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Spring 2020 Catalog 
Spring 2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EG 107 - Respiratory and Cardiology

Credit Hours: 2

This course covers the specific pathophysiology, assessment and management of the respiratory and cardiac systems. Topics include obstructive airway diseases, mechanical and pharmacological airway management, dysrhythmia analysis, myocardial infarction, heart failure and vascular disorders and 12 Lead EKG recognition. Upon successful completion of this course and the required co-requisite EG 108, the student will receive the American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support certificate.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • identify and describe the function of the structures located in the upper and lower airway;
  • identify common pathological events that effect the pulmonary system;
  • discuss abnormal assessment findings associated with pulmonary diseases and conditions;
  • describe pharmacological preparations paramedics use for management of respiratory diseases and conditions;
  • describe the anatomy of the heart;
  • identify the components of cardiac output;
  • describe a systematic approach to the analysis, interpretation, and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias;
  • define the principle causes and terminology associated with heart failure;
  • identify the critical actions necessary in caring for the patient with cardiac arrest;
  • describe most commonly used cardiac drugs in terms of therapeutic effect, dosages, routes of administration, side effects, and toxic effects;
  • integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression, and implement a treatment plan for the patient with respiratory problems and cardiovascular disease;
  • develop proficiency in arithmetic calculation for drug dosages;
  • develop an understanding of the scientific method in exploring natural phenomenon including observation, hypothesis development, measurement, data collection, and evaluation;
  • produce coherent texts within common college level written forms;
  • demonstrate the ability to revise and improve such texts;
  • evaluate an oral presentation according to established criteria;
  • develop well reasoned arguments; and
  • develop an ability to locate, evaluate and synthesize information from a variety of sources.

Prerequisites: EG 105, EG 106, basic EMT, math (AARLV2) and English (AWRLV3 & ARELV3)pretest codes or higher.
Corequisites: EG 108, EG 110
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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.