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EMS - Emergency Medical Services

EMS 151

INTRODUCTION TO ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT

(4.00 CR.)

Co-requisite: EMS 170, Clinical and Field Internship. Prepares the student for Virginia Enhanced certification eligibility and begins the sequence for National Registry Intermediate and/or Paramedic certification. Includes the theory and application of the following: foundations, human systems, pharmacology, overview of shock, venous access, airway management, patient assessment, respiratory emergencies, allergic reaction, and assessment based management. Conforms at a minimum to the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum. Lecture 3 hours per week. Laboratory 2 hours per week. Total 5 hours per week.

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