May 25, 2018  
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PMD 225 - Paramedic Operations, Pediatric Emergencies, Integrated Care


This tenth course in an Emergency Medical Technician's or this fifth course in a Critical Care Technician's progression to Paramedic covers assessment based management and patients who present unique challenges for the paramedic.  Also, included are acute interventions for the chronic patient and an awareness of general rescue operations.  This course will re-emphasize and hone pathophysiology, patient assessment and advanced management of pediatric patients and concludes with a comprehensive review of all paramedic objectives including complex patient care scenarios.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisites for this course are completion of PMD 224 and PMD 224 Lab or permission of the instructor

Credits: 3
Hours
3 Class hours; 1.5 Laboratory hours; 2 Clinical hours
Course Profile
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.  Synthesize pathophysiological and psychosocial principles to adapt the assessment and treatment plan for diverse patients and those who face physical, mental, social and financial challenges.
2.  Describe various special medical devices that might be encountered while caring for an acute chronic care patient and explain how to trouble shoot common devices.
3.  Synthesize pathophysiological principles with basic and advanced assessment findings to articulate a field impression, and subsequently develop and implement a treatment plan for:
          a.  Acute deterioration of a chronic care patient
          b.  Common complaints
          c.  Acute pediatric patient
4.  Restate standards and guidelines that help ensure safe and effective ground and air medical transport.
5.  Describe and be able to implement the principles of rescue operations to safely rescue a patient from:
          a.  Water
          b.  Hazardous atmospheres
          c.  Trenches
          d.  Highways
          e.  Hazardous terrain



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