This course provides laboratory practice and clinical application of technical and professional skills of cardiology, focusing on the assessment and monitoring techniques used in cardiac care. Course components include advanced cardiac monitoring, application of cardiac anatomy and physiology, cardiac rhythm interpretation, cardiac patient care assessment and care of specific cardiac diseases.
The EMS student will be instructed on the pathophysiology, disease processes and assessment skills of the cardiac system. This includes advanced monitoring with capnography, and 3 and 12 lead electrocardiogram interpretations.
The EMS student will be instructed on the pathophysiology, disease processes and assessment skills of the cardiac system. This includes advanced monitoring with capnography, 3 and 12 lead electrocardiogram interpretations.
This course will serve as the cumulative review and remedial application of what the student has learned in EMMS 2207 - 2214. The course will focus on providing summative evaluation of the student’s performance in simulated situations and or scenarios.
Basic Life Support and Hazardous Materials Response
This course will emphasize critical concerns for emergency medical responders at hazardous materials incidents. Elements of this course include safety issues for emergency medical service hazardous materials response, managing contaminated victims requiring emergency medical assistance, decontamination and treatment procedures of a basic life support nature, and transportation and receiving facilities.
This course provides the student with the opportunity to observe and apply the skills learned in the homeland security core courses. The locations visited will include a branch of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, a branch of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and field EMS unit rotations.