Course Abstract Details

EMS-110, Patient Assessment

Credits: 3

Course Description

EMS-110, Patient Assessment, prepares the paramedic student with the background and organization required to assess a variety of patients in the field as well as the clinical environment. This course will provide a review and confirm the competency of the students understanding of human anatomy and physiology. Students will be exposed to a variety of assessment tools and techniques. An elementary mastery of the paramedic assessment techniques and process will be required to pass this course. This course is a hybrid, delivering content and activities online. Classroom/lab hours will be scheduled on weekends. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all required sciences and EMS-101. Thirty hours lecture. Forty hours asynchronous lecture. Three credits. Three billable hours. Offered Fall term only.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

OBJECTIVES:

1.)Identify the importance of human anatomy as it relates to the paramedic profession. (Program 1,2,3; Gen Ed 1,2,7)

2. Utilize technical terminology in identifying locations of patient injuries and contents of body cavities. (Program 1,3; Gen Ed 1,2,3)

3. Define therapeutic communications, elements of effective communication, and methods of obtaining meaningful information from a patient range of cooperative to non-verbal, including but not limited to: newborn, special needs, speakers of other language. (Program 1,2,3,5; Gen Ed 1,2,3,4,6,7)

4. Identify the components of the scene size-up, priorities, and critical steps of initial patient assessment and appropriate immediate interventions for patients with life-threatening conditions. (Program 1,2,3,5; Gen Ed 1,2,3,7)

5. Identify the components of the detailed physical examination, including the focused history and physical examination of medical and trauma patients. (Program 1,3,5; Gen Ed 1,2,3)

6. Describe the on-going assessment. (Program 1,3,5; Gen Ed 1,2,3)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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