EMSE 200 - Baton Rouge Community College

Baton Rouge Community College
Academic Affairs Master Syllabus
Date Approved or Revised: 5/13/13
Course Name: Introduction to Advanced Emergency Care
Course Number: EMSE 200
Lecture Hours: 4
Lab Hours:
Credit Hours: 4
Course Description:
Introduces the practice of Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic. Students are instructed
in Workforce Safety and Wellness, Pathophysiology, Life Span Development, Public Health,
Pharmacology and Medication Administration. Overview of Emergency Medical Service
Research and Medical/Legal and Ethics are presented to prepare the student for further
coursework while emphasizing the use of proper medical terminology. A history of the
Emergency Medical Service profession is also presented in this course.
Prerequisites: Completion of BIOL 110 with a grade of “C” or better and official admission to
the CTS or AAS Paramedic program.
Suggested Enrollment Cap: 16
Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, the students will be able
1. Integrate comprehensive knowledge of EMS systems, workforce safety and wellness of
the paramedic, and medical/legal and ethical issues which are intended to improve the
health of EMS personnel, patients, and the community (Preparatory).
2. Integrate comprehensive anatomical and medical terminology and abbreviations into the
written and oral communication with colleagues and other health care professionals
(Medical Terminology).
3. Integrate comprehensive knowledge of pathophysiology of major human systems
4. Integrate comprehensive knowledge of life span development (Life Span Development).
5. Apply fundamental knowledge of principles of public health and epidemiology including
public health emergencies, health promotion, and illness and injury prevention (Public
6. Integrate comprehensive knowledge of pharmacology to formulate a treatment plan
intended to mitigate emergencies and improve the overall health of the patient
7. Integrate comprehensive knowledge of route of administration, administration of
medication to a patient, standardization of drugs, medication classifications, and specific
medications (Medication Administration).
8. Integrate fundamental knowledge of research principles to interpret literature and
advocate evidence-based practice (Research)
Assessment Measures: Assessment of all learning outcomes will be measured using the
following methods:
1. Instructor designed exams will collectively assess a portion of the learning outcomes and
will be administered during the semester as listed in the course syllabus.
2. Instructor designed comprehensive final exam will assess a portion of the learning
outcomes and will be administered at the end of the semester.
Information to be included on the Instructor’s Course Syllabi:
Disability Statement: Baton Rouge Community College seeks to meet the needs of its
students in many ways. See the Office of Disability Services to receive suggestions for
disability statements that should be included in each syllabus.
Grading: The College grading policy should be included in the course syllabus. Any
special practices should also go here. This should include the instructor’s and/or the
department’s policy for make-up work. For example in a speech course, “Speeches not
given on due date will receive no grade higher than a sixty” or “Make-up work will not
be accepted after the last day of class.”
Attendance Policy: Include the overall attendance policy of the college. Instructors may
want to add additional information in individual syllabi to meet the needs of their
General Policies: Instructors’ policy on the use of things such as beepers and cell phones
and/or hand held programmable calculators should be covered in this section.
Cheating and Plagiarism: This must be included in all syllabi and should include the
penalties for incidents in a given class. Students should have a clear idea of what
constitutes cheating in a given course.
Safety Concerns: In some programs this may be a major issue. For example, “No
student will be allowed in the safety lab without safety glasses.” General statements such
as, “Items that may be harmful to one’s self or others should not be brought to class.”
Library/ Learning Resources: Since the development of the total person is part of our
mission, assignments in the library and/or the Learning Resources Center should be
included to assist students in enhancing skills and in using resources. Students should be
encouraged to use the library for reading enjoyment as part of lifelong learning.
Expanded Course Outline:
EMS Systems
History of EMS
II. EMS Systems
III. Roles/Responsibilities/Professionalism of EMS Personnel
Research Principles to Interpret Literature and Advocate Evidence-Based Practice
Workforce Safety and Wellness
Provider Safety and Well-Being
II. Standard safety precautions
III. Personal Protective Equipment
IV. Stress Management
V. Prevention of Work-Related Injuries
VI. Lifting and moving patients
VII. Disease Transmission
VIII. Wellness Principles
Medical/Legal and Ethics
Consent/Refusal of Care
II. Confidentiality
III. Advanced Directives
IV. Tort and Criminal Actions
V. Statutory Responsibilities
VI. Mandatory Reporting
VII. Health Care Regulation
VIII. Patient Rights/Advocacy
IX. End of Life Issues
X. Ethical Principles/Moral Obligations
XI. Ethical Tests and Decision Making
XII. Employment Law
Medical Terminology
Medical Terminology
II. Basic Cellular Review
III. Alterations in Cells and Tissues
IV. The Cellular Environment
V. Genetics and Familial Diseases
VI. Hypoperfusion
VII. Self-Defense Mechanisms
VIII. Inflammation
IX. Variances in Immunity and Inflammation
X. Stress and Disease
Life Span Development
Infancy (birth to 1 year)
II. Toddler (12 to 36 months) and pre-school age (3 to 5 years)
III. School age children (6 to 12 years)
IV. Adolescence - (13 to 18 years)
V. Early adulthood (20 to 40 years)
VI. Middle adulthood (41 to 60 years)
VII. Late adulthood (61 years and older)
Public Health
Basic Principles of Public Health
Medication Safety
II. Medication Legislation
III. Naming
IV. Classifications
V. Schedules
VI. Drug Storage and Security
VII. Phases of Medication Activity
VIII. Medication Interactions
IX. Toxicity
X. Drug Terminology
XI. Sources of Drugs
XII. Pharmacological concepts
XIII. Specific Medications
10. Medication Administration
Routes of Administration
II. Administration of Medication to a Patient
III. Standardization of Drugs
IV. Medication Classifications