This program is run by the Foothill College EMS Programs. The materials in this course encompass the psychomotor skills necessary to meet paramedic certification standards in the state of California and take the advanced life support psychomotor exam. The materials in this course are designed to supplement the didactic skills gained in class and assist in gaining eligibility to sit the NREMT paramedic cognitive exam. They are listed in the order in which they should be learned, with a focus on mastering the fundamentals first, as some later skills build upon techniques learned in earlier skills. Typically the course is taught in a 3 quarter sequence followed by in-hospital clinical rotations and an ambulance internship under a paramedic preceptor.
Note that this does not cover the complete set of knowledge-based information tested in the cognitive exam administered by the NREMT, however, it helps prepare you for both the core skill and the supplemental skill examinations needed for certification in California, and covers the skills required by most state agencies.
This course is open access and may be used in any other certified program free of charge. It is not currently open edit, however, directors of accredited programs who are interested in contributing material or suggesting improvements are encouraged to contact us.
Syllabus[edit | edit source]
Medication Administration[edit | edit source]
- IV placement and Management
- Medication Administration <- Landing page for all med admin pages and med preparation
- Intravenous Medication Administration
- Intranasal Medication Administration
- Intramuscular Medication Administration
- Oral Medication Administration
- Medication Preparation