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. Ninety-one class hours, sixty laboratory hours.

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

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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Intersession 2018
Spring Semester 2018