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2023-2024 Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

EMS 101 - Introduction to Advanced EMS Practice

6 credit hours - 60 hours of lecture; 60 hours of lab; one term.
Integrate appropriate medical language, research, and knowledge of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems with the safety and well-being of the paramedic. Synthesize medicolegal and ethical issues intended to improve the health of EMS personnel, patients, and their community. Integrate knowledge of anatomy and physiology with communication and basic life support skills into advanced practice patient assessment. Practice select procedures on each other during college lab. Lab fee $200.

Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Paramedic program.

Note: Typically offered at MC; fall and spring terms.

Course Outcomes:
 

  1. Integrate appropriate research, medical language, and knowledge of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems with the safety and well-being of the paramedic. 
  2. Describe research, medicolegal, public health, basic concepts of health information management, computer usage, security and ethical issues utilized to meet professional standards and improve the health of EMS personnel, patients, and their community. 
  3. Utilize appropriate terminology and verbal and nonverbal skills to communicate with and/or advocate for diverse populations, in varied settings, while assuring personal, crew, scene, and patient safety.
  4. Demonstrate methods of patient assessment to form a general impression of the pre-hospital patient and basic life support skills while creating and maintaining a safe environment.
  5. Identify and explain the anatomy and physiology of body systems pertinent to paramedic practice.
  6. Integrate scene assessment, patient assessment, and history-taking findings with knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, epidemiology, and psychosocial impact to form a field impression. 
  7. Demonstrate exemplary professional behavior in paramedic practice.