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ES - Emergency Services

ES105 (4 credits)
Introduction to Emergency Services
Explores the organization, funding, and role of emergency services within the community and government; an overview of emergency medical services and fire protection services; legal and professional considerations regarding emergency response; emergency services personnel; history and trends of emergency services; evaluation and planning; disaster response; and training, leadership, and career development within emergency services.

ES131 (5 credits)
Emergency Medical Technician - Part I
ES131 is the first half of a course that prepares individuals for National Registry certification and licensure in Oregon as an Emergency Medical Technician. The course will develop a student's ability to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury in the pre-hospital setting. Prerequisites: This is a limited-entry course and requires completion of an application process prior to admission. Prior to acceptance, students will be required to complete all screening requirements outlined in OAR 409-030-0190 and additional RCC requirements (AHA BLS certification, RCC placement process). Co-requisite: ES131L.

ES131L (1 credit)
Emergency Medical Technician - Part I Lab
ES131L develops students' abilities to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury in classroom labs and simulated emergency scenes. Includes skills in patient assessment, basic airway management, trauma assessment and management, medication administration, and the use of automated external defibrillators (AED). Prerequisites: This is a limited-entry course and requires completion of an application process prior to admission. Prior to acceptance, students will be required to complete all screening requirements outlined in OAR 409-030-0190 and additional RCC requirements (AHA BLS certification, RCC placement process).

ES132 (4 credits)
Emergency Medical Technician - Part II
ES132 is the second half of a course that prepares individuals for National Registry certification and licensure in Oregon as an Emergency Medical Technician. The course will develop a student's ability to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury in the pre-hospital setting. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ES131 and ES131L with a grade of C or better. Co-requisite ES132L.

ES132L (2 credits)
Emergency Medical Technician - Part II Lab
ES132L develops students' abilities to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury in classroom labs and simulated emergency scenes. Includes skills in patient assessment, basic airway management, trauma assessment and management, medication administration, and the use of automated external defibrillators (AED). Students will also be scheduled for assessment and skills procedures in an emergency department and on an ambulance (12-hours each). Prerequisites: Successful completion of ES131 and ES131L with a grade of C or better.

ES171 (2 credits)
Emergency Vehicle Operations
Presents the most up-to-date information on ambulance and fire apparatus operations and the techniques used to safely operate them. This course provides the practical, hands on experience necessary for students to become safe and knowledgeable emergency vehicle operators. This course meets the requirements for Emergency Response and Transportation as outlined in the statewide Oregon Paramedicine degree. Prerequisite: Valid Oregon driver’s license

ES199 (variable credits)
Emergency Services: Selected Topics
Develops students' abilities to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury in classroom labs and simulated emergency scenes. Includes skills in patient assessment, basic airway management, trauma assessment and management, medication administration, and the use of automated external defibrillators (AED). Prerequisite: Some level of emergency training or background is suggested (i.e. Emergency Medical Responder, EMT, Firefighter, etc.)

ES205 (3 credits)
Crisis Intervention and Management for Emergency Services Workers
Focuses on the practical application of psychology in everyday situations including crises encountered in a variety of settings related to public safety workers. Presents materials on the communication and interaction with people in various crisis situations, death and death notification, suicide, behavioral emergencies, abuse, and stress. A great deal of time is spent on strategies for the personal health and wellness of the Emergency Services Worker. Techniques on the initial intervention, defusing and assessment, self-care, and referral in crisis are included. Prerequisites: BT113 or WR115 or designated placement scores and completion of ES131 and ES131L or current Oregon EMT, Advanced-EMT, or EMT Intermediate license.

ES268 (3 credits)
Emergency Service Rescue
Introduces elementary procedures of rescue practices, systems, components, support, and control of rescue operations. Includes techniques and tools of patient extrication and emphasizes their applications in traffic accidents as required for paramedic certification. Prerequisites: ES131 and ES131L.

ES280 (variable credits)
CWE: Emergency Services
Cooperative Work Experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their program. Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning which is expected to result from the work experience. This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer. As a capstone course, students should complete this course within the last two terms of their certificate or degree. Prerequisites: ES132 and ES132L, or FRP251 and FRP251L, and prior arrangements with faculty or the Department Chair.

ES295 (3 credits)
Health and Fitness for Emergency Service Workers
Provides students with the necessary health and wellness foundation needed prior to entering the emergency services fields of firefighting, paramedicine or law enforcement. Students receive an overview of the key topics that promote a life of health and wellness. Students are given the opportunity to assess their current lifestyles and their relationships to wellness, physical fitness, nutrition, and risk for illness/disease. With appropriate participation and study, students will receive a firm understanding of community health issues, and the relationship of lifestyle to health and longevity so as to plan realistic short- and long-term goals for their health. Prerequisites: RD90 and WR90; or WR91 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90); or designated placement scores.