EMSA 2600 - Advanced Life Support Internship
Credit Hours: 6.00
Prerequisites: Admission into the Emergency Medical Services - Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Program
Corequisites: EMSA 2700
(formerly EMTC 2600)
Internship with a paramedic in an out-of-hospital environment. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis. Students are required to pass this course to progress in the program.
Billable Contact Hours: 9
When Offered: Spring/Summer semester only
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course, students will meet National Standard Curriculum requirements for contact hours and skills.
The student will
- Demonstrate that the National Standard Curriculum requirements include a set number of EMS patient interactions and EMS hours that have not been possible in hospital.
- National Standard Curriculum requirements for EMS hours and skills.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to utilize the life skills of professionalism, punctuality, integrity, and interpersonal communications with the intention of developing an excellent working situation and patient rapport.
The student will
- Appear professionally and appropriately dressed and be prepared for all clinical rotations.
- Attend all scheduled clinical rotations, and be in the appropriate EMS unit, ready to work, in a punctual manner.
- Handle any absences or schedule changes in a manner that would be perceived by any agency as professional, honest, and courteous.
- Treat any agency employee, mentor, or manager as a direct supervisor, and as such is professional, honest, and courteous.
- Assure that all patient interactions are done in the best interest of the patient
Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate a readiness to perform as an entry-level paramedic, and a preparedness to successfully complete the appropriate licensing exam process.
The student will
- Document an appropriate number of successful patient interactions, as evaluated by self, faculty, and internship preceptors.
- Demonstrate an adequate cognitive knowledge base, efficacious decision making, and professional affect in an oral interview with the program’s Physician Director.
- Achieve a satisfactory score in a program-identified series of formated cognitive exams which are designed to simulate the actual licensing exam.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
Module 1: EMS Rotations
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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