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Emergency Medical Technology

EMT 220


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Credit Hours

(8-5) 10.5 Cr. Hrs.

Section Start Dates


Section NoStart Date
225651May 5, 2014

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Paramedic Technology - Module 2


Course Description

This course provides the information and experience to prepare the student for EMT 230. In addition, the EMT 220 course is designed to give students extensive practical application that builds upon knowledge and skills acquired in the EMT 210 course. This course includes advanced practice with a focus on patient assessment, cardiac, and medical emergencies. Content will be presented in the form of lectures and practical skills, which are practiced in a laboratory/simulation setting along with observations and hands-on experiences in the clinical environment. This course has been approved by the State of Michigan, Department of Community Health, EMS and Trauma Systems section. The program follows both the State of Michigan and the National EMS Education standards for the Paramedic level. Upon successful completion of all three semesters of the Paramedic Program and the Field Internship, the student will be eligible to take the National Registry Cognitive and Psychomotor Examinations. When the candidate successfully passes both the Cognitive and the Psychomotor exams, the candidate will be eligible for State licensing.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression.
  • Implement a treatment plan for the patient with cardiovascular disease.
  • Interpret the cardiac arrhythmia when presented with an ECG.
  • Demonstrate satisfactory performance of psychomotor skills of basic and advanced life support techniques according to the current American Heart Association Standards and Guidelines, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, defibrillation, synchronized cardioversion and transcutaneous pacing.
  • Integrate pathophysiological principles with the assessment and field management of a patient with chest pain.
  • Synthesize assessment findings and patient history information to form a field impression of the patient with heart failure.
  • Synthesize patient history, assessment findings and ECG analysis to form a field impression for the patient with angina pectoris.
  • Synthesize patient history, assessment findings and ECG analysis to form a field impression for the patient with a suspected myocardial infarction.
  • Synthesize assessment findings and patient history information to form a field impression of the patient with cardiogenic shock.
  • Synthesize assessment findings to formulate a rapid intervention for a patient in cardiac arrest.
  • Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression for the patient with a gastroenterologic problem.
  • Implement the treatment plan for the patient with a gastroenterologic problem.
  • Differentiate between gastrointestinal emergencies based on assessment findings.
  • Correlate abnormal findings in the assessment with the clinical significance in the patient with abdominal pain.
  • Develop a patient management plan based on field impression in the patient with abdominal pain.
  • Integrate the pathophysiological principles of the hematopoietic system to formulate a field impression.
  • Implement a treatment plan using field impression of hematologic system.
  • Explain volume and volume-control related to the hematologic system.
  • Explain normal red blood cell (RBC) production, function and destruction.
  • Explain normal white blood cell (WBC) production, function and destruction.
  • Explain platelets with respect to normal function, life span and numbers.
  • Explain the pathology and clinical manifestations and prognosis associated with anemia, leukemia, lymphomas, polycythemia, disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, hemophilia, sickle cell disease and multiple myeloma.
  • Illustrate an assessment of the patient with hematologic disorder.
  • Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression of the patient with toxic exposure.
  • Implement a treatment plan for the patient with a toxic exposure.
  • Illustrate the routes of entry of toxic substances into the body.
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of the entry of toxic substances into the body.
  • Identify the need for rapid intervention and transport of the patient with a toxic substance emergency.
  • Illustrate the management of toxic substances.
  • Correlate the abnormal findings in assessment with the clinical significance in the patient with the most common poisonings by ingestion.
  • Discuss common causative agents, pharmacology, assessment findings and management for a patient with food poisoning.
  • Integrate pathophysiological principles and the assessment findings to formulate a field impression for the patient with the most common poisonings by ingestion, injection, inhalation and absorption.
  • Implement a treatment plan for the patient with common poisonings by ingestion, injection, inhalation and absorption.
  • Demonstrate safe, empathetic competence in caring for patients with behavioral emergencies.
  • Distinguish between normal and abnormal behavior.
  • Discuss the factors that may alter the behavior or emotional status of an ill or injured individual.
  • Summarize the verbal techniques useful in managing the emotionally disturbed patient.
  • Point out the reasons for taking appropriate measures to ensure the safety of the patient, paramedic and others.
  • Formulate a field impression based on assessment findings for emotionally disturbed patient.
  • Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression of emotionally disturbed patient.
  • Implement the treatment plan for the patient with an environmentally induced or exacerbated medical or traumatic condition.
  • Outline the general process of thermal regulation, including substances used and wastes generated.
  • Discuss the impact of severe hypothermia on standard BCLS and ACLS algorithms and transport considerations.
  • Utilize gynecological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression of the patient experiencing a gynecological complaint.
  • Implement the management plan for the patient experiencing a gynecological emergency.
  • Demonstrate how to assess a patient with a gynecological complaint.
  • Demonstrate how to provide care for a patient with excessive vaginal bleeding, abdominal pain and sexual assault.
  • Demonstrate how to care for the mother with delivery complications.
  • Apply an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the female reproductive system to the assessment and management of a patient experiencing normal or abnormal labor.
  • Demonstrate how to assess an obstetric patient.
  • Demonstrate how to provide care for a patient with excessive vaginal bleeding, abdominal pain and hypertensive crisis.
  • Demonstrate how to prepare the obstetric patient for delivery.
  • Demonstrate how to assist in the normal cephalic delivery of the fetus and placenta.
  • Demonstrate how to provide post-delivery care of the mother.
  • Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression for neonatal and pediatric patients.
  • Implement a treatment plan for neonatal and pediatric patients.
  • Illustrate the management/ treatment plan for respiratory distress/ failure in infants and children.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate approach for treating infants and children.
  • Demonstrate appropriate intervention techniques with families of acutely ill or injured infants and children.
  • Demonstrate age appropriate basic airway clearing maneuvers for infants and children with a completely obstructed airway.
  • Demonstrate proper techniques for performing infant and child defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion.
  • Integrate the pathophysiological principles and the assessment findings to formulate a treatment plan for the geriatric patient.
  • Implement a treatment plan for the geriatric patient.
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess a geriatric patient.
  • Demonstrate and advocate appropriate interactions with the elderly that conveys respect for their position in life.
  • Integrate the assessment findings to formulate a field impression for the patient who has sustained abuse or assault.
  • Implement a treatment plan for the patient who has sustained abuse or assault.
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess a spouse, elder or child abused patient.
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess a sexually assaulted patient.
  • Integrate pathophysiological and psychosocial principles to adapt the assessment and treatment plan for diverse patients and those who face physical, mental, social and financial challenges.
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