PA1430 - Medical Emergencies

This course focuses on illnesses and medical conditions not covered in other courses for which the paramedic is expected to be knowledgeable during their professional practice. The course provides learners with the pathophysiology, common management strategies and treatments for a variety of medical conditions. Some of the management strategies and specific interventions are used in the pre-hospital environment and others in the clinical setting. In cases where a specific intervention is within the Paramedic’s scope of practice, learners will proficiently demonstrate correct management of that patient-type in a simulated setting. The course also includes foundational knowledge on various diagnostic tests that may be performed to aid in the diagnosis of various medical conditions.

Prerequisite(s): PA1125, PA1371, PA1230, PA1280

This course is offered in the following programs:
Primary Care Paramedicine