2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 19, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FIRE 3337 - Obstetric and Gynecological Emergencies for Paramedics


Prerequisite: FIRE 2234. This course focuses on the anatomy and physiology of the male and female reproductive system and the assessment of a woman with a suspected OB/GYN disorder. This module includes management of emergencies of the female reproductive system, the management of an expectant mother, normal delivery procedures, and the care and transportation of a mother and newborn. Abnormal deliveries such as multiple births, premature birth, breech birth, and prolapsed umbilical cord are discussed. In addition, complications of labor and delivery including postpartum hemorrhage, ruptured uterus, inverted uterus, and eclampsia are covered. Infant resuscitation including IV techniques, intraosseous infusions, and tracheal intubations is reviewed. The clinical portion includes time in the Labor and Delivery department. This course may be taught through a special agreement with the Yale New Haven Sponsor Hospital Program. 3 credits