Paramedic Part 2
- Course Number:
- EMS 211
- Transcript Title:
- Paramedic Part 2
- Aug 10, 2022
- Aug 17, 2022
- Total Credits:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture / Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
- Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement:
- Satisfies General Education requirement:
- Grading Options
- A-F, Audit
- Default Grading Options
- Repeats available for credit:
Covers intermediate knowledge, skills and behaviors required of a paramedic in medical emergencies trauma emergencies, and pharmacology. This is the second course in a three-course series. Prerequisites: EMS 210, EMS 220. Corequisites: EMS 221, EMS 231. Audit available.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Calculate andadminister the correct dosage of medication to a simulated patient.
- Demonstrate knowledge of physiology targeted by antihypertensive and endocrine drugs.
- Demonstrate knowledge of drugs commonly prescribed in frequently occurring medical conditions.
- Apply and interpret 12-lead ECG.
- Formulate a field impression and prepare a comprehensive treatment plan based on assessment findings for the patient with any of the following complaints: gynecological, genitourinary or renal, endocrine, hematologic, immunologic, psychiatric, toxicology, and/or infectious disease, head/spine trauma, chest trauma, abdominal trauma, orthopedic trauma or experiencing environmental emergencies.
Suggested Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Cognitive and psychomotor domains are measured for competency by a combination of written exams and skill demonstration.
- The affective domain is measured for competency using published professional standards.
Course Activities and Design
The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.
Outcome #1: Calculate and administer the correct dosage of medication to a simulated patient.
- Calculate patient’s weight in metric units
- Correlation between mass of a drug with the volume of solution in which drug is suspended
- Correctly calculate prescribed dosage and administer it via the solution on hand
Outcome #2: Demonstrate knowledge of physiology targeted by antihypertensive and endocrine drugs.
- Renin-angiotensin system
- Blood pressure
- Antihypertensive medications
- Management of the patient who is:
- Medications to treat common endocrine disorders
Outcome #3:Demonstrate knowledge of drugs commonly prescribed in frequently occurring medical conditions.
- Actions of commonly prescribed drugs
- Managing the patient who has mis-used his/her prescription medication
- Predicting possible drug interactions when presented with the patient’s prescribed medication
Outcome #4:Apply and interpret 12-lead ECG.V1 through V6
- Determine the axis
- Bundle branch Block
- Fascicular Block (Hemiblock)
- Pulmonary embolism
- Electrolyte imbalances
- Brugada syndrome
- Long-QT syndrome
- Angina pectoris
- Acute myocardial infarction
- Cardiac tamponade
Outcome #5: Formulate a field impression and prepare a comprehensive treatment plan based on assessment findings for the patient with any of the following complaints: gynecological, genitourinary or renal, endocrine, hematologic, immunologic, psychiatric, toxicology, and/or infectious disease, head/spine trauma, chest trauma, abdominal trauma, orthopedic trauma or experiencing environmental emergencies.
- Ovarian disorders
- Uterine disorders
- Vaginal bleeding
- Sexual assault
- Sexual practices and vaginal foreign bodies
- Genitourinary or renal
- Acute kidney injury
- Chronic kidney disease
- End-stage renal failure
- Renal dialysis
- Male genital tract conditions
- Endocrine complaint.
- Metabolic derangements
- Disorders of the pancreas
- Adrenal insufficiency
- Adrenal emergencies
- Thyroid, parathyroid, and pituitary gland disorders
- Hematologic complaint.
- Sickle cell crisis
- Multiple myeloma
- Transfusion reactions
- Immunologic complaint.
- Anaphylactic reactions
- Autoimmune disorders and collagen vascular diseases
- Organ transplant disorders
- Psychiatric complaint.
- Use of force and restraint
- Acute psychosis
- Agitated delirium
- Suicidal ideation
- Patterns of violence, abuse, and neglect
- Specific psychiatric disorders
- Medications for psychiatric disorders and behavioral emergencies
- Toxicology complaint.
- Management of abuse of and overdose with specific substances
- Poisonous plants
- Food poisoning
- Infectious disease complaint.
- Droplet-transmitted diseases
- Airborne-transmitted diseases
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Fungal skin infections
- Parasitic insects
- Common bloodborne diseases
- Enteric diseases
- Vector-borne and zoonotic diseases
- Antibiotic-resistant organisms
- Newly recognized diseases
- Head/spine trauma or chest or abdominal trauma.
- Head, scalp, and skull injuries
- Brain injury and intracranial pressure
- Herniation and diffuse axonal injuries of brain
- Focal brain injuries
- Cerebral contusion and intracranial hemorrhage
- Spinal cord injury
- Chest trauma
- Chest all and clavicle injuries
- Pneumothorax and hemothorax
- Pulmonary contusion
- Myocardial and vascular injuries
- Diaphragmatic injuries
- Esophageal and tracheobronchial injuries
- Traumatic asphyxia
- Abdominal trauma
- Blunt trauma
- Impaled objects and penetrating trauma
- Injuries to the genitalia
- Orthopedic trauma
- Musculoskeletal injury and fractures
- Ligament and tendon injuries
- Volume deficit
- Pain control and splinting
- Nerve injury
- Compartment and crush syndrome
- Environmental emergencies
- Heat and cold emergencies
- Drowning and diving emergencies
- Altitude illness
- Lightning strike
Suggested Texts and Materials
Emergency: Care in the Streets, Nancy Caroline, ISBN-10: 128-410-4885
Required by current EMS national education standards and is a CoAMPS accreditation requirement.