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                               COURSE OUTLINE

CRSE    CRSE             COURSE TITLE                SEM       LECT      LAB      PCS/CIP
PREFIX NO                                            HRS       HRS       HRS        CODE
PMED   190                  Paramedic I               8.5       5.5       6      12 510904

1.   CATALOG DESCRIPTION OF COURSE: Expands on EMT-I training by increasing
     the EMT-I’s knowledge base within anatomy and physiology, and providing additional
     patient assessment skills. Teaches advanced pharmacology, advanced airway skills, and
     clinical decision-making. Prepares the paramedic student for roles and responsibilities,
     legal issues and ethics, and the impact of decisions made in the pre-hospital environment.


     a.   Successful completion of the EMTI 130, 131, 132, and 133, which is
          Southeastern’s EMT Intermediate program (new curriculum), and hold a current
          EMT Intermediate License.
     b.   Current EMT/Basic or EMT/Intermediate license under the old curriculum.
     c.   Current Health Care Provider CPR Certification.
     d.   Successful completion of BIOL 261 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and
          BIOL 262 Human Anatomy and Physiology II with a grade of “C” or better.
     e.   Successful completion of Region V Math Drug competency exam #2 with a score
          of 80% or greater. The math exam may be repeated one time. If the student
          applicant fails the exam a second time, he/she will not be allowed to continue in
          the course.
     f.   Minimum Hepatitis Vaccine and Tb skin test.

     All exam and immunization fees are the responsibility of the student.

4.   STUDENTS THE COURSE IS EXPECTED TO SERVE: This course is intended for
     students in the paramedic program.

5.   SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: At the completion of this unit, the paramedic student will
     be able to:
     A.      Demonstrate advanced skills in assessment of the adult and geriatric population.
     B.      Demonstrate advanced knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
     C.      Demonstrate sound knowledge of pharmacology needed for both general and
             emergency medical conditions.
     D.      Demonstrate venous access and medication administration.
     E.      Describe types of illness and injury prevention techniques.
     F.      Demonstrate techniques for physical examinations and history taking.
     G.     Describe the fundamentals of clinical decision making and their importance.
     H.     Describe and demonstrate proper procedures of pre-hospital communications and
     I.     Demonstrate advanced airway management skills.
     J.     Describe the role of ethics in advanced pre-hospital care.

6.   PRIMARY METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Discussion/Lecture/Demonstration/
     Audiovisual presentations

     A.  Roles and responsibilities
         1.      Well being of the paramedic
         2. Illness and injury prevention
         3. Medical-legal aspects
         4. Ethics
     B.  General and emergency pharmacology
     C.  Medication administration
     D.  Therapeutic communications
     E.  Life span development
         1.      Geriatric emergencies
     F.  Airway management and ventilation
     G.  Patient assessment
         1.      History
         2.      Physical examination techniques
         3.      Patient assessment in the field
         4.      Clinical decision making
         5.      abuse and neglect
     H.  Communication and documentation

8.   TEXTBOOK: Brady’s Paramedic Care: Principles and Practice Volumes III, IV, and
     V., Brian Bledsoe

     The textbook edition and/or copyright date may be newer than listed. Division
     chairpersons are responsible for updating textbook changes.

     As assigned. White lab coat, stethoscope, and name badge. Students may be required to
     purchase their own personal protective equipment if required by the clinical agency.

      Grading Scale
      93 – 100 = A           Module 1 Exam = 10%
      85 – 92 = B            Module 2 Exam = 10%
      78 – 84 = C            Module 3 Exam = 10%
      70 – 77 = D            Module 4 Exam = 10%
       0 – 69 = E            Module 5 Exam = 10%
                             Final Exam    = 25%
                             Homework     = 10%
                             Quizzes      = 15%

      Students must have an 80% or better to sit for the Intermediate Exam as per the Illinois
      Department of Public Health. All students must complete the minimum required lecture
      and clinical clock hours and meet all other requirements determined by the Hospital
      Emergency Medical Resource System, Illinois Department of Public Health, and
      Southeastern Illinois College.

      The instructor may use a different method of determining student grades. However,
      the method of determining student grades will be listed on the course outline for the
      specific class section.

      Class will begin promptly at the scheduled time. Students must sign the sign-in sheet to
      verify attendance. Attendance is essential. Students are required to contact the instructor
      in advance if they are unable to attend. The student is responsible for any lecture or
      demonstration material presented. All missed exams must be made up before the next
      class meeting. Failure to do so will result in the student receiving a zero for the missed

      The student may be dismissed from the training program for inappropriate behavior such
      as outlined in college policy, the student handbook, in the training site policies, and/or by
      the EMS Medical Director for:
             Misrepresentation of clinical documentation or falsifying records
             Any theft in clinical settings
             Non-compliance with a clinical facility’s policies
             Unsupervised handling of drugs and/or equipment
             Unprofessional behavior such as, but not limited to, using profanity, rudeness,
              disruptive behavior, and sexual harassment towards patients, facility staff, or
      Progressive discipline will be imposed for other situations that require disciplinary action.
      This may include verbal and documented counseling sessions, probationary status and/or
      final action as deemed necessary by the System EMS Director, EMS Coordinator, Lead
      Instructor, and/or college officials
      Chain of Command:
      Students are expected to follow the appropriate chain of command of the training
      program. Issues regarding course work, performance, or clinical experience/facility are to
      be addressed directly to the instructor or EMS Coordinator. Students are not to contact
      the System EMS Director directly. Issues related to Southeastern Illinois College (fees,
      payments, etc.) shall be directed to the appropriate official of the college.

      The students enrolled in this program must be able to physically perform the clinical and
      didactic training requirements independently, including the final clinical and written

11.   Students who require reasonable accommodation for a physical or learning
      disability should contact the Disabilities Coordinator in the Learning Lab, A 145, or
      call 618-252-5400, Ext. 2240.
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