Okefenokee Technical College

Okefenokee Technical College 2013-2014 Catalog

EMSP 2110 Foundations of Paramedicine (30-30-3)

This course introduces the student to the role of the paramedic in today's healthcare system, with a focus on the pre-hospital setting. This course will also prepare the student to integrate scene and patient assessment findings with knowledge of epidemiology and pathophysiology to form a field impression. This includes developing a list of differential diagnoses through clinical reasoning to modify the assessment and formulate a treatment plan. Topics include: EMS Systems; Research; Workforce Safety and Wellness; Documentation; EMS System Communication; Therapeutic Communication; Medical/Legal and Ethics; Life Span Development; Public Health; Incident Management; Air Medical; Scene Size-Up; Primary Assessment; History Taking; Secondary Assessment; Monitoring Devices; and Reassessment.

Prerequisite: Program Admission

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