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Working Outside of the EMS Box

Working Outside of the EMS Box

ALS Convalescent Medic + Community Paramedicine in NC

Gone are the days where a medic could only work on an EMS unit. Today we find Paramedics in
many different fields including convalescent services and as Community Paramedics.

Although the local convalescent agency may indeed have a true emergency from time to time (and
run backup to local EMS), most of the response is non-emergent but highly critical for the health
and safety of patients. Additionally, Community Paramedics receive training in a variety of skills
sets outside of the traditional 911 service. These skills include chaplain services, hospice care,
health literacy training, digital literacy training, and public health outreach.

This course explores topics pertinent to the medic working outside the box – as the convalescent
and the Community Paramedic.

Topics include:

A Special Population
Special Patient Populations: Geriatrics for the ALS Provider (4)
Special Healthcare Needs for Special Patient Populations (1)
Ventilator Management (3.5)

Nursing Homes and Dialysis Runs
Overview: Dialysis (1)
Patient Assessment for the ALS Provider (1)
Diabetic Emergencies for the ALS Provider (2)
Neurological Emergencies for the ALS Provider: Strokes (4)
Chest Pain for ALS (2)
Trauma Emergencies for the EMS Provider: CNS Injuries (3)

Intercept or ED
Sudden Cardiac Arrest for the ALS Provider (6)

Special Considerations
Medical-Legal Issues (1)
Documentation (3)
Wound Care and Management (0.5)

Community Paramedicine:
Medication inventory + Reconciliation (1)
Telehealth + Digital literacy (2)
Patient Assessment vs. Patient Needs Assessment (2)
Social Drivers of Health (3)
Community Needs Assessment (1)
Chronic disease management (3)
Developing plan of care (1)
Hospice + Palliative care (1)
Pharmacology + Immunizations (1)
NC Program Examples (1)

Attention Public Safety Personnel: For students registering for the first time in a Davidson-Davie Community College class that may be eligible for a fee waiver contact our registration office directly at (336) 224-4545 and provide name, address, etc., class information and the public safety agency you are affiliated with.

This training is provided by 911 eLearning Solutions. Students will receive an email from 911 eLearning on the first day of class with directions for logging into the online classroom. Any students registering after the start date should expect to receive the instruction email within 2 business days.

Contact Info: Dustin Gardner at Dustin_Gardner@Davidsondavie.edu or 336-224-4809

Course Offerings:

Course Code: EMS-4402AY-B1
Hours: 32
Location: ONLINE
Start Date: July 01, 2023
End Date: November 30, 2023
Notes: Review Quiz must be completed by 11/19/23, 11:59pm