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EMS 2300     Paramedic III Including Cardiology     5 Credit Hours

Equivalent: EMT 2621,EMT 2620

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: EMS 2000 and BIO 1650 or BIO 2630.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
Pre- or Corequisite: EMS 2100 or BIO 2640 for those taking the BIO 2630 and BIO 2640 sequence.

The emphasis of this course is on teaching the principles of the electrocardiogram, the cardiac conduction system and the techniques of interpretation and treatment of cardiac dysrhythmias. In addition, paramedic care of the trauma patient including appropriate advanced level interventions will be discussed. This course is designed to provide the paramedic student with a body of knowledge and skills to assist in preparing them for the National Registry Paramedic Certification examination and enable them to assess and treat acutely ill and seriously injured patients under the control and supervision of a medical control physician. This class contains an online component. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 6