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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
    
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EMS 2007 - Advanced Medical Life Support

Credits: 1
Hours/Week: Lecture 0.5Lab 1
Course Description: This course is designed to provide physicians, nurses, paramedics, and other healthcare providers with an in-depth study of medical emergencies that builds upon the healthcare providers current knowledge and scope of practice to work as a member of a healthcare team to improve patient outcomes.  Upon successful completion of this course, the student will obtain AMLS certification. Students must have knowledge of pharmacological interventions and proficiency in obtaining vascular access, ECG interpretation, and manual defibrillator operation prior to enrolling in this course.
MnTC Goals
None

Prerequisite(s): Completion of EMS 1010  with current certification or current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider or equivalent certification. Students must possess current certification or licensure as a paramedic, registered nurse (RN), medical doctor (MD), doctor of osteopathy (DO), or physicians assistant (PA).
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. integrate pathophysiology with the assessment findings of a medical patient.
  2. differentiate between actual and potential patient problems.
  3. conduct a medical examination that integrates critical thinking, diagnostic skills, and interventions.
  4. implement problem solving strategies in interventions and management alternatives.
  5. communicate procedures necessary to relay pertinent findings and interventions to the receiving facility.
  6. assess medical patients according to the AMLS assessment pathway algorithm.
  7. discuss various medical emergency pathologies in an in-depth manner.
  8. correlate the symptoms of a patient’s cardinal presentation to the appropriate body system.
  9. gather pertinent historical data
  10. treat immediate life threats in a variety of medical emergencies.
  11. describe laboratory and diagnostic tests to verify diagnoses.
  12. identify an electrolyte derangement.
  13. discuss epidemiological and psychosocial aspects of disease processes.
  14. decontaminate patient exposures to hazardous materials.

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

  1. integrate pathophysiology with the assessment findings of a medical patient.
  2. differentiate between actual and potential patient problems.
  3. conduct a medical examination that integrates critical thinking, diagnostic skills, and interventions.
  4. implement problem solving strategies in interventions and management alternatives.
  5. communicate procedures necessary to relay pertinent findings and interventions to the receiving facility.
  6. assess medical patients according to the AMLS assessment pathway algorithm.
  7. discuss various medical emergency pathologies in an in-depth manner.
  8. correlate the symptoms of a patient’s cardinal presentation to the appropriate body system.
  9. gather pertinent historical data
  10. treat immediate life threats in a variety of medical emergencies.
  11. describe laboratory and diagnostic tests to verify diagnoses.
  12. identify an electrolyte derangement.
  13. discuss epidemiological and psychosocial aspects of disease processes.
  14. decontaminate patient exposures to hazardous materials.


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