Nov 17, 2018  
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PMD 223 - Paramedic Trauma Care

This eighth course in an Emergency Medical Technician's or this third course in a Critical Care Technician's progression to Paramedic covers advanced preparatory concepts such as well being of the paramedic, roles and responsibilities, medical legal and ethical issues.  The majority of this course is devoted to pathophysiology, patient assessment and advanced management of a trauma patient and concludes with complex trauma scenarios requiring efficient synthesis of knowledge and skills.

Prerequisite- Corequisite

  • Successful completion of PMD 222 or permission of the instructor
  • A currently valid New York State EMT certificate including required field experience
  • Successful completion of BIO 131 and BIO 132.  BIO 131 or BIO 132 may be taken concurrently
  • EMS providers at the Critical Care level (bridge students) must have completed both BIO 131 and 132, presented 100 "in charge" ALS calls within the past 5 years, and demonstrate skills and knowledge a the Critical Care level in a qualifying examination.


Credits: 4
3 Class hours; 1.5 Laboratory hours; 3 Clinical hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of 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.  Describe the paramedic's professional and community responsibilities with respect to:
          a.  Continuing education
          b.  Continuous EMS improvement
          c.  Injury prevention
2.  Recall and discuss common out-of-hospital issues with respect to:
          a.  Laws and regulations
          b.  Medical ethics
          c.  Personal ethics
          d.  On- and off-line medical control
          e.  Patient advocacy
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 patient with:
          a.  Multi-system trauma
          b.  Extensive soft tissue trauma
          c.  Suspected spinal injury
          d.  Complex musculoskeletal injury

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