EMTP 122 Pharmacology and Ventilatory Mgt (2)
Lec-42, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
Basic principles of pharmacology including drug classifications, actions, therapeutic uses in emergency medical services (EMS) and methods of medication administration. Basic and advanced airway and ventilatory management principles.
Offered Fall semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Identify the major classifications of drugs according to mechanism of action, organ system affected and clinical condition used to treat.
- Outcome 2: Define each element of a drug profile including names, mechanism of action, indications, contraindications, common side effects, dosages and precautions.
- Outcome 3: Demonstrate appropriate use of body substance isolation precautions while obtaining intravenous access and administering intramuscular and subcutaneous injections.
- Outcome 4: Demonstrate appropriate use of body substance isolation precautions while performing basic and advanced airway and ventilatory procedures.
- Outcome 5: Identify the six rights of medication administration.
- Outcome 6: Demonstrate proper technique for medication administration via the intravenous, intraosseous, intramuscular, subcutaneous, intranasal, transdermal, rectal, sublingual and inhaled routes.
- Outcome 7: Demonstrate proper technique for obtaining intravenous and intraosseous access.
- Outcome 8: Demonstrate proper technique for performing basic and advanced airway and ventilatory procedures.
- Outcome 9: Calculate the proper medication dosages for a patient by weight.
- Outcome 10: Calculate the volume to be administered of a medication for a given dosage and concentration.
- Outcome 11: Calculate the proper drip rate for a given volume of fluid to be administered over time.
- Outcome 12: Calculate the proper drip rate for a medication infusion.