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Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) Initial Provider in Paramedicine
Course: PME205

First Term: 2020 Fall
Lec + Lab   1.0 Credit(s)   1.5 Period(s)   1.5 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T- Lab Load

Description: Designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to recognize and manage various medical conditions according to the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT) Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) guidelines. Skills are sequenced and synthesized into simulations.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Perform comprehensive assessment of mental status. (I)
2. Implement management plans for mental disorders according to AMLS guidelines. (I)
3. Perform comprehensive assessment of neurologic function. (II)
4. Implement management plans for neurologic disorders according to AMLS guidelines. (II)
5. Perform comprehensive assessment of respiratory function. (III)
6. Implement airway and ventilatory management plans according to AMLS guidelines. (III)
7. Perform comprehensive assessment for shock. (IV)
8. Implement management plans for shock according to AMLS guidelines. (IV)
9. Perform comprehensive assessment for chest discomfort. (V)
10. Implement management plans for chest discomfort according to AMLS guidelines. (V)
11. Perform comprehensive assessment of endocrine function. (VI)
12. Implement management plans for endocrine emergencies according to AMLS guidelines. (VI)
13. Perform comprehensive assessment of metabolic function.(VII)
14. Implement management plans for metabolic disorders according to AMLS guidelines. (VII)
15. Perform comprehensive assessment for abdominal discomfort. (VIII)
16. Implement management plans for abdominal discomfort according to AMLS guidelines. (VIII)
17. Perform comprehensive assessment for infectious disease. (IX)
18. Implement management plans for infectious disease according to AMLS guidelines. (IX)
19. Perform comprehensive assessment for toxicologic emergencies. (X)
20. Implement management plans for toxicologic emergencies according to AMLS guidelines. (X)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Assessment and management of altered mental status
II. Assessment and management of neurologic disorders
III. Assessment and management of respiratory function
   A. Signs and symptoms of impending respiratory failure
   B. Respiratory dysfunction
   C. Airway management
   D. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
   E. Airway obstruction
IV. Assessment and management of shock
V. Assessment and management of chest discomfort
VI. Assessment and management of endocrine emergencies
VII. Assessment and management of metabolic disorders
VIII. Assessment and management of abdominal discomfort
IX. Assessment and management of infectious disease
X. Assessment and management of toxicologic emergencies
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.