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EMS 473 - Medical Emergencies

Credits: 7
Lecture Hours: 5
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 7
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course covers Module IV of the DOT National Standard Curriculum for EMT Paramedics. Content includes the skills and knowledge necessary to assess and manage medical emergencies specifically for pulmonary, cardiac and neurological emergencies. This course includes techniques of physical examination on the medical patient, patient assessment and clinical decision-making. Documentation of the essential elements of patient assessment for the medical patient, care and transport is covered. The lab component includes skills in history-taking, techniques of physical examination, patient assessment, clinical decision-making and communication.
Prerequisite: EMS 470 



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