Sep 23, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Catalog
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EMS 129 - Emergency Medical Technician Pharmacology


1 Credit Hour(s) • 22.5 Contact Hours (Lecture/Lab Combination)
Prerequisite: EMS 127  or concurrent enrollment, EMS 131  or concurrent enrollment, EMS 133  or concurrent enrollment, EMS 135  or concurrent enrollment. Current Colorado EMT certification and IV endorsement.
Provides the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) student with a basis for making clinical decisions in the pharmacologic management of patients commonly encountered in the pre-hospital setting. Topics include the legal and ethical aspects of pharmacotherapy, roles, responsibilities and techniques associated with medication preparation and administration, the classification and naming of medications, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and medication calculations. In addition, the mechanism of action, dose, route(s) of administration, therapeutic effects, adverse effects, and therapeutic indications for medications within the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician scope of practice are discussed in detail.



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