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PAM 201 - Medical Emergencies

Credits: 5
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.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Select appropriate interventions to care for medical emergencies.
  2. Demonstrate specialized assessment techniques for patients with neurological, abdominal or other medical emergencies.
  3. Identify major components of blood and their functions.
  4. Compare pathophysiology of diabetic conditions common in emergency care and the proper treatment of each.
  5. Use personal protective equipment to prevent transmission of a communicable disease.
  6. Communicate effectively to improve outcome for a patient experiencing a psychiatric emergency.
Listed Topics
  1. Neurological emergencies
  2. Abdominal and gastrointestinal emergencies
  3. Immunology
  4. Endocrine emergencies
  5. Toxicological emergencies
  6. Hematological emergencies
  7. Genitourinary/gynecological emergencies
  8. Psychiatric emergencies
  9. Infectious diseases
Reference Materials
Textbooks, library resources, journals, videos and lab equipment.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 05/19/2016

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