Mar 22, 2019
EG 201 - Trauma
Credit Hours: 2
This course introduces the paramedic student to specific pathophysiology, assessment, and management techniques for trauma patients. Topics include mechanism of injury, hemorrhage and shock, soft tissue trauma, burns, head and facial trauma, spinal trauma, thoracic trauma, abdominal trauma, musculoskeletal trauma and special considerations. Upon successful completion of this course and the required lab EG 202, the student will receive certification in International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) from the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- integrate the principles of kinematics to predict the likelihood of injuries based on the patient mechanism of injury; and
- integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression, and implement a treatment plan for patients with the following traumatic injuries:
- hemorrhage and shock;
- soft tissue;
- head and facial;
- spinal Trauma;
- abdominal; and
Prerequisites: Basic EMT, math (AARLV2) and English (AWRLV3 & ARELV3) pretest codes or higher and successful completion of all first semester course work.
Concurrent Registration: EG 202, EG 206, EG 207, EG 208
Students seeking entrance into this course must be currently certified as a basic EMT and be admitted to the paramedic curriculum to register for this course.