[Draft] Exclusive Programs for Pre-Health Students

An Introduction to Medicine

Includes EKG & Pharmacology, and Heartsaver Emergency First Aid Certifications (Certifications are good for 2 years)

EKG & Pharmacology

This classroom-based course is designed to improve electrocardiogram (ECG) recognition skills and pharmacology knowledge for treating cardiovascular emergencies; it comes with First Aid, and is a precursor to taking the course for Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) . This course is for healthcare professionals who participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, and others who require this specialized knowledge for their job.

Learning Objectives:

After participating in this activity, Health Scholars will be able to:

  1. Explain heart anatomy and basic electrophysiology
  2. Explain normal ECG measurements
  3. Recognize basic arrhythmias
  4. List basic ACLS drugs
  5. Describe drugs, doses, and routes of administration during cardiovascular emergencies

Health Scholars benefit from this class by supplementing their college life sciences curriculum with clinical focus on cardiac electrophysiology and its immediate applications in the healthcare setting. As healthcare scholars are in units with cardiac monitors, they will be able to enjoy the class and their shifts with rhythm interpretation used for patient care. Moreover, students are educated on common cardiac pharmacology, and will supplement their knowledge prior to their professional health school and supplement their interview experiences.

Heartsaver First Aid

Heartsaver® First Aid is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies.

Learning Objectives:

After participating in this activity, Health Scholars will be able to:

  1. Mastering First aid basics such as scene safety, finding the problem via assessment, recognizing signs and symptoms of acute medical emergencies, and providing an intervention
  2. Assessing medical and injury emergencies such as seizure, stroke, chest pain, acute MI, trauma, bleeding, broken bones/splinting, respiratory
    distress/asthma, anaphylaxis
  3. Learning about Environmental emergencies and interventions
  4. Applying practical skills in injecting intramuscular medication, making a tourniquet, assisting with medications, creating a splint and sling, stopping bleeding

Health Scholars benefit from this class by understanding acute medical emergencies and how to create the proper general impression for those injured or ill. Scholars will leave feeling empowered on their clinical recognition skills for stroke, acute chest pain, anaphylaxis, and more, as well as learn interventions for medical emergencies. This class will be for pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, pre-nursing, pre- PA, pre-medical, and other aspiring healthcare professionals that wish to reach the standard all healthcare professionals have in knowing emergency first aid.

COMBINED COURSE COST: $250.00 with textbooks included and two certifications for professional resume and health schools:

  1. EKG & Pharmacology
  2. Heartsaver First Aid