FIR 171 : Emergency Care II
This is a continuation of FIR 170 covering the following topics: cardiac and respiratory emergencies, diabetic conditions, poisoning/overdoses/environmental emergencies, behavioral emergencies, allergies/anaphylactic shock, obstetrics, bleeding and shock issues, head and spine injuries, trauma skills, pediatric emergencies, and ambulance operations. The class meets twice each week for 4 hours for half the semester. Instructional Support Fee applies. 4 credits Fall, Spring
- Demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate the clinical information relative to the role of an entry-level Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).
- Demonstrate fundamental problem-solving skills in a basic pre-hospital environment.
- Demonstrate competence in performing basic pre-hospital assessment of the ill or injured victim in a professional manner.
- Identify critical traumatic patient conditions using standardized trauma patient assessments.
- Utilize effective communication skills.
- Demonstrate the knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of sudden illness or injury; and the mechanics of injury for patient evaluation.
- Summarize the medical equipment, safety equipment, and operations equipment carried on an ambulance.