Oct 02, 2023
NRP 102 - Preparing for Advanced Life Support
Number of Credits: 6
Preparing for Advanced Life Support introduces students to the fundamentals of prehospital patient care. Topics include assessment tools and techniques for both medical and trauma patients, trauma pathophysiology, and neurological, pulmonary, and allergic reaction emergencies. Students will also be introduced to Cardiology. Clinical will include trauma and burn centers Prerequisite: NRP-101. Sixty-eight hours lecture. Fifteen hours laboratory and forty-five hours clinical. Six credits. Six billable hours. Additional $150 fee required Varies by week. Six Credits. Six billable hours.
Pre-requisite(s): NRP 101 .
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Use appropriate techniques to obtain a medical history from a patient.
- Explain the pathophysiological significance of physical exam findings.
- Integrate the principles of history taking and techniques of physical exam to perform a patient assessment.
- Discuss the pathophysiology, symptomology and prehospital treatment for each of the following conditions:
- Traumatic Injuries
- Neurological Emergencies
- Pulmonary Emergencies
- Allergic Reactions
- Identify key cardiac dysrhythmias given a 3 lead EKG rhythm strip.
- Successfully manage a patient with a compromised airway using basic and advanced airway devices
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