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Foundations of Paramedicine

EMS 1133

Credit(s): 3

This course consists of a comprehensive review of the knowledge base and skill set of the Emergency Medical Technician.  History of EMS, Well-Being of the EMT, medical legal issues, communication and documentation will be expanded to the role of the paramedic.  This course includes the theory related to intravenous/intraosseous access, medication administration, patient assessment, and introductory pharmacological calculations.  It also includes a laboratory experience designed to give psychomotor experience to the theoretical concepts developed in the lecture.  (3, 2, 2)