Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Course Description


PAM-101 - Foundations of Paramedic Practice (4 credits)
Prerequisite(s): PREREQUISITES: Acceptance into PAM program COREQUISITES: BIO115 or BIO162, PAM102 and PAM112
This course introduces the student to emergency medical care at the advanced life support level. Topics include the history of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the EMS system, the roles, responsibilities, professionalism and well-being of the EMS provider and the medical, legal and ethical considerations specific to paramedic care. Course will also involve patient assessment, life-span development and EMS operations topics. This course requires a per credit health career fee; Check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.


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