Special Elective in EMS
Catalog Description: This four-week rotation within the Allina Emergency Medical Services is designed to give students first-hand experience in the complex EMS system. Students will observe and in some cases participate in medical direction, audit and review process, emergency preparedness and daily operations of this major urban medical system.
Sites: Students will be assigned to the following sites:
- Allina Health EMS, 167 Grand Ave, St. Paul, MN 55102
- Burnsville Fire Department, 100 Civic Center Pkwy, Burnsville, MN 55337
- Life Link Aeromedical, 6010 Broadway St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Required session attendance:
Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode:
Direct patient care: No
Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling
Course Objectives: Upon completion of this rotation student will:
- demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of modern Emergency Medical Systems including, history, design, and evolution.
- examine a wide-range of EMS systems, including rural and urban, fire-based, and third service systems, as well as a base exposure to aero medical EMS.
- interact with full spectrum of modern urban EMS personnel, including fire and 911 paramedicine, administrators, educators, and medical directors.
- observe direct patients care within the 911 system
- Portfolio, including daily shift cards (50%) (not clinical performance)
- Critically Appraised Topic (CAT) presentation (25%)
- Allina protocol written exam with passing score of 90% (25%)
Grading Scale: H/E/S/N