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Medical: 5

Neurology: 3 ═══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════ ═══════════════════════════

UNIT TERMINAL OBJECTIVE

5-3

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 a neurological problem.

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

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5-3.33

5-3.34 5-3.35 5-3.36 5-3.37

Describe the incidence, morbidity and mortality of neurological emergencies. (C-1) Identify the risk factors most predisposing to the nervous system. (C-1) Discuss the anatomy and physiology of the organs and structures related to nervous system. (C-1) Discuss the pathophysiology of non-traumatic neurologic emergencies. (C-1) Discuss the assessment findings associated with non-traumatic neurologic emergencies. (C-1) Identify the need for rapid intervention and the transport of the patient with non-traumatic emergencies. (C-1) Discuss the management of non-traumatic neurological emergencies. (C-1) Discuss the pathophysiology of coma and altered mental status. (C-1) Discuss the assessment findings associated with coma and altered mental status. (C-1) Discuss the management/ treatment plan of coma and altered mental status. (C-1) Describe the epidemiology, including the morbidity/ mortality and prevention strategies, for seizures. (C-1) Discuss the pathophysiology of seizures. (C-1) Discuss the assessment findings associated with seizures. (C-1) Define seizure. (C-1) Describe and differentiate the major types of seizures. (C-3) List the most common causes of seizures. (C-1) Describe the phases of a generalized seizure. (C-1) Discuss the pathophysiology of syncope. (C-1) Discuss the assessment findings associated with syncope. (C-1) Discuss the management/ treatment plan of syncope. (C-1) Discuss the pathophysiology of headache. (C-1) Discuss the assessment findings associated with headache. (C-1) Discuss the management/ treatment plan of headache. (C-1) Describe the epidemiology, including the morbidity/ mortality and prevention strategies, for neoplasms. (C-1) Discuss the pathophysiology of neoplasms. (C-1) Describe the types of neoplasms. (C-1) Discuss the assessment findings associated with neoplasms. (C-1) Discuss the management/ treatment plan of neoplasms. (C-1) Define neoplasms. (C-1) Recognize the signs and symptoms related to neoplasms. (C-1) Correlate abnormal assessment findings with clinical significance in the patient with neoplasms. (C-3) Differentiate among the various treatment and pharmacological interventions used in the management of neoplasms. (C-3) Integrate the pathophysiological principles and the assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for the patient with neoplasms. (C-3) Describe the epidemiology, including the morbidity/ mortality and prevention strategies, for abscess. (C-1) Discuss the pathophysiology of abscess. (C-1) Discuss the assessment findings associated with abscess. (C-1) Discuss the management/ treatment plan of abscess. (C-1)

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

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