Dec 01, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog
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ECP 201 - Paramedic Fundamentals

Credit(s): 3

Prerequisite(s): program director’s consent.
This course prepares the paramedic student in the basic knowledge and skills needed in the pre-hospital environment. Topics covered include initial patient assessment and management, airway management and ventilation, pathophysiology of shock, emergency pharmacology, and respiratory emergencies. (Fall Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Explain pathophysiology as it relates to homeostasis and shock.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive initial patient assessment.
  • Explain how to develop a field impression and list of differential diagnoses throughout the assessment process.
  • Demonstrate appropriate airway management techniques including basic adjuncts, positioning, suctioning, and advanced airway management.
  • Discuss assessment findings with principals of epidemiology and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan for a patient experiencing a respiratory emergency.

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