North Carolina ems education Standards: emt curriculum Map



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Preparatory

EMS Systems


Summary:Applies fundamental knowledge of the EMS system, safety/well-being of the EMT, medical, legal, and ethical issues to the provision of emergency care.
TARGET SKILLS:


  • EMS systems

  • Roles, responsibilities, and professionalism of EMS personnel

  • Quality Improvement

  • History of EMS

  • Patient safety


Key Terminology:


  • Designated agent

  • Medical direction

  • Medical director

  • 911 System

  • Patient outcomes

  • Protocols

  • Quality improvement

  • Standing orders



  • Objectives:

    • Define Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems

    • Differentiate the roles and responsibilities of the EMT from other prehospital care providers

    • Describe the roles and responsibilities related to personal safety.

    • Discuss the roles and responsibilities of the EMT towards the safety of the crew, the patient, and bystanders

    • Define quality improvement and discuss the EMT's role in the process

    • Define medical direction and discuss the EMT's role in the process

    • State the specific statutes and regulations in your state regarding the EMS system

    • Assess areas of personal attitude and conduct of the EMT

    • Characterize the various methods used to access the EMS system in your community

    • Discuss the history and legislation that define the modern EMS systems

    • Define the different types of medical facilities that are available for patient care



    • Applies fundamental knowledge of the EMS system, safety/well-being of the EMT, and medical, legal, and ethical issues to the provision of emergency care.

    • Standard safety precautions

    • Personal protective equipment

    • Stress management

    • Prevention of work related injuries

    • Lifting and moving patients

    • Disease transmission

    • Wellness principles

    • Principles of documentation and report writing

    • Medical legal ethics









  • Activities/Resources: On-line instructional support, workbook, video. Use of auditory, visual, and kinesthetic aids to facilitate the student learning environment for the topic of instruction.

  • Student presentations:Have each student give a brief presentation explaining his or her reason for taking the EMT course and what his or her expectations are of the course.

  • Arrange a tour with local EMS units.

  • Learn recertification requirements for the EMS credentialing.



  • Assessments:Scenario based assessment pertinent to topic of instruction, quiz, and exam (didactic and skills). Written quizzes and exams.




  • Research




  • Summary:Applies fundamental knowledge of the EMS system, safety/well-being of the EMT, medical, legal, and ethical issues to the provision of emergency care.



  • TARGET SKILLS:Impact of research on EMT care, data collections, and evidence-based decision making.



  • Key Terminology:

  • Evidence-based

  • Reliability

  • Validity







  • Objectives:



    • DOT Objectives

    • EMS Education Standards

    • Discuss the importance of evidence-based research as it pertains to EMS

    • Discuss the methods of determining treatments based on evidence-based decision making.

    • Emphasize the importance of documentation that leads to data collection

    • Evidence-based decisionmaking





  • Activities/Resources: Research group project, evidence based medicine scenarios, and Q&A sessions. Use of auditory, visual, and kinesthetic aids to facilitate the student learning environment for the topic of instruction.



  • Assessments:Scenario based assessment pertinent to topic of instruction, quiz, and exam (didactic and skills). Research individual project, quizzes, and exams


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