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EMSP 1210 - Advanced Assessment, Communications and Documentation

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2Lab 2
Course Description: This course introduces advanced life support patient assessment concepts, skills, and prioritization. It also provides opportunities for developing critical thinking skills and applying life-saving interventions in the out-of-hospital environment. Emphasis is placed upon radio communication and documentation. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements.
MnTC Goals
None

Prerequisite(s): EMSP 1205  with a grade of C or higher; Minnesota Human Services background study with no restrictions; current AHA BLS for the Healthcare Provider certification; current State EMT certification; current healthcare insurance.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Basic word processing skills.

Major Content
  1. History Taking
    1. Component of the patient history
    2. Interviewing techniques in EMS
    3. Integration of therapeutic communication techniques based on findings and presentation
  2. Scene Size-up a. Scene management
    1. Environmental impact on patient care
    2. Hazards
    3. Violence
      • Scene stabilization
      • Security
      • Multiple patient situations
  3. History Taking
    1. Component of the patient history
    2. Interviewing techniques in EMS
    3. Integration of therapeutic communication techniques based on findings and presentation
  4. Patient Assessment
    1. General impression
    2. LOC
    3. ABCs
    4. Vital signs
    5. Life-threats
      • Body systems
      • Bariatrics
      • Anatomical regions
      • Patient care skills
      • Reassessment
  5. Clinical Decision Making
    1. Influencing factors
    2. Patient presentations
    3. Cornerstone of critical thinking
  6. EMS Communications Systems
    1. Methodology
    2. Components
    3. Regulation
    4. Dispatch
    5. Procedures
    6. Team dynamics
    7. Verbal qualities
  7. EMS System Communication
    1. Communication with healthcare professionals
    2. Team communication and dynamics
  8. Documentation
    1. Report writing
    2. General considerations
    3. Electronic documentation
    4. Document revision

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

  1. demonstrate a comprehensive patient examination.
  2. demonstrate the assessment of the head, neck, chest, abdomen, back, and extremities.
  3. demonstrate the importance of empathy when obtaining a health history.
  4. demonstrate the primary and secondary assessment for medical and trauma patients
  5. describe common hazards found at the emergency scene.
  6. describe the components of the ongoing assessment.
  7. describe the phases of communications in emergency care situations.
  8. describe the techniques of obtaining a patient history.
  9. describe the use of facilitation, reflection, clarification, empathetic responses, confrontation, and interpretation.
  10. differentiate between critical life threatening, potentially life threatening, and non life-threatening patient presentations.
  11. evaluate scene size-up.
  12. identify the components of a comprehensive history of an adult patient.
  13. apply the principles of medical documentation and report writing.
  14. demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively through electronic media.
  15. demonstrate advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques.


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