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Student Learning Outcomes

Discipline: Emergency Medical Services
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Anatomy and Physiology for Paramedics EMS 10
  • 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.
  • 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.
Cardiology for Paramedics EMS 40
  • 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 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.
  • 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
Emergency Cardiac Care for Paramedics EMS 20
  • 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 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 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 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
Emergency Medical Technician I Refresher EMT 91
  • Students successfully completing the Refresher class will demonstrate updated EMS knowledge
  • Refresher students will demonstrate skill competency for recertification
EMS Theory for Paramedics EMS 60
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
Fundamentals for Paramedics EMS 1
  • 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.
Paramedic Clinical Internship EMS 70
  • 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.
  • 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.
Paramedic Field Externship EMS 80
  • 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.
Paramedic Skills Competency EMS 50
  • 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.
  • 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.
Pharmacology for Paramedics EMS 30
  • 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.
Preparation for Paramedic Program EMS 2
  • 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.
  • 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