Jun 12, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
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ECP 200 - Transition to Paramedic Care

Credit(s): 3

Prerequisite(s): program director’s consent.
This course provides an opportunity for the EMT to start learning the cognitive, psychomotor, and behavioral differences between an EMT and paramedic. Topics covered include roles and responsibilities of the paramedic, EMS systems, licensure/recertification requirements, medical/legal issues, communications and documentation, anatomy and physiology review, pharmacology and emergency medications, and current issues that impact the emergency medical services profession. (Fall Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Discuss EMS systems, safety and well-being of the paramedic and medical, legal and ethical issues in order to improve the health of EMS personnel, patients and the community.
  • Relate knowledge of the anatomy and function of all human systems to the practice of EMS.
  • Explain the components of an EMS communication system, and the process for proper documentation in pre-hospital care.
  • Demonstrate the proper technique in communicating with patients who are ill or injured.
  • Explain EMS pharmacology in order to formulate a treatment plan for pre-hospital patients.

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