2020-2021 Catalog

PTEP - PARAMEDIC TECHNOLOGY

PTEP 2500 INTRODUCTION TO PARAMEDICINE

This course introduces the paramedic student to basic and advanced pathophysiology, pharmacology, research methods, airway management and ventilation, patient interaction and patient assessment sections of the national EMS Education Standards. It also includes professional and wellness considerations for the individual practitioner and patient. Students will participate in classroom lecture and discussion as well as practical lab exercises and clinical opportunities designed to prepare the student to provide emergency care to those in need. This course meets all national EMS Education Standards.

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Prerequisites

Students must apply for entrance, and be accepted into the paramedic program prior to enrollment. See Health Care Programs Office Assistant for application and additional prerequisite information.

PTEP 2600 MEDICAL EMERGENCIES FOR THE PARAMEDIC

This course integrates assessment findings with principles of epidemiology and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment and-or disposition plan for a patient with a medical complaint. This course covers the Medical Section of the national EMS Education Standards Curriculum. Students will participate in classroom lecture and discussion as well as practical lab exercise and clinical opportunities designed to prepare the student with to provide emergency care to those who are experiencing a medical emergency along with the appropriate care and intervention(s) necessary to insure safe, effective and efficient transport to the most appropriate facility. This course meets all national EMS Education Standards.

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Prerequisites

PTEP 2500 (B or better)

PTEP 2710 CARE OF SPECIAL POPULATIONS FOR THE PARAMEDIC

This course prepares the student to recognize, assess and provide paramedic interventions related to the special challenges posed by neonate, pediatric, obstetric, geriatrics, and technology dependent patients. Acute interventions for the chronically ill and home care patient are discussed. This course covers the Special Populations Section of the national EMS Education Standards Curriculum. Students will participate in classroom lecture and discussion as well as practical lab exercises and clinical opportunities designed to prepare the student to provide emergency care to those specific special population groups that require unique approaches or treatment options based on their specific needs. Emergency care as well as communication techniques and basic use knowledge of selected advanced technology will be explored along with the appropriate care and intervention(s) necessary to insure safe, effective and efficient transport to the most appropriate facility. This course meets all national EMS Education Standards.

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Prerequisites

PTEP 2600 (B or better)

PTEP 2825 TRAUMA EMERGENCIES IN PARAMEDIC PRACTICE

This course prepares the student to recognize, assess and provide paramedic interventions related to bodily traumatic injuries. This course covers the Trauma section of the national EMS Education Standards Curriculum. Students will participate in classroom lecture and discussion as well as clinical and field experiences designed to prepare the student to provide emergency care to those who have experienced a traumatic injury along with the appropriate care and intervention(s) necessary to ensure safe, effective and efficient transport to the most appropriate facility. Students will also begin rotations with various paramedic Fire/EMS agencies providing rescue vehicle response to advance the skills and performance of paramedic practice. Successful evaluation of professionalism, interpersonal relationships and problem solving under stress, must be completed for recommendation to test for certification/licensure. Students will nominally complete a total of 500 hours of ride time and successfully complete 50 ALS Team Leads during this course and Paramedic 5. A minimum of 20 of the ALS Team Leads MUST BE COMPLETED during Paramedic 5. This Field Clinical time will continue in Paramedic 5 course. This course meets all national EMS Education Standards.

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Prerequisites

PTEP 2710 (B or better)

PTEP 2895 PARAMEDIC CAPSTONE

This course integrates all previously learned areas to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment and-or disposition plan for a variety of patients with varying degrees of complaints. This course will allow students to solidify and put into practice all that has been learned by applying and integrating epidemiology, Pathophysiology, assessment and advanced concepts applied to the recognition of Advanced Life Support patient problems and treatment modalities. The student will be able to apply the skills and knowledge gained in previous classroom and clinical experience in order to provide quality and appropriate patient care and transportation to the most appropriate facility. Students will also cover knowledge of Emergency Medical Operations covered in the Operations section of the EMT - Paramedic National Standard Curriculum. Students will participate in classroom lecture and discussion as well as clinical and field experiences designed to prepare the student to provide emergency care at the paramedic level. Extensive clinical and field internship time will be expected. Classroom time at the end of this course will be spent preparing for state and national certifying examinations, both written and practical. Students will continue rotations with various paramedic Fire/EMS agencies providing rescue vehicle response to advance the skills and performance of paramedic practice. Successful evacuation of professionalism, interpersonal relationships and problem solving under stress, must be completed for recommendation to test for certification/licensure. Students will nominally complete a total of 500 hours of ride time and successfully complete 50 ALS Team Leads during this course and Paramedic 4; A minimum of 20 of the ALS Team Leads MUST BE COMPLETED during Paramedic 5. This course meets all national EMS Education Standards.

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Prerequisites

Enrollment by instructor permission only. Completion of Paramedic 4 – Trauma Emergencies an EMS Operations in Paramedic Practice with a B or better.