EMS 154 - ALS Cardiac Care at Southwest Virginia Community College

Course Description

Effective: 2014-08-01

Continues the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Intermediate and/or Paramedic curricula. Includes Advanced Life Support (ALS) airway management, electrical therapy, pharmacology, drug and fluid administration with emphasis on patient assessment, differential diagnosis and management of cardiovascular emergencies. It will incorporate the current American Heart Association (AHA) - ACLS guidelines and curriculum including stroke management.
Credits 2. Lecture 1 hour. Lab 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
2 credits

General Course Purpose

The course will cover the assessment and management of cardiovascular and neurovasular emergencies. This course is part of the state-mandated curriculum that leads to taking the National Registry Intermediate, and/or Paramedic certification exam.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Pre/Co-requisites: EMS 153.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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