May 19, 2022  
2020-2021 Course Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EMS 461 - Role of the Paramedic

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
The course covers Module I of the DOT National Standard Curriculum for EMT Paramedics and prepares students for their roles and responsibilities. The lab component includes review of EMT-Basic skills using skills checklists.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Paramedic Specialist program
Competencies
  1. Determine the role of a Paramedic within an EMS system
    1. Recognize the responsibilities of the role
    2. Determine how the role differs from other providers
    3. Identify the attributes of a paramedic
  2. Describe the responsibilities of a Paramedic within an EMS system
    1. Describe the scope of practice
    2. Describe expanded scope of practice
  3. Identify the characteristics of a paramedic
    1. Describe personal wellness
    2. List the characteristics of being a healthy role model
  4. Explain the elements of paramedic education
    1. Describe the rationale for credentialing
    2. Determine how practice supports education



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