PEM126C: Pharmacology

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 must pass all prerequisite courses with a grade of C or higher.

All fall PEM courses

Learning Outcomes
  • 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.