Sep 18, 2020
EMSP 1226 - Advanced Prehospital Cardiac Care II Credits: 2
Hours/Week: Lecture 2Lab None
Course Description: This course builds upon EMSP 1225 and presents concepts and skills for assessing and managing the out-of-hospital cardiac patient. Emphasis will be placed upon recognition, interpretation and management of EKG rhythms, and cardiac arrest management with the use of pacemakers, defibrillators, and medications. During this course students will be introduced to Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) algorithms. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements.
Prerequisite(s): EMSP 1225 with a grade of C or higher; Minnesota Human Services background study with no restrictions; current AHA BLS for the Healthcare Provider certification; current State EMT certification; and current healthcare insurance.
Recommendation: Basic word processing skills.
- Cardiac Arrhythmias
- Assessment and management
- Bundle branch abnormalities
- Other EKG anomalies
- Bundle blocks
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge of Advanced Cardiac Life Support algorithms.
- describe indications for defibrillation, pacing, and cardioversion.
- describe the most commonly used cardiac drugs, including therapeutic effects, dosages, routes of administration, side effects, and toxic effects.
- identify implications of paced rhythms
- identify implications of supraventricular rhythms.
- identify implications of ventricular dysrhythmias.
- identify the cardiac patients with life threatening dysrhythmias according to American Heart Association Guidelines.
- implement a treatment plan on a cardiac patient.
- integrate pathophysiological principles to the assessment and field management of the cardiac patient.
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