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EMS 247. Paramedic Special Populations (3)

This course relates pathophysiology and assessment findings to the formulation of field impressions and implementation of treatment for specific medical conditions.  Content areas include:  endocrinology, allergies and anaphylaxis, behavioral/psychiatric conditions, gynecology, obstetrics, neonatology, pediatrics, and geriatrics.  In the clinical setting, theory and skills are applied to a variety of medical situations across the life span of the patient, with a focus on communication with and management of cardiac, acute care, psychiatric/behavioral, obstetrical, newborn, pediatric, geriatric, and acute interventions for chronic care patients, and patients with special challenges.  Prerequisites: EMS 189, EMS 240, EMS 241, EMS 242, EMS 243, EMS 244, EMS 245, EMS 246, and EMS 248.  Corequisites: EMS 253, EMS 255, EMS 256, and EMS 257. Offered at the Alabama Fire College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.