EMTP 125 Cardiorespiratory Emergencies (4.5)
Lec-84, (total hrs.), field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
Assessment and management principles in EMS advanced life support care of patients with respiratory and cardiovascular emergencies in the prehospital and in-hospital setting. Includes ECG interpretation of dysrhythmias and 12-Lead ECG. Advanced cardiac life support guidelines and preparation for certification.
Formerly EMTP 105
Offered Fall semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Interpret an ECG rhythm and identify dysrhythmias that originate from the sinus node, atria, A V junction and ventricles.
- Outcome 2: Interpret an ECG rhythm and identify disorders of conduction in the Sinus node, A V node and bundle branches.
- Outcome 3: Correlate ECG changes to imbalances in electrolytes, body temperature and toxins.
- Outcome 4: Identify common home medications prescribed for patients with pulmonary and cardiovascular disease histories.
- Outcome 5: Identify the prehospital medications used to treat pulmonary and cardiovascular emergencies including indications, contraindications, mechanism of action, dosages, route/rate, and precautions.
- Outcome 6: Demonstrate proper basic and advanced life support management of critical and stable cardiorespiratory patients within the scope of practice of a paramedic.
- Outcome 7: Demonstrate the systematic patient assessment used for patients with respiratory distress, chest pain and other cardiorespiratory complaints.
- Outcome 8: Given a patient scenario, identify the most likely etiology using information obtained from patient history, clinical findings and foundational knowledge of pathophysiology.
- Outcome 9: Given a patient scenario, use critical thinking skills to determine the preferred method of treatment for patients with pulmonary and cardiovascular complaints.
- Outcome 10: Demonstrate proper technique when performing basic and advanced airway and ventilatory skills on live patients in the operating room rotation.
- Outcome 11: Demonstrate correct placement of the 12-Lead ECG on simulated patients in class and on live patients in hospital rotations.
- Outcome 12: Demonstrate accurate ECG rhythm identification on patient during hospital rotations.
- Outcome 13: Demonstrate safe and proper use of the portable ECG monitor/defibrillator when performing ECG interpretation, sychronized cardioversion, transcutaneous cardiac pacing and defibrillation on simulated patients in class and on live patients in hospital rotations.