PMD 222 - Paramedic Care of Cardiovascular & Special Patient Populations
This seventh course in an Emergency Medical Technician's or this second course in a Critical Care Technician's progression to Paramedic covers the synthesis of information in order to make sound clinical decisions. In-depth discussion of geriatric emergencies is followed by advanced cardiac pathophysiology and skills including 12 lead interpretations. Neonatology and pediatrics emergencies and the skills necessary to care for them are reviewed. The course concludes with a brief discussion of the recognition of abuse.
Prerequisites for this course are permission of the instructor.
For EMS providers at the EMT level general prerequisites include: 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 and BIO 132. Course work in human anatomy and physiology may be taken concurrently.
For EMS providers at the Critical Care level (bridge students) must have completed PMD 221 & 221L.
Co-requisite: If successful completion of instructor approved course work in human anatomy and physiology, e.g. BIO 131 and BIO 132 has not been accomplished then course work in human anatomy and physiology may be taken concurrently which at BCC is the BIO 131 and 132 sequence.
3 Class hours; 1.5 Laboratory hours; 3 Clinical hours
Learning Outcomes for this 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. Systematically apply accepted clinical decision making skills to formulate a field impression and treatment plan.
2. Consistently integrate advanced diagnostic techniques and skills for the patient with cardiovascular disease.
3. Synthesize pathophysiological principles with basic and advanced assessment findings to articulate a field impression, and subsequently develop and implement a treatment plan for the unique emergencies of the:
a. Geriatric patient
b. Pediatric patient
c. Patient who has sustained abuse or assault
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