PEM135C: Medical Emergencies

Paramedic Emergency Medicine
Credits 2 Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours 0 Lecture Hours 2
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Includes the pathophysiology and management of medical emergencies in all body systems. Critical thinking and problem solving will be emphasized using a scenario-based approach. Any failure in this course, PEM 126C, PEM 244C will trigger a failure in PEM 162C (even if a passing grade in PEM 162C has been achieved).


Students are required to pass prerequisite courses with a grade of C or higher. Exceptions apply; please consult your department chair.

All fall PEM courses

  • Demonstrate understanding of the normal anatomy and pathophysiology for each body system as they relate to medical emergencies.
  • Demonstrate assessment approaches to identify and appropriately manage patients’ illnesses.
  • Understand signs and symptoms of each medical emergency and demonstrate an understanding of the probable pathology related to each situation.
  • Demonstrate mastery of knowledge as required by the National EMS Educational Standards.