Challenges for the Future III: Health Care and EMS M0564
This is an NFA Online mediated course taught by an instructor with multiple students. Lessons, activities and communication are taught asynchronously through NFA Online, allowing students to complete course work on their own time. Assignment completions have assigned timeframes and all course participants are expected to connect with each other and the instructor two or more times per week.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, two semester hours in Emergency Medical Services (EMS), fire science, or public administration.
This four-week EMS-/health care-focused online mediated instruction course designed to explore the impacts that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the evolution of health care systems have on their organizations. Students will evaluate the historical formation of modern EMS and the societal safety nets of Social Security and Medicare, resulting in the current health care system. They will evaluate the impact that the PPACA has on the emergency services system. Finally, students will evaluate the impact that the PPACA has on the workforce and consider the implications that health care innovations will have on their organizations.