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RELLIS · Health Sciences · EM. Medical Services - EMSP

Assessment Based Management

  • Summer I 2021
  • Section B01 CRN-31271
  • 1 Credits
  • 06/07/2021 to 08/09/2021
  • Modified 05/14/2021

Meeting Times


  • T 8:30 - 12:30
  • Academic Alliance Bldg Rm 341


  • T 1:15 - 4:15
  • Academic Alliance Bldg Rm 341

Contact Information

Instructor: Zack Varner

Instructor: Michael Lauhoff

Office Hours

  • Thursday, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Virtual office hours offered by appointment


4 laboratory hours per week; 64 total contact hours.  Credit: 1 semester hour.

A summarative experience covering comprehensive, assessment-based patient care management for the paramedic level. Includes specific care when dealing with pediatric, adult, geriatric, and special-needs patients. At the completion of this module, the student will be able to integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression, and implement a treatment plan for patients with common complaints. 


Prerequisite: Student must meet requirements for continued acceptance into the Paramedic program. A student must be college ready in reading, writing, and math according to TSI college-ready standards. Must have completed EMSP 1338, EMSP 1355, EMSP 1356, EMSP 2260, EMSP 2306, EMSP 2434, EMSP 2444, EMSP 2330, and EMSP 2261 with a “B” or better.

Co-Enrollment: EMSP 2362, EMSP 2305

Core Curriculum Statement

This course is not a core curriculum course.


1. Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression

2.  Implement a treatment plan at the paramedic level.


Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice, Volume 1 - 5, 5th edition

  • Robert S. Porter
  • Richard A. Cherry

Published by Pearson (May 16th 2016) - Copyright © 2017

5th edition

Course Requirements

Minimum Overall Grade

The student must complete the course with a final grade of 80% or higher in order to be eligible for a course completion

Exam Cut Scores

The students must meet the minimum cut score on all major exams in order to be eligible to receive a course completion. 

Exam Retest Policy

The student will be allowed one (1) retest attempt on the EMSP 2143 final exam if they do not meet the cut score on their initial attempt. 


Maximum retest score: If a student passes the retest attempt, their exam grade is capped at the cut score. If a student exceeds the cut score on the retest attempt, their exam grade will be adjusted down to the cut score.


Admission to the Paramedic Academy. 


Articulation Agreement

No articulation agreement exists. This program is non-transferable to senior institutions.

Degree Requirements

Successful completion of this course will fulfill the requirements toward the Associates of Applied Science Degree in EMS at Blinn College.

Computer and Internet Access

To participate in this course your Internet connection must be reliable. A cable or LAN connection is recommended. If you have dial-up or satellite you must come to campus or find a location with a faster speed to take tests. View the Minimum Hardware and Software Recommendations for online courses.

A 'broken’ computer or Internet connection is not an acceptable excuse for missing or late assignments. Please designate 2 locations that you will use as backup locations if your Internet connection or computer fails.

Blinn EMS Program Handbook

For a detailed list of course policies, see the Blinn College EMS Program Student Handbook. This is available to the student on the course website on the first day of class and thereafter. Major course policies are listed below, but the student is responsible for reviewing the handbook and abiding by all policies listed therin. 



Types of evaluations and related weights
Type Weight Topic Notes
In Class Work 20%
Homework 25%
Quizzes 25%
Final Exam 30%

Blinn College Policies

All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Regulations are applicable to this course.

Specific information on civility, attendance, add/drop, scholastic integrity, students with disabilities, final grade appeal, alternative retailers, campus carry and proctoring arrangements and cost.

Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s Blinn Buc e-mail account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for Blinn Buc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Information about the changes Blinn has made to the May Minimester, Summer I, and Summer II semesters: Back with Blinn.

Criminal Background

Statutory requirement to notify applicants and enrollees of potential ineligibility for an occupational license due to conviction of an offense Statutory authority: HB1508, effective September 1, 2017, amended Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 53, to require notice regarding the consequences of a criminal conviction on eligibility for an occupational license. Who must give notification: If your institution provides an educational program to prepare an individual for issuance of an initial occupational license, you must provide notification. An “occupational license” is a license, certificate, registration, permit, or other form of authorization required by law or rule that must be obtained by an individual to engage in a particular business or occupation. Who must receive notification: Each applicant to and enrollee in an educational program which prepares an individual for issuance of an initial occupational license must be notified regarding potential ineligibility. The notification requirement applies for enrollees and applicants on or after September 1, 2017. The notification must be given to each applicant and enrollee regardless of whether they have been convicted of an offense. Required notification: Notification to program enrollees and applicants must include: 1. The potential ineligibility of an individual who has been convicted of an offense for issuance of an occupational license on completion of the educational program; 2. The current guidelines issued by the applicable licensing authority (See, Texas Occupations Code, Sec. 53.025). In particular, the licensing authority’s guidelines must state the reasons a particular crime is considered to relate to a particular license and any other criterion that affects the decisions of the licensing authority. A “licensing authority” is a state agency or political subdivision that issues an occupational license; 3. Any other state or local restriction or guideline used by the licensing authority to determine the eligibility of an individual who has been convicted of an offense for an occupational license issued by the licensing authority; and 4. The right of an individual to request a criminal history evaluation letter (See, Texas Occupations Code, Sec. 53.102). An individual may request a licensing authority to issue a criminal history evaluation letter regarding the person's eligibility for a license issued by that authority if the person: (1) is enrolled or planning to enroll in an educational program that prepares a person for an initial license or is planning to take an examination for an initial license; and (2) has reason to believe that the person is ineligible for the license due to a conviction or deferred adjudication for a felony or misdemeanor offense. The request must state the basis for the person's potential ineligibility. Conditions and result of failure to provide notice: Your institution may be subject to ordered refunds and payments if: • Your institution is regulated by a licensing authority; and • The licensing authority determines that your institution has failed to provide the above notice to an individual entitled to the notice; and • The individual’s application for an occupational license for which your institution prepared the individual was denied because the individual had been convicted of an offense. The licensing authority shall order your institution to: 1. Refund the amount of any tuition paid by the individual to your institution; and 2. Pay to the individual an amount equal to the total of the following, as applicable: (A) The amount of any application fees paid by the individual to the licensing authority; and (B) The amount of any examination fees paid by the individual to the licensing authority or an examination provider approved by the licensing authority. Best practices: • Your institution should provide notices to enrollees and applicants for each educational program which prepares an individual for issuance of an initial occupational license. Because guidelines will vary based on the licensing authority which issues the occupational license, notices may also vary between educational programs. • Your institution should familiarize program staff with the current guidelines issued by the applicable licensing authority for each program which prepares an individual for issuance of an initial occupational license. Familiarization will assist program staff in ensuring the correct notice is provided to enrollees and applicants. • Your institution should have a means of documenting provision and receipt of notice to enrollees and applicants.

"For students in this course, who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas.  If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.”