Course Descriptions

EMS 252 - Paramedic Clinical and Field Experience II

3 Credits

This course is the second in a series intended to 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.

Accomplishment of 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.

Prerequisite: EMS 201 and EMS 251; Co-requisite: EMS 202

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify and describe a broad range of medical or traumatic emergencies which present to the emergency department.
2. Perform a thorough interview and assessments with diverse medical or trauma complaints in the emergency department.
3. Articulate a complete treatment plan for patients in the emergency department or cardiac specialty care areas of a hospital.
4. Perform patient care as appropriate for a paramedic (under the supervision of a nurse/physician) for patients in the emergency department or cardiac specialty care areas of a hospital.
5. Participate in patient care in the emergency department or cardiac specialty care areas of a hospital.
6. Describe how treatments rendered for patient care in the emergency department or cardiac specialty care areas of a hospital relate to the care provided by paramedics.
7. Describe clinical interactions, including a presumptive diagnosis with treatments performed, in an appropriate format.

Course Offered Intersession

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Fall Semester 2020
Summer Session 2020