EMS 163 Paramedic Cardiology: I (2.25 CR)

(FORMERLY EMS 215 WITH EMS 160, EMT 161, EMT 162 and EMS 166)

This is a course designed to provide knowledge in cardiology to fulfill the needs of the paramedic program. This course involves medical procedures and use of equipment as stated by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Michigan Department of Community Health, and the American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support standards. Topics include: rapid interpretation of EKGs, static recognition of EKGs, electrical therapy, pharmacological therapy, and basic algorithms for treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.

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Prerequisite: Instructor Permission Required

Corequisites: EMS 160, EMS 161, EMS 162, EMS 164 and EMS 166.