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EMS 201 - Introduction to Paramedicine

9 Credits

The Paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. This class is the first in a series intended to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. The course will cover anatomy/physiology, advanced airway management, and pharmacology/medication administration. In addition, the course includes a comprehensive presentation of cardiac and respiratory management.

Prerequisite: EMT Certification for one full year, per NYS Dept. of Health requirements; Corequisite: EMS 251

New SUNY General Education: SUNY - Critical Thinking and Reasoning Competency

MCC General Education: MCC-HW - Health and Wellness (MHW), MCC-VE - Values and Ethics (MVE)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Develop a patient diagnosis in the prehospital environment by obtaining patient history, performing a physical exam, and performing appropriate diagnostic tests within the scope of practice of a paramedic.
2. Apply a systematic problem-solving approach to the development of a patient care plan to include problem identification, information acquisition, information analysis, prehospital diagnosis, selection of treatments, and evaluation.
3. Consider the medical, legal, or ethical aspects in making decisions in the prehospital environment.
4. Formulate a prehospital patient care plan based on the patient’s clinical presentation.
5. Implement a prehospital patient care plan based on the patient’s clinical situation.
6. Apply medical terminology to precisely describe patient conditions and treatments in the prehospital care environment.
7. Select appropriate infectious disease control measures based on the potential risks present.
8. Communicate effectively with patients and others involved with the patient’s care to include obtaining patient history, informing patient of potential actions to be taken, and to obtain informed consent to treat.
9. Describe the anatomy of the human body's systems.
10. Summarize the functions of the human body's systems.
11. Implement personal safety practices to include prevention of work-related injuries, personal wellness awareness, reduce health related risks, and violence in the workplace.

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Fall Semester 2024
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