EMS213 Trauma

This course presents the epidemiology, pathophysiology, psychosocial impact, presentations, and management of Trauma. Topics include trauma systEMS; mechanism of injury; hemorrhage, shock, soft tissue, burn, head, face, spine, thoracic, abdominal and orthopedic trauma; environmental emergencies and trauma skills. This course includes NAEMT Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Certification. Upon completion the student will be able to integrate assessment findings with principles of epidemiology and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression to implement a comprehensive treatment plan and appropriate disposition for an acutely injured patient.

Prerequisites

EMS209, EMS210

Corequisites

EMS244

Credit Hours: 
4.00
Catalog Code: 
EMS213