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INTRO TO PARAMEDIC||
Introduction to Paramedic
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||.25||Lecture Scheduled||.25||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||4.38
|Minimum||.25||Lab Scheduled||.25||1 min.||Lab Scheduled||4.38
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||.50|| ||Contact Total||8.75
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 8.75||Total Student Learning Hours: 17.50||
Course is designed to prepare the student with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the Paramedic Academy.
Course Completion of ANAT 40 OR ANAT 58 and Course Eligibility of CSKLS 372 and ENGL 100 OR ENGL 102 OR ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
State regulation requires EMT-1 certification and CPR for Health Care Providers for entrance into Paramedic Program.
Schedule of Classes Information
Prerequisite course to prepare student to meet California mandated EMT knowledge and skills necessary for paramedic education.
Recommended:Course Completion of ANAT 40 OR ANAT 58 and Course Eligibility of CSKLS 372 and ENGL 100 OR ENGL 102 OR ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:State regulation requires EMT-1 certification and CPR for Health Care Providers for entrance into Paramedic Program.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Certificate Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Define the roles and responsibilities of the paramedic in the pre-hospital care setting.
2. Outline California licensing requirements for paramedics.
3. Demonstrate basic Emergency Medical Technician skills.
4. Identify the three major learning domains of paramedic education.
5. Define paramedic scope of practice.
6. Identify and list pharmacology requirements.
7. Identify cardiac arrhythmias and advanced treatment plans.
8. Apply basic math skills required for pharmacology.
9. Discuss effective communication and leadership skills utilized by paramedic.
Topics and Scope
1. Basic EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) principles and Skills
a. Airway management
b. Patient assessment
d. Cervical-spine immobilization
2. The pre-hospital roles and responsibilities of paramedic
a. Scene management
b. Communications and documentation
d. Stress management
3. California Title 22 - Paramedic Practice
a. Scope of practice
b. Approved pharmacological agents
c. License requirements
4. Review Basic Cardiology
a. Common dysrhythmias
b. Treatment protocols
5. Learning domains of paramedic education
6. Pharmacology math
a. Drug dosage
b. IV drip calculation
1. Identify 5 cardiac dysrhythmias
2. Demonstrate basic skills in airway management and patient assessment.
3. Multiple-choice exam demonstrating EMT(Emergency Medical Technician) and paramedic pre-requisite knowledge.
4. Discuss EMT assessment and treatment plan for 3 patient scenarios.
5. Communication and Leadership essay.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
0 - 5%
|This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
10 - 20%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
25 - 50%
|Psychomotor skills: airway and patient assessments||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
25 - 50%
|Multiple choice, esay||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
5 - 10%
|Read and interpret cardiac rhythm strips||
Instructor prepared materials.