Special Considerations for the Prehospital Professional

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Course Number: 
EMS 1340
Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

During this highly interactive course, the student explores the challenges faced by prehospital professionals when dealing with geriatric, bariatric, and disabled clients. Normal differences seen based on age, size, and underlying medical problems are presented and the student is challenged to critically think about ways to overcome the barriers to providing the best care possible. Technology-dependent patients and the logistics of emergency calls versus transfers are discussed as well.

1 hour of lecture per week

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