Course Descriptions

EMS 203 - Advanced Trauma Issues in Paramedicine

8 Credits

This class is the third in a series intended to prepare competent entry level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. In this course we address the unique emergency care needs of specialized populations such as children, geriatric patients, and patients with physical and mental challenges. We finish with an introduction to concepts of trauma management which are carried forward in the next course.

Pre-requisites: EMS 202 and EMS 252; co-requisite: EMS 253

Course Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the responsibilities of a paramedic at an advanced level within an EMS system, to include the importance of personal wellness in EMS, or of acting as a healthy role model for peers.
2. Develop a prehospital patient care plan for a patient with traumatic injuries.
3. Implement a prehospital patient care plan for a patient with traumatic injuries.
4. Evaluate the effectiveness of a prehospital patient care plan for a patient with traumatic injuries.
5. Develop a patient field impression in the prehospital environment, which may include performing an effective history taking, a physical examination, or utilizing available diagnostic tests for patients with traumatic injuries.
6. Identify common traumatic emergency conditions.
7. Demonstrate prehospital medical interventions using appropriate devices for patients with traumatic injuries.
8. Select appropriate infectious disease control measures relating to health and safety.
9. Explain the anatomy of the human body's integumentary system.
10. Explain the anatomy of the human body's musculoskeletal system.
11. Explain the functions of the human body's musculoskeletal system.
12. Explain the functions of the human body's integumentary system.
13. Demonstrate personal safety and emergency care precautions to prevent work-related injuries or violence in the workplace.
14. Perform a self-assessment to form the foundation of a personal wellness plan, which may include strengths and weaknesses for reducing risks related to personal health practices, disease processes, or injury risks.
15. Communicate effectively with patients, family, other emergency responders or medical personnel.
16. Describe special considerations for the care of pediatric, chronic care, or geriatric populations.

Course Offered Spring

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Fall Semester 2020
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