EMS-291: Paramedic Clinical I

Health & Human Services
Emergency Medical Services
Academic Level
Course Subject
Emergency Medical Services
Course Number
Course Title
Paramedic Clinical I
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
144.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
144.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
EMT Basic MI License, BIO-134 or (BIO-233 and BIO-234) all with C grade or higher, MATH-110 eligible, and ENG-131 eligible
EMS-200, EMS-206, and EMS-210
Catalog Course Description

Provides a structured clinical experience in hospital and field environments where designated tasks in specific topic areas must be completed. This set of clinical rotations emphasizes intravenous access and global patient management. Also covers a variety of cardiac diseases and dysrhythmias.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Preparatory
  2. Pharmacology
  3. Airway Management, Respirations, and Artificial Ventialtion
  4. Medicine
  5. Clinical Behavior/Judgement
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Demonstrate successful venipuncture using a proper, aseptic technique. (Pharmacology; Clinical Behavior/Judgement).
  2. Demonstrate successful intravenous access using a proper, aseptic technique. (Pharmacology; Clinical Behavior/Judgement).
  3. Perform proper BLS airway management. (Airway Management; Clinical Behavior/Judgement).
  4. Apply the use of an oropharyngeal airway and tracheal suctioning. (Airway Management).
  5. Demonstrate the proper technique for bag-valve-mask ventilation. (Airway Management).
  6. Show the proper techniques for Endotracheal Intubation. (Airway Management).
  7. Apply and analyze the three lead ECG. (Medicine).
  8. Perform a comprehensive cardiac patient assessment. (Medicine).
  9. Perform a comprehensive respiratory patient assessment. (Medicine).
  10. Perform a comprehensive general medical assessment. (Medicine).
  11. Perform a comprehensive neurological-complaint assessment. (Medicine).
  12. Demonstrate the proper documentation of an EMS field report. (Preparatory; Clinical Behavior/Judgement).
  13. Demonstrate the proper method of two-way radio communication per protocol. (Preparatory; Clinical Behavior/Judgement).
  14. Develop a proper “field impression” for field experiences. (Clinical Behavior/Judgement).
  15. Displays teamwork in a variety of settings. (Clinical Behavior/Judgement).
  16. Serves others within the community. (Clinical Behavior/Judgement).

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

The curriculum is primarily evaluated on the mastery of skills. Students may demonstrate competency in less than the recommended hours or may need additional clinical/field experiences. Initial course hours MUST be completed during the scheduled semester or the student will not be allowed to continue on in the advanced level training. All course competencies MUST be successfully completed in order to graduate from the paramedic program. Documentation must be accurately submitted in a designated amount of time. Late work could result in the failure of this course.

In addition to the skill mastery assessments, all course participants must demonstrate professional attributes at all times or disciplinary actions will take place, which may include removal from the program.

SBL is required for successful completion of this course. This is defined as 8 hours total approved service hours.


To be determined by program faculty.


Satisfies Wellness Requirement

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2019
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date