Medical Emergencies in EMS

 

Medical Emergencies in EMS

 

 

Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz College for Emergency Medical Services

King Saud University

 

 

Course Syllabus- EMS 311 (Medical Emergencies in EMS)

Academic term - 1st semester 2012-13 (1433-34)

 

 

 

Course Code 

Course Title 

Total Credits 

Theory 

(actual) 

Practical 

(actual) 

EMS 311

Medical Emergencies in EMS

6

5

2

Year

3rd

Level [Semester] 

5th

 

Weekly Schedule:

Theory

Practical

Saturday

Sunday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Sunday

Tuesday

Time

Gr. A

08:00-10:00

 

08:00-10:00

13:00-14:00

 

 

10:00-12:00

Gr. B

13:00-14:00

08:00-10:00

 

08:00-10:00

10:00-12:00

 

Faculty members

Dr. Ehtesham Ahmed Shariff [Group A]

Mr. Michael Krtek [Group B]

Mr.Riyadh ALhazmi

Contact details of faculty 

Mobile:

Dr. Ehtesham – 0556557191 / Mr. Michael – 0554450617

e-mail:

esharieff@ksu.edu.sa; mkrtek@ksu.edu.sa   

References

1.       Recommended text:  Mosby's paramedic text book with Assignment (Latest Edition) MICK J. SADERS

2.       References: Brady's Paramedic Emergency Care Volume 3: Medical Emergencies (Latest Edition) – Bryan E. Bledsoe

3.       Medical Case Studies for Paramedics

4.       AMLS Student {Provider} Manual

Main Subjects

1.      Pulmonary Emergencies

2.      Neurology

3.      Endocrinology

4.      Allergies and Anaphylaxis

5.      Gastroenterology

6.      Urology

7.      Toxicology

8.      Hematology

9.      Environmental Conditions

10.  Infectious and Communicable Diseases

11.  Behavioral and Psychiatric Disorders

12.  Gynecology

13.  Obstetrics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Objectives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the end of the course, the students will be able to:

·        Integrate the pathophysiological principles of the hematopoietic system to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan.

·        Apply the pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for the patient with an environmentally induced or exacerbated medical or traumatic condition.

·        Relate the pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a management plan for the patient with infectious and communicable diseases.

·        Utilize gynecological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the management plan for the patient experiencing a gynecological emergency.

·        Apply an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the female reproductive system to the assessment and management of a patient experiencing normal or abnormal labor.

·        Describe and demonstrate safe, empathetic competence in caring for patients with behavioral emergencies.

·        Display professional behavior and medical ethics throughout the patient care and transport.

·        Advocate compliance with standards and guidelines by role modeling adherence to universal/ standard precautions and BSI.

·        Characterize the feelings of a patient who regains consciousness among strangers.

·        Indicate appreciation for the critical nature of accurate field impressions of patients with respiratory diseases and conditions.

·        Explore current trends and updates emergency medical care and implement the same to patient care.

·        Value the importance of providing reassurance and psychological support to the patients.

·        Apply the communication and documentation skills to the assessment and management of patients with common medical disorders.

·        Display team dynamics and effective communication during emergency care.

·        Demonstrate proficiency to utilize the latest available technological advances in prehospital emergency care.

·        Demonstrate proficiency to properly assess, manage and timely transport a patient with medical complaints to appropriate facility in a given scenario.

Teaching

Strategies

Lectures   and   Interactive   Lectures,   Demonstrations,    Assessment   based instruction, Case study, and Clinical Practice.

Methods of evaluation:

Home work  / Assignment                

Quizzes                                          

Student Presentations                         

Student Participation                                  

Midterm                                         

Final exam                                    

10%

10%

10%

10%

20%

40%

Course Schedule

Week #

Date

Topics and activities

Week-1

01-05/09/2012

Theory:

Pulmonary Emergencies

1.      Pathophysiology

2.      Scene Size-up and Rescuer Safety

3.      Obstructive Airway Disease

4.      Pneumonia

5.      Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome

6.      Pulmonary Thromboembolism

7.      Upper Respiratory Infection

8.      Spontaneous Pneumothorax

9.      Hyperventilation Syndrome

10.   Lung Cancer

Lab

Case Scenario – Asthma and Pneumonia

Week-2

08-12/09/2012

Theory

Neurology

1.       Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System

2.       Neurological Pathophysiology

3.       Pathophysiology and Management of Specific CNS Disorders    

Lab

Case Scenario – Coma of Unknown Etiology and Headache

Week-3

15-19/09/2012

Theory

Endocrinology

1.       Anatomy and Physiology of the Endocrine System

2.       Specific Disorders of the Endocrine System

3.       Disorders of the Pancreas: Diabetes Mellitus

4.       Disorders of the Thyroid Gland

5.       Disorders of the Adrenal Gland

 

Allergies and Anaphylaxis

1.       Antigen-Antibody Reaction

2.       Allergic Reaction

3.       Localized Allergic Reaction

4.       Anaphylaxis              

Lab

Case Scenario – Hypoglycemia, and Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Quiz – 1

Week-4

22-26/09/2012

Theory

Gastroenterology

1.       Gastrointestinal Anatomy

2.       Assessment of the patient with Acute Abdominal Pain

3.       Management of the patient with an Abdominal Emergency

4.       Specific Abdominal Emergencies

 

Urology

1.       Anatomy and Physiology Review

2.       Physical Examination for patients with GU Disorders

3.       Management and Treatment Plan

Lab

Case Scenario – Fall Injury, Rectal Bleeding and Febrile Patient with Peritoneal Dialysis

Home work /Assignment – 1

Week-5

29/09-03/10/2012

Theory

Toxicology

Poisonings

1.       Poison Control Centers

2.       General Guidelines for Managing a Poisoned Patient

3.       Poisoning by Ingestion

4.       Poisoning by Inhalation

5.       Poisoning by Injection

6.       Poisoning by Absorption

Lab

Case Scenario – Anaphylaxis

Quiz – 2

Week-6

06-10/10/2012

Theory

Toxicology

Drug Abuse

1.       Toxic Effects of Drugs

Alcoholism

1.       Alcohol dependence

2.       Ethanol

3.       Medical consequences of Chronic Alcohol Ingestion

4.       Alcohol Emergencies

Management of Toxic Syndromes

1.       General Management Principles for Toxic Syndromes

Lab

Case Scenario – Tricyclic Antidepressant, Organophosphate Poisoning and Pit Viper Envenomation

Home work /Assignment – 2

Week-7

13-17/10/2012

Theory

Hematology

1.       Blood and Blood Components

2.       Specific Hematological Disorders

3.       General Assessment and Management of Patients with Hematological Disorders

 

Environmental Conditions

1.       Thermoregulation

2.       Hyperthermia

3.       Hypothermia

Lab

Case Scenario – Anemia (possibly drug-related hemolytic)

Quiz – 3

20/10/2012 to 02/10/2012

HAJJ HOLIDAYS

Week-8

03-07/11/2012

CASE PRESENTATIONS AND REVIEW

Week-9

10-14/11/2012

MID TERM TEST

Week-10

 

17-21/11/2012

Theory

Environmental Conditions

4.       Frostbite

5.       Submersion

6.       Diving Emergencies

7.       High-Altitude Illness

 

Infectious and Communicable Diseases

1.       Public Health Principles Related to Infectious Diseases

2.       Pathophysiology of Infectious Disease

3.       Physiology of the Human Response to Infection

4.       Stages of Infectious Disease

Lab

Case Scenario – Hyperthermia and Hypothermia

Home work /Assignment – 3

Week-11

24-28/11/2012

Theory

Infectious and Communicable Diseases

5.       Human Immunodeficiency Virus

6.       Hepatitis

7.       Tuberculosis

8.       Meningococcal Meningitis

9.       Pneumonia

10.   Tetanus

11.   Rabies

12.   Hantavirus

13.   Virus Diseases of Childhood

14.   Other Viral Diseases

Lab

Case Scenario – Hepatitis B Virus and HIV with Superimposed Infection

Quiz – 4

Week-12

01-05/12/2012

Theory

Infectious and Communicable Diseases

15.   Sexually Transmitted Diseases

16.   Lice and Scabies

17.   Reporting an Exposure to an Infectious or a Comm. Disease

18.   Paramedic’s role in Preventing Disease Transmission

 

Behavioral and Psychiatric Disorders

1.       Understanding Behavioral Emergencies

2.       Assessment and Management of Behavioral Emergencies

3.       Specific Behavioral and Psychiatric Disorders

4.       Special Considerations for Patients with Behavioral Problems

Lab

Case Scenario – Suicidal Patient, Schizophrenic Patient with Potential for Violence and Patient with Inappropriate Affect

Home work /Assignment – 4

Week-13

08-12/12/2012

Theory

Gynecology

1.       Organs of the Female Reproductive System

2.       Menstruation and Ovulation

3.       Specific Gynecological Emergencies

 

Obstetrics

1.       Normal Events of Pregnancy

2.       Specialized Structures of Pregnancy

3.       Fetal Growth and Development

4.       Obstetrical Terminology

Lab

Case Scenario – Back Pain and Fever and Sexual Assault

Quiz – 5

Week-14

15-19/12/2012

Theory

Obstetrics

5.       Patient Assessment

6.       Complications of Pregnancy

7.       Delivery Complications

Lab

Case Scenario – Ectopic Pregnancy and Childbirth

Home work /Assignment – 5

Week-15

22-26/12/2012

Revision or Review

Home work / Assignment / Quiz – 6

Week-16

29/12/2012-02/01/2013

FINAL PRACTICAL EXAM

Week-17&18

05/01/2013-16/01/2013

FINAL THEORY EXAM

                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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