This competency-based capstone course provides a field internship in order to develop team leadership. Students must complete designated tasks in specific topic areas and in team lead positions with EMS transports. Students who need extended rotations to complete tasks from earlier in the year (who received permission to continue on) can do so after the requisite skills for this rotation have been met. Each individual’s program portfolio is completed and assessed this semester.
NOTE: Due to the nature of this course, all students must have completed the Health Careers medical packet, drug screen, and criminal background clearance as required, and provide current ongoing proof of health insurance prior to attending advanced level clinical.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- Airway Management, Respirations, and Artificial Ventialtion
- Clinical Behavior/Judgment
- 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/ALS airway management. (Airway Management; Clinical Behavior/Judgement)
- Apply and analyze the three lead EKG. (Medicine; Clinical Behavior/Judgement)
- Apply and analyze the 12-Lead EKG. (Medicine; Clinical Behavior/Judgement)
- Demonstrate the proper documentation/report for all EMS field experiences. (Preparatory; Clinical Behavior/Judgement)
- Demonstrate the proper method of two-way radio communication per protocol. (Preparatory; Clinical Behavior/Judgement)
- Perform multiple comprehensive pediatric patient assessments. (Medicine; Special Patient Populations; Clinical Behavior/Judgement)
- Perform multiple comprehensive OB/GYN patient assessments. (Special Patient Populations; Clinical Behavior/Judgement)
- Perform multiple comprehensive general medical assessments on various age groups. (Medicine; Clinical Behavior/Judgement)
- Perform multiple comprehensive neurological-complaint assessments. (Medicine; Clinical Behavior/Judgement)
- Develop a proper “field impression” for all field experiences. (Clinical Behavior/Judgement)
- Create and initiate an appropriate patient treatment plan for all field experiences. (Clinical Behavior/Judgement)
- Organizes a comprehensive portfolio. (Clinical Behavior/Judgement)
Assessment and Requirements
The curriculum is primarilyevaluated 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.
Program Portfolios are due during this semester. These are assessed on a pass/fail basis. All EMS students complete this course with their portfolio properly completed, reviewed, and cleared by EMS administration.
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.
To be determined by program faculty.