New and effective cardiac drugs are being introduced on a regular basis. Because cardiovascular drugs are routinely administered by the paramedic in the prehospital setting, it is important to remain informed of the most current pharmacological agents available for a positive patient outcome through local medical control and continuing education.This course addresses the relationship between the autonomic nervous system and common classifications of drugs used to treat cardiac arrhythmias. It covers the actions of common antiarrhythmic drugs, as well as other cardiac medications that are commonly used in the prehospital setting.
Riphah Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (RIPS) is functioning under the umbrella of Riphah International University - a chartered “W” Category University by the Federal Government and recognized by the Higher Education Commission. The Institute has already been inspected for affiliation by the Pakistan Pharmacy Council. The institute is housed in a purpose-built dedicated campus. RIPS has 14 Labs, 5 Lecture Halls an auditorium and Conference room. All the laboratories are fully equipped with the latest equipment for conducting practicals as well as doing research work. The Labs, Lecture Halls and Seminar Library, auditorium and Conference room are all Air conditioned while the Lecture Halls are fully equipped with Multi media system/overhead projector and sound system. RIPS has a strong Faculty of 30 highly qualified and experienced academicians including 5 Ph.D’s. besides 8 visiting faculty members. Rips has two libraries, the Main library and the Seminar library which maintains a Book Bank providing text books to all the students