Feb 22, 2024
EMS 1026 - EMS Interventions II Credits: 2
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab 6
Course Description: This advanced practicum provides the EMT with opportunities in entry-level and advanced care with a fire department or ambulance provider. Under paramedic instructor and/or paramedic preceptor guidance, the student will synthesize and apply theories and skills learned throughout the class, 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 1025, with a grade of C or higher will meet the 50-run requirement for entrance into the Century College Paramedic Program. This course requires Minnesota Human Services and National background studies with no restrictions; current State EMT certification; current AHA BLS Provider certification; required immunizations; and current healthcare insurance.
This course requires students to be concurrently enrolled in EMS 1025.
Recommendation: Basic word processing skills.
- Affective Uniform policy HIPAA compliance OSHA compliance Punctuality Comply with clinical guidelines
- Decision making Evaluation Modification Reassessment
- Patient Assessment & Management Anatomy and physiology Pathophysiology Epidemiology Health screening Standing operating procedures Assess patients of all ages Manage patient care - both medical and trauma Participate in care of patient Participate under supervision of preceptor and/or faculty
- Practicum Orientation Daily log of practicum experiences Review of practicum goals and objectives Required evaluations and checklists Student evaluation of the practicum
- Professionalism Integrity Empathy Self-motivation Appearance/personal hygiene Self-confidence Communication Time-management Teamwork/diplomacy Respect Patient advocacy Careful delivery of service
- Psychomotor skills Airway and breathing Basic life support skills Advanced life support skills Medical and trauma assessments Pharmacologic interventions Medical/Cardiac care Trauma care
- Record keeping Data collection
- Skills Development Perform basic life support skills IV setup Manage ABC¿s Apply EKG leads Interpret rhythms Prepare medication for preceptor administration Follow universal precautions Perform at level of entry level EMT Therapeutic communication Scene leadership Scene safety
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- demonstrate exemplary professional behavior.
- intervene to improve patient outcome.
- perform a comprehensive history and physical examination to identify factors affecting the health and health needs of the medical or trauma patient.
- report and document assessment findings and interventions.
- effectively communicate in a manner that is culturally sensitive and intended to improve the patient outcome.
- relate assessment findings to underlying pathological and physiological changes in the patient¿s condition.
- integrate and synthesize the multiple determinants of health and clinical care.
- perform basic interventions as part of a treatment plan intended to mitigate the emergency, provide symptom relief, and improve the overall health of the patient.
- demonstrate universal precautions.
- maintain patient/paramedic and other healthcare relationships in the EMS system.
- participate in radio communications.
- participate in transfer of patient care.
- perform IV administration set up skills.
- perform basic life support psychomotor skills.
- perform cardiac monitoring skills.
Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)
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