2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    
    May 25, 2024  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

EMS 273L - Comprehensive Patient Assessment in Paramedicine II


Description: Designed to provide an overview of comprehensive patient assessment. Develops psychomotor skills in the Paramedic Scope of Practice through sequenced lab simulations. Integrates the pathophysiological significance of comprehensive assessment findings to formulate a differential diagnosis and implement a management plan for medical emergencies and trauma. 

Corequisite: EMS 203 , EMS 265 , EMS 267 , EMS 269 , and EMS 273 

Credits: 4
Lecture: 1
Lab: 6

Course Content:
  1. Comprehensive assessment: pathophysiology, epidemiology, technology (diagnostics, heart rhythm monitoring, and other monitoring and diagnostic devices), and techniques
  2. Integration of assessment findings: differential diagnosis with simulation (medical emergencies and trauma; abdominal, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, renal, endocrine, diseases of eyes, ears, nose, and throat, geriatric, and patients with special challenges)
  3. Integration of assessment findings: management plan with simulation (medical emergencies and trauma; abdominal, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, renal, endocrine, diseases of eyes, ears, nose, and throat, geriatric, and patients with special challenges)

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Perform comprehensive patient assessment utilizing technology and techniques according to the Paramedic Scope of Practice. (1)
  2. Integrate the pathophysiological significance of assessment findings with simulation to formulate a differential diagnosis. (2)
  3. Integrate the pathophysiological significance of assessment findings with simulation to implement a patient management plan in the Paramedic Scope of Practice for medical emergencies and trauma. (3)