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Medical: 5 Endocrinology: 4

UNIT TERMINAL OBJECTIVE

5-4

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 a treatment plan for the patient with an endocrine problem.

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

5-4.1 5-4.2 5-4.3 5-4.4 5-4.5 5-4.6 5-4.7 5-4.8 5-4.9 5-4.10 5-4.11 5-4.12

5-4.13 5-4.14

5-4.15

5-4.16 5-4.17 5-4.18 5-4.19 5-4.20 5-4.21 5-4.22

5-4.23 5-4.24 5-4.25

5-4.26 5-4.27 5-4.28 5-4.29

5-4.30 5-4.31 5-4.32 5-4.33

Describe the incidence, morbidity and mortality of endocrinologic emergencies. (C-1) Identify the risk factors most predisposing to endocrinologic disease. (C-1) Discuss the anatomy and physiology of organs and structures related to endocrinologic diseases. (C-1) Review the pathophysiology of endocrinologic emergencies. (C-1) Discuss the general assessment findings associated with endocrinologic emergencies. (C-1) Identify the need for rapid intervention of the patient with endocrinologic emergencies. (C-1) Discuss the management of endocrinologic emergencies. (C-1) Describe osmotic diuresis and its relationship to diabetes. (C-1) Describe the pathophysiology of adult onset diabetes mellitus. (C-1) Describe the pathophysiology of juvenile onset diabetes mellitus. (C-1) Describe the effects of decreased levels of insulin on the body. (C-1) Correlate abnormal findings in assessment with clinical significance in the patient with a diabetic emergency. (C-3) Discuss the management of diabetic emergencies. (C-1) Integrate the pathophysiological principles and the assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for the patient with a diabetic emergency. (C-3) Differentiate between the pathophysiology of normal glucose metabolism and diabetic glucose metabolism. (C-3) Describe the mechanism of ketone body formation and its relationship to ketoacidosis. (C-1) Discuss the physiology of the excretion of potassium and ketone bodies by the kidneys. (C-1) Describe the relationship of insulin to serum glucose levels. (C-1) Describe the effects of decreased levels of insulin on the body. (C-1) Describe the effects of increased serum glucose levels on the body. (C-1) Discuss the pathophysiology of hypoglycemia. (C-1) Discuss the utilization of glycogen by the human body as it relates to the pathophysiology of hypoglycemia. (C-3) Describe the actions of epinephrine as it relates to the pathophysiology of hypoglycemia. (C-3) Recognize the signs and symptoms of the patient with hypoglycemia. (C-1) Describe the compensatory mechanisms utilized by the body to promote homeostasis relative to hypoglycemia. (C-1) Describe the management of a responsive hypoglycemic patient. (C-1) Correlate abnormal findings in assessment with clinical significance in the patient with hypoglycemia. (C-1) Discuss the management of the hypoglycemic patient. (C-1) Integrate the pathophysiological principles and the assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for the patient with hypoglycemia. (C-3) Discuss the pathophysiology of hyperglycemia. (C-1) Recognize the signs and symptoms of the patient with hyperglycemia. (C-1) Describe the management of hyperglycemia. (C-1) Correlate abnormal findings in assessment with clinical significance in the patient with hyperglycemia. (C-

3) 5-4.34 Discuss the management of the patient with hyperglycemia. (C-1) 5-4.35 Integrate the pathophysiological principles and the assessment findings to formulate a field impression

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

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