Mar 22, 2019
EG 105 - Pharmacology
Credit Hours: 2
This didactic course is designed to introduce the paramedic student to the categories of pharmacological agents and the application of pharmacological concepts to clinical paramedic practice. Emphasis will be placed on understanding physiologic drug actions. Topics include pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug interaction and classifications, venous access and medication administration.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- recall the various names and classifications of drugs;
- discuss considerations in drug treatment for special populations of patients;
- describe the specific anatomy and physiology pertinent to pharmacology;
- list and describe the phases of drug activity to include pharmaceutical, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic;
- describe how to safely and precisely access the venous circulation and administer medication;
- integrate pathophysiological principles of pharmacology and assessment findings, to formulate a field impression and implement a pharmacologic management plan;
- develop proficiency in arithmetic and algebraic equation calculation;
- application of scientific data in relation to the action of drugs;
- develop well reasoned arguments; and
- locate, evaluate and synthesize information from a variety of sources.
Prerequisites: EG 103, EG 104, basic EMT, math (AARLV2) and English (AWRLV3 & ARELV3) pretest codes or higher.
Corequisites: EG 106, EG 110
Students seeking entrance into this course must be currently certified as a basic EMT and be admitted to the paramedic curriculum to register for this course.