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    Oct 21, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog
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EMS 243 - Paramedic IV


Prerequisite: Completion or concurrent enrollment in   and Program Director authorization.

Description: This course covers the pathophysiology, assessment and management of patients in special populations groups. Topics include obstetrics and gynecology; neonatology; pediatrics and geriatrics, special patient populations, Transport Operations, Incident management and Mass-Casualty incidents, Hazardous Materials, Terrorism, Disaster Response and Crime Scene awareness. Students will also complete certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and/or Pediatric Education for Pre-hospital Professionals (PEPP).

Instruction includes a combination of lecture, discussion, lab and classroom exercises. Students should be prepared to participate in class discussions without advance notice. Reading assignments are to be completed prior to each class session. Students must be minimally certified at the level of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and must maintain current certification throughout the paramedic program.

Credits: 7
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 6
Clinical Hours: 135


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