Medical Emergencies

Course Overview

Course Code: PARM-200

Department: Paramedicine

Credit Hours: 3.00

Textbook Information: Bookstore website

This course reviews the anatomy and physiology of the central and peripheral nervous system. This is followed by a detailed explanation of neurologic emergencies. A detailed discussion of the endocrine system is presented as an alternative control system for the body. Emphasis is placed on diabetic emergencies, as they are by far the most common endocrine emergency encountered by paramedics. The course then explores the immune system, with particular emphasis on hypersensitivity or allergic reactions. Prehospital recognition and treatment of allergic reactions are examined in detail, especially the management of severe reactions known as anaphylaxis. Additionally, this course reviews the relevant anatomy and physiology of gastrointestinal system, with a discussion of assessment and treatment of gastroenterological emergencies. An overview is presented of emergencies that arise from the genitourinary system. A detailed explanation of toxicology and substance abuse as it pertains to prehospital situations is presented. The course provides a detailed discussion of blood and blood-forming organs, followed by an explanation of assessment and treatment of hematological emergencies. Prerequisite: PARM 120, PARM 125, PARM 132, PARM 150

Course Schedule


Term: Spring 2023

Section Name: PARM-200-HY77D

Location: Main Campus

Available Seats: 14

Faculty Name: C. Field, S. Durbin, C. Adams, T. Field

Min Credits: 3.00


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