Paramedic Lab 1
- Course Number:
- EMS 220
- Transcript Title:
- Paramedic Lab 1
- Aug 10, 2022
- Aug 10, 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:
Practices the skills and behaviors learned in EMS 210 required of a paramedic in medication administration, trauma and medical patient assessment and management, and ECG interpretation. Provides training in the skills lab setting using simulated patients. This is the first course a three-course lab series. Prerequisites: EMS 100, EMS 105, EMS 106, EMS 115, EMS 116. Corequisite: EMS 210. Audit available.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Administer medication within the Paramedic Scope of Practice on simulated patients.
- Assess and manage simulated trauma patients with hemorrhage, soft tissue, facial, or burn complaints.
- Demonstrate assessment and management competency in simulated medical patients with airway, respiratory, cardiac, EENT, and abdominal/gastrointestinal complaints.
- Interpret ECG readings and determine treatment options for simulated patients in skills lab.
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: Administer medication within the Paramedic Scope of Practice on simulated patients.
- Oral and Mucosal
- Intramuscular (IM) and Subcutaneous (SQ)
- Intravenous (IV) and Interosseous (IO)
- Endotracheal (ET)
- Safety precautions when administering/disposing of drugs
- Assessing for allergies
- Utilizing personal protective equipment
- Disposing of unused drugs
- Disposing of administration equipment
- Correctly calculate medication dosages by weight and volume
Outcome #2: Assess and manage simulated trauma patients with hemorrhage, soft tissue, facial, or burn complaints.
- Hemorrhage control
- Care and bandaging of soft tissue injuries
- Care and management of facial injuries
- Care and management of burns
Outcome #3: Demonstrate assessment and management competency in simulated medical patients with airway, respiratory, cardiac, EENT, and abdominal/gastrointestinal complaints.
- Airway management for patients of all ages
- Respiratory patient
- Cardiac patient
- Neurological patient
- EENT patient
- Abdominal or gastrointestinal patient
Outcome #4: Interpret ECG readings and determine treatment options for simulated patients in skills lab.
- Originating in the SA node
- Originating in the atria
- Originating in the AV node
- Originating in the ventricles
- Originating artificially
Suggested Texts and Materials
Emergency: Care in the Streets, Nancy Caroline, ISBN-10: 128-410-4885
Course required by current EMS national education standards and is a CoAMPS accreditation requirement.