Nov 24, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog
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EMS 1303 - Patient Assessment


Credits: 3
This course addresses the needs of the patient, the skills and knowledge necessary to meet them, and priorities for the accomplishment of each need. The history of patient assessment is covered along with special challenges the paramedic may face in the field. Physical exam techniques are discussed with attention to each anatomical region. Other topics include patient assessment in the field; scene appraisal, initial assessment, focused history and physical exam; detailed physical exam; and ongoing assessment. Clinical decision-making and documentation will complete this area of study. Lecture 3 hours per week.



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