SRJC Course Outlines

7/24/2021 1:05:33 AMEMC 110A Course Outline as of Fall 2005

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  EMC 110ATitle:  EMT-PARAMEDIC  
Full Title:  Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic
Last Reviewed:3/12/2012

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum16.00Lecture Scheduled18.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled315.00
Minimum16.00Lab Scheduled14.0017 min.Lab Scheduled245.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total32.00 Contact Total560.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  630.00Total Student Learning Hours: 1190.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  EMC 270A

Catalog Description:
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Course designed to meet California State Health and Safety Code training requirements for emergency medical technician-paramedic.  Students are able to apply the principles of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, clinical symptoms and diagnosis as they pertain to pre-hospital emergency medical care of the sick and injured.  The first course leading to state certification as an EMT-Paramedic.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of ANAT 58 and Course Completion of EMC 109 ( or EMC 260) and Course Completion of EMC 114 ( or EMC 275.1 or HLC 275B)


Recommended Preparation:
Completion for English 100 or ESL 100; Completion of CSKL372

Limits on Enrollment:
Valid California EMT-1 Certificate; Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Health Care Providers; Ability to lift, carry and balance in excess of 125 pounds. Required immunizations in accordance with standard health care guidelines. Background screening mandated by Federal and State regulations.

Schedule of Classes Information
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This is the first course leading to licensure as an  EMT-Paramedic in California.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of ANAT 58 and Course Completion of EMC 109 ( or EMC 260) and Course Completion of EMC 114 ( or EMC 275.1 or HLC 275B)
Recommended:Completion for English 100 or ESL 100; Completion of CSKL372
Limits on Enrollment:Valid California EMT-1 Certificate; Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Health Care Providers; Ability to lift, carry and balance in excess of 125 pounds. Required immunizations in accordance with standard health care guidelines. Background screening mandated by Federal and State regulations.
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Course Objectives are written to conform with those standards outlined in
Chapter 1260 of the Statutes of the Health and Safety Code and Title 22
and Division 9, Pre-hospital Emergency Medical Service (EMS) of the
California
Administrative Code. Objectives listed are for the eight state mandated
modules.
At the completion of the course, the paramedic student will be able to:
1. Describe the roles and responsibilities of a Paramedic within an EMS
system.
2. Apply the basic concepts of development, pathophysiology and
pharmacology to assessment and management of patients with a medical or
trauma emergency patients
3. Calculate formulas and demonstrate administration of medications within
scope of practice
4. Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication with patients
and members of health care team
5. Discuss and demonstrate establishing and /or maintaining a patent
airway, oxygenating, and ventilating a patient
6. Define and apply components of medical history and examination to a
patient with a medical or traumatic emergency
7. Perform a comprehensive physical history and exam on any emergency
patient
8. Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to
formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for the
adult or pediatric trauma patient, medical patient or chronically ill
patient
9. Identify components of scene safety and management
10. Recognize components of 12 Lead Electrocardiogram(EKG) and its
significance in pre-hospital care

Topics and Scope
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Module 1: Pre-hospital Care Environment
    a. Roles and responsibilities
    b. Importance of personal wellness
    c. Injury prevention activities to reduce death, disabilities and
       health care cost.
    d. Legal issues as they apply to out-of-hospital environment
    e. Ethics and decision making as they apply to out-of-hospital
       environment
    f. Assessment and management of emergency patients
    g. Formulating a field impression and implementing a
       pharmacologic management plan
    h. Accessing the venous circulation and administering medications
    i. Effective communication with patients while providing care
    j. Physiological, psychological, and sociological changes
       throughout human development with assessment and communication
       strategies for patients of all ages
Module 2: Airway Management
    a. Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system
    b. Basic and advanced life support - airway adjuncts
    c. Principles of oxygenation and ventilation
    d. Intubation and maintaining airways
Module 3: Patient Assessment
    a. Techniques to obtain a medical history from patient
    b. Pathophysiological significance of physical exams findings
    c. Principles of history taking and techniques of physical exam
       to perform patient assessment
    d. Clinical decision making to help form field impression
    e. Verbal dissemination of patient information, in person or
       over the radio
    f. Effective documentation of patient assessment, care and
       transport
Module 4: Trauma Patient
    a. Pathophysological significance of traumatic injuries
    b. Principles of kinematics to enhance the patient assessment and
       predict injuries based on the mechanism of injury
    c. Recognition and treatment plan for the patient with:
         1. Shock or hemorrhage
         2. Soft tissue injury
         3. Burn injury
         4. Suspected head injury
         5. Suspected spinal injury
         6. Thoracic injury
         7. Suspected abdominal trauma
         8. Musculoskeletal injury
Module 5: Medical Patient
    a.  Anatomy and physiology review of organ systems
    b. Recognition and treatment plan for the patient with:
         1. Respiratory problem
         2. Cardiovascular disease
         3. Neurological problem
         4. Endocrine problem
         5. Allergic or anaphylactic reaction
         6. Gastroenterologic problem
         7. Renal or urologic problem
         8. Toxic exposure
         9. Hematopoietic system problem
         10.Environmentally induced or exacerbated medical or traumatic
            condition
         11.Infectious and communicable diseases
         12.Behavioral emergencies
         13.Gynecological emergency
         14.Normal or abnormal labor
Module 6: Patient with special needs treatment plan for
    a. The neonatal patient
    b. The pediatric patient
    c. The geriatric patient
    d. The patient who has sustained abuse or
       assault
    e. Diverse patients who face physical, mental, social and financial
       challenges
    f. Chronically ill patients in the home environment
Module 7: Scene management
    a. Safe and effective ground and air medical transport
    b. Multiple casualty incident management techniques
    c. Rescue awareness from water, hazardous atmospheres, trenches,
       highways and hazardous terrain
    d. Hazardous materials emergencies
    e. Safe operation at crime scenes and other emergencies

Assignments:
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Assignments include:
a.  Reading approximately 50 pages per week from assigned texts
b.  Memorization of state mandated policies and protocols as
   assigned
c.  Develop 32 drug profiles
d.  Memorize all protocols as assigned weekly
e.  Work in small groups to research assigned medical and trauma
   emergencies for class presentation
f.  Study for 15 quizzes and 5 division exams
g.  Complete 60 daily on-line activities
h.  Complete EKG worksheets as assigned
i.  Weekly group development and demonstration of scenarios utilizing
   assigned skills and protocols
j.  Complete final written exam
k.  Complete final pharmacological exam
l.  Complete final written psychomotor skills exam
m.  Scenario based simulations

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
scenario discussions, demos, research projects
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
25 - 50%
Class performances, Performance exams, Paramedic psychomotor skills
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 70%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Bledsoe et al. Paramedic Principles and Practice. 2001
Infor Med. ALS Version EMS Field Guide. 14th Edition
Holland & Adams.Core Concepts in Pharmacology. 2004
Atwood et al. Introduction to Basic Cardiac Dysrhythmias. 2004
Gausche-Hill. Pediatric Education for PreHospital Professionals. 2001.
American Heart Association. ACLS Provider Manual 2004 and Emergency
Cardiac Guide Lines
American Heart Association. Pediatric Advanced Life Support. 2004
Campbell. Basic Trauma Life Support. 5th Edition
Instructor prepared materials
       Standard Operating Procedure
       Skills Handbook
       Protocol Handbook
       PreHospital Pharmacology Handbook

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