SRJC Course Outlines

4/22/2021 9:51:32 PMEMC 133D Course Outline as of Fall 2018

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  EMC 133DTitle:  PARAMEDIC 2B - PEDIATRIC  
Full Title:  Paramedic Theory 2B - Pediatric and other Emergencies
Last Reviewed:2/12/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.50Lecture Scheduled7.506 max.Lecture Scheduled45.00
Minimum3.50Lab Scheduled9.006 min.Lab Scheduled54.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total16.50 Contact Total99.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  90.00Total Student Learning Hours: 189.00 

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 130C

Catalog Description:
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Fourth didactic course in a series leading to the completion of paramedic didactic training.
Emphasis is on assessment and treatment of the pediatric patient in the field care environment,
managing hazardous and mass casualty incidents, along with a didactic summative exam process
as required by COAEMSP. Meets standards for both the California Health and Safety Code,
Title 22 and the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards (NEMSES) as
published by U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of EMC 109 ( or EMC 260)


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
Enrollment in Paramedic Academy

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Fourth didactic course in a series leading to the completion of paramedic didactic training.
Emphasis is on assessment and treatment of the pediatric patient in the field care environment,
managing hazardous and mass casualty incidents, along with a didactic summative exam process
as required by COAEMSP. Meets standards for both the California Health and Safety Code,
Title 22 and the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards (NEMSES) as
published by U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of EMC 109 ( or EMC 260)
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:Enrollment in Paramedic Academy
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

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Integrate assessment findings with principles of pathophysiology and knowledge of
    psychosocial needs to formulate a field impression for ill or injured pediatric patients.
2.  Integrate comprehensive knowledge of a differential diagnosis and pharmacology to formulate
    a treatment plan for the ill or injured pediatric patient.
3.  Demonstrate cognitive and psychomotor competencies required to advance to field internship
    as outlined in the California Health and Safety Code, Title 22 and the National Registry of
    Emergency Medical Technician.

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1. Discuss anatomical, physiological and pathophysiological variations between the adult and
    pediatric patient.
2. Identify specific growth and development milestones of the various age groups of the pediatric
    population as they relate to illness or injury.
3. Differentiate the pathophysiological principles and assessment findings unique to the
    pediatric patient in order to formulate a field impression.
4. Implement a treatment plan for management of an ill or injured pediatric patient.
5. Discuss unique assessment and treatment for children with special needs.
6. Demonstrate paramedic level knowledge, skills and behavior necessary to perform as a
    paramedic intern in a field care setting.

Topics and Scope
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I. Anatomy and Physiology Unique to Pediatric Population
    A. Airway
    B. Body systems
         1. Respiratory
         2. Cardiovascular
         3. Musculoskeletal
         4. Neurological
         5. Immune
II. Assessment of Pediatric Patient
    A. Growth and development stages
    B. Common response by parents
    C. Techniques unique to children
    D. Differential diagnoses
III. Pathophysiology and Patient Management
    A. Respiratory illnesses
    B. Cardiovascular illness/arrest
    C. Shock states
    D. Altered mental status
    E. Neurological emergencies
    F. Trauma
    G. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
IV. Children With Special Health Needs
    A. Child abuse and neglect
    B. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
    C. Technology assisted
V. Medical Incident Management
    A. Incident Command System (ICS)
    B. Multiple Casualty Incidents (MCI)
    C. Terrorist attacks
VI. Hazardous Materials Incidents
    A. Size up and scene safety
    B. Toxicology and contamination review
    C. Decontamination and protective equipment
    D. Terrorist attacks
VII. Rescue Awareness and Operations
VIII. Review of Didactic Knowledge and Skills
 
All areas of the Topics and Scope are covered in both the Lecture and Lab portions of the course

Assignments:
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Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Reading 50-80 pages per week
2. Interpretation of 5-10 pediatric treatment protocols
3. Research paper (6 -7 page)
 
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Demonstration of 5-10 pediatric skills
2. Quizzes (10)
3. Comprehensive pediatric written exam (1)
4. Pediatric scenarios (5-10)
5. PALS written and practical exam
6. Didactic summative exam, written and practical (1)
7. Title 22 mandated attendance
8. Patient care reports (5 - 10)

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
5 - 10%
Technical report writing (patient care reports), research paper
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Patient simulations, patient scenarios
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
Skill performance examinations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Quizzes, short answers, multiple choice, substantive exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
15 - 25%
Affective behavior, attendance, participation in class discussions


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider Manual. American Heart Association. 2017
Paramedic Care: Principles and Practice, Vols. 1-5. 5th ed. Bledsoe, Bryan and Porter, Robert
and Cherry, Richard. Pearson. 2016
FISDAP Tracking and Testing Software

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