Mar 22, 2019
EG 203 - Medical Emergencies I
Credit Hours: 4
This course covers specific pathophysiology, assessment and management techniques for common medical conditions encountered in the field. Topics include neurology, gastroenterology, urology, endocrinology, toxicology, allergies and anaphylaxis, hematology, infectious and communicable diseases. Special patients and circumstances are also addressed: acute interventions in the home care patient, abuse and assault, behavioral and psychiatric disorders, environmental conditions and the challenged patient.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for patients with the following medical problems:
- allergies and anaphylaxis;
- renal or urologic;
- toxic exposure;
- environmentally induced medical or traumatic conditions;
- infections and communicable diseases; and
- integrate the pathophysiological principles of the hematopoietic system to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan.
Prerequisites: Basic EMT, math (AARLV2) and English (AWRLV3 & ARELV3) pretest codes or higher
Concurrent Registration: 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.