Emergency Pediatric Care - EPC (NAEMT)

Instructional Hours: 16.00

Course Objective: To provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge, skills and abilities to assess and management a pediatric patient.

Course Description: This course provides an in-depth understanding of the pathophysiology of the most common pediatric emergency issues, and stresses critical thinking skills to help practitioners make the best decisions for their patients. Major topics covered in this course include understanding kids; airway, breathing and oxygenation; cardiac emergencies; child abuse and neglect; common medical emergencies; the importance of family; hypoperfusion and shock; newborn resuscitation; pediatric trauma; and special health care needs. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and team-focused practical exercises.

Successful Completion: Students must attend all classroom sessions, successfully complete all practical evaluation stations and obtain a minimum score of 76% on the final written examination. To maintain these credentials, renewal training is required every four years.

Continuing Education: The continuing education hours are approved by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS), and are recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)

Prerequisites

Students must be a current, licensed Maryland basic or advanced life support clinician.

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