EMT-Basic/Medical/Environmental

Lesson 4.7: Environmental Emergencies

ObjectivesEdit

By the end of this lesson, the EMT-Basic should be able to:

  1. Describe the various ways that the body loses heat.
  2. List the signs and symptoms of exposure to cold
  3. Explain the steps in providing emergency medical care to a patient exposed to cold.
  4. List the signs and symptoms of exposure to heat.
  5. Explain the steps in providing emergency care to a patient exposed to heat.
  6. Recognize the signs and symptoms of water-related emergencies.
  7. Describe the complications of near drowning.
  8. Discuss the emergency medical care of bites and stings.
  9. Demonstrate the assessment and emergency medical care of a patient with exposure to cold.
  10. Demonstrate the assessment and emergency medical care of a patient with exposure to heat.
  11. Demonstrate the assessment and emergency medical care of a near drowning patient.
  12. Demonstrate completing a prehospital care report for patients with environmental emergencies.
Last modified on 2 January 2011, at 19:27