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Effective: Summer 2017

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: EMTP 60A and 60B.
Corequisites: Corequisites: EMTP 61B and 63A.
Advisory: Advisory: Not open to students with credit in EMTP 100B.
Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU
9 hours lecture. (108 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Student will identify various thoracic and abdominal trauma situations and learn appropriate treatments. Students will be able to summarize the information learned during lecture and utilize differentiate skills to determine appropriate treatment during case based scenarios.
  • Student will learn how trauma affects the body systems and how to treat appropriately.
Description -
Continuation of EMTP 60A, the second of three modularized lecture series. Discusses airway anatomy and management, EKG, 12 leads and discuss various respiratory emergencies. In addition students will learn and discuss neurological disorders, cardiovascular emergencies, musculoskeletal injuries and treatment, and GI, and GU anatomy and disorders. Intended for students in the Paramedic Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the airway anatomy and use of various airway adjuncts.
  2. Perform a competent patient assessment on a medical and trauma patient with an understanding of various system functions.
  3. Students will learn and exhibit an understanding of various medical conditions that affect the patient.
  4. Students will demonstrate and understanding of the cardiovascular system, including EKG, and exhibit knowledge of various cardiac disorder.
  5. Demonstrate a knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the neurological system and have an understanding various neurological disorder.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the Endocrine system and a variety of disorders associated with this system.
  7. Exhibit a knowledge of the GI/GU system. Have an understanding of the various disorders associated with the GI/GU system.
  8. Exhibit a knowledge of the renal system. Have an understanding of the various disorders associated with the renal urogenital system.
  9. Students will learn about musculoskeletal system and discuss the various splinting devices to stabilize fractures of various anatomical structures.
  10. Demonstrate an understanding of the various skin disorders and cancers.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
  1. Smart classroom, with audio visual equipment.
  2. Students will be required to bring their PPE.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Airway management and ventilation
    1. anatomy and physiology
    2. Oxygen therapy
    3. Advanced airways
    4. Pulse oximetry
    5. end-tidal CO2
  2. Patient assessment
    1. Therapeutic communication
    2. History taking
    3. medical and trauma assessment
    4. Communications and documentation
  3. Medical conditions
    1. head, ear, eye, nose, and throat disorders
    2. pulmonology
  4. Cardiovascular disorder
    1. anatomy of the heart
    2. ECG
    3. dysrhythmias
    4. pacemakers
    5. cardiogenic shock
  5. Nervous system disorder
    1. neurological assessments
    2. neurological disorders
    3. seizures
    4. stroke vs. TIA
  6. Endocrine Emergencies and Nutritional disorders
    1. anatomy and physiology
    2. malnutrition
    3. immune system disorder
  7. Gastrointestinal intestinal disorders
    1. pancreatic disorder
    2. hepatic disorders
  8. Renal and urogenital disorders
    1. anatomy and functions of the urinary system
    2. kidney disease
  9. Musculoskeletal disorders
    1. anatomy and physiology
    2. Various splinting technique
  10. Cutaneous disorders
    1. cancers of the skin
    2. psoriasis
    3. viral skin infections
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Written tests: multiple choice, matching, essays, fill-in-the-blank, short answer.
  2. Assignments: workbooks that accompany texts- matching, multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, identify, ambulance calls, true/false, short answer, word find, place photos in order, fill-in-the-table, problem solving, labeling diagram.
  3. National-style paramedic affective evaluation: observe student behavior, document, and counsel student.
Representative Text(s) -
Aehlert, Barbara. Paramedic Practice Today: Above and Beyond (2-Volume Set Revised Reprint). Elsevier/Mosby, May 2011.
American Heart Association. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider Manual. (90-1012). Channing Bete, 2010.
American Heart Association. BLS for the Healthcare Provider. (90-1000), Channing and Bete, 2010.
Sanders, Tina and Scanlon, Valerie C., Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology 6th ed., Text and Workbook. F.A. Davis Company, 2010.
Foothill College Paramedic Program. Student Policy Handbook, 2013 - 2014.
Geiter Jr., Henry B., EZ ECG Rhythm Interpretation, 2003.

Disciplines -
Emergency Medical Technologies
Method of Instruction -
Lecture, class discussion, case study scenarios.
Lab Content -
Not applicable.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Read 1-6 chapters per week throughout the quarter on paramedic: anatomy & physiology, cardiology, electrocardiogram, electrophysiology, etc. Weekly reading assignments 60-100 pages.
  2. Writing Assignments: Weekly essays are assigned relative to different patient medical and traumatic situations.
  3. Workbook/writing assignments are given each week, i.e. matching, multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank.