Emergency Medical Science, AAS

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Program Intro

The Emergency Medical Science–A45340 curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge, skills and attributes to provide advanced emergency medical care as a paramedic for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system and prepares graduates to enter the workforce. Students will gain complex knowledge, competency, and experience while employing evidence-based practice under medical oversight, and serve as a link from the scene into the healthcare system. Graduates of this program may be eligible to take state and/or national certification examinations. Employment opportunities include providers of emergency medical services, fire departments, rescue agencies, hospital specialty areas, industry, educational, and government agencies.

Curriculum Preview

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • EMS 110 – EMT
    This course introduces basic emergency medical care. Topics include preparatory, airway, patient assessment, medical emergencies, trauma, infants and children, and operations.
  • ENG 111 – Writing and Inquiry
    This course is designed to develop the ability to produce clear writing in a variety of genres and formats using a recursive process.

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • EMS 122 – EMS Clinical Practicum I
    This course provides the introductory hospital clinical experience for the paramedic student. Emphasis is placed on mastering fundamental paramedic skills.
  • EMS 131 – Advanced Airway Management
    This course is designed to provide advanced airway management techniques and is required for paramedic certification.

SAMPLE COURSES

  • EMS 220 – Cardiology II
    This course provides an in-depth study of cardiovascular emergencies and is required for paramedic certification. Topics include assessment and treatment of cardiac emergencies, application and interpretation of advanced electrocardiography utilizing the twelve-lead ECG, cardiac pharmacology, and patient care.
  • EMS 250 – Medical Emergencies
    This course provides an in-depth study of medical conditions frequently encountered in the prehospital setting and is required for paramedic certification.

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • EMS 235 – EMS Management
    This course stresses the principles of managing a modern emergency medical service system.
  • EMS 260 – Trauma Emergencies
    This course provides an in-depth study of trauma including pharmacological interventions for conditions frequently encountered in the prehospital setting and is required for paramedic certification.

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • EMS 241 – EMS Clinical Practicum IV
    This course provides clinical experiences in the hospital and/or field.
  • EMS 285 – EMS Capstone
    This course provides an opportunity to demonstrate problem-solving skills as a team leader in simulated patient scenarios and is required for paramedic certification.

WCU’s Emergency Medical Care Bachelor of Science Program

An articulation agreement is in place between LCC and Western Carolina University’s Emergency Medical Care BS program. This program can be completed through distance education once students complete the Emergency Medical Science AAS program at Lenoir Community College.

Paying for College

What is financial aid? Financial aid is money that is given or borrowed to help pay for college. It can come from federal, state, local, school and private entities. North Carolina and the federal government award millions of dollars each year to help students pay for college. Don’t forget Scholarships! Scholarships are gifts. They don’t need to be repaid. There are thousands of them, offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, communities, religious groups, and professional and social organizations.

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Who to Contact

For more information:
Public Safety and Emergency Management Programs
Bullock (Bldg 001), Room 128
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 142

For more information:
Darla Boseman
Director of Emergency Medical Sciences

Bullock (Building 001), Room 128A
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 149
Fax: (252) 527-2109
Email: dwboseman07@lenoircc.edu

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