Paramedic Care I introduces the student to basic EMS knowledge, an
advanced level patient assessment, clinical reasoning, and the components of safe quality care.
Paramedic Care I is also a study of pathophysiology, and management of trauma emergencies.
Course to include clinical reasoning and the development of treatment plans. The student will
be expected to accept accountability for personal learning and performance which reflects a
fundamental understanding of professionalism of EMS personnel, workforce wellness,
documentation, ethics and legalities, standards of paramedic practice and a complex
understanding of traumatic injury assessment and management. The course also introduces the
paramedic student to venous access, IV therapy, medication administration, drug calculations
and advanced airway management that will be used in treating patients in the prehospital
environment. Includes Laboratory and Clinical Shifts.