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Special Needs Patients

Course Course Title Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ Co-op Credit
EMS 240 Special Needs Patients 1 2 0 2
Prerequisites: EMS 120 and (EMS 121 or EMS 122) and EMS 130 and EMS 131
Corequisites: None
Effective Term: Fall 2002

This course includes concepts of crisis intervention and techniques of dealing with special needs patients and is required for paramedic certification. Topics include behavioral emergencies, abuse, assault, challenged patients, personal well-being, home care, and psychotherapeutic pharmacology. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize and manage frequently encountered special needs patients.


  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

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