The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has assumed responsibility for the development of training courses that are responsive to the standards established by the Highway Safety Act of 1966 (amended). Since these courses are designed to provide national guidelines for training, it is NHTSA's intention that they be of the highest quality and be maintained in a current and up-to-date status from the point of view of both technical content and instructional strategy.

Outline:

PREPARATORY

  • EMS Systems/The Roles and Responsibilities of the Paramedic
  • The Well-Being of the Paramedic
  • Illness and Injury Prevention
  • Medical / Legal Issues
  • Ethics
  • General Principles of Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Venous Access and Medication Administration
  • Therapeutic Communications
  • Life Span Development

AIRWAY MANAGEMENT AND VENTILATION

PATIENT ASSESSMENT

  • History Taking
  • Techniques of Physical Examination
  • Patient Assessment
  • Clinical Decision Making
  • Communications
  • Documentation

TRAUMA

  • Trauma Systems/Mechanism of Injury
  • Hemorrhage and Shock
  • Soft Tissue Trauma
  • Burns
  • Head and Facial Trauma
  • Spinal Trauma
  • Thoracic Trauma
  • Abdominal Trauma
  • Musculoskeletal Trauma

MEDICAL

  • Pulmonary
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Endocrinology
  • Allergies and Anaphylaxis
  • Gastroenterology
  • Renal/Urology
  • Toxicology
  • Hematology
  • Environmental Conditions
  • Infectious and Communicable Diseases
  • Behavioral and Psychiatric Disorders
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • Neonatology
  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • Abuse and Assault
  • Patients with Special Challenges
  • Acute Interventions for the Chronic Care Patient

ASSESSMENT BASED MANAGEMENT

OPERATIONS

  • Ambulance Operations
  • Medical Incident Command
  • Rescue Awareness and Operations
  • Hazardous Materials Incidents
  • Crime Scene Awareness

To see the full curriculum, please follow the link to the National Traffic Highway Transportation Administration website: