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Medical Emergencies in Paramedicine I
Course: PME251

First Term: 2020 Fall
Lec + Lab   4.0 Credit(s)   8.0 Period(s)   8.0 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T- Lab Load

Description: Designed to provide an overview of pathophysiologic principles, epidemiology, comprehensive assessment, differential diagnosis, and pharmacology for respiratory and cardiovascular emergencies. Develops psychomotor skills in the paramedic scope of practice through sequenced lab simulations. Prepares students to implement a management plan in the Paramedic scope of practice for respiratory and cardiovascular emergencies.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Perform comprehensive patient assessment utilizing technology and techniques according to the Paramedic scope of practice. (I)
2. Integrate pathophysiologic principles, epidemiology, and comprehensive assessment to formulate a differential diagnosis for respiratory and cardiovascular emergencies. (II)
3. Integrate knowledge of pharmacologic agents to manage respiratory and cardiovascular emergencies. (III)
4. Integrate the pathophysiological significance of assessment findings with simulation to implement a patient management plan in the paramedic scope of practice for respiratory and cardiovascular emergencies. (I-III)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Comprehensive assessment
   A. Pathophysiology
   B. Epidemiology
   C. Technology
      1. Diagnostics
      2. Heart rhythm monitoring
      3. Other monitoring and diagnostic devices
   D. Techniques
II. Formulating a differential diagnosis
III. Management
   A. Pharmacologic agents
   B. Respiratory emergencies
   C. Cardiovascular emergencies

MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: October 22, 2019

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.