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EMS 230 - Advanced Emergency Medical Care I

Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 9 Clinical Hours: 0 Credits: 5

Description: This course provides an introduction to pre-hospital pharmacology and cardiology as they relate specifically to patient care. Emphasis is placed on the appropriate methods for patient physical exams and solicitation of medical history to maximize patient outcomes.

Prerequisite(s): Take EMS 150  and EMS 151  with a minimum grade of C.  
Corequisite(s): Take EMS 231  and EMS 232 
Course Topics:

  • Principles of Pharmacology
  • Medication Administration
  • Emergency Medications


  • Cardiovascular
  • Anatomy of the CV System

Physiology Electrophysiology Epidemiology Primary survey for CV assessment Secondary survey for CV assessment ECG monitoring to include arrhythmia recognition Management of a patient with a cardiac arrhythmia Causes, differential diagnoses, and assessment findings for a patient with a variety of cardiovascular disorders Development and execution a treatment plan for a patient with a variety of cardiovascular disorders

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • ECG Calipers

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A =  90 - 100
B =   80 - 89
C =   70 - 79
D =   60 - 69
F =     0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Demonstrate safe medication administration by a variety of enteral and parenteral routes.
  2. Apply principles of electrocardiography and criteria for cardiac rhythm interpretation to identify basic cardiac dysrhythmias originating in the sinoatrial node, atria, AV junction and ventricles.
  3. Integrate concepts of assessment, pharmacology and electrocardiography to formulate a treatment and transport plan for a patient with a cardiovascular emergency.
  4. Demonstrate integration of assessment, pharmacology and electrocardiography by leading a resuscitation team in the management of a cardiac arrest.
  5. Demonstrate professional behavior including, but not limited to, integrity, empathy, self-motivation, appearance/personal hygiene, self-confidence, communications, time management, teamwork/diplomacy, respect, patient advocacy, and careful delivery of service.

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