NSC Paramedic 3
6.5 Credit Hours

This course is a continuation of NSC Paramedic 1 and 2. Head, ear, eye, nose, and throat disorders, endocrinology, immunology, gastroenterology, renal/urology, medical musculoskeletal disorders, cutaneous, toxicology, hematology, and infectious/communicable diseases, behavioral emergencies, gynecological emergencies, obstetrics, neonatology, pediatrics, geriatrics, and abuse/assault will be discussed. In addition students will discuss environmental emergencies, thoracic drainage systems, collagen vascular diseases, basic blood chemistries, central line monitoring and patients with agitated delirium. Students will complete 90 hour clinical experience in the hospital and prehospital setting. Clinical emphasis will be devoted to the emergency department, intensive care unit, coronary care unit, pediatrics, labor and delivery, and psychiatric departments. Students may begin field experience time with prehospital EMS agencies.