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Advanced Trauma Emergencies

Subject ID Classroom Hours Lab Hours Clinic Coop Or Shop Hours Credit Hours
EMS 260 1 3 0 2
Prerequisite

EMS 120, EMS 130, EMS 131, and either EMS 121 or EMS 122, EMS 210, EMS 220, and EMS 221

Corequisite

EMS 231

Description

This course presents in-depth study of trauma including pharmacological interventions for conditions frequently encountered in the pre-hospital setting and is required for paramedic certification. Topics include hemorrhage control, shock, burns, and trauma to head, spine, soft tissue, thoracic, abdominal, and musculoskeletal areas with case presentations utilized for special problems situations. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize and manage trauma situations based upon patient impressions and should meet requirements of BTLS or PHTLS courses.

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