ERIC Number: ED158061
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
National Training Course. Emergency Medical Technician. Paramedic. Instructor's Lesson Plans. Module III. Shock and Fluid Therapy.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
This instructor's lesson plan guide on shock and fluid therapy is one of fifteen modules designed for use in the training of emergency medical technicians (paramedics). Six units of study are presented: (1) body fluids, electrolytes and their effect on the body, and the general principles of fluid and acid base balances; (2) characteristics of blood and its components, and the indications and hazards of blood transfusion; (3) causes, signs, symptoms, and treatment of dehydration and overhydration; (4) the classification, signs, symptoms, and treatment of shock; (5) practice in initiation and termination of an intravenous lifeline (IV), management of an improperly functioning IV, and application of the military anti-shock trousers; and (6) clinical experiences in the emergency department, intensive care unit/coronary care unit, and with the IV team. Each unit contains these elements: behavioral objectives, teaching procedures, content outline, demonstration outlines, needed equipment and materials, and guidelines for activities to be performed by students applying the skills. Skill evaluation sheets are provided. It is suggested that each module can be presented individually or combined with other moduels to construct a course for a selected group of students. (CE 017 514 is a course guide for use in program planning and administration of the modules.) (JH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Allied Health Occupations, Behavioral Objectives, Clinical Experience, Curriculum Guides, Emergency Squad Personnel, Evaluation Methods, Human Body, Job Skills, Job Training, Lesson Plans, Medical Services, Physiology
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 050-003-00282-8)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.