PMD 211 - Foundations in Advanced Prehospital Care
This initial course in an Emergency Medical Technician's progression to Critical Care Technician or Paramedic covers foundational preparatory concepts that enable them to enter the clinical setting, hone their EMT skills and be safe. The course includes advanced provider roles and responsibilities, field safety, and the components of our EMS system. The course also includes general cellular physiology & pathophysiology including acid-base balance, basic and advanced airway management, field history taking & patient assessment skills, introductory pharmacology & routs of administration and their associated skills, and concludes with an in-depth discussion of pulmonolgy pathophysiology and advanced treatment modalities.
Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor is required.
General Prerequisites: a currently valid New York State EMT certificate, field experience, and successful completion of instructor approved course work in human anatomy and physiology, e.g. BIO 131 Human Biology I and BIO 132 Human Biology II. Course work in human anatomy and physiology may be taken concurrently.
Co-requisite: If successful completion of instructor approved course work in human anatomy and physiology, e.g. BIO 131 Human Biology I and BIO 132 Human Biology has not been accomplished then course work in human anatomy and physiology may be taken concurrently which at BCC is the BIO 131 Human Biology I and 132 Human Biology II sequence.
3 Class Hours; 1.5 Laboratory Hours; 2 Clinical Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course, following classroom didactic, affective and psychomotor education along with the completion of clinical time each student will be able to:
1. List the roles and responsibilities of personnel within an EMS system, and how these roles and responsibilities differ.
2. Write the importance os personal wellness and wellbeing of the EMS provider.
3. Justify how to serve as a healthy role model for peers.
4. Consistently demonstrate safe and effective behaviors in the initial response phase of an emergency.
5. Consistently demonstrate collecting and documenting a thorough and accurate field patient history and subjective assessment.
6. Consistently perform and document efficient field medical and trauma patient physical assessments.
7. Discuss general cellular physiology and pathophysiology including acid-base balance.
8. Consistently demonstrate safe and efficient establishment and maintenance of a patient's airway.
9. Consistently demonstrate safe and approporiate ventilation of a patient including ongoing assessment of oxygenation.
10. Safely and precisely obtain access to the venous circulation.
11. Safely and precisely administer medications.
12. Synthesize pathophysiological principles with basic and advanced assessment findings to articulate a field impression, and subsequently formulate and implement a treatment plan for the patient with respiratory problems.
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