SRJC Course Outlines

7/25/2021 10:18:55 PMEMC 133C Course Outline as of Fall 2018

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  EMC 133CTitle:  PARAMEDIC 2A - MEDICAL  
Full Title:  Paramedic Theory 2A - Medical Emergencies
Last Reviewed:2/12/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum8.00Lecture Scheduled8.7512 max.Lecture Scheduled105.00
Minimum8.00Lab Scheduled8.7512 min.Lab Scheduled105.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total17.50 Contact Total210.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  210.00Total Student Learning Hours: 420.00 

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 130B

Catalog Description:
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Third course in a series leading to the completion of paramedic didactic training. Emphasis is on
assessment and treatment of cardiac and other medical emergencies in the field care
environment. Meets standards for both the California Health and Safety Code, Title 22 and
theNational 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
Third course in a series leading to the completion of paramedic didactic training. Emphasis is on
assessment and treatment of cardiac and other medical emergencies in the field care
environment. Meets standards for both the California Health and Safety Code, Title 22 and
theNational 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.  Explain relationship of anatomy and physiology as it relates to the pathophysiology of the
    patient suffering a medical emergency.
2.  Integrate assessment findings with principles of epidemiology and pathophysiology to
    formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment/disposition plan for a
    patient with a medical emergency.
3.  Integrate comprehensive knowledge of pharmacology to augment a treatment plan for a
    patient with a medical emergency.
4.  Complete the American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification
    (ACLS).

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1. Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field
    impression and implement the treatment plan for the following conditions:
A. Respiratory emergencies
B. Cardiovascular emergencies
C. Neurological emergencies
D. Endocrine emergencies
E. Allergic reaction and anaphylaxis
F. Communicable diseases
G. Gastrointestinal emergencies
H. Renal and urological emergencies
I. Toxicological emergencies
J. Behavioral emergencies
K. Gynecological emergencies
L. Obstetrical emergencies including normal and abnormal childbirth

Topics and Scope
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I. Respiratory Emergencies
    A. Anatomy/physiology/pathophysiology
    B. Chronic obstructive diseases
    C. Asthma
    D. Assessment and management
II. Cardiovascular Emergencies
    A. Anatomy/physiology/pathophysiology
    B. Electrophysiology
    C. Electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring and interpretation
    D. Assessment and management
    E. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
III. Neurological Emergencies
    A. Anatomy/physiology/pathophysiology
    B. Altered mental status
    C. Cerebral Vascular Accidents (CVA)
    D. Seizures
    E. Neuro muscular diseases
    F. Assessment and management
IV. Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis
    A. Anatomy/physiology/pathophysiology
    B. Allergic Reactions
    C Anaphylaxis
    D. Assessment and management
V. Endocrine Emergencies
    A. Anatomy/physiology/pathophysiology
    B. Diabetes Mellitus
    C. Primary and secondary endocrine disease
    D. Assessment and management
VI. Communicable Diseases
    A. Anatomy/physiology/pathophysiology
    B. Modes of transmission and prevention
    C. Recognition and management of specific diseases
    D. Public health concerns
VII. Gastrointestinal Emergencies
    A. Anatomy/physiology/pathophysiology
    B. Upper and lower gastrointestinal diseases
    C. Assessment and management
VIII. Renal and Urological Emergencies
    A. Anatomy/physiology/pathophysiology
    B. Renal diseases
         1. End stage renal disease - dialysis
         2. Renal calculi
         3. Renal infection
    C. Urological conditions
         1. Testicular torsion
         2. Urinary tract infection
         3. Urinary retention
    D. Assessment and Management
IX. Toxicological Emergencies
    A. Anatomy/physiology/pathophysiology
    B. Alcoholism
    C. Poisoning
    D. Overdose
    E. Assessment and management
XI. Behavioral Emergencies
    A. Anatomy/physiology/pathophysiology
    B. Suicide
    C. Behavioral conditions - excited delirium
    D. Psychiatric conditions
         1. Depression
         2. Bipolar disorder
         3. Schizophrenia
         4. Anxiety
    E. Restraints
         1. Physical
         2. Pharmacological
    F. Assessment and management
XII. Gynecological Emergencies
    A. Anatomy/physiology/pathophysiology
    B. Pelvic inflammatory disease
    C. Sexually transmitted diseases
    D. Assault
    E. Trauma
    F. Assessment and management
XIII. Obstetrical Emergencies
    A. Anatomy/physiology/pathophysiology
    B. Normal labor and delivery
    C. Ectopic pregnancy
    D. Obstetric emergencies
    E. Assessment and management
 
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 medical treatment protocols
 
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Demonstration of 2-5 medical skills
2. Quizzes (20)
3. Comprehensive written exams (2)
4. Comprehensive practical exams (2)
5. Medical scenarios (5 - 10)
6. ACLS written and practical exam
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)
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
FISDAP Tracking and Testing Software
Basic Arrythmias. 8th ed. Walraven, Gail. Pearson 2016
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider Manual (2015 Guidelines). American Heart
Association
Understanding 12 Lead EKGs. 3rd ed. Beasley, Brenda and West, Michael. Pearson. 2013
(classic)
Emergency Medical Patients: Assessment, Care and Transport. Dalton, Twink and Limmer, Daniel and Mistovich, Joseph. Pearson. 2011 (classic)

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