ADVANCED PATIENT ASSESSMENT PRINCIPLES
This course teaches the paramedic learner to integrate scene and patient assessment findings with knowledge of epidemiology and pathophysiology to form a field impression. By utilizing a structured and organized assessment process with knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, life span development and changes that occur to the human body with time, the learners will learn to develop a list of differential diagnoses through clinical reasoning, along with the ability to modify the assessment as necessary to formulate a treatment plan for their patient.
Pre/Corequisite: 10-531-912 PARAMEDIC MEDICAL PRINCIPLES. Condition: Accepted into the Fire Medic or Paramedic Technician Associate Degree program or the Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Technical Diploma.