2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 19, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FIRE 2236 - Pharmacology for Emergency Medical Services


Prerequisites FIRE 2230 or BIOL 2230. This course is designed to lay the groundwork for drug administration to patients. The students are introduced to drug pharmacokinetics including absorption, distribution, biotransformation, excretion, elimination, tolerance, and dependence. The basics of pharmacology will also be covered in this module. Students practice medication administration via oral, parenteral, and inhaled routs in the lab. This includes practicing IV and other access routes in class and then in clinical experience. Dosage calculations are practiced in class, independently, and on an ongoing basis throughout the other modules. While an overview of major drug groups is included, the specific drugs used in the pre-hospital setting will be covered in their respective modules. The clinical portion will include time in the pharmacy or paired with the Emergency Ward pharmacist, starting IVs and administering medications in the hospitals. This course may be taught through a special agreement with the Yale New Haven Sponsor Hospital Program. 3 credits