COMMUNITY PARAMEDIC CLINICALS

  • Program: Emergency Medical Services
  • Course: Community Paramedic Clinicals
  • Course #: EMSV2020
  • Total Credits: 5

Course Description

This course will provide the student with clinical training under the supervision of a medical director, physician, nurse practitioner, physician's assistant or public health provider. The student will recommend appropriate health and/or social care professionals for the patient, prioritize jobs, and provide both advice and care. The student's placement in the clinical is based on qualifications and past training and experience.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Provide patient-focused care
Evaluate care for appropriateness related to delivery location
Recommend the most appropriate health and/or social care professional for the patient
Prioritize jobs to ensure appropriate emergency response
Perform effective emergency procedures within an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) setting
Provide appropriate health care advice and preventive services to both patients and other groups and individuals
Provide treatment for minor illness and injury in pre-hospital, primary care and acute and in-patient settings
Provide follow-up services according to established care plan
Recommend appropriate modifications to care plan as needed
Determine need for radiological procedures under physician direction
Recognize limits of the Community Paramedic's (CP's) competence
Demonstrate competency in skill areas required for clinical interventions
Perform a variety of clinical interventions within the limits of the CP's competence
Develop safe treatment and referral programs through policies and protocols
Demonstrate competency needed to share public information related to EMS prevention programs
Explain the role of the CP in the community multi-disciplinary team
Assist in emergency preparedness for the community

Credit Details
  • SOE: 5
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Instructor approval and EMSV2011
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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