|Course||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|EMT 230||Paramedic Technology - 3||(6-6) 9 Cr. Hrs.|
This course provides the information and experience necessary to prepare the student for the National Registry Examination. In addition, the EMT 230 course is designed to give students extensive practical application along with the knowledge and skills acquired in EMT 210 and 220. This course outline includes advanced practice with a focus on patient assessment and traumatic emergencies in addition to dealing with patients with special considerations. Content areas are covered in lectures, practical skills practiced in a laboratory setting along with observations and practical experience that will be gained in the clinical and internship setting. This course is a Michigan Department of Community Health EMS and Trauma Systems section approved course leading to licensing as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic; Michigan Department of Community Health EMS and Trauma Systems section leading to licensing as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic. The student will be eligible for the National Registry Examination upon successful completion of all three semesters of the Paramedic Program.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Examine the cardiovascular system.
- Identify the anatomy of the skin.
- Explain the pathophysiology of shock and how it relates to patient care.
- Identify signs and/or symptoms as they relate to musculoskeletal injury.
- Examine the anatomy of the nervous and skeletal system.
- Identify the signs and symptoms related to heat and/or cold exposure.
- Demonstrate a more comprehensive detailed physical examination on a patient with medical and/or trauma related illness/injury as applicable.
- Classify a patient with traumatic injuries.
- Complete the ongoing assessment-process.
- Demonstrate the components of a communications system, radio communications, communication with medical direction, verbal, and interpersonal strategies which include integrating the physiological, psychological and sociological factors as it relates to patient care and communication.
- Correlate the various components of a written report, special considerations regarding patient refusal, the legal implications of the report along with special reporting situations.
- Characterize the aging process as it is related to disease and illness.
- Demonstrate knowledge needed to function in the pre-hospital environment.
Note: This course may not be offered every semester.
Please check the EMT section of the current course schedule for availability.