Nov 29, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog
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EMS 1314 - Medical Emergencies I


Credits: 4
This course discusses the respiratory anatomy and physiology, normal respiratory function and mechanics of respiration, and introduction to the use of cardiac monitoring. It also emphasizes the respiratory system assessment, pathophysiology of respiratory distress, and evaluation and management of respiratory distress due to medical and trauma related problems. Care of patients with cardiac disorders includes etiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, cardiac disease processes, and ACLS. This course prepares the EMT-P to assess and manage those cardiac emergencies that result from coronary atherosclerosis, along with a number of conditions involving pathology of the peripheral circulation. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of cardiac dysrhythmias taught earlier. Treatment of the patient’s clinical signs and symptoms is stressed. Lecture 4 hours per week.



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