Program Outcomes - EMT Paramedic AAS
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.
|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.
|6.||Describe the basic pharmacological background and actions of drugs, regulations, human body systems, pharmacokinetics, and drug calculations.
|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.
|8.||Identify the roles and responsibilities, Emergency Medical Services (EMS)components, well-being, illness and injury prevention, ethics, medical and legal considerations.
|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.
|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.
|11.||Utilize assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for obstetric, neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, and chronic-care patients.
|12.||Interpret basic electrocardiographic (ECG) rhythm analysis and identify related care in a clinical and pre-hospital setting.
|13.||Define medical terminology, the human body structures, and pathophysiology foundations in paramedicine.
|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).
|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.
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)
- Paramedic Program Annual Report: outcome summaries
- NREMT Pass/Fail Rate report: 3-year report on pass-fail rates
Further statistical reports for all programs within AZ can be found at: www.azdhs.gov/bems/