2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Sep 16, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FIRE 2238 - Medical and Geriatric Emergency Medical Services

Prerequisite: FIRE 2234. This course includes identification, pathophysiology, and management of respiratory emergencies, endocrine emergencies, anaphylactic reactions, alcoholism, acute abdomen, and genitourinary problems. The aging process and medical emergencies of the geriatric patient will be discussed. The Geriatric Emergency Medical Services (GEMS) course of the American Geriatrics Society in cooperation with the National Council of State EMS Training Coordinators will be included with resulting certification. NHSHP also presents the Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) Course, as developed by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians in cooperation with the National Association of EMS Physicians. This course may be taught through a special agreement with the Yale New Haven Sponsor Hospital Program.

  3 credits