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Paramedic Cardiology

Course Number: 10-531-916
Credits: 4
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Description: 10-531-916 PARAMEDIC CARDIOLOGY ...this course teaches the paramedic student to integrate assessment findings with principles of cardiovascular anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan for a patient with a cardiovascular complaint. (Corequisites: all 10-531-XXX courses in the current semester)
Total Credits: 4

Course Competencies

  1. Examine the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system.
  2. Demonstrate the assessment of a cardiovascular patient.
  3. Characterize the precipitating causes, morbidity/mortality, pathophysiology, assessment findings, management, and communication strategies associated with cardiac disease
  4. Characterize the precipitating causes, morbidity/mortality, pathophysiology, assessment findings, management, and communication strategies associated with coronary syndrome
  5. Characterize the precipitating causes, morbidity/mortality, pathophysiology, assessment findings, management, and communication strategies associated with acute myocardial infarction/angina
  6. Characterize the precipitating causes, morbidity/mortality, pathophysiology, assessment findings, management, and communication strategies associated with heart failure
  7. Characterize the precipitating causes, morbidity/mortality, pathophysiology, assessment findings, management, and communication strategies associated with non-traumatic cardiac tamponade
  8. Characterize the precipitating causes, morbidity/mortality, pathophysiology, assessment findings, management, and communication strategies associated with hypertensive emergencies
  9. Characterize the precipitating causes, morbidity/mortality, pathophysiology, assessment findings, management, and communication strategies associated with cardiogenic shock
  10. Characterize the precipitating causes, morbidity/mortality, pathophysiology, assessment findings, management, and communication strategies associated with cardiac arrest
  11. Characterize the precipitating causes, morbidity/mortality, pathophysiology, assessment findings, management, and communication strategies associated with vascular disorders
  12. Manage the care of a cardiovascular patient.

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