This course is designed to stress practices applicable to the paramedic practitioner. Emphasis is placed on medication application, pharmacology and therapeutic concepts and practices. Various approaches are covered to ensure that the student receives broad exposure to all areas required for the paramedic practitioner. Experiments and case studies will be presented during this course. The student will utilize the knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system to examine the mechanics of respiration, gases, regulation of respiration, foreign body airway obstructions and airway evaluation. In addition, the student will study the essential parameters of airway evaluation, airway management, and airway procedures.
Certification as a current Emergency Medical Technician and current CPR provider;
Pre-requisites must be completed with grade of 'C' or better.