This course presents advanced patient assessment skills for the paramedic, building on the basic foundation from EMT. Topics include Life Span Development, Scene Survey, Comprehensive History and Physical Examination, Basic ECG recognition, cardiac monitoring and introduction to 12 lead ECG. Upon completion the student will be able to integrate scene and patient assessment findings with knowledge of epidemiology and pathophysiology to form a field impression. This includes developing a list of differential diagnoses through clinical reasoning to modify the assessment and formulate a treatment plan.
EMS207 Advanced Patient Assessment