2018-2019 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 23, 2024  
2018-2019 Course Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EMSP 2110 - Foundations of Paramedicine

Prerequisite: Program Admission; ALHS 1011  or BIOL 2113  and BIOL 2113L  and BIOL 2114  and BIOL 2114L , ENGL 1010  or ENGL 1101 , MATH 1012  or MATH 1111  or MATH 1103  and PSYC 1010  or PSYC 1101 ; and EMSP 1510 , EMSP 1520 , EMSP 1530 , and EMSP 1540  
This course introduces the student to the role of the paramedic in today’s healthcare system, with a focus on the prehospital 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.  Students enrolled in this course will be assessed a $257.50 supply fee in addition to tuition and fees.  Fees are subject to change at the end of any semester. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab -2. Credit hours: 3 (Sp)