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2021-2022 Course Catalog 
2021-2022 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EMS 501 - EMS Clinical I

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 8
Course Type: Voc/Tech

Students successfully completing EMS Clinical 501 will transition the learned and mastered individual skills from Lab 401  , and execute them appropriately on a live patient in a clinical setting.  These skills will be performed an attention to relevant situational application as dictated by established EMS standards of care under the direction of a paramedic, nurse, physician, or other approved preceptor. 

Clinical settings include Emergency Department, Pre Operating Room, Operating Room, Post-Op, Respiratory Therapy, Cardiac Cath Lab, ICU, Peds ER, PICU, and Labor and Delivery.

In addition, students will apply skills being concurrently learned in EMS Lab 401   while in the EMS ride time portion of EMS Clinical 501 .  During this portion, students will utilize individual skills applied to real live EMS scenarios under the mentorship of a field preceptor paramedic.  During completion of these requirements, students will pay special attention to local protocol, in addition to EMS standards of care learned in previous classes.
Prerequisite: EMS 401  
Prerequisite OR Corequisite: EMS 402  

  1. Interpret purposeful and accurate medical and trauma assessments on live pt.’s
    1. Examine results of medical testing including vital signs, cardiac monitoring, lab results, and physical examination
    2. Recall uses of medications pt.’s are taking to support formulation of medical history
  2. Distinguish critically ill pt.’s from non-priority pt.’s
    1. Classify pt. presentations as life-threatening, potentially life threatening, and non-life threatening
    2. Determine appropriate facility destination for a pt. who presented similarly in the field
  3. Perform safe and appropriate medical interventions under the supervision of approved preceptors
    1. Apply skills mastered from Lab 401 appropriately based on pt. presentation and assessment
    2. Demonstrate therapeutic communication, when able, with pt. while interventions are being performed.
  4. Incorporate effective interdisciplinary communication with other healthcare workers during assessment, care, and transfer of care.
    1. Prioritize pertinent information from information less essential to pt. care
    2. Demonstrate knowledge and use of appropriate medical terminology

Competencies Revised Date: 2019

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