EMTP 129 Special Populations, EMS Ops (5.5)
Lec-100, (total hrs.)
Credit, Degree Applicable
Prehospital assessment and management of patients with special challenges. Includes geriatrics, abuse/neglect, hospice and home care. Also reviews EMS operations, including patient and scene management at multiple casualty incidents. Final didactic module of Paramedic program includes final cognitive evaluation.
Formerly EMTP 109
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: Demonstrate the systematic patient assessment used for patients with special challenges including geriatrics, chronically ill, technology-dependent, abused/neglected and dying patients.
- Outcome 3: Identify the differences in pharmacokinetics, physiology and psychosocial environment between adult and geriatric patients.
- Outcome 4: Given a scenario, use critical thinking skills to determine the preferred method of treatment for geriatric patients with common and acute medical and trauma emergencies.
- Outcome 5: Demonstrate proper use of the medical incident command system when performing in any of the medical group officer roles (medical group supervisor, triage, treatment, staging, transport officers).
- Outcome 6: Describe the purpose and overall structure of the medical incident command system.
- Outcome 7: Demonstrate knowledge and practice of personnel safety issues, crime scene awareness, transport considerations and need for additional expert resources on simulated routine EMS incidents and multiple casualty incidents.