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Pharmacology for EMS

Subject ID Classroom Hours Lab Hours Clinic Coop Or Shop Hours Credit Hours
EMS 130 1 3 0 2
Prerequisite

BIO 168, EMS 110, and enrollment in EMS program

Corequisite

BIO 169, EMS 120, and EMS 131

Description

This course introduces the fundamental principles of pharmacology and medication administration and is required for intermediate and paramedic certification. Topics include terminology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, weights, measures, drug calculations, legislation, and administration routes. Upon completion, students should be able to accurately calculate drug dosages, properly administer medications, and demonstrate general knowledge of pharmacology.

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