PMD 213 and 213 L - Advanced Prehospital Trauma Care
This third course in an Emergency Medical Technician’s progression to Critical Care Technician or Paramedic covers more in-depth preparatory concepts including the history of EMS and Injury & Illness prevention strategies. The course also includes the operational topics of Ambulance Operations and Crime Scene awareness. The majority of this course is devoted to a foundational discussion of trauma pathophysiology and advanced trauma treatment modalities including hypoperfusion, head, face, neck, thoracic, abdominal and burn trauma.
Prerequisites for this course are: Successful completion of PMD 212 & 212L or permission of the instructor.
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.
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 132 sequence.
3 Class hours; 1.5 Laboratory hours; 3 Clinical hours
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. Restate primary injury prevention strategies as an effective way to reduce death, disabilites and health care costs.
2. Analyze human hazards at a crime scene and from a potentially violent patient.
3. Describe safe and minimally intrusive operations at crime scenes.
4. Consistently demonstrate safe ambulance operation.
5. Integrate principles of injury kinematics to enhance patient assessment and predict the likelihood of injuries.
6. Synthesize pathophysiological principles with basic and advanced assessment findings to articulate a field impression, and subsequently develop and implement a treatment plan for:
a. Shock (hypoperfusion)
c. Suspected or obvious head injury
d. Face injury
e. Suspected or obvious neck injury
f. Suspected or obvious spinal injury
g. Thoracic injury
h. Suspected or obvious abdominal injury
i. Burn injury