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EMS 272E Advanced Emergency Medical Technology/Paramedic, Practicum II
Credit Hours:  6
Effective Term: Summer Session I 2011
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 18 Labs (6 Practica - 270 hours)
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F
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Description: This emergency medical technician practicum provides hands-on application of EMS skills and knowledge within a supervised, pre-hospital emergency setting, including patients with diverse physiology, pathophysiology and clinical symptoms. Course emphases demonstrating diagnostic and advanced emergency treatment skills to care for acutely ill and seriously injured patients.

Prerequisites: EMS272B

Corequisites: EMS272C

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Analyze the roles and responsibilities of the advanced emergency medical technician (paramedic) in relation to hospital personnel and fire science personnel.
2. (Synthesis Level) Develop a treatment plan and implement that plan under the direction of professionals in the field, including determining the actions, indications, contraindications, precautions, side effects and dosages of various drugs.
3. (Synthesis Level) Administer parenteral medications, analyze results and side effects, and determine a treatment plan.
4. (Evaluation Level) Identify, treat and record infiltration and discontinuing intravenous (IV) lines and identify ways to improve accuracy, timing, and processes.
5. (Analysis Level) Obtain, record, and analyze blood samples from patients.
6. (Evaluation Level) Based on practicum experiences and case studies, identify and discuss the paramedic's role in a patient care situation per the US Department of Transportation's guidelines.
7. (Synthesis Level) Create and implement a self-care plan to achieve a high level of competency, alertness, and a balanced lifestyle.
8. (Evaluation Level) Collaborate with the patient and caregiver to establish injury prevention goals and strategies.
9. (Evaluation Level) Distinguish and interpret the components of medico-legal issues involving the paramedic and the Standard of Care.
10. (Evaluation Level) Justify a patient care action based on an informed, research-based decision, including common ethical dilemmas faced by paramedics.
11. (Analysis Level) Diagnose a patient by analyzing the human system.
12. (Analysis Level) Analyze the general principles of pathophysiology based on case studies.
13. (Synthesis Level) Create and implement an effective therapeutic communication plan with a variety of patients.
14. (Evaluation Level) Assess, define and discuss the mechanics of respiration and determine necessary and appropriate care for a variety of patients.
15. (Evaluation Level) Demonstrate and critique the elements of airway management and ventilation in all classes of humans.
16. (Analysis Level) Intubate all classes of humans, including advanced ventilation techniques.
17. (Synthesis Level) Effectively treat patients with all types of compromised respiratory systems as recommended by the Department of Health Services (DHS) and the National Registry of EMTs-Basic and Paramedic.
18. (Synthesis Level) Consistently demonstrate safe, effective, responsible, collaborative, professional behaviors.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Current AHA, NRC, AHSI or other ACLS standards for Airway Management, patient assessment and treatment modalities.
2. Successfully 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. Meet requirements outlined by Arizona Dept. Of Health Services, Bureau of EMS, rule R9-25-308.
8. Meet requirements set forth by US Dept. Of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, EMT-Paramedic: National Standard Curriculum.
9. Meet current requirements for successful completion of National Registry of EMT-Paramedic practical and written exams.