Jonathan "Adam" Alford

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Instructor/Clinical Coordinator of EMS Programs
Health & Life Sciences

Office Hours: 

Monday:
12:00 pm-4:00 pm
Wednesday:
1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Thursday:
1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Tuesday and Friday by appointment.
Keats Science Building: K123

Courses: 

  • EMS 152 - Advanced EMT Completion
    Continues the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Advanced, Intermediate and/or Paramedic curricula. Includes patient assessment, differential diagnosis and management of multiple complaints. Includes, but are not limited to conditions relating to diabetic, neurological, abdominal pain, environmental, behavioral, gynecology, and toxicological disease conditions. Also includes Advanced EMT level cardiac, trauma and special population topics. Prerequisite: Current EMT Certification. Co-requisite: EMS 151
  • EMS 159 - Advanced Life Support - Special Populations
    Continues the Virginia office of Emergency Medical Services Intermediate and/or Paramedic curricula. Focuses on the assessment and management of specialty patients including obstetrical, neonates, pediatric, and geriatrics. Prerequisite: Admission to the EMS program and completed EMS 151 and EMS 153. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
  • EMS 242 - Advanced Life Support Clinical Internship III
    Continues with the third in a series of clinical experiences providing supervised direct patient contact in appropriate patient care facilities in and out of hospitals. Includes, but not limited to patient care units such as the Emergency Department, Critical Care units, Pediatric, Labor and Delivery, Operating Room, Trauma Centers and various advanced life support units. Prerequisite: Admission into the EMS program. Laboratory 3 to 6 hours per week.
  • EMS 154 - ALS Cardiac Care
    Continues the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Intermediate and/or Paramedic curricula. Includes Advanced Life Support (ALS) airway management, electrical therapy, pharmacology, drug and fluid administration with emphasis on patient assessment, differential diagnosis and management of cardiovascular emergencies. It will incorporate the current AHA ACLS guidelines and curriculum including stroke management. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: EMS 153.
  • EMS 244 - ALS Clinical Internship IV
    The fourth in a series of clinical experiences providing direct patient contact in appropriate patient care facilities in-and-out of hospitals. Includes, but not limited to patient care units such as the Emergency Department, Critical Care units, Pediatric, Labor and Delivery, Operating Room and Trauma Centers. May be repeated as necessary. Prerequisite: Admission into the EMS program. Laboratory 3 to 6 hours per week.
  • EMS 243 - ALS Field Internship III
    Continues with the third in a series of field experiences providing supervised direct patient care in out of hospital advanced life support units. Prerequisite: Admission into the EMS program. Laboratory 3 to 6 hours per week.
  • EMS 245 - ALS Field Internship IV
    Continues with the fourth in a series of field experiences providing supervised direct patient care in out of hospital advanced life support units. May be repeated as necessary. Prerequisite: Admission into the EMS program. Laboratory 3 to 6 hours per week.
  • EMS 170 - ALS Internship I
    Begins the first in a series of clinical experiences providing supervised direct patient contact in appropriate patient care facilities in and out of hospitals. Includes but not limited to patient care units such as the Emergency Department, Critical Care units, Pediatric, Labor and Delivery, Operating Room, Trauma centers and various advanced life support units. Prerequisite: Admission into the EMS program. Laboratory 3 to 6 hours per week.
  • EMS 157 - ALS Trauma Care
    Continues the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Intermediate and or Paramedic curricula. Utilizes techniques which will allow the student to utilize the assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for the trauma patient. Prerequisite: Admission to EMS Program. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
  • EMS 153 - Basic ECG Interpretation
    Focuses on the interpretation of basic electrocardiograms ECG and their significance. Includes an overview of anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system including structure, function and electrical conduction in the heart. Covers advanced concepts that build on the knowledge and skills of basic dysrhythmia determination and introduction to 12 lead ECG. Prerequisite: Admission to the EMS program. Lecture 2 hours per week.
  • EMS 120 - Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Clinical
    Observes in a program approved clinical field setting. Prerequisite Current Health Care Provider CPR certification; corequisite EMS 111. Laboratory 2 lab hours per week.
  • EMS 201 - EMS Professional Development
    Prepares students for Paramedic certification at the National Registry Level by fulfilling community activism, personal wellness, resource management, ethical considerations in leadership and research objectives in the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Paramedic curriculum. Prerequisite: Admission into the EMS program. Lecture 2 hours per week. 2 credits
  • EMS 151 - Introduction to Advanced Life Support
    Prepares the student for Virginia Enhanced certification eligibility and begins the sequence for National Registry Intermediate and/or Paramedic certification. Includes the theory and application of the following: foundations, human systems, pharmacology, overview of shock, venous access, airway management, patient assessment, respiratory emergencies, allergic reaction, and assessment based management. Conforms at a minimum to the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum. Prerequisite: Admission to EMS program; pre/corequisite: Completed BIO 145 and EMS 170. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
  • EMS 211 - Operations
    Prepares the student in the theory and application of the following medical incident command, rescue awareness and operations, hazardous materials incidents, and crime scene awareness. Conforms to the current Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum for EMT Paramedics. Prerequisite: Admission into the EMS program. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.