EMS 160 Paramedic Advanced Practice: I (4.25 CR)
(FORMERLY EMS 215 WITH EMS 161, EMT 162, EMT 163 and
This course is designed to prepare the student for licensure as an
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (Paramedic) in the State of Michigan.
This course includes patient assessment techniques and concepts, advanced airway
management, fluid and shock resuscitation, acid/base and body buffer systems, and
multi-systems trauma treatments. Included in this course is a module on medical
terminology. The course involves medical procedures and use of equipment as prescribed
by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Michigan Department of Community Health, and
Jackson County Medical Control Authority.
- By the completion of EMS 160 the paramedic candidate will be able to demonstrate entry level cognitive competency in fields of study such as; patient assessment techniques and concepts, advanced airway management, fluid and shock resuscitation, acid/base and body buffer systems, and multi-systems trauma treatments.
Measurement of Objective
- Student must achieve a passing score of 70% on the clinical scenario critical thinking exam. Questions are scenario based to measure emergency critical thinking for airway and patient assessment treatment plans.
- Student must achieve a passing score of 80% on final problem solving exam. This exam measures the paramedic candidate’s ability to critically think through the process of gathering patient assessment data and the ability to rule out nonessential patient information to develop a basic clinical diagnosis.
- Successful completion of EMS 160 will lead to progression as a Paramedic candidate for certification with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. Completion of this course will meet requirements for entry into EMS 170.
Prerequisite: Instructor Permission Required
Corequisites: EMS 161, EMS 162, EMS 163, EMS 164
and EMS 166.