Unit V Assignment


Paramedics are highly and skillfully trained to handle all types of cardiac emergencies. Early intervention of cardiac events is key for patient survival. Write a paper discussing the pharmacological effects on the cardiovascular system of patients who receive beta blockers or Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (ACE Inhibitors). Choose one of these medicines to research and discuss and ensure that you address the following questions:

  • How do beta blockers/ACE Inhibitors work on the cardiovascular system?
  • What potential side effects can a patient suffer?
  • What are reasons a patient would take one drug over the other?
  • According to your company’s EMS protocols (or a company of your choosing), which of these drugs is carried? Do you know why?

Your final submission must be a minimum of two pages in length, and you must use a minimum of two outside sources (one of the sources can be your textbook).

Adhere to APA Style when constructing this assignment, including in-text citations and references for all sources that are used. Please note that no abstract is needed.