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|Description - |
|The cognitive, psychomotor, and affective basis for EMT students wishing to become EMT paramedics. The paramedic: anatomy and physiology; patient assessment; respiratory ambulance 911 call simulations and case studies; nebulizer/BVM set-up; pleural decompression; digital intubation; foreign body airway obstruction; neurological ambulance 911 call simulations and case studies; 12 lead ECG interpretation; diabetic ambulance 911 call simulations and case studies; blood glucose analysis; medication administration; pharmacology; pediatric advanced life support ambulance 911 call simulations and case studies; non-traumatic abdominal ambulance 911 call simulations and case studies; bleeding control & shock management; pressure infusers; intubation with spinal immobilization; intravenous access; overdose and poisoning ambulance 911 call simulations and case studies. Intended for students in the Paramedic Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.|
|Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- Demonstrate proper hygiene techniques and the use of Personal Protective Equipment.
- Demonstrate the various techniques to establishing intravenous routes.
- Exhibit different basic and advanced airway management techniques.
- Demonstrate your understanding of different components of cardiac monitor devices.
- Demonstrate the different techniques of medication administration.
- Demonstrate through simulated scenarios how to manage scenes and patient care.
- Demonstrate the proper techniques for transferring patient care.
|Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
- Paramedic lab facilities
- Paramedic ambulance equipment: mannikin (that allows cricothyrotomy, pleural decompression, intubation, intraosseous infusion, intravenous access, intramuscular injection and subcutaneous injection); medication box with all paramedic medications; respiratory bag with airway management equipment; ECG monitor/defibrillator/pacer; suction; immobilization equipment.
- Ambulance simulator
- Base station simulator equipment
|Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Proper hygiene techniques.
- Hand washing techniques.
- Proper use of Personal Protective Equipment.
- N-95 mask.
- P-100 mask.
- Donning and doffing medical gloves.
- Establishing intravenous routes.
- IV techniques
- IO techniques
- Setting up, starting IV's
- Basic and advanced airway management techniques.
- NPA's, OPA's.
- Endotrachel intubation.
- Tracheotomy care.
- Multi lumen devices
- O2 therapy.
- Cardiac monitor devices.
- 4 lead.
- 12 lead.
- Pulse Ox
- Medication administration.
- Medication packaging.
- Routes of administration.
- Medication calculations
- Simulated scenarios how to manage scenes and patient care.
- Scene approach and control.
- General impression.
- History and physical
- Working diagnosis.
- Appropriate treatment.
- Transferring patient care.
- Radio report.
- Verbal report.
|Methods of Evaluation - |
- Laboratory psychomotor skill test
- National-style oral examinations of 911 call simulations
- National-style paramedic affective evaluation: observe student behavior, document, and counsel student.
- Written assignments including: prehospital patient care report forms.
|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), Publisher- Channing Bete, April 2010.
American Heart Association, BLS for the Healthcare Provider, (90-1000), Channing and Bete, April 2010.
Sanders, Tina and Scanlon, Valerie C., Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, 6th ed., Text and Workbook, 2010.
Foothill College Paramedic Program, Student Policy Handbook, 2010 - 2012.
Geiter Jr., Henry B., EZ ECG Rhythm Interpretation, November 2003.
|Disciplines - |
|Paramedic education. |
|Method of Instruction - |
|Methods of instruction may include, but are not limited to discussion, cooperative learning exercises, demonstration, and skills testing. |
|Lab Content - |
|The paramedic labs consist of following but re not limited to. |
- Proper hand washing, personal protective equipment.
- Pediatric patient assessment.
- Intravenous access, intraosseous infusion.
- Pharmacology, medication administration.
- Airway management, endotracheal intubation, oropharygeal airway, nasopharyngeal airway, suctioning, dual lumen airways.
- Advanced cardiac life support ambulance.
- 911 call simulations and case studies.
- Adult patient assessment
|Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - |
- Read 1-6 books throughout the quarter on paramedic: anatomy & physiology, pediatric advanced life support, respiratory emergencies, etc. Weekly reading assignments 60-100 pages.
- Writing Assignments: Weekly essays are assigned; for example compare and contrast pulmonary edema secondary to left heart failure and cardiogenic shock.
- Workbook/writing assignments are given each week and include: 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.
- Medical research.
- Write prehospital patient care report form.