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Medical: 5 Pulmonary: 1

UNIT TERMINAL OBJECTIVE

5-1

At the completion of this unit, the paramedic student will be able to integrate pathophysiological principles and

assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for the patient with respiratory problems.

COGNITIVE OBJECTIVES At the completion of this unit, the paramedic student will be able to:

5-1.1 5-1.2 5-1.3 5-1.4 5-1.5 5-1.6 5-1.7

5-1.8

5-1.9

Discuss the epidemiology of pulmonary diseases and conditions. (C-1) Identify and describe the function of the structures located in the upper and lower airway. (C-1) Discuss the physiology of ventilation and respiration. (C-1) Identify common pathological events that affect the pulmonary system. (C-1) Discuss abnormal assessment findings associated with pulmonary diseases and conditions. (C-1) Compare various airway and ventilation techniques used in the management of pulmonary diseases. (C-3) Review the pharmacological preparations that paramedics use for management of respiratory diseases and conditions. (C-1) Review the pharmacological preparations used in managing patients with respiratory diseases that may be prescribed by physicians. (C-1) Review the use of equipment used during the physical examination of patients with complaints associated with respiratory diseases and conditions. (C-1)

5-1.10 Identify the epidemiology, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, assessment findings, and management for the following respiratory diseases and conditions: (C-1)

  • a.

    Adult respiratory distress syndrome

  • b.

    Bronchial asthma

  • c.

    Chronic bronchitis

    • 4.

      Emphysema

5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10

.

Pneumonia Pulmonary edema Pulmonary thromboembolism Neoplasms of the lung Upper respiratory infections Spontaneous pneumothorax

11.

Hyperventilation

syndrome

AFFECTIVE OBJECTIVES At the completion of this unit, the paramedic student will be able to:

5-1.11

Recognize and value the assessment and treatment of patients

with respiratory diseases.

(A-2)

5-1.12

Indicate appreciation for the critical nature of accurate

field impressions of patients with respiratory diseases and conditions. (A-2)

PSYCHOMOTOR OBJECTIVES At the completion of this unit, the paramedic student will be able to:

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───────────────────────── United States Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Paramedic: National Standard Curriculum

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