• Program: Emergency Medical Services
  • Course: Care and Prevention Development Strategies
  • Course #: EMSV2011
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

This course will introduce the responsibilities of the Community Paramedic (CP) for gathering appropriate patient/client information and maintaining accurate records, including documentation of encounters between the CP and the patient/client. The student will also learn about the CP's role in assessing health care needs and appraising health care conditions.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Select culturally appropriate health information to provide to citizens and health care providers for promoting wellness
Assess a health care situation accurately
Complete appropriate documentation and recording
Explain health promotion and disease prevention
Appraise health conditions through health screenings and healthcare information
Recommend appropriate preventive services
Describe insurance programs and other special community programs specific to the Community Paramedic's (CP's) jurisdiction
Analyze communication between provider and citizens to improve quality of care
Apply legally-mandated reporting requirements
Develop effective strategies for communication between individuals/groups and the community health care system
Explain the liability of the CP position, jurisdiction or supervision and malpractice insurance

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 4
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Instructor approval and EMSV2001
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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