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Health Careers Education
HL00057
Special Patient Populations for EMT
42.00
This course provides the student with a fundamental knowledge of specialized assessment management techniques to provide basic emergency care and transportation for the obstetric, pediatric, geriatric and special needs patient. This course has 25 hours classroom and 17 hours lab.
Lara Skaggs
405.743.5106
lskag@okcareertech.org
Successful completion of EMR
Obstetrics 8 hours (4 hours classroom, 4 hours lab)
EMR Material Plus: Fundamental depth, foundational breadth • Anatomy and physiology of
normal pregnancy • Pathophysiology of complications of pregnancy • Assessment of the
pregnant patient • Management of o Normal delivery o Abnormal delivery 􀂃 Nuchal cord 􀂃
Prolapsed cord 􀂃 Breech delivery o Third trimester bleeding 􀂃 Placenta previa 􀂃 Abruptio
placenta o Spontaneous abortion/miscarriage o Ectopic pregnancy o Preeclampsia/Eclampsia

Neonatal Care 2 hours (1 hour classroom, 1 hour lab)
EMR Material Plus: Fundamental depth, foundational breadth Assessment and management •
Newborn • Neonatal resuscitation

Pediatrics 12 hours (6 hours classroom, 6 hours lab) EMS-C Supplement
EMR Material Plus: Fundamental depth, foundational breadth Age-related assessment
findings, age-related, and developmental stage related assessment and treatment
modifications for pediatric specific major diseases and/or emergencies • Upper airway
obstruction • Lower airway reactive disease • Respiratory distress/failure/arrest • Shock •
Seizures • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome • Gastrointestinal disease

Geriatrics 12 hours (8 hours classroom, 4 hours clinical)
EMR Material Plus: Fundamental depth, foundational breadth Changes associated with aging,
psychosocial aspects of aging and age-related assessment and treatment modifications for
the major or common geriatric diseases and/or emergencies • Cardiovascular diseases •
Respiratory diseases • Neurological diseases • Endocrine diseases • Alzheimer’s • Dementia
Patients with Special Challenges 8 hours (6 hours classroom, 2 hours lab)
EMR Material Plus: Simple depth, simple breadth Healthcare implications of • Abuse • Neglect •
Homelessness • Poverty • Bariatrics • Technology dependent • Hospice/ terminally ill •
Tracheostomy care/dysfunction • Homecare • Sensory deficit/loss • Developmental disability


Oklahoma EMS Consensus group 10/17/2011

http://www.ok.gov/health/Protective_Health/Emergency_Medical_Services/
http://www.ok.gov/health/Protective_Health/Emergency_Medical_Services/Education_
/index.html
http://www.ok.gov/health/documents/New%20EMT%20Standard.pdf









EMSC Pediatric Supplement









� EMT: Basic Skill Standards

- Aligns with National Standards through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

� EMT Basic (NREMT)



EMT: Basic - CTTC

http://www.okcareertech.org/testing/Skills_Standards/Health_Career_Cluster.htm



EMT Basic - NREMT

http://www.nremt.org/about/about_exams.asp
Oklahoma EMS Consensus group 10/17/2011

http://www.ok.gov/health/Protective_Health/Emergency_Medical_Services/
http://www.ok.gov/health/Protective_Health/Emergency_Medical_Services/Education_
/index.html
http://www.ok.gov/health/documents/New%20EMT%20Standard.pdf
EMT: Basic - CTTC

http://www.okcareertech.org/testing/Skills_Standards/Health_Career_Cluster.htm



EMT Basic - NREMT

http://www.vue.com/nremt/
NREMT

Oklahoma State Department of Health

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Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
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Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Emergency & Fire Management Services Basic EMT Firefighter
Health Science Therapeutic Services Emergency Medical Technician
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Emergency & Fire Management Services Firefighter
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Emergency & Fire Management Services Firefighter Specialist-Basic