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EMSE 1166 - Pre-Hospital Special Populations

Credits: 5
Hours/Week: Lecture 2Lab 6
Course Description: This course will provide the paramedic student with the concepts, theory, and skills to assess and manage the special patient populations. Emphasis will be placed upon pediatric, gynecologic, obstetric, neonate, and geriatric patients during simulated scenarios. A practicum, with clinical experiences in obstetrics, pediatrics, and a specialty-care hospital, will provide the student with an opportunity to observe and provide paramedic-level interventions. Obtaining PALS and PEPP provider certification is a component of this course. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements.
MnTC Goals
None

Prerequisite(s): Completion of EMSE 1161  with a grade of C or higher; Minnesota Human Services background study with no restrictions; current AHA BLS Healthcare Provider certification; current state EMT certification; required immunizations; current healthcare insurance; valid driver’s license; driver’s license check passed according to MnSCU policy.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Basic word processing skills.

Major Content
  1. Pregnancy Anatomy and physiology Pathophysiology of complications Assessment
  2. Obstetrics Psychosocial impact, presentation, prognosis and management Normal delivery Abnormal delivery oNuchal cord oProlapsed cord
    • Breech Spontaneous abortion/miscarriage Ectopic pregnancy Eclampsia Ante partum hemorrhage Pregnancy-induced hypertension Third trimester bleeding
    • Placenta previa
    • Abruption placenta High risk pregnancy Complications of pregnancy
    • Fetal distress
    • Premature labor
    • Premature rupture of membranes
    • Rupture of uterus Complication of delivery Post-partum complications Hyperemesis gravidarum Post-partum depression
  3. Gynecology Anatomy and physiology Epidemiology Pathophysiology Psychosocial impact Presentation, prognosis, and management Vaginal bleeding Sexual assault Infections PID Ovarian cysts Dysfunctional uterine bleeding Foreign body
  4. Neonate Anatomy and physiology of neonatal circulation Assessment Resuscitation Management
  5. Pediatrics FBAO Bacterial tracheitis Asthma Bronchiolitis RSV Pneumonia Croup Epiglottis Respiratory distress/failure/arrest Shock Seizures SIDS Hyperglycemia Hypoglycemia Pertussis Cystic fibrosis Bronchopulmonary dysplasia Congenital heart diseases Hydrocephalus and ventricular shunts Special challenges
  6. Geriatrics Normal and abnormal changes associated with aging Pharmacokinetic changes Psychosocial and economic aspects of aging Polypharmacy Age-related assessment and treatment modifications Cardiovascular disease Respiratory diseases Neurological diseases Endocrine diseases Alzheimer¿s Dementia Delirium Acute confusional state to each specific condition Herpes zoster Inflammatory arthritis
  7. Practicum Orientation Daily log of practicum experiences Weekly review of practicum goals and objectives Required evaluations and checklists Student evaluation of the practicum

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

  1. integrate an assessment finding with principles of pathophysiology and knowledge of psychosocial needs of the OB/GYN patient.
  2. integrate an assessment finding with principles of pathophysiology and knowledge of psychosocial needs of the pediatric/neonate patient.
  3. integrate an assessment finding with principles of pathophysiology and knowledge of psychosocial needs of the special needs patient.
  4. formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan on a pregnant patient.
  5. formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan on a neonate patient.
  6. formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan on a special needs patient.
  7. formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan on an obstetric patient.
  8. formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan on a gynecological patient.
  9. formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan on a geriatric patient.


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