EMTP 218 - Paramedic Refresher

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Southern State Community College
EMTP 218 – Paramedic Refresher
Curriculum Committee –September 2007
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I.
COURSE TITLE: Paramedic Refresher
COURSE NUMBER: 218
CATALOG PREFIX: EMTP
II.
PREREQUISITES: Paramedic Certification or Permission of Program Director
III.
CREDIT HOURS: 4
OBSERVATION HOURS:
IV.
LECTURE HOURS: 2
LABORATORY HOURS:
2
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is designed for the practicing Paramedic. Emphasis includes assessment and
management of a variety of conditions in the following areas: Airway and Breathing,
Cardiology, Medical Emergencies, Trauma Emergencies, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, and EMS
Operations. At the end of this course, successful students will have completed the
refresher course requirements of the State of Ohio and the National Registry of EMTs.
V.
ADOPTED TEXT(S):
Essentials of Paramedic Care. By: Bledsoe, Bryan E.; Porter, Robert S.; Cherry,
Richard A. Pearson – Prentice Hall ISBN 0-13-171163-6
Professional Rescuer CPR. By: AAOS/ACEP
Jones & Bartlett. ISBN 0-7637-43321
eACLS Study Guide. By: ACEP
Jones & Bartlett. ISBN 0-7637-49540
VI.
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
Provide ventilatory support for a patient.
Assess and provide care for respiratory distress in an adult patient.
Perform techniques to assure a patent airway.
Use oxygen delivery system components.
Attempt to resuscitate a patient in cardiac arrest.
Provide care to a patient experiencing cardiovascular compromise.
Provide post-resuscitation care to a cardiac arrest patient.
Assess and provide care to a patient experiencing non-traumatic chest
pain/discomfort.
Assess and provide care to a patient experiencing an allergic reaction.
Assess a patient with possible overdose.
Assess and provide care to a near-drowning patient.
Assess and provide care to a patient with an altered mental status.
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3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
3.9
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.8
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
5.8
5.9
6.1
6.2
VII.
Assess and provide care to a patient with a history of diabetes.
Assess and provide care to a patient experiencing a seizure.
Assess and provide care to a patient exposed to heat or cold.
Assess and provide care to a patient experiencing a behavioral emergency.
Assess and provide care to a patient with a suspected communicable disease.
Perform a rapid trauma assessment.
Assess a patient with head injury.
Assess and provide care to a patient with suspected spinal injury.
Provide care to a patient with a chest injury.
Provide care to a patient with an open abdominal injury.
Provide care to a patient with shock/hypoperfusion.
Provide care to patient with a painful, swollen, deformed extremity.
Assess and provide care to a patient with a burn injury.
Assess and provide care to an infant or child with cardiac arrest.
Assess and provide care to an infant or child with respiratory distress.
Assess and provide care to an infant or child with shock/hypoperfusion.
Assess and provide care to an infant or child with trauma.
Assess and provide care to an infant or child with suspected abuse or neglect.
Assess and provide care to an infant or child with a fever.
Assess and provide care for the obstetric patient.
Provide care to the newborn.
Provide care to the mother immediately following delivery of a newborn.
Use body mechanics when lifting and moving a patient.
Communicate with a patient while providing care.
COURSE METHODOLOGY:
Lecture, discussion, skill demonstration, practical scenarios, and patient simulation will
be utilized as appropriate to the course objectives.
VIII. GRADING:
Students will be required to complete written exams and quizzes/homework at the times
designated by the course instructor.
The student will also be graded on his/her performance of the competency based skills.
A grade of "S" will be recorded for satisfactory performance and a grade of "U" will be
recorded for unsatisfactory performance.
Grading will be accorded using the following schedule:
A = 93-100
B=
85-92
C=
77-84
F=
0-76
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Honesty and integrity are major elements in professional behavior and are expected of
each health sciences student. Cheating is considered unacceptable behavior within all
health sciences courses. Students having academic difficulties should seek guidance
assistance from the instructor, academic advisor, or college counselor.
A student observed or found to be cheating on a test or assignment in any health sciences
course will be given a “zero” on the test or assignment. A written report of the incident,
signed by the instructor and the student, will be placed in the student’s file. This notice
will remain on file and in effect for the remainder of the student’s enrollment in the
health sciences division. Should a second incident of cheating occur in any health
sciences division course, the student will be given a failing grade for the course and will
be dismissed from the health sciences division for one year.
IX.
COURSE OUTLINE:
Preparatory
Patient assessment
Airway management
Trauma assessment and management
Medical assessment and management
Obstetrics and gynecology
Infants and children
X.
OTHER REQUIRED BOOKS, SOFTWARE AND MATERIALS:
None
XI.
EVALUATION:
There will be a total of three 100 point examinations including a comprehensive final
exam. Students are expected to achieve a score of at least 77 on each exam and must
achieve this minimum score on the comprehensive final exam. Students who achieve a
score of less than 77 on an exam may complete a retest of the exam for a maximum score
of 77. A student may not retest more than one exam. Any retests must be scheduled with
the instructor outside of regular class time and must be completed within one week of
notification of exam results.
Quizzes and/or homework assignments will be given at the instructor’s discretion. No
retests will be offered on quizzes.
An "S" grade is required on the evaluation of each skill discussed and demonstrated.
Failure to achieve an "S" grade within three attempts or within the allotted time frame
will result in a "U" grade for the skill and an "F" for the course, regardless of the theory
grade achieved.
The final course grade will be calculated as follows: Exams (90%)
Homework/Quizzes (10%)
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Successful course completion will be determined by satisfactory completion of all
required skills, successful completion of the comprehensive final exam, and a final course
grade of 77 or greater.
XII.
SPECIFIC MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS:
To meet the objectives of the course, students must attend all scheduled classes. At the
beginning of the quarter, all instructors will pass out a class schedule that lists all class
meetings. If a student must miss a class due to extenuating circumstances, then the
student is expected to call and inform the instructor by either talking with the instructor
or leaving a message should the instructor not be available.
Students will be allowed one class absence. Unexcused absences over one time will
result in the student not successfully completing the class. Two instances of significant
tardiness or leaving early will be considered to be equivalent to an absence for purposes
of this calculation.
Any student who misses a scheduled competency, either demonstration or check-off,
must make an appointment with the instructor within one week of return to school to
make up this portion of class. Failure to do so will result in a "U" for the competency,
therefore, failure for the course. It is the student's responsibility to make these
arrangements.
Note: Work submitted in this class may be seen by others. Others may see your work
when being distributed, during group project work, or if it is chosen for demonstration
purposes. Other instructors may also see your work during the evaluation/feedback
process. There is also a possibility that your papers may be submitted electronically to
other entities to determine if references are cited appropriately.
Need for assistance: If you have any condition or situation which will make it difficult to
carry out the work as outlined, please notify me as soon as possible. Students with
disabilities may contact the Disabilities Service Office, Central Campus at 800-628-7722
or 937-393-3431, Ext. 2604.
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