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College Catalog 2023-2024 
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EMSA 2560 - Paramedic Lecture 3

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: Admission into the Emergency Medical Services - Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Program; EMSA 2550  with grade C or better

Corequisites: EMSA 2570 , EMSA 2580 , and EMSA 2612  

(formerly EMTC 2560)

Study of common medical emergencies, obstetrics, shock, and allergies.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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Outcome 1:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to interact with, evaluate, and appropriately manage the types of patients that the paramedic will frequently encounter.

The student will:

  1. Identify the social, economic, psychological, and sensory impairments that degrade the quality of life in the geriatric.
  2. Employ methods to overcome sensory disabilities, and effectively communicate with the geriatric patient.
  3. Describe how frequently occurring chronic medical problems can affect the assessment and management of patients.
  4. Be able to identify the significance of, and operate around common home care medical devices, as well as indwelling lines and catheters.

Outcome 2:
Upon completion of this course, students will itemize the underlying pathologies of common medical conditions.

The student will:

  1. Describe the role of the nephrology system in its function in pH and electrolyte balance, blood pressure maintenance, and elimination of toxins.
  2. Be able to identify and manage the patient in renal failure.
  3. Describe the roles and properties of each organ in the digestive system.
  4. Be able to manage common metabolic related medical conditions.

Outcome 3:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to interact, evaluate, and address the special needs of some frequently encountered patients.

The student will:

  1. Become empathetic with the conditions of the geriatric patient, the patient with specific disabilities, and the chronically ill.
  2. Modify his/her communication styles to accommodate the geriatric patients, patients with specific disabilities and the chronically ill.
  3. Be able to accommodate the specific needs of the geriatric patient, the patient with specific disabilities, and the chronically ill.

Outcome 4:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to manage the gynecological, obstetrical, neonatal, or pediatric patient.

The student will:

  1. List the physiology of human reproduction, as well as the physiological changes in the pregnant woman.
  2. Be able to assist in the delivery of, then care for the neonate as well as the post partum woman.
  3. Be able to identify abnormal and life‐threatening complications of delivery and correctly manage them.
  4. Differentiate the physiological differences between the pediatric and the adult, and be able to modify his/her treatment to accommodate the differences.

Outcome 5:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify the pathophysiology, assessment findings and management of frequently occurring environmental emergencies.

The student will:

  1. Be able to identify the health dangers in temperature extremes, and manage the hyper/hypothermic patient.
  2. Identify the physiological mechanisms involved in salt, fresh, cold water drowning and near drowning.
  3. Be able to resuscitate or otherwise manage the drowning or near drowning patient.
  4. Identify the physiological problems caused by situations of high or low pressure, and correctly manage each situation.
  5. Be able to manage the situation in which a patient is exposed to a toxic, corrosive, or other intolerable environment.

  • Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
  • Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
  • Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
  • Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
  • Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
  • Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

Module 1: Geriatric, chronically ill, and disabled patients

Module 2: Neonatal, gynecological, and pediatric patients

Module 3: Digestive and Excretory problems

Module 4: Environmental Emergencies

Primary Faculty
Armstrong, David
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Lopez, Michael
Mirijanian, Narine

Primary Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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