University General Course Catalog 2019-2020 
    
    Dec 02, 2021  
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PAS 615 - Emergency Medicine

(3 units)
In this course, first-year PA students will learn to recognize and manage common emergency medical conditions.

Units of Lecture: 2
Units of Discussion/Recitation: 1
Offered: Every Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. demonstrate appropriate problem solving and data gathering, including history taking, physical examination, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, and analysis of these data to identify key elements that indicate moderate- and high-acuity medical conditions.
2. apply medical knowledge and critical thinking to the development of differential diagnoses, including “red flags” and atypical presentations.
3. outline a basic plan for emergency stabilization of an unstable patient.
4. create an evidence-based patient management plan that addresses all key elements of the most likely diagnosis, incorporating interprofessional consultations and services, and including patient education appropriate for patients from a variety of cultural, educational, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds.
5.  describe the legalities of providing emergency care related to EMTALA and consent, and strategies for medico-legal risk management.
6. explain strategies for prevention of medical errors and patient safety in the emergency department setting.
7. demonstrate professionalism in interactions with faculty and peers.


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