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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

EMT 140 - Paramedic 1

13 credit hours - 120 hours of lecture, 90 hours of college lab, 90 hours of hospital clinical and field experience; one term.
Learn the duties and responsibilities of the EMT- Paramedic in utilizing advanced life support concepts and practices of infection control, patient assessment, pharmacological intervention, and advanced management skills for respiratory and cardiovascular emergencies. Practice selected procedures on each other during college lab. Lab fee $150. Clinical fee $50.

Prerequisite(s): BIO 230  or BIO 232  or BIO 234 .

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Roles and Responsibilities
    • Discuss the roles and responsibilities of being an advanced life support provider.
    • Discuss the medical and legal issues associated with providing advanced life support care.
    • Acknowledge the cultural, spiritual, and emotional needs of the patient.
    • Exhibit professional behavior during patient interaction.
  • Medical Terminology
    • Discuss an accepted format for dissemination of patient information in verbal form, either in person or over the radio.
    • Discuss the proper format to document the essential elements of patient assessment, care, and transport.
    • Demonstrate the proper procedure for verbal and written communications.
    • Demonstrate calculating medication dosages using appropriate formulas.
    • Describe the causes, clinical presentation and field management of a patient in cardiogenic shock.
  • Infectious Disease
    • Integrate principles of infectious disease precautions.
    • Demonstrate proper body substance isolation precautions.
    • Describe the proper techniques for body substance isolation.
    • Discuss the pathophysiology of TB, Hepatitis, HlV, and meningitis.
  • Physical Assessment
    • Obtain a patient history.
    • Discuss cultural and ethical issues impacting patient care
    • Explain the significance of physical exam findings commonly encountered In emergency situations.
    • Perform a physical assessment on patients with medical and traumatic problems.
    • Formulate a field impression based on medical history and physical assessment findings.
    • Discuss the components of a detailed and on-going assessment
    • Differentiate the components of a primary and secondary survey for the trauma and medical patient.
    • Integrate the principles of therapeutic communication while providing patient care.
    • Integrate the findings from the physical assessment and the history to determine a diagnosis/plan of care.
    • Identify abnormal assessment findings.
    • Identify the differences assessing the pediatric and elderly patient.
    • Acknowledge own emotions and value system and the emotions and value system displayed by the patient during care.
  • Airway Management and Ventilation
    • Discuss the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system.
    • Identify the difference between the adult and pediatric patient.
    • Defend the use of oxygen therapy for the adult and pediatric patient.
    • Demonstrate the proper utilization of manual airway maneuvers for the adult and pediatric patient.
    • Explain the purpose of airway adjuncts for multilumen airways.
    • Demonstrate the proper utilization of adjunctive airway equipment, multilumen airways and suctioning.
    • Describe the steps of oral endotracheal intubation.
    • Demonstrate proper techniques for oral endotracheal intubation for the adult and pediatric patient.
    • List the complications of endotracheal intubation.
    • Demonstrate the proper technique for endotracheal tube suctioning.
    • Demonstrate the proper technique for gastric decompression.
    • Discuss the pathophysiology and treatment of airway obstruction.
    • Demonstrate the proper technique for removal of foreign body airway obstruction.
  • Emergency Pharmacology
    • Defend the utilization of medications as part of the treatment plan.
    • Discuss medication classification and general properties of medications.
    • Describe the methods of medication administration.
    • Identify the equipment used for parenteral medication administration.
    • Describe the principles surrounding safe medication administration.
    • Demonstrate the proper technique for medication administration via the parenteral route.
    • Discuss the indications, dosages, and side effects of medications given by the advanced life support provider.
    • Accurately calculate a dose of any given medication in milligrams/milliliter or milligrams//kilogram/minute.
    • Discuss the differences in medication administration in the pediatric, geriatric, and pregnant patient.
    • Discuss the physiological changes associated with medication administration.
    • Defend the use of intravenous therapy.
    • List the steps for intravenous insertion, blood draw through an angiocatheter, drip rate calculation, and pump infusion.
    • Demonstrate the proper technique for intravenous insertion, blood draw through an angiocatheter and rate calculation.
  • Trauma
    • Explain the kinematics of traumatic injuries.
    • Describe the general system pathophysiology, assessment and management of hemorrhage and shock.
    • Describe the system pathophysiology, assessment, and management of burn injuries.
    • Describe the general system pathophysiology, assessment and management of thoracic trauma.
    • Demonstrate the practical skins of assessing and managing a traumatic injury.
    • Identify the patient who has experienced a traumatic injury.
    • Describe the general system pathophysiology, assessment and management of injuries affecting the geriatric patient.
    • Describe the general system pathophysiology, assessment and management of injuries affecting the pediatric patient.
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 2 Technology Fluency Core 3 Information Literacy Core 4 Personal Wellness Core 5 Self Management Core 6 Scientific Reasoning Core 7 Quantitative Reasoning Core 8 Social and Civic Responsibility Core 9 Global Perspective Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking