EMT 290 : Paramedic Part I

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Paramedic Part I



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EMT 291.


First term of a three-term Didactic Series, including EMT 292 and EMT 294. Focuses on patient assessment; airway/ventilation; pathophysiology of shock; general pharmacology; and respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological, behavioral, and acute abdominal emergencies. Lab setting will begin the process of students' learning of required skills needed of a paramedic, such as IV establishment, medication administration, and patient assessments for a variety of patient presentations.

Learning outcomes

1. Describe the roles and responsibilities of a Paramedic within an EMS system; apply the basic concepts of development, pathophysiology and pharmacology to assessment and management of emergency patients; be able to properly administer medications and communicate effectively with patients in scenarios and lab settings.
2. Demonstrate the ability to establish and/ or maintain a patent airway, oxygenate and ventilate a patient in a lab setting.
3. Describe and demonstrate the steps to take a proper history and perform a comprehensive physical exam on any patient and communicate the findings to others through scenarios and in lab settings.
4. Describe the process to integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for the trauma patient; the medical patient; the neonatal, pediatric, geriatric patients, diverse patients and chronically ill patients; and for patients with common complaints
5. Demonstrate the ability to safely manage the scene of an emergency in a scenario and lab setting.

Content outline

Introduction to Paramedic
EMS Systems
BLS History Taking
BLS Airway/King Airway
Long Bone/Traction
Fracture Immobilization
IV, IO, IM Injections/Live
Portfolio Stations/C-Spine
Sager Splint
Bleeding Control
Vascular Access
LIVE IV Starts
Introduction to ACLS Medication
Airway Management and Ventilation
ECG Rhythms
Mega Code Practice
Airway Practice and Testing
Cancer Prevention in Fire Service
Emergency Pharmacology
FCSN Material/PPT
Medical Math and Med. Admin.
Patient Scenarios
ECG and 12 Lead
Blood-borne Pathogens
Advanced Airway
Airway Management
Cardiac Arrest Simulations
Workforce Safety
EMS Research
Public Health
Lead ECG Review
Portfolio Stations
Medical Legal
Ethics in EMS
Communications and Documentation
POLST Review
Static Cardiology
Dynamic Cardiology

Required materials

Textbooks and a workbook are required.

Grading methods

Grades may be determined by quizzes, homework, a mid-term cumulative exam, a final exam, a lab practical final exam (pass/no pass) and affective domain.

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