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Primary Care Paramedic

Battlefords Campus
Feb 24th, 2017 - Aug 24th, 2018

Tuition: $5072.00 (subject to change)
Books: $1780.00 (subject to change)

Orientation
Feb. 24, 2017 - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Semester One
Feb. 27, 2017  -  APHY 164 and APHY 165 via distance learning
Mar. 4, 2017    -  face-to-face on campus (10 am to 4 pm)
Mar. 25, 2017  -  face-to-face on campus (10 am to 4 pm)    

Semester Two
Classes:  Friday – 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm, 
              Saturday/Sunday – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm 

Weekend #1 - Apr 7, 8, 9
Weekend #2 - Apr. 21, 22, 23
Weekend #3 - May 5, 6, 7
Weekend #4 - May 12, 13, 14
Weekend #5 - May 26, 27, 28
Weekend #6 - Jun 9, 10, 11
Weekend #7 - Jun 23, 24, 25
Weekend #8 - Jul 21, 22, 23
Weekend #9 - Aug. 11, 12, 13
Weekend #10- Aug. 18, 19, 20
Weekend #11- Aug. 25, 26, 27
Weekend #12- Sep. 8, 9, 10
Weekend #13- Sep. 22, 23, 24
Weekend #14- Oct. 6, 7, 8
Weekend #15- Oct. 20, 21, 22
Weekend #16- Nov. 3, 4, 5
Weekend #17- Nov. 17, 18, 19
Weekend #18- Dec. 1, 2, 3
Weekend #19- Dec. 15, 16, 17
Weekend #20- Jan. 5, 6, 7
Weekend #21- Jan. 12, 13, 14
Weekend #22- Jan. 26, 27, 28
Weekend #23- Feb. 9, 10, 11
Weekend #24- Feb. 16, 17, 18
Weekend #25- Mar. 2, 3, 4
Weekend #26- Mar. 9, 10, 11
Weekend #27- Mar. 23, 24, 25
Weekend #28- Apr. 6, 7, 8
Weekend #29- Apr. 13, 14, 15
Weekend #30- Apr. 27, 28, 29
Weekend #31- May 11, 12, 13
Weekend #32- May 18, 19, 20
Weekend #33- May 25, 26, 27
Weekend #34- Jun 8, 9, 10
Weekend #35- Jun 22, 23, 24 

Semester 3
Practicum Orientation - Aug 17, 2018

Practicums require approximately 20 weekends (Friday to Sunday) to attain the 115 competencies. The actual number of weekend shifts will depend on call volumes and on student performance.

 

Admission Requirements

•             Grade 12 with a minimum overall average of 60% in the following four courses: English Language Arts A30, English Language Arts B30, one of Biology 30 or Chemistry 30, and one of Workplace and Apprenticeship Math 30 or Foundations of Math 30 or Pre-Calculus 30. (Previous Saskatchewan mathematics Math A30 will also be accepted).

•             Standard First Aid within two years of the date of issue
•             CPR - HeartSaver "C" AED or equivalent within one year of the date of issue

Note
•             Accepted applicants will be required to provide evidence of a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search upon admission to the program. At the discretion of the practicum/clinical agency, you may be declined access to a clinical/practicum based on the contents of the Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search. The cost of the Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search is your responsibility.

•             You must exhibit physical strength and fitness consistent with the requirements of professional practice. This will be evaluated within the program.

Special Admission
Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met.

Delivery Method

The following delivery methods are available for some of the courses in this program.

  • Lecture

Please refer to the course description for course specific delivery methods.


Courses

  • APHY 164 Anatomy and Physiology 1

    You will be introduced to the anatomical structure and physiological function of the human body. Your studies will focus on the basic organization of the body concentrating on the respiratory system, cardiovascular system and nervous system.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • APHY 165 Anatomy and Physiology 2

    Building on the knowledge gained in Anatomy and Physiology 1 (APHY 164), you will continue your study of the structure and function of the human body. Your studies will include the endocrine, immune, urinary, reproductive and digestive systems. You will also study the integumentary, skeletal and muscular system.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • COMM 107 Professionalism, Leadership and Communications

    Your studies will help you to develop qualities that are important for paramedic practice (professionalism, leadership, and communications). You will gain knowledge of legal and ethical aspects of paramedic practice, develop your communication skills (including conflict management) and learn the principles of critical thinking. You will also evaluate the importance of participation in continuing education and professional development.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • EMER 100 Patient Assessment & Transport

    You will learn to perform scene assessment, obtain a patient history, acquire vital signs, perform a physical examination and incorporate this knowledge into a complete patient assessment. You also will learn principles of extrication and rescue as it pertains to both industrial and agricultural emergencies. You will be introduced to the principles of road and aeromedical transport. You will operate an ambulance on a public roadway. Upon completion of the course you will receive certification from the Saskatchewan Safety Council for Professional Driver Improvement.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • EMER 101 Cardiac Care

    You will provide care for common cardiac disorders (including vascular diseases, cardiac inflammatory disorders, acute coronary syndromes, heart failure, cardiac conduction disorders and cardiac arrest). You will integrate 3-lead electrocardiograms into patient care as well as obtain 12-lead electrocardiograms. You also will be introduced to advanced cardiac therapies (including transcutaneous pacing, manual defibrillation and cardioversion). Upon completion of this course you will receive Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider’s certification from the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • EMER 102 Respiratory Care

    You will provide care for common respiratory disorders (including asthma, anaphylaxis, pneumonia and respiratory failure). Your learning activities will include oxygen delivery, maintenance of upper airway, manual ventilation techniques and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). You will be introduced to advanced respiratory support therapies (including advanced airway management and ventilation techniques).

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • EMER 103 Diverse Population Groups

    You will integrate care for common illnesses and injuries specific to diverse population groups (including geriatric, physically impaired, and mentally impaired). As well, you will describe common challenges associated with bariatric and culturally diverse patients. Upon completion of this course you will receive certification for Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services (GEMS).

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • EMER 104 Community Paramedic

    You will study the collaborative role of the community paramedic. You will acknowledge the need for community support agencies. You will be introduced to common laboratory procedures and diagnostic imaging and how to differentiate between normal and abnormal results. You will develop the skills required to provide non emergent care to a home health patient (including catheter care and routine wound care) as well as integrate care to a palliative patient.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • EMER 151 Obstetrics and Pediatrics

    You will integrate care for pediatric patients, neonatal patients, and patients with common gynecological and obstetrical disorders. You will also perform a simulated delivery. Upon completion of this course you will receive certification in Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professional (PEPP).

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • EMER 155 Patient Management and Integration

    You will integrate communication, professionalism, leadership, knowledge of medicolegal and ethics and physical strength into paramedic practice. You will integrate approach, assessment, treatment and transport for a cardiovascular, trauma, medical and respiratory patient in a simulated setting. You will integrate care following Saskatchewan Paramedic Clinical Practice Protocols. You will also think critically while interpreting patient history and physical assessment as it relates to a patient presentation.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • EMER 170 Trauma Management

    You will provide care for common traumatic injuries. You will learn assessment and management of shock, burns, fractures and soft tissue injuries. You will also learn the skills necessary to assess and manage head and facial, thoracic, abdominal and spinal injuries. You will be introduced to advanced life support therapies relevant to trauma (including indications for chest tubes and needle thoracostomy). Upon completion of this course you will receive certification in International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) at the basic level.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • EMER 171 Medical Care 1

    You will integrate care for common medical disorders (including gastrointestinal, genitourinary and eye, ear, nose and throat disorders). You will also learn how to describe and integrate care for a patient experiencing disorders as a result of adverse environments.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • EMER 198 Medical Care 2

    You will integrate care for common medical disorders (including neurological, behavioral and psychiatric, endocrine and toxicological disorders).

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • PHAR 169 Pharmacology and Prehospital Medications

    You will focus on the principles of pharmacology and medication administration techniques. You will study the fundamentals of pharmacology (including terminology, legislation) and medication classifications. You will perform mathematical calculations (including general math calculations, metric conversions and drug dose and intravenous rate calculations). Your studies will focus on medications within a Primary Care Paramedic’s scope of practice in Saskatchewan including the administration of blood and blood products. You will also participate in labs that will help you develop the skills necessary for responsible and safe medication administration

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • PHAR 170 Fluid Therapy

    You will study the principles of fluid therapy and intravenous access. Your studies will include how to locate intravenous access sites and how to prepare intravenous equipment. You will perform intravenous cannulation and maintain an established intraosseous infusion.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • SFTY 135 Health and Safety

    You will learn strategies for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Your studies will focus on personal wellness, maintaining a safe work environment, using infection control techniques and integration of the proper lifting and moving principles. You will also learn how to manage scenes that pose a risk to paramedics (including crime scenes, hazardous materials, potential terrorist actions and mass casualty incidents). Upon completion of the course you will receive certification in Transferring Lifting Repositioning (TLR®), Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive (CBRNE) Basic.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • PRAC 106 Clinical Practicum

    You will participate in a clinical practicum placement at a Saskatchewan Health Region facility with an assigned practicing registered nurse. This placement includes participation in a hospital orientation, review of relevant policies and procedures, and completions of and compliance with required legal documentation. You will conduct independent patient assessments, use treatment modalities while using hospital equipment. You will demonstrate the various roles and responsibilities of the Primary Care Paramedic as outlined within the National Occupational Competency Profiles (NOCP) for the Paramedic Practitioner of Canada.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • PRAC 107 Field Practicum

    You will participate in a field practicum placement at a Saskatchewan Emergency Medical Services (EMS) organization with an assigned practicing paramedic preceptor. This placement includes participation in EMS orientations, review of relevant policies and procedures, and completions of and compliance with required legal documentation. You will conduct independent patient assessments and use treatment modalities while using ambulance equipment. You will demonstrate and meet lifting requirements. You will demonstrate the various roles and responsibilities of the Primary Care Paramedic as outlined within the National Occupational Competency Profiles (NOCP) for the Paramedic Practitioner of Canada.

    Delivery Method: Lecture