Course Descriptions

EMS 271 - Medical Care in Paramedicine

8 Credits

This course builds on the medical concepts learned in Introduction to Paramedicine. Topics include advanced patient assessment techniques, surgical airway procedures, cardiac care including external pacing and cardioversion, 12-lead EKG interpretation, and advanced medical care. Additional emphasis is placed on the EMT-P working as a team member, and identifying the limitations of paramedicine in the emergency medical setting.

Prerequisite: EMS 270, and permission from the Emergency Services Department.

MCC General Education: MCC-TL - Technological Literacy (MTL)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Apply pathophysiological principles to understand respiratory problems, cardiovascular disease, neurological problems, endocrine problems, allergic or anaphylactic reactions, gastroenterologic problem, renal or urologic problem, a toxic exposure, a hematopoietic problem, environmentally induced or exacerbated medical or traumatic condition.
2. Utilize assessment findings to formulate a field impression for patients with respiratory problems, cardiovascular disease, neurological problems, endocrine problems, allergic or anaphylactic reactions, gastroenterologic problem, renal or urologic problem, a toxic exposure, a hematopoietic problem, environmentally induced or exacerbated medical or traumatic condition
3. Develop and implement a treatment plan for respiratory problems, cardiovascular disease, neurological problems, endocrine problems, allergic or anaphylactic reactions, gastroenterologic problem, renal or urologic problem, a toxic exposure, a hematopoietic problem, environmentally induced or exacerbated medical or traumatic condition

Course Offered Fall only

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Fall Semester 2019
Summer Session 2019