2022-2023 College Catalog 
    
    Jun 30, 2022  
2022-2023 College Catalog

EMS 262B - Paramedic B


Credits: 15
Lab/Lecture: 8 Lecture. 20 Lab.

Second of 3 courses in preparation of the Certified Basic Emergency Medical Technician for transition to an advanced Certified Emergency Paramedic provider level. Includes human anatomy and physiology, physical assessment, advanced airway and ventilation techniques, intravenous therapy, medical emergencies, and trauma patient management.  Interested students will go through a rigorous testing process and should contact the EMS program coordinator.  This course is provided in partnership with Northern Arizona Healthcare (NAH). Application to and acceptance into the program is required in order to take this course. See the NAH website at www.nahealth.com for application information. 
Course Outcomes:
Students will be able to:
  1. understand the roles and responsibilities of a Paramedic within an EMS system, apply the basic concepts of development, pathophysiology and pharmacology to assessment and management of emergency patients, be able to properly administer medications, and communicate effectively with patients;
  2. establish and/ or maintain a patent airway, oxygenate, and ventilate a patient;
  3. take a proper history and perform a comprehensive physical exam on any patient, and communicate the findings to others;
  4. integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for the trauma patient;
  5. integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for the medical patient;
  6. integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for neonatal, pediatric, and geriatric patients, diverse patients, and chronically ill patients;
  7. integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for patients with common complaints;
  8. safely manage the scene of an emergency.


Prerequisite(s): EMS 262A.