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EMS 272B Advanced Emergency Medical Technology/Paramedic Module II
Credit Hours:  8.5
Effective Term: Summer Session I 2011
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 8 Lectures, 2 Labs - 150 Hours
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F
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Description: The second advanced course in the series for Emergency Medical Technicians explores acute critical differences in physiology, pathophysiology and clinical symptoms as they pertain to pre-hospital emergency care. Course emphases developing diagnostic and advanced emergency treatment skills necessary to care for the acutely ill and seriously injured. Topics include: drawing and recording blood, intubation, parenteral medications, dosage and side effects, injury prevention, standards of care and effective communication techniques.

Prerequisites: EMS272A

Corequisites: EMS272D

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Describe and outline the roles and responsibilities of the advanced Emergency Medical Technician (paramedic).
2. (Analysis Level) Analyze the actions, indications, contraindications, precautions, side effects and dosages of the drugs included in the current Arizona Department of Health Services approved paramedic drug box.
3. (Application Level) Administer parenteral medications.
4. (Synthesis Level) Identify, treat and record infiltration and discontinuing intravenous (IV) lines. Provide rationale to patient and medical personnel to suppport treatment.
5. (Application Level) Draw blood samples from a variety of patients and record them per medical record standards.
6. (Analysis Level) Discuss the paramedic's roles in a patient care situation as defined by the US Department of Transportation.
7. (Analysis Level) Compare and contrast the components of the Well-Being of a Paramedic and how to maintain a healthy, balanced life.
8. (Comprehension Level) Outline best practices for injury prevention of both the patient and the caregiver, based on case studies.
9. (Evaluation Level) Distinguish and interpret the components of medico-legal issues involving the paramedic and the Standard of Care.
10. (Synthesis Level) Identify ethical dilemmas that may occur related to paramedic care of patient(s) and describe techniques for managing those issues.
11. (Analysis Level) Analyze the features of the human system, including anatomy and physiology related to paramedicine.
12. (Analysis Level) Compare and contrast the general principles of pathophysiology to determine care required.
13. (Application Level) Outline and discuss the objectives in therapeutic communications with patients. Create and practice scripts for common scenarios.
14. (Evaluation Level) Define and discuss the mechanics of respiration and demonstrate knowledge by applying those skills to assess a patient's respiration levels.
15. (Evaluation Level) Critique and describe the elements of airway management and ventilation in all classes of humans.
16. (Application Level) Successfully intubate all classes of humans, and perform successful ventilation, both advanced and basic forms.
17. (Application Level) Define and treat all respiratory compromise through effective treatment modalities authorized by the Department of Health Services (DHS) and the National Registry of EMTs-Basic and Paramedic.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Students must meet the following requirements:
1. Current AHA, NRC, AHSI or other ACLS standards for Airway Management, patient assessment and treatment modalities.
2. Pass all module exams @ 75% or greater (allowances made under ARS rules from AzDHS BEMS).
3. Current National Registry of EMTs Basic and Advanced guidelines for practicals to be administered at the end of the course.
4. Attend and successfully complete all phases of required field and clinical experience.
5. Maintain at least a 75% or greater in the classroom setting as outlined by the ALS Student Contract For Success.
6. Maintain at least a satisfactory report from peers, instructor, preceptors and clinical advisors.
7. Arizona Dept. Of Health Services, Bureau of EMS, rule R9-25-308.
8. US Dept. Of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, EMT-Paramedic: National Standard Curriculum.
9. Successful completion of National Registry of EMT-Paramedic practical and written exams.