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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
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EMSP 1265 - Neurological Trauma

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 with a neurological injury.  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 Provider certification; current State EMT certification; current healthcare insurance; required immunizations. 
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): EMSP 1260  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Basic word processing skills.

Major Content
NNeurological Trauma overview

  • Pathophysiology
  • Assessment and management
  • Trauma scoring
  • Rapid transport and destination issues Nervous System Trauma
  • Cauda equina syndrome
  • Nerve root injury
  • Peripheral nerve injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal shock
  • Brown-Sequard Syndrome
  • Penetrating neck trauma
  • Spine trauma
    • Dislocations, subluxations
    • Fractures
    • Sprains, strains
  • Blast injuries Hazardous Waste

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

  1. apply trauma scoring to the trauma patient.
  2. demonstrate clinical assessment and management of a multi-system trauma patient with a neurological injury.
  3. demonstrate clinical assessment and management of various trauma patients.
  4. demonstrate safe handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste.
  5. demonstrate support of the patient’s emotional reaction to an acute neurological injury.
  6. explain the psychological impact on a patient with an acute neurological injury.
  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 with a neurological injury.
  8. select the mode of transport for the trauma patient.

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

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