Course Content and Outcome Guide for EMS 106
- Posted by:
- Mark Hornshuh
- Course Number:
- EMS 106
- Course Title:
- EMT Part II
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture hours:
- Lecture/Lab hours:
- Lab hours:
- Special Fee:
Course DescriptionContinues EMS 105, Oregon EMT preparation. includes preparation for state and national certification exams. Department permission required. Prerequisite: Successful completion of EMS 105 at PCC within the last year; current HCP CPR card.
Addendum to Course Description
If not beginning EMS 106 in the term immediately following successful completion of EMS 105, resubmission of application to the EMS Department is required. Contact the department for details.
In order to successfully complete the EMT course sequence (EMS 105 and EMS 106), you must successfully complete clinical and ambulance experiences. Prior to clinical/ambulance experiences, you must pass a drug screen and criminal background check.
On successful completion of the entire EMT sequence (EMS 105 and EMS 106), students are eligible to apply for certification/licensure testing. At that time the Oregon Health Authority requires individual "yes" or "no" responses to the following questions: (Responding to these questions is NOT a part of your PCC EMT course application.)
- Do you or have you had within the past 10 years, any physical or mental condition that impairs, could impair, or has impaired your ability to perform the duties of an EMS Provider? If you answer yes, explain whether your condition is controlled by medication or other treatment and how your condition treated or untreated, affects your ability to perform the duties of an EMS Provider.
- Do you or have you used in the last 10 years, any drug or chemical substance for other than legitimate medical purposes that impairs or has impaired your ability to perform the duties of an EMS Provider?
- Have you been counseled about, diagnosed with, or treated for, a dependency on alcohol or drugs within the last 10 years?
- Have you ever been arrested, charged with, or convicted of any misdemeanor or felony? (Minor traffic violations need not be reported.)
- Has an employer or supervising physician taken disciplinary action against you related to your duties as an EMS Provider? (Discipline includes suspension, letter of reprimand, resignation in lieu of termination, a limitation or restriction of scope of practice or dismissal for cause.)
- Have you been named in a lawsuit alleging medical malpractice or misconduct related to providing medical care?
- Have you ever been disciplined, denied or revoked by the National Registry of EMTs or any health care certifying/licensing agency?
- Have you ever surrendered or resigned a health care license or certificate?
- Have you lived, worked or attended school outside of Oregon for 60 or more consecutive days in the last 5 years?
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion students should be able to:
1. Integrate knowledge and observations in the clinical setting to delineate the EMT roles and responsibilities
2. Assess, treat, transport, document, and verbally report for a variety of medical emergencies.
Course Activities and Design
Objectives are met through integrated lecture and lab activities. In addition, clinical Emergency Department rotation and an ambulance ride-a-long are required.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Student mastery of the lesson objectives are evaluated by both written and practical tests, homework assignments, and individual short written projects and/or group projects.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Review of EMS 105 content
- Abdominal and Gastronintestinal Disorders
- Infectious Disease
- Endocrine Disorders
- Non-Traumatic Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Diseases of the Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat
- Shock and Resuscitation
- Chest Trauma
- Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma
- Orthopedic Trauma
- Soft Tissue Trauma
- Head, Facial, Neck, and Spine Trauma
- Nervous System Trauma
- Special Considerations in Trauma
- Environmental Emergencies
- Multi-System Trauma
- Special Patient Populations
- Neonatal Care
- Patients With Special Challenges
- EMS Operations
- Ground Ambulance Operations
- Incident Management
- Multiple Casualty Incidents
- Air Medical
- Vehicle Extrication
- Hazardous Materials Awareness
- Terrorism and Disaster
- EMS Psychomotor Skills
MODULE 4 Medical
Lesson 4-1 GENERAL PHARMACOLOGY
Lesson 4-2 RESPIRATORY EMERGENCIES
Lesson 4-3 CARDIOVASCULAR EMERGENCIES
Lesson 4-4 DIABETES/ALTERED MENTAL STATUS
Lesson 4-5 ALLERGIES
Lesson 4-6 POISONING/OVERDOSE
Lesson 4-7 ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCIES
Lesson 4-8 OBSTETRICS/GYNECOLOGY
MODULE 5 Trauma
Lesson 5-1 BLEEDING AND SHOCK
Lesson 5-2 SOFT TISSUE INJURIES
Lesson 5-3 MUSCULOSKELETAL CARE
Lesson 5-4 INJURIES TO THE HEAD AND SPINE
MODULE 6 Infants and Children
Lesson 6-1 INFANTS AND CHILDREN
MODULE 7 Operations
Lesson 7-1 AMBULANCE OPERATIONS
Lesson 7-2 GAINING ACCESS
Lesson 7-3 0VERVIEWS: SPECIAL RESPONSE SITUATIONS
Student calculating vital signs; using multiplication skills to determine pulse rate, respiratory rate. Used in all patient assessment modules, both
lecture and lab components.
Student calculation of oxygen delivery system parameters: using computation of oxygen cylinder capacities and size factors, residual pressure, rate of flow, to determine duration of flow continuing concepts from EMS 105.
Student computation of Glasgow Coma Score in altered mental status patients. Used in Altered Mental Status module and all Trauma modules continuing and building on concepts from EMS 105.
Student computation of normal blood pressure ranges, which vary according to patient age continuing and building on concepts from EMS 105.
Student calculation of appropriate drug dosages, based on patient size/weight/age, including pounds-to-kilograms conversion. Used in various Medical Emergencies modules, continuing and building on concepts from EMS 105.
Student calculating compression/ventilation cycles, etc. Access interval, dispatch interval, response interval, assessment and shock intervals. Used in Cardiac Emergency module, and continuing concepts from EMS 105.
Student calculating maximum traction limits for unipolar splints based on percentages of patient weights and number of bones involved; calculating
internal blood loss based on type of injury (femur, pelvis, etc.). Used in Musculoskeletal Injuries module.
Student calculating distances for warning device placement, stopping distances, etc. Used in Gaining Access and Rescue Operations module.