Credit Hours: 2 Lecture Hours: 1 Lab Hours: 2 Prerequisite(s): EMER 1111 - Basic EKG Interpretation; EMER 1112 - Clinical; EMER 1134 - Clinical Practicum I; EMER 1114 - Foundations of Emergency Medical Sciences; all with a grade of C or better. Corequisite(s): EMER 1213 - Management of the Trauma Patient; EMER 1234 - Pathophysiology for EMS Providers; EMER 1242 - Management of the Critical Care Patient; EMER 1244 - Clinical Practicum II This course provides the student with the framework for recognition and treatment of cardiac-related emergencies. A review of the standard 3 lead EKG will be done to lead to the student gaining a working knowledge in the acquisition and advanced interpretation of the 12 lead EKG. Emphasis is placed on the pathophysiology of cardiac related emergencies. Students learn the evolution of acute coronary syndromes and the treatment of such disorders. Successful completion of this course will lead the student to gain certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider (ACLS) through the American Heart Association. Students will utilize the simulations lab to enhance their clinical understanding and basic diagnostic skills. This course will also provide the student with the framework to recognize the pathophysiology and implement management of emergencies among gynecologic, obstetric, neonatal, pediatric, and geriatric patients. The course includes Pediatric Education for the Pre-hospital Providers (PEPP), Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) Certifications. Offered in the spring and summer only A grade of “C” or better is required for passing.