Course Abstract Details

EMS-251, Medical Emergencies 2

Credits: 3

Course Description

EMS-251, Medical Emergencies 2, prepares the paramedic student to assess, differentiate and manage patients complaining of a variety of medical problems. The medical problems include a wide variety of common complaints presented to EMS responders. Students will apply assessment based management to scenarios. Prerequisites: EMS-211, EMS-221, EMS-231, EMS-240, and EMS-250. this course is on-line and requires eight hours of synchronized chat. Three credits. Three billable hours. Offered Summer term only.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

OBJECTIVES:

1. Students will identify common medical problems, describe the presentation and assessment of patients and formulate a plan of care. (Program 1,3,5; Gen Ed 1,2,3)

2. Students will identify general assessment and management principles for the most common toxic syndromes. (Program 1,3,5; Gen Ed 2,3)

3. Students will assess and manage patients with hypo-and hyper-thermic conditions, drowning and near drowning, diving and high altitude illness, infectious diseases, and rabies or tetanus . (Program 1,3,5; Gen Ed 1,2,3)

4. Students will outline the reporting process for exposure to infectious/communicable disease and discuss the paramedic’s role in preventing disease transmission. (Program 1,2,3,5; Gen Ed 1,2,3,6,7)

5. Students will describe potential causes of, and components of, a behavioral emergency and outline critical principles that should be considered in the assessment and management of the patient experiencing a behavioral emergency. (Program 1,2,3,5; Gen Ed 1,2,3,6,7)

6. Students will explain alternative methods for approaching behavioral emergencies in children. (Program 1,2,3,5; Gen Ed 1,2,3,6,7)

7. Students will describe the physiologic processes of menstruation and ovulation and relate that to the pathophysiology, assessment, signs and symptoms, and management of non-traumatic and traumatic causes of abdominal pain, in females. (Program 1,2,3,5; Gen Ed 1,2,3,6,7)

8. Students will outline specific assessment and management for the patient who has been the victim of sexual assault including specific pre-hospital measures to preserve evidence in sexual assault cases. (Program 1,2,3,5; Gen Ed 1,2,3,6,7)

9. Students will assess and manage obstetrical emergencies including delivery, care of the newborn, and life threatening events including eclampsia, hemorrhage, and newborn distress. (Program 1,2,3,4,5; Gen Ed 1,2,3,6,7)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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