SRJC Course Outlines

5/5/2021 10:49:42 PMEMC 130B Course Outline as of Fall 2012

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  EMC 130BTitle:  PARAMEDIC II  
Full Title:  Paramedic II - Medical Emergencies
Last Reviewed:2/12/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum8.50Lecture Scheduled6.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled113.75
Minimum8.50Lab Scheduled6.006 min.Lab Scheduled105.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total12.50 Contact Total218.75
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  227.50Total Student Learning Hours: 446.25 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Second 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 pre-hospital 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:
Concurrent Enrollment in EMC 130A, EMC 130C, EMC 130D and EMC 131A (Students must successfully complete each prior course in the sequence to avoid having to repeat the entire sequence.)


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
Enrollment in Paramedic Academy

Schedule of Classes Information
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Second 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 pre-hospital 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:Concurrent Enrollment in EMC 130A, EMC 130C, EMC 130D and EMC 131A (Students must successfully complete each prior course in the sequence to avoid having to repeat the entire sequence.)
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

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for the emergent patient:
1.      In shock.
2.      With respiratory problems.
3.      With cardiovascular disease.
4.      With a neurological problem.
5.      With an endocrine problem.
6.      With an allergic or anaphylactic reaction.
7.      With a gastrointestinal or urological problem.
8.      With a toxic exposure.
9.      With behavioral emergencies.
10.      With a gynecological emergency.
11.      Experiencing normal or abnormal obstetrical labor and delivery.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Shock States
    a.  Anatomy/physiology/pathophysiology
    b. Hemorrhagic
    c. Cardiogenic
    d. Obstructive
    e.  Distributive
    f.  Anaphylaxis
     g. Assessment and management
II. Respiratory Emergencies
    a. Anatomy/physiology/pathophysiology
    b. Chronic obstructive diseases
    c. Asthma
    d. Assessment and management
III. Cardiovascular Emergencies
    a. Anatomy/physiology/pathophysiology
    b. Electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring and interpretation
    c. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
    d. Assessment and management
IV. 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
V. Endocrine Emergencies
    a. Anatomy/physiology/pathophysiology
    b. Diabetes Mellitus
    c. Primary and secondary disease
    d. Assessment and management
VI. Gastric Intestinal, Renal and Urological Emergencies
    a. Anatomy/physiology/pathophysiology
    b. Upper and lower gastrointestinal disease
    c. Renal failure
    d. Renal calculi
    e. Testicular torsion
    f. Urinary tract infection
    g. Assessment and management
VII.  Toxic Emergencies
     a. Anatomy/physiology/pathophysiology
    b. Alcoholism
    c. Poisoning
    d. Overdose
    e. Assessment and management
VIII. Behavioral Emergencies
    a. Anatomy/physiology/pathophysiology
    b. Suicide
    c. Depression
    d. Excited delirium
    e. Restraints
    f. Assessment and management
IX. Gynecological Emergencies
    a. Anatomy/physiology/pathophysiology
    b. Pelvic inflammatory disease
    c. Sexually transmitted diseases
    d. Assessment and management
X. Obstetrics
    a. Anatomy/physiology/pathophysiology
    b. Normal labor and delivery
    c. Ectopic pregnancy
    d. Obstetric emergencies
    e. Assessment and management

Assignments:
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1. Reading 50-80 pages per week
2. Memorize 15-20 treatment protocols
3. Memorization of 10-15 skills sheets, cardiac and respiratory
4. 10-15 quizzes
5. ACLS test
6. 10-15 group medical emergency scenarios
7. 5-10 Patient Care Reports
8. 2 -4 written examinations
9. 2 -4  skills performance examinations
10. Title 22 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%
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%
Group scenario, involving team leadership
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
Skill performance (including cardiac and respiratory management)
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Quizzes and exams: short answer, multiple choice
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
15 - 25%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials
Prehospital Emergency Pharmacology (6th). B. Bledsoe. Prentice Hall: 2005
Paramedic Care -5 (3rd). B. Bledsoe. Prentice Hall: 2009
ECG's Made Easy (4th). B. Aehlert. Mosby: 2010
Drug Reference for EMS Providers (3rd). Beck. R. Delmar: 2003 (classic)
ALS Version EMS Field Guide (19th). Infor Med
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider, American Heart Association: 2011

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