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EMS Program Assessment Outcomes

Assessment outcomes provide an overview of what each course will prepare you to do or know.

Part A: Affective Domain

This course prepares the student to be able to:

  • Professionalism: Be a role model of exemplary professional behavior including: but not limited to,
    • integrity,
    • empathy,
    • self-motivation,
    • appearance/personal hygiene,
    • self-confidence,
    • communications,
    • time management,
    • teamwork/ diplomacy,
    • respect,
    • patient advocacy,
    • and careful delivery of service. 
  • Preparedness: the student consistently arrived on time with required materials and was ready to learn.
  • Professional appearance: the student is dressed appropriately and is neat in appearance. No hygiene issues.
  • Initiative: student demonstrates interest in EMS through actions and interactions with evaluator.
  • Conduct: Student interacts with other in a respectful and empathetic manner. Demonstrates respectability and professional ethics.
  • Careful Delivery of Service: Student follows policies, procedures & protocols. Uses appropriate safeguards in the performance of duties.

Part B: Psychomotor Domain

This course prepares the student to be able to:

  1. Perform a Paramedic-level patient assessment.
    • Perform a comprehensive history and physical examination to identify factors affecting the health and health needs of a patient. (Assessment)
    • Formulate a field impression based on an analysis of comprehensive assessment findings, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and epidemiology. (Assessment)
    • Relate assessment findings to underlying pathological and physiological changes in the patient's condition. (Assessment)
    • Integrate and synthesize the multiple determinants of health and clinical care. (Assessment)
    • Perform health screening and referrals. (Assessment)
  2. Safely and effectively perform all psychomotor skills within the National EMS Scope of Practice Model and the New Mexico Scope of Practice at the Paramedic level. (Psychomotor Skills)
    • Student demonstrates proficiency in skills performed.

Part C: Cognitive Domain

This course prepares the student to be able to:

  1. Perform Paramedic-level decision making in the content areas of:
    • preparation,
    • airway/respiration/ventilation,
    • cardiology/resuscitation/ECG,
    • trauma,
    • medical/obstetrics/gynecology, and
    • EMS operations.
  2. Decision Making: Anticipate and prospectively intervene to improve patient outcome. 
    • Perform basic and advanced interventions as part of a treatment plan intended to mitigate the emergency, provide symptom relief, and improve the overall health of the patient. 
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of interventions and modifies treatment plan accordingly. 
  • Knowledge: the student can recall common terms, facts, principles and basic concepts in EMS.
  • Problem Solving: the student uses knowledge to solve a previously unencountered situation.
  • Evaluation: the student can judge the appropriateness of actions and can defend their decisions.
  • Meet or Exceed the Joint Organization on EMS Education Standard : Final Skills and Assessment Testing (>70%) Retention (>70%)
  • Meet or Exceed the NM EMS Bureau Standard: NREMT Written and Practical Exam > 70% Grads Passing
  • CNM Standard: Retention (>75%)
  • EMS Program Standards:
    • Student success (>70% C-pass rate of students who were enrolled in the class at census and remain on last day)
    • Course Final pass rate (>80% of students score 70% or better on written final exam)