1997-98 UAF Catalog

Course Descriptions

Degrees and Programs Index

Emergency Medical Technology

EMS 103 (3 Credits) Fall, Spring
Emergency Trauma Training First Responder (3+0)
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. Materials fee: $15.00.

EMS 105 (1 Credit) Fall, Spring
Emergency Trauma Training Refresher (1+0)
For individuals who have been previously certified in Emergency Trauma Training (40 hrs.). Certification is valid for two years. Materials fee: $15.00. (Prerequisite: EMS 103 or ETT Certification which may not be expired more than one calendar year.)

EMS 115 (1 Credit) As Demand Warrants
Basic Trauma Life Support (B.T.L.S.) (1+0)
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.

EMS 119 (6 Credits) Fall, Spring
EMT: Emergency Medical Technician I (5+3)
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. Materials fee: $75.00.

EMS 124 (1 Credit) As Demand Warrants
EMT: Emergency Medical Technician Refresher (1+0)
Review of basic skills and emergency medical procedures at the Basic EMT 1, 2 or 3 level. Covers emergency medical care procedural changes, newly developed equipment and its use, changes in State licensure or other medico-legal requirements. Materials fee: $50.00. (Prerequisite: EMT 1, 2 or 3 certification that may not be expired more than one calendar year.)

EMS 135 (1 Credit) As Demand Warrants
Aeromedical Evacuations in Alaska (1+0)
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.

EMS 215 (1 Credit) As Demand Warrants
Basic Life Support Instructor (1+0)
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. Materials fee: $75.00. (Prerequisite: Basic Life Support certified.)

EMS 230 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
EMT: Emergency Medical Technician II (3+0)
Improvement of EMT skills in trauma intervention for the seriously injured patient through advanced techniques in fluid therapy. Use of MAST pants, utilization of specific drug therapy and advanced airway care covered. Materials fee: $115.00. (Prerequisite: EMT 1 certification as described in State EMT regulations; 7AAC26.010.)

EMS 231 (2 Credit) As Demand Warrants
Emergency Medical Technician III (1.5+1.5)
Introduction to basic cardiac anatomy and physiology, cardiac electrophysiology, recognition and treatment of basic lethal arrythmias, use of defibrillator monitor, use of morphine, lidocaine, and epinephrine 1:1000. Recognition and treatment of extremity pain due to isolated trauma. Materials fee: $40.00. (Prerequisite: EMT 2 certification as described in State EMT regulations; 7AAC26.010.)

EMS 247 A, B (2 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Arctic Survival (1+2)
Basic survival skills and techniques needed in northern latitudes. Prepares students to face survival situations in an arctic environment and enables them to maintain equipment, skills, and attitudes in a state of readiness. Includes 1 credit in lecture, 1 in practicum; students must take lecture portion to be eligible for practicum.