EMS 173 Paramedic Cardiology: II (2.25 CR)
(FORMERLY EMS 225 WITH EMS 170, EMS 171 AND EMS 172)
This course is designed to provide knowledge in cardiology
to fulfill the needs of the AEMT (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 pathophysiology
of heart disorders, 12 lead EKG interpretation, pediatric ACLS,
- By the completion of EMS 173 the paramedic candidate will be able to demonstrate entry level cognitive and psychomotor competency in fields of study such as pathophysiology of heart disorders, 12 lead EKG interpretation, pediatric ACLS, and pharmacological therapy.
Measurement of Objective
- Student must achieve a passing score on the Advanced Cardiac Life Support written exam. This exam measures the paramedic candidate’s ability to critically think through the process of gathering patient assessment data and the ability to rule out nonessential patient information to develop a basic clinical diagnosis. This exam also measures the candidate’s ability to treat dynamic cardiac rhythm interpretation, 12 lead EKG, and cardiac conduction blocks and uses appropriate treatment therapies.
- Successful completion of EMS 173 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 172, EMS 174, and