2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial) 
    
    Jun 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial)
Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)

EMS 130B - Paramedic Assessment I


Credits: 1
Description
This course will develop introductory patient assessment and history taking skills necessary for further progression through the Paramedic program. Students shall build upon previously learned skills acquired within the EMT and/or AEMT coursework, while implementing ECG monitoring and pharmacological interventions as learned in other classes.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Perform and describe the techniques used to complete an initial medical patient assessment, using techniques of physical assessment, assessment-based management and patient history.
  2. Develop the ability to recognize critically ill patients in a timely fashion and develop an immediate treatment plan to address the patient’s needs.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in all BLS and ILS skills.
  4. Develop rudimentary skills of effective communication to the hospital and hospital staff via standard telemetry equipment.
  5. Perform and describe the techniques used to complete an initial trauma patient assessment, using techniques of physical assessment, assessment-based management and patient history.
  6. Develop a structured approach to initiating a proper and thorough patient history through effective interviewing techniques.

Prerequisite: HIT 117  with a grade of C or higher and EMS Program Director approval
Corequisite: None
Graded: Letter Grade



Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)