level knowledge and techniques must occur before moving on to advanced levels. Cross-listed with ARSK F170. (4+4)

EMS F172 EMT: Emergency Medical Technician I Refresher

1 Credits
Offered Fall

Review of basic skills and emergency medical procedures at the Basic EMT I level. Covers emergency medical care procedural changes, newly developed equipment and its use, changes in state licensure or other medical-legal requirements. Also Offered Pass/Fail as EMS F172P. Prerequisites: EMT I certification. (0.5+1)

EMS F173 EMT I Internship

6 Credits
Offered Spring

Synthesize cognitive and psychomotor skills from the EMT I course and observe skills performed by Advanced Care Providers. Designed for individuals planning to participate in the CTC paramedic program in the fall semester. Interns will perform all aspects of emergency care for an Alaska certified EMT I under the guidance of an Advanced Care Provider. Prerequisites: EMS F170; concurrent EMT I certification; permission of instructor. (0+16)

EMS F176 Aeromedical Evacuations in Alaska (a)

1 Credits
Offered Fall

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. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EMT I certification or permission of instructor. (1+0)

EMS F181 Clinical Rotation I

4 Credits
Offered Fall, As Demand Warrants

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. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Permission of program coordinator. 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+4+4)

EMS F183 Clinical Rotation II

4 Credits
Offered Spring, As Demand Warrants

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 F181. 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+4+4)

EMS F251 Basic Life Support Instructor

1 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

The American Heart Association Basic Life Support instructor's course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to instruct and evaluate potential BLS providers. 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. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Basic Life Support certified; permission of program coordinator. (1+0)

EMS F253 Alaska EMT Instructor Orientation (a)

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Adult education and learning environment, as well as regulations governing the teaching of EMTs in the state of Alaska. This course is designed to be an intensive learning experience with extensive out-of-class preparation. Proficiency with EMT skills and knowledge prior to entering this training program is expected as there will be no review of EMT skills or knowledge during this class. Prerequisites: Current EMT I, II, III or MICP certification and three years of experience; evidence of successful completion of state of Alaska practical exam and written exam with a score of 90% within the last 12 months. Recommended: FIRE F216. (3+0)

EMS F257 Arctic Survival (a)

3 Credits
Offered Spring

Principles, procedures, techniques and equipment necessary to survive extreme arctic conditions and to assist in safe recovery. Lab required. Special fees apply. Cross-listed with AVTY F231. (3+0)

EMS F261 EMT: Emergency Medical Technician II

3 Credits
Offered Spring

Advancement of EMT I skills and knowledge through advanced techniques in fluid therapy and advance airway management. Includes use of specific drug therapy. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EMT I certification and proof of 10 patient contacts as an EMT I. (2+2)

EMS F265 Emergency Medical Technician III

2 Credits
Offered Fall

Introduction to basic cardiac anatomy and physiology, cardiac electrophysiology, recognition and treatment of basic lethal arrhythmias, use of monitor, defibrillator and pharmacological management. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EMT II certification and proof of 10 patient contacts and 10 venipunctures as an EMT II. (0.5+3)

EMS F267 Advanced Medical Procedures

1 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

State requirements for recertification at the EMT II or III levels. Reviews advanced medical skills and emergency medical procedures at the EMT II and III levels. Emergency medical care procedural changes, newly developed equipment and its use, changes in state certification and other medical-legal requirements. Course may be repeated ten times but not for credit. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Current EMT II or III certification. (0.5+1)

EMS F280 Paramedicine I

12 Credits
Offered Fall, As Demand Warrants

Introduction to emergency medical services, the roles and responsibilities of a paramedic and medical/legal/ethical issues. Basic pathophysiology, pharmacology, venous access and advanced airway management techniques. Also includes an in-depth look at the circulatory, respiratory and nervous systems which includes interpretation of cardiac rhythms, pharmacology and advanced cardiac life support. Special fees apply. Note: Student must apply for admission into the Paramedic Academy. Applications are reviewed by the Paramedic Advisory board. Prerequisites: EMS F170. Recommended: HTLH F114 or equivalent. 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. (8+8)

EMS F282 Paramedicine II

12 Credits
Offered Spring, As Demand Warrants

Assessment and management of medical emergencies, geriatrics, pediatrics and traumatic injuries. Includes pediatric advanced life support and basic trauma life support certifications. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EMS F280. 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. (8+8)

EMS F283 Paramedic Internship

12 Credits
Offered Spring

Prehospital field experience under the guidance of a paramedic preceptor on an advanced life support ambulance. Interns perform all aspects of paramedic care. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EMS F183; EMS F277. 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)

EMS F287 Paramedic Refresher

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Integration of paramedicine knowledge and techniques with evaluation of applied skills. Prerequisites: 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)