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Undergraduate Catalog 2012

Emergency Health Services

EHS 115 (3.00)

Medical Terminology

An introduction to medical terminology and the structure of medical words including prefixes, suffixes, roots and combining forms. Course includes the study of pronunciation, spelling, and definitions of medical terms, as well as anatomical, pathological and surgical terminology as related to body┬┐s systems.
   Course ID: 102063
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ENGL100 or equivalent with a C or better.

EHS 200 (3.00)

Concepts of Emergency Health Services

This is a survey course that provides an overview of the operation of emergency health service systems. The history of EMS, the interface of public and private organizations, and review of the various personnel who constitute these systems are examined in relation to their impact on the health care delivery system.
   Course ID: 053698
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: EHS 200Y
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP)

EHS 200Y (4.00)

Concepts of Emergency Health Services

This is a survey course that provides an overview of the operation of emergency health service systems. The history of EMS, the interface of public and private organizations, and review of the various personnel who constitute these systems are examined in relation to their impact on the health care delivery system.
   Course ID: 100516
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Course Equivalents: EHS 200
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP)

EHS 202 (3.00)

Clinical Concepts and Practice I

The first semester of a two-semester course covering patient care management, medical emergencies, basic cardiac life support, respiratory emergencies and pharmacological treatments. Includes the lecture and laboratory elements required for State of Maryland Emergency Medical Technician and National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician certification course sequence.
   Course ID: 053702
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00
   Requirement Group: You must have completed EHS 200.with a C or better.

EHS 203 (3.00)

Clinical Concepts and Practice I

The second semester of a two-semester course covering trauma emergencies, triage, multi-casualty control, patient transportation, crisis management and inter-agency cooperation are stressed. Includes the lecture and laboratory elements required for State of Maryland Emergency Medical Technician and National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician certification course sequence.
   Course ID: 101769
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete EHS202 with a C or better.

EHS 204 (3.00)

BLS Field Experience

This EMT field internship is designed to integrate field and ambulance experience with knowledge, skills and techniques required for the emergency medical technician. Supervised experience is provided at local fire and EMS agencies with emphasis placed on patient assessment and exposure to medical and trauma emergencies. This elective course provides the student with an opportunity to evaluate and manage live patients in an emergency setting under direct supervision of a licensed professional. Recommended course preparation: EHS 303 or 203 or certification as an emergency medical technician.
   Course ID: 100642
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Clinical

EHS 300 (3.00)

Emergency Health Services Theory and Practice I

This course is based on analysis of the components of the emergency health systems in the United States. History and development of the EMS field with analysis of the Emergency Medical Services Systems Act and different system models. Examination of federal, state and local authority for the delivery of services; the interface of public and private organizations; and the relationship of public health and public safety. Examination of the management role in EMS systems.
   Course ID: 053700
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed EHS 200 with a C or better.

EHS 301 (3.00)

Planning Emergency Health Systems

Students will examine the economic, political and clinical characteristics of emergency health care systems and how these characteristics influence the planning and design of these systems. Strategic planning, balanced scorecards and other planning concepts will be presented. High performance systems will be studied with specific attention to the methods used to cost effectively produce clinical quality, reliable response times and excellent customer service. Recommended Preparation: EHS 200 or permission of instructor.
   Course ID: 053701
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive

EHS 303 (4.00)

Clinical Concepts and Practice II

The second semester of a two-semester course covering trauma emergencies, triage, multi-casualty control, patient transportation, crisis management and interagency cooperation are stressed. Includes the lecture and laboratory elements required for State of Maryland Emergency Medical Technician and National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician certification course sequence.
   Course ID: 100679
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete EHS 302.

EHS 310 (1.00)

Seminar in Emergency Health Service Management

The object of this course is to inform the student of current programs, problems and policy issues related to EHS systems. Federal, state and local problems; inter-agency collaboration; and other timely issues are explored in informal seminars. Recommended Preparation: Prerequisite or Corequisite: EHS 200 or permission of the instructor. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 3 credits.
   Course ID: 053705
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

EHS 311 (3.00)

Stress and Burnout: Personal and Professional Issues

This course provides detailed information on the types of stress that affect one's personal and professional life. The causes and effects of stress and the recognition of stress symptoms in personal and professional settings is emphasized, as is a broad spectrum of stress-management strategies and stress control techniques. The course focuses on general stress, cumulative stress, critical incident stress (CIS) and post-traumatic stress disorder. Case examples from military, emergency services and other work settings enhance the course material.
   Course ID: 053706
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed EHS200 or a 100-Level SOCY or ANTH or PSYC course with a C or better.

EHS 320 (3.00)

Disaster Management

This course provides the student with the theoretical and practical foundations necessary to manage multi-casualty incidents under field conditions. Disaster and multi-casualty planning, system response to disaster, triage principles, EHS relationships with the media, medical evacuation procedures and scene control are taught in this upper-level course.
   Course ID: 053707
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed EHS 200.with a C or better.

EHS 330 (3.00)

Management of Search and Rescue Operations

This course provides classroom and field experiences designed to conduct effective search and rescue operations. Concepts explored include management of the emergent multi-organizational network, types of searches, resource management, incident command, shifting probabilities of area, probability density, mission reports, victim behavior, hazard mitigation, field communications, and search and rescue satellite-aided tracking.
   Course ID: 053709
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed EHS 200.with a C or better.

EHS 345 (3.00)

Death and Dying

This course is a broad multidisciplinary approach that examines the theoretical, philosophical and social origins of past and present death attitudes and behavior. Topics include death throughout the life cycle, suicide, euthanasia, grief and bereavement, funeral customs, and the impact of religion and culture on death perspectives. Recommended Preparation: EHS 200 or permission of instructor or an introductory social science course.
   Course ID: 050071
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: SOCY 359
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

EHS 350 (3.00)

Supervision and Operations in Emergency Health Service Systems

This course provides an introduction and study of principles and methods used in the supervision of personnel within EHS systems. Examines the supervisory process in relation to volunteers and career (paid) personnel, personnel with various levels of skill certification, medical control and the influence of the type of emergency health organization involved.
   Course ID: 053710
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed EHS 200.with a C or better.

EHS 351 (3.00)

Financial Management, Budgeting and Resource Allocation for Emergency Health Administrators.

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with the budgeting and financial management skills and understanding necessary to manage emergency health systems. Emphasis is on understanding the elements of financial reporting and integrating budget decisions and resource allocations into general management practices in the emergency health care field.
   Course ID: 053711
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed EHS 301 with a C or better.

EHS 352 (3.00)

Microcomputer Applications in Health Services Management.

This course emphasizes a synthesis between managerial functions in health care organizations and computer applications designed to facilitate these functions. Students develop spreadsheet and database microcomputer skills with emphasis on developing techniques for effective and efficient management. Lectures and exercises will involve topics such as materials management, productivity measurement, determination of staffing needs, special tracking and others.
   Course ID: 053712
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed EHS 200 or HAPP 100 with a grade of C or better.

EHS 360 (3.00)

Instructional Issues in Emergency Health Services

This course prepares students for certification as an NFPA 1041, Level 1 and Level 2 instructor, as well as provides an overview of emergency services education.
   Course ID: 053713
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed EHS 200 with a C or better.

EHS 400 (3.00)

Emergency Health Services Theory and Practice II

This course provides further development of theory and techniques central to EHS management - program development; organizational theory; management skills; program implementation; evaluation; and manpower, equipment and resource allocation.
   Course ID: 053714
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed EHS 301 with a C or better.

EHS 430 (3.00)

Research Topics in Emergency Health Services

Research is an essential tool to improve emergency health services effectiveness. This course focuses on basic research design and methods used in emergency health services, and it takes into account many of the barriers to research that are particular to the field. Research design theory is complemented by in-class experience in solving emergency health services research design problems.
   Course ID: 053716
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed EHS 200 and STAT 121 or STAT 350 with a C or better.

EHS 435 (3.00)

Injury Control: Public Health and Policy

This course includes a review of epidemiological patterns of injuries related to occupation, transportation, recreation, home life, interpersonal violence and related incidents. Emphasis on prevention of injuries. Role of emergency health services in the field of injury control. Students will develop individual projects for subsequent class presentation.
   Course ID: 053717
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed EHS 200 with a C or better.

EHS 450 (3.00 - 15.00)

Emergency Health Services Practicum and Seminar

This intense course is a blend of fieldwork in emergency health services and integrating seminars. Supervised on-site experience in EHS management situations, actual work-related projects, are integrated with knowledge, skills and current issues through seminar sessions. Consideration will be given to students with significant EHS work experience or current employment to complete this required course with less than 15 hours. Placements and focus will be tailored to the needs of the registrants. Open to majors only. Variable credit course is repeatable for a maximum of 15 credits.
   Course ID: 053718
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Practicum

EHS 470 (3.00)

Emergency Response to Crisis

This course teaches techniques of immediate intervention in various field crises,communication skills and history-taking techniques. Sample crises include alcohol and substance abuse, family emergencies, sexual assault, suicide, child abuse and other pediatric emergencies, multi-casualty situations, violence and crisis worker stress. Course activities include lectures, discussion groups, simulations and multimedia presentations. Recommended Preparation: EHS 200 or any social science introductory course.
   Course ID: 053721
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

EHS 471 (3.00)

EMS Systems and Patient Assessment

This is an introductory course to advanced life-support prehospital emergency medical services. Topics include roles and responsibilities ofthe paramedic, review of EMS systems, medical terminology and assessment techniques.
   Course ID: 053722
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must be concurrently enrolled in EHS471 and EHS473 and EHS474 and EHS476 Restricted to students accepted into the Paramedic Track Program.

EHS 472 (3.00)

Principles of Pharmacology

This in an introductory course in the basics of pre-hospital pharmacology. Topics include the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics ofmedications, administration techniques and therapeutic communications. Restricted to students accepted into the Paramedic Track Program
   Course ID: 053723
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete EHS 471,473,474 & 476 with a grade of 'C' or better before taking this class. You must also be concurrently enrolled in EHS 472,475 477 and 478.

EHS 473 (3.00)

Essentials of Cardiology

This is an intense course designed to discuss the principles of cardiovascular disease and its pre-hospital management. Basic three-lead EKG rhythm strip interpretation is discussed, as well as advanced techniques such as 12-lead electrocardiology.
   Course ID: 053724
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00
   Requirement Group: You must be concurrently enrolled in EHS471 and EHS473 and EHS474 and EHS476 Restricted to students accepted into the Paramedic Track Program.

EHS 474 (3.00)

Introduction to Medical Emergencies

This advanced course emphasizes the pathophysiology and management of patients with various medical emergencies. Topics include toxicology, environmental emergencies, anaphylaxis and infectious disease.
   Course ID: 053725
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must be concurrently enrolled in EHS471 and EHS473 and EHS474 and EHS476 Restricted to students accepted into the Paramedic Track Program.

EHS 475 (3.00)

Managing Respiratory and Critically Ill Patients

This course is designed to provide the advanced education needed by paramedics to administer patient care in the pre-hospital setting. Emphasis is placed on the recognition and treatment of symptoms of illness and injury to the airway and respiratory system.
   Course ID: 053726
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete EHS 471,473,474 & 476 with a grade of 'C' or better before taking this class. You must also be concurrently enrolled in EHS 472,475 477 and 478.

EHS 476 (3.00)

Introduction to Trauma Emergencies

This course covers the pathophysiology, assessment and management of adult and pediatric patients with injuries involving various body systems. Successful completion of all written and practical skills may result in BTLS certification.
   Course ID: 053727
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00
   Requirement Group: You must be concurrently enrolled in EHS471 and EHS473 and EHS474 and EHS476 Restricted to students accepted into the Paramedic Track Program.

EHS 477 (3.00)

Special Populations in EHS

This course is designed to address special populations seen by the pre-hospital provider. Emphasis will be placed on pediatrics, neonatology, gerontology, abuse,patients with special challenges and the home health care patient.
   Course ID: 053728
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete EHS 471,473,474 & 476 with a grade of 'C' or better before taking this class. You must also be concurrently enrolled in EHS 472,475 477 and 478.

EHS 478 (3.00)

Field Operations in EMS

This course is designed to discuss topics not associated directly with pre-hospital patient care. Topics include ambulance operations, medical incident command, rescue awareness, hazardous materials incidents and crime scene awareness.
   Course ID: 053729
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete EHS 471,473,474 & 476 with a grade of 'C' or better before taking this class. You must also be concurrently enrolled in EHS 472,475 477 and 478.

EHS 481 (3.00)

ALS Field and Clinical Experience I

This field and hospital internship is an introduction to the clinical experience. Students will concentrate on patient assessment and intravenous access techniques while in the clinical setting. Students will also work on ALS skills and techniques in a laboratory setting. Appropriate treatment modalities will be stressed.
   Course ID: 053732
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must be concurrently enrolled in EHS 471, EHS 473, EHS 474, EHS 476.

EHS 482 (4.00)

ALS Field and Clinical Experience II

This field and hospital internship is designed to integrate clinical experience with knowledge, skills and techniques presented in EHS paramedic track course work. Supervised experience is provided in hospital and field settings. Emphasis is placed on patient assessment, trauma, respiratory pharmacology, cardiology, pediatrics, geriatrics and medical emergencies. Appropriate treatment modalities will be stressed.
   Course ID: 053733
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete EHS 481 with a C or better.

EHS 483 (6.00)

ALS Field and Clinical Experience III

This is the first course of a two-semester 'capstone' field and hospital internship designed to integrate clinical experience with knowledge, skills and techniques presented in EHS paramedic track course work. Supervised experience is provided in hospital and field settings. Emphasis is placed on patients in crisis and refining the skills to assess and appropriately treat patients experiencing a variety of medical and trauma-related illnesses.
   Course ID: 053734
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed EHS482 with a C or better and be concurrently enrolled in EHS 491.

EHS 484 (6.00)

ALS Field and Clinical Experience IV

This is the second course of a two-semester 'capstone' field and hospital internship designed to integrate clinical experience with knowledge, skills and techniques presented in EHS paramedic track course work. Supervised experiences provided in hospital and field settings. Emphasis is placed on refining the skills to assess and appropriately treat patients experiencing a variety of medical and trauma-related illnesses. Additional internship time is spent with the local EMS agencies learning about the role of supervisors in the field environment.
   Course ID: 053735
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00
   Requirement Group: You must have completed EHS 483 with a C or better and be concurrently enrolled in EHS 492.

EHS 490 (1.00 - 3.00)

Independent Study

Students in this course will complete an individual project in a specific emergency health services area under the supervision of emergency health services faculty. Recommended Preparation: Junior standing and consent of the instructor. Variable credit course is repeatable.
   Course ID: 053736
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

EHS 491 (1.00)

Senior Paramedic Seminar I

This seminar course is taken simultaneously with EHS 482. This course will allow senior paramedic students an opportunity to explore current topics in the field of pre-hospital emergency medicine. Course activities include lecture, discussion groups, simulations and multimedia presentations.
   Course ID: 053738
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

EHS 492 (1.00)

Senior Paramedic Seminar II

This seminar course is taken simultaneously with EHS 483. It will allow senior paramedic students an opportunity to explore current topics in the field of pre-hospital emergency medicine. The course will conclude with a "capstone" experience in which students will provide clinical case studies to members of the emergency medical community.
   Course ID: 053739
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

EHS 498 (3.00)

Financial Management and Decision Support for Health Service Organizations

An introduction to the budgetary process, ongoing financial management skills at the department level, and decision support activities in independent, as well as, multi-organizational systems. Emphasis on understanding the reporting mechanisms and the accountability that is expected of the departmental manager with regard to resource allocation, including staffing alternatives, technology procurement, supply utilization, and department goal attainment.This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 050072
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Fin Mgmt/Dec Sup Hso
   Same as Offering: HAPP 498
   Requirement Group: You must complete HAPP100 or EHS200 or AGNG200 and ECON121