EMS 170 Paramedic Advanced Practice: II (4.25 CR)
(FORMERLY EMS 225 WITH EMS 171, EMS 172, AND EMS 173)
This course is designed to prepare the student for licensure as a paramedic
in the state of Michigan. The course involves medical procedures and use of
equipment as prescribed by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Michigan
Department of Community Health, and Jackson County Medical Control Authority.
Topics include: advanced life support in gynecological emergencies, behavioral
emergency management, gastrointestinal emergencies, lab test analysis, and other
- By the completion of EMS 170 the paramedic candidate will be able to demonstrate entry level cognitive and psychomotor competency in the clinical setting in the field of study such as; advanced life support in gynecological emergencies, behavioral emergency management, gastrointestinal emergencies, lab test analysis, and other medical emergencies.
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 the 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 170 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 245.
Prerequisites: EMS 160, EMS 161, EMS 162, EMS 163,
EMS 164, and EMS 166.
Corequisites: EMS 171, EMS 172, EMS 173, EMS 174, EMS 176.