|Course||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|EMT 210||Paramedic Technology - 1||(8-4) 10 Cr. Hrs.|
This course provides the information and experience necessary to prepare the student for EMT 220. In addition, the EMT 210 course is designed to give students extensive practical application along with the knowledge and skills acquired in the EMT and/or Specialist class. This course includes advanced practice with a focus on preparatory entry-level paramedic skills. Content areas are covered in lectures, practical skills practiced in a laboratory setting along with observations and practical experience that will be gained in the clinical setting. This course is a Michigan Department of Community Health EMS and Trauma Systems section approved program leading to licensing as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic; Michigan Department of Community Health EMS and Trauma Systems section course. The student will be eligible for the National Registry Examination upon successful completion of all three semesters of the Paramedic Program.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Explore the introductory aspects of pre-hospital emergency care.
- Examine the emotional aspects of emergency care, stress management, introduction to critical incident stress debriefing (CISD), scene safety, body substance isolation (BSI), personal protective equipment (PPE), and safety precautions that can be taken prior to performing the role of an EMT-P.
- Examine the scope of practice, ethical responsibilities, DNR legislation, consent, refusals, abandonment, negligence, duty to act, confidentiality and special situations such as organ donors and crime scenes.
- Analyze human anatomy and physiology and how the pathophysiology and disease process will affect patient outcomes in the pre-hospital setting.
- Investigate airway anatomy and physiology, open patent airway, pulmonary resuscitation, variations for infants, children and patients with laryngectomies.
- Demonstrate establishing both intravenous and intraosseous cannulation.
- Assess potential scene hazards.
- Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to properly perform the initial patient assessment.
- Assess a patient quickly with traumatic injuries.
- . Demonstrate a detailed physical examination.
- Demonstrate a more comprehensive detailed physical examination on a patient with medical and/or trauma related illness/injury as applicable.
- Appraise the ongoing assessment-process in an attempt to allow the EMT-P to gain better knowledge.
- Operate the components of a communications system, radio communications, communication with medical direction, verbal, and interpersonal strategies which include integrating the physiological, psychological and sociological factors as it relates to patient care and communication.
- Demonstrate the various components of a written report, special considerations regarding patient refusal, the legal implications of the report along with special reporting situations.
- Assess administration of emergency medication.
Note: This course may not be offered every semester.
Please check the EMT section of the current course schedule for availability.