This course introduces the student to the role and responsibilities of the EMT-P. The student is provided with the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to provide advanced life support to individuals, of all ages, who require pre-hospital cardio-pulmonary care. Concepts of pharmacology are introduced and are integrated into the discussion of each human system. Clinical and laboratory experiences are selected utilizing a major acute care health center in order to provide the student with opportunity to practice skills related to the emergency medical care of these patients. The clinical laboratory experiences are in the Intensive Care and Coronary Care Units, Intravenous Therapy, Emergency Department and Operating Room. Six (6) hours of class lecture and eight (8) hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: admission to the EMT-Paramedic Certificate or Paramedic Studies Degree Program.