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    Jan 16, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NRP 101 - Introduction to Paramedicine

Number of Credits: 3
Introduction to Paramedicine is an introduction to National Registry Paramedic. Topics include roles and responsibilities of the paramedic, communication and documentation, medical legal and ethical issues, basic medication math, and introduction to pharmacology. Additional $75 fee required. Three hours lecture. Three Credits. Three billable hours.

Pre-requisite(s): Acceptance into NRP Program.
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Describe major events that influenced the development of EMS systems in the US. (PG1)
  2. Define the role of the paramedic in patient care situations as defined by National Standards.(PG1, PG5)
  3. Identify the key elements of EMS research and its benefits to prehospital emergency care. (PG1, PG5)
  4. Define major medical legal issues in providing prehospital patient care. (PG1)
  5. Apply knowledge of medical legal and ethical principles to patient scenarios. PG1, PG5)
  6. Calculate proper medication dosages for patients given a variety of routes of administration. (PG1, PG2)
  7. Define each element of a drug profile including names, mechanism of action, indications, contraindications, common side effects, dosages and precautions. (PG1, PG2)

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