2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Sep 16, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FIRE 3336 - Art of Paramedicine

Prerequisites: FIRE 3332, FIRE 3334, FIRE 3335. This course will synthesize all of the previous paramedic education and focus on the non-medical aspects necessary to be a successful “top-gun” paramedic in the 21st century. It addresses techniques and principles necessary for effective leadership and the art form of getting along with people in many EMS situations, including Paramedic Intercept situations. Continuous Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance Management techniques will be presented in a format that will identify factors affecting performance, prevention, and the role of leadership and management in creating systems that ensure success. It will also discuss where EMS has been and where it is going and how expanded scopes of practice might affect the paramedic. Operational suspects of field EMS: for Mass gatherings, EMS for Special Populations, and “Street Sense,” including crime scenes for the EMS provider will also be covered. This course may be taught through a special agreement with the Yale New Haven Sponsor Hospital Program. 3 credits