Aug 10, 2022  
Course/Program Inventory 
    
Course/Program Inventory

EMSA 1502 - Advanced EMT Trauma and Medical Emergencies



Credit hours: 5 (75 lecture)

Prerequisites: EMSA 1501 - Advanced EMT Medical Emergencies  

EMSA 1202 - Advanced EMT Trauma and Medical Skills Lab   

EMSA 1112 - Advanced EMT Field Internship   depending on delivery schedule.

Course Description:
The Advanced EMT Trauma and Medical Emergencies is one of two lecture courses which includes basic and limited advanced skills focused on the acute management and transportation of critical and emergent patients. This course includes the following topics: obstetrics and gynecology, neonatal care, pediatric emergencies, geriatric emergencies, environmental emergencies, patients with special challenges, EMS operations, trauma and shock.  Trauma and shock will include the following topics: bleeding, soft tissue injuries, head & spine injuries, face & neck injuries, chest injuries, abdominal & genitourinary injuries, and orthopedic injuries.

The skills presented in EMSA 1501 and EMSA 1502 may be taught in a coterminous format or in a two-semester format.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will demonstrate knowledge of:

  1. The student will apply fundamental knowledge relative to the multiple determinants of professional roles and responsibilities of the emergency medical services system as well as emergency medical services system operations as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician.
  2. The student will demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of age-related management of prehospital emergency care within the scope practice of a prehospital care provider caring for a patient including, but not limited to bleeding, soft-tissue injuries, face and neck injuries, head and spine injuries, chest injuries, abdominal/genitourinary injuries, orthopedic injuries, and environmental emergencies.
  3. The student will apply fundamental knowledge to perform age-related management of shock and resuscitation.
  4. The student will apply fundamental knowledge in the care of special populations to include but not limited to psychiatric emergencies, gynecologic/obstetrical, neonatal care, pediatric patients, geriatric patients, and patients with special challenges.
  5. The student will demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of environmental emergencies, EMS operations, transport operations, lifting and moving patients, vehicle extrication, special rescue, incident management, and terrorism response as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician.
  6. The student will demonstrate critical thinking skills to develop the ability to analyze and develop the most effective means of caring for age-related patient management of prehospital care for patients as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician.