EMS 241 - Paramedic II
Prerequisite: Completion or concurrent enrollment in and Program Director Authorization
Description: This course introduces the paramedic student to the fundamentals of pre-hospital patient management. Topics include intensive pharmacology and emergency medications; medication administration techniques; medication mathematics; intravenous and intraosseous access; oxygen administration; basic and advanced airway management; surgical and non-surgical airways; pharmacologic adjuncts used in airway management and ventilation; therapeutic communications; patient assessment at the paramedic level and the recognition and treatment of illnesses related to the airway and respiratory system.
Instruction includes a combination of lecture, discussion, lab and classroom exercises. Students should be prepared to participate in class discussions without advance notice. Reading assignments are to be completed prior to each class session. Students must be minimally certified at the level of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).
Lecture Hours: 5
Lab Hours: 3
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