Course Code: EMS2621
Credit Hours: 15
Effective beginning: Spring 2021
Course Description:Paramedic II is a continuation of advanced life support knowledge, skills, assessments, treatments, and experiences attained in Paramedic I with emphasis on special patient considerations, traumatic injuries, operations, and specialized instruction and advanced labs. Topics to be covered include but are not limited to: obstetrics, pediatrics, challenged patients, traumatic injuries, and EMS operations. Lab, clinical, and field experiences included. The goal of the EMS Department is “to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.”
Successfully completed EMS 2620
Tina Maloy, Program Director
Required textbooks/ course materials:
Required Books and Resources (for all semesters): Contact Chipola Bookstore for prices
Paramedic 8th Edition – Premier Package with 12 Lead ECG, ISBN: 9781284150216, Book Code 15021-6
2 - Official College polos
2 - Official College t-shirts
2 - Navy blue EMS pants
Blue ink pen
Watch with second hand
See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.
The standing of a student in each course is expressed by one of the following letters and corresponding grading system:
A – 90 – 100
B – 80 – 89
C – 75 – 79
D – 60 – 74
F – 59 or less
Discipline-level learning outcomes:
PMD 1 Integrate complex knowledge of Workforce Safety and Wellness, Roles and Responsibilities/Professionalism of a Paramedic, Clinical Behavior and Judgement, medical/legal and ethical issues within an EMS system, effective interpersonal and therapeutic communication skills with patients and others.
PMD2 Integrates a complex knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology to assess and manage emergency patients including: pharmacology, medication administration, respiratory, including maintaining a patent airway, oxygenation, and ventilation to effectively and safely provide advanced emergency medical care to critical medical and/or trauma emergent patients.
PMD3 Establish principles of medical documentation and report writing; including patient assessment, history, comprehensive physical exam, list differential diagnoses, and formulate a treatment plan for critical emergent patients.
PMD4 Integrate a complex knowledge of environmental hazards procedures and multiple causality incidents.
PMD5 Demonstrate complex knowledge and skills required to apply for the state and National Paramedic licensure examination and employment.
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Explain multiple determinants of professional roles and responsibilities of the emergency medical services system as well as emergency medical services system operations.
Exhibit complex knowledge in EMS systems, research, public health initiative, workforce safety and wellness, record keeping, quality improvement, therapeutic communication and medical/legal and ethics.
Identify operational roles and responsibilities to ensure patient, public, and personnel safety in performing emergency care and operational aspects as a pre-hospital care provider.
Develop and demonstrate complex knowledge and application of clinical behaviors and judgement as related to advanced assessment, therapeutic communications, cultural competencies, psychomotor skills, professionalism, decision-making, record keeping, patient complaints and differential diagnoses, scene safety, and leadership in performing advanced emergency medical care to critical medical and/or trauma emergent patients.
Apply complex knowledge relative to the multiple determinants of professional roles and responsibilities of the emergency medical services system as well as emergency medical services system operations.
Utilize complex knowledge of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, pathophysiology, and lifespan development relative to advanced patient assessment.
Demonstrate complex knowledge of the principles of pharmacology, medication administration, and emergency medications interventions to safely provide advanced emergency medical care to critical medical and/or trauma emergent patients.
Develop and demonstrate complex knowledge and application of patient airway management including oxygen administration, airway adjunct application, intubation, difficult airway, respiration, and artificial ventilation.
Apply scene information to guide advanced emergency medical care to critical emergent patients by using scene size up information, patient findings related to primary and secondary assessment, patient history, using monitoring devices, and reassessment.
Demonstrate critical thinking skills to enhance the ability to analyze and develop the most effective means of caring for age-related patient management of pre-hospital advanced emergency medical care for patients.
Demonstrate complex knowledge and critical thinking skills to guide advanced emergency medical care to critical emergent patients of all age groups and patients with special challenges within the scope of practice of a Paramedic in caring for a medical patient including but not limited to neurologic emergencies, abdominal and gastrointestinal disorders, immunologic emergencies, infectious diseases, endocrine disorders, psychiatric disorders, cardiovascular emergencies, toxicological emergencies, respiratory emergencies, hematologic emergencies, genitourinary/renal emergencies, gynecological emergencies, obstetrics, non-traumatic musculoskeletal disorders, diseases of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat.
Demonstrate complex knowledge to perform age-related management of shock and resuscitation.
Demonstrate complex knowledge and critical thinking skills to guide advanced emergency medical care to critical emergent patients of all age groups and patients with special challenges within the scope of practice of a Paramedic in caring for a trauma patient including but not limited to bleeding, chest trauma, abdominal/genitourinary trauma, orthopedic trauma, soft-tissue trauma, head, face, neck, and spine trauma, nervous system trauma, special patient population trauma, environmental emergencies, and multi-system trauma.
Demonstrate complex knowledge in the care of special populations to include but not limited to gynecologic/obstetrical, neonatal care, pediatric patients, geriatric patients, and patients with special challenges.
Demonstrate and apply complex and comprehensive knowledge of EMS operations, safety operations of the ground ambulance, lifting and moving patients, vehicle extrication, special rescue, incident management, multiple casualty incidents, air medical operations, hazardous materials awareness, and terrorism response.
Demonstrate complex knowledge and skills of the three domains (cognitive, psychomotor, and affective) to successfully apply for state licensure and employment.
PMD 1 – PMD 5
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The theory and skills acquisition is taught in a sequential order initiating with didactic, lab, and progression to clinical/internship. This process encompasses governing standards and principles to ensure the graduate is a competent entry-level paramedic prepared for state and national certification and employment.
Lecture is the primary method of instruction covering topics primarily from the textbook. The presentation is enhanced by overhead slides, class demonstrations, skills acquisition, scenario, case studies, board illustrations, and role-play. Students are responsible for all material contained within the assigned chapters of the textbooks, as well as all material covered during lecture. Students should read the text, take lecture notes, complete study assignments and review the online supplemental information in order to prepare for the exams/evaluation.
The students’ understanding of the material and familiarity with the terminology will be assessed as well as previous knowledge, skills, assessments, treatments, and accumulated experiences attained in EMS1158 and/or while functioning as a licensed EMT and attained in EMS2620.
College-wide policies and resources
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Paramedic II is a continuation of advanced life support knowledge, skills, assessments, treatments, and experiences attained in Paramedic I with emphasis on special patient considerations, traumatic injuries, operations, and specialized instruction and advanced labs.