Oct 02, 2023
NRP 104 - Paramedic 3: Emergency Practice
Number of Credits: 7
Paramedic 3: Emergency Practice focuses on assessing and managing various medical conditions. Topics include cardiac emergencies, endocrine, gastroenterology, renal, hematology, behavioral, environmental, toxicological and infectious diseases. Advanced assessment techniques and pharmacological interventions will be explored. In addition, students will complete ACLS and participate in clinical experiences in various hospital prehospital settings. Fifty-nine hours lecture, fifteen hours laboratory, one hundred twenty hours clinical. Additional $175 fee required. (Spring Term Only) Varies by week. Seven Credits. Seven billable hours.
Pre-requisite(s): NRP 103 .
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Discuss the pathophysiology, symptomology, and prehospital treatments for each of the following:
- Cardiac Emergencies
- Disease processes involving the endocrine, renal, and GI systems
- Infectious diseases
- Hematological emergencies
- Behavioral and toxicological conditions
- Environmental emergencies
- Discuss the mechanism of action, indications, contraindications, side effects, and dosages for a variety of medications.
- Successfully manage patients with difficult airways using various techniques and devices.
- Demonstrate proper techniques for establishing interosseous access.
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