EMS 251 - Paramedic Clinical and Field Experience I
This course will prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains in a supervised clinical setting. Rotations in this course include the emergency department, specialty hospital units, and prehospital shifts. Under the supervision of the clinical coordinator and preceptors, students must demonstrate patient care competence and proficiency of skills.
Accomplishing each competency will be demonstrated with a required minimum number of patient/skill contacts for each required patient and conditions listed in the curriculum. Competencies are updated according to the NHTSA and National EMS Education Standards.
Co-requisite: EMS 201
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify and describe common medical emergencies frequently encountered by paramedics in the prehospital environment.
2. Perform a basic interview and assessment of patients with diverse medical or trauma complaints in the prehospital environment.
3. Articulate a fundamental treatment plan for a patient in the prehospital environment.
4. Perform patient care as appropriate for a paramedic in the prehospital environment (under the supervision of a preceptor).
5. Describe clinical interactions, including a presumptive diagnosis or field impression with treatments performed, in an appropriate format.
Course Offered Fall