Dec 05, 2020
EMT 236 - Paramedic 3 12 credit hours - 64 hours of lecture, 126 hours of college lab, 180 hours of hospital clinical and field experience; one term.
Learn advanced pathological concepts, principles, and skill mastery in caring for patients in the pre-hospital field. Practice critical thinking skills through scenario-based assessment with development and implementation of a treatment plan for various diseases and injuries. Synthesize learned abilities for role of team leader, patient advocate, and entry-level practice as a paramedic professional in the pre-hospital environment. Practice selected procedures on each other during college lab. Lab fee $200. Clinical fee $50.
Prerequisite(s): EMT 142 .
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Leadership Concepts for the EMT-Paramedic
- Describe the attributes of a leader in prehospital patient care management
- Recognize the importance of paramedic licensure, certification, precertification, and reciprocity requirements in his or her state.
- Describe the benefits of continuing education in paramedic practice.
- Explain the basic principles of research including the process of evaluating and interpreting research.
- Correlate the use of research with improved patient care in paramedic practice.
- Analyze research findings as it relates to current practice.
- Discuss the mentoring role in paramedic practice.
- Define the role of the paramedic relative to the safety of the crew, the patient, and bystanders.
- Describe the role of the paramedic in health education activities related to illness and injury prevention.
- Describe the role of the paramedic and EMS system in planning for multiple causality incidences (MCl) and disasters.
- Discuss the legal aspects of providing prehospital patient care
- Advanced Concepts and Practice of Patient Assessment
- Discuss the use of special equipment and techniques when conducting a patient assessment.
- Demonstrate the use of special equipment and techniques when conducting a patient assessment
- Perform a patient assessment respectful of the person’s dignity and right to privacy.
- Adapt the patient assessment process to an individual’s diverse or cultural practices.
- Apply clinical assessment findings to guide patient care of a critically ill or injured complex patient.
- Advanced Concepts and Practices of Trauma Care
- Discuss the incidence, morbidity and mortality of a traumatic injury.
- Describe the kinematics associated with major injury events.
- Differentiate between minor and life threatening injuries based on mechanism of injury history and patient history.
- Integrate pathophysiological principles to the assessment process
- Formulate and implement plan of care for a patient with a major traumatic injury or injuries.
- Identify the need for rapid intervention and transport.
- Advanced Pathophysiological Concepts and Practices of Medical Emergencies
- Describe the incidence, morbidity and mortality ora given medical emergency.
- Discuss the pathophysiology, assessment, and management of acute medical emergencies.
- Correlate abnormal findings in assessment with clinical significance in the patient with a medical emergency.
- Differentiate between minor and life threatening medical conditions based on patient history and clinical presentations.
- Integrate pathophysiological principles to the assessment process.
- Formulate and implement a plan of care for a patient with a medical emergency.
- Understanding Individual Uniqueness
- Integrate pathophysiological and psychosocial principles 10 adapt the assessment and treatment plan for patients from diverse backgrounds, age groups, ethnic and religious origins and
- Integrate pathophysiological and psychosocial principles to adapt the assessment and treatment plan for patients facing physical, mental, social and financial challenges.
- Acute Deteriorations of Chronic Conditions
- Integrate the pathophysiological principles and the assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for the acute deterioration of a chronic care patient.
- Defend the paramedics and the patient decision for treatment or nontreatment of an acute deterioration of a chronic condition.
- Formulate and implement a plan of care in the management of a patient with acute deterioration of a chronic condition.
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