PMD 224 - Paramedic Care of Medical Emergencies
This ninth course in an Emergency Medical Technician's or this fourth course in a Critical Care Technician's progression to Paramedic covers the body's defenses against disease and injury including discussion of the immune and inflammatory responses. The majority of this course is devoted to pathophysiology, patient assessment and advanced management of medical patients and concludes with complex medical scenarios requiring efficient synthesis of knowledge and skills.
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 223 & 223L.
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 131 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. Describe the components of the body's physical barriers, immune and inflammatory systems and their responses when activated.
2. Recall the bodies response to acute and chronic stress.
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. A neurological problem
b. An endocrine problem
c. An allergic or anaphylactic reaction
d. A gastoenterologic problem
e. A renal or urologic problem
f. A toxic substance exposure
g. A hematopoietic system disease
h. An environmentally induced or exacerbated medical condition
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