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EMSP 1515 - Fundamentals of Paramedicine

5 Credits
This course is designed to prepare a person to care for the sick and injured at an advanced level of care. This course will include the study of the roles and responsibilities of a paramedic in the EMS system, professional communication as well as legal and ethical responsibilities of the provider. Topics related to anatomy and physiology, venous access and medication administration, airway management, medical documentation, patient assessment will be discussed. All entry level skills required to attend clinical rotation will be included in this course.

Prerequisite: Current state of Arkansas EMT licensure and acceptance into the paramedic program.

Corequisite: EMSP 1511 ECG Interpretation , EMSP 1512 Pharmacology I , EMSP 1522 Practicum I  and EMSP 2402 Anatomy & Physiology  

4 Lecture / 1 Lab Course Level Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1. Discuss key tenets of professionalism and ethics and what makes one a professional. (PLO 3)
2. Describe what roles personal and therapeutic communication serves to our patient, peers, and members of the in-hospital medical team. (PLO 3)
3. Discuss the concept of a team and the role that each participant plays. (PLO 3)
4. Discuss the roles and responsibilities of a paramedic. (PLO 3)
5. Outline the value of life-long learning. (PLO 3)

Latest Update Effective: Spring 2020

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