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College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EMSA 2620 - Paramedic Lecture 4

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: Admission into the Emergency Medical Services - Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Program; EMSA 2560  with grade C or better

(formerly EMTC 2620)

12-lead EKG and Advanced Cardiac Life Support for the Paramedic.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will define coronary artery disease as it pertains to the patient presentation and management.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Define Coronary Artery Disease and the mechanisms that precipitate angina and the Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS).
  2. Be able to assess the patient for significant risk factors for Angina and ACS.
  3. Identify significant findings in the patient with typical, atypical presentations as well as those with an anginal equivalent.
  4. Provide correct treatment for the cardiac patient.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to incorporate 12‐lead EKG into the management of the cardiac or suspected cardiac patient.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Interpret the lead placement for the chest, limb, and augmented leads as well as interpret their output.
  2. Describe that the primary function of the 12‐lead EKG is to detect ischemia or myocardial cell damage.
  3. Identify abnormalities in the cardiac cycle that may suggest ischemia or myocardial cell damage.
  4. Identify cardiac abnormalities that may mask or mimic a myocardial infarction.
  5. Be able to perform an appropriate cardiac assessment, prioritize the use of the 12 lead EKG, treat, and make appropriate transport decisions.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to acquire certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Demonstrate a proficiency in managing the critical cardiac patient and the patient in cardiac or respiratory arrest.
  2. Correctly identify several critical cardiac dysrythmias.
  3. Be able to apply current ACLS standards in a psychomotor examination.
  4. Be able to apply current ACLS standards in a written examination.

• 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:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

Module 1: The 12‐Lead EKG

Module 2: Preparation for and the administration of pseudo‐licensing examinations

Module 3: Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Primary Faculty
Armstrong, David
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Lopez, Michael
Mirijanian, Narine

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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