Course Descriptions

EMS 204 - Operational Delivery of Paramedic Care

6 Credits

This class is the final in a four course series intended to prepare competent, entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. In this course we continue with trauma and injury management concepts first introduced in EMS 203, and cover emergency medical operations topics including multiple patient incidents, terrorist attacks, and specialized environments such as air medical transport. This course concludes with the New York State Department of Health EMT-Paramedic certifying examination for those students who have completed all associated requirements.

Pre-requisites: EMS 203 and EMS 253; Co-requisite: EMS 254

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Model the responsibilities of a paramedic within an EMS system, to include the importance of personal wellness in EMS or of acting as a healthy role model for peers.
2. Develop a prehospital patient care plan for a patient with burn or environmental exposure injuries.
3. Implement a prehospital patient care plan for a patient with burn or environmental exposure injuries.
4. Evaluate the effectiveness of a prehospital patient care plan for a patient with burn or environmental exposure injuries.
5. Develop a patient field impression in the prehospital environment, which may include performing an effective history taking, a physical examination, or utilizing available diagnostic tests for a patient with burn or environmental exposure injuries.
6. Identify common burn or environmental exposure emergency conditions.
7. Demonstrate prehospital medical interventions using appropriate devices for patients with burn or environmental exposure injuries.
8. Select appropriate infectious disease control measures relating to health and safety.
9. Communicate effectively with patients, family, other emergency responders or medical personnel.
10. Describe standard practices for the management of multi-patient, terrorist, or disaster-level incidents.
11. Demonstrate personal safety and emergency care precautions to prevent work related injuries or violence in the workplace.
12. Perform a self-assessment to form the foundation of a personal wellness plan, which may include strengths and weaknesses for reducing risks related to personal health practices, disease processes, or injury risks.

Course Offered Summer

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Fall Semester 2020
Summer Session 2020