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Advanced Patient Assesment Principles

Course Number: 10-531-913
Credits: 3
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Description: 10-531-913 ADVANCED PATIENT ASSESSMENT PRINCIPLES ...this course teaches the paramedic student to integrate scene and patient assessment findings with knowledge of epidemiology and pathophysiology to form a field impression. By utilizing a structured and organized assessment process with knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, life span development, and changes that occur to the human body with time, the students will learn to develop a list of differential diagnoses through clinical reasoning, along with the ability to modify the assessment as necessary to formulate a treatment plan for their patients. (Corequisites: all 10-531-XXX courses in the current semester)
Total Credits: 3

Course Competencies

  1. Examine the physiological and psychosocial characteristics associated with various stages of human life.
  2. Identify components of a primary assessment of a patient.
  3. Value the importance of basic patient needs.
  4. Demonstrate a thorough primary patient assessment
  5. Demonstrate history taking as a part of a thorough patient assessment.
  6. Identify the components of a secondary assessment of a patient.
  7. Demonstrate a thorough secondary patient assessment.
  8. Differentiate anatomical, physical, cognitive, and emotional differences between pediatric and adult patients.
  9. Compare and contrast normal and abnormal changes to the human body associated with aging.

Course details are from the 2021-2022 academic year and are subject to change after 5/23/2022.