Jan 20, 2021
EMSE 1154 - Advanced Medical Emergencies II Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture 3Lab 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 prehospital setting. Emphasis is placed upon toxicology, environment, psychiatry, crisis management, neurology, death and dying, cultural diversity, and communicable disease, and infection. A practicum will allow students to synthesize didactic and practical assessment skills in mock scenarios and a hospital setting. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of EMSE 1149 with a grade of C or higher; Minnesota Human Services background study with no restrictions; current state EMT certification; current AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider certification; required immunizations; current healthcare insurance; valid driver’s license; driver’s license check passed according to MnSCU policy.
Recommendation: Basic word processing skills.
- Life Span Development Infancy Toddler School Age Adolescent Early adulthood Middle adulthood Late adulthood
- Cultural Diversity Cultural diversity in patient population Changing community demographics Personal cultural identity Health traditions/religious laws Communication skills ultural diversity issues
- Death and Dying Legal documents Grief stages Imminent death Communication skills with grieving individuals Paramedic role Role of mortician/death investigators Diverse practices regarding death and dying Hospice End of life issues
- Environmental Emergencies Pathophysiology Assessment and Management Submersion incidents Temperature-related illness Bites and envenomations Dysbarism Electrical injury High altitude illness
- Infectious Diseases Anatomy and physiology Epidemiology Pathophysiology Psychosocial impact Prognosis and management Hepatitis HIV-related diseases Meningococcal meningitis Pneumonia TB Tetanus Rabies Viral diseases Sexually-transmitted diseases Scabies and lice Lyme disease Gastroenteritis Fungal infections Antibiotic-resistant infections
- 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 Parkinsons disease Tumors Wernickes encephalopathy
- Practicum Orientation Daily log of practicum experiences Weekly review of practicum goals and objectives Required evaluations and checklists Student evaluation of the practicum
- Psychiatric Anatomy and physiology Epidemiology Pathophysiology Psychosocial impact Prognosis and management Acute psychosis Agitated delirium Addictive behavior Mood and thought disorders Factitious disorders Neurotic disorder Organic psychosis Patterns of violence/abuse/neglect Personality disorders Psychosomatic disorders
- Therapeutic communications Communication Interviewing Factors affecting communication Non-verbal skills Special interview situations
- 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
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- develop, execute, and evaluate a treatment plan based on the field impression for the psychiatric patient.
- demonstrate appropriate use of PPE in assessment and treatment of the infectious disease patient.
- compare the physiological and psychosocial characteristics during the various stages of the life span.
- develop, execute, and evaluate a treatment plan based on the field impression for the patient with non-traumatic neurologic emergencies.
- develop, execute, and evaluate a treatment plan based on the field impression for the patient with environmental injuries.
- perform a neurological assessment.
- demonstrate an awareness of changing community demographics.
- develop, execute, and evaluate a treatment plan based on the field impression for the infectious disease patient.
- define cultural diversity.
- develop, execute, and evaluate a treatment plan based on the field impression for the patient with toxicology issues.
- determine personal cultural identity.
- develop communication skills in culturally diverse patient populations.
- differentiate various health traditions versus western practices.
- discuss the inter-relationships between stress, coping, and illness.
- identify benefits of critical incident stress debriefing.
- identify causes and sources of behavioral emergencies.
- identify sources of stress and anger in the paramedic work environment.
- recognize indicators of imminent death.
- utilize verbal techniques to manage the emotionally disturbed patient.
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