Course objectives are written to conform with those standards outlined in
Chapter 1260 of the 1992 statutes of the Health and Safety Code and Title
22 Division 9, Pre-Hospital Emergency Medical Services of the California
Administrative Code. Objectives listed are for the state mandate
divisions, upon the completion of the clinical rotations in the
intensive/coronary care unit, pediatric, labor and delivery, burn unit,
emergency department the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate communication and leadership skills needed in the pre-
2. Demonstrate complete patient assessment.
3. Demonstrate all methods of delivering oxygen therapy to patients as
it relates to the pre-hospital setting.
4. Demonstrate ability to establish venous access.
5. Calculate drug doses and intravenous drip rates.
6. Demonstrate administration of chemicals as prescribed.
7. Demonstrate pre-hospital management of patients with airway emergency.
8. Demonstrate skills necessary to splint/immobilize all types of soft
tissue and musculoskeletal injuries.
9. Demonstrate pre-hospital management of chest trauma.
10. Demonstrate pre-hospital management of abdominal trauma.
11. Demonstrate pre-hospital management of head & spinal cord injuries.
12. Demonstrate pre-hospital management of a patient with multi system
13. Demonstrate pre-hospital management of a patient with burns.
14. Recognize normal and abnormal cardiac rhythms.
15. Administer appropriate chemicals to treat abnormal cardiac rhythms.
16. Demonstrate pre-hospital management of a patient with a cardiovascular
17. Demonstrate pre-hospital management of a patient with a respiratory
18. Demonstrate pre-hospital management of a patient with an identified
medical emergency of the endocrine, nervous, gastrointestinal,
genitourinary and reproductive systems.
19. Demonstrate pre-hospital management of a patient under the influence
of alcohol or other chemical substance.
20. Demonstrate proper technique of handling infectious disease issues in
the pre-hospital setting.
21. Demonstrate the assessment and treatment of a pediatric patient in a
22. Demonstrate assisting a pre-hospital delivery.
23. Demonstrate assessment and treatment of a neonate.
24. Demonstrate pre-hospital management of a patient exhibiting a
The following will relate to work in the hospital or clinic environment:
1. Practical application of paramedic theory and skills in clinical
b. patient assessment
c. verbal and written communication
2. Clinical assessment and management of adult and pediatric patient with
a. airway management
b. intravenous administration
3. Review of anatomy & physiology of the adult & pediatric patient
a. review criteria
b. treatment protocols
5. Clinical assessment & management of obstetrical patient
6. Emergency care of adult & pediatric patients
7. Management of patient under the influence of drug and/or alcohol
8. Infection control and precautions
9. Development of problem solving strategies for patient care
Students maintain a log book, journal and an electronic data base of all
patient contacts and skill demonstration. These items will reflect student
performance in areas including but not limited to identification of
dysrhythmias, oxygen administration, patient assessment and management of
the ill or injured patient. In addition, students are
1. completion of 10 case studies
2. interpretation of 10 electrocardiograms
3. research 20 home medications
Bledsoe et.al, Paramedic Care Principles and Practices, 2001
Campbell, Basic Trauma Life Support, 5th Edition
Holland & Adams, Core Concepts in Pharmacology, 2004
Gausche-Hill, Pediatric Education for Pre-hospital Professionals, 2001