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  • AEMT Course Syllabus

    Fall 2015 (Sept.-Dec.)

    Instructor/Coordinator: Timothy Ferris, NR-Paramedic

    Instructor/Coordinator Contact Information: (C) 970-215-4586; Email- tferris@netsvt.com

    Course Meeting Days and Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1800-2100

    Saturdays (as listed) 0800-1600

    Course Location: Williston Fire Station

    645 Talcott Rd

    Williston, VT 05495

    Cost: $975.00 (including book and course materials)

    Course Prerequisites: Students must hold a current Vermont or National Registry EMT

    license and be affiliated with a Vermont-licensed Advanced Life Support (ALS) agency.

    Students must have a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR card.

    Course Description

    The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) Course is a comprehensive program

    consisting of both classroom (didactic), skills lab, clinical (hospital observation) and field

    (ambulance observation) components. This course adheres to the 2009 National EMS

    Education Standards which are based on the National EMS Core Content and the

    National EMS Scope of Practice that define the minimal entry-level educational

    competencies for each level of EMS training and has replaced the DOT National

    Standards curricula used in the past.

    Teaching/Learning Methods:

    Teaching-learning methods in this course may include, but are not limited to, assigned

    readings, presentations, discussion, critical thinking exercises, labs, and class activities.

    Evaluation procedures include quizzes, written examinations, and assignments.

  • Course Objectives:

    At the completion of this course the student shall be able to:

    1. Describe the roles of EMS in the health care system.

    2. Demonstrate the professional attributes expected of AEMTs.

    3. Perform the roles and responsibilities of an AEMT with regard to personal safety and

    wellness, as well as the safety of others.

    4. Perform the duties of an AEMT with regard for medical-legal and ethical issues,

    including functioning under medical direction and within the scope of practice.

    5. Apply principles of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, life span development,

    and therapeutic communications to the assessment and management of patients.

    6. Identify the need for and perform immediately lifesaving interventions to manage a

    patients airway, breathing, and circulation.

    7. Assess and manage patients of all ages with a variety of complaints, medical

    conditions, and traumatic injuries.

    8. Apply principles of emergency medical services operations, including considerations in

    ambulance and air medical transportation, multiple-casualty incidents, gaining access

    to and extricating patients, hazardous materials incidents, and responding to situations

    involving weapons of mass destruction.

    Course Textbook:

    Brady Advanced EMT: A Clinical-Reasoning Approach

    Course Completion Requirements:

    Successful completion of this course requires adherence to course policies, completing all

    course assignments, maintaining a course average of 80% with a minimum score of 80%

    on the course final examinations, and successfully demonstrating all required skills. In

    addition students must also:

    Properly administer medications at least 12 times:

    2 oral 2 IM 2 SC

    2 IV 2 sublingual 2 nebulization

    Successfully access the venous circulation on at least 20 patients of various age groups;

    and

    Ventilate at least 5 patients of various age groups.

  • Each student must also participate in the assessment and management of patients with

    these chief complaints:

    Perform an advanced patient assessment on at least 5 trauma patients.

    Perform an advanced patient assessment, formulate and implement a treatment plan on:

    At least 5 patients with chest pain, 2 pediatric patients with dyspnea (difficulty breathing),

    5 adult patients with dyspnea (difficulty breathing), and 5 patients with altered mental

    status

    Course Attendance Policy:

    Student attendance is required at all scheduled classes, including lab sessions. Students

    may be dropped from the course for excessive absences of any kind.

    Excused absences may be granted by the course instructor for extenuating circumstances.

    If more than two absences occur for any reason, the status of the student will be reviewed

    by the faculty to determine a disposition. Course failure is likely under these circumstances.

    If a student misses any class, he or she is responsible for any missed quizzes, examinations,

    and material covered in that class session. Prompt arrival is expected at all class activities.

    It is the students responsibility to sign in on the attendance roster.

    Comportment:

    Students are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the professional

    expectations for EMTs at all times. Students are reminded that they are representatives of

    Vermont EMS as well as the agencies they serve. Professional conduct is essential to a

    successful course experience and rewarding EMS career.

    Dress and Appearance:

    Students shall be appropriately and neatly attired so as not to distract from the learning

    process. Students should wear comfortable slacks or pants, shirts or t-shirts, and shoes or

    sneakers.

    For the safety of the student and others, students may not wear shorts, tank tops, half

    shirts, sleeveless shirts, halter-tops, tube tops, skirts, open toe/heel shoes or sandals.

    Students should dress with safety in mind, as training sessions will require the use of

    various equipment and training aides.

  • Staff members accept the responsibility for reasonable interpretation of this policy and

    advising of the student in its regard.

    Students arriving wearing inappropriate attire may not be able to participate in the

    training evolutions, for the safety of the student.

    *On days of practical labs the students will wear clothing similar to what they will wear

    while on duty with their squad. This provides the students the ability to train like they will

    practice.*

    Academic Dishonesty:

    Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated and is grounds for immediate

    dismissal from the program and other administrative action. Examples include, but are not

    limited to:

    Cheating in any form

    Falsification or forgery of academic documents, applications, clinical evaluations,

    lab evaluations, etc.

    Plagiarism (including copying and pasting of electronic text into assigned work)

    Course Grading and Grading Scale:

    2 Assignments 10 % each (20 %)

    7 Exams 5 % each (35%)

    Final Skills Exam 15 %

    Final Written Exam 30 %

    Total 100 percent

  • Percent Letter Grade

    95-100 A

    90-94 A-

    85-89 B

    80-84 B-

    75-79 C

    70-74 C-

    65-69 D

    Below 65 F

    Course Schedule

    Date Chapter Assignments, Tests, Quizzes

    Tuesday Sept. 1st

    1800-2100

    Lead-Ferris

    Course Introduction and Overview

    Chapter 1

    Introduction to Advanced Emergency

    Technician Practice

    Assignment #1

    Two page paper on EMS topic

    of students choice

    Thursday Sept. 3rd

    1800-2100

    Lead-Ferris

    Chapter 2

    Emergency Medical Services, Health

    Care, and Public Health Systems

    Chapter 3

    Workforce Wellness and Personal

    Safety

  • Date Chapter Assignments, Tests, Quizzes

    Tuesday Sept. 8th

    1800-2100

    Lead-Ferris

    Chapter 4

    Ethical and Medical/Legal

    Considerations in Advanced EMT

    Practice

    Chapter 5

    Ambulance Operations and

    Responding to EMS Calls

    Chapter 6

    Communication and Teamwork

    Thursday Sept. 10th

    1800-2100

    Lead-

    Exam

    Chapter 7

    Human Development Health and

    Disease

    Exam I (Chapters 1-6)

    Tuesday Sept. 15th

    08:00-16:00

    Lead-

    Review of Exam

    Chapter 8

    Human Body systems

    Chapter 9

    Life Span Development and Cultural

    Considerations

    Thursday Sept. 17th

    1800-2100

    Lead-

    Chapter 10

    Pathophysiology

    Lab:

    Body Systems

  • Date Chapter Assignments, Tests, Quizzes

    Tuesday Sept. 22nd

    0800-1600

    Lead-

    Chapter 11

    Principals of Pharmacology

    Chapter 12

    Medication Administration

    Chapter 13

    Medications

    Thursday Sept. 24th

    1800-2100

    Lead-

    Assist-

    Assist-

    Exam

    Lab- Medication administration,

    Intravenous Access

    Exam II (Chapters 7-13)

    Saturday Sept. 26th

    08:00-16:00

    Lead-

    Assist-

    Assist-

    Review Exam

    Lab-

    Medication Administration

    Intravenous Access

    Tuesday Sept. 29th

    1800-2100

    Lead-

    Chapter 14

    Patient Assessment and Clinical

    Reasoning

    Chapter 15

    Scene Size-Up and Primary

    Assessment

    Thursday Oct. 1st

    08:00-16:00

    Lead-

    Assist-

    Chapter 19

    History Taking, Secondary

    Assessment, and Reassessment

    Lab:

    History taking, Primary Assessment,

    Trauma Assessment

  • Date Chapter Assignments, Tests, Quizzes

    Tuesday Oct. 6th

    1800-2100

    Lead-

    Chapter 16

    Airway Management

    Lab-

    Airway Management and Advanced

    Airway Placement

    Assignment #1 due

    Thursday Oct. 8th

    1800-2100

    Lead-

    Chapter 17

    Resuscitation: Managing Shock and

    Cardiac Arrest

    Chapter 18

    Vital Signs and Advanced Monitoring

    Devices

    Saturday Oct. 10th

    08:00-16:00

    Lead-

    Exam

    Lab- IV Access, Basic and

    Advanced Airways, IO Access,

    Cardiac Arrest

    Exam III (Chapters 14-19)

    Tuesday Oct.-13th

    1800-2100

    Lead-

    Chapter 20

    Respiratory Disorders

    Assignment #2

    Prepare a 10-15 minute

    Presentation

    Topic of students choice

    *Must be EMS related

    Thursday Oct.15th

    18:00-21:00

    Lead-

    Chapter 21

    Cardiovascular Disorders

  • Date Chapter Assignments, Tests, Quizzes

    Tuesday Oct. 20th

    1800-2100

    Lead-

    Chapter 22

    Neurological Disorders

    Chapter 23

    Endocrine Disorders

    Thursday Oct. 22nd

    1800-2100

    Lead-

    Chapter 24

    Abdominal Pain and GI Disorders

    Chapter 25

    Renal, Genitourinary, and

    Gynecologic Disorders

    Tuesday Oct. 27th

    1800-2100

    Lead-

    Exam

    Chapter 26

    Hematologic Disorders

    Chapter 27

    Immunologic Disorders

    Exam IV (Chapters 20-25)

    Thursday Oct. 29th

    1800-2100

    Lead-

    Review Exam

    Chapter 28

    Infectious Illnesses

    Chapter 29

    Musculoskeletal and Soft Tissue

    Disorders

    Chapter 30

    Disorders of ENT

    Tuesday Nov. 3rd

    18:00-21:00

    Lead-

    Chapter 31

    Mental Illness and Behavioral

    Emergencies

    Chapter 32

    Toxicological Emergencies

  • Date Chapter Assignments, Tests, Quizzes

    Thursday Nov. 5th

    1800-2100

    Lead-

    Exam

    Chapter 33

    Trauma Systems and ICS

    Chapter 34

    MOI and Trauma Assessment

    Exam V (Chapters 26-32)

    Saturday Nov. 7th

    08:00-16:00

    Lead-

    Assist-

    Assist-

    Lab-

    Review all previously covered skills,

    Review NREMT Skill Sheets

    Tuesday Nov. 10th

    1800-2100

    Lead-

    Chapter 35

    Soft Tissue Injuries

    Chapter 36

    Musculoskeletal Injuries

    Lab

    Review Bandaging and Splinting

    Thursday Nov. 12th

    1800-2100

    Lead-

    Chapter 37

    Head, Brain, Face , and Neck

    Trauma

    Chapter 38

    Thoracic Trauma

    Chapter 39

    Abdominal Trauma

  • Date Chapter Assignments, Tests, Quizzes

    Tuesday Nov. 17th

    08:00-16:00

    Lead-

    Chapter 40

    Spine Injuries

    Chapter 41

    Environmental Emergencies

    Chapter 42

    Multisystem Trauma

    Thursday Nov. 19th

    1800-2100

    Lead-

    Assist-

    Exam

    Lab:

    Trauma Assessments

    Exam VI (Chapters 33-42)

    Saturday Nov. 21st

    08:00-16:00

    Lead-

    Assist-

    Review Exam

    Student Presentations

    Lab

    Tuesday Nov. 24th

    18:00-21:00

    Lead-

    Chapter 43

    OB and Care of the Newborn

    Lab

    Childbirth

    Thursday Nov. 26th

    No Class

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

  • Date Chapter Assignments, Tests, Quizzes

    Tuesday Dec. 1st

    1800-2100

    Lead-

    Chapter 44

    Pediatric Emergencies

    Chapter 45

    Geriatrics

    Chapter 46

    Patients with Special Challenges

    Thursday Dec. 3rd

    08:00-16:00

    Lead-

    Chapter 47

    Rescue Operations and Extrication

    Chapter 48

    Haz Mat

    Chapter 49

    Response to Terrorism

    Saturday Dec. 5th

    08:00-16:00

    Lead-

    Assist-

    Assist-

    Exam

    Lab

    Review for Final Exam

    Exam VII (Chapters 43-49)

    Tuesday Dec. 8th

    18:00-21:00

    Lead-

    Assist-

    Final Exam

  • Date Chapter Assignments, Tests, Quizzes

    Thursday Dec. 10th

    18:00-21:00

    Lead-

    Assist-

    Assist-

    Skills Review

    Saturday Dec. 12th

    08:00-16:00

    Lead-

    Proctors

    Final Practical Skills Test

    January Tentative NREMT Psychomotor Exam

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