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EMSA 2510 - Introduction to Paramedic Procedures

Credit Hours: 4.00


Prerequisites: Admission into the Emergency Medical Services - Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Program

Corequisites: EMSA 2520 , EMSA 2530 , and EMSA 2550  

This course provides an introduction to paramedic procedures. It reviews traumatic injuries and the physical exam, and prepares the student to enter the clinical environment.

Billable Contact Hours: 4

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1:
Upon completion of this course, students will be familiar with the policies and procedures of the EMS department and its associated clinical facilities.

Objectives:

  1. The student will read and verify having read the booklet of policies and procedures of the EMS department.
  2. The student will itemize the outline for the paramedic program.

Outcome 2:
Upon completion of this course, students will develop a productive and professional aħtude towards the learning, work, and patient environments.

Objectives:

  1. The student will value organization, preparedness, perseverance, integrity, and respect for others.
  2. The student will display courtesy, punctuality, organization, and a pride in the professional appearance.
  3. The student will demonstrate empathy for, and a desire to help all patients, real or simulated.

Outcome 3:
Upon completion of this course, students will acquire the Advanced Life Support (ALS) assessment skills needed to evaluate a patient.

Objectives:

  1. The student will appreciate the importance of, and consistently perform a scene size‐up.
  2. The student will know the procedures for and consistently perform an initial assessment.
  3. The student will differentiate between a rapid trauma, focused trauma, rapid medical, and focused medical assessment, and be able to apply each assessment appropriately.
  4. The student will demonstrate the basic focused assessments, and be able to include the ALS assessment findings and interventions to them.
  5. The student will be able to utilize communication and critical thinking skills to obtain a realistic impression of the patient and the situation.

Outcome 4:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to manage the patient with respiratory emergencies.

Objectives:

  1. The student will learn the structures of the respiratory system, and understand it significance to homeostasis.
  2. The student will be able to perform an adequate and thorough respiratory assessment, synthesize the significance of all findings.
  3. The student will be able to efficiently establish and maintain proper ventilatory support.
  4. The student will learn ALS techniques for establishing and evaluating an advanced airway.
  5. The student will be able to perform surgical techniques to assure adequate respirations in a patient.
  6. The student will be able to adequately administer appropriate respiratory drug therapies.
  7. The student will have an awareness of common pulmonary disabilities.

Outcome 5:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to manage the patient having a localized or systemic allergic reaction.

Outcome 6:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to manage the patient with neurological emergencies.

Objectives:

  1. The student will know the anatomical structures of the neurological system, and its protective structures.
  2. The student will itemize the physiological requirements of the neurological system.
  3. The student will be able to assess the status of the patient’s neurological system.
  4. The student will be able to manage neurological disabilities such as intracranial bleeds, ischemic strokes, seizures, injury, intoxication, and inflammation.
  5. The student will be able to manage the spinal column or individual nerve tracts in traumatic injury.
  6. The student will have an awareness of common neurological disabilities.

Outcome 7:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to manage the patient with traumatic injuries.

Objectives:

  1. The student will identify the physiological changes that occur as a patient enters shock.
  2. The student will be able to manage a patient that is bleeding.
  3. The student will be able to manage the patient with a blunt force trauma.
  4. The student will be able to address the specific concerns as it relates to trauma or bleeding to the abdomen, chest, face, neck, and nervous system.

Outcome 8:
Upon completion of this course, students will have completed any computer‐generated assignments identified as the accompaniment to lecture material.

Objectives:

  1. The student will have prepared for each class period by completing and presenting computer‐generated assignments.

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

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
Module 1: Preparatory

Module 2: Respiratory and Anaphylaxis

Module 3: Neurological

Module 4: Trauma


Primary Faculty
Armstrong, David
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Lopez, Michael
Dean
Mirijanian, Narine



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



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