Course Content and Outcome Guide for EMS 252
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- Curriculum Office
- Course Number:
- EMS 252
- Course Title:
- Paramedic III
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Course DescriptionStudents successfully complete course final written and practical exam and prepare for the State and National Registry written and practical exam. Department permission required. Prerequisite: EMS 248.
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
Students will be graded by both written and practical examinations and written/oral reports.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
During the course the student may be presented with the following:
•EMS systems/roles and responsibilities of the paramedic
.•Well-being of paramedic illness and injury prevention
.•General principles of Pathophysiology
.•Venus access and medication administration
.•Airway management and ventilation
.•Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation
.•Medical emergencies including: pulmonary, cardiology, neurology, endocrinology, allergies and anaphylaxis, renal/urology, toxicology, hematology, environmental conditions, infectious and communicable diseases, behavioral and psychiatric disorders and obstetrics
.•Patient assessment including: history taking, physical examination, clinical decision making, communications and documentation
.•Trauma including: trauma systems/mechanisms of injury, hemorrhage and shock, soft tissue trauma, burns, spinal trauma, thoracic trauma, abdominal trauma and musculoskeletal trauma
.•Assessment based management
.•Operations including: ambulance operations, rescue awareness and operations, hazardous materials incidents and crime scene awareness