Cardiac emergencies is one of the most common patient encounters EMS provider face. Having a fundamental grasp on cardiac anatomy and physiology and the ability to relate this knowledge to a patient is essential for EMS providers.
This class will review cardiac anatomy and physiology and how it relates in the clinical environment. In addition, students will participate in a heart dissection lab.
External cardiac anatomy
Cardiac muscular structure and function
Valves and their function
Heart dissection lab
Heart Dissection Lab
Each student will participate in a pig heart dissection lab with one heart available per student (no sharing). All dissecting supplies will be available.
Continuing Education Notice: This class is approved for 3 CEUs (Med/Trauma) by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of EMS.