SRJC Course Outlines

5/5/2021 11:34:28 PMEMC 130C Course Outline as of Fall 2015

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  EMC 130CTitle:  PARAMEDIC III  
Full Title:  Paramedic III -Pediatric Emergencies
Last Reviewed:2/12/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled1.504 min.Lab Scheduled26.25
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

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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Third didactic course in a series leading to the completion of paramedic didactic training.  Emphasis is on assessment and treatment of the pediatric patient 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 130B, 130D and EMC131A (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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Third didactic course in a series leading to the completion of paramedic didactic training.  Emphasis is on assessment and treatment of the pediatric patient 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 130B, 130D and EMC131A (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:
1. Discuss anatomical, physiological and pathophysiological variations between the adult and pediatric patient.
2. Identify specific growth and development milestones of the various age groups of the pediatric population as they relate to illness or injury.
3.  Differentiate the pathophysiological principles and assessment  findings unique to the pediatric patient in order to formulate a field impression.
4. Implement a treatment plan for management of an ill or injured pediatric patient.
5. Discuss unique assessment and treatment for children with special needs.

Topics and Scope
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I. Anatomy and Physiology Unique to Pediatric Population
   a. Airway
    b. Vascular access
   c. Head and spine
II. Assessment of pediatric patient
   a. Growth and development stages
   b. Common response by parents
   c. Techniques unique to children
   d. Differential diagnoses
III. Pathophysiology and Patient Management
    a. Respiratory illnesses
   b. Cardiovascular illness/arrest
   c. Shock states
   d. Altered mental status
   e. Neurological emergencies
   f. Trauma
   g. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
IV. Children With Special Health Needs
   a. Child abuse and neglect
   b. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
   c. Technology assisted

Assignments:
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1.  Reading 50-80 pages per week
2.  Memorize 10-15 pediatric  treatment protocols
3. Memorization of 10-15 pediatric skills
4. 3-6 quizzes
5. 5-10 group pediatric scenarios
6. 5-10 Patient Care Reports
7. 1-3 written examination
8.  PALS test
9. 1-3 skills performance examination
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 team leadership demonstration
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
Skills - pediatric 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: 2008
Drug Reference for EMS Providers (3rd).  R. Beck. Delmar: 2003
Pediatric Advanced Life Support,  American Heart Association: 2011

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