EMS 239 - Paramedic Clinical and Field Experience I
This course provides the paramedic student with an opportunity to apply previously learned knowledge and skills in a supervised clinical setting. Rotations in this course include the emergency department, specialty hospital units, and prehospital experience. Students must demonstrate competence in certain skills during the course. Two hundred and twenty five experiential hours. Must be currently enrolled in the paramedic certification program.
Prerequisite: EMS 270 previously completed or taken concurrently
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify and describe common medical emergencies frequently encountered by paramedics.
2. Perform a basic interview and assessment of patients with diverse medical and trauma complaints.
3. Articulate a fundamental treatment plan and (under the supervision of a preceptor) perform patient care as appropriate for a paramedic.
4. Describe clinical interactions including a presumptive diagnosis and treatments performed in an appropriate format.
Course Offered Spring only