• Program: Emergency Medical Services
  • Course: Pharmacology for Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Course #: EMSV1210
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

The intent of this course is to introduce the student to basic pharmacological concepts, principles of drug safety and basic drug categories. Legal aspects of drug administration, drug standards, and use of reference material will be included. The student will learn pharmacology topics that will be used in an advanced EMS setting.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Integrate pathophysiological principles pharmacology and the assessment findings
Formulate a field impression
Implement a pharmacologic management plan
Use universal precautions and body substance isolation (BSI) procedures during medication administration
Demonstrate administration of medications by different routes
Demonstrate preparation and techniques for obtaining a blood sample
Demonstrate accurate calculations in medication administration
Demonstrate accurate calculations in continuous infusion medication administration
Evaluate the need for medication administration

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  EMSV1105 or EMSV1120 AND Instructor Approval
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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