Course Abstract Details

XEMS-130, EMS Management 1

Credits: 2

Course Description

EMS-130, EMS Management 1, prepares the paramedic student to assess and manage various traumatic conditions and airway problems. Students will learn how to apply various types of trauma management appliances. Students will learn to utilize basic and advanced airway, ventilation and oxygen equipment. This course is a hybrid, delivering content and activities online. Classroom/lab hours will be scheduled on weekends. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all required sciences and EMS-101. Six hours of synchronized chat and thirty two hours of classroom/lab. Two credits. Two billable hours. Additional $75 fee required. Offered Fall term only.

Course Objectives and Grading Information


1. Students will describe incidence and scope of traumatic injuries and deaths and the role of each component of the trauma system in addressing those injuries and deaths. (Program 1,3; Gen Ed 1,2)

2. Students will predict injury patterns based upon knowledge of the laws of physics related to forces involved in trauma, and, describe injury patterns suspect when injury patterns are associated with blunt trauma, restraint injuries, motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle collisions, pedestrian collisions, penetrating injuries, sports injuries, blast injuries, and vertical falls. (Program 3; Gen Ed 2,3)

3. Students will define shock , list the causes of hypovolemic, cardiogenic, neurogenic, anaphylactic, and septic shock, and assess and manage patients experiencing shock. (Program 1,3,5,6; Gen Ed 1,2)

4. Students will describe the physiological effects of electrical and radiation injuries they relate to each body system, and assessment and management of electrical or radiation injuries. (Program 1,3,5,6; Gen Ed 1,2,3)

5. Students will describe mechanisms of injury, assessment, and management of: maxillofacial, ear, eye, dental injuries, and spinal injuries. (Program 1,3,5,6 Gen Ed 1,2,3)

6. Students will distinguish between spinal and neurogenic shock, and autonomic hyperreflexia syndrome. (Program 3; Gen Ed 2,3)

7. Students will describe the mechanisms of injury, signs and symptoms of, and treatment of, skeletal injuries to the thoracic or abdominal cavities. (Program 1,3,5,6; Gen Ed 1,2,3)

8. Students will describe features of musculoskeletal injury, bursitis, tendonitis, and arthritis, and assess and manage patients with those presentations. (Program 1,3,5,6; Gen Ed 1,2,3)

Learning Goals

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

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