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EMS 240 - Advanced Emergency Medical Care II

Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 9 Clinical Hours: 0 Credits: 5

Description: This course is a study of complex recurring emergency medical conditions that encompass all stages of the patient’s life span.

Prerequisite(s): Take EMS 230 EMS 231  and EMS 232  with a minimum grade of C. 
Corequisite(s): Take EMS 241 
Course Topics:

  • Medical overview
  • Neurology
  • Abdominal and gastrointestinal disorders
  • Immunology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Psychiatric
  • Cardiovascular
  • Toxicology
  • Respiratory
  • Hematology
  • Genitourinary/renal disorders
  • Gynecology
  • Non-traumatic musculoskeletal disorders
  • Diseases of the eyes, ears, nose and throat

Special populations

  • Obstetrics
  • Neonatal care
  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • Patients with special challenges


  • Principles of safely operating a ground ambulance
  • Incident management
  • Multiple casualty incidents
  • Air medical
  • Vehicle extrication
  • Hazardous materials awareness
  • Mass casualty incidents due to terrorism and disaster

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • Pocket mask with one-way valve and oxygen port

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A =  90 - 100
B =   80 - 89
C =   70 - 79
D =   60 - 69
F =     0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Integrate assessment findings with principles of epidemiology and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment/disposition plan for a patient with a medical complaint.
  2. Integrate assessment findings with principles of pathophysiology and knowledge of psychosocial needs to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment/disposition plan for patients with special needs.
  3. Integrate principles of assessment based management to perform an appropriate assessment and implement the management plan for patients with common complaints.
  4. Demonstrate professional behavior including, but not limited to, integrity, empathy, self-motivation, appearance/personal hygiene, self-confidence, communications, time management, teamwork/ diplomacy, respect, patient advocacy, and careful delivery of service.

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