MCC's Paramedic Program follows the DOT Paramedic Curriculum. In addition to this, the Medical Director has approved the following topics, key words, and skills to be covered in detail. The following list is an addition to the DOT Paramedic Curriculum and is considered mandatory knowledge and skills for the program.
PROCEDURES: OPA, NPA, EOA, EGTA, PTL LMA Airways, Combitube airway, External Cardiac Pacing, Intraosseous infusion, External Jugular Vein cannulation, Needle and Open Cricothyrodectomy, Nu-trake, Melkel Seldinger Technique, Thoracic Decompression (Thoracentesis), Digital and lighted stylet endotracheal intubation, BG Chemstrip, Pulse Oxymetry, Performing a 12 Lead EKG, End Tidal CO2 Detector, Tube Check device, Automatic External Defibrillator, ET administration of Medications, Operation of a Lifepak 10, 11, & 12 Operation of a Hewlett Packard CodeMaster 100, Operation of a semi-automatic defibrillator, Relocating a nontraumatic jaw and shoulder dislocation, Opening a wired jaw, Vacutainer Blood Drawing, Heplock IV's, Autovent 2000, Operation of IV and Med Controlers, Taking a Dying declaration, Baptizing the newborn, Procedures for ICD patients, Pacemaker Magnet application, wound care, evulsed tooth replacement, evulsed tooth care, techniques for complicated deliveries, fracture management, Emergency cannulation of A/V Fistulas, Hickman, PIC, and Portacath devices.
PSYCH: Psychosis, Neurosis, Depression, Mania, Schizophrenia, Anger, Withdrawal, Homicidal, Suicidal, MHA, Police Assisted Suicide, Major Depression, Dysthymic Disorder, Bipolar Affective Disorder, Anxiety State, Compulsive Personality Disorder, Internal and External Stimuli, Restraints, methods of takedown, Monologue, Dialogue, Appropriate EMS management of each pathology.