EMT-Basic/Medical/Pharmacology

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Lesson 4.1: General Pharmacology

Objectives[edit]

By the end of this lesson the EMT-Basic should be able to:

  1. Identify which medications will be carried on the unit.
  2. State the medications carried on the unit by generic name.
  3. Identify the medications with which the EMT-Basic may assist the patient with administering.
  4. State the medications the EMT-Basic can assist the patient with by generic name.
  5. Discuss the forms in which the medications may be found.
  6. Explain the rationale for the administration of medications.
  7. Demonstrate the general steps for assisting the patient with self-administration of medications.
  8. Read the labels and inspect each type of medication.