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EMS 243. Paramedic Pharmacology (3)

This course introduces basic pharmacological agents and concepts with an emphasis on drug classifications and the knowledge and skills required of a paramedic for safe, effective medication administration.  Content areas include:  general principles of pharmacology and pharmacologic pathophysiology; venus and intraosseous access techniques, the metric and apothecary system; computation of dosage and solution problems, administration of pharmacologic agents; pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and nasogastric tube placement.  Prerequisites: EMS 189.  Corequisites: EMS 240, EMS 244, and EMS 245. Offered at the Alabama Fire College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.