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EMS 401 - EMS LAB I

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 8
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Students successfully completing EMS Lab 401 will have learned and mastered the following individual skills performed on simulated patients.  These skills will be learned with an attention to relevant mechanical processes, indications, contraindications, appropriate equipment selection, verification of successful skill completion, and precautionary attention for adverse effects. 
Prerequisite: Admission to the Paramedic Program
Competencies
 

  1. Integrate steps of 1 & 2 Rescuer CPR for Adults/Children/Infants into a complete pt. care scenario.
    1. Demonstrate Quality Chest compressions
    2. Demonstrate proper Bag-Mask ventilation technique
    3. Display proper use of an AED
    4. Follow steps of BLS resuscitation as outline by AHA
  2. Demonstrate proficient use of cardiac monitoring techniques
    1. Identify proper 4 Lead and 12 Lead ECG placement
    2. Reproduce proper procedure for defibrillation/synchronized cardioversion/transcutaneous pacing
  3. Assess and manage need for airway control
    1. Demonstrate proficiency of orotracheal/nasotracheal intubation
    2. Properly apply and administer CPAP/PEEP therapy
    3. Properly perform Pleural Decompression (Needle Thoracostomy)
  4. Perform safe and effective medication administration procedures.
    1. Demonstrate inhaled medication administration procedure
    2. Demonstrate Intranasal administration procedure
    3. Demonstrate Intravenous administration procedure to include bolus and infusion techniques
    4. Demonstrate subcutaneous administration procedure
  5. Perform aseptic venous cannulation
    1. Explain aseptic technique
    2. Demonstrate IV cannulation procedure
  6. Perform endotracheal intubation
    1. Explain Oxygenation monitoring
    2. Demonstrate endotracheal intubation
  7. Formulate an organized pt. assessment
    1. Construct an organized assessment outline
    2. Execute thorough assessment based on formed outline
    3. Prioritize critical findings and treat them appropriately
    4. Formulate and execute an appropriate treatment plan
  8. Appropriately manage traumatic injury
    1. Demonstrate proper spinal immobilization technique
    2. Manage acute hemorrhage
    3. Demonstrate bone, joint, and traction splinting
    4. Convey understanding of appropriate transport destination decision making

Competencies Revised Date: 2019



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