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EMS 241 - Paramedic II

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 and GI, genitourinary and renal emergencies, gynecologic emergencies, endocrine emergencies, toxicology, hematologic and immunologic emergencies, infectious disease and psychiatric emergencies. Students will also complete certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS).

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), and must maintain their EMT certification as current throughout the entire paramedic program.

Credits: 6
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 3
Clinical Hours: 90

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