|Course||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|EMT 220||Paramedic Technology - 2||(8-5) 10.5 Cr. Hrs.|
This course provides the information and experience necessary to prepare the student for EMT 230. In addition, the EMT 220 course is designed to give students extensive practical application along with the knowledge and skills acquired in the EMT 210 course. This course outline includes advanced practice with a focus on patient assessment and medical emergencies. 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 how respiratory emergencies can present from illness, disease and/or trauma related complications.
- Examine cardiovascular related emergencies and care including CPR/AED, assessment of chest pain, CHF, cardiogenic shock, pericardial tamponade, MI, dysrhythmias.
- Assess a patient with altered mental status.
- Identify a patient suffering from an allergic reaction.
- Examine signs and symptoms related to poisoning and/or overdose.
- Explain the signs and symptoms related to heat and/or cold exposure, as well as the emergency medical care for these conditions.
- Identify behavioral related emergencies along with the pre-hospital treatment and handling of the emotionally and/or mentally disturbed patient.
- Examine the anatomy along with the physiological changes that occur during pregnancy.
- Identify signs and symptoms related to '"acute abdomen".
- Distinguish how to complete a detailed examination along with being able to identify and prioritize a patient with acute onset medical complaints.
- Explain a more comprehensive detailed physical examination on a patient with medical and/or trauma related illness/injury as applicable.
- Categorize the ongoing assessment-process in an attempt to allow the EMT-P to identify trends in their patient's condition.
- Utilize 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.
- . Provide the basic knowledge of pre-hospital pharmacology by providing a review of administration of emergency medication along with an in depth understanding of drug classifications which encompass both pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
- Assess proper field treatment of patients suffering from central nervous system related disorder including, cerebral vascular accident (CVA), transient ischemic attack (TIA) and seizure disorder, Muscular dystrophy, Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Bell's palsy, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Peripheral neuropathy, Myoclonis, Spina bifida, and Poliomyelitis. In addition, students will be able to describe both morbidity and mortality that present with the above conditions.
- Demonstrate the appropriate care of the pediatric patient.
Note: This course may not be offered every semester.
Please check the EMT section of the current course schedule for availability.