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Emergency Health Services Course Descriptions

ALLIED HEALTH
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN,
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION (CPR)

These courses are offered in partnership with the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Center for Prehospital Care.

12 Introduction to Careers in Health Occupations (3) CSU
This course is designed for students interested in learning about health care careers, including work descriptions, work environment, employment opportunities, educational requirements, and earnings. Students will also learn about the health care system in the United States, including the development of medicine and trends in financing.

20 Heartsaver CPR (.25) (RPT 9)
This course covers one-rescuer adult CPR, treatment of choking patients, and heart disease prevention. Successful course completion earns an American Heart Association Heartsaver card. The CPR card is valid for two years; students may want to retake the course to maintain their educational status.

21 Basic Cardiac Life Support for the Healthcare Provider (.5) CSU (CR/NCR)
This course covers infant, child and both one-rescuer and two-rescuer adult CPR. Treatment of the choking patient and heart disease prevention are also included.

22 Advanced Cardiovascular Support (1) CSU (CR/NCR)
Prerequisites: Allied Health 21, and must be a licensed health care provider.
This course provides information for advanced cardiovascular life support. Lecture topics include acute cardiac care, pathophysiology, treatment modalities, and pharmacology.

23 Pediatric Advanced Life Support (1) CSU (CR/NCR)
Prerequisites: Allied Health 21, and must be a licensed health care provider.
This course provides information for Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Lecture topics include interactive teaching stations related pediatric life support.

33 Medical Terminology (3) CSU
(Same as CAOT 44)
This course is designed for students interested in learning more about medical terminology and basic anatomy and applying this knowledge to a variety of allied health professions. Students will develop a comprehensive medical vocabulary applicable to all specialties of medicine through the study of Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes and root words. Students will also develop a basic understanding of anatomy and the function of major body systems.

43 CO Anatomy and Physiology for Emergency Health Care Personnel (4)
Prerequisite: Admitted through the UCLACenter for Prehospital Care.
Corequisites: Ald Hth 43 CO, 44 CO, 45 CO, 46 CO will be offered concurrently through UCLACenter for Prehospital Care.
This course will provide an overview of the structure and function of all bodily systems. Emphasis will be placed on knowledge that will enhance the student's ability to treat medical emergencies.

44 CO Introduction to Emergency Medical Service Systems (2)
Prerequisite: Admitted through the UCLACenter for Prehospital Care.
Corequisites: Ald Hth 43 CO, 44 CO, 45 CO, 46 CO will be offered concurrently through UCLACenter for Prehospital Care.
Overview of Emergency Medical Service Systems, the ethics of patient care management and the law and policies of emergency services, including the relationship between the emergency care provider and other health care professionals. Verbal and nonverbal behavior and communications related to the delivery of emergency medical services are also discussed.

45 CO Patient Assessment and Airway Management (2)
Prerequisite: Admitted through the UCLACenter for Prehospital Care.
Corequisites: Ald Hth 43 CO, 44 CO, 45 CO, 46 CO will be offered concurrently through UCLACenter for Prehospital Care.
This course gives an overview of prehospital patient assessment for Emergency Health Care. This course provides foundational knowledge and skills to effectively assess and treat patients in a prehospital setting.

46 CO Cardiology Assessment and Medical Emergencies (6)
Prerequisite: Admitted through the UCLACenter for Prehospital Care.
Corequisites: Ald Hth 43 CO, 44 CO, 45 CO, 46 CO will be offered concurrently through UCLACenter for Prehospital Care.
Through lectures and discussions, this course will cover the pathophysiological principles and assessment findings in cardiology, neurology, and respiratory emergencies.

47 CO Emergency Response to Crisis (4)
Prerequisites: Ald Hth 43 CO, 44 CO, 45 CO, 46 CO.
Corequisites: Ald Hth 48 CO, 49 CO.
This course will focus on techniques of immediate intervention in a variety of field crises including shock, pediatric emergencies, abuse, and trauma to various body systems, obstetrics, and burns.

48 CO Medical Emergencies and Pharmacological Interventions (5)
Prerequisites: Ald Hth 43 CO, 44 CO, 45 CO, 46 CO.
Corequisites: Ald Hth 47 CO, 49 CO.
This course emphasizes pathophysiology, assessment and management of patients with various systematic diseases, and the application of advanced life support techniques in medical emergencies. Formulation of a field impression and implementation of pharmacological intervention in a laboratory setting are also studied.
 
49 CO Clinical Internship (4)
Prerequisites: Ald Hth 43 CO, 44 CO, 45 CO, 46 CO.
Corequisites: Ald Hth 47 CO, 48 CO.
This course presents the coordination of advanced emergency medical service training within a hospital setting. Students will be able to participate in multiple departments within the hospital: critical care units, OB/GYN, operating rooms, anesthesia, recovery, pediatrics, and psychiatrics. This will assure a variety of patient presentations and complaints.

50 CO Field Internship (9)
Prerequisites: Ald Hth 47 CO, 48 CO, 49 CO.
Corequisites: None.
Coordination of advanced emergency medical service training with a field advanced life support unit. Students will be able to participate in emergency intervention in traumatic and medical emergencies. Field internship represents the phase of instruction where the student learns how to apply knowledge and skills to the field environment.

52 Emergency Medical Training - Basic (7)
(Same as Administration of Justice 129)
This course provides basic emergency medical care training for firefighters and ambulance attendants. Successful course completion results in NREMT-B certification granted from the State of California, through the Los Angeles County EMS Agency.

53 Emergency Care Technician (3.5)
Prerequisites: Allied Health 21 and Allied Health 52.
This course combines theoretical information and practical skills to train students to work as nurse extenders, and care for the sick and/or injured in an emergency department.

54 CO Prehospital Trauma Life Support (1)
The Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) course is designed to enhance and increase knowledge and skill in delivering critical care in the prehospital environment. The course is designed to provide the prehospital provider (EMT, paramedic and RN) with the knowledge and skills for the prehospital assessment and care of the trauma patient.

55 CO Trauma Aims (3.5)
This course is designed to prepare military prehospital EMTs, paramedics and RNs to provide emergency medical treatment, limited primary care, health protection and evacuation in a variety of operational and clinical settings, from point of injury to illness, through the continuum of care. Students receive training in trauma assessment, advance airway management and ventilation, intravenous infusion, pharmacology, medication administration and shock management.

 

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About the Allied Health Division

The West Los Angeles College Allied Health Division was founded in 2003 to meet the growing demands for health care professionals in the community. Since 1978, West Los Angeles College has offered one of the top Dental Hygiene Programs in the country. West Los Angeles College is continuing this fine tradition through the development of partnerships, programs and new curricula to meet the education needs of other health care professions.

The Allied Health Center houses the Dental Hygiene Program, Registered Dental Hygiene in Alternative Practice Program, Emergency Health Services Programs offered in association with UCLA, and other allied health courses.

The Allied Health Center embraces community involvement and as such has established an Advisory Committee comprised of leaders in the healthcare industry to guide program decisions and development.

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