Jan 27, 2022
EMS 1025 - EMS Interventions I Credits: 5
Hours/Week: Lecture 4.5Lab 1.5
Course Description: This course enhances the current EMT’s basic life support (BLS) skills and prepares the student to assist in advanced procedures and assessment techniques. Under paramedic instructor guidance, the student will synthesize and apply theories and skills learned throughout the class in order to assist a paramedic. Emphasis will be placed upon team leading, critical thinking, prioritization, assessment, therapeutic communication, and life-saving interventions. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements. Successful completion of this class, along with EMS 1026 , with a grade of C or higher will meet the 50-run requirement for entrance into the Century College Paramedic Program.
Prerequisite(s): Current state EMT certification; current American Heart Association (AHA) BLS for the Healthcare Provider certification.
Recommendation: Basic word processing skills.
- Affective Classroom attire HIPAA compliance OSHA compliance Punctuality
- Patient Assessment & Management Anatomy and physiology Pathophysiology Epidemiology Health screening Standing operating procedures / guidelines Assess patients of all ages Manage patient care - both medical and trauma
- Professionalism Integrity Empathy Self-motivation Appearance/personal hygiene Self-confidence Communication Time-management Teamwork/diplomacy Respect Patient advocacy Careful delivery of service
- Psychomotor Skills Basic life support skills Intravenous (IV) setup Basic and advanced assessment Oxygenation and ventilation Airway Management Invasive procedures set up (i.e. chest decompression, Intravenous (IV) infusion, Intraosseous (IO) infusion, blood glucose, surgical airway) Limb and chest lead placement Cardiac rhythms Medications Standard precautions Documentation Therapeutic communication Scene leadership Scene safety
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- demonstrate BLS skills and procedures.
- identify common medical terms.
- write a patient care report (PCR).
- navigate to a given location.
- demonstrate airway management and procedures.
- demonstrate use of Standard Precautions.
- describe pathophysiology of illness or injury.
- discuss response to hazardous materials incident.
- effectively communicate in a manner that is culturally sensitive and intended to improve the patient outcome.
- explain medication doses, routes, and administration.
- identify and interpret EKG (Electrocardiogram) rhythms.
- perform lifting techniques.
- place chest and limb lead electrodes.
- select hospital according to patient condition.
- set up advanced life support invasive equipment through scenario-based assessments.
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