EMS 64B: PARAMEDIC AMBULANCE FIELD INTERNSHIP II
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Effective Term:||Summer 2022|
|Hours:||40 laboratory per week (480 total per quarter)
This is a clinical laboratory course.
|Advisory:||Not open to students with credit in EMTP 64B or 103B.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade Only|
The student will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge through the patient contact experience to serve as a base for field decision-making.
- Demonstrate the models of professional attitudes and behaviors in regard to other health care professionals.
- Apply the knowledge and psychomotor skills learned in the didactic phase on live patients.
- Demonstrate the skills they have learned and will use during the internship while in a controlled environment to pass NREMT guidelines.
- Develop working relationships with other health care members and understand the role and responsibilities of other providers.
- Discuss with the preceptor trauma patient care and treatments with emphasis on surgical options.
- Demonstrate professional attitudes and behaviors toward patients, family members, and other health care providers.
- Critical thinking decision process
- Incorporate information gathered from the patient to form an appropriate treatment process
- Utilize patient information to develop a working diagnosis
- Wear appropriate uniform
- Assure that uniform is clean and is worn in a professional manner
- Exhibit a positive attitude with the patient and other health care providers
- Use of appropriate language around the patient and other health care providers
- Perform skills accurately and in a proficient manner
- Calculate formulas and demonstrate administration of medications within scope of practice
- Start intravenous lines using aseptic techniques
- Perform appropriate airway management both BLS and ALS
- Perform endotracheal intubation proficiently utilizing guidelines according to ACLS
- Demonstrate appropriate use of the cardiac monitor and defibrillator
- Perform 12 lead ECG
- Patient assessments under stressful situations on critical medical and traumatic scenes
- Under supervision of the preceptor, demonstrate knowledge of NREMT skills
- Complete endotracheal intubation under 30 seconds
- Airway suction 15 seconds for the adult, 10 seconds for the child, 5 seconds for infants
- Demonstrate an understanding for pacing, cardioversion, intraosseous insertion and spinal immobilization
- Interactions with other health care providers, and an understanding of the paramedic's roles and responsibilities
- Roles and responsibilities of other health care providers
- The EMS system and how each stakeholder plays apart in the system
- Continuous quality improvement and its effect on the system and the care given to the patient
- Demonstrate to the preceptor an understanding on how to improve the system and have involvement with system changes
- Demonstrate how to improve patient care
- Trauma patient care
- Demonstrate appropriate treatment to the critically injured
- Discussion with the preceptor the need to load and go patients and why
- Perform rapid trauma assessment
- Demonstrate an understanding of patients that need surgical intervention
- Attitude and behaviors of health care providers
- Under the supervision of the preceptor demonstrate the ability to discuss sensitive history to patients
- Demonstrate compassion while performing patient care
- During the field phase demonstrate an understanding of patient confidentiality
- Treat the patient, family and other health care with respect
Labs will be conducted on a 911 ambulance and include the following topics:
- Patient assessment with development of a working diagnosis
- Communication with transfer of care
- Written PCRs
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
2. Self-study, library
3. Selected paramedic provider agencies
Method(s) of Evaluation
Written tests: multiple choice, matching, essays, fill-in-the-blank, short answer
Assignments: matching, multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, true/false, short answer, fill-in-the-table
National-style paramedic affective evaluation: observe student behavior, document, and counsel student
Paramedic preceptor clinical evaluations of psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domain
Method(s) of Instruction
Instruction and evaluation by a field preceptor
The intern will also will do self study and incorporate information that is gathered from preceptor's evaluation
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Caroline, L. Nancy. Emergency Care in the Streets. 2018.
Foothill College Paramedic Program. Student Policy Handbook. 2021.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
- Read 1-6 chapters per week throughout the quarter on paramedic: anatomy and physiology, cardiology, electrocardiogram, electrophysiology, etc. Weekly reading assignments 60-100 pages
- Writing assignments: weekly essays are assigned relative to different patient medical and traumatic situations
- Workbook/writing assignments are given each week, e.g., matching, multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank
- Review of local protocol manual (for student's assigned county)