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2021-2022 Course Catalog 
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EMS 503 - EMS Clinical II

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

Students successfully completing EMS Clinical 503 will transition the learned and mastered individual skills from Lab 401  , application of those individual skills to simulated and live scenarios in EMS Lab 402  , and Clinical 501  and begin transitioning into a team leader role under the guidance of an approved preceptor.

A portion of Clinical 503 will include the completion of the student’s clinical capstone requirements as outline in CoA appendix G.  During this time students will be expected to act as a team leader executing pt. assessments, treatment plan, individual skills, and pt. destination decisions, with the student preceptor acting as a safety net to the student acting as a team lead.

All learned skills, assessments, and treatments from the entirety of the previous coarse work, can and often will be utilized during EMS clinical 503.
Prerequisite: EMS 501  

  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
  5. Perform and complete all requirements of Commission on Accreditation capstone requirements.
    1. Demonstrate entry level proficiency to act in all aspects expected of a paramedic with student preceptor inputs regarding assessment, treatment and transport of pt.s’
    2. Illustrate proficiency in writing clear and concise reporting of all relevant actions made during pt. care.

Competencies Revised Date: 2019

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