Students begin by exploring obstetrics and the EMR professional's role in pregnancy and labor and delivery, including treatment of predelivery emergencies and caring for the newborn. They examine the needs of pediatric patients as they relate to developmental phase and anatomical differences. And they learn about the changes geriatric patients undergo and conditions that commonly occur in this age group. Students also discover how to manage cases in which child or elder abuse is suspected.
In this unit, students will learn about obstetrics. First, they will learn about reproduction, labor, and delivery. Next, they will learn about the assessment of the obstetrical patient. Then, they will learn how to assist with a normal delivery, including caring for the baby and mother. Finally, students will learn about pre-delivery emergencies.
1. Reproduction and Labor and Delivery
2. Assessment of Obstetrical Patient
3. Assisting with Normal Delivery
4. Predelivery Emergencies
In this unit, students will learn about pediatric patients. They will review the anatomical differences between children and adults. They will also learn proper assessment techniques for pediatric patients, including the use of the pediatric assessment triangle. Finally, students will learn about the emergencies to which pediatric patients are particularly prone, and they will determine correct emergency care for each situation.
1. Pediatric Anatomy and Physiology
2. Pediatric Assessment
3. Pediatric Emergencies
4. Child Abuse
In this unit, students will learn about geriatric patients. They will become aware of the physical and emotional effects of aging. They will also learn about special considerations for assessment of the elderly. Finally, students will learn about the emergencies to which geriatric patients are particularly prone, and they will determine correct emergency care for each situation.
1. Effects of Aging
3. Geriatric Emergencies
4. Elder Abuse