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2023-2024 Official General Catalog 
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PMD 214 - Advanced Prehospital Care of Medical Emergencies

This fourth course in an Emergency Medical Technician’s progression to Critical Care Technician or Paramedic is an introduction to various medical pathophysiology and advanced medical treatment modalities for neurologic, endocrinologic, toxicologic, environmental, allergy & anaphylaxis and behavioral medical patients.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisites:  PMD 213 Advanced Prehospital Trauma Care

Credits: 3
3 Class hours; 1.5 Laboratory hours; 2 Clinical hours
Course Profile
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.  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 seizure
          b.  A cerebral vascular accident
          c.  A transient ischemic attack
          d.  A diabetic emergency
          e.  An acute coronary syndrome of various etiologies
          f.  A neurological problem
          g.  An endocrine problem
          h.  A toxic substance exposure
           i.  An environmentally induced or exacerbated medical condition
           j.  An allergic reaction
          k.  An anaphylactic reaction
2.  Consistently demonstrate safe, empathetic competence in caring for patients with behavioral emergencies.