2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 15, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FIRE 3338 - Pediatric Emergencies for Paramedics


Prerequisite: FIRE 2234. Exploring the unique aspects of dealing with and assessing pediatric patients, this course emphasizes growth and development issues. This course concentrates on the appropriate means of communicating with, assessing, and treating the pediatric patient in various stages of development. It also includes the pathophysiology and management of problems that are primarily seen in pediatric patients including asthma, bronchiololitis, croup, epiglottis, sudden infant death syndrome, and seizures. Students will gain a general understanding of children with special needs and “high technology” children. The issues of abuse and pediatric trauma are also covered. In addition, the module discusses the role of the paramedic in a system that provides neonatal transport. The specific skills included are pediatric resuscitation, IV techniques, intraosseous infusions, tracheal intubation, and surgical airways in the child patient. Upon successful completion of this module, students are certified in PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) and PEPP (Pediatric Emergencies for the Prehospital Professional). The clinical portion includes time in pediatric care areas including the pediatric emergency room. This course may be taught through a special agreement with the Yale New Haven Sponsor Hospital Program. 3 credits