EMMD 7530

Special Elective in EMS


Susan Long
Course Coordinator

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    Catalog Description: This four-week rotation within the Allina Emergency Medical Services is designed to give students first-hand experience in the complex EMS system. Students will observe and in some cases participate in medical direction, audit and review process, emergency preparedness and daily operations of this major urban medical system.


    • Allina Health EMS, 167 Grand Ave, St. Paul, MN 55102

    Required session attendance:

    Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode:

    Direct patient care: No

    Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling

    Course Objectives: Upon completion of this rotation student will:

    • demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of modern Emergency Medical Systems including, history, design, and evolution.
    • examine a wide-range of EMS systems, including rural and urban, fire-based, and third service systems, as well as a base exposure to aero medical EMS.
    • interact with full spectrum of modern urban EMS personnel, including fire and 911 paramedicine, administrators, educators, and medical directors.
    • observe direct patients care within the 911 system

    Graded Components: 

    • Portfolio, including daily shift cards (50%) (not clinical performance)
    • Critically Appraised Topic (CAT) presentation (25%)
    • Allina protocol written exam with passing score of 90% (25%)

    Grading Scale: H/E/S/N


    Course Personnel:Mary Ann McNeil 

    Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

    Limited to Student Type: No

    Course equivalency: N/A

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    Course evaluation: MedHub