Michael Murray

Division Chief  Michael Murray

Contact information:
murraym@yosemite.edu
209-770-6656

About

I have been in EMS since 1979 both as a Firefighter and EMT/Paramedic. I worked on ambulances for 30, 16 years in the Central Valley and the rest in Calaveras County. I am currently a volunteer Division Chief with MFPD in charge of the EMS Division. I am married and have 3 furry children

EMS157-3623, Spring 2019



EMS 157, Section 3623, Spring 2019

Emergency Medical Responder Course Syllabus

 

Class meeting days: Thursdays from 1800-2100. Room:Murphys Fire Protection District Training Center 34 Jones St Murphys.

 

Instructor InformationName: Michael Murray, MICP, BA

Contactinformation: The primary method of contact is via the college email. I willcheck my messages daily Monday-Friday and reply within 48 hours.

murraym@yosemite.edu

 

Required:

1. Pocket masks (Includes adult and pediatric masks availablein the college bookstore)

2. Textbook: EMR Complete: A work-text 2nd editionISBN13: 978-0133517033

3. American Heart Association CPR forHealthcare Providers online course (cost: $28.50)

4. Internet access (Online help:  http://www.gocolumbia.edu/online_learning/students.php)

5. Activate your free student email:  http://www.yosemite.edu/studentemail/

 

Course Description:

The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course prepares thestudent to provide entry level prehospital emergency assessment and care forpatients with medical and/or traumatic conditions. This is a face-to-faceclass, however, there is homework online to be completed outside of classroomtime.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Student learning outcomes (SLOs) are statements that specify whatstudents will know, be able to do or demonstrate, when they have completed or participatedin a program/activity/course/project. SLOs are evidence that the courseobjectives were achieved. The following are the SLOs for EMS 157:

1. Following Federal and State prescribed standards; students willpossess the necessary entry level cognitive skills for certification as anEmergency Medical Responder.

2. Following Federal and State prescribed standards; students willpossess the necessary entry level psychomotor skills for certification as anEmergency Medical Responder.

3. Students will demonstrate proficiency, to the nationally recognizedstandard for healthcare providers, in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) andautomated electrical defibrillation (AED) required to obtain a 2-yearcertification.

 

Confidential Academic Accommodations: Studentswith a disability documented by an appropriate healthcare provider who wish toarrange academic accommodations should notify the instructor and contactDSP&S (588-5130, Manzanita 18-3) assoon as possible so that reasonable accommodations may be arranged. Studentsfor whom English is a second language are also eligible for these freeservices.

Work to becompleted outside of class: Reading, study, completion ofwork-textbook, weekly online homework, and one online test, and online CPR course. You are expected to read assignedchapters prior to class discussion and lecture.

 Recommended study time for this course is 6 hours per week.

Grading:

OnlineTests:                              310points

CPR:                                            50points

Skills Final                                   100 points

Writtenfinal:                               100points

Participation/Attendance:             94.5 points

                                                   654.5 points

Participation/Attendancepoints are calculated as:

1 ? hours perchapter (reading chapters, Powerpoints, Homework)

3 hours per classattended.

94.5 hourspossible total.

You must have 70 hours in attendancepoints to pass the class.

A= 90-100%

B= 80-89%

C= 70-79% (75% minimum required for course completioncertificate) 

D= 60-69%

F= <60%

 

Participation standard:

     54hours of instruction is required; this includes attendance and participation.You are expected to attend all class sessions; if you miss more than 3 hoursof class you will be ineligible for a course completion certificate. Inaddition, you must pass all skills tests to be issued a coursecompletion certificate.. For best retention of material, read thechapters.

*Wear closed-toe shoes and clothingin which you can comfortably practice skills.

*Be free of scented cologne,lotions, etc. as these products can cause severe allergic reactions insusceptible people.

*No artificial nails.

*No food or tobacco products; drinksare allowed if in a covered container.

*Turn off electronic devices andkeep phones out of sight.

*No fidget spinners or otherdistracting devices.

*Practice using a positive,supportive and motivated attitude that you would expect of a healthcare professional.Please arrive on time at the beginning of each class, be seated, well restedand ready to participate. You are responsible to confirm your tardiness on theroll sheet after that class session. [In an unforeseeable emergency, anexception may be made, however this will not excuse the time notpresent; class hours are mandated by the State of California]

*You may not be awarded attendancepoints if you are asked to leave class because you have not met thesestandards.

    Recommended for Success: Prior to enrolling in this course, students arestrongly advised to satisfactorily complete OFTEC 50 (Medical Terminology)and/or satisfactorily complete BIOL 150 (Elementary Anatomy & Physiology).

 

    Take photos ofyour CPR card and Course Completion certificate and email them to yourself;there is a $20 charge for re-issue of a CPR card or a Course Completioncertificate.

 

Course Schedule

Week1- Jan 17

            Course Introduction

            Begin skills practice

 

Homework:     Complete Introduction blog in Blackboard

Read chapters:

                    1.EMS systems  

                     2. Workforce Safety and Wellness

                                             3. Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues

.                                        4.Medical Terminology

View lecture, then complete exercises in text and homeworkfor the above chapters.

 

Week2- Jan 24

            Quiz/Chapter review

            Skills practice

Homework:Read chapters:

                                              5. Anatomy and Physiology

                                              6. Life Span Development

                                              7. Airway

         

        View lecture, then complete exercisesin text and homework for the above chapters.

 

                                            

Week3- Jan 31 

Homework:Read chapters:

                                          9.Patient Assessment: Scene Size-Up

                                        10:Patient Assessment: The Primary Assessment

                                        11:Patient Assessment: History and Vital Signs

                                        12:Patient Assessment: Secondary Assessment                                      

       View lecture, then complete exercises intext and homework for the above chapters.

 

 

Week4- Feb 7

Homework:Read chapters

                                           8. Cardiac Resuscitation andDefibrillation                          View lecture, then complete the exercises in text & quiz for thechapter.

       CPR  

            Skills practice: CPR

Testingfor CPR (bring pocket mask)

 

 

Week5- Feb 14

Homework:Read chapter:

                                       13:Communication and Documentation

                                       14:Cardiac and Respiratory Emergencies

                                         15: Altered Mental Status

                             16: Medical Emergencies

Viewlecture, then complete exercises in text and homework for the above chapters.

 

CPRTesting

 

 

Week6- Feb 21

 Homework: Read chapters:

                                           17: Overview of Trauma and TraumaSystems

                                           18: Bleeding and Shock

                                           19: Chest and Abdominal Emergencies

                                       20: SoftTissue Injuries        

 View lecture, thencomplete exercises in text and homework for the above chapters.

Test 1 covering Chapters 1-16

 

Week7- Feb 28

           

Homework:Read chapters:

                                    21:Injuries to Head and Spine

                                     22: MusculoskeletalInjuries

                                                                                          

View lecture, then complete exercises in text and homeworkfor the above chapters.

Test 1 covering Chapters 1-16

Skills

 

 

      

Week8- Mar 7

Homework: Read chapters:

                                    24:Obstetrics and Neonatal Care  

                                    25:Pediatric Emergencies                                                                                                                          

                                        26: Geriatric Patients

View lecture, then complete exercises in text and homeworkfor the above chapters.

Skills

       

Week9- Mar 14

Homework:Read chapters:

                                      23: Environmental Emergencies

                                  27: SpecialPopulations and Situations                               

                                     28: Operations                                                                                                      View lecture, then complete exercises in text and homework for the abovechapters.

Skills

       

Week10-Mar 21

Homework: Read chapters:                                   

                                   29: IncidentManagement

                                   30: Special Operations

                                   31:Terrorism and Natural Disasters                                

View lecture, then complete exercises in text and homeworkfor the above chapter.

Skills

 

                                         

 

Week11- Mar 28

Skills

           

Week12- Apr 4

            Skills

 

Week13- Apr 11

Skills

 

Week14-Apr 18

           Skills

 

Week15-Apr 25

            Skills Testing 

 

Week16-May 2

Written Final

            Skills Testing

 

 


 

Classmeeting days: Thursdaysform 1800-2100. Room: Oak 9/10 (To complete online assignments &weekly quizzes, login to Canvas: https://gocolumbia.instructure.com/login/canvas)

 

InstructorInformationName: Michael Murray, MICP, BA

Contact information: The primary method of contact isvia the college email. I will check my messages daily Monday-Friday and replywithin 48 hours.

murraym@yosemite.edu

 

Required:

1.Pocket masks (Includes adult and pediatric masks available in the collegebookstore)

2.Textbook: EMR Complete: A work-text 2nd edition ISBN13: 978-0133517033

3.American Heart Association CPRfor Healthcare Providers online course (cost: $28.50)

4.Internet access (Online help:  http://www.gocolumbia.edu/online_learning/students.php)

5. Activate your free student email:  http://www.yosemite.edu/studentemail/

 

CourseDescription:

TheEmergency Medical Responder (EMR) course prepares the student to provide entrylevel prehospital emergency assessment and care for patients with medicaland/or traumatic conditions. This is a face-to-face class, however, there ishomework online to be completed outside of classroom time.

StudentLearning Outcomes:

Student learningoutcomes (SLOs) are statements that specify what students will know, be able todo or demonstrate, when they have completed or participated in aprogram/activity/course/project. SLOs are evidence that the course objectiveswere achieved. The following are the SLOs for EMS 157:

1. FollowingFederal and State prescribed standards; students will possess the necessaryentry level cognitive skills for certification as an Emergency MedicalResponder.

2. FollowingFederal and State prescribed standards; students will possess the necessaryentry level psychomotor skills for certification as an Emergency MedicalResponder.

3. Students willdemonstrate proficiency, to the nationally recognized standard for healthcareproviders, in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated electricaldefibrillation (AED) required to obtain a 2-year certification.

 

ConfidentialAcademic Accommodations: Students with a disability documented by an appropriate healthcareprovider who wish to arrange academic accommodations should notify theinstructor and contact DSP&S (588-5130, Manzanita 18-3) assoon as possible so that reasonable accommodations may be arranged. Studentsfor whom English is a second language are also eligible for these freeservices.

Work to be completed outside of class: Reading, study, completionof work-textbook, weekly online quizzes, and one online test, and online CPRcourse. You are expected to read assigned chapters prior to class discussionand lecture.

Recommended study time for this course isnine hours per week.

 

Grading:

OnlineTests:                              310points

CPR:                                            50points

SkillsFinal                                  60 points

Writtenfinal:                               100points

Participation/Attendance:             95.5 points

Tests 1 and2                                60 points

                                                   675.5 points

Participation/Attendancepoints are calculated as:

1 ? hoursper chapter (reading chapters, Powerpoints, Quizzes)

? hour foreach of the Tests

2 ? hoursper class attended.

90 hourspossible total.

You must have 70 hours in attendancepoints to pass the class.

 

 

A=90-100%  (607-675.5 pts)

B= 80-89% (540-606 pts

C= 70-79%(506-539 pts, receive cert. 472-505-C

D= 60-69%

F=<60%

 

{(Requiredas prerequisite for EMT course)

 (75% minimum required for course completioncertificate)

 

           

 

 



Participationstandard:

 70 hours of instruction is required; thisincludes attendance, online CPR, discussion assignments, and in-classparticipation. It does NOT include reading, study time, or taking the quizzesoutside of the classroom. You are expected to attend all class sessions; if youmiss more than two classes you will be ineligible for a course completioncertificate.

     Wear clothing in which you can comfortablypractice skills. Wear closed-toe shoes. Be free of scented cologne, lotions,etc. as these products can cause severe allergic reactions in susceptiblepeople. Do not use tobacco products during class. Turn off electronic devicesduring class. Please arrive on time; be well rested and ready to learn.Practice using a positive, supportive and motivated attitude that you wouldexpect of a healthcare professional.

Course Schedule

Week 1- Aug31

            Course Introduction

            Begin skills practice

 

Homework:     Read chapters:

                    1. EMS systems  

                     2. Workforce Safety and Wellness

                                             3. Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues

.                                        4.Medical Terminology

View lecture, then complete exercisesin text and quizzes for the above chapters.

 

Week 2- Sept7

            Quiz/Chapter review

            Skills practice

Homework:Read chapters:

                                              5. Anatomy and Physiology

                                              6. Life Span Development

                                              7. Airway

         

        View lecture, then complete exercisesin text and quizzes for the above chapters.

 

                                            

Week 3- Sept14 

Homework:Read chapters:

                                          9.Patient Assessment: Scene Size-Up

                                        10:Patient Assessment: The Primary Assessment

                                        11:Patient Assessment: History and Vital Signs

                                        12:Patient Assessment: Secondary Assessment                                      

       View lecture, then complete exercises intext and quizzes for the above chapters.

 

 

Week 4- Sept21

Homework:Read chapters

                                           8. CardiacResuscitation and Defibrillation                           View lecture, thencomplete the exercises in text & quiz for the chapter.

       CPR 

            Skills practice: CPR

Testingfor CPR (bring pocket mask)

 

 

Week 5- Sept28

Homework:Read chapter:

                                       13:Communication and Documentation

                                       14:Cardiac and Respiratory Emergencies

                                         15: Altered Mental Status

                             16: Medical Emergencies

View lecture,then complete exercises in text and quizzes for the above chapters.

 

CPRTesting

 

 

Week 6- Oct5

 Homework: Read chapters:

                                           17: Overview of Trauma and TraumaSystems

                                           18: Bleeding and Shock

                                           19: Chest and Abdominal Emergencies

                                       20: SoftTissue Injuries    

 View lecture, then complete exercises in textand quizzes for the above chapters.

Test 1 covering Chapters 1-16      

 

Week 7- Oct12

           

Homework:Read chapters:

                                    21:Injuries to Head and Spine

                                     22: MusculoskeletalInjuries

                                                                                          

View lecture, then complete exercisesin text and quizzes for the above chapters.

Test 1 covering Chapters 1-16

Skills

 

 

      

Week 8- Oct19

Homework:Read chapters:

                                    24:Obstetrics and Neonatal Care  

                                    25:Pediatric Emergencies                                                                                                                          

                                        26: Geriatric Patients

View lecture, then complete exercisesin text and quizzes for the above chapters.

Skills

       

Week 9- Oct26

Homework:Read chapters:

                                      23: Environmental Emergencies

                                  27: SpecialPopulations and Situations                                  

                                     28: Operations                                                                                                      View lecture, then complete exercises in text and quizzes for the abovechapters.

Skills

       

Week 10-Nov2  

Homework:Read chapters:                                   

                                   29: IncidentManagement

                                   30: SpecialOperations

                                   31:Terrorism and Natural Disasters                                 

Viewlecture, then complete exercises in text and quizzes for the above chapter.

Skills

 

                                          

 

Week 11- Nov9

Test 2covering Chapters 17-31

Skills

           

Week 12- Nov16

            Skills

 

Week 13- Nov23

ThanksgivingHoliday!

 

Week 14-Nov30

Written Final

           Skills

 

Week 15-Dec7

            Skills Testing  Dec 14

 

Week 16-Apr27

            Skills Testing

*For a description ofthe online skills needed for thisclass read the “

Online SkillsInformation” in your college email, the Blackboard classroom, or the followinglink: onlineskills information

 

*Resource links for online classes:

Columbia College online resources: http://www.gocolumbia.edu/online_learning/students.php

 

For the help desk: http://studenthelpdesk.yosemite.edu/default.htm

 

The following link has tutorials for Blackboard9.1: http://ondemand.blackboard.com/students.htm