PCC/ CCOG / EMS

Course Content and Outcome Guide for EMS 252

Course Number:
EMS 252
Course Title:
Paramedic III
Credit Hours:
2
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
72
Special Fee:
$24.00

Course Description

Students successfully complete course final written and practical exam and prepare for the State and National Registry written and practical exam. Department permission required. Prerequisites: EMS 248. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

The student will:

1.Demonstrate synthesizing facts and principles from the biophysical-psychosocial science throughout human development in the assessment and communication process for patients of all ages.
2.Demonstrate competency in integration of pathophysiological principals and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for clients/patients with a variety of traumatic injuries, body and system problems, diseases, medical emergencies, and behavioral/psychiatric disorders throughout the life span.
3.Identify the paramedic role within the health care system and serve as a healthy role model for public, peers and other health care professionals.
4.Demonstrate knowledge of the EMS systems and competency performing skills as outlined in the U.S. Department of Transportation Functional Job Analysis that is contained in the D.O.T. Paramedic curriculum.
5.Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary as a certified PHTLS, ACLS and PALS/PEPP provider in the EMS system.
6.Integrate pathophysiological principles of pharmacology and the assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a pharmacologic management plan.
7.Demonstrate effective communication with peers and direction of a medical team during emergency medical care procedures.
8.Identify the paramedic€™s roles and legal/ethical issues that impact decisions made in the out-of-hospital environment.
9.Demonstrate accurate and succinct written and/or oral reporting with regards to patient care.

Course Activities and Design

Course outcomes and objectives are met in a variety of integrated labs and test activities.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Student mastery is evaluated by comprehensive written examination, National Registry Paramedic level psychomotor skill examination competency, affective evaluation, formal case presentation score, exit interview with the program medical director, comprehensive simulation lab scenarios, attendance, and volunteer/community service verification.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

The final "Capstone" course of the program.  The student will be presented with opportunities to validate their comprehensive entry-level paramedic competency in knowledge, psychomotor skills and affective behaviors, based on all current National & State educational standards at the paramedic level.