SRJC Course Outlines

2/27/2021 12:56:13 AMEMC 134 Course Outline as of Fall 2018

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  EMC 134Title:  PARAMED FIELD  
Full Title:  Paramedic Field Practicum
Last Reviewed:2/12/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum10.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum10.00Lab Scheduled012 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR30.00 Contact DHR525.00
 Contact Total30.00 Contact Total525.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 525.00 

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 132

Catalog Description:
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Synthesis and application of knowledge and skills acquired in paramedic clinical (EMC131A, 131B).  Student will work on an approved advanced life support ambulance. This is the final course in a series designed to give students the field experience required for licensure as a paramedic in California. This course meets standards mandated by the California Health and Safety Code, Title 22 and the National Emergency Services Education Standards (NEMSES) published by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT).

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of EMC 131B and EMC 133D


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
Enrollment in Paramedic Academy

Schedule of Classes Information
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Synthesis and application of knowledge and skills acquired in paramedic clinical (EMC131A, 131B).  Student will work on an approved advanced life support ambulance. This is the final course in a series designed to give students the field experience required for licensure as a paramedic in California. This course meets standards mandated by the California Health and Safety Code, Title 22 and the National Emergency Services Education Standards (NEMSES) published by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT).
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of EMC 131B and EMC 133D
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.  Apply the knowledge required to care for an ill or injured person in the pre-hospital setting.
2.  Demonstrate clinical decision making skills required to formulate a treatment plan for a
    patient of any age.
3.  Demonstrate proficiency in all psychomotor skills outlined in the California state regulations,
    Health and Safety Code, Title 22 and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician.
4.  Demonstrate personal behaviors consistent with professional and employer expectations while
    caring for an ill or injured person.
5.  Demonstrate ability to function as a competent, safe beginning paramedic.
 

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At the completion of this course the student will:
1.   Demonstrate verbal and written communication skills with patients, families, and members
    of health care team
2.   Demonstrate ability to independently  perform a thorough patient assessment on an adult or
     pediatric patient with a medical complaint or traumatic injury
3.   Integrate clinical findings to determine a treatment plan for the adult or pediatric patient with
     a medical complaint or traumatic injury in the pre-hospital setting
4.   Demonstrate affective behaviors expected of a professional paramedic
5.   Demonstrate ability to deliver the full continuum of care to a patient in the pre-hospital
     setting
6.   Demonstrate ability to function as team leader at the scene of a pre-hospital emergency
7.   Demonstrate all methods of delivering oxygen therapy
8.   Demonstrate the ability to establish venous access
9.   Calculate drug doses and drip rates
10. Demonstrate proper technique in giving an intravenous, intraosseous,  intramuscular,
     subcutaneous, and oral medication
11. Demonstrate basic and advanced airway management techniques
12. Demonstrate skills necessary to splint/immobilize all types of soft tissue and musculoskeletal
     injuries
13. Demonstrate assessment and management of a patient with a traumatic injury in the
     pre-hospital setting
14. Recognize normal and abnormal cardiac rhythms
15. Administer appropriate medication to treat abnormal cardiac rhythms
16. Demonstrate assessment and management of a patient with a cardiovascular emergency in
     the pre-hospital setting
17. Demonstrate assessment and management of a patient with a respiratory emergency in the
     pre-hospital setting
18. Demonstrate assessment and management of a patient with an identified medical emergency
     of the endocrine, nervous, gastrointestinal, genitourinary (GI/GU) and reproductive systems
     in the pre-hospital setting
19. Demonstrate assessment and management of a patient under the influence of alcohol or
     other chemical substance in the pre-hospital setting
20. Demonstrate proper technique of handling infectious disease issues in the pre-hospital setting
21. Assist in a normal labor and delivery in the pre-hospital setting
22. Assess and manage complications of an obstetrical patient in the pre-hospital setting
23. Demonstrate assessment and treatment of a neonate in the pre-hospital setting
24. Demonstrate management of a patient exhibiting a behavioral emergency in the pre-hospital
     setting

Topics and Scope
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I.  Leadership
    A. Delegation
    B. Scene control
    C. Team leader
    D. Communication
    E. Professionalism
II. Assessment and Management
    A. Patient assessment
    B. Airway management and oxygen therapy
    C. Intravenous cannulation
    D. Medication administration
III. Medical Emergencies
    A. Cardiology
    B. Respiratory
    C. Endocrine
    D. Neurology
    E. Gastrointestinal/gastrourological
    F. Reproductive
         1. Normal Labor and Delivery
         2. Complications of Delivery

Assignments:
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1. Work 12-56 hr/week (preceptor schedule)
2. Minimum of 40 Advanced Life Support patient contacts
3. Meet minimum number of patient contacts, pathology, and chief complaints as set by
    Committee on Accreditation of Emergency Medical Services Professionals
4. Affective and performance evaluations
5. Track patient assessments and skills (documentation)
6. Complete minimum of 40 patient care reports
7. Attendance as mandated by Title 22

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%
Patient care reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
40 - 50%
Team leader on advanced life support ambulance
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 50%
Title 22 scope of practice mandated skills
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Affective behaviors, attendance, documentation


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

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