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Primary Care Paramedic


Program Start: 4 September 2018
Application Deadline: 31 August 2018
Location: Melfort
Credit Granting Institution: Sask Polytech
Length: 41 weeks

Overview:

Primary Care Paramedic is a one-year Saskatchewan Polytechnic certificate program. This program emphasizes authentic hands-on training in pre-hospital emergency care, with both hospital and ambulance practicums. You will focus on: medical and trauma injuries, mental health issues, obstetrical emergencies, pharmacology, physical assessments of various body systems, and cardiac and respiratory emergencies. You will receive certifications in: geriatric education for EMS, International Trauma Life Support (ITLS), & Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP). The program is fully accredited by the Canadian Medical Association. When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to write the provincial licensing exam for registration with the Saskatchewan College of Paramedics.

Lab and Simulation Training - The PCP program emphasizes hands-on learning. You’ll spend about one-third of your time in the classroom, one-third in
practical labs and one-third in high-fidelity simulation.

Field Practicums - You’ll take the knowledge that you’ve learned in the classroom and put it to work with an emergency medical services (EMS) organization (usually ambulance service) to learn about policies, procedures and documentation; conduct independent patient assessments; and provide treatment using ambulance equipment.

Clinical Practicums - During your hospital-based practicum, you’ll conduct independent patient assessments and use hospital equipment to provide treatment. You’ll also learn about hospital policies, procedures and documentation.

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 30 level math
  • 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.
  • Applicants must have the physical strenth required within this professional practice.
  • English Language Requirement

Accepted applicants will be required to provide the following prior to Program Start:

  • Criminal Record Check 
  • Immunization Record
  • Transferring, Lifting and Repositioning (TLR) certification
Tuition: $5,620*
Books & Supplies: $1,800*
Student Fees: $75
Health & Dental Plan: $252*
*Note: Tuition, Books and Supplies, Health and Dental amounts are approximate, based on last year's program and may change at anytime.

Notes:

  • You must exhibit physical strength and fitness consistent with the requirements of professional practice. This will be evaluated within the program.
  • Students doing a practicum in Regina, Saskatoon, North Battleford, Estevan, Indian Head, Spiritwood or Humboldt have an additional $700 cost for ballistic vest
  • National licensing exam $550

Careers:

As a primary care paramedic, you’ll find your skills in demand by ambulance, air ambulance and fire protection services around the province. You’ll also find job opportunities in the military, at mine sites, and at industrial manufacturing, milling and processing sites.

Primary Care Paramedic includes the following courses

Anatomy and Physiology 1 (APHY 164)

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.


Anatomy and Physiology 2 (APHY 165)

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.


Cardiac Care (EMER 101)

You will describe and 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.


Prerequisites:

APHY 164 (concurrent) and APHY 165 (concurrent)

Clinical Practicum (PRAC 106)

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.


Prerequisites:

EMER 155

Community Paramedic (EMER 104)

Your studies will prepare you to identify 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.


Diverse Population Groups (EMER 103)

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).


Prerequisites:

APHY 164 (concurrent) and APHY 165 (concurrent)

Field Practicum (PRAC 107)

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.


Prerequisites:

EMER 155

Fluid Therapy (PHAR 170)

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.


Health and Safety (SFTY 135)

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 Transfer, Lift and Reposition (TLR), Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive (CBRNE) Basic.


Medical Care 1 (EMER 171)

You will describe and 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.


Prerequisites:

APHY 164 (concurrent) and APHY 165 (concurrent)

Medical Care 2 (EMER 198)

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


Prerequisites:

APHY 164 (concurrent) and APHY 165 (concurrent)

Obstetrics and Pediatrics (EMER 151)

You will describe and provide care for common gynecological and obstetrical disorders as well as provide care to pediatric and neonatal patients. You will also perform a simulated delivery. Upon completion of this course you will receive certification in Basic Life Support Provider: Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professional (BLS PEPP).


Prerequisites:

APHY 164 (concurrent) and APHY 165 (concurrent)

Patient Assessment & Transport (EMER 100)

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.


Patient Management and Integration (EMER 155)

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 emergency treatment protocols. You will also think critically while interpreting patient history and physical assessment as it relates to a patient presentation.


Prerequisites:

APHY 164, APHY 165, COMM 107, SFTY 135, PHAR 169, PHAR 170, EMER 100, EMER 151, EMER 101, EMER 102, EMER 103, EMER 104, EMER 170, EMER 171, and EMER 198

Pharmacology and Prehospital Medications (PHAR 169)

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 include medications within a Primary Care Paramedic’s scope of practice in Saskatchewan. You will also participate in labs that will help you develop the skills necessary for responsible and safe medication administration.


Professionalism, Leadership and Communications (COMM 107)

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.


Respiratory Care (EMER 102)

You will describe and 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).


Prerequisites:

APHY 164 (concurrent) and APHY 165 (concurrent)

Trauma Management (EMER 170)

You will integrate 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.


Prerequisites:

APHY 164 (concurrent) and APHY 165 (concurrent)



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