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EMMS Course Description

  • EMMS 311 - Paramedic Practice I and Communication for EMT

    Aims of the Block:

    This block will equip those working as Paramedics with both theoretical and practical understanding of the Emergency Medical Services Systems and Delivery.

    General Objectives of this Block:

    At the completion of this block it is intended that the students will be able to:

    • Demonstrate safe working practice associated with manual handling, infection control, fire control, and hazardous chemicals
    • Apply safe working practices in the work environment
    • Identify stakeholders in emergency and health related agencies
    • Apply interpersonal skills when dealing with people – on the road, the patient, bystanders, colleagues
    • Examine group dynamics as a therapeutic tool to deal with critical incidents.
    • Demonstrate close reading of textual material
    • Demonstrate substantive writing in a practice context
    • Effectively present information in a group setting
    • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate in a complex situation
    • Apply principles of good thinking to a practice scenario
    • Integrate the use of ICT into a study program
    • Select appropriate ICT to support a health care practice, justify its use, and explain its advantages and disadvantages
  • EMMS 312 - Paramedic Practice II

    Course Objectives:

    This block will equip students working in the pre-hospital emergency care with foundations of knowledge to apply patient care.

    Course General Objectives:

    • exhibit and utilize basic care during trauma emergencies
    • develop knowledge and understanding of the resources available to assist a paramedic at a trauma scene
    • develop knowledge and skills of the patterns and mechanisms of injury to assess potential injuries in the provision of pre-hospital emergency care.
    • to develop knowledge and understanding of the physiological shock state.
    • develop knowledge and skills in the identification and management of persons sustaining significant head & neck trauma.
    • develop knowledge and skills in the identification and management of persons sustaining significant spinal trauma.
    • develop knowledge and skills in the identification and management of burns, blast and ballistic related injuries.
    • develop knowledge and skills in the identification and management of persons sustaining significant abdominal &thoracic &muskeoskeletal trauma.
    • develop knowledge and understanding of the consequences of trauma in paediatric patients, the pregnant patient, the elderly and the bariatric patient.
    • demonstrate an understanding of effective hemorrhage control.
    • demonstrate an understanding of effective fracture management.
  • EMMS 313 - Paramedic Practice III

    Course General Objectives:

    • Analyze patterns and mechanisms of injury and make predictions about the patient’s health status in the emergency pre-hospital setting;
    • Apply knowledge of gas laws to assist in decision-making associated with emergency patient care;
    • Explore concepts of physics as applicable to pre-hospital emergency care and medical technology used to aid in patient diagnosis; and
    • Understand the application of technology e.g. ECG defibrillator, limb immobilization, extrication, radio-communications.
  • EMMS 314 - Pathophysiology of the Cardiovascular Systems

    General Objectives:

    At the completion of this course it is intended that the students will:

    • Recognize and assess a patient with a cardiovascular complaint.
    • Understand the implications of emergency management of patients with cardiac conditions.
    • Demonstrate knowledge foundations for delivery of effective pre-hospital care for patients with a range of health conditions affecting the cardiovascular
    • Interpret 3 and 12 Lead ECGs.
  • EMMS 315 - Pathophysiology of the Respiratory System

    General objectives of this block:

    At the completion of this block it is intended that the participants will:

    • Understand the disease process that occurs in the Respiratory System in relation to pre-hospital care.
    • Understand the implications and rationale of and for emergency management of patients with variety of respiratory conditions, acute or chronic.
    • Demonstrate, apply and transfer knowledge learnt for delivery of effective and safe pre-hospital patient care associated with a range of health conditions affecting the respiratory system.
    • Understand the acquisition and maintenance of pre-hospital emergency airway skills associated with patient care.
    • Apply physical examination techniques and theoretical concepts associated with pathophysiology of the respiratory system and transfer this to paramedic clinical practice.
    • Apply the theory of Paramedic Practice in a safe and effective environment.
  • EMMS 316 - Applied Pharmacology

    General Objectives of the Block:

    At the completion of this block it is intended that the students will be able to:

    • Understand the actions, interactions, desired and undesired effects of treatment associated with cardiac, respiratory, central nervous system, psychiatric, and emergency drugs.
    • Identify the relevance of chemical structure and function of drugs.
    • Describe pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of chemicals and substances introduced into the body.
    • Identify routes of administration, absorption rates and safe work practices.
    • Examine legal responsibilities associated with administration and safe keeping of drugs.
    • Explore issues of polypharmacy and compliance to drug regimes.
    • Examine community use of non-prescribed drugs, including herbal and homeopathic.
    • Understand choices that individuals make in association with self-administration of drugs (IV users; alcohol related).
    • Understand chemical-induced addictive behaviours demonstrated by members of the community.
    • Be able to accurately calculate drug dosages.
    • Be able to demonstrate competency in basic arithmetic skills that pertain to drug calculations.
  • EMMS 317 - Practical Field I

    General Objectives:

    At the completion of this course, it is intended that the students will:

    • Recognize and familiar with the Pre-hospital Emergency Medical system
    • Understand the relationship and the significance of communication between health care providers
    • Be able to take vital signs correctly, also he/she will be able to interpret and connect findings to the patient’s clinical status
    • Understand the dynamics of the pre-hospital team and the importance of clear communication
    • Physically apply and interpret 3-lead ECG
    • Be familiar with different drug administration and routes.
  • EMMS 411 - Pathophysiology of the Nervous System

    Aims of this Block:

    To equip those working in pre-hospital emergency care with the theoretical and practical understanding to manage a patient who has a medical condition or trauma induced alteration to NS function.

    General Objectives of this Block:

    At the completion of this block it is intended that the students will be able to:

    • Understand the disease process that occurs in the Nervous System in relation to pre-hospital care.
    • Understand the implications and rationale for emergency management of patients with variety neurological conditions, acute or chronic.
    • Demonstrate, apply and transfer knowledge learnt for delivery of effective and safe pre-hospital patient care associated with a range of health conditions affecting the nervous system
    • Understand the acquisition and maintenance of pre-hospital emergency extrication and spinal immobilizing skills associated with patient care
    • Apply physical examination techniques and theoretical concepts associated with pathophysiology of the nervous system and transfer this to paramedic clinical practice
    • Apply the theory of Paramedic Practice in a safe and effective environment.
  • EMMS 412 - Mental Health & Mental Illness

    Aims of this Block:

    The aim of this topic is to enable students to develop an awareness of and confidence in recognizing and responding to individuals with compromised mental health.

    General Objectives of this Block:

    At the completion of this block it is intended that the students will be able to:

    • Identify factors that support mental health
    • Recognise behaviours and structural processes that stigmatise people with a mental illness
    • Describe the ‘recovery framework’ model that is utilised when planning care for a person with a mental illness
    • Understand the context of mental health services delivery in Saudi Arabia and nationally
    • Explain the actions and side effects of common psychotropic medications
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the components of a mental state examination
    • Describe the common disorders associated with anxiety, altered moods, thinking and perceptions
    • Demonstrate knowledge of safe practice skills and interventions to ensure the safety of oneself, clients and others
    • Outline and utilise strategies to effectively prevent or deal with conflict and potentially aggressive situations.
    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of illicit drugs and their mental manifestation
  • EMMS 413 - Pathophysiology of the Body Systems

    Aims of this Block:

    This block has been developed to provide the student with the knowledge, skills and judgment to deliver pre-hospital emergency care. The broad nature of the block content is complementary to the range of health problems that Paramedics may encounter in their role as a Primary Health Care Providers.

    General Objectives of this Block:

    At the completion of this course it is intended that the students will:

    Describe the pathophysiological processes affecting human body systems and apply their knowledge of the pre-hospital assessment and emergency care delivery.  Body systems and topics covered include:

    • Musculoskeletal.
    • Integumentary.
    • Gastrointestinal.
    • Endocrine.
    • Cardiovascular.
    • Respiratory.
    • Neurological.
    • Obstetrics.
    • The Paediatric Patient.
    • Chronic Health Conditions.
  • EMMS 414 - Practical Field II

    Objectives:

    At the completion of this course, it is intended that the students will:

    • Recognize and be familiar with the Pre-hospital Emergency Medical system protocols
    • Practice many advance and basic skills learned in labs
    • Be able to diagnose and treat multiple pre-hospital emergencies
    • Be able to clinically make a safe transportation decision
  • EMMS 415 - Hospital Rotation

    Description:

    This course is a 4th year, semester two course in the Bachelor of Health Sciences – Paramedic Degree program.  It is a 7.0 credit-hour subject and successful completion of this course is essential in order to complete the requirements of the award. This course has been developed to enable students to work as Primary Health Care providers.

    General Objectives:

    It is intended that during this course the students should be exposed to different areas of the Emergency Department especially adult, critical and paediatrics care areas, to do nursing care for the patients, starting from assessment, giving medications (IM, IV, SQ, INHALED and PO), reassessments, monitoring and disposition.

    Specific Objectives:

    At the completion of this course it is intended that the students will be able to:

    • Do initial assessment for medical and traumatic patient.
    • Correctly measures vital signs.
    • Appropriately insert an IV line and start an IV fluid.
    • Calculate drug doses and drug infusion.
    • Administer drug through different route.
    • Administer oxygen through nasal cannula, face mask, non-rebreather mask.
    • Care for soft tissue injuries including burn and amputation.
    • Care for pediatric patients.
    • Practice chart documentation.
  • EMMS 416 - Professional Studies

    General Objectives:

    • The aim of this topic is to explore:
    • Structure and function of Saudi pre-hospital care system as part of a wider health care system
    • Various models of health care delivery in light of increasing demand, population changes and comparative international systems
    • Perspectives and issues related to pre-hospital care and its practitioners as an emerging profession
    • The impact of various reforms and interest groups involved in health care, in particular pre-hospital care management issues.
    • The development of individual professional identity.

    Course Objectives:

    On completion of this topic, students will be expected to be able to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the Saudi health care system
    • Discuss various theoretical and conceptual ideas associated with health care systems
    • Appreciate various external factors which influence professional practice, structure, funding and operational issues in health care service delivery
    • Analyse concepts relevant to service delivery such as professional behaviours and leadership
    • Consider the developmental changes which have impacted on pre-hospital care with consideration to various historical, political and social factors hospital care including resource management, performance measurement and professional practice
    • Reflect on the individual’s professional identity development with consideration to their current and future
    • Analyse operational management issues relevant to the concept of pre- role in the pre-hospital care field.
  • EMMS 417 - Applied Paramedic Practice

    General Objectives:

    This is a consolidation topic which is aimed at imbedding paramedic related knowledge, skills and professionalism, in order to support the transition from student to graduate with confidence and preparedness for undertaking for undertaking the role of a paramedic. As all of the individual topics covered within the entire degree contribute to the achievement of these graduate qualities, this final degree topic seeks to encourage the student draw upon all previously taught material from within both stream and core teaching. To ensure this, student assessment is designed to represent the differing domains represented by the entire degree content.

    The delivery of the topic is increasingly graduated in intensity and complexity, ranging from the a review of previously achieved clinical levels of practice in week 1, to the final weeks of the semester which witness the student demonstrating leadership and skill automaticity within challenging clinical, environmental and multi-patient scenarios.

    Course Objectives:

    On completion of this topic, students will be expected to be able to:

    • Demonstrate an achievement of all the qualities and recommended attributes associated with the paramedic degree graduate
    • Demonstrate effective skills in the evaluation of the setting or environment as well as comprehensive patient assessment skills
    • Recognise significant events or clinical findings which have implications for the prioritisation of pre-hospital interventions.
    • Incorporate knowledge developed from every topic delivered within the degree, in the clinical decision making process in attempt to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
    • Demonstrate safety and proficiency in the delivery of a variety of clinical interventions
    • Evaluate patient response to the care provided and implement revised treatment plans as required to ensure optimal patient outcomes.
    • Identify medico legal implications to the governance of clinical practice
    • Demonstrate a familiarity with local clinical practice guidelines
    • Reflect upon current literature and research surrounding best practice principles

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