Enrollment restricted to students continuing in the EMS Basic to Paramedic program. Students must enroll in EMS 153, 155, 157, 163, 165, 172, 173, 240 and 242 simultaneously. For more information, contact the Health Professions division at 258-6531.
(4 credits) Prerequisite(s): Current EMT-B certification, EMS 151 and EMS 153. Continues the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Intermediate and/or Paramedic curricula. Includes ALS pharmacology, drug and fluid administration with emphasis on patient assessment, differential diagnosis and management of multiple medical complaints. Includes, but are not limited to conditions relating to cardiac, diabetic, neurological, non-traumatic abdominal pain, environmental, behavioral, gynecology, and toxicological disease conditions. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.