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critical care transport paramedic curriculum
critical care transport paramedic curriculum
critical care transport paramedic curriculum
critical care transport paramedic curriculum
critical care transport paramedic curriculum
critical care transport paramedic curriculum
critical care transport paramedic curriculum
critical care transport paramedic curriculum
critical care transport paramedic curriculum
critical care transport paramedic curriculum
critical care transport paramedic curriculum
critical care transport paramedic curriculum
critical care transport paramedic curriculum
critical care transport paramedic curriculum
critical care transport paramedic curriculum
critical care transport paramedic curriculum
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  • 1. Critical Care Transport-Paramedic Course Outcome Summary Course Information Organization Course Number 30-531-315 Potential Hours of Instruction 108 Total Credits 3 Description The Critical Care Transport-Paramedic course is designed to prepare Wisconsin paramedics to function as critical care transport team members. Critically ill or injured patients requiring transport between facilities need a different level of care from hospital or emergency field patients. This course provides students with knowledge of the special assessment techniques and needs of the critical care patient, the ability to operate and troubleshoot critical care transport equipment, and develops the skills necessary to maintain the stability of the critical care patient during transport. This course follows the Wisconsin curriculum for license endorsement as a Critical Care Paramedic Textbooks Critical Care Transport. Jones and Bartlett. 2011. Edition: First. ISBN: 978-0-7637-1223-5. Exit Learning Outcomes Program Outcomes A. Perform a critical care level assessment B. Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate and implement a treatment plan for the critical care patient C. Describe the legal basis for the education and responsibilities of the critical care transport professional D. Maintain operation of equipment utilized in the care of the critical care patient during transport E. Meet professional EMS credentialing standards Course Outcomes Unit I. Critical Care Transport Overview 1. Describe the role of the critical care interfacility transport teams in the patient care continuum You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when:
  • 2. o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Describe the history and future of critical care transport in the State of Wisconsin b. Appreciate the history and future of critical care transport in the State of Wisconsin c. Justify the healthcare professional role in the critical care transport environment as a member of the patient care team d. Describe the Wisconsin EMS scope of practice for Critical Care Paramedic and pertinent rules and regulations for critical care paramedics in interfacility transports e. Define and differentiate between the following terms: Pre-hospital EMS, Interfacility EMS transport, Critical Care, Critical Care transport f. Compare and contrast the role of critical care interfacility transport with the EMS pre- hospital system g. Describe the current configuration models and roles of team members in critical care interfacility transport 2. Describe the importance of providing the highest quality of care in a timely and safe manner You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Differentiate between critically ill trauma and medical patient transport theories ie. scoop and run vs. stay and play b. Incorporate the team concept through various scenarios c. Assist in safe vehicle operations d. Plan, implement, and participate in table top exercises for a disaster event including triage and transport of patients e. Describe how disaster and mass casualty events will affect critical care interfacility transport f. Describe the components needed to provide the highest quality of care during critical care interfacility transport g. Describe the importance of safe transport techniques 3. Describe how the needs and characteristics of patients influence and drive the competence of critical care interfacility transport professionals You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Describe how existing critical care professional organizations help shape the characteristics of critical care transport
  • 3. b. Describe the importance of initial stabilization of the patient prior to transport ie. EMTALA and COBRA laws Unit II. Ground Transport Safety and Air Medical 1. Integrate pathophysiology principles and assessment findings to manage the treatment and transport of the critical care patient to assist with the decision-making regarding air medical transport vs. ground transport You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Describe ways of maintaining a safe work environment b. Identify different classes of aircraft c. Describe air medical transport safety awareness d. Identify atmospheric composition of gases e. Describe basic gas laws f. Identify flight stressors and interventions during air transport g. Define and identify the signs and symptoms of and list the treatments for the following in relationship to air medical transport (barotrauma, barosinusitis, barodontalgia, barotitis media, and decompression sickness) h. Identify the effects, causes and emergency procedures for rapid decompression i. Identify the differences in patient care and equipment considerations during transport j. Compare and contrast patient preparation activities for air medical transport vs. ground transport k. Compare and contrast the benefits and limitations of air vs. ground transportation for critical care transport l. Describe principles behind constant reassessment as it pertains to air medial transport m. Appreciate need for visual and tactile cues for ongoing patient assessment related to environmental factors n. Perform reassessment techniques and interventions specific to flight physiology Unit III. Medical-legal and Ethical Aspects of CCIT 1. Comprehend basic legal issues pertaining to critical care transports You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Explain the legal responsibilities of EMTs under Wisconsin Rules, regulations, and Statutes regarding the patient, medical director, and public and legal system requirements b. Explain Wisconsin's laws and regulations of licensed ambulance services
  • 4. c. Review legal and ethical responsibilities of EMTs d. Identify potential organ donors as defined by current state statute e. Define and describe the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Law (EMTALA) for hospital ambulance services f. Explain the role, requirements, and obligations of: the sending facility, the transport team and associated medical direction, and the receiving facility g. Defend the value of advanced medical directives h. Support the roles, requirements and obligations of the transport team under Wisconsin Rules, regulations and Statutes, including scope of practice i. Understand the evolving legal process for development and implementation of Wisconsin Rules, regulations and Statutes, including scoop of practice j. Justify the need for specialized personnel and equipment in critical care transport of neonatal to geriatric patients with special monitoring needs from the legal and ethical perspectives. k. Demonstrate the ability to complete required documentation before, during and after a critical care transport Unit IV. Diagnostic Studies: Laboratory interpretation, Radiology 1. Gain a fundamental understanding of the diagnostic studies pertinent to critical care patients You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Identify appropriate abbreviates for blood chemistry tests b. State normal and abnormal values and correlate pathophysiological states for the following blood chemistry tests (Arterial blood gas, blood chemistry, complete blood count, cardiac enzymes, coagulation studies, routine urinalysis, cerebrospinal fluid analysis) c. Describe how to identify abnormalities on a chest x-ray d. Discuss the clinical indicators found on an x-ray used for identification of: endotracheal tube placement, naso and orogastric tubes, central lines, and chest tubes e. Correlate basic CT scan abnormalities with specific pathophysiological conditions related to: head, chest, spine, abdomen and pelvis 2. Integrate diagnostic findings into patient care decision-making for critical care transport You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Comprehend the significance of diagnostic studies in directing appropriate decision making in patient care
  • 5. b. Demonstrate correct interpretation of laboratory analysis in scenario based learning c. Recognize the following using radiologic and imaging diagnostic studies: pneumothorax, pulmonary infiltrate, invasive treatment device placement, skeletal fractures, and various bleeds Unit V. Vascular Access, Fluid and Blood Administration 1. Compare and contrast the use of various catheters for vascular access You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Describe the indications for use, advantages, disadvantages, and potential complications of peripheral and central vascular access devices b. Justify the rationale for central versus peripheral vascular access c. Describe basic techniques in using vascular access devices d. Demonstrate the maintenance and troubleshooting of all pertinent vascular access devices for central and peripheral vascular access e. Demonstrate vascular access site care and flushing of all pertinent vascular access devices 2. Conduct methods of fluid and blood administration You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Identify indications, contraindication, precautions, complications, administration method for neonate through geriatric patients requiring: packed red blood cells, whole blood, platelet, albumin, and fresh frozen plasma b. Demonstrate method for administering blood products c. Describe the signs and symptoms, timing and treatment for the following transfusion reactions: hemolytic, anaphylactic, febrile, and circulatory overload d. Identify indications, contraindication, precautions, complications, administration method for adults and pediatric patients requiring non-blood volume expanders e. Support the rationale for fluid and blood product administration in transport Unit VI. Pharmacology 1. Determine the appropriate use of pharmacological interventions as part of the overall patient management plan for neonate through geriatric critical care patients You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations
  • 6. o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Describe the actions, pharmacokinetics, indications, contraindications, route of administration, adverse effects, drug incompatibilities/ interactions of the following classifications: Alpha blockers, Analgesics, Antiarrhythmics, Antianginals, Antibiotics, Anticholinergics, Anticoagulants, Antiemetics, Antihistamines, Antihypertensives, Anti- inflammatories, Beta blockers, Bronchodilators, Calcium channel blockers, Carbohydrates, Electrolytes, Hormones, Alkalinizing agents, Chronotropic agents, Diuretics, Dromotropic agents, Inotropic agents, IV fluids, Paralytic, Thrombolytics, Vasopressors, and Volume expanders b. Confirm six patient rights with medication administration c. Justify the use and administration of drugs to affect positive therapeutic effect d. Demonstrate appropriate calculation of drip rates 2. Demonstrate knowledge of specific medications common to patients requiring critical care transports You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Describe how to evaluate the actions, pharmacokinetics, indications, contraindications, route of administration, adverse effects, and drug incompatibilities/ interactions of all medications for safe administration b. Explain the time response curve and dose response curve of drug use c. Identify the effects of drug use of the liver, in renal dysfunction, shock states, and age extremes d. Articulate the different methods of mathematically calculating the correct medication dose for administration 3. Demonstrate knowledge for the neonate through geriatric with toxic ingestion You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Describe the epidemiology and etiology behind poison exposures b. Support the rationale for transport of the patient with toxicology disorders c. Recognize and demonstrate need for medication antagonist in an overdose d. Consult information resources regarding management of poisoning
  • 7. e. Identify patients at risk for acute withdrawal symptoms f. Describe the role of the poison control center g. Explain the management of patients with poisoning exposures including advanced pharmaceutical interventions and antidotes h. Define and describe the etiology, toxic dose, presenting symptoms including diagnostic findings and management of patients requiring critical care transport Unit VII. Cardiovascular System 1. Perform a complete history and physical exam on the critical care patient with cardiovascular disorders You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Explain the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system including circulation and cardiac conduction b. Demonstrate performance of a thorough physical assessment of neonate through geriatric patients with cardiovascular disorders c. Comprehend the significance of all inclusive laboratory analysis of the patient with cardiovascular disorders d. Compare and contrast multiple lead ECG 2. Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to manage the treatment and transport of the critical care patient with major multi-system trauma, end stage disease presentation, acute presentation of chronic conditions and single or multi-disease etiologies You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Describe the embryologic development of the cardiovascular system b. Assess and manage shock based upon type of shock c. Demonstrate basic set-up, maintenance and/or troubleshooting of hemodynamic monitoring systems and transvenous pacemakers d. Demonstrate troubleshooting of intra-aortic balloon pumps, ventricular assist devices, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation e. Initiate age appropriate life support guidelines f. Justify the use of hemodynamic monitoring and multi-lead ECG in the assessment and management of the patient with cardiovascular disorders g. Identify indications, monitoring equipment, waveforms, complications, normal and abnormal readings, pharmacological effects and methods of correcting abnormalities in
  • 8. hemodynamics h. Define and describe the etiology, pathophysiology, presenting systems including diagnostic findings and management of cardiovascular system disorders i. Identify the type and mode, indications, contraindications and troubleshooting for pacemakers and implanted cardioverter defibrillators j. Differentiate between normal and abnormal findings in the cardiovascular assessment (neonate through geriatric) k. Define and identify the common goals of therapy, indications, contraindications, effects on hemodynamics, troubleshooting and complications for cardiac assist devices 3. Communicate pertinent assessment findings and treatments to healthcare professionals involved in patient care You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Support the rationale for transport of the patient with cardiovascular disorders Unit VIII. Respiratory System 1. Perform a complete history and physical exam on the critical care patient with respiratory disorders You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Identify the respiratory parameters indicating patient candidacy for mechanical ventilators b. Demonstrate appropriate interpretation of blood gas analysis c. Demonstrate performance of a thorough physical assessment of neonate through geriatric patients with respiratory disorders including: abnormal breathing patterns, inhalation injury, inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation of chest d. Comprehend the significance of all inclusive laboratory analysis of the patient with respiratory disorders 2. Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to manage the treatment and transport of the critical care patient with major multi-system trauma, end stage disease presentation, acute presentation of chronic conditions and single or multi-disease etiologies You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination
  • 9. Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Describe the embryologic development of the respiratory system b. Demonstrate and correctly administer appropriate pharmacologic agents to specific pulmonary disorders through a variety of scenarios c. Demonstrate appropriate assessment technique in performing, evaluation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of: basic and advanced airway skills, monitoring devices, pediatric and adult endotracheal intubation, and cricothyrotomy d. Demonstrate set up, maintenance, and troubleshooting of: thoracic drainage systems, tracheostomy tubes, and portable ventilators e. Demonstrate tracheal suctioning using sterile technique f. Define and differentiate between the various modes of mechanical ventilators g. Describe and differentiate between the various ventilator settings h. Discuss alternative modes and indications for the use of the following mechanical ventilations: high frequency ventilation, high frequency jet ventilation, high frequency oscillation, inverse-ratio ventilation, and nitric oxide gas delivery system i. Comprehend the rationale for use of mechanical ventilators j. Correlate pulmonary disease processes with mechanical ventilator management k. Discuss the indications, contraindication, side effects, dosages, and routes for commonly prescribed medications used in: pulmonary disorders, intubation and ventilator management l. Discuss appropriate patient care management, complications of, and monitoring of the neonate through geriatric patient on mechanical ventilators m. Discuss the indications, contraindications, advantages, disadvantages, complications, equipment, techniques, and maintenance of: pulse oximetry devices, ETCO2 devices, Peak flow meters, oxygen delivery devices, endotracheal intubation, thoracostomy, cricothyrotomy, tracheostomy maintenance, and tracheobronchial suctioning n. Discuss anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system o. Differentiate between normal and abnormal findings within the respiratory assessment (neonate through geriatric) p. Define and describe etiology, pathophysiology, presenting systems including diagnostic findings and management of respiratory system disorders q. Explain physiologic principles of oxygen delivery r. Appreciate the importance of precisely controlled ventilations and oxygen delivery in the management of the critically ill patient s. Initiate age appropriate life support guidelines 3. Communicate pertinent assessment findings and treatments to healthcare professionals involved with the patient's care You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Support the rationale for transport of the patient with respiratory disorders
  • 10. b. Justify the rationale for conducting invasive airway management interventions. Unit IX. Nervous System 1. Perform a complete history and physical exam on the critical care patient. You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Differentiate between normal and abnormal findings in the neurological assessment b. Demonstrate performance of a thorough physical assessment of neonate through geriatric patients with neurological disorders including: level of consciousness, cranial nerve assessment, sensation and motor function, reflexes, nuchal rigidity, need for spinal immobilization, drainage from ears and nose, and seizure activity c. Comprehend the significance of all inclusive laboratory analysis of the patient with neurological disorders 2. Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to manage the treatment and transport of the critical care patient with major multi-system trauma, end stage disease presentation, acute presentation of chronic conditions and single or multi-disease etiologies You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Describe the embryogenesis of neural development b. Demonstrate the maintenance and troubleshooting of an intracranial pressure monitoring device c. Manage appropriate ventilation for a patient with suspected head injury with ETCO2 monitoring d. Initiate age appropriate life support guidelines e. Define and describe the etiology, pathophysiology, presenting systems including diagnostic findings and management of neurological disorders f. Define and correlate care for patient with brain death and criteria for organ procurement g. Explain the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system 3. Communicate pertinent assessment findings and treatments to healthcare professionals involved with patient's care You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes
  • 11. o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Justify the use of intracranial monitoring and relevant diagnostic studies in the assessment and management of the patient with neurologic disorders b. Support the rationale for transport of the patient with neurologic disorders Unit X. Gastrointestinal System 1. Perform a complete history and physical exam on the critical care patient with abdominal disorders You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Explain the anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal system b. Demonstrate performance of a thorough physical assessment of neonate through geriatric patients with gastrointestinal disorders c. Comprehend the significance of all inclusive laboratory analysis of the patient with gastrointestinal disorders d. Differentiate between normal and abnormal findings in the gastrointestinal assessment 2. Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to manage the treatment and transport of the critical care patient with major multi-system trauma, end stage disease presentation, acute presentation of chronic conditions and single or multi-disease etiologies You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Define and describe the etiology, pathophysiology, presenting systems including diagnostic findings and management of gastrointestinal system disorders b. Perform nasogastric and orogastric tube insertion, irrigation, care, and removal c. Demonstrate the maintenance and troubleshooting of feeding tubes, ostomy devices, and esophagogastric tamponade tube d. Identify the indications/ contraindications and maintenance of: nasogastric/ orogastric tubes, feeding tubes and ostomy devices 3. Communicate pertinent assessment findings and treatments to healthcare professionals involved with patient's care You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following:
  • 12. o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Justify the rationale for transport of the patient with gastrointestinal disorders Unit XI. Renal System 1. Perform a complete history and physical exam on the critical care patient with renal disorders You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Explain the anatomy and physiology of the renal system b. Demonstrate performance of a thorough physical assessment of neonate through geriatric patient with renal disorders c. Comprehend the significance of all inclusive laboratory analysis of the patient with renal disorders d. Differentiate between normal and abnormal findings in the renal assessment 2. Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to manage the treatment and transport of the critical care patient with major multi-system trauma, end stage disease presentation, acute presentation of chronic conditions and single or multi-disease etiologies You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Define and describe the etiology, pathophysiology, presenting systems including diagnostic findings and management of renal system disorders b. Demonstrate urinary catheter placement, assessment and management c. Identify the indications, contraindications, and management of techniques for renal replacement therapies d. Identify the indications, contraindications, necessary equipment and management of: urinary catheter, suprapubic, and ureterostomy 3. Communicate pertinent assessment findings and treatments to healthcare professionals involved with patient's care
  • 13. You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Justify the rationale for transport of the patient with renal disorders Unit XII. Endocrine System 1. Perform a complete history and physical exam on the critical care patient with endocrine disorders You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Explain the anatomy and physiology of the endocrine system including associated hormones b. Demonstrate performance of a thorough physical assessment of the neonate through geriatric patient with endocrine disorders c. Comprehend the significance of all inclusive laboratory analysis of the patient with endocrine disorders d. Differentiate between normal and abnormal findings in the endocrine assessment 2. Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to manage the treatment and transport of the critical care patient with major multi-system trauma, end stage disease presentation, acute presentation of chronic conditions and single or multi-disease etiologies You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Define and describe the etiology, pathophysiology, presenting systems including diagnostic findings and management of endocrine system disorders b. Identify the indications, contraindications and maintenance of insulin drip therapy and insulin pumps and vasopressin 3. Communicate pertinent assessment findings and treatments to healthcare professionals involved with patient's care You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following:
  • 14. o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Justify the rationale for transport of the patient with endocrine disorders Unit XIII. Hematology, Immunology and Infectious Disease 1. Perform a complete history and physical exam on the critical care patient with hematologic and immunologic disorders You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Explain the anatomy and physiology of the hematologic and immune system b. Demonstrate performance of a thorough physical assessment of neonate through geriatric patients with hematological and immune system disorders c. Comprehend the significance of all inclusive laboratory analysis of the patient with hematological and immune system disorders d. Differentiate between normal and abnormal findings in the assessment 2. Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to manage the treatment and transport of the critical care patient with major multi-system trauma, end stage disease presentation, acute presentation of chronic conditions and single or multi-disease etiologies You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Define and describe the etiology, pathophysiology, presenting systems including diagnostic findings and management of hematological and immune system disorders b. Demonstrate appropriate care of the patient with neuropenic precautions c. Demonstrate appropriate use of designed equipment before, during, and after the transfer of a patient requiring isolation precautions d. Explain the pathophysiology, causative agent, mode of transmission, signs and symptoms, pre and post exposure measure, transport precautions for patients with: meningitis, multiple antibiotic resistant bacteria, MRSA, VRE, other medication resistant pathogens, and C-Diff e. Relate isolation precautions to immunocompromised patients
  • 15. 3. Communicate pertinent assessment findings and treatments to healthcare professionals involved with patient's care You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Justify the rationale for transport of the patient with hematological and immune systems disorders Unit XIV. Sepsis and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome 1. Perform a complete history and physical exam on the critical care patient with multisystem disorders You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Differentiate between normal and abnormal assessment findings in the patient with systemic inflammatory response, septic shock and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome b. Demonstrate performance of a thorough physical assessment of the pediatric and adult patients with systemic inflammatory response, septic shock and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome c. Comprehend the significance of all inclusive laboratory and diagnostic analysis of the patient with systemic inflammatory response, septic shock and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome 2. Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to manage the treatment and transport of the critical care patient with systemic inflammatory response, septic shock and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Describe the physiology of microcirculation b. Demonstrate maintenance and troubleshooting of necessary equipment needed to maintain stability in patients with sepsis and MODS c. Define and describe the etiology, pathophysiology, presenting systems including diagnostic findings and management of: infection, SIRS, sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock
  • 16. d. Describe the management of severe sepsis and septic shock as determined by most current International guidelines for management of severe and septic shock e. Define and describe the etiology, pathophysiology, presenting systems including diagnostic findings and management of Multi-Organ Dysfunction Syndrome 3. Communicate pertinent assessment findings and treatments to healthcare professionals involved with patient's care You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Support the rationale for transport of the patient with systemic inflammatory response, septic shock and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome Unit XV. Trauma, Multi-system Trauma and Burn Injuries 1. Perform a complete history and physical exam on the critical care patient with multi- system trauma and burn injuries You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Differentiate between normal and abnormal assessment findings in the neonate through geriatric patients with trauma, multi-system trauma and burn injuries b. Assess neurovascular status of injured and/ or immobilize extremity c. Demonstrate performance of a thorough physical assessment of neonate through geriatric patients with trauma, multi-system trauma, and burn injuries d. Perform trauma score assessment e. Comprehend the significance of all inclusive diagnostic analysis of the patient with multiple trauma and burn injuries 2. Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to manage the treatment and transport of the critical care patient with major trauma, multi-system trauma, and burn injuries You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives
  • 17. a. Define and describe the etiology, pathophysiology, presenting systems including diagnostic findings and management of: trauma, multi-system trauma and burns b. Demonstrate appropriate airway management technique for burn patients c. Monitor and maintain core body temperature 3. Communicate pertinent assessment findings and treatments to healthcare professionals involved with patient's care You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Support the rationale for transport of the patient with multiple trauma and burn injuries who meet trauma criteria Unit XVI. Obstetrical Patient and Care of the Newborn 1. Perform a complete history and physical exam on the critical care patient with obstetrical emergencies You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Describe the stages of fetal development and correlate to maternal physiologic changes b. Demonstrate performance of a thorough physical assessment of the obstetrical patient c. Define and describe the etiology, pathophysiology, presenting symptoms including diagnostic findings and management of obstetrical disorders d. Determine obstetrical and neonatal patient stability prior to transport e. Differentiate between normal and abnormal findings in the obstetric patient assessment 2. Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to manage the treatment and transport of the critical care patient with obstetrical and neonate emergencies You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Describe complications of labor and delivery b. Perform emergency delivery
  • 18. c. Demonstrate appropriate technique in treating obstetrical complications d. Demonstrate appropriate technique in: determining risk for delivery during transport, transporting the OB patient, and neonatal resuscitation and fetal distress e. Demonstrate umbilical vein catheterization f. Demonstrate maintenance and troubleshooting of pre-existing umbilical catheters g. State common pharmacological interventions utilized in OB and neonatal transport h. Support the need for appropriate crew configurations in various obstetrical and neonatal emergencies prior to transport i. Determine if transport can safely be attempted or if delivery should be accomplished at the referring facility 3. Perform a complete history and physical exam on the critical care neonate You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o case study responses o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Differentiate between normal and abnormal findings in the neonatal patient assessment b. Demonstrate performance of a thorough physical assessment of the neonate including APGAR scoring c. Define and describe the etiology, pathophysiology, presenting symptoms including diagnostic findings and management of neonatal disorders 4. Communicate pertinent assessment findings and treatments to healthcare professionals involved with patient's care You will demonstrate your competence through a variety of the following: o practical skills evaluations o unit quizzes o course written examination o case study responses Your performance will be successful when: o you achieve a Training Center designated satisfactory score on the above listed items Learning Objectives a. Justify the rationale for transport of the patient with obstetrical or neonatal disorders b. Support the significance of all inclusive laboratory analysis of patients with obstetrical and neonatal disorders

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