This certificate is for successful completion of EMS 82 Paramedic Cardiology and EMS 83 Paramedic Pharmacology. These are the second sequence or semester of courses in the Paramedic Academy. These courses lay the foundations in Advanced Cardiac assessment, pathological diagnosis of cardiac disorders, treatment, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and medication delivery. Classes in this area meet California State EMS Authority and ICEMA regulations.
For more information visit the VVC Paramedic website at http://www.vvc.edu/academic/paramedic
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This certificate will provide credit for those who complete the current required courses for the Paramedic program Paramedic Cardiology (EMS 82) course as well as Paramedic Pharmacology (EMS 83). The Paramedic program is designed to train students to learn advanced emergency medical care for the sick and injured. When a student completes the required class EMS 82 they will have a basic understanding of advanced cardiac assessment, pathological diagnosis, and treatment. After successfully completing EMS 83 the paramedic student will then have a basic understanding of pharmacological pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, patient dosages, and medication delivery methods. They will then be able to take the next group of courses (EMS 84, 85, and 86) in sequential order.
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EMS 82 Paramedic Cardiology 4.5 units
(Formerly ALDH 52) This course covers the cardiovascular system and includes anatomy and physiology of the heart, and application and interpretation of EKGs. Prerequisite: Application and acceptance into the Paramedic Academy and successful completion of EMS 80 and 81.
EMS 83 Paramedic Pharmacology 3.5
(Formerly ALDH 53) This course will cover the general principles of Pharmacology including calculations and administration of various medications. Prerequisite: Successful completion of EMS 80 and 81.
Diann Thursby · 05/13/19
Received regional recommendation at 5-13-2019 IEDRC Deans Meeting.