Feb 02, 2023
PAM 201 - Medical Emergencies
4 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours
Prerequisites: BIO 162 , PAM 103 , PAM 104 , PAM 105 and PAM 116C
Co-requisites: PAM 202 , PAM 213C and PAM 214C
This course covers pathophysiology and psychosocial needs to assess and treat medical emergencies. This course requires a per credit health career fee; Check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Select appropriate interventions to care for medical emergencies.
- Demonstrate specialized assessment techniques for patients with neurological, abdominal or other medical emergencies.
- Identify major components of blood and their functions.
- Compare pathophysiology of diabetic conditions common in emergency care and the proper treatment of each.
- Use personal protective equipment to prevent transmission of a communicable disease.
- Communicate effectively to improve outcome for a patient experiencing a psychiatric emergency.
- Neurological emergencies
- Abdominal and gastrointestinal emergencies
- Endocrine emergencies
- Toxicological emergencies
- Hematological emergencies
- Genitourinary/gynecological emergencies
- Psychiatric emergencies
- Infectious diseases
Textbooks, library resources, journals, videos and lab equipment.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 05/19/2016
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