EMTP 129 Special Populations, EMS Ops (4)
Credit, Degree Applicable
PREREQ.: Acceptance into Paramedic Program
Prehospital assessment and management of patients with special healthcare challenges. Special populations topics include geriatrics, abuse/neglect, homelessness, poverty, hospice, and home care. Also reviews EMS operations, including crime scene awareness, and patient and scene management at multiple casualty incidents.
Offered Spring semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Integrate assessment findings with principles of epidemiology and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for an acutely ill or injured patient.
- Outcome 2: Perform a systematic patient assessment used for patients with special challenges including geriatrics, chronically ill, technology-dependent, abused/neglected, and dying patients.
- Outcome 3: Analyze the differences in pharmacokinetics, physiology, and psychosocial environment between adult and geriatric patients.
- Outcome 4: Determine the preferred method of treatment for geriatric patients with common and acute medical and trauma emergencies.
- Outcome 5: Examine and emulate safe scene practices considering crime scene awareness, transport alternatives, and the need for additional expert resources on routine EMS incidents and multiple casualty incidents.