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Program Outcomes - EMT Paramedic AAS

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Emergency Medical Technology - Paramedic AAS degree program, the learner will be able to:

1. Demonstrate the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains while performing all patient care assessments and therapeutic modalities in out of classroom environments (patient care settings) as well as case based scenario labs.
EMT 218, EMT 227LC, EMT 228LC, EMT 247LC, EMT 248LC
2. Formulate a field impression and implementation of a field treatment plan for a trauma patient through a systemic approach to patient assessment and management, airway and ventilation management, shock, soft tissue and burn injuries, isolated and multi-systems trauma, and various types of trauma patients.
EMT 140, EMT 223
3. Perform a pragmatic approach and systematic format regarding medical patient assessment and management through formulation of a general impression, determine the patient's stability, and explore the possibilities of differential diagnoses and treatment plans.
EMT 155, EMT 224
4. Identify current techniques in pre-hospital emergency care for the basic emergency medical technician to include signs and symptoms of illness, injuries, medical emergencies, appropriate medical techniques, and ambulance operations.
EMT 158
5. Assess, extricate, and care for victims of crash incidents utilizing the following management skills; scene size-up, disentanglement, victim stabilization for single and multi-victim situations, hazardous materials incidents, integration of local emergency medical services (EMS) for patient assessment and management, and standard operating procedures to selected victim scenarios.
EMT 170
6. Describe the basic pharmacological background and actions of drugs, regulations, human body systems, pharmacokinetics, and drug calculations.
EMT 205
7. Demonstrate the advanced life support skills approach to emergency care of the emotionally disturbed to include emotional aspects, approach to the patient, psychiatric emergencies and techniques of management.
EMT 214
8. Identify the roles and responsibilities, Emergency Medical Services (EMS)components, well-being, illness and injury prevention, ethics, medical and legal considerations.
EMT 219
9. Identify the anatomy and physiology, age specific techniques and procedures, and respiratory pharmacology in order to establish and/or maintain a patient's airway.
EMT 221
10. Perform an advanced physical assessment on an emergency patient to include the physical exam, integrative and on-going exams, and communicate/document the findings to the patient and others.
EMT 222
11. Utilize assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for obstetric, neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, and chronic-care patients.
 EMT 225
12. Interpret basic electrocardiographic (ECG) rhythm analysis and identify related care in a clinical and pre-hospital setting.
EMT 230
13. Define medical terminology, the human body structures, and pathophysiology foundations in paramedicine.
EMT 242
14. Recognize and intervene on medical emergencies related to toxicology, hazardous materials, infectious disease, and hematology. Includes poisoning, drug overdose, and transmission of infectious diseases.
EMT 244, EMT 263
15. Identify pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for the patient with cardiovascular disease/injury based on 3-lead and 12-lead cardiac monitoring and interpretation. Define cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, cardiovascular pathologies and management, and adjunctive diagnostics.
EMT 254, EMT 250
16. Perform a pediatric assessment, airway management and respiratory emergencies, cardiovascular emergencies, neonatal emergencies, children with special healthcare needs, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
EMT 252
17. Demonstrate the skills associated with medical and trauma emergencies for the newborn and pediatric patient to include in-depth study of emergency pediatric care, methods of patient assessment, medical emergencies, pediatric trauma, and management of Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN).
EMT 258, EMT 243
18 Perform independent research in advanced pre-hospital care and submit in writing your findings in accordance with MLA or APA format.
EMT 295

Program Effectiveness Data

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians:

  • 2012/13: Emergency Medical Systems (EMS) Paramedic Certification exam:  61 students tested; 61 student passed (100.00% pass rate)

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