SRJC Course Outlines

7/23/2024 8:51:41 PMEMC 161L Course Outline as of Fall 2024

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  EMC 161LTitle:  PARAMEDIC LABORATORY I  
Full Title:  Paramedic Laboratory I
Last Reviewed:10/9/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled7.0012 min.Lab Scheduled122.50
 Contact DHR2.00 Contact DHR35.00
 Contact Total10.00 Contact Total175.00
 
 Non-contact DHR1.00 Non-contact DHR Total17.50

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 227.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Students will acquire the skills of the psychomotor component of the current Department of Transportation National Emergency Services Education Standards (NEMSES) and California Code of Regulations, Title 22. Includes psychomotor skills associated with preparatory, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, airway management, patient assessment, and trauma patient management. Upon successful completion of the course students will receive Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) certification.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of EMC 109 and EMC 114; AND Course Completion of either ANAT 1 or ANAT 40 or ANAT 58; Concurrent Enrollment in EMC 161


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
Enrollment in Paramedic Academy

Schedule of Classes Information
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Students will acquire the skills of the psychomotor component of the current Department of Transportation National Emergency Services Education Standards (NEMSES) and California Code of Regulations, Title 22. Includes psychomotor skills associated with preparatory, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, airway management, patient assessment, and trauma patient management. Upon successful completion of the course students will receive Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) certification.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of EMC 109 and EMC 114; AND Course Completion of either ANAT 1 or ANAT 40 or ANAT 58; Concurrent Enrollment in EMC 161
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:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Demonstrate ability to manage an adult airway.
2. Identify and demonstrate components of an adult patient assessment.
3. Describe and demonstrate techniques to administer medications as outlined in California Title 22, paramedic scope of practice and National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician.
4. Complete the Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) certification.
5. Implement a comprehensive treatment and disposition plan for an acutely injured patient.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Perform a comprehensive history and physical examination to identify factors affecting the health and health needs of a patient.
2. Formulate a field impression based on an analysis of comprehensive assessment findings, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and epidemiology.
3. Relate assessment findings to underlying pathological and physiological changes in the patient's condition.
4. Integrate and synthesize the multiple determinants of health and clinical care.
5. Perform psychomotor skills within the National EMS Scope of Practice Model and state scope of practice including: airway and breathing, patient assessment, pharmalogical interventions, and trauma patient management.
6. Communicate in a manner that is culturally sensitive and intended to improve the patient outcome.

Topics and Scope
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I. Airway and Breathing
     A. Basic Life Support (BLS) airway and oxygen administration
    B. Esophageal-tracheal multi-lumen airways
    C. Biphasic Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP)/Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
    D. Needle chest decompression
    E. Percutaneous cricothyroidotomy
    F. End Tidal Carbon dioxide (ETCO2) measurement/Capnography
    G. Naso/orogastric tube management
    H. Chest tube monitoring
     I. ETCO2 monitoring
    J. Naso/orogastric tube insertion
    K. Oral and nasal endotracheal intubation
     L. Airway obstruction removal by direct laryngoscopy
    M. Pulse oximetry devices
    N. Difficult airway techniques
    O. Positive end expiratory pressure
II. Patient Assessment
     A. Scene management
    B. Leadership
    C. History
    D. Physical examination
     E. Field Impression
    F. Health screening and referrals
    G. Use of mechanical monitors
    H. Blood chemistry analysis
III. Communication
    A. Therapeutic communications
    B. Sensitivity to culture and diversity
    C. Documentation
    D. EMS system communications
IV. Pharmacologic Interventions
     A. Intravenous (IV) and Intraosseous insertion
    B. Enteral and parenteral administration of medications
     C. Administration techniques of medications
     D. Access indwelling catheters and implanted central IV ports
     E. Maintain infusion of blood or blood products
     F. Blood sampling
     G. Thrombolytic therapies
     H. Administer physician approved medications
V. Trauma Patient Care
     A. Rapid extrication techniques
    B. Trauma assessment
     C. Spinal motion restriction
     D. Splinting and bandaging
    E. Morgan lens
    F. Hemorrhage control
    G. Management of shock
VI. Simulated Patient Encounters - Trauma Patients
 
All topics are covered in the lecture and lab portions of the course.

Assignments:
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Lecture- and Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Paramedic skills, such as:
    A. Airway
    B. Medication administration
    C. Patient assessment
2. Individual projects, group projects, and scenarios, such as:
    A. Patient Simulation
    B. Equipment management
3. Patient care reports
4. Quizzes
5. Substantive psychomotor examinations
6. Title 22 state mandated attendance

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
10 - 20%
Individual projects, group projects, and scenarios
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 65%
Paramedic skills; psychomotor examinations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 10%
Quizzes
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
15 - 25%
Title 22 state mandated attendance; participation; affective behavior


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Emergency Care in the Streets. 9th ed. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Jones & Bartlett Learning. 2022.
FISDAP Tracking and Testing Software

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