Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog 
    
    Apr 20, 2024  
Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog

Community Health/Critical Care Paramedic


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The Community Health/Critical Care Paramedic Certificate is designed to provide the knowledge, skills and ability to synthesize standard of care and expanded scope of practice with comprehensive assessment, diagnostic technology, patient advocacy, ethical and professional behaviors, to practice patient-centered evidence-based paramedicine in the community, clinical, out-of-hospital, and interfacility transport settings.

Credit Hours Required: 16

Note: There are special admission requirements for the Community Health/Critical Care Paramedic certificate program, including program admission and one of the following certifications: NREMT - P State of Arizona OR EMCT - Paramedic RN NP PA MD NREMT - P State of Arizona OR EMCT - Paramedic RN NP PA MD.

Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of the Community Health/Critical Care Paramedic Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

1.    Demonstrate ethical and professional behaviors consistent with Critical Care Paramedicine, Community Health Paramedicine, and Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Paramedicine and expanded scope of practice.
2.    Integrate the pathophysiological significance of comprehensive assessment findings to manage Critical Care and high-risk patients.
3.    Synthesize Critical Care Paramedicine, Community Health Paramedicine, and TECC Paramedicine standard of care and expand the scope of practice to perform a comprehensive patient assessment.
4.    Integrate pathophysiologic principles, epidemiology, and comprehensive assessment to formulate a differential diagnosis for patients in critical care settings.
5.    Utilize diagnostic technology and resources to interpret lab values of Critical Care and high-risk patients.
6.    Integrate the pathophysiological significance of comprehensive patient assessment findings to implement a management plan according to Critical Care Paramedicine, Community Health Paramedicine, and TECC Paramedicine to expand the scope of practice.
7.    Synthesize Community Paramedicine standard of care and expand the scope of practice to manage medical conditions, behavioral health, end-of-life situations, special needs, and home health care.
8.    Differentiate the levels of threat and perform comprehensive trauma patient assessment and treatment according to levels of threat.
9.    Manage various trauma conditions according to scope of practice, levels of threat, and TECC guidelines.