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Course Descriptions
Course Descriptions

Health Science Courses

12-Lead ECG Interpretation

In this eight hour course, A&P of the heart will be reviewed, including the conduction system and circulatory system as well as lay out of the ECG, essentials of the 12 lead ECG, including lead placement and interpretation. Discussion on how the pathophysiology of the acute MI process affects the normal 12-lead ECG’s and the average times in which such effects are evidenced. Identify normal 12-lead ECG’s ST segments, isoelectric lines, J points, R-Wave progression.

Book Information: There is no book required for this course – Handouts will be given

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

This is the standard of care for the healthcare industry. ACLS presents an organized way of thinking and a systematic approach to dealing with people experiencing a cardiopulmonary emergency, even sudden death. The participant will learn: the indications, precautions and proper use of devices and procedures used in cardiac emergencies as well as the WHY, WHEN, HOW and WHAT to look for in cardiac pharmacologic agents. Arrhythmia recognition and treatment are emphasized, and presented in a low-key, relaxed atmosphere. This is a sixteen hour (16) course taught over two days, or it can be customized to meet the needs of your organization. This course is taught by clinicians experienced in both teaching ACLS and providing care to cardiac patients.

A pre-test is required before attending the above course and information on accessing the test can be found in the ACLS Provider Manual listed below.

Book Information: ACLS Provider Manual, ISBN: 978-1-61669-010-6

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (Renewal)

This is the standard of care for the healthcare industry. ACLS presents an organized way of thinking and a systematic approach to dealing with people experiencing a cardiopulmonary emergency, even sudden death. The participant will learn: the indications, precautions and proper use of devices and procedures used in cardiac emergencies as well as the WHY, WHEN, HOW and WHAT to look for in cardiac pharmacologic agents. Arrhythmia recognition and treatment are emphasized, and presented in a low-key, relaxed atmosphere. This course is completed in one day.

Prerequisite: Current ACLS Provider

A pre-test is required before attending the above course and information on accessing the test can be found in the ACLS Provider Manual listed below.

Book Information: ACLS Provider Manual, ISBN: 978-1-61669-010-6

Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)

The National Association of EMT’s developed the AMLS course. This course is open to all levels of licensure. The AMLS course takes a case based approach to common medical emergencies. With a focus on pathophysiology of disease processes, AMLS provides a clearer understanding of treatment options. AMLS is to medical emergencies what PHTLS is to trauma emergencies.

Prerequisite: (Pre-test)

Book Information: Advanced Medical Life Support (1st Edition), ISBN: 0-978-0-323-07160-4

Basic ECG Interpretation

This course is designed as a basic ECG course for healthcare professionals wishing to enhance their level of training to include anatomy and physiology of the cardiac system, EKG placement and operation of equipment to achieve a successful recognition of lethal and non-lethal dysrhythmias. This sixteen (16) hour course will be considered completed after the student attends both sessions and achieves a minimum score of 80% on the final test. A certificate of completion will be awarded and 1.6 CEU’s will be issued.

Book Information: There is no book required for this course

Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Professional (CPR Level C)

Imagine coming upon someone who is unconscious and you don’t know how to respond. While our instincts may compel us to do something, many of us are unsure of what needs to be done next and therefore we’re unprepared to help. If doing nothing is unacceptable to you then this course just might be the answer. The BLS curriculum and evaluation for healthcare providers comprises modules on adult one-rescuer CPR, adult two-rescuer CPR, pediatric one-rescuer CPR, adult, child and pediatric foreign body airway obstruction relief, rescue breathing, the use of barrier devices and appropriate application of the automated external defibrillator. This is an appropriate course for physicians, nurses and EMT’s. It is delivered during a four hour class. This course will satisfy the requirements of many allied health professionals for Basic Life Support.

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Program is a 10-week, 60 clock hour program.  The program will combine classroom lecture, and practical hands-on simulated medical office and laboratory.  After completion of this program a student will receive a completion of course certificate and will be able to sit for the National Healthcareer Association test.  After passing the exam the student will become a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant.

Prerequisites:  To be eligible to enroll in this course students must have completed both a Phlebotomy Course and EKG Course here at Roane State Community College or through a National Accredited Agency (paperwork showing credentials must be submitted prior to course).

Informational sheet

http://youtu.be/PiUUjcOY5lQ

Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program (CCEMTP)

Program Goals: The Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program is designed to prepare paramedics and nurses to function as members of a critical care transport team. Critical patients requiring transport between facilities need a different level of care from hospital or emergency field patients. Participants will gain an understanding of the special needs of critical patients during transport, become familiar with the purpose and mechanism of hospital procedures and equipment and develop the skills to maintain the stability of hospital equipment and procedures during transport.

Curriculum Design: The CCEMTP Program is designed to provide the basic educational foundation required for specialists transporting critical care patients. In addition, it may serve as a springboard for those institutions looking to expand into critical care. The CCEMTP Resource Guide is a curriculum divided into broad modules. Each module has a specific instructional goal, a rationale (establishing a connection with the desired benefits of the program), a list of necessary equipment to demonstrate various critical care techniques, the required readings and the learning objectives. Each lesson contains a focus statement (providing a specific direction about the topic and how it will contribute to the development of the participants), a list of learning objectives, demonstration equipment, additional readings, handouts and a lesson outline.

Participants: The Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program brings paramedics and nurses together in an effort to bridge the gap between prehospital and hospital care. The result is a specialized care provider that has an understanding of both aspects of patient care, and uses the understanding to provide the highest level of care to critical patients during transport.

Registration form

Prerequisites: Participants must hold a current Paramedic, Registered Nurse, Medical Doctor or other healthcare professional license

Book Information:

AAOS-Critical Care Transport, Jones & Bartlett, ISBN: 978-0-7637-1223-5

E.C.G. Technician – 40 hour

This forty (40) hour course will cover EKG monitoring to include preparing the patient for the test and applying electrodes, calculating a patient’s heart rate, identifying and resolving artifacts from the tracing and responding to potentially life threatening arrhythmias and more. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion. Additionally, graduates will be qualified for the optional certification exam offered by the National Healthcare Association (NHA).

Book Information: EKG: Plain and Simple ISBN:  0-13-237729-2

(Link to ECG Technician information page)

 

http://youtu.be/nRpmDCofUPY

Emergency Medical Dispatch

This course is based on the NHTSA National Standard curriculum for EMD. Completion of the APCI Institute Emergency Medical Dispatch course will mean the student has met all the requirements of the National Standard Curriculum-an important point for states that require compliance with the national curriculum.

Topics covered provide the student with the knowledge and foundation to answer calls for emergency medical services and properly prioritize the response. The course also provides the student with the knowledge needed to convey proper pre-arrival instructions to the caller when needed.

Course Objectives: EMD roles and responsibilities, legal and liability issues in EMD, resource allocation, obtaining information from callers, anatomy and physiology, chief complaint types, quality assurance and recertification and stress management.

The classroom setting provides practical exercises to help the new EMD become familiar with the theories and practices of EMD and students will practice with an assigned agency to enhance their didactic learning.

Book Information: Will be available when course is scheduled

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EMT- Extended Skills 

This course prepares the EMT to perform skill competencies consistent with State of Tennessee EMT regulations. Content areas include intravenous access, pharmacology and medication administration for the Basic EMT. Patient assessment and airway management review are included. Classroom and lab are 40 hours and clinical are 16 hours.  (Information link)

Prerequisites:

  • EMT Basic in Tennessee or other state EMT licensure or National Registry
  • HCP-CPR
  • Proof of liability insurance (www.HPSO.com) is required for admission to the EMT Extended Skills Course

Book Information:   IV Therapy for EMS   ISBN:  0-13-118611-6

EMT Refresher

This course is a National Standard state-approved EMT-Basic refresher course. The twenty-four hours of course work cover the six modules of the EMT Basic curriculum plus skills review and practice.

Book Information: There is no book required for this course.

First Aid/CPR/Bloodborne Pathogens (AHA Course)

When illness or injury strike, minutes and sometimes even seconds can mean the difference between life and death. Our goal in this class is to teach you the knowledge and skills that my help save a life. The training you will receive consists of basic first aid/CPR, automatic external defibrillation (AED) and bloodborne pathogens (BBP). This course follows a logical progression. It begins by providing baseline information on how the human body normally functions, followed by the body’s reactions to illness or injury. After that, you will learn how to recognize the most common problems you will encounter. We then take your knowledge of first aid, teach you a number of practical skills and combine both into actual application.

First Responder

The Department of Transportation’s National Standard Curriculum is utilized for this sixty-hour (60) hour course, with a heavy emphasis on recognition and treatment of life-threatening injuries and illnesses. Upon completion, the First Responder will have refined an organized method for assessing patients in a variety of situations. Healthcare Provider CPR is provided as part of this course. First Responder represents the initial entry into the emergency medical system for many people, both as patients and responders. Typical students are those working in industrial settings, firefighters, police officers, rescue squad volunteers, teachers or any other occupational role that might be the first to respond to an emergency. If you are uncomfortable or lacking the knowledge to render aid in an emergency, this course can fill the void. Have a group that needs training? Call us today (865-539-6904) to talk about how we can customize a schedule to meet your needs.

Book Information: EMR Complete:  A Worktext   ISBN:  0135037719

Fundamentals of Intravenous Therapy

This highly popular sixteen (16) hour IV Therapy Review is ready to begin at Roane State Community College/Knoxville Campus. The course will serve RN’s, LPN’s, Medical Assistants or any other healthcare professional who need training to start an IV and maintain the IV for administration of fluids. Our course will include theory and actual practice sessions. Subjects covered include: IV therapy as a new skill or as a refresher course, anatomy and physiology, idenifying and selecting proper veins, asceptic techniques, troubleshooting, indications and contraindications of IV administration and calculating IV flow drip rates.

Book Information: There is no book required for this course.

LPN-IV 40 Hour Push Course

This 40 hour course is designed to offer experienced LPN’s the basic knowledge necessary to assist the Registered Nurse in administration and monitoring of selected IV push medications. In addition, this course will present the concepts necessary to maintain peripheral IV therapy and to administer selected drugs. Related anatomy and physiology, IV fluids, delivery, pharmacology and administration techniques related to selected drugs, present and monitoring for complications in IV therapy, legal and ethical issues, documentation standards and other topics will be covered. Upon completion of this course the LPN will have a certificate of completion and 4.0 CEU’s, which will meet or exceed the recommendation of the Tennessee Board of Nursing and meet standards required by the State of Tennessee

Book Information: Introduction to Intravenous Therapy for Health Professionals, ISBN 13: 978-1-4160-3399-8

Paramedic Refresher

So you’ve been in the field for a while, and you’re not quite sure about the latest techniques? This class is just for you. The Paramedic Refresher Course is designed to provide the experienced medic with knowledge of the acute, critical changes in physiology, psychology and clinical signs and symptoms as they pertain to the pre-hospital emergency care of the infant, child, adult and geriatric patient. It incorporates material that is essential to the knowledge and skill base of a functioning paramedic. That’s a clinical description of a class that is actually a lot of fun. Re-acquaint yourself with knowledge of material that may not be on the tip of your tongue. This a forty-eight (48) hour course that meets the National Registry Renewal requirements.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

The goals of the PALS course are to provide the participant with the information needed to recognize infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest and the strategies needed to prevent it. PALS also teaches the skills needed to resuscitate and stabilize infants and children in respiratory failure, shock and cardiopulmonary arrest. This course is intended for Pediatricians, Emergency Physicians, Family Physicians, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists and other healthcare professionals who are responsible for the well-being of infants and children.

A pre-test is required before attending the above course and information on accessing the test can be found in the PALS Provider Manual listed below.

Book Information: PALS Provider Manual, ISBN: 978-161669-1127

Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) – Renewal

The goals of the PALS course are to provide the participant with the information needed to recognize infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest and the strategies needed to prevent it. PALS also teaches the skills needed to resuscitate and stabilize infants and children in respiratory failure, shock and cardiopulmonary arrest. This course is intended for Pediatricians, Emergency Physicians, Family Physicians, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists and other healthcare professionals who are responsible for the well-being of infants and children.

Prerequisite: Current PALS Provider

A pre-test is required before attending the above course and information on accessing the test can be found in the PALS Provider Manual listed below.

Book Information: PALS Provider Manual, ISBN: 978-16-1669-1127

Phlebotomy for the Healthcare Professional

A career in Phlebotomy is a highly respected and important medical career. Phlebotomists, who specialize in drawing blood, work in variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, clinics, medical group practices, laboratories and other public health offices. This 48 hour program will make you a crucial part of the medical team with the skills necessary to obtain quality laboratory specimens in a variety of medical settings. As you complete this course you will gain the technical knowledge and skills required to assist you in passing the certification exam.

(link to Phlebotomy information page)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3Wm8cXsrWc

Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

This 16 hour course is designed to teach EMT’s, Paramedics and other EMS providers the skills necessary to recognize mechanisms of injury, assess, perform critical interventions, package and transport the trauma patient. The primary purpose of the course is to provide the student with the fundamental knowledge and experience necessary to get the trauma patient to the ER in the best possible condition. While the course is designed for the pre-hospital phase of EMS, it is also useful to medical students, RN’s, first-year emergency medicine residents and physician assistants and offers a unique view of the condition that pre-hospital providers encounter.

Book Information: Prehospital Trauma Life Support (7th Edition), ISBN: 978-0-323-06502-3

Prehospital Trauma Life Support Refresher (PHTLS Refresher)

The PHTLS Refresher course is designed to be an 8-hour workshop. It is offered at the basic and advanced levels and incorporates interactive teaching sessions and evaluation stations.

Prerequisites: Must have completed a PHTLS or ITLS course within the last 4 years prior to the course.

Book Information: Prehospital Trauma Life Support (7th Edition), ISBN: 978-0-323-06502-3

RN to EMT Bridge Course

This course will apply the Registered Nurse’s previous clinical knowledge and skills to prehospital situations and supplement it with the additional knowledge and skills necessary to function in the prehospital environment. This intensive course will cover topics such as prehospital assessment, EMS equipment, patient management, field triage and EMS operations. A portion of the didactic course work will be done online prior to arriving at the campus. Clinicals will be scheduled in the evenings. The didactic portion is extensive, online work that requires at least one month to complete. That portion of the course will be run as an online course through RSCC’s Momentum portal and requires that candidates are registered by the “MUST REGISTER BY DATES” posted on our online registration system. Normally, this will be 5 weeks before the classroom dates that are posted on our online schedule.

Successful completion of the course will result in a certificate of completion and eligibility to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians exam for State licensure as an EMT_IV.

Prerequisites:

  • Current active RN license
  • 2 yrs of full-time experience in the Emergency Department or Critical Care units
  • current certification in BLS, ACLS, PALS or ENPC, PHTLS or TNCC

Book Information: Emergency Care – 12 Edition, ISBN 13: 978-0-1325438-04

Wilderness First Aid

This course is for the outdoor enthusiast with no medical background. Whether you are a kayaker or backpacker this course is for you. Designed to help prepare you for medical emergencies that occur where the ambulance cannot go. In sixteen hours , you will learn important aspects of patient assessment, using extremity splints, evaluating spinal injuries and how to handle some crucial environmental problems. This course is endorsed by the American Camping Association.

Book Information: Medicine for the Outdoors, 5th Edition – The Essential Guide to Emergency Medical Procedures and First Aid, ISBN: 978-0-323-06813-0

Wilderness First Responder

This eighty (80) hour offering combines the sixty hour National Curriculum for First Responder with a sixteen hour wilderness component that is integrated (not just added on) as part of the course for a unique hybrid in pre-hospital care. Taught in a wilderness setting, this course has a strong emphasis on realistic scenarios combined with multi-media classroom presentations. Leadership training is one of the most important components of this course, and is developed through each and every scenario. Upon successful completion of this course, graduates sit for the National Registry First Responder Examination. This course is endorsed by the American Camping Association.

Book Information:   EMR Complete:  A Worktext   ISBN:  0135037719

Medicine for the Outdoors, 5th Edition–The Essential Guide to Emergency Medical Procedures and First Aid, ISBN: 978-0-323-06813-0

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Wilderness First Responder Refresher

This 24 hour class should be repeated at two-year intervals for all Wilderness First Responders. This will also meet the National Registry First Responder renewal requirements. Learn the new protocols and techniques that may have come along since you took your initial course, plus review and practice old skills and techniques. We’ll give you a taste of the scenario-based learning experience you’ve been craving since the last time we saw you. This course is endorsed by the American Camping Association.

Safety Classes

OSHA – 10 Hour Workshop

This ten (10) hour workshop is intended to provide a variety of training on General Industry safety and health to entry-level workers. Four hours will include OSHA Act, General Duty Clause 5(a)(1), inspection, citations and penalties (CFR Part 1903), recordkeeping (CFR Part 1904), walking and working surfaces, exit routes, emergency action plans, fire prevention plans, fire protection and electrical safety. Discussions also will include: flammable and combustible liquid, PPE, machine guarding, hazard communication, industrial hygiene, blood borne pathogens and ergonomics. Government regulations require that this class be taught over 2 days and that you attend a minimum of 10 hours to satisfactorily complete the course.

Book Information: There is no book required for this course.

OSHA – 30 Hour Workshop

The OSHA Outreach Training Program for General Industry provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in general industry. The program also provides information regarding workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. The thirty (30) hour class is appropriate for supervisors or workers with some safety responsibility. Through this training, OSHA helps ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights and contribute to our nation’s productivity.

Book Information: There is no book required for this course.

Fall Protection

While general industry has a potential for personnel injury through falls from elevated heights, the major source of injuries in the workforce is in the area of construction.  This class covers both areas with an emphasis on construction.  The course provides instruction in the conditions, operations and circumstances for which fall protection shall be provided by the company.  The class also covers the different types of fall arrest systems and requirements for each system.  Register Now

Material Handling and Storage

This class will provide students with the requirements of general material handling and storage, as well as specifics in the areas of storage, movement, utilizing powered industrial trucks, combustibility issues of flammable materials and handling and storage of non-compatible materials.  An overview of hazardous and toxic materials will also be provided.  Scenarios will be presented to students for evaluation and determination of storage and handling requiements.   Register Now

Hoisting and Rigging

This clas provides requirements for hoisting and rigging operations and provides guidance for lift classification, lift plans, using crane for fall arrest anchorage and the responsibilities and actions required for safe hoisting and rigging operations.  Students will be provided lecture as well as hands-on rigging activities.  Lectures will provide an understanding of rigging requirements as well as the necessary calculations needed to determine sling and angle requirements for specific loads.   Register Now

Accident Investigation

Students will be given the instruction and tools to accomplish accident investigation on work-related accidents/incidents, identify the documentation requirements of OSHA and make determination on recordability in accordance with OSHA guidelines.  Through lecture and scenario evaluations, students will be given case studies and present findings to the class.   Register Now

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