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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5003N
Effective Term: 2020 Fall   

Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 8
CIP Code: 51.0904

Instructional Council: Emergency Medical Technology/Fire Science Technology (54)
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: Upon completion of this certificate, students may pursue a career as
29-2041.00 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics


Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Critical Care Paramedicine is designed to provide the knowledge, skills and ability to synthesize standard of care and expanded scope of practice with comprehensive assessment, diagnostic technology, patient advocacy, ethical and professional behaviors, to practice patient-centered evidence based paramedicine in the clinical, out-of-hospital, and inter-facility transport settings. This certificate prepares students for a critical care paramedic credential.



Learning Outcomes
1. Explain the standard of care and expanded scope of practice in critical care settings in Paramedicine. (PME292)
2. Demonstrate ethical and professional behaviors consistent with Critical Care Paramedicine and expanded scope of practice. (PME292)
3. Describe factors of effective communication and decision-making in critical care team dynamics. (PME292)
4. Describe the Paramedic`s roles and responsibilities in medical and legal issues. (PME292)
5. Demonstrate patient advocacy. (PME292)
6. Apply strategies of safety and survival in Critical Care Paramedicine. (PME292)
7. Apply principles of flight physiology. (PME292)
8. Integrate the pathophysiological significance of comprehensive assessment findings to manage Critical Care and high-risk patients. (PME292)
9. Synthesize Critical Care Paramedicine standard of care and expanded scope of practice to perform comprehensive patient assessment. (PME292)
10. Integrate pathophysiologic principles, epidemiology, and comprehensive assessment to formulate a differential diagnosis for patients in critical care settings. (PME292)
11. Utilize diagnostic technology and resources to interpret lab values of Critical Care and high-risk patients. (PME292)
12. Integrate the pathophysiological significance of comprehensive patient assessment findings to implement a management plan according to Critical Care Paramedicine expanded scope of practice. (PME292)
13. Utilize types of health information technology. (PME292)
Program Notes
This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses required within the program.


Required Courses
PME292 Critical Care Paramedicine 8
Credits: 8

+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: October 22, 2019

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.





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