Darton State College Catalog 2014-2015 - page 327

1119 Pediatric Emergencies Clinical Practicum
In this course students will perform patient assessment and management
techniques on infants and children in the hospital setting. Students will assess
developmental stages, communicate with patients and family members, and treat
pediatric patients with respiratory infections, gastroenteritis, sickle cell crises and
a variety of medical and traumatic emergencies. Lab sessions will include
pediatric oxygen therapy and airway adjuncts, management of pediatric shock
including IV and intraosseous therapy, child and infant BLS and ACLS, pediatric
ITLS, and miscellaneous medical emergencies scenarios. After the pediatric
emergencies labs and clinical practicum have been completed, students must
successfully complete the Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course.
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: None.
Offered: Spring and Fall.
1121 Essential Math for the Prehospital Emergency Care Provider
This course includes material covered in the current National EMS Education
Standard Preparatory Module, Venous Access and Medication Administration
section. The course includes a basic review of mathematical principles including
fractions, decimals, and percentages. Various systems of measure including
metric, household, and apothecary are included. Drug calculations which involve
moving within and between the various systems of measure are included.
Problem solving of drug calculations using ratio and proportion is stressed. Units
on computation of drug dosages with one unknown, calculation of drug dosages
based on patient weights, calculation of IV drug drips based on patient weights
are part of the course. Students must be able to convert patient weights from
pounds to kilograms.
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: None.
Offered: On demand.
EMTP 1125 Summative Evaluation
The student applies in the prehospital setting the clinical skills and didactic
knowledge acquired during the course of study. All skills are performed under the
direct supervision of Paramedics who are certified as clinical preceptors. Case
evaluations of medical emergencies and traumatic injuries for patients of all age
populations will be provided in the classroom and lab. This program includes a
comprehensive review for the national registry exam. This program concludes
with a comprehensive written, practical, and oral assessment in preparation for
the National Registry Paramedic exam.
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: None.
Offered: Spring and Fall.
1126 Cardiovascular Emergencies I
Cardiovascular Emergencies I (2-0-2). This course includes material from
the cardiovascular portion of the medicine module of the National EMS Education
Standards. Basic cardiac arrhythmia interpretation, and ACLS cardiovascular
pharmacology I and II will be included.
Prerequisite: None.
Co-requisite: None.
Offered: Fall.
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