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
- Airway Management, Respirations, and Artificial Ventilation
- Shock and Resuscitation
- EMS Operations
- Clinical Behavior/Judgment
- Develop correct field impressions of preprogrammed cardiac patients (Assessment; Clinical Behavior/Judgment; Medicine)
- Demonstrate the successful management of Mega-code scenarios.(Shock and Resuscitation; Airway Management; Pharmacology; Clinical Behavior/Judgment)
- Create a valid treatment plan for all patients assessed.(Assessment; Clinical Behavior/Judgment)
- Demonstrate safe clinical decisions. (Clinical Behavior/Judgment)
- Demonstrate proper body mechanics, when lifting and moving patients. (Preparatory; Clinical Behavior/Judgment)
- Justify all treatment plans based on the pathophysiology and clinical evaluation of the patient with a cardiac complaint/disorder. (Pathophysiology; Clinical Behavior/Judgment; Medicine)
- Justify all treatment plans based on the pathophysiology and clinical evaluation of the patient with a traumatic injury/disorder.(Pathophysiology; Clinical Behavior/Judgment; Trauma)
- Evaluate and treat all cardiac dysrhythmias per ACLS protocol. (Shock and Resuscitation; Clinical Behavior/Judgment)
- Demonstrate proper venous cannulation and ventilation management techniques. (Clinical Behavior/Judgment; Pharmacology; Airway Management)
- Demonstrate proper spinal injury management. (Trauma; Clinical Behavior/Judgment; EMS Operations)
- Critique peers in scenario-based performances. (Clinical Behavior/Judgment)
- Hypothesize treatment alternatives to difficult patient management (Clinical Behavior/Judgment)
- Develop team leadership skills through scenario performance. (Assessment; Clinical Behavior/Judgment)
- Construct a well-written run report based on the completed patient scenario. (Preparatory)
- Develop a clear and concise style of verbal, radio communication. (Preparatory)
Assessment and Requirements
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.
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.
To be determined by program faculty