EMTP 126 Neuroendocrine Emergencies (4)
Lec-76, (total hrs.)
Credit, Degree Applicable
Prehospital and in-hospital assessment and management of patients with altered mental status, seizures, strokes and other dysfunctions of the neuroendocrine systems.
Formerly EMTP 106
Offered Spring semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Demonstrate the systematic patient assessment used for patients with altered mental status, seizures and other neuroendocrine emergencies.
- Outcome 2: Identify the elements of the comprehensive prehospital neurological examination.
- Outcome 3: Describe the pathophysiology and clinical findings associated with stroke, seizures, altered mental status, diabetic emergencies, thyroid dysfunction and adrenal dysfunction.
- Outcome 4: Given a patient scenario, identify the most likely etiology of the patient's condition using information obtained from patient history, clinical findings and foundational knowledge of pathophysiology.
- Outcome 5: Given a patient scenario, use critical thinking skills to determine the preferred method of treatment for patients with neuroendocrine emergencies.
- Outcome 6: Demonstrate proper basic and advanced life support management of critical and stable patients with neuroendocrine emergencies within the scope of practice of a paramedic.