EMS 242 - Paramedic III
Prerequisite: Completion or concurrent enrollment in and Program Director authorization
Description: This course focuses on assessing and managing patients with cardiac and other specific medical conditions, as well as intensive discussion of the principles of advanced electrocardiography. Topics include 12-lead EKG strip interpretation, introduction to ACLS, neurologic emergencies, HEENT diseases, abdominal, genitourinary and renal emergencies, toxicology, anaphylaxis; hematologic and immunologic emergencies, infectious disease and home health care.
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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