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PAM 105 - Special Patient Populations

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: BIO 161 , PAM 101 , PAM 102  and PAM 112C  
Co-requisites: BIO 162 , PAM 103 , PAM 104  and PAM 116C  

This course encompasses pathophysiology and knowledge of psychosocial needs to address special patient populations. Topics include treatment of pregnant, neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, developmentally delayed and other patient groups. Course will also address awareness of cultural diversity and delivery of culturally-competent care. 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. Identify at least six special patient populations and considerations to enhance delivery of emergency care to these groups.
  2. Perform specialized assessments as indicated for special patient populations.
  3. Identify the three stages of labor and indications of each.
  4. Demonstrate steps to assist in emergency childbirth.
  5. Identify complications of emergency childbirth and appropriate interventions.
  6. Assess a neonate and perform appropriate treatment interventions.
  7. Discuss cultural influences and apply knowledge of cultural differences to interactions with patients.
Listed Topics
  1. Obstetrics
  2. Neonatal assessment and resuscitation
  3. Pediatric assessment and management
  4. Geriatric assessment and management
  5. Abuse and neglect
  6. Technology assisted or dependent patients
  7. Developmentally delayed patients
  8. Hospice/end of life care
  9. Culturally competent care
Reference Materials
Textbooks, library resources, journals, videos and lab equipment.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 05/19/2016

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