Emergency Medical Services

Student Learning Outcomes

Course Number Course Outcome
EMS 10Anatomy and Physiology for Paramedics^ Upon completion of this course, students will be able to define and describe each of the human body systems including function, normal physiology and pathological states of concern to the paramedic's scope of practice as well as describe and classify the paramedic management skills employed in treating the common problems involving each body system. ^ Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe and illustrate the functions of cells, tissues, organs and organ systems as they relate to paramedic practices and patient care.
EMS 40Cardiology for Paramedics^ Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to identify and describe the anatomy of the cardiovascular system, Identify and describe the physiology of the normal heart, Identify and describe the pathophysiology of the abnormal heart as well as describe the electrophysiology and conduction of a heartbeat ^ Upon successful completion of this course, students will evaluate various cardiac patients and describe the pertinent findings that affect treatment protocols. Evaluate and contrast various treatment algorithms when given various heart disease scenarios ^ Upon successful completion of this course, students will Recognize and describe the characteristics and hemodynamic significance of and appropriate interventions for static and dynamic: a) sinus rhythms, b) atrial rhythms, c) junctional rhythms, d) heart blocks, pacer rhythms.
EMS 20Emergency Cardiac Care for Paramedics^ Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe the early warning signs of impending cardiac arrest subsequent to cardiovascular disease, demonstrate the appropriate intervention steps for treating a victim of cardiac arrest and demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation to the standards of the AHA. ^ Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to prioritize the uses, actions, indications, contraindications, cautions, dosages, and manners supplied for each cardiac drug on the paramedic list. ^ Upon successful completion of the course, students will prioritize, within 6 seconds, each of the required dysrhythmias and list any appropriate interventions. This will include static images and dynamic rhythms from the electrocardiography monitor. ^ Upon successful completion of this course, students will demonstrate advanced airway skills (endotracheal airway, King Airway, oropharyngeal airway, nasopharyngeal airway, etc.), demonstrate proper execution of treatment algorithms according to AHA and Los Angeles County standards and Utilize the ECG monitor-defibrillator on simulated patients
EMT 90Emergency Medical Technician I^ Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to perform a scene survey, perform a complete patient assessment of medical and trauma patients, integrate diagnostic signs and symptoms and formulate a working diagnosis ^ Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to Analyze and differentiate the roles and responsibilities of the Emergency Medical Technician in performing both emergency care and operations aspects of the job. ^ Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to describe the signs and symptoms characteristic of each disease and traumatic injury in the EMT scope of practice as well as differentiate between pediatric and adult patients in terms of changes in signs/symptoms and treatment protocols ^ Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to implement an appropriate treatment protocol within the EMT scope of practice based on assessment findings and diagnosis ^ Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to perform each skill within the EMT scope of practice and assemble and apply or utilize each piece of equipment normally used by EMTs.
EMT 91Emergency Medical Technician I Refresher^ Refresher students will demonstrate skill competency for recertification ^ Students successfully completing the Refresher class will demonstrate updated EMS knowledge
EMS 60EMS Theory for Paramedics^ Upon completion of this course, students will be able to Evaluate common obstetrical emergencies, and interventions for normal and abnormal deliveries as well as Evaluate common signs, symptoms, and interventions for pediatric emergencies ^ Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to Describe and demonstrate management plans for trauma to the chest, head, spine, and extremities, Describe and plan management objectives for multiple casualty incidents, and triage considerations to include legal considerations, evaluate the need for and utilize crisis intervention skills in psychiatric emergencies and identify signs of stress and prioritize methods of management. ^ Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to describe the application of the laws governing the paramedic's scope of practice and prepare EMS forms as required by county regulations. ^ Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to identify and describe the methods of transmission of common communicable diseases, Identify and manage common abdominal emergencies, Analyze common neurological emergencies and formulate interventions, Formulate treatment plans for the four types of shock, Identify common respiratory emergencies and interventions and Identify signs, symptoms, and interventions for diabetic emergencies.
EMS 1Fundamentals for Paramedics^ Prospective Paramedic students will demonstrate Medical Terminology readiness for entry into the Paramedic Program. ^ Students who have completed the math skills component of the pre-course will demonstrate math readiness for entry into the Paramedic Program. ^ Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology to analyze case studies involving disease pathophysiology and traumatic injury.
EMT 90-AIntroduction to EMS System^ Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to Perform CPR and basic airway management skills for healthcare providers (HCP) to American Heart Association (AHA) standards. ^ Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to Check vital signs in a lab setting, including identifying normal and abnormal vital sign parameters. ^ Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to perform a scene survey, properly utilizing resources and distinguishing safe from unsafe scenes. Perform a basic patient assessment of medical and trauma patients
EMS 70Paramedic Clinical Internship^ Upon successful completion of Clinical Internship, students will have completed Assessments and evaluations on patients in each hospital department assigned, stating correct diagnosis and appropriate paramedic intervention as well completing the required number of patient contacts by category as required by the state of California. ^ Upon successful completion of this course, students will demonstrate appropriate patient assessment skills, demonstrate the ability to utilize appropriate communications skills and demeanor with the patient, family, and hospital staff and demonstrate assertiveness in emergency situations as evidenced by proper assessment and selection of interventions.
EMS 80Paramedic Field Externship^ Upon successful completion of Field Internship, 100% of students will demonstrate all required clinical skills to the same standards as required for certification, demonstrate proper scene assessment and intervention, including scene safety and need for additional resources and demonstrate appropriate patient assessment skills ^ Upon successful completion of Field Internship, students will complete the required number of patient contacts by category, demonstrate appropriate communication skills and demeanor with patients, significant others, and field personnel, Demonstrate assertiveness in emergency situations, determine appropriate paramedic protocols for each intervention and demonstrate judgment in selection and application and demonstrate the ability to assess and evaluate patients in field situations, correctly determining chief complaint, selecting and performing correct intervention.
EMS 50Paramedic Skills Competency^ Upon successful completion of this course, students will analyze and demonstrate the appropriate usage of each splint, adjunct device, etc. as well as identify the protocol involving the appropriate application of each device. ^ Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to evaluate simulated patients, accurately determine problems, and select correct treatment modalities. ^ Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to explain and demonstrate proper radio communication techniques and protocols in simulations.
EMS 30Pharmacology for Paramedics^ Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to Identify the approved paramedic drugs, how the drugs are supplied, dosage ranges, and manner of administration as well as Classify the uses, actions, indications, contraindications, cautions and interactions of those drugs. ^ Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to measure and calculate proper drug dosages and administer by correct route each paramedic drug as ordered. ^ Upon successful completion of this course, students will demonstrate proper aseptic and skill techniques for drug administration by various routes. They will pass with 100% accuracy a skills exam demonstrating IV starts, IV push medication administration, IVPB, IM, SQ, IN and IO medication administration.
EMS 2Preparation for Paramedic Program^ Upon completion of this class, students will demonstrate Basic Life Support (BLS) knowledge and skills, Immobilize long bone fractures and dislocations, Manage venous and arterial hemorrhaging with trauma dressings and tourniquets, as well as treating the underlying shock state, Establish and maintain a patent airway utilizing airway adjunct devices,Administer oxygen therapy by means of devices such as nasal cannula, simple, venturi and nonrebreather face masks and Perform spinal immobilization, including vehicle extrication ^ Upon completion of this class, students will demonstrate readiness to enter the Paramedic program by performing patient assessment skills consistent with Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS) and Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency standards.