EMSV2011 Care and Prevention Development Strategies

This course will introduce the responsibilities of the Community Paramedic (CP) for gathering appropriate patient/client information and maintaining accurate records, including documentation of encounters between the CP and the patient/client. The student will also learn about the CP's role in assessing health care needs and appraising health care conditions.




Instructor approval and EMSV2001

Course Requirements and 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.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Select culturally appropriate health information to provide to citizens and health care providers for promoting wellness
Assess a health care situation accurately
Complete appropriate documentation and recording
Explain health promotion and disease prevention
Appraise health conditions through health screenings and healthcare information
Recommend appropriate preventive services
Describe insurance programs and other special community programs specific to the Community Paramedic's (CP's) jurisdiction
Analyze communication between provider and citizens to improve quality of care
Apply legally-mandated reporting requirements
Develop effective strategies for communication between individuals/groups and the community health care system
Explain the liability of the CP position, jurisdiction or supervision and malpractice insurance

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details