EMS 243 : Paramedic Pharmacology
This course introduces basic pharmacological agents and concepts with an emphasis on drug classifications and the knowledge and skills required of a paramedic for safe, effective medication administration. Content areas include: general principles of pharmacology and pharmacologic pathophysiology; venous and intraosseous access techniques, the metric and apothecary system; computation of dosage and solution problems, administration of pharmacologic agents; pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and nasogastric tube placement.
Skills Laboratory/Clinical Practice Contact Hours: 2
EMS 189 or BIO 201
EMS 240, EMS 241, EMS 242 and EMS 244
Program: Emergency Medical Services