Course objectives are written to conform with those standards outlined in
chapter 1260 of the 1992 Statutes of the Health & Safety Code and Title 22
Division 9, Pre-hospital Emergency Medical Services of the California
istrative Code. The student will be able to :
1.Demonstrate communication skills needed in the pre-hospital setting,
2.Demonstrate complete patient assessment.
3.Demonstrate all methods of delivering oxygen therapy to patients as it
relates to pre-hospital setting.
4. Demonstrate ability to establish venous access.
5. Calculate drug doses and IV drip rates.
6. Demonstrate administration of chemicals as prescribed.
7. Demonstrate skills necessary to splint/immobilize all types of soft
tissue and musculoskeletal injuries.
8. Demonstrate pre-hospital management of chest trauma.
9. Demonstrate pre-hospital management of abdominal trauma.
10. Demonstrate pre-hospital management of head & spinal cord injuries.
11. Demonstrate pre-hospital management of a pt. w/multi system trauma.
12. Demonstrate pre-hospital management of a pt. with burns.
13. Recognize normal and abnormal cardiac rhythms.
14. Treat w/ appropriate chemicals abnormal cardiac rhythms
15. Demonstrate pre-hospital management of a patient with a cardiovascular
16. Demonstrate pre-hospital management of a patient under the influence
of etoh or other chemical substance.
17. Demonstrate pre-hospital management of genitourinary & reproductive
18. Demonstrate pre-hospital management of a pt with an identified medical
emergency of the endocrine, nervous, gastrointestinal system.
19. Demonstrate proper technique of handling infectious disease issues in
the pre-hospital setting.
20. Demonstrate the assessment and treatment of a pediatric patient in the
21. Demonstrate assisting a pre-hospital delivery.
22. Demonstrate assessment and treatment of a neonate.
23. Demonstrate pre-hospital management of a patient exhibiting a
1. Practical application of paramedic theory and skills in the field
2. Field assessment and management of adult and pediatric patient with
3. Review of A&P of the adult and pediatric patient.
4. Field assessment and management of obsetrical patient.
5. Field assessment & management of adults and pediatrics with cardio
6. Field management patients experiencing behavioral emergencies.
7. Analysis & implementation of didactic material with field experience.
8. Management of interpersonal relationships in the work setting.
9. Development of problem solving strategies.
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