North Carolina ems education Standards: emt curriculum Map



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Gynecology




  • Summary:Applies fundamental knowledge to provide basic emergency care and transportation based on assessment findings for an acutely ill patient.



  • TARGET SKILLS:Recognition and management of shock associated with vaginal bleeding.Anatomy, physiology, assessment findings, and management of fundamental depthand foundational breadth to include:

    • Vaginal bleeding

    • Sexual assault (to include appropriate emotional support)

    • Infection



    • Key Terminology:

    • Ovaries

    • Ovulation

    • Fallopian Tubes

    • Uterus

    • Cervix

    • Vagina

    • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

    • Chlamydia

    • Bacterial Vaginosis

    • Gonorrhea

    • Sexual Assault

    • Rape

    • SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner)



    • Objectives:



      • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the female reproductive system including the developmental changes that occur during puberty and menopause

      • Describe the gynecological emergencies,

      • Including their causes, risk factors, assessment findings, and patient management considerations

      • Discuss the importance of patient privacy and communication of the gynecological patient

      • Assessment and scene management of a sexual assault/rape patient



      • Introduction of female reproductive system (anatomy and physiology)

      • Assessment findings

      • General management

      • Specific gynecological emergencies—definition, causes, risk factors, assessment findings, management

      • Age-related variations of pediatric and geriatric assessment and management

      • Communications and documentation

      • Preservation of evidence in assault

      • Transport decisions



    • Activities/Resources:Use of auditory, visual, and kinesthetic aids to facilitate the student learning environment for the topic of instruction.



    • Assessments:Scenario based training pertinent to topic of instruction, quiz, and exam (didactic and skills).


    • Non-Traumatic Musculoskeletal Disorders




    • Summary:Applies fundamental knowledge to provide basic emergency care and transportation based on assessment findings for an acutely ill patient.Discuss the different methods of moving these types of patients.



    • TARGET SKILLS:Anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, assessment and management of non-traumatic fractures.



    • Key Terminology:



    • Cancer

    • Osteoporosis

    • Contractures



    • Objectives:



      • DOT Objectives

      • EMS Education Standards

      • Describe the function of the skeletal system.

      • List the major bones or bone groupings of the spinal column, the thorax, the upper extremities, and the lower extremities.

      • Differentiate between an open and a closed, painful, swollen, and deformed extremity.

      • State the reasons for splinting.

      • List the general rules of splinting.

      • List the complications of splinting.

      • List the emergency medical care for a patient with a painful, swollen, deformed extremity.

      • Explain the rationale for splinting at the scene versus load and go.

      • Explain the rationale for immobilization of the painful, swollen, deformed extremity.

      • Demonstrate the emergency medical care of a patient with a painful, swollen, deformed extremity.

      • Demonstrate completing a prehospital care report for patients with musculoskeletal injuries.



      • Anatomy and physiology review

      • Pathophysiology

      • Assessment

      • Management

      • Special transport and packaging considerations

      • Consider age related variations















    • Activities/Resources:Use of auditory, visual and kinesthetic aids to facilitate the student learning environment for the topic of instruction.

    • Using simulated cases of patient presentations, discuss treatment of patients with musculoskeletal disorders.

    • Consider the different stages of grieving of patients and family during the care of a cancer patient.



    • Assessments:Scenario based training pertinent to topic of instruction, quiz, and exam (didactic and skills).


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