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EMT 225 - ALS Special Medical Considerations

2.5 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
2.25 lecture periods .75 lab periods

Introduction to special medical consideration concepts. Includes utilizing assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for obstetric, neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, and chronic-care patients.

Information: Acceptance into the Paramedic  program is required before enrolling in this course.
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Utilize assessment findings to formulate a field impression.
  2. Identify the treatment plan for obstetric, neonatal, and pediatric patients.
  3. Identify the treatment plan for geriatric patients.
  4. Identify the treatment plan for chronic-care patients.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Utilize the assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the management of a normal and abnormal labor.
  2. Utilize the assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the management of the healthy neonate, premature infant, and the infant in need of resuscitation.
  3. Utilize the assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for the pediatric patient.
  4. Utilize the assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for the geriatric patient in need of emergent medical or long-term care/assistance.
  5. Discuss common trends and changes in healthcare, and demonstrate the ability to integrate roles and responsibilities by formulating a field impression and implementing simulated patient care following guidelines, protocols, and standing orders.

Outline:
  1. Obstetrics
    1. Maternal anatomy and physiology
    2. Stages of labor
    3. Assessment and management-specific criteria for an uncomplicated, natural childbirth
    4. Assessment and management-specific criteria for antepartum emergencies
    5. Assessment and management-specific criteria for postpartum emergencies
    6. Formulating a field impression and implementing a treatment plan based on the mechanism(s) of illness/injury for the patient with a normal and abnormal pregnancy
    7. Guidelines, protocols, and standing orders
  2. Neonatal Emergencies
    1. Fetal and neonatal anatomy and physiology
    2. Assessment and management-specific criteria for the healthy neonate
    3. Assessment and management-specific criteria for neonatal resuscitation
    4. Special considerations involving neonatal resuscitation
    5. Formulating a field impression and implementing a treatment plan based on the mechanism(s) of illness and injury for the neonate
    6. Guidelines, protocols, and standing orders
  3. Pediatric Emergencies
    1. Stages, behavioral and developmental characteristics, and cultural considerations of human growth and development
    2. Assessment and management considerations of the pediatric patient
    3. Assessment and management-specific criteria for different respiratory emergencies
    4. Assessment and management-specific criteria for cardiovascular emergencies
    5. Assessment and management-specific criteria for neurological emergencies
    6. Assessment and management-specific criteria for diabetic emergencies
    7. Assessment and management-specific criteria for sepsis and dehydration
    8. Assessment and management-specific criteria for toxic and environmental exposures
    9. Assessment and management-specific criteria for sudden infant death syndrome
    10. Pediatric shock
    11. Pediatric trauma and soft tissue injuries
    12. Children with special health-care needs
    13. Formulating a field impression and implementing a treatment plan based on the mechanism(s) of illness and injury for the pediatric patient
    14. Guidelines, protocols, and standing orders
  4. Geriatrics
    1. Anatomy and physiology of aging
    2. Cultural and legal considerations dealing with lifestyles, death and dying
    3. Assessment and management-specific criteria for common geriatric emergencies
    4. Assessment and management-specific criteria for common injuries involving the elderly
    5. Special considerations and complications involving the assessment and management for the elderly and chronic-care patients
    6. Formulating a field impression and implementing a treatment plan based on the mechanism(s) of illness and injury for the geriatric patient
    7. Guidelines, protocols, and standing orders
  5. Integration
    1. Current trends and changes
    2. Demonstration of skills and knowledge competencies