The Pharmacology Module is presented as part of the traditional two (2) term advanced emergency medical technician (AEMT) course. This is the fifth of several modules that are included in the AEMT certificate program. In this presentation the pharmacology module is recommended to be completed over a one (1) week period with additional time reserved for practical skills verification testing in a lab setting.
The following chapters will be covered within the Pharmacology Module for Advanced Emergency Medical Technician. Students should note that this is a blended online program. All facets of the lecture, review activities, knowledge checks, are completed online and graded. Practical skills are demonstrated in the lab setting with an instructor.
Learn the foundation of pre-hospital pharmacology and host of medications that AEMTs may administer as well as vascular access and fluid resuscitation.
This course highlights the advanced knowledge and skills necessary for individuals who wish to obtain state or national certification as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and adheres to the 2009 National EMS Education Standards which are based on the National EMS Core Content and the National EMS Scope of Practice that define the minimal entry-level educational competencies for each level of EMS training and has replaced the DOT National Standards curricula used in the past.
The pharmacology module familiarizes the advanced emergency medical technician candidate with the aspects of pre-hospital medication administration and a list of life saving medications. Students will learn how to perform vascular access and the use of fluid resuscitation.