EMS-216: Paramedic Procedures Lab II

School
Health & Human Services
Department
Emergency Medical Services
Academic Level
Undergraduate
Course Subject
Emergency Medical Services
Course Number
216
Course Title
Paramedic Procedures Lab II
Credit Hours
2.00
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
64.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
64.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
A-E
Pre-requisites
EMS-200, EMS-210, EMS-206, and EMS-291
Co-requisites
EMS-220, EMS-230, and EMS-292
Catalog Course Description

This laboratory course develops overall patient management skills. Covers equipment, assessment, evaluation, treatment, documentation, communication and more. Lab activities focus on the management of the cardiac patient, mega-code scenarios, spinal immobilization, traumatic injuries, and traumatic resuscitation.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Preparatory
  2. Pathophysiology
  3. Pharmacology
  4. Airway Management, Respirations, and Artificial Ventilation
  5. Assessment
  6. Medicine
  7. Shock and Resuscitation
  8. Trauma
  9. EMS Operations
  10. Clinical Behavior/Judgment
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Develop correct field impressions of preprogrammed cardiac patients (Assessment; Clinical Behavior/Judgment; Medicine)
  2. Demonstrate the successful management of Mega-code scenarios.(Shock and Resuscitation; Airway Management; Pharmacology; Clinical Behavior/Judgment)
  3. Create a valid treatment plan for all patients assessed.(Assessment; Clinical Behavior/Judgment)
  4. Demonstrate safe clinical decisions. (Clinical Behavior/Judgment)
  5. Demonstrate proper body mechanics, when lifting and moving patients. (Preparatory; Clinical Behavior/Judgment)
  6. Justify all treatment plans based on the pathophysiology and clinical evaluation of the patient with a cardiac complaint/disorder. (Pathophysiology; Clinical Behavior/Judgment; Medicine)
  7. Justify all treatment plans based on the pathophysiology and clinical evaluation of the patient with a traumatic injury/disorder.(Pathophysiology; Clinical Behavior/Judgment; Trauma)
  8. Evaluate and treat all cardiac dysrhythmias per ACLS protocol. (Shock and Resuscitation; Clinical Behavior/Judgment)
  9. Demonstrate proper venous cannulation and ventilation management techniques. (Clinical Behavior/Judgment; Pharmacology; Airway Management)
  10. Demonstrate proper spinal injury management. (Trauma; Clinical Behavior/Judgment; EMS Operations)
  11. Critique peers in scenario-based performances. (Clinical Behavior/Judgment)
  12. Hypothesize treatment alternatives to difficult patient management (Clinical Behavior/Judgment)
  13. Develop team leadership skills through scenario performance. (Assessment; Clinical Behavior/Judgment)
  14. Construct a well-written run report based on the completed patient scenario. (Preparatory)
  15. Develop a clear and concise style of verbal, radio communication. (Preparatory)

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

The entire Paramedic Program is a performance-based curriculum. All students completing each level of course-work will be required to pass both the applicable performance applications as well as a comprehensive topic exam.

There is a scheduled Mid-Term and Final practical exam with discretionary quizzes throughout the program. This particular course is primarily performance-based making attendance paramount.

General Course Requirements and Recommendations

EMS lab courses meet for full class sessions during the final exam.

All course participants must be able to physically complete tasks associated with the performance-based assessments. All areas of final assessment, whether written and/or practical, must meet minimal competencies of 80% or better following testing criterion.

Instructors (or their designees) reserve the right to require students to provide picture identification for test taking, graded papers or projects or other appropriate purposes.

Texts

To be determined by program faculty

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Winter 2020
ILT Approval Date
11/14/2019
AALC Approval Date
11/20/2019
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
12/02/2019