Sep 19, 2020  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EMSP 1280 - Integration and Transition to the Paramedic Role

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2 Lab 2
Course Description: This course is designed to synthesize and assess the paramedic students hospital and ambulance experiences, and advanced skills in preparation for National Registry practical and Computer-Based Test (CBT) testing.  Emphasis will also be placed on transition into and regulatory requirements for the EMS profession. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements.  This course requires a Minnesota Human Services and National background studies with no restrictions; current state EMT certification; required immunizations; current AHA BLS Provider certification; current healthcare insurance.
MnTC Goals
None

Prerequisite(s): EMSP 1270  , EMSP 1271  , EMSP 1272  , EMSP 1273  , EMSP 1274  , EMSP 1275  , EMSP 1276  , and EMSP 1277  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Basic word processing skills.

Major Content
  1. A. Career Planning
    1. Resume
    2. Cover letter
    3. Application for employment
    4. Mock interview techniques
  2. F. Life-long learning
  3. G. Current trends in healthcare
  4. H. Promoting healthy life styles
  5. I. Dynamics of healthcare
  6. J. Role of the Paramedic
  7. K. Ethics, values, legal issues and professional accountability/scope of practice
  8. L. National Registry readiness
    1. Standards
    2. Expectations
    3. Skills checklist
    4. Practical
  9. B. National Registry readiness
    1. CBT preparation
    2. Standards
    3. Expectations
  10. C. Intuitive thinking skills
  11. D. Critical thinking skills
  12. E. Collaboration with other healthcare disciplines

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

  1. A. apply course concepts to electronic preparation exams.
  2. B. complete predictive exams.
  3. C. complete National Registry preparation requirements.
  4. D. describe the responsibility for being a life-long learner in the EMS profession.
  5. E. synthesize principles of EMS leadership and management.
  6. F. apply critical thinking skills to identify priority healthcare needs for patients.
  7. G. synthesize assessments and paramedic interventions.
  8. H. develop a comprehensive résumé, cover letter, application for employment, and portfolio.
  9. I. articulate job interview techniques and criteria.
  10. J. identify practicum expectations.
  11. K. demonstrate mastery of didactic materials.
  12. L. demonstrate mastery of practical skills.
  13. M. attend assigned clinical and field internship practicums.

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


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