Feb 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Official General Catalog 
2023-2024 Official General Catalog

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.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisites: PMD 223 Paramedic Trauma Care


Credits: 4
3 Class hours; 1.5 Laboratory hours; 3 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. Describe the components of the body’s physical barriers, immune and inflammatory systems and their responses when activated.
  2. Recall the body’s 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 gastroenterological 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