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EMSC 2910 - Community Assessment

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3Lab None
Course Description: This course is designed to guide the student through the community assessment process. Students will conduct a needs gap analysis in their home community, and create a resource map designed to meet those needs.
MnTC Goals
None

Prerequisite(s): Current State Paramedic certification with 2 years full time experience or equivalent.
Corequisite(s): EMSP 2900; EMSP 2920; EMSP 2930
Recommendation: Basic word processing skills. Basic internet based data entry. Online course navigation.

Major Content
  1. Social and environmental determinants
    1. Social ecology model
    2. Health status indicators
    3. Related social characteristics
    4. Organizational policies
    5. Regulations and laws on health behavior
  2. Care Plans and Cultural Factors
    1. Define cultures
    2. Casual factors in healthcare status
    3. Risks of stereotyping
    4. Cultural factors
  3. Role in Public Health
    1. Health promotion activities.
    2. Injury prevention
    3. Chronic disease management
    4. Risk mitigation strategies
    5. Financial impact upon system
  4. Scope of Paramedicine
    1. History and future
    2. Components of community paramedicine
    3. Health care team relationships
    4. Patient advocacy
    5. Regulations
    6. Reimbursement

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. evaluate other needs of the community.
  2. analyze elements of effective community agency relationships and strategically plan and identify medical supports that need to be provided in an effort to bridge the gap in health care services.
  3. formulate a community-based outreach strategy designed to incorporate the patient and Community Paramedic into the web of resources needed to address identified community health concerns.
  4. investigate the demographical and financial factors that affect community health and access to patient care resources.
  5. analyze elements of effective community agency relationships and strategically plan and identify medical supports that need to be provided in an effort to bridge the gap in health care services.
  6.  analyze hospital admission and discharge data to identify common causes of 30-day same diagnosis readmissions.
  7. construct a community resource map to address the community needs relative to mental, physical, social support systems and safety nets.
  8. construct a community resource map to address the community needs relative to mental, physical, social support systems, and safety nets.
  9. define outreach as it relates to the patient’s well-being.
  10. describe different types of safety nets.
  11. describe how to conduct outreach to a variety of programs for the purpose of engaging their services into the web of resources.
  12. design a tracking and follow up protocol for an individual client that includes communication and collaboration with other healthcare providers.
  13. develop a community needs assessment that incorporates demographic, medical, and patient care resources.
  14. develop a community needs assessment that incorporates demographic, medical, and patient care resources.
  15. discuss how mapping plays a role, as part of a community needs assessment.
  16. discuss physical transportation of a client to resource provider.
  17. discuss the HOME Team Interventional Technique.
  18. discuss the different types and levels of care available to address a client¿s health, mental health, substance abuse and social service needs.
  19. discuss the types of resources needed to apply negative consequences as a means of modifying unhealthy behavior.
  20. evaluate the effectiveness of the relationship with an agency.
  21. explain how to reconnect a client to the web of resources.
  22. formulate a community-based outreach strategy designed to incorporate the patient and Community Paramedic into the web of resources needed to address identified community health concerns.
  23. identify steps involved in individual outreach.
  24. outline basic safety principles associated with individual outreach
  25. structure a relationship with an agency that becomes part of the web of resources.
  26. to explain different forms of client referrals.
  27. to identify medical interventions aimed at bridging the gap between the field and other sources of care.
  28. translate a needs assessment into a community outreach strategy that includes resources that address needs identified in the community gap analysis.
  29. translate client/community need into a web of resources.
  30. use pathways to care for clients.
  31. use the web of resources to motivate clients to change.


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