At a Glance:

Advisors:

Floyd: Phil Tucker
Phil Tucker, Program Director & Instructor of Paramedic Technology
Office: H123
Phone: 706-295-6883
Email:
Campus: Floyd County Campus
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Technologies , Paramedic Technology/EMT

Credentials

A.S., Keiser University; EMS Certificate, Gadsden State College

 and Claudio Leyssens
Claudio Leyssens, Instructor of EMS & Clinical Coordinator
Office: Floyd H124 / Walker 500
Phone: 706-295-6886/706-764-3798
Email:
Campus: Floyd County Campus, Walker County Campus
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Technologies , Paramedic Technology/EMT

Credentials

A.A.S. Dalton State College; NREMT-P

Walker: Claudio Leyssens
Claudio Leyssens, Instructor of EMS & Clinical Coordinator
Office: Floyd H124 / Walker 500
Phone: 706-295-6886/706-764-3798
Email:
Campus: Floyd County Campus, Walker County Campus
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Technologies , Paramedic Technology/EMT

Credentials

A.A.S. Dalton State College; NREMT-P

 and Fran Shugars

EMS Professions (EP12)

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Floyd County Campus
  • Walker County Campus

Program Overview

Students who complete the EMS Professions diploma will be able to fluidly move into the paramedicine program at the diploma level. Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to apply to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians AEMT certification examination and to apply for Georgia licensure as an AEMT. The primary focus of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system. Criminal background checks and drug screens may be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.

Gainful Employment Information

Entrance Requirements

Age: 17 years old for entrance into pre-occupational curriculum
18 years old for entrance into occupational program curriculum

Education: Documentation of high school graduation (official transcript) or successful completion of GED (official notice)

Other:

1)Criminal background checks are required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.

2) Hold a valid driver’s license.

3) Have successfully completed the new EMT (EMJ1) curriculum, or possess a current National Registry EMT-B certification, or possess a Georgia EMT state license. Any licensed or certified EMT who has not completed the new EMSP (EMJ1) courses and wishes to reenter the program or is seeking advanced placement into the AEMT courses (EMH1, EP12) must pass all advanced placement exams to enter into the AEMT modules.

4) See Program Faculty for Reentry and or Advanced Placement Policy and Procedures.

5) Complete EMT program application.

6) Be physically able to perform the duties of an EMS student as verified by a note from a physician.

Note: If you are pregnant or become pregnant, and wish to enter or remain in the program, you must present a doctor’s release that states that the requirements of the program will not endanger your health or the health of the baby;

Note: Students are required to purchase liability insurance. The cost is $51.00.

Note: Students will be required to purchase mandatory uniform and minimal supplies for the program.

Program Fees: This program requires some additional fees over and above tuition cost. See the Financial Information section of this Catalog for information on these fees.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Pre-Occupational Curriculum (16 hours)
Emphasizes the development and improvement of written and oral communication abilities. Topics include analysis of writing, applied grammar and writing skills, editing and proofreading skills, research skills, and oral communication skills.
Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, formula manipulation, technical applications, and basic statistics.
Focuses on basic normal structure and function of the human body. Topics include general plan and function of the human body, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous and sensory systems, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, and reproductive system.
Introduces the elements of medical terminology. Emphasis is placed on building familiarity with medical words through knowledge of roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Topics include: origins (roots, prefixes, and suffixes), word building, abbreviations and symbols, and terminology related to the human anatomy.
Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.
Occupational Curriculum (26 hours)
This course serves as the introductory course to the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) profession. It orients the student to the prehospital care envrionment, issues reltated to the provision of the patient care in both in-hospital and out-of-hospital curcumstances. It further provides foundational information upon which subsequent curriculum content is based so that successful completion of this content increases the potential for success in subsequent courses and should allow students to apply the fundamental knowledge, skills, and attitudes gained in order to effectively communicate and function safely, ethically and professionally within the emergency medical services environment.
Pre-requisite:  Program admission.  This course prepares students for initial scene management and assessment of patients as well as management of the airway. Introduction to pharmacology is also covered. Includes application of scene information and patient assessment findings (scene size up, primary and secondary assessment, patient history, and reassessment) to guide emergency management. Topics include: Scene Size-Up; Primary Assessment; History Taking; Secondary Assessment; Monitoring Devices; Reassessment; Airway Management; Respiration; Artificial entilation; Principles of Pharmacology; Medication Administration; and Emergency Medications.

Pre-requisite:  Program admission.  This course integrates pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan of cases involving non-traumatic medical emergencies. Topics include: Medical Overview; Neurology; Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Disorders; Immunology; Infectious Disease; Endocrine Disorders; Psychiatric; Cardiovascular; Toxicology; Respiratory; Hematology; Genitourinary/Renal; Non-Traumatic Musculoskeletal Disorders; Diseases of the Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat; and Medical Assessments.

 

This course provides supervised clinical experience in various clinical settings as well as opportunities to demonstrate critical thinking skills and assessment based management techniques through competency based evaluations relevant to the practice of an EMT. Topics include: Clinicals and Assessment Based Management.
This course provides supervised clinical experience in various clinical settings. Topics include: Clinicals.