SRJC Course Outlines

6/18/2021 1:54:44 PMEMC 109 Course Outline as of Fall 2013

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  EMC 109Title:  INTRO TO PARAMEDIC  
Full Title:  Introduction to Paramedic
Last Reviewed:2/25/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum.25Lecture Scheduled.2517.5 max.Lecture Scheduled4.38
Minimum.25Lab Scheduled.251 min.Lab Scheduled4.38
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total.50 Contact Total8.75
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  8.75Total Student Learning Hours: 17.50 

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 260

Catalog Description:
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Course is designed to prepare the student with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the Paramedic Academy.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of ANAT 40 OR ANAT 58 and Course Eligibility of CSKLS 372 and ENGL 100 OR ENGL 102 OR ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:
State regulation requires EMT-1 certification and CPR for Health Care Providers for entrance into Paramedic Program.

Schedule of Classes Information
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Prerequisite course to prepare student to meet California mandated EMT knowledge and skills necessary for paramedic education.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of ANAT 40 OR ANAT 58 and Course Eligibility of CSKLS 372 and ENGL 100 OR ENGL 102 OR ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:State regulation requires EMT-1 certification and CPR for Health Care Providers for entrance into Paramedic Program.
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: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of  this course the student will be able to:
1.  Define the roles and responsibilities of the paramedic in the pre-hospital care setting.
2.  Outline California licensing requirements for paramedics.
3.  Demonstrate basic Emergency Medical Technician skills.
4.  Identify the three major learning domains of paramedic education.
5.  Define paramedic scope of practice.
6.  Identify and list pharmacology requirements.
7.  Identify cardiac arrhythmias and advanced treatment plans.
8.  Apply basic math skills required for pharmacology.
9.  Discuss effective communication and leadership skills utilized by paramedic.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Basic EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) principles and Skills
     a.  Airway management
     b.  Patient assessment
     c.  Splinting
     d.  Cervical-spine immobilization
2.  The pre-hospital roles and responsibilities of paramedic
     a.  Scene management
     b.  Communications and documentation
     c.  Leadership
     d.  Stress management
3.  California Title 22 - Paramedic Practice
     a.  Scope of practice
     b.  Approved pharmacological agents
     c.  License requirements
4.  Review Basic Cardiology
     a.  Common dysrhythmias
     b.  Treatment protocols
5. Learning domains of paramedic education
     a.  Cognitive
     b.  Psychomotor
     c.  Affective
6. Pharmacology math
      a.  Drug dosage
       b.  IV drip calculation

Assignments:
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1. Identify 5 cardiac dysrhythmias
2. Demonstrate basic skills in airway management and  patient assessment.
3. Multiple-choice exam demonstrating EMT(Emergency Medical Technician) and paramedic pre-requisite knowledge.
4. Discuss EMT assessment and treatment plan for 3 patient scenarios.
5. Communication and Leadership essay.

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 - 5%
Essay
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
10 - 20%
Scenario discussions
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
25 - 50%
Psychomotor skills: airway and patient assessments
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
25 - 50%
Multiple choice, esay
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Read and interpret cardiac rhythm strips


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials.

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