This course introduces the paramedic student to the many different types of medications both encountered and used by the paramedic on a day-to-day basis. The student is taken through how the medications alter cell function, and they are introduced to the biological ramifications of the use of multiple medications, and how these medications can either work together, or against each other when a patient takes them. The student is introduced to the many medications that are carried on an advanced life support ambulance, and how these medicaitons are used based on specific patient conditions. The “ 6 Rights” of medication administration are addressed and the student will learn to employ this mode of accountability prior to giving any medication to any patient. (4 sch.)