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EMSP 1512 - Pharmacology I

2 Credits
Addresses the basic principles of pharmacology, including the history of pharmacology; drug regulation, nomenclature, and classification; and pathophysiological principles of drug uptake, utilization, and elimination in the body.  This course will also cover basic medical terminology.

Prerequisite: Current state of Arkansas EMT licensure and acceptance into the paramedic program.

Corequisite: EMSP 1511 ECG Interpretation , EMSP 1515 Fundamentals of Paramedicine , EMSP 1522 Practicum I  and EMSP 2402 Anatomy & Physiology  

Course Level Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1. Differentiate among the chemical, generic (nonproprietary), and trade (proprietary) names of a drug. (PLO 1)
2. List the four main sources of drug products. (PLO 1)
3. Describe how drugs are classified. (PLO 1)
4. Differentiate among Schedule I, II, III, IV, and V substances. (PLO 1)
5. Discuss the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval process and the FDA classifications for newly approved drugs. (PLO 1)
6. Discuss special consideration in drug treatment with regard to pregnant, pediatric and geriatric patients. (PLO 1)
7. Discuss the paramedic’s responsibilities and scope of practice pertinent to the administration of medications. (PLO 3)
8. List and describe general properties of drugs. (PLO 1)
9. List and differentiate routes of drug administration. (PLO 1)
10. Differentiate between enteral and parenteral routes of drug administration. (PLO 1)
11. Describe mechanisms of drug action. (PLO 1)
12. Describe the process called pharmacokinetics, pharmocodynamics, including theories of drug action, drug-response relationship, factors altering drug responses, predictable drug responses, iatrogenic drug responses, and unpredictable adverse drug responses. (PLO 1)
13. Discuss considerations for storing and securing medications. (PLO 1)
14. List the component of a drug profile by classification. (PLO 1)

Latest Update Effective: Spring 2020

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