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EMS 275 Critical Care for Paramedics (CCEMTP)
Credit Hours:  5.25
Effective Term: Fall 2011
SUN#: None
AGEC: (None)  
Credit Breakdown: 5 Lectures, 1 Lab
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program (CCEMTP) is designed to prepare paramedics and nurses to function as members of a critical care transport team. Students will gain an understanding of the special needs of critical patients during transport, become familiar with the purpose and mechanisms of hospital procedures and equipment, and develop skills to maintain the stability of hospital equipment and procedures during transport. Prerequisites: Paramedic or Nurse, CPR, BTLS or PHTLS, PALS or PEPP, ACLS.

Prerequisites: (Paramedic or Nurse), CPR, (BTLS or PHTLS), (PALS or PEP) and ACLS.

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Knowledge Level) Describe the concepts and components of critical care transport.
2. (Application Level) Apply essential legal principles and medico-legal aspects of critical care transport.
3. (Analysis Level) Correctly interpret laboratory data when applied to case scenarios.
4. (Evaluation Level) Define and relate appropriate treatment for shock, multi-systems organ failure and communicable diseases within the specific scope of practice.
5. (Evaluation Level) Diagnose and relate appropriate treatment for complications of respiratory emergencies.
6. (Evaluation Level) Describe procedures in hemodynamic management and identify complications within the specific scope of practice.
7. (Evaluation Level) Summarize appropriate treatment for patient and determine appropriate use of cardiac monitoring devices for patient according to resulting diagnosis.
8. (Evaluation Level) Assess patient status and select pharmacological agents according to the diagnosis.
9. (Evaluation Level) Determine the correct care for patients who have gastrointestinal, renal and hemodialysis needs.
10. (Analysis Level) Identify 90% of the major components of a neurological assessment and outline an appropriate treatment.
11. (Synthesis Level) Identify complications that arise in critical patients during ground and/or air transport and determine alternate pathways and treatment modalities to resolve complications.
12. (Analysis Level) Identify and outline appropriate treatment when transporting pediatrics and OB/GYN patients.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
As guided by the current University of Maryland, Baltimore County clinical and practical standards and examination.