Concepts in Critical Care - EMS 255

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EMS 255 - Concepts in Critical Care
Prepares the paramedic or RN to become a critical care specialist, capable of managing the care of a critical care patient both in a hospital setting or during a high risk inter - facility transfer. Includes advanced concepts that build on the knowledge and skills of the paramedic and/or nursing curricula, as well as topics need to trouble shoot complex monitoring devices and equipment. Includes anatomy and physiology based clinical assessment, advanced airway management to include mechanical ventilators, diagnostics data interpretation, bedside hemodynamic monitoring, 12 lead EKG interpretation and hemodialysis care.
Lecture 4 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
5 credits