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EMSP 1260 - Trauma Systems

Credits: 1
Hours/Week: Lecture 0.5 Lab 1
Course Description: This course provides the paramedic student with the concepts, theory, and skills to effectively assess and manage a trauma patient.  Students will synthesize material learned in simulated scenarios and advanced skills evaluations.  Obtaining ITLS or PHTLS Advanced certification is a component of this course.  Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements. This course requires Minnesota Human Services and National background studies with no restrictions; current AHA BLS for the Healthcare Provider certification; current State EMT certification; current healthcare insurance.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): EMSP 1226  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Trauma overview
    1. Pathophysiology
    2. Assessment and management
    3. Trauma scoring
    4. Rapid transport and destination issues
  2. Face, Eye, Ear, Airway Trauma
    1. Unstable facial fractures
    2. Orbital fractures
    3. Perforated tympanic membrane
    4. Laryngeotracheal trauma
    5. Mandibular fractures
    6. Morgan Lens
  3. Bleeding
    1. Pathophysiology, assessment, and management
  4. Chest
    1. Pathophysiology, assessment, and management
    2. Rib fractures
    3. Flail chest
    4. Pulmonary contusion
    5. Simple pneumothorax
    6. Tension pneumothorax
    7. Open pneumothorax
    8. Hemothorax
    9. Blunt cardiac injury
    10. Cardiac tamponade
    11. Commotio cordis
    12. AAA
    13. Tracheobronchial disruption
    14. Diaphragmatic rupture
    15. Traumatic asphyxia
  5. Abdominal and genitourinary
    1. Pathophysiology, assessment, and management
    2. Blunt vs. penetrating
    3. Evisceration
    4. Solid and hollow organ injuries
    5. Injuries to external genitalia
    6. Retroperitoneal injuries
    7. Vascular injuries
  6. Orthopedic
    1. Pathophysiology, assessment, and management
    2. Pediatric fractures
    3. Tendon laceration/transaction/rupture
    4. Compartment syndrome
    5. Upper and lower extremities
    6. Open fractures
    7. Closed fractures
    8. Dislocations
  7. Soft Tissue
    1. Pathophysiology, assessment, and management
    2. Wounds a. Avulsions b. Bite c. Lacerations d. Puncture
    3. Burns a. Electrical b. Chemical c. Therma
    4. High-pressure injection
    5. Crush Syndrome
    6. Multi-System Trauma a. Blast injuries
    7. Hazardous Waste

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

  1. advocate for the family and patient of the critical trauma patient
  2. apply trauma scoring to the trauma patient.
  3. appreciate the psycho/social impact of the emergency trauma patient.
  4. demonstrate clinical assessment and management of a multi-system trauma patient.
  5. demonstrate clinical assessment and management of various trauma patients.
  6. demonstrate safe handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste.
  7. integrate assessment findings with principles of epidemiology and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan for the trauma patient.
  8. select the mode of transport for the trauma patient.
  9. support self, partners, patients in after-action reviews.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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