This course provides the concepts necessary for sound judgment in the use of chemical agents and the theoretical base for skills required to administer medications, and incorporates the principles of administering medications safely and accurately. Included are concepts underlying the medical use of drugs, principles of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics, principles of math calculations, venous access and drug administration and techniques of medication administration. Pharmacological agents common to prehospital care are studied. Upon completion the student will be able to integrate a comprehensive knowledge of pharmacology to formulate a treatment plan intended to mitigate emergencies and improve the overall health of the pre-hospital patient.
Prerequisite: EMS 201, BIO 101, BIO 104