Sep 18, 2020  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EMSP 1220 - Advanced Intravenous Cannulation and Intervention

Credits: 1
Hours/Week: Lecture 0.5 Lab 1
Course Description: This course introduces the applications and principles of intravenous cannulation commonly used by paramedics. Emphasis is placed on intravenous therapy and intervention. Students will practice IV/IO access, blood draws, and medication administration skills. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements.  This course requires Minnesota Human Services and National background studies with no restrictions; current AHA BLS Provider certification; current state EMT certification; current healthcare insurance; required immunizations.
MnTC Goals
None

Prerequisite(s): EMSP 1210  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Basic word processing skills.

Major Content
  1. Principles of Intravenous Access
    1. Cannulation
    2. Infusion
    3. Blood draws
    4. Solutions
    5. Setups
    6. Asepsis
    7. Intraosseous
    8. Needles

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

  1. calculate drug dosages.
  2. describe indications, equipment needed, technique used, precautions, and general principles for peripheral venous cannulation.
  3. discuss legal aspects of medication administration.
  4. discuss medical asepsis.
  5. perform routes of medication administration.
  6. describe indications, equipment needed, technique used, precautions, and general principles for intraosseous needle placement and infusion.
  7. describe indications, equipment needed, technique used, precautions, and general principles for obtaining a blood sample.
  8. utilize universal precautions and body substance isolation.
  9. demonstrate techniques for obtaining blood samples.
  10. demonstrate intravenous access.

Competency 1 (1-6)
None
Competency 2 (7-10)
None


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