EMS 172 Paramedic Pharmacology: II (2.25 CR)
(FORMERLY EMS 225 WITH EMS 170, EMS 171 AND EMS 173)
This course is designed to provide pharmacological information on
the remaining non-cardiac drugs, which a paramedic will experience in
the pre-hospital and hospital setting. This course is based on the
Paramedic Education program requirements as set by the Michigan
Department of Health.
- By the completion of EMS 172 the paramedic candidate will be able to demonstrate entry level cognitive competency in fields of study such as; Sympathetic / Parasympathetic Systems Review, Neurology Pharmacology, Hematology Medications / Thrombolytics, Anticoagulants, Kaolin-based Hemostatic Agents, Immune-Related Medications, Anti-Infection, Anti-Inflammatory, and Antineoplastics, and application for pharmacological therapy in the pre-hospital setting.
Measurement of Objective
- Student must construct a complete drug classification guide to include a synopsis of drug classifications, implications, drug consequences and pharmacological actions based on specific drug classification. The paramedic candidate must provide a clear understanding for all advanced life support medications within the paramedic state curriculum.
- Student must achieve a passing score of 80% on the practical pharmacology scenario exam. Students are provided with a simulated patient experiencing a medical emergency and must correctly decipher the patient’s clinical field diagnosis and create an assessment based treatment plan, applying an indicated pharmacological treatment.
- Successful completion of EMS 162 will lead to progression as a Paramedic candidate for certification with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. Completion of this course will meet requirements for entry into EMS 245.
Prerequisites: EMS 160, EMS 161, EMS 162, EMS 163,
EMS 164, and EMS 166.
Corequisites: EMS 170, EMS 171, EMS 173, EMS 174, and