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Effective: Summer 2017

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: EMTP 60A and 60B.
Corequisites: Corequisites: EMTP 61A 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
1 hour lecture, 6.5 hours laboratory. (90 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Student will learn how assessment skills and demonstrate treatment skills. 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 demonstrate how to assess patient with multiple injuries and provide appropriate hands on treatment. Students will be able to summarize the information learned during lecture and utilize differentiate skills to determine appropriate treatment during case based scenarios.
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:
  1. Demonstrate proper hygiene techniques and the use of Personal Protective Equipment.
  2. Demonstrate the various techniques to establishing intravenous routes.
  3. Exhibit different basic and advanced airway management techniques.
  4. Demonstrate your understanding of different components of cardiac monitor devices.
  5. Demonstrate the different techniques of medication administration.
  6. Demonstrate through simulated scenarios how to manage scenes and patient care.
  7. Demonstrate the proper techniques for transferring patient care.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
  1. Paramedic lab facilities
  2. 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.
  3. Ambulance simulator
  4. Base station simulator equipment

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Proper hygiene techniques.
    1. Hand washing techniques.
    2. Proper use of Personal Protective Equipment.
    3. N-95 mask.
    4. P-100 mask.
    5. Donning and doffing medical gloves.
  2. Establishing intravenous routes.
    1. IV techniques
    2. IO techniques
    3. Setting up, starting IV's
  3. Basic and advanced airway management techniques.
    1. NPA's, OPA's.
    2. Suctioning.
    3. Endotrachel intubation.
    4. Tracheotomy care.
    5. Multi lumen devices
    6. O2 therapy.
  4. Cardiac monitor devices.
    1. 4 lead.
    2. 12 lead.
    3. Cardioversion.
    4. Pacing.
    5. Defibrillation.
    6. EtCO2
    7. Pulse Ox
  5. Medication administration.
    1. Medication packaging.
    2. Routes of administration.
    3. Medication calculations
  6. Simulated scenarios how to manage scenes and patient care.
    1. Scene approach and control.
    2. General impression.
    3. History and physical
    4. Working diagnosis.
    5. Appropriate treatment.
  7. Transferring patient care.
    1. Documentation.
    2. Radio report.
    3. Verbal report.
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Laboratory psychomotor skill test
  2. National-style oral examinations of 911 call simulations
  3. National-style paramedic affective evaluation: observe student behavior, document, and counsel student.
  4. 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.
  1. Proper hand washing, personal protective equipment.
  2. Pediatric patient assessment.
  3. Intravenous access, intraosseous infusion.
  4. Pharmacology, medication administration.
  5. Airway management, endotracheal intubation, oropharygeal airway, nasopharyngeal airway, suctioning, dual lumen airways.
  6. Advanced cardiac life support ambulance.
  7. 911 call simulations and case studies.
  8. Adult patient assessment
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Read 1-6 books throughout the quarter on paramedic: anatomy & physiology, pediatric advanced life support, respiratory emergencies, etc. Weekly reading assignments 60-100 pages.
  2. Writing Assignments: Weekly essays are assigned; for example compare and contrast pulmonary edema secondary to left heart failure and cardiogenic shock.
  3. 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.
  4. Medical research.
  5. Write prehospital patient care report form.