Course Abstract Details

XEMS-110, Patient Assessment

Credits: 3

Course Description

EMS-110, Patient Assessment, prepares the paramedic student with the background and organization required to assess a variety of patients in the field as well as the clinical environment. This course will provide a review and confirm the competency of the students understanding of human anatomy and physiology. Students will be exposed to a variety of assessment tools and techniques. An elementary mastery of the paramedic assessment techniques and process will be required to pass this course. This course is a hybrid, delivering content and activities online. Classroom/lab hours will be scheduled on weekends. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all required sciences and EMS-101. Thirty hours lecture. Forty hours asynchronous lecture. Three credits. Three billable hours. Offered Fall term only.

Course Objectives and Grading Information


1.)Identify the importance of human anatomy as it relates to the paramedic profession. (Program 1,2,3; Gen Ed 1,2,7)

2. Utilize technical terminology in identifying locations of patient injuries and contents of body cavities. (Program 1,3; Gen Ed 1,2,3)

3. Define therapeutic communications, elements of effective communication, and methods of obtaining meaningful information from a patient range of cooperative to non-verbal, including but not limited to: newborn, special needs, speakers of other language. (Program 1,2,3,5; Gen Ed 1,2,3,4,6,7)

4. Identify the components of the scene size-up, priorities, and critical steps of initial patient assessment and appropriate immediate interventions for patients with life-threatening conditions. (Program 1,2,3,5; Gen Ed 1,2,3,7)

5. Identify the components of the detailed physical examination, including the focused history and physical examination of medical and trauma patients. (Program 1,3,5; Gen Ed 1,2,3)

6. Describe the on-going assessment. (Program 1,3,5; Gen Ed 1,2,3)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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