This course builds on the medical concepts learned in Introduction to Paramedicine. Topics include advanced patient assessment techniques, surgical airway procedures, cardiac care including external pacing and cardioversion, 12-lead EKG interpretation, and advanced medical care. Additional emphasis is placed on the EMT-P working as a team member, and identifying the limitations of paramedicine in the emergency medical setting. Ninety-one class hours, sixty laboratory hours.
Prerequisite: EMS 270, and permission from the Emergency Services Department.
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Spring Semester 2014