Course Content and Outcome Guide for EMS 242
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- Curriculum Office
- Course Number:
- EMS 242
- Course Title:
- Paramedic II
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Course DescriptionDidactic portion covers EKG review, pediatric, geriatric, acute abdomen, burns, psychiatric disorders, dealing with death and the dying, crime scene preservation, Hazmat awareness, environmental conditions, advanced airway. Students will be certified in Pediatric Education for Pre-hospital Professional (PEPP) and Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). There will be associated practical labs. Department permission required. Prerequisite: EMS 240.
Intended Outcomes for the course
The student will be able to:
1. Integrate pathophysiological principles and the assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the management plan for clients/patients with a burn injury, suspected abdominal trauma, environmentally induced or exacerbated medical or traumatic condition, a behavior emergency, difficulty breathing, and a pediatric and/or geriatric patient with an illness or injury.
2. Demonstrate recognition of EKG rhythms and identify appropriate pharmacological and medical treatment.
3.Describe safe, empathetic care for patients with behavioral emergencies. >Integrate knowledge of the developmental stages when determining an appropriate interaction with an infant or child, and identify the potential emotional impact of the infant/child illness on the parent/guardian. Identify the steps of evaluation in hazardous materials emergencies, appropriate resources, and describe the cold zone.
4. Describe the warning signs, delineate EMS considerations, identify appropriate emergency evasive techniques for types of violent or potentially violent situations, and detail the essential elements of crime scene preservation.
5. Synthesize facts and principles from the psychosocial sciences in describing the unique challenges in dealing with themselves, adults, children, and other special populations when faced with a death and dying situation.
6. Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to be certified in ACLS and PEPP
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Student mastery is evaluated by both written and practical examinations, quizzes, written/oral reports, and projects.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Subject Matter, Concepts, Themes, Issues:
The course follows the design and objectives of the EMT-Paramedic National Standard Curriculum and the curriculum as approved by the Oregon Health Division that has not been modified in any way.
Module 1 Preparatory EMS Systems/Roles and Responsibilities
1-2 The Well-Being of the Paramedic
1-3 Illness and Injury Prevention
1-4 Medical/Legal Issues
1-6 General Principles of Pathophysiology
1-8 Venous Access and Medication Administration
1-9 Therapeutic Communications
1-10 Life Span Development Module 2 Airway Module 4 Trauma Musculoskeletal Trauma
Module 5 Medical
5-5 Allergies and Anaphylaxis
5-10 Environmental Conditions
5-11 Infectious and Communicable Diseases
6-4 Abuse and Assault
6-5 Patients with Special Challenges
6-6 Acute Interventions for the Chronic Care Patient
5-12 Behavioral/Psychiatric Disorders
5-14 Obstetrics Module 6 Special Considerations Module 7 Assessment Based Management
7-1 Assessment Based Management
8-1 Ambulance Operations
8-2 Medical Incident Command
8-3 Rescue Awareness and Operations
8-4 Hazardous Materials Incidents
8-5 Crime Scene Awareness
Module 8 Operations
2-1 Airway Management and Ventilation
Module 3 Patient Assessment
3-1 History Taking
3-2 Techniques of Physical Examination
3-3 Patient Assessment
3-4 Clinical Decision Making
4-1 Trauma Systems and Mechanism of Injury
4-2 Hemorrhage and Shock
4-3 Soft Tissue Trauma
4-5 Head and Facial Trauma
4-6 Spinal Trauma
4-7 Thoracic Trauma
4-8 Abdominal Trauma