PEM126C: Pharmacology

Paramedic Emergency Medicine
Credits 3 Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours 0 Lecture Hours 3
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Covering pharmacologic theory and practice as it relates to paramedicine. Includes cardiovascular, respiratory, analgesic, gastrointestinal, antibiotic, and CNS medications. Any failure in this course, PEM 135C, or PEM 244C will trigger a failure in PEM 162C (even if a passing grade in PEM 162C has been achieved).


Students are required to pass prerequisite courses with a grade of C or higher. Exceptions apply; please consult your department chair.

All fall PEM courses

  • Demonstrate knowledge (including dosage, use, side effects, and potential interactions) of medications in the EMS protocols and those prescribed for common diseases.
  • Consistently model best practices with medication administration, handling of sharps, communication, and patient advocacy.
  • Demonstrate mastery of knowledge as required by the National EMS Educational Standards.