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EMS 232 - Paramedic Internship I

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 0 Clinical Hours: 6 Credits: 2

Description: This course provides application of the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom using the team approach to emergency medical patients in the pre-hospital environment.

Prerequisite(s): Take EMS 150  and EMS 151  with a minimum grade of C. 
Corequisite(s): Take EMS 230  and EMS 231 
Course Topics:
  • Practical application of principles of emergency care as a team member on a 911 emergency ambulance
  • Assessment
  • Therapeutic communication and cultural competency
  • Psychomotor skills
  • Professionalism
  • Decision making
  • Record keeping
  • Patient complaints
  • Scene leadership
  • Scene safety

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • Paramedic Internship and Clinical Manual
  • Internship packet for Paramedic Clinical and Internship Manual
  • EMS 232 Paramedic Internship I Competency Logs
  • Stethoscope

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A =  90 - 100
B =   80 - 89
C =   70 - 79
D =   60 - 69
F =     0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Apply principles of safety to ensure the safety of the rescuer and others to during an emergency.
  2. Demonstrate completion of a comprehensive history and physical examination to identify factors affecting the health and health needs of a patient.
  3. Formulate a field impression based on an analysis of comprehensive assessment findings, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and epidemiology.
  4. Relate assessment findings to underlying pathological and physiological changes in the patient’s condition.
  5. Integrate patient assessments to formulate a treatment and disposition plan for patients with a variety of medical and traumatic complaints of varying acuity levels.
  6. Perform basic and advanced interventions as part of a treatment plan intended to mitigate the emergency, provide symptom relief, and improve the overall health of the patient.
  7. Evaluate the effectiveness of interventions and modifies treatment plan accordingly.
  8. Integrate and synthesize the multiple determinants of health and clinical care.
  9. Perform health screenings and referrals.
  10. Demonstrate safe and effective performance of all psychomotor skills within the National EMS Scope of Practice Model and state Scope of Practice at the paramedic level.
  11. Express attributes of exemplary professional behavior including, but not limited to, integrity, empathy, self-motivation, appearance/personal hygiene, self-confidence, communications, time management, teamwork/ diplomacy, respect, patient advocacy, and careful delivery of service.
  12. Report and document assessment findings and interventions.
  13. Assemble and report data to be used for epidemiological and research purposes.
  14. Apply comprehensive knowledge to provide basic and advanced emergency care as an EMS team member on an emergency call with more experienced personnel in the lead role.
  15. Integrate comprehensive knowledge to function as the team leader of a routine, single patient advanced life support emergency call.

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