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Medical Emergencies
MEDICAL EMERG
CLASS CODE: PARA 278 CREDITS:  4 FEE:  $459
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: HEALTH SCIENCE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Pathophysiology, assessment and management of patients with medical disorders and emergencies. Areas include: Neurology, Endocrinology, Allergies and Anaphylaxis, Gastroenterology, Renal/Urology, Toxicology, Hematology, Environmental Conditions, Infectious and Communicable Diseases, Behavioral/Psychiatric Disorders, Gynecology and Obstetrics. Lab practic in MEGA-CODES and patient care in Trauma, Cardiac and Medical Emergencies, Pediatric, and Geriatric.
TAUGHT: Summer, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS:
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Students will: 1) integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for: a) the medical patient, b) the patient with a neurological problem, c) the patient with an endocrine problem, d) the patient with an allergic or anaphylactic reaction, e) the patient with a gastroenterological problem, f) the patient with a renal or urologic problem, g) the patient with a toxic exposure, h) the patient with hematopoietic system problems, i) the patient with an environmentally induced or exacerbated medical or traumatic condition, and j) the patient with infectious and communicable diseases, 2) describe and demonstrate safe, emphathetic competency in caring for patients with behavioral emergencies, 3) utilize gynecological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the management plan for the patient experiencing a gynecological emergency, 4) apply an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the female reproductive system to the assessment and management of a patient experiencing normal or abnormal labor.
REQUIREMENTS: Paramedic majors only.
PREREQUISITES: Para 260, 274.
OTHER: 12 week class.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003