Sep 18, 2020  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EMSE 1164 - Advanced Prehospital Trauma Care

Credits: 1
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab 2
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 Provider certification; current state EMT certification; current healthcare insurance.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): EMSE 1161  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Basic word processing skills.

Major Content
  1. Abdominal and genitourinary Pathophysiology, assessment, and management Blunt vs. penetrating Evisceration Solid and hollow organ injuries Injuries to external genitalia Retroperitoneal injuries Vascular injuries
  2. Bleeding Pathophysiology, assessment, and management
  3. Chest Pathophysiology, assessment, and management Rib fractures Flail chest Pulmonary contusion Simple pneumothorax Tension pneumothorax Open pneumothorax Hemothorax Blunt cardiac injury Cardiac tamponade Commotio cordis AAA Tracheobronchial disruption Diaphragmatic rupture Traumatic asphyxia
  4. Head, facial, neck & spine trauma Unstable facial fractures Orbital fractures Perforated tympanic membrane Skull fractures Penetrating neck trauma Laryngeotracheal trauma Spine trauma Dislocations, subluxations Fractures Sprains, strains Mandibular fractures Morgan Lens
  5. Multi-System Trauma Blast injuries
  6. Nervous System Trauma Cauda equina syndrome Nerve root injury Peripheral nerve injury Traumatic brain injury Spinal cord injury Spinal shock
  7. Orthopedic Pathophysiology, assessment, and management Pediatric fractures Tendon laceration/transaction/rupture Compartment syndrome Upper and lower extremities Open fractures Closed fractures Dislocations
  8. Soft Tissue Pathophysiology, assessment, and management Wounds Avulsions Bite Lacerations Puncture Burns Electrical Chemical Thermal High-pressure injection Crush Syndrome
  9. Special Population Considerations Pregnancy Pediatric Geriatric Cognitively impaired
  10. Trauma overview Pathophysiology Assessment and management Trauma scoring Rapid transport and destination issues

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.
  3. differentiate the mode of transport for the trauma patient.
  4. demonstrate clinical assessment and management of various trauma patients.
  5. integrate assessment findings with principles of epidemiology and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan for the trauma patient.

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

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