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University of Pittsburgh    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Dec 10, 2023
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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Minimum Credits: 2
Maximum Credits: 2
The role of paramedics in the health care system is evolving in many parts of the country to include helping patients avoid unnecessary 911 calls and hospitalizations. This introductory course will prepare the paramedic to function as a community paramedic. This course will describe the difference between traditional EMS and community paramedic assessments; introduce therapeutic communication techniques; describe mental and behavioral health issues and their effect on chronic disease management; review professional boundaries and provider wellness techniques, and review potential patient populations that could be helped through these new services.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: Letter Grade

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