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PSC 208 Emergency Medical Dispatch
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in PSC 206 and PSC 207 or consent of program director; can concurrently enrollment in PSC 209

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the relationship, structure, similarities, and the differences among the components of the Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS). It provides a generalist view of various response modes based on availability of resources within the community being served. Topics will include the history, philosophy, and content of the emergency medical dispatch function, the relationship regarding response protocols with law enforcement, fire services and emergency medical services, and it includes the psychological and medico-legal elements, and the medical priority rationale in dispatch protocols. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Not Available

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