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PAM 104 - Shock and Trauma

Credits: 4
3 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: BIO 161 , PAM 101 , PAM 102  and PAM 112C  
Co-requisites: BIO 162 , PAM 103 , PAM 105  and PAM 116C  

This course covers shock conditions and traumatic injuries. Topics will include the various types of shock and pathophysiology of each, treatment interventions for shock and the various types of traumatic injuries a paramedic may encounter. This course requires a per credit health career fee; Check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. List the various types of shock and the typical causes of each.
  2. Describe the pathophysiology of shock and assessment findings which indicate compensated or decompensated shock.
  3. Discuss differences in presentation of shock typically seen in various patient age groups.
  4. Conduct a patient assessment for a trauma patient.
  5. Select appropriate treatment interventions for shock scenarios.
  6. Identify traumatic injuries using scene size-up, kinematic assessment and patient assessment findings.
  7. Select treatment interventions for patients with local or multi-system traumatic injuries.
Listed Topics
  1. Recognition and identification of the various types of shock
  2. Treatment of shock
  3. Trauma assessment and use of trauma scores
  4. Trauma triage and transport considerations
  5. Treatment of traumatic injuries including multi-system trauma
  6. Immobilization and helmet removal
  7. Soft-tissue and orthopedic injuries including burns
Reference Materials
Textbooks, library resources, journals, videos and lab equipment.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 05/19/2016

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