Introduces the certified EMT to principles of Department of Transportation Advanced Life Support curriculum. Students study roles and responsibilities, EMS systems, legal and ethical issues, patient assessment, fundamentals of respiration and advanced airway management. The course includes the fundamentals of perfusion and techniques of intravenous therapy.
Focuses on nursing care of families during the childbearing experience, including pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum, and neonatal periods. Students gain perspective on how families interface with the health care system in both hospital and community settings and also investigate patient teaching as a health promotion strategy. The course concludes with an overview of reproductive health issues. Students may receive credit for NUR 108 or NUR 108A, but not for both. Special Requirement: Concurrent enrollment in NUR 108C
Offers students hands-on permaculture skills for productive landscapes. Students gain applied skills through direct observation of and interaction with permaculture systems, including an edible forest garden, stormwater irrigation system, greenhouse, constructed pond, earth-bermed root cellar, and living roof. This course combines on-site lectures describing landscape management procedures and hands-on installation activities such as mulching, planting, pruning and light-construction. Special Requirement: Field trips. Students assume any travel costs. Students must use gardening hand tools, work in soil for an extended period of time, and traverse sloped landscape.
For students interested in entrepreneurship, marketing, computer information systems, or web design and development careers. This course is an exploration of the business, marketing, technical, and legal considerations of conducting business via the Internet. Students investigate business-to-business and business-to-consumer models; identify necessary computer technologies and needed skill sets; examine user interface objectives and architectural implications; review methods for branding, communicating and persuading via Internet marketing channels; examine website and database management requirements; explore using data for website analytics and search engine optimization; and identify legal considerations.
An introductory course on the fundamental principles of organic greenhouse management. Students investigate and implement emerging best practices in high-tech greenhouse environments and assist with managing plant production in the on-campus greenhouse. Topics include mechanical systems required for heating and cooling; soil media and organic fertilizers; cultural practices that support plant health; insect and disease management; propagation techniques; automated controls; and integrated greenhouse management planning. Field trips to local greenhouse sites examine diverse options in management practices, production scale, and career opportunities. NOTE: This course does not fulfill the Natural or Physical Science requirement. Special Requirement: Field trips. Students assume any travel costs.
An introduction to theory, design, technology and policy related to solar electric systems, including electricity production, energy storage and interface with the electrical grid. This course provides students with the theoretical basis for understanding electricity, the electrical distribution system and challenges of integrating intermittent renewable energy sources. Topics include a study of recent innovations in photovoltaic system components, as well as the process of proper and safe electrical interconnection. Students evaluate current and emerging battery technologies and analyze energy storage management strategies. Students explore policies, incentives and financial models that influence design and installation of renewable energy systems. Hand-on training exercises, experiments, local visits to solar facilities and assembly of real-world systems reinforce classroom learning. This course is for students interested in diverse fields, including renewable energy, planning, sustainability, building management, and public policy, as well as for current professionals in those fields. NOTE: Students may receive credit for SCI 121 or REE 121, but not for both. Special Requirement: Field trips required.
An introduction to permaculture: a practice of designing systems, modeled from ecological relationships, that respects the land while serving its inhabitants. Topics include permaculture theory, innovative techniques, systems-thinking, and site assessment and analysis. (e.g. patterns of sun/shade, drainage, vegetation). Lab components include hands-on learning and technical skills through field work on campus, field trips, and design studio. Students apply these skills to a real design project and recommend appropriate permaculture applications such as perennial food production, soil regeneration, and integrated water management. NOTE: students who successfully complete a minimum of 72 class hours and the final design project will receive a Permaculture Design Certificate. Special Requirement: Field trips. Students assume any travel costs. Students must use garden hand tools and work in the soil of permaculture gardens.
Provides a correlation between nursing theory and clinical practice. The course explores the delivery of patient centered care in hospital systems, by using the nursing process, and evidence-based practice. The course emphasizes the interface between pathophysiology and nursing science in caring for the acutely ill, hospitalized client. Students may receive credit for NUR 201 or NUR 201A, but not for both. Special Requirement: Concurrent enrollment in NUR 201C
Expands upon pharmacological interventions and integrates patient management skills with medical and trauma situations encountered by paramedics. This course includes the pathophysiology and management of disease processes and shock-trauma conditions. It provides special considerations of neonatology, pediatrics, geriatrics, medical incident command and rescue situations. Students begin limited clinical experiences. Students receive PreHospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) certification and Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP-Advanced Life Support) certification upon successful course completion.
Provides student with practice of invasive skills and patient management under the supervision and direction of licensed hospital staff. Students attend one class meeting and produce a research paper based on clinical experiences. Students attend Pediatric Advanced Life Support seminar (off-campus) and receive Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification upon successful seminar completion.
A field-based introduction to ecological research methods and practice. Students participate in experimental design, data collection and analysis, and scientific communication through an immersive field research experience (e.g. terrestrial salamander ecology, invasive species management, ecology of vernal pool ecosystems). Students engage the primary literature and practice scientific communication through keeping a field journal and giving a final poster presentation. Students employ basic field techniques, discuss research ethics, and prepare for future ecological research and study. Special Requirement: Students must possess physical ability to traverse uneven landscapes. This class includes extensive fieldwork. Some scheduled class time will be used for field research with additional hours arranged individually. Interested students should meet with the instructor before registering to discuss the logistics of this course. Field trips. Students assume any travel costs.
Introduces the Professional Climbing Instructors Association (PCIA) instructor competencies and curriculum for institutional top rope rock climbing certification. Topics include technical proficiency, selection of equipment, safety systems, site and group management, leadership and teaching approaches, curriculum development, and basic rock rescue. Students participate in local and regional fieldtrips. Special Requirement: This course involves moderate to high physical activity and the ability to be active and in the outdoors for a full day in a remote, forested environment. Off-campus field trips. All students must submit the OLP Health History and Physical Examination Attestation Form, completed and signed by a physician, verifying medical clearance for full participation. Students assume any travel and permit/pass costs associated with field trips.
Continuation of OLP 143. Students design, execute and evaluate a winter backcountry ski and snowshoe expedition and demonstrate core competencies for effective leadership. Topics include advanced planning, winter navigation, snow/ice terrain, sled travel, snow shelters, cold-weather food management, and wilderness medical considerations. Students participate in field trips. Special Requirement: This course involves moderate to high physical activity and the ability to be active and in the outdoors for 8 days and nights in a remote, forested environment in mid-winter conditions with sub-zero temperatures. Minimum age requirement 18 years for courses involving overnight stays. Off-campus field trips. All students must submit the OLP Health History and Physical Examination Attestation Form, completed and signed by a physician, verifying medical clearance for full participation. Students assume any travel and permit/pass costs associated with field trips.
Dofetilide, a class III antiarrhythmic, has good efficacy rates and is one of the best tolerated antiarrhythmic drugs in terms of its side effects profile. Importantly, dofetilide has also been shown to be safe for patients with cardiomyopathy, CHF, and ischemic heart disease. Therefore, dofetilide may be considered as an alternative treatment option to amiodarone. Like sotalol, dofetilide drug causes QT prolongation that may result in proarrhythmia and rarely death if excessive and is restricted to patients without advanced renal disease. Its use has been restricted by the FDA to certified prescribers and requires monitored initiation in a hospital setting followed by structured outpatient follow-up. Unlike sotalol, however, dofetilide does not cause excessive bradycardia and thus can be administered to patients without concern for exacerbating preexisting bradycardia. Dofetilide has many potentially lethal drug-to-drug interactions, including with many commonly prescribed antibiotics and antihypertensive drugs. Despite these limitations, many patients experience improved AF control with dofeilide with fewer daily side effects compared with other antiarrhythmic drugs. 2b1af7f3a8