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
- Airway Management, Respirations, and Artificial Ventialtion
- Clinical Behavior/Judgement
- Demonstrate successful venipuncture using a proper, aseptic technique. (Pharmacology; Clinical Behavior/Judgement).
- Demonstrate successful intravenous access using a proper, aseptic technique. (Pharmacology; Clinical Behavior/Judgement).
- Perform proper BLS airway management. (Airway Management; Clinical Behavior/Judgement).
- Apply the use of an oropharyngeal airway and tracheal suctioning. (Airway Management).
- Demonstrate the proper technique for bag-valve-mask ventilation. (Airway Management).
- Show the proper techniques for Endotracheal Intubation. (Airway Management).
- Apply and analyze the three lead ECG. (Medicine).
- Perform a comprehensive cardiac patient assessment. (Medicine).
- Perform a comprehensive respiratory patient assessment. (Medicine).
- Perform a comprehensive general medical assessment. (Medicine).
- Perform a comprehensive neurological-complaint assessment. (Medicine).
- Demonstrate the proper documentation of an EMS field report. (Preparatory; Clinical Behavior/Judgement).
- Demonstrate the proper method of two-way radio communication per protocol. (Preparatory; Clinical Behavior/Judgement).
- Develop a proper “field impression” for field experiences. (Clinical Behavior/Judgement).
- Displays teamwork in a variety of settings. (Clinical Behavior/Judgement).
- Serves others within the community. (Clinical Behavior/Judgement).
Assessment and Requirements
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.