2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Aug 20, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FIRE 3332 - Cardiology II

Prerequisites: FIRE 3331, FIRE 2236. The second course in the Cardiology series focuses on resuscitation and the American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course. This course teaches all of the “optional” sections and gives students sufficient time to understand the foundation and concepts behind ACLS instead of just using algorithms as “recipes” for various cardiac problems. This course looks at the whys and hows of ACLS protocols: cardiac monitoring, rhythm recognition, chemical therapy (IV cannulation and medications), and electrical (transthoracic pacing, cardioversion, defibrillation) interventions and airway management (oxygen therapy and intubation), culminating in understanding the concepts in overall management of the patient in severe cardiac distress. This module also provides ample time for practicing “megacodes.” Upon successful completion of Cardiology I and II, students are certified as ACLS providers. The clinical portion of this program will be in the Intensive or Critical Care Units. This course may be taught through a special agreement with the Yale New Haven Sponsor Hospital Program. 3 credits