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EMSP 1250 - Advanced Environmental and Neurological Emergencies

Credits: 2
Hours/Week: Lecture 1Lab 2
Course Description: This course provides the student with knowledge and skills to manage and formulate a comprehensive treatment plan for a medical emergency encountered in the pre-hospital setting. Emphasis is placed upon toxicology, environmental emergencies, infectious diseases, substance abuse, hypothermia, and near drowning. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements.
MnTC Goals
None

Prerequisite(s): EMSP 1215  and EMSP 1220  with a grade of C or higher; Minnesota Human Services background study with no restrictions; current state EMT certification; current AHA BLS for the Healthcare Provider certification; current healthcare insurance.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Basic word processing skills.

Major Content
  1. Toxicology
    • Anatomy and physiology
    • Epidemiology
    • Pathophysiology
    • Psychosocial impact
    • Prognosis and management
      • Sympathomimetrics
      • Sedative/hypnotics
      • Opiates
      • Anticholinergics
      • Cholinergics
      • Carbon monoxide
      • Alcohol intoxication and withdrawal
      • OTC and prescription medications
      • Illegal drugs
  2. Infectious Diseases
    • Anatomy and physiology
    • Epidemiology ¿ Pathophysiology
    • Psychosocial impact
    • Prognosis and management
      • Hepatitis
      • HIV-related diseases
      • Meningococcal meningitis o Pneumonia
      • TB
      • Tetanus
      • Rabies
      • Viral diseases
      • Sexually-transmitted diseases
      • Scabies and lice
      • Lyme disease
      • Gastroenteritis
      • Fungal infections
      • Antibiotic-resistant infections
  3. Environmental Emergencies
    • Pathophysiology
    • Assessment and Management
    • Submersion incidents
    • Temperature-related illness
    • Bites and envenomations
    • Dysbarism
    • Electrical injury
    • High altitude illness
  4. Neurology
    • Anatomy and physiology
    • Epidemiology
    • Pathophysiology
    • Psychosocial impact
    • Presentations, prognosis, and management of
      • Seizure
      • Status epilepticus
      • Stroke
      • Transient ischemic attack
      • Headache
      • Cranial nerve disorders
      • Spinal cord compression
      • Demyelinating disorders
      • Hydrocephalus
      • Neurologic inflammation/infection
      • Movement disorders
      • Dementia
      • Parkinson’s disease
      • Tumors
      • Wernicke’s encephalopathy

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate appropriate use of standard precautions in assessment and treatment of the infectious disease patient.
  2. discuss common neurological conditions.
  3. formulate a patient care plan that includes emergency interventions and transportation.
  4. identify signs and symptoms of the hypothermic patient.
  5. manage a hypothermic or near-drowning patient.
  6. perform a neurological assessment.
  7. recognize signs and symptoms of baro-trauma such as SCUBA injuries and altitude sickness.
  8. recognize signs and symptoms of stroke patients.
  9. understand effects on the human body and mind when exposed to toxicological substances such as hazardous materials, poisons, street drugs, and alcohol.


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