Course Content and Outcome Guide for EMS 115
- Course Number:
- EMS 115
- Course Title:
- Crisis Intervention
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
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- Special Fee:
Course DescriptionCovers intervention in behavioral crises of suddent death, suicide, rape, murder, vehicle accidents, disease, trauma, and child abuse. Includes resources, supporting behavioral patterns and handling emotional stress of the individual as well as coping with emotional conflict within one's self.
Intended Outcomes for the course
By the end of the course, the student should be able to:
1. Describe the relationship of mental illness, alcoholism, drug abuse, child abuse, suicide, and spouse-battering to coping mechanisms.
2. List six substances commonly abused
3. Describe correct principles of this interaction with the parents of a SIDS baby, a suicidal patient, a psychotic patient, a victim of rape,
assault and battery, a patient with drug overdose and chemical ingestion/alcohol.
4. Correctly describe one's interaction with the victim of severe trauma and less severe injuries
5. Describe behavior appropriate for dealing with dying patients, their relatives and with one's self.
6. List and describe methods for coping with one's own stress and stressful situations, elements and characteristics germane to the
Course Activities and Design
The material in this course will be presented in a lecture format. Other educationally sound methods may be employed such as discussion, guest lectures, and role playing.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
At the beginning of the course, the instructor will detail the methods used to evaluate student progress and the criteria for assigning a course grade. The methods may include one or more of the following tools: examinations, quizzes, papers/homework assignments, small group problem solving of questions arising from application of course concepts and concerns to actual experience, short individual written projects, and role playing.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
•Intervention in Behavioral Crisis
•Death and Dying
•Critical Incident Debriefing
•Stress and the Emergency Service family