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					          EMERGENCY MEDICAL
            SERVICES (EMS)



        Program and Admission Information
                                        2007
Includes courses for:
 EMT-Basic                                      Paramedic
 EMT-Intermediate                               Renewal Courses
Related Courses:                                American Heart Association Courses:
o Advanced Medical Life Support                 o Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
o Prehospital Trauma Life Support               o CPR Refresher
o EMS Instructor                                o Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Renewal
                                                o Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Renewal



   Please visit www.mccneb.edu/healthcareers for updates and additional information




                             P.O. Box 3777 – Omaha, NE 68103-0777
                                (402) 457-2400 or (800) 228-9553
                              www.mccneb.edu/healthcareers
                                                                                  11/10/10
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Contact Information

                              Metro Toll-Free (800) 228-9553
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                              Student Services 30 and Fort Streets
                         Fort Omaha Campus Building #10
                                                 (402) 457-2700
                              Student Services   204th and West Dodge Road
                     Elkhorn Valley Campus       (402) 289-1200
                              Student Services   Northwest of 27th and Q Streets
                      South Omaha Campus/        (402) 738-4500
                   Industrial Training Center
                              Fremont Center     835 Broad Street
                                                 Fremont, NE 68025
                         Offutt Air Force Base   (402) 292-3330
                                 Sarpy Center    9110 Giles Road, LaVista
                                                 (402) 537-3800
                            Admissions Office    Fort Omaha Campus Building #1
                                                 30th and Fort Streets – PO Box 3777
                                                 Omaha, NE 68103-0777
                                                 (402) 457-2422
                               Records Office    Fort Omaha Campus Building #30
                                                 30th and Fort Streets – PO Box 3777
                                                 Omaha, NE 68103-0777
                                                 (402) 457-2353
                                        Dean     Stacey Ocander, Ph.D.
                               Health Careers    Fort Omaha Campus Building #8
                                                 30th and Fort Streets – PO Box 3777
                                                 Omaha, NE 68103-0777
                                                 (402) 457-2216
                            Program Director     Peggy Dean
                                                 South Omaha Campus/ITC
                                                 NW of 27th and Q Streets – ITC Building
                                                 PO Box 3777
                                                 Omaha, NE 68103-0777
                                                 (402) 738- 4015
             Nebraska Licensure Information      Nebraska Department of HHS
                                                 Regulation and Licensure
                                                 P.O. Box 95007
                                                 Lincoln, NE 68509-5007
                                                 (402) 471-2133




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How to Get Started
New and Current Students
Meet with an academic advisor or counselor at any campus Student Services office. With the assistance of the
advisor or counselor:
             Discuss potential health careers and review the program(s) of interest to you.
             If needed, discuss assessment testing and schedule an assessment testing time.
             Discuss application dates for your program of interest and when application should be made.
             Develop an educational plan.

Transfer Students
Students who wish to transfer credits from another college must provide official transcripts and declare an
academic program of study. To declare a program of study, please contact any campus Student Services office.
Request official transcripts from other colleges attended to be sent to Metro’s Records office. This should be
done as soon as possible to ensure transfer credit is awarded.
               Metropolitan Community College –Records – Bldg. #30
               PO Box 3777 - Omaha, NE 68103-0777

Academic Major
In order to have official transcripts evaluated or to be eligible for financial aid, students must declare a major.
The college offers the Professional Health Studies Associate in Applied Science Degree for the EMT-Paramedic
professional health studies track. Students seeking financial aid for attending college must be working toward a
certificate or degree program.




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CAREER INFORMATION
         Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
         Career Highlights

      Because emergency services function 24 hours a day, emergency medical technicians and paramedics
       have irregular working hours.
      Emergency medical technicians and paramedics need formal training and certification, but requirements
       vary by State.
      Employment is projected to grow much faster than average as paid emergency medical technician
       positions replace unpaid volunteers.
      Job opportunities are in local fire and rescue, police, private ambulance services, helicopter services and
       emergency rooms.

Nature of the Work

People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care of emergency medical technicians
(EMTs), intermediates and paramedics. Paramedics with additional advanced training may perform more
difficult prehospital medical procedures. Incidents such as automobile accidents, heart attacks, drownings,
childbirth, and gunshot wounds all require immediate medical attention. EMTs and paramedics provide this
vital attention as they care for and transport the sick or injured to a medical facility.

In an emergency, EMTs and paramedics typically are dispatched to the scene by a 911 operator, and often work
with police and fire department personnel. Once they arrive, they determine the nature and extent of the
patient’s condition while trying to ascertain whether the patient has preexisting medical problems. Following
strict rules and guidelines, they give appropriate emergency care and, when necessary, transport the patient.
Some paramedics are trained to treat patients with minor injuries on the scene of an accident or at their home
without transporting them to a medical facility. Emergency treatment for more complicated problems is carried
out under the direction of medical doctors by radio preceding or during transport.

EMTs and paramedics may use special equipment, such as backboards, to immobilize patients before placing
them on stretchers and securing them in the ambulance for transport to a medical facility. At the medical
facility, EMTs and paramedics help transfer patients to the emergency department, report their observations and
actions to emergency room staff, and may provide additional emergency treatment. After each run, EMTs and
paramedics replace used supplies and check equipment.

Beyond these general duties, the specific responsibilities of EMTs and paramedics depend on their level of
qualification and training. To determine this, the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
(NREMT) registers emergency medical service (EMS) providers at four levels: First Responder, EMT-Basic,
EMT-Intermediate, and EMT-Paramedic. Some States, however, do their own certification and use numeric
ratings from 1 to 4 to distinguish levels of proficiency.

First Responders—are trained to provide initial basic emergency medical care prior to the arrival of EMT-B,
Intermediate or paramedics. Many firefighters, police officers, and other emergency workers have this level of
training. The EMT-Basic, represents the first component of the emergency medical technician system. An EMT
is trained to care for patients at the scene of an accident and while transporting patients by ambulance to the


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hospital under medical direction. The EMT has the emergency skills to assess a patient’s condition and manage
basic respiratory, cardiac, and trauma emergencies.

The EMT-Intermediates have more advanced training that allows the administration of intravenous fluids, initial
medications, the use of manual defibrillators and the application of advanced airway techniques. EMT-
Paramedics provide the most extensive prehospital care. In addition to carrying out the procedures already
described, paramedics may administer drugs orally and intravenously, interpret electrocardiograms (EKGs),
perform endotracheal intubations, and use monitors and other complex equipment.

Working Conditions and Personal Characteristics Required

All EMS providers work both indoors and outdoors, in all types of weather. They are required to do
considerable kneeling, bending, and heavy lifting. These workers risk noise-induced hearing loss from sirens
and back injuries from lifting patients. In addition, EMTs and paramedics may be exposed to infectious diseases
such as hepatitis-B and AIDS, as well as violence from drug overdose victims or mentally unstable patients.
The work is not only physically strenuous, but can be stressful. Nonetheless, many people find the work
exciting and challenging and enjoy the opportunity to help others.

EMS providers at all levels should be emotionally stable, have good dexterity, agility, and physical
coordination, and be able to lift and carry heavy loads. They also need good eyesight (corrective lenses may be
used) with accurate color vision.

Advancement beyond the EMT-Paramedic level usually means leaving fieldwork. An EMT-Paramedic can
become a supervisor, operations manager, administrative director, or executive director of emergency services.
Some EMS providers become instructors, dispatchers, or physician assistants, while others move into sales or
marketing of emergency medical equipment. A number of people become EMTs, Intermediates, and paramedics
to assess their interest in health care, and then decide to return to school and become registered nurses,
physicians, or other health workers.

Employment

EMTs and paramedics held about 192,000 jobs in 2004. Most career EMTs and paramedics work in
metropolitan areas. Volunteer EMTs and paramedics are more common in small cities, towns, and rural areas.
These individuals volunteer for fire departments, emergency medical services (EMS), or hospitals, and may
respond to only a few calls for service per month or may answer the majority of calls, especially in smaller
communities. EMTs and paramedics work closely with firefighters, who often are certified as EMTs as well and
act as first responders.

Job Outlook  Back to Top




Employment of emergency medical technicians and paramedics is expected to grow much faster than the
average for all occupations through 2014, as full-time paid EMS providers replace unpaid volunteers. As
population and urbanization increase, and as a large segment of the population—aging baby boomers—becomes
more likely to have medical emergencies, demand will increase for EMTs and paramedics.

General information about emergency medical technicians and paramedics is available from:


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      National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, P.O. Box 1400, Clinton, MS 39060-1400.
       Internet: http://www.naemt.org
      National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, Rocco V. Morando Bldg., 6610 Busch Blvd.,
       P.O. Box 29233, Columbus, OH 43229. Internet: http://www.nremt.org
      National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, EMS Division, 400 7th St. SW., NTS-14,
       Washington, DC 20590. Internet: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/portal/
       site/nhtsa/menuitem.2a0771e91315babbbf30811060008a0c/

SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2006-07
Edition, Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics, on the Internet at
http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos101.htm (visited November 13, 2006).




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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B)
The HLTH 1100 EMT-Basic (HLTH 1100) provides training to become a nationally registered EMT. Students
completing this course may apply for certification as a State of Nebraska EMS
(http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/ems/emscert.htm) provider. The curriculum structure provides the student with the
essentials to deliver pre-hospital emergency medical care.

Catalog course description for EMT-B (HLTH 1100) (9.5 quarter credit hours)
Emergency Medical Technician course provides an introduction to Emergency Medical Care. Modules of training will
include medical-legal, roles and responsibilities of the EMT, documentation and communication, Human Body, medical
terminology, lifting and moving, Airway Management Basic and Advanced, Patient Assessment, medical and trauma.
Medical Emergencies, treatment, and use of assisted medications and IV maintenance, bleeding control and shock, trauma
emergencies, use of immobilization devices, Obstetrical emergencies, childbirth, pediatrics and children emergencies,
ambulance operations, hazardous materials, mass casualty and triage

Classroom hours consist of 128 hours of theory combined with the application of practical skills. Additional
hours are scheduled for completion of the field experience.

Content includes scene safety, patient assessment, automatic external defibrillation, patient assisted medication,
extrication, transportation, communications and ambulance operations.

Participants must be 18 years of age or older by the completion of the course. All students must also have
current CPR certification (for the Professional Rescuer - American Red Cross or Health Care Provider -
American Heart Association). Capable of the duties and requirements in the: Functional Job Description of the
EMT. Upon successful completion of this course the student is eligible to take the National Registry
examination.

ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION FOR EMT-B
No formal application - self register for class

Renewal Courses
HLTH 1105 Emergency Medical Technician Basic Renewal.
The 30 hour EMT Basic refresher reviews material already known by the basic provider. The intent of the
program is to maintain a provider’s competence in knowledge and skill performance at the basic level. The
course is designed to fulfill the requirements of the National Registry of EMT’s.

The HLTH 1129 Advanced Provider Renewal
The 48 hour refresher course reviews material already known by the participant. The intent of this course is to
maintain a provider’s competence in knowledge and skill performance. This course is designed to meet the
hours to renew certification as well as for those who may need remediation to gain certification. The EMT-
Basic may attend this course to fulfill the EMT-Basic renewal requirements and receive 24 additional hours of
continuing education. This course meets the standards of the National Registry of Emergency Medical
Technician, Basic and Advanced Renewal Requirements.




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Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate
This course has three didactive components and two simultanious clinical/field components courses in the
Intermediate program that must be completed consecutively. This course provides the Intermediate's role and
the unique aspects of the profession, such as an overview of EMS systems, the importance of personal well-
being, and introduction to ethics and medical/legal issues. The module also provides the understanding of
general principles of anatomy and physiology, pharmocology, medication administration, Intravenous access,
airway management basic and advanced, patient assessment and advanced management of all medical, trauma,
pediatric, gynecological and geriatric emergencies. It also give the student and introduction of Ambulance
Operations and Incident Command

Students admitted to this program must be a current Emergency Medical Technician-Basic. Students
must complete a formal application prior to admission into the program

Application should be submitted as soon as possible.

Send completed application materials to the Office of Admissions
       Metro Community College
       Admissions, Fort Omaha Campus, Building #1
       PO Box 3777
       Omaha, NE 68103


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  Submission of completed application form
  Proof of 18 years of age – copy of driver’s license, birth certificate, etc.
  Copy of high school diploma, college diploma, GED certificate, or official transcripts
  Copy of current CPR for Healthcare Provider card
  Copy of current EMT Basic (Nebraska resident's may obtain license verification from Nebraska Health and
   Human Services License Information System. Students licensed in other states must provide state issued
   license verification)
 Capable of the duties and requirements in the: Functional Job Description of the Intermediate.
Final admission will be based on the receipt of a completed background check and drug screen.

ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION FOR EMT-INTERMEDIATE
Successful applicants will be contacted regarding their admission status and registered for courses in the order
in which all requirements are met. All application materials must be submitted to the Admissions Office (see
application form).




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Paramedic
Students admitted to the Paramedic program must hold current EMT-B or EMT-Intermediate certification. See
Minimum Requirements listed below.

New classes start every Fall Quarter. Students may apply for the day (Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00
p.m.) program or the evening/weekend program (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 6:00-10:00 plus one
Saturday a month).

Paramedic program consists of 4 didactic section and three clinical/field components that are simultaneous with
the didactic courses. All components of the program are taken consecutively. The paramedic program provides
an introduction to Emergency Medical Care, knowledge of EMS systems, Roles, responsibility and well being
of the paramedic, medical, legal and ethical issues, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology of the normal
cell, respiratory system, General principles of pharmacology, IV access and medication administration, airway
management and ventilation, therapeutic communication, patient assessment, communication and
documentation, assessment and management of all medical emergencies, pediatric and geriatric emergencies,
trauma emergencies, ambulance operations and Incident command. Students must successfully pass each
component to enter the next.

Application should be submitted as soon as possible.

Send completed application materials to the Office of Admissions
       Metro Community College
       Admissions, Fort Omaha Campus, Building #1
       PO Box 3777
       Omaha, NE 68103

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  Submission of completed application form
  Proof of 18 years of age – copy of driver’s license, birth certificate, etc.
  Copy of high school diploma, college diploma, GED certificate, or official transcripts
  Copy of current CPR for Healthcare Provider card
  Copy of current EMT Basic or EMT Intermediate license (Nebraska resident's may obtain license
   verification from Nebraska Health and Human Services License Information System. Students licensed in
   other states must provide state issued license verification)
 Capable of the duties and requirements in the: Functional Job Description of the Paramedic.
Final admission will be based on the receipt of a completed background check and drug screen.

Questions may be directed to Peggy Dean at (402) 738-4015 or msdean@mccneb.edu

ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION FOR PARAMEDIC
Successful applicants will be contacted regarding their admission status and registered for courses in the order
in which all requirements are met. All application materials must be submitted to the Admissions Office (see
application form).


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Related Courses:

HLTH 1400 Advanced Medical Life Support
Lecture/Lab/Credit Hours 2-0-2
This course is an in-depth study of medical emergencies for the adult patient. The provider course emphasizes a pragmatic
approach and systematic format to patient care. This course is designed to combine interactive case study based lectures
with hands on physical assessment of patients. This course is particularly valuable for any health care provider. Previous
health training is strongly encouraged prior to taking this course.

HLTH 1410 Prehospital Trauma Life Support
Lecture/Lab/Credit Hours 2-0-2
This course is designed to provide the practicing prehospital care provider with a specific body of knowledge related to
the prehospital assessment and care of the trauma patient. It is stressed that this is a continuing education program and
contains information that may be a review for some or all participants. The uniqueness of this program rests not with an
entirely new body of knowledge, but instead with advances in prehospital trauma intervention techniques. Students will
use new combinations and applications of existing skills and knowledge to better their patients’ chances at surviving
traumatic events.

HLTH 1130 EMS Instructor
Lecture/Lab/Credit Hours 6-0-6
This course is designed for the Emergency Medical Services Provider to become an educator that will understand how the
adult student learns, and to provide learning opportunities that support their intellectual, professional and personal
development.

American Heart Association Courses
HLTH 1000 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Lecture/Lab/Credit Hours 1-0-1
This course will teach the participant how to recognize and respond to life-threatening emergencies such as cardiac arrest,
respiratory arrest, and foreign-body airway obstruction (chocking). The student will learn to recognize heart attack and
stroke symptoms in adults and breathing difficulty in children. This course teaches the skills needed to respond to the
emergencies identified. The participant will learn the skills of CPR for victims of all ages (including ventilation with
barrier devices and bag-mask devices), use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief of foreign-body
airway obstruction (FBAO). (Formerly CPR 100)

HLTH 1005 CPR Refresher
Lecture/Lab/Credit Hours 0.5-0-0.5
This course will review how to recognize and respond to life-threatening emergencies such as cardiac arrest, respiratory
arrest, and foreign-body airway obstruction (choking). The student will review when to recognize heart attack and stroke
symptoms in adults and breathing difficulty in children. This course teaches the skills needed to respond to emergencies
identified. The participant will review the skills of CPR for victims of all ages (including ventilation with barrier devices
and bag-mask devices), use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction
(FBAO). Prerequisites: Current healthcare provider card




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HLTH 1420 Advanced Cardiac Life Support (CLS)
Lecture/Lab/Credit Hours 2-0-2
This course will teach the participant how to recognize and respond to life-threatening emergencies such as cardiac arrest,
respiratory arrest, stroke and hypothermic adult patient. The student will review rhythm recognition and how to use the
heart monitor in the various modes of electrical therapy. The student will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms along
with the management algorithm associated with the individual life threatening rhythm. The advanced provider will learn
and practice the various forms of advanced airway management along with a review of CPR for victims of all ages
(including ventilation with barrier devices and bag-mask devices), use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and
relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO). Prerequisites: CPR for the Healthcare Provider


HLTH 1421 Advanced CLS Renewal
Lecture/Lab/Credit Hours 1-0-1
This course will review with the participant how to recognize and respond to life-threatening emergencies such as cardiac
arrest, respiratory arrest, stroke and hypothermic adult patient. The student will review rhythm recognition and how to use
the heart monitor in the various modes of electrical therapy. The student will review the signs and symptoms along with
the management algorithm associated with the individual life threatening rhythm. The advanced provider will review and
practice the various forms of advanced airway management along with a review of CPR for victims of all ages (including
ventilation with barrier devices and bag-mask devices), use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief of
foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO). Prerequisites: CPR for the Healthcare Provider


HLTH 1430 Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Lecture/Lab/Credit Hours 2-0-2
This course will teach the participant how to recognize and respond to life-threatening emergencies such as cardiac arrest,
respiratory arrest in the pediatric patient. The student will review rhythm recognition and how to use the heart monitor in
the various modes of electrical therapy in the pediatric mode. The student will learn the signs and symptoms along with
the management algorithm associated with pediatric life threatening rhythms. The advanced provider will learn and
practice the various forms of advanced airway management along with a review of CPR for victims of all pediatric
patients (including ventilation with barrier devices and bag-mask devices), use of an automated external defibrillator
(AED), and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO). Prerequisites: CPR for the Healthcare Provider




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                                           Application Form for
                                      EMT-Intermediate and Paramedic
Print or Type

Name: __________________________________________________________________________________
                   Last                       First                Middle                                 (other last names used)

Social Security or Metro Student ID Number ____________________________________________________

Complete Address _________________________________________________________________________

                      _________________________________________________________________________


Home Phone _________________________________ Work Phone _________________________________

E-mail Address ________________________________                             Date of Birth ____________________________




Program of interest:                 EMT-Intermediate (must have current EMT-B)
                                     Paramedic (must have current EMT-B or Intermediate)
                                             Preferred Section: Day Evening


Are you a U.S. citizen? [ ] yes        [ ] no         If ―no,‖ country of citizenship ____________________________
                                                      Type of Visa ___________________ Other _________________


         Do you have a [ ] High School Diploma or [ ] GED _____________________________________________
                                                                       Name of Granting Institution

         ____________________________ _____________________ __________                          __________________
                   City                         State          Zip                                    Year Received


Furnishing the information requested in this section is not a requirement for admission and it will not be used in admission
decisions. The data will be used for statistical purposes only.
         Racial/Ethnic Group:                                        Gender: [ ] male [ ] female
         [ ] Black Non-Hispanic
         [ ] American Indian or Alaskan Native
         [ ] Asian or Pacific Islander
         [ ] Hispanic
         [ ] White Non-Hispanic


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Name Colleges and Universities Attended:
          College/University                  Dates of Attendance        Courses Completed or Degree Earned




       Are you currently employed? [ ] yes [ ] no     If ―yes,‖ where?

       Employer/Company Name ________________________________________________________________

       Address _______________________________________________________________________________

       Phone Number __________________________________________________________________________

       Do you have experience, either paid or voluntary, in the health care field? [ ] yes [ ] no

       If ―yes,‖ please give a brief description of your experience(s): ______________________________________

       ________________________________________________________________________________________

       ________________________________________________________________________________________




                    Application form should be completed and forwarded to:
                         Metropolitan Community College – Office of Admissions
                                    Fort Omaha Campus, Building #1
                                PO Box 3777 , Omaha, NE 68103-0777

   I certify that the information on this application is complete, accurate, and true. Further, I agree to abide
   by the policies of Metropolitan Community College. I understand that any information given falsely or
   withheld may make me ineligible for admission and/or enrollment.




       __________________________________________________                  ____________________________
                         Signature                                                     Date




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