2016 - 2017 General Catalogue 
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2016 - 2017 General Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EMS 241. Paramedic Cardiology (3)

This course introduces the cardiovascular system, cardiovascular electrophysiology, and electrocardiographic monitoring.  This course further relates pathophysiology and assessment finds to the formulations of field impressions and implementation of treatment plan for specific cardiovascular conditions.  Content areas include:  cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, cardiovascular electrophysiology, electrocardiographic monitoring, rhythm analysis, and pre-hospital 12-lead electrocardiogram monitoring and interpretation, assessment of the cardiovascular patient, pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease and techniques of management including appropriate pharmacologic agents and electrical therapy.  Prerequisites: EMS 189, EMS 240, EMS 243, EMS 244, and EMS 245.  C Corequisites: EMS 242, EMS 246, and EMS 248. Offered at the Alabama Fire College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.