SRJC Course Outlines

3/1/2021 6:59:04 PMEMC 133B Course Outline as of Fall 2018

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  EMC 133BTitle:  PARAMEDIC 1B - TRAUMA  
Full Title:  Paramedic Theory 1B - Trauma Emergencies
Last Reviewed:2/12/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.50Lecture Scheduled8.004 max.Lecture Scheduled32.00
Minimum2.50Lab Scheduled10.004 min.Lab Scheduled40.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total18.00 Contact Total72.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  64.00Total Student Learning Hours: 136.00 

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 130D

Catalog Description:
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Second didactic course in a series leading to the completion of paramedic didactic training.
Emphasis on the assessment and treatment of the trauma patient in the field care environment.
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


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
Enrollment in Paramedic Academy

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Second didactic course in a series leading to the completion of paramedic didactic training.
Emphasis on the assessment and treatment of the trauma patient in the field care environment.
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
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 epidemiology and pathophysiology to
    formulate a field impression for an acutely injured patient.
2.  Implement a comprehensive treatment and disposition plan for an acutely injured patient.
3.  Complete the Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) certification.
 

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1. Relate a mechanism of injury to potential traumatic injuries.
2. Develop a systematic approach to scene size up and control.
3. Perform an assessment of the trauma patient.
4. Integrate knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to the trauma patient.
5. Given a scenario, demonstrate a rapid assessment and management of the trauma patient.

Topics and Scope
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I. Scene Size-Up
    A. Mechanism of injury
    B. Scene safety
II. Trauma Pathophysiology
III. Trauma Assessment
    A. Primary survey
    B. Secondary survey
    C. Reassessment
IV. Trauma Management
    A. Airway management
    B. Vascular access
    C. Splinting
    D. Extrication
V. Traumatic Injuries
    A. Head and neck
    B. Thorax
    C. Abdominal
    D. Musculoskeletal
    E. Burns
VI. Special Circumstances
    A. Pediatrics
    B. Elderly
    C. Drug and alcohol
    D. Trauma arrest
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 trauma treatment protocols
3. Research paper (6 -7 page)
 
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Demonstration of 5-10 trauma skills
2. Quizzes (6)
3. Summative trauma written exam (1)
4. Trauma scenarios (5 - 10)
5. PHTLS written and practical exam
6. Title 22 mandated attendance
7. 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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Paramedic Care: Principles and Practice, Vols. 1-5. 5th ed. Bledsoe, Bryan and Porter, Robert
and Cherry, Richard. Pearson. 2016
PHTLS: Prehospital Trauma Life Support / Edition 8. National Association of EMTs. Jones &
Bartlett. 2014
FISDAP Tracking and Testing Software

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