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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EMS 2003 - Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals

Credits: 1
Hours/Week: Lecture 0.5 Lab 1
Course Description: This course is designed to provide emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics with the skills to administer prehospital care to pediatric patients. Through the PEPP course, providers will enhance their skills in the treatment of the pediatric victim of cardiac, respiratory, trauma, toxic, emergency childbirth, and other emergencies.  Upon successful completion of this course, the student will obtain PEPP certification at the basic life support level if they are an EMT or advanced life support level if they are a paramedic. Students must hold current certification as an EMT or paramedic prior to enrollment in this course. This course requires completion of EMS 1010  with current certification or current American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Provider or equivalent certification. Students must possess certification as a paramedic or emergency medical technician (EMT).
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Introduction
  2. Pediatric assessment
  3. Using a developmental approach
  4. Respiratory emergencies
  5. Cardiovascular emergencies
  6. Trauma
  7. Toxic emergencies
  8. Children in disasters
  9. Emergency delivery and newborn stabilization
  10. Children with special healthcare needs
  11. Case scenarios and practical stations
  12. Child maltreatment
  13. Medicolegal and ethical considerations
  14. Sudden infant deaths syndrome (SIDS) and death of a child
  15. Transportation considerations
  16. Written exam

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

  1. insert simple airway adjuncts.
  2. provide care to a child with special healthcare needs.
  3. apply the pediatric assessment triangle to patient assessment
  4. apply spinal immobilization
  5. direct the actions of a resuscitation team
  6. demonstrate delivery and stabilization of a newborn
  7. identify signs of child maltreatment
  8. discuss medicolegal and ethical considerations in pediatric care
  9. manage a pediatric trauma patient
  10. ventilate using a bag-valve-mask
  11. manage a pediatric patient with a cardiovascular emergency
  12. manage a pediatric patient with a toxic emergency
  13. manage a pediatric patient with a respiratory emergency

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

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