Apr 21, 2024  
Spring 2020 Catalog 
Spring 2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EG 104 - Patient Assessment Lab

Credit Hours: 1

This lab course will allow students to apply concepts taught in EG 103, to achieve mastery level of conducting a history and physical examination on a variety of patients. Accurately conveying information to the hospital and proper documentation will also be mastered.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • describe the techniques of history taking;
  • take a comprehensive out of hospital patient history;
  • explain the pathophysiologic significance of physical exam findings;
  • describe the workings of EMS communications systems;
  • effectively transmit vital patient information to the physician;
  • describe the importance of proper documentation;
  • assimilate all information regarding a patient, and effectively document it in report form;
  • develop an understanding of the scientific method in exploring natural phenomenon including observation, hypothesis development, measurement, data collection, and evaluation of evidence;
  • develop an understanding of the methods social scientists use to explore social phenomena;
  • develop proficiency in oral discourse;
  • produce coherent texts within common college level written forms;
  • demonstrate the ability to revise and improve such texts;
  • evaluate an oral presentation according to established criteria;
  • develop well reasoned arguments; and
  • develop an ability to locate, evaluate and synthesize information from a variety of sources.

Prerequisites: EG 099, EG 101, basic EMT, math (AARLV2) and English (AWRLV3 & ARELV3) pretest codes or higher.
Corequisites: EG 103, EG 109
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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.