EMS 171 - Critical Trauma Care
This course contains practical and lecture material showing state-of-the-art assessment and treatment techniques for multiple system trauma victims. The course exposes the EMT to patient priority assessment and management concepts that are needed for successful outcomes for victims of life threatening trauma. Topics include rapid extrication, kinetics of trauma, expanded primary survey, the Golden Hour, and trauma centers. Thirteen and one-half class hours, four and one-half laboratory hours. Must be an EMT.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Using a standardized assessment, identify patients with life threatening traumatic injuries, describe the appropriate treatments for traumatic injuries, and choose actions to care for traumatic injuries/
2. Demonstrate the necessary skills to manage patients with traumatic injuries including airway management, immobilization, perfusion support, transportation selection, and continuous assessment.
Course Offered Spring only