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Hagerstown Community College / HCC

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2017-2018 Catalog 
    Aug 12, 2020  
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EMS 140 - Introduction to Advanced Life Support Principles

Prerequisite: current EMT certification or equivalent.
(3 Credits)
This course prepares the student for entry into EMT-Intermediate or Paramedic training by introducing pathophysiology, cardiology, and neurology concepts. Practical training includes an introduction to electrocardiography, ALS diagnostic equipment, and assessment approaches. Additionally, students are introduced to the medical model of diagnosis and its relationship to paramedic assessment in the prehospital setting. Course fee required. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

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