1. Describe Assessments used for each SLO?
1. Students will explain the roles and responsibilities of the EMT.- Done through testing(cognitive) and skills testing (psychomotor)
2. Students will perform methods and procedures for lifting, moving and handling patients in order to minimize discomfort and prevent further injury.- demonstrating proper lifting and moving techniques
using proper devices for trauma and medical patients.
3. Students will demonstrate the appropriate emergency care based on the assessment of a medical and trauma patient. - Done physically completing a primary and secondary assessment to
determine a priority in transporting the patient to the proper facility through testing (cognitive) and skills testing (psychomotor).
4. Student will know basic anatomy physiology needed to perform a patient assessment. - Done through testing (cognitive) and skills testing (psychomotor)
5. Students will recognize the need for cardiopulmonary resuscitation(CPR) and demonstrate professional-level techniques. -Perform proper CPR techniques utilizing AED, airway management
equipment and the Smartman manikin.
6. Students analyze musculoskelatal injuries, control bleeding, splint fractures and treat for shock.- Physically stabilize using splints and bleeding control equipment.
7. Student will identify and mange OB/GYN emergencies by recognizing patients having OB/GYN emergencies and performing childbirth delivery.
8. Student will triage and transport mass-casualty patients.- Students perform triage assessment in mass casualty drills, prioritizing patients in real time.
The assessment for the above CSLO's were done from chapter homework, block exams, midterm, written final exam, NREMT skills testing and CA state skills sheets..
2. What weaknesses do you see in your students' achievements, or in the Assessment process itself, on the expect learning outcomes for this term.
The students are not prepared for the course with limited prior medical knowledge, nor do they understand the amount of studying time they need to be successful, and the time constraints with the
alloted time to cover the course information. Even with the 10 student to one instructor ratio required, there is still insufficient skills assistants to demonstrate and evaluate students performance.
Provide more lab time for students.
3. What strengths do you see in your students' achievements on the expected learning outcomes.
Most of the students are performing at standard performance or better due to new equipment, teaching aids and educational supplies. This includes lifting and moving patients, CPR techniques
Smartman manikins, better understanding of the anatomy of patients from skeletal manikins, airway management from the lung simulator, airway equipment and the use of oxygen, Online stream
videos, Students learn teamwork and communication skills utilizing portable radios and demonstrating proper assessment and treatment on mock scenarios and mass-casualty drills.
4. What might be done by the the department, college, or others to help improve student achievements on the expected learning outcomes?
Increase more lab time for students by increasing funding to to provide more hours for skills assistants to the EMT and EMT Refresher courses. Offer a Prep course for recent high school students,
returning adult learners and students with learning disabilities. To continue to fund for new innovative equipment, educational supplies, consumable medical supplies and create a full time lab
assistant. Provide financial assistance for the costs of the course and completing the license process.
5. What do you plan to do to improve your students' performance on the expected learning outcomes.
Use more " Flipping the Classroom techniques" to allow students more time to practice skills and demonstrations. Monitor students progress more closely to help them re mediate area that they are
not performing to the standard. Both this can be assisted with the publisher MyBradyLab which makes the students complete their reading assignment, take pre-tests & post-tests , enter homework and
use the study plan before each lecture. Students grades can be monitored by each instructor to see their weakness and have interaction.
We plan to improve our instructional strategies by "flipping the classroom", having the
students complete their chapter assignments prior to attending the associated lectures
which will allow more time to practice skills and scenarios. Additionally, have an
orientation prior to the first day of class to register them in the Online publisher lab and
train them on the college LMS(D2L or Canvas) system. We will continue to utilize the On
line-stream videos. Secondly, we plan to modify our SLO assessments to measure the
better the strengths & weakness. Also, we like to research into the test-prep companies
to help measure the students performance on written and practical exams. To assist in
the implementation a full-time lab technician.