2011 Paramedic Technician SLO-student

2011 Paramedic Technician SLO-student







Western Student Learning Results (Program Outcomes) for 2011
# of Grads: 1

Source: Student

# of Responses: 6

Program: Paramedic Technician
Outcome
What did you like about this program?

Yes
6 100.00%

No
0

Unk
0

NA Result
0
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes

Yes

What would you change about this program?

6 100.00%

0

0

Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes

6 100.00%

0

0

I don't know how it would happen, but I would like to take the registry
right after class ended and not wait the whole summer.
There was alot of difficulty in attaining clinical experience some times.
The clinical schedules need to be set up alot faster, especially we are
seeing now that the ambulance clinicals are what I feel are not being
scheduled and provided to us in an acceptable period of time. Having
a structured clinical schedule is good, but we need to have a schedule
availible to us faster, and need to have the ability to schedule
additional times. The way it was set up it was very difficult to add
aditional clinical experience, even if asking Mike Foster several times
to schedule you or even let you know when openings would be
availible.
Let students schedule their own clinicals!!!!!!!!!!!
more sim lab time and more maybe spend the summer for classes as
well as ambulance ride time.
The program seemed kind of demanding and cramped at times. It
became overwhelming being at school for 9 hours one day, and then
clinicals for 8 hours the next day. Maybe classroom time could be
spread out more.

0
Yes

Yes

Yes

Monday, September 19, 2011

I liked how the program was condensed and fairly fast pace. It alows
for a good introduction to paramedic and the clinical setting.
I like the fact that the school implemented the accelerated paramedic
program. It's more practical for people with careers.
I liked the atmosphere of class. The scheduling was fine.
We need more time in pharmocology and cardiac. I liked the breakout
groups and moc testing. We need more sim lab time (once was not
enough for the program).
The program was short but thourough. It was also challenging.

0
Yes

Use effective communication skills.

Feedback

Western Wisconsin Technical College

There was effective communication, however there was a lot of drama
within the class that was unecessary. The teachers could have found
ways to deal with this, possibly by dividing the class up, and placing
students with other ones.
Comunications skills were taught well, and are put into good use in
the clinical setting. Alot of the way you use these skills depends on
how you aproach the clinical setting, we are taught to go in and be
agressive with aproaching paitients and preceptors, and if you do this
it really pays off.
We have learned how to communicate with the elderly, the young, the
handicapped/disabled. Without some of the points in class about
communicating with them, I think we would have struggled.

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Outcome
Apply mathematical concepts.

Yes
6 100.00%

No
0

Unk
0

NA Result
0
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Transfer social and natural science theories
into practical applications.

6 100.00%

0

0

Yes
Yes
Yes

6 100.00%

0

0

Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes

6 100.00%

0

0

Yes
Yes

6 100.00%

0

0

Working together within the class was encouraged and done well.
Even in class, it was a diverse group of people. We were all civil with
each other, but I'm sure there were people that just didn't want to be
around others. To get stuff done in class, we had to get past all the
nonscence and get it done.
I've never had a problem working with others.
Coming into this class we did not trust ourselves or our peers. Now we
have gained a new knowledge and understanding and have learned
to work together.

0
Yes

Monday, September 19, 2011

The teachers put us in situations in our skills practice that made us
make a life or death decision for our "patient". They made us think
things through and how the decision would effect the patient.
Breakout groups did a great job with critical thinking
I think that we are given many oportuinties and challenges that force
us to think and then enact critical decisions.
This program was challenging and allowed us to think outside the box
on a daily basis.
I am now more cautious, and better at looking at the big picture when
is comes to the process of developing field diagnosis.

0
Yes
Yes

Use technology effectively.

It was fun to be able to apply our knowledge from the classroom into
situations in clinicals and also within lab.
The anatomy and physiology was helpful in understanding the
body/injury processes.
Yes, I can take information gathered and put it to use with the
knowledge I have obtained in regard to pathophysiology.
There is definitly a large difference between the material taught in
class to the practical application in a real life setting, however it is
good to have a good basis for that back ground information.

0
Yes

Demonstrate ability to value self and work
ethically with others in a diverse population.

More time could have been spent in Pharmacology and with drug
adminsistration and mathematics.
Since we learned drug doses back in the fall, maybe a refresher in the
spring about calculating them again.
I felt that the mathematical protion of this class was sufficient.
We used the math concepts but did not use them enough to retain
them
I can caculate drug doses.

0
Yes

Demonstrate ability to think critically.

Feedback

Western Wisconsin Technical College

I thought it was great that we had alot of equipment at our disposal to
learn from. I think we should have a general idea on how to operate
equipment in the field.

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Outcome

Yes

No

Unk

NA Result
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Make decisions that incorporate the
importance of sustainability

6 100.00%

0

0

Feedback
we still need to see the sim lab more. patients are our job, we need
the sim lab to have the closest thing to real.
I feel comftorable with most of the tech presented.
My computer skills have improved because of this course.
We have learned how to use all equipment effectively and to the best
of our knowledge.

0
Yes
Yes

Yes

Perform adavanced patient assessment

6 100.00%

0

0

We learned how to make decisions safely and back them up.
Not quite sure what that means.

In the skills practice we practiced alot on patient assessment. I don't
think we ever got into neuro assessment thoroughly enough.
My assessments are much better than before this program. I have a
much broader knowledge of the human body as a result of this
program.
Yes, however, I think we could have practiced our assessments more.
from the beginning of class we should have done a group assessment
every morning as a class to keep the assessment fresh and
consistant.
This was done quite well.

0

Yes

Yes
Yes

Yes

Interpret the nature and seriousness of the
patient's condition.

6 100.00%

0

0

0
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes

Understand organ systems and
pathopysiology pertaining to these systems.

6 100.00%

0

0

0
Yes

Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes

Monday, September 19, 2011

We'll find out during ride alongs!
We have learned to look at the whole picture.
I now have the ability to recognize and interpret what may be
happening with a patient.
In our clinical rotations we saw first-hand the patients and the
problems. Seeing patients is very helpful in understanding patients
condition, not every patient is going to look the same.

Western Wisconsin Technical College

Coming into the paramedic program, I think it should be mandatory to
have taken a Math class to have a basic knowledge of drug
calculations, and anatomy class to have a basic understanding of the
human body, and a chemistry class to understand how drugs react, as
well as, the EMT basic class.
my understanding of organ systems is way beyond what it was before
I took this training.
Yup.
We had a some good classroom discussions about A&P and
pathophysiology.
I think A&P was very helpful in understanding the systems. General
A&P would be sufficient enough.

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Outcome
Provide appropriate treatment procedures
according to protocols while in various
settings and situations.

Yes
6 100.00%

No
0

Unk
0

NA Result
0

Yes
Yes

Yes

Utilize effective communication skills when
working with patient's, family, colleagues, and
other healthcare professionals.

6 100.00%

0

0

Feedback

I have been doing this for years as an EMT. Now my scope of
practice is expanded.
There are different protocols, so learning the different protocols is
essential.
Skills were taught very well.

0

Yes

Yes
Yes

Things like this get reviewed in class, but are learned more in the
clinical setting more so than anything else.
we didn't get to work on the ambulance at all during our classroom
time, so we did not communicate with the family in the prehospital
setting (ambulance ride time should start during classroom time, even
if observation only is all we can do).
I have always been pretty good at this.
We were taught enough on HIPPA and confidentiality.

Yes
Yes
Yes

yup
I have a lot of experience in regard to this.
In our labs, we learned how to perform skills safely and effectively.

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

We didn't go over run reports very much.
We could heave learned more about proper documentation.
yup
PCR should have been touched on more than once. We need to
practice a real call from start to finish with PCR/Run report and radio
practice.

Yes
Yes

Have a good dimeanor/presence. Respect other people.
Learning about living wills was confusing and could have been more
in depth

Yes
Yes

Put the problems aside and get the job done, care for the patient.
This is where working with different classmates instead of sticking to
our regular groups could have come in handy.

Yes

I've been doing this for 8 years.

Yes

Operate all equipment safely, effectively and
efficiently

Gather, interpret and report information
verbally and in writing

Apply legal and ethical principles to
professional behaviors.

Work collaboratively with a diverse range of
people

Make decisions under stress.

Monday, September 19, 2011

6 100.00%

6 100.00%

6 100.00%

6 100.00%

5

83.33%

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1 16.67%

0

0

0

0

0

0

Western Wisconsin Technical College

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Outcome

Yes

No

Unk

NA Result

Feedback

Yes
Yes
No

Yes
Yes
Yes

Establish a safe environment for patient care.

Aggregate Assessment of Achievement

Monday, September 19, 2011

6 100.00%

119

99.17%

0

1

0

0.83%

0

We were put in stressful situations in class and in clinicals.
The mega code was a great lesson.
Havn't been in very stressfull situations yet.

this is common sense.
Scene safety at all times.
crime scene lab is a great tool for helping us understand what we
need to be looking for.

0

0

Western Wisconsin Technical College

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