2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    
    Feb 27, 2024  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

EMS 271L - Medical Emergencies in Paramedicine Lab


Description: Develops psychomotor skills in the Paramedic Scope of Practice through sequenced lab simulations. Prepares students to implement a management plan in the Paramedic Scope of Practice for respiratory and cardiovascular emergencies. 

Corequisite: BIO 160  or AHS 160 , EMS 162 , EMS 164 , EMS 201 , EMS 239 , and EMS 271 

Credits: 2
Lecture: 0
Lab: 4

Course Content:
  1. Comprehensive assessment: pathophysiology, epidemiology, technology (diagnostics, heart rhythm monitoring, and other monitoring and diagnostic devices), and techniques
  2. Management: pharmacologic agents, respiratory emergencies, and cardiovascular emergencies
  3. Competent performance of all required EMT skills and Paramedic respiratory, cardiovascular, and airway management skills
  4. ECG rhythm interpretation and differential diagnosis for the acute coronary syndromes
  5. Integration of the principles of pharmacology: patient assessments, differential diagnosis, and management plans

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Perform comprehensive patient assessment utilizing technology and techniques according to the Paramedic Scope of Practice for respiratory and cardiovascular emergencies. (1, 2)
  2. Perform base psychomotor skills at the EMT level for competency. All required EMT skills. (3)
  3. Perform rote psychomotor skills at the Paramedic level for competency. All required Paramedic skills for management of respiratory and cardiovascular emergencies. (2, 3)
  4. Place electrodes in the correct anatomical location needed for multi-lead ECG acquisition. (4)
  5. Integrate principles of pharmacology to perform a patient assessment in the EMS professional scope of practice.  (5)
  6. Integrate principles of pharmacology to formulate a differential diagnosis in the EMS professional scope of practice. (5)
  7. Integrate principles of pharmacology to implement a management plan in the EMS professional scope of practice. (5)
  8. Perform basic life support with advanced cardiac life support in a cardiovascular emergency. (1, 3)
  9. Use basic and advanced airway adjuncts, suctioning to manage the airway, and ventilatory devices to maintain respirations. (1, 3)