EMS 235 Paramedic Trauma Emergencies

4 Credit Hours • 112.5 Contact Hours (67.5 Lecture/Lab Combination, 45 Practicum)

Note:Must have faculty consent to enroll

Expands on the paramedic student’s knowledge of trauma emergencies with the integration of assessment findings in formulating a field impression and implementing a treatment plan for an acutely injured patient. The course will provide an in depth evaluation of trauma to include: categorization of trauma patients, incidence of trauma, trauma systems, types of injury, trauma assessment, documentation in trauma, trauma scoring scales, trauma center designations, and transfer of patients.