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1 Reese Campus Course Syllabus COURSE: EMSP 2444.151 Cardiology (4:3:2) SEMESTER: Fall 2011 CLASS TIMES: Online: see the course calendar New Modules on Monday Discussions on Monday Exams as scheduled Written assignments as assigned INSTRUCTOR: Jerry S. Findley, BS, MA, LP OFFICE: Reese Center, Building 5, Room 517 E OFFICE HOURS: Mon through Thur 2:00pm – 4:00pm, or by appointment. OFFICE PHONE: 806-716-4635 E-MAIL: [email protected] “South Plains College improves each student’s life.” GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION COURSE DESCRIPTION This course includes a detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence in the assessment and management of patients with cardiac emergencies in the pre-hospital setting. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES At the completion of the semester students will: 1. Understand the roles and responsibilities of a Paramedic within an EMS System. 2. Be able to apply the advanced concepts of development, pathophysiology, cardiology, medical emergencies, traumatic emergencies, and special populations in the assessment and management of emergency patients. 3. Be able to take a history and perform a comprehensive physical exam on any patient and communicate those findings to others. 4. Be able to communicate effectively with patients, co-workers and other health care professionals. 5. Be able to establish and/or maintain a patent airway, oxygenate, and ventilate a patient. 6. Be able to recognize and treat minor and life threatening emergencies of all natures in regards to the pre-hospital setting. COURSE OBJECTIVES - Outline form ( C-1, C-5, C-6, C-7, C-8, C-9, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-18, C-20; F-1, F-2, F-5, F-7, F-8, F-9, F-11, F-12, F-13, F-16, F-17) At the completion of this course the student will have: The cognitive, psychomotor, and affective competencies in the recognition and treatment of prehospital emergencies. The cognitive, psychomotor, and affective competencies of prehospital patient assessment and airway management emergencies. The cognitive, psychomotor, and affective competencies of prehospital utilization of medications in treating emergency situations. The cognitive, psychomotor and affective competencies of pre-hospital cardiac emergencies at the Paramedic entry-level.2 EVALUATION METHODS On-line exams, homework assignments, discussion board postings, and other assignments as determined by instructor. ACADEMIC INTEGRITY It is the aim of the faculty of South Plains College to foster a spirit of complete honesty and a high standard of integrity. The attempt of any student to present as his or her own any work which he or she has not honestly performed is regarded by the faculty and administration as a most serious offense and renders the offender liable to serious consequences, possibly suspension. Cheating - Dishonesty of any kind on examinations or on written assignments, illegal possession of examinations, the use of unauthorized notes during an examination, obtaining information during an examination from the textbook or from the examination paper of another student, assisting others to cheat, alteration of grade records, illegal entry or unauthorized presence in the office are examples of cheating. Complete honesty is required of the student in the presentation of any and all phases of coursework. This applies to quizzes of whatever length, as well as final examinations, to daily reports and to term papers. Plagiarism - Offering the work of another as one's own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from themes, reports or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. VARIFICATION OF WORKPLACE COMPETENCIES Paramedics are expected to know how to read a cardiac monitor and provide treatment based on their training. SCANS and FOUNDATION SKILLS Refer also to Course Objectives. Scans and Foundation Skills attached. SPECIFIC COURSE INFORMATION TEXT AND MATERIALS TEXTBOOK Publisher ISBN# Essentials of Paramedic Care, 2nd Ed., (Update) Brady ISBN#: 978-0-13-215689-9 Essentials of Paramedic Care – Workbook (Update) Brady ISBN#: 978-0-13-138442-2 Basic Arrhythmias, 7th Ed. Brady ISBN#: 978-0-13-500238-4 Additional Items That Must Be Purchased Each Semester: SPC EMS Program Policy& Clinical Handbook SPC Program Copy SPC Bookstore FISDAP Clinical Rotation Tracking Software Access Code (*one time purchase) SPC Bookstore3 SUGGESTED TEXTS EMS Pocket Field Guide, ALS Version InforMed Co. ISBN#: 9781890495329 ATTENDANCE POLICY Students are expected to log in to this course at a minimum of every 48 hours. Students enrolled in this course must possess the self-discipline to check the main website during the class week and turn in assignments on time. Students must use the course website to communicate with the instructor and complete all work. It is the responsibility of the student attending this course to have access to a working computer and to have compatible software in order to complete the course. MANDATORY LAB DATES ATTENDANCE POLICY Students are expected to attend the mandatory lab dates to complete the required core competency hours of an entry-level paramedic. The required lab dates have been designated primarily on Fridays. Several alternate dates for attending lab hours have been offered for on-line students to attend lab on dates that the classroom students are already in the EMS lab. On-line students may attend these alternate dates if approved by the instructor to substitute hour-for-hour for the mandatory dates. It is each on-line student’s responsibility to attend the required EMS lab dates. CONTACTING INSTRUCTOR I will reply to all emails within the BLACKBOARD virtual classroom within 24 hours Monday through Friday. I will periodically check email on weekends and holidays as personal time permits. If you need to contact me for an urgent matter, please call me or come directly to my office during posted office hours. BLACKBOARD SERVER PROBLEMS Technical problems can and do occur when working in the on-line format. If for some reason the server malfunctions or another technical issue arises, I


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