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

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 .

Course Outcomes
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 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