Summative Field Clinical is a Capstone course. Students will enroll in this course only after demonstrating skill and knowledge in the didactic and laboratory components of the program. Students will perform and manage an effective assessment of the patient. The student will learn the appropriate procedures to gather evaluate and synthesize information as well as make appropriate decisions based on that information and be able to take the necessary action for patient care. The student will be expected to achieve proficiency by performing these skills on actual patients in a clinical setting. Integrating pathophysiological principles, physical examination findings, formulating a field impression and implementing treatment for the patient with common complaints will be practiced during this time. Alternative learning experiences (simulations, programmed patient scenarios, etc.) will be available as needed. Proficiency in performing all steps and procedures safely and properly will be thoroughly evaluated.
Certification as a current Emergency Medical Technician and CPR provider;
Pre-requisites must be completed with grade of 'C' or better.