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51 Courses

12-Lead ECG Interpretation Part 1 and Part 2 (ALS)

2 hrs
4 5

This two part course on 12-Lead ECG interpretation is intended for providers who know the basics about obtaining an electrocardiogram and want to know more about interpretation. This course assumes that a good understanding of interpreting a 3-Lead ECG and working knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the heart. Part 1 of the course describes the flow of electrical impulses through the heart, organization of an ECG tracing, and signs of myocardial ischemia and infarction that are detectable with an ECG. Part 2 of the course introduces other conditions detectable with an ECG and provides opportunities to practice. Note: users need to complete part 1 and part 2 course components to receive 2.0 hours of CECBEMS approved advanced CE hours.

Part 1
• Describe the flow of electrical impulses through the heart
• Discuss how an ECG tracing is organized
• Learn signs of ischemia and myocardial infarction that are detectable with an ECG

Part 2
• Introduce other conditions that are detectable with an ECG and *
• Practice reading ECGs.

Abdominal Emergencies (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

Abdominal emergencies are never fun and often can be bloody, messy, and smelly. Most importantly, abdominal emergencies can be mysterious and the most challenging emergencies in medicine. In this course we will explore abdominal anatomy, abdominal emergency assessment, and use some case studies to distinguish emergent from non-emergent abdominal pain.

• Review abdominal cavity anatomy
• Learn to assess the patient with an abdominal complaint
• Discuss general abdominal emergency treatment
• Review abdominal emergency cases

Acute Coronary Syndrome (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

In this course, learn and explore the assessment and treatment of acute coronary syndrome. The course begins by defining ACS and how to assess ACS. Learn the different types of ACS. The course concludes by exploring the treatment and transportation triage situations for acute considerations.

• Understand what acute coronary syndrome is
• Understand how to assess for an acute coronary syndrome
• Learn to differentiate types of acute coronary syndrome
• Explore treatment and transportation triage situations for acute considerations

Advanced Shock Part 1 (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

EMS professionals are taught basic shock assessment and management early in training, but a more thorough understanding of what shock is, what happens to the body when shock occurs, and how to recognize shock will help you choose an appropriate treatment plan. Part 1 of this course explores anatomy and physiology of circulation and oxygenation, and how to recognize the complications created in shock states.

• Understand anatomy and physiology of normal circulation and oxygenation
• Recognize the complications created in shock states

Advanced Shock Part 2 (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

EMS professionals are taught basic shock assessment and management early in training, but a more thorough understanding of what shock is, what happens to the body when shock occurs, and how to recognize shock will help you choose an appropriate treatment plan. Part 2 reviews shock signs and symptoms, and how to use your knowledge to manage the patient with shock.

• Understand shock signs and symptoms
• Use knowledge to manage shock patient

Altitude Illness (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

Altitude illness affects those who ascend to high altitudes too quickly. It generally only occurs over 8,000 feet, but has been observed at lower altitudes. In its mildest form, it can be merely irritating, but at its most severe, it can be fatal. In this course, learn the causes, assessment, and treatment for altitude illness.

• Be familiar with the current understanding of the pathophysiology of altitude illness.
• Be able to assess the presence and the severity of altitude illness in different body systems.
• Be able to describe treatment plans necessary to slow down and reverse the adverse effects of altitude on the human body.
• Be able to determine when ALS intervention is required, and for ALS providers, implement pharmacological interventions.

Assessment Challenges in Geriatric Patients (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

More than 12% of the US population is over age 65 and that number is expected to rise to 25% by the year 2050. Many seniors live with at least one chronic medical condition. In this course you will review the factors that complicate geriatric patient assessment and techniques to conduct efficient geriatric patient interviews.

• Review the demographics of the geriatric population.
• Identify physical factors that complicate the assessment of a geriatric patient
• Identify psychosocial and emotional issues that may complicate the assessment of a geriatric patient
• Employ tools to conduct efficient interview of geriatric patients

Assessment, Treatment and Transport of Morbidly Obese Patients (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

Sixty-four percent of Americans are overweight or obese. One in 80 men weighs more than 300 pounds and one in 200 women weighs more than 300 pounds. Obesity the second leading cause of preventable death kills more than 300,000 Americans per year. This presentation defines overweight, obesity, and morbid obesity and strategies to assess, treat, and transport these patients with respect while maintaining the standard of care and protecting prehospital personnel.

• Define overweight, obese, and morbidly obese*
• Explore the health consequences of obesity and morbid obesity*
• Understand assessment challenges and treatment strategies for obese and morbidly obese patients*
• Explain lifting, moving, and extrication complications for obese and morbidly obese patients

Asthma Part 1: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Assessment (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

Asthma is a chronic lung disease characterized by increased reactivity of the airway to a stimulus. Review asthma epidemiology, anatomy, and pathophysiology. Learn to identify the causes of asthma and to assess its signs and symptoms of asthma.

• Identify the epidemiology, anatomy, and pathophysiology associated with asthma
• Explore assessment findings associated with asthma attacks

Asthma Part 2: Treatment (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

Asthma is a chronic lung disease characterized by increased reactivity of the airway to a stimulus. This course discusses effective prehospital treatments for management of acute asthma attacks. It concludes with information on prevention of asthma attacks.

• Discuss ALS and BLS treatment strategies for asthma attacks

Automatic Transport Ventilators in EMS (ALS)

1 hr
3 5

The decision on when to provide supplemental oxygen or to ventilate a patient is an important decision to make in EMS. The automatic transport ventilator, when used properly can provide controlled ventilations to the respiratory arrest patient. This course discusses the automatic transport ventilator applications and the common procedure for using. The course also discusses special considerations for use of an automatic transport ventilator.

• Indications and contraindications for using an Automatic Transport Ventilator in EMS.
• Common procedure for use of an Automatic Transport Ventilator by EMS providers.
• Knowing special considerations for use of an Automatic Transport Ventilator by EMS providers.

Basic 12-Lead EKG Operation and Interpretation (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

Every EMT can learn to attach a patient to a 12-lead EKG. 12-Leads are non-invasive and there is little risk to the patient as long as immediate life threat care is not delayed while waiting for the 12-lead or the interpretation. In this course you will review acute coronary syndrome causes, learn to acquire a 12 lead EKG, and understand basic interpretation techniques.

• Understand relevant anatomical features of the heart.
• Discuss the problems leading to acute coronary syndromes, or ACS
• Learn how to efficiently and effectively acquire a 12 lead EKG
• Trouble shoot EKG acquisition problems.
• Introduce interpretation and treatment techniques

Basic Airway Management (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

A leading cause of preventable prehospital death is a failure to adequately control the patient’s airway. Regardless of your experience or level of training, it is important to maintain excellent basic life support skills for airway assessment and management. In this course, we review airway anatomy and physiology, and basic airway management techniques.

• Describe airway structures and function
• List important differences in pediatric airway anatomy
• Explore basic airway management techniques
• Describe delivery of ventilations and supplemental oxygen

Calcium Channel Blocker Overdose (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

Calcium channel blockers are prescribed to millions of patients to treat angina, hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, and to prevent migraine headaches. Unfortunately, calcium channel blocker overdose is rapidly becoming the most lethal prescription medication ingestion in the United States. In this course learn the effects of calcium channel blockers, overdose symptoms, and assessment and treatment of calcium channel blocker overdose

• Explain the effects and uses of calcium channel blocker medications
• Discuss calcium channel blocker overdose signs and symptoms
• Review assessment components for a suspected calcium channel blocker overdose
• Describe treatment for calcium channel blocker overdose

Clinical Decision Making (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

In the field EMS providers gather information to formulate a field impression and working diagnosis. Each step of the process is a decision making opportunity. This course explores critical thinking and the clinical decision making process.

• Identify factors that influence medical care in the pre-hospital environment
• Define the components, stages and sequences of the critical thinking process
• Describe factors that have positive and negative effects on decision making
• Summarize the “six Rs” of effective clinical decision making
• Explore several situations that require clinical decision making.

Defibrillation (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

Roughly, 300,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest in the prehospital environment every year. EMS personnel begin resuscitation attempts on about 60% of those patients. For patients presenting with ventricular fibrillation or pulseless ventricular tachycardia, early defibrillation added to a foundation of high quality CPR provides the best opportunity for survival This course will focus on the science of defibrillation, how defibrillators function, prehospital AED usage, and how to handle special situations.

• Give some historical perspective on defibrillation
• Discuss the chain of survival and how defibrillation fits
• Cover the science of electrical therapy
• Discuss automated external defibrillators
• Explore some safety considerations and special situations

Demystifying the Central Line (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

Do you know the potential benefits and complications of accessing a central line? This course is intended to give the pre-hospital provider a basic understanding of the various types of central lines. Patients, at home with a central line, are increasingly being encountered by pre-hospital providers. In this course learn to recognize types of central lines and methods to access central lines.

• Explain the various reasons patients have a central line and discuss where they are placed
• Recognize the features of different types of central lines
• Explain complications of insertion and use of central lines
• Explain the methods to access central lines

Diabetic Emergencies Part 1: Causes and Types (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

Diabetic emergencies are among the most common reasons that EMS is called. More than a million new cases are diagnosed every year. In this course learn the causes, risk factors, and types of diabetes. Also learn to distinguish hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia.

• Describe the normal relationship between insulin, glucagon, and glucose levels in the blood
• Discuss the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus
• Explore types of diabetic emergencies

Diabetic Emergencies Part 2: Assessment and Treatment (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

Diabetic emergencies are among the most common reasons that EMS is called. Today, more than ever, EMS providers are well equipped to assess and treat diabetic emergencies. Use the assessment and treatment guidelines in this course to review and reinforce your knowledge about diabetic emergencies.

• Review the clinical significance of assessment findings for a patient with a diabetic emergency
• Introduce treatment options for diabetic emergencies

Diabetic Ketoacidosis (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

DKA is a complication of uncontrolled diabetes that is most commonly experienced by type 1 – or insulin dependent diabetics – with mortality rate as high as 10%. In this course learn the pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, assessment strategies, and treatment options for a patient with DKA.

• Describe the pathophysiology of diabetic ketoacidosis and how it differs from normal blood sugar metabolism
• Discuss the signs and symptoms of DKA
• Review assessment strategies for a patient with DKA
• Explore treatment options for a patient with DKA

Ecstasy Abuse Management (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

Ecstasy belongs to a group of drugs called designer drugs, which are manufactured by taking existing therapeutic medications and chemically altering them to create new drugs with different effects. Use of ecstasy is growing in all demographic groups. In this course learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of ecstasy use and treat a patient suffering from the effects of ecstasy use.

• Discuss the history, common names, and pharmacology of ecstasy administration
• Recognize the signs and symptoms related to ecstasy abuse
• Develop a treatment plan for patients suffering from the effects of using ecstasy

Emergency Childbirth (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

The back of an ambulance is not the ideal place to have a baby, but in most cases, it proceeds normally. Frequently reviewing childbirth techniques may prevent a happy event from becoming a disaster. This module focuses on the care of the obstetrical patient before, during, and after childbirth, along with care of the newborn and some abnormal delivery emergencies.

• Review relevant anatomy and physiology
• Discuss assessment and care for the obstetric patient with impending delivery
• Explain assessment and care to the newborn infant.
• Review care to the mother immediately following the delivery of a newborn.

Heart Failure (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

Congestive heart failure or heart failure is one of the fastest growing diseases in the United States. The incidence of heart failure is expected to double over the next 40 years. Heart failure is not a single problem, nor is it usually an acute event. It is a problem that progresses and often presents to EMS in its worst stages. This course breaks down the physiology of heart failure and identifies current emergency treatment trends.

• Identify the incidence and frequency of heart failure
• Explain the pathophysiology of heart failure
• Differentiate left versus right side heart failure
• Discuss current prehospital treatments in heart failure management

Intraosseous Infusion (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

Starting an intravenous line may be very difficult if not impossible in some situations. The use of intraosseous or IO access has become a standard in pediatric emergency care and is fast gaining popularity for adult emergency care. EMS providers can now choose between several I-O insertion devices. This course reviews the history of IO infusion, describes relevant anatomy and physiology, discusses the indications and contraindications of IO access and reviews the general insertion steps of any IO device.

• Review the history of pediatric and adult intraosseous infusions.
• Understand the anatomy and physiology of the vascular system as it relates to intraosseous infusions.
• Learn the indications, contraindications and complications of I-O therapy
• Review several I-O systems and their application to prehospital patient care

Introduction to Capnography (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

Capnography is a measure of the overall ventilation status of the patient. It measures carbon dioxide production at the cellular level. In this course learn capnogram interpretation, abnormal patterns, and clinical applications for capnography.

• Define and describe capnography
• Describe the four phases of a capnogram
• Discuss abnormal capnogram patterns and abnormal capnometry values
• Discuss the clinical applications of capnography

Kinematics of Trauma (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

Unintentional injury is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. Millions more are injured by traumatic injuries. To reduce death and disability, emergency responders must perform a proper trauma assessment. Learning kinematics of trauma will help emergency responders understand the likelihood of other injuries based on the patient’s mechanism of injury.

• Review the three mechanisms of injury
• Describe the three phases of events which contribute to traumatic injuries
• Describe the laws of energy and motion and their relationship to traumatic injuries

Methamphetamine Use & Hazards (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

In this course explore the effects and use of methamphetamine and the unique scene safety hazard that clandestine drug labs pose to emergency responders and children. Methamphetamine is a highly addictive drug that has a severe impact on the central nervous system. Police officers, fire fighters, and EMTs are often the first on-scene to secure the area and begin emergency care of patients.

• Review the effects of methamphetamine use
• Identify the extent of methamphetamine use in the United States
• Discuss scene safety hazards of clandestine drug labs
• Explore assessment and treatment of meth users
• Explain special considerations for pediatric patients found at clandestine drug labs

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus - MRSA (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, often referred to as MRSA, is an infection that can be found at wound sites, skin openings, and in bodily fluids. Emergency response personnel will treat patients who are infected or carrying the bacteria and that exposure may lead to infection. This course will define MRSA, give an overview of causes and symptoms, and most importantly review prevention techniques to prevent the further spread of infection.

• Define MRSA
• Discuss the causes and symptoms of MRSA
• Discuss prevention techniques for emergency response personnel

Nausea and Vomiting (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

Nausea and vomiting are frequent prehospital presentations. Vomiting can become a life threat if it obstructs the upper airway, is aspirated into the lungs, or creates a fluid and electrolyte imbalance. This course discusses related anatomy and physiology, causes, assessment considerations, and management guidelines for nausea and vomiting.

• Discuss the anatomy and physiology related to vomiting
• Explore causes of nausea and vomiting
• Describe assessment of patients suffering from persistent vomiting
• Explain management of patients suffering from persistent vomiting


1 hr
4 5

Fortunately for EMS providers and their respiratory distress patients, non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NiPPV) treatments are becoming widely adopted. NiPPV comes in two forms, C-PAP and Bi-PAP, and they have been shown to be a safe and effective prehospital treatment that greatly improves patient vital signs and comfort by the time of emergency department arrival. In this course learn about relevant physiology, indications, contraindications, benefits, application steps, and adjunctive therapies.

• Describe Non-invasive Positive Pressure Ventilations and physiology
• Identify the indications, contraindications, and benefits of non-invasive positive pressure ventilations
• Explain the steps to applying NiPPV and how to adjust its settings
• Discuss adjunctive therapies and ongoing monitoring for patients on NiPPV

Non-Visualized Airways Part 1 (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

In this two part course, we review the indications and insertion techniques for three non-visualized airways – the Combitube, laryngeal mask airway, and the King LT. Part 1 reviews airway anatomy and explores difficult airway situations. It focuses on the indications, contraindications, and insertion of the Combitube. Note that these courses should be accompanied by hands-on practice with the type or types of NVAs allowed by your service’s protocols and medical director.

• Review airway anatomy
• Explore difficult airway situations
• Describe Combitube indications, contraindications, and insertion

Non-Visualized Airways Part 2 (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

In this two part course, we review the indications and insertion techniques for three non-visualized airways – the Combitube, laryngeal mask airway, and the King LT. Part one reviews airway anatomy and explores difficult airway situations. Part 2 is mostly focused on the indications, contraindications, and insertion of the King LT and LMA. Note that these courses should be accompanied by hands-on practice with the type or types of NVAs allowed by your service’s protocols and medical director.

• Describe King LT and LMA indications, contraindications, and insertion

Obstetric Complications (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

In most circumstances, pregnancy proceeds without any problems and a healthy baby is born. However, complications do occasionally arise and EMS personnel must be prepared to deal with those emergencies. Review reproductive anatomy, obstetric patient assessment, and learn to identify pregnancy and delivery complications.

• Review the anatomic structures and physiology of the reproductive system
• Discuss assessment of the obstetric patient
• Review obstetric patient treatment
• Describe pregnancy and delivery complications

Over the Counter Drug Overdoses (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

Over-the-counter or OTC drug abuse is on the rise. Since 2000 there has been a four-fold increase in cold medicine abuse. Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs are the 3rd most commonly intentionally overdosed medicine. Acetaminophen overdose is responsible for the greatest number of drug overdose hospital admissions. This training discusses four of the most commonly abused OTC drugs. The course also explores the importance of an accurate patient history and appropriate treatments.

• Understand who is most likely to overdose on OTC medications and what factors enhance drug-action on the body.
• Recognize the symptoms of specific OTC drug overdoses and anticipate problems for the patient.
• Explain a thorough patient assessment emphasizing the importance of accurate history.
• Identify appropriate treatments for OTC overdoses.

Pain Management (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

Despite the ability to treat the majority of patients with pain, pain is significantly under treated in all healthcare settings, including prehospital. In this course, explore barriers to under treatment of pain, pain assessment techniques, and affirm the power of prehospital personnel to diminish patient pain. Learn pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain treatment principles.

• To understand barriers to under treatment of pain
• To assess patient pain before and after treatment
• To lessen pain with non-pharmacological and pharmacological pain treatments methods
• To identify components of a prehospital pain management protocol

Pain Transmission, Perception, and Assessment (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

Pain is the leading emergency medicine complaint. Patients expect EMS to acknowledge their pain, assess it and treat it. EMS, like all areas of healthcare, is not meeting this basic patient expectation. The first step in improving assessment and treatment of pain is to understand pain transmission, perception, and assessment.

• To define pain as a personal and subjective experience
• To describe pain classification methods
• To articulate the body’s process of communicating tissue damage to the brain
• To methodically assess every patients pain
• To overcome challenging pain assessment situations

Pediatric Cardiac Emergencies (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

A congenital heart defect is an abnormality in any part of the heart that is present at birth. This course introduces the causes of pediatric cardiac emergencies, reviews relevant anatomy and physiology, explains the assessment, and discusses the management of CHDs emergencies, as well as cardiac arrest in the pediatric patient.

• Discuss causes of pediatric cardiac emergencies
• Recall relevant anatomy and physiology of cardiovascular system
• Describe focused assessment
• Discuss the implications of congenital cardiac diseases
• Discuss management of cardiac arrest in pediatric patient

Pediatric Fluid Resuscitation and Airway Management (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

Less than 10% of ambulance calls are for pediatric patients and only a small percentage of those pediatric patients have an immediate life threatening problem. During the initial assessment quickly identify airway, breathing, and circulation problems. In this course learn causes of fluid depletion, fluid resuscitation methods, causes of respiratory system compromise, and pediatric airway management techniques.

• Explore causes of fluid depletion in pediatric patients
• Explain fluid resuscitation methods
• Discuss common causes of respiratory system compromise
• Review pediatric airway management techniques

Pediatric Patient Assessment: Part 1 (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

Most EMS calls are for adults. We rarely care for very sick children and our pediatric assessment and treatment skills get rusty. Understanding causes of pediatric injury and death, traits of pediatric patient age groups, and important differences in pediatric anatomy will help keep your pediatric patient assessment skills sharp.

• Review pediatric patient traits
• Explore relevant pediatric anatomy and physiology
• Discuss causes of pediatric injury and death

Pediatric Patient Assessment: Part 2 (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

Pediatric patients cause anxiety for many prehospital care providers. An excellent assessment is the key to understanding the patient’s problems and reducing your anxiety. In this course explore pediatric patient assessment techniques, principles for immobilizing pediatric patients, and issues in pediatric patient transport.

• Discuss pediatric patient assessment techniques
• Explore principles for immobilizing pediatric patients
• Explain issues in pediatric patient transport

Pharmacology and Drug Administration (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

Why are some drugs administered through an I-V, while other drugs the patient chews and swallows, and yet some are injected and even inhaled? This course discusses how medications enter, and act on, our bodies. The course specifically reviews medications for the treatment of chest pain, hypoglycemia, anaphylaxis, asthma, and toxin ingestion.

• Review basic pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics
• Explore essentials of drug administration
• Discuss the indications and use of specific medications

Pharmacology Special Considerations (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

Why do children need special medication doses? How is their body different from an adults? Are there other types of patients that should also be given special consideration? This course discusses special medication considerations for pediatric, geriatric, and obstetrical patients.

• Review anatomical and physiological differences specific to drug administration to pediatric patients.
• Discuss pediatric pain management
• Explore difference specific to drug administration to geriatric patients.
• Explain drug safety and commonly used obstetrical

Recognition, Prevention, and Management of Sepsis (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

Each year over 750,000 patients are diagnosed with severe sepsis in the United States. Although most common in the hospital, sepsis often strikes patients in the out-of-hospital setting. There are many reasons for the frequency increase—an aging population, increasing frequency of immunosuppressant diseases, and an increase of drug-resistant bacteria. This training discusses the physiology and treatment of sepsis.

• Understand some basic sepsis terms, including the definition of what sepsis is and what it is not
• Recognize the demographics of those most at risk for sepsis, and sepsis mortality
• Explain the pathology of an infection as it affects the body
• Understand the importance of, and how to prevent infection in the prehospital setting
• Use a thorough assessment to recognize sepsis and provide aggressive management

Renal Failure (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

Many medical conditions may result from malfunctioning or non-functioning kidneys. In this course, you will learn the role that the kidneys play in the overall function of the human body and how diseased kidneys affect normal body function.

• Review kidney anatomy and physiology
• Define renal failure and various types of renal disease
• Discuss common medical conditions that result from or cause renal
• Overview types of dialysis
• Explore key assessment and management principles for a renal failure patient

Seizure Management (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

Chances are you have treated many patients who have experienced a seizure or multiple seizures. This course reviews many of the different causes and types of seizures as well as the most up to date treatments.

• Explore causes of seizures
• Describe types of seizures and what happens to the body during different types of seizures
• Review seizure assessment and treatment principles

Shock and Shock Management (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

In a very broad sense, shock is inadequate capillary perfusion. It must be recognized, however, that shock is not a singular event with a specific cause or treatment. It is a complex group of physiological abnormalities caused by a variety of disease states and injuries. In this course, learn about shock and shock management.

• Describe A&P of cardiovascular system
• Explain various stages of shock
• Explore assessment findings with shock
• Discuss treatment plan for shock
• Introduce concept of acute stress reaction

Smallpox (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

Smallpox is an infectious disease that has been responsible for millions of deaths. Right now smallpox is eradicated from the human population. However, many fear smallpox will be reintroduced by terrorists. This course discusses smallpox history, causes, symptoms, vaccination, and pandemic planning.

• Define smallpox
• Discuss the causes and symptoms of smallpox
• Discuss prevention, preparation and treatment principles for emergency service personnel

Special K: Ketamine Abuse (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

Emergency care for patients under the influence of street drugs is demanding and dangerous. The list of substances which may be abused is extensive and is constantly changing as the result of shifting trends in popularity, availability, cost, and appearance. This course will examine a popular street drug known as ketamine or Special K.

• Discuss the history, common names, and pharmacology of ketamine ingestion.
• Recognize the signs and symptoms related to ketamine abuse.
• Explore assessment and treatment considerations for patients suffering from the effects of ketamine abuse.

Traumatic Brain Injury (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

A blow to the head can result in many different problems of varying severity – from a simple soft tissue injury to a Traumatic Brain Injury, which can develop into a life threatening condition known as Elevated Intracranial Pressure. In this course learn how to determine the presence of a TBI, recognize elevated ICP and to assess and treat a patient with a TBI.

• Explore brain anatomy and TBI pathophysiology
• Determine the presence or absence of a TBI
• Assess the likelihood of developing Elevated ICP
• Recognize Elevated ICP in its early stages
• Describe treatment of a patient with a TBI
• Describe the treatment of a patient with Elevated ICP

Tricyclic Antidepressant Overdose (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

Since tricyclic antidepressants are widely prescribed to treat patients with major depressive disorders they are frequently available to the suicidal patient. In 2004, there were over 12,000 reported TCA overdoses. In this course learn TCA indications, pharmacology, and assessment and treatment of TCA overdose patients.

• Describe the indications for TCA medications
• Explore the pharmacology of TCA medications
• Discuss assessment and treatment of TCA overdose patients

Unusual Resuscitation Situations: Environmental Emergencies (ALS)

1 hr
4 5

The logical conclusion of any environmental emergency is cardiac arrest. When an environmental emergency progresses to respiratory and/or cardiac arrest, standard treatment is less likely to succeed. This presentation seeks to increase knowledge to help guide assessment and treatment for unusual resuscitation situations resulting from the environmental emergencies of drowning, severe hypothermia, and being struck by lightning.

• To identify unusual resuscitation situations resulting from environmental emergencies
• To explain the underlying pathophysiology that complicates respiratory and cardiac resuscitation from an environmental emergency
• To describe treatment for respiratory and cardiac arrest resulting from an environmental emergency
• To list reasons to not begin CPR

All Certifications

  • Arkansas EMS
    • Advanced Airway Management 3.0 hrs
    • Airway Management (infant & Child) 1 hr
    • Basic Airway Management 2.0 hrs
    • Cardiac Emergencies (infant & Child) 1 hr
    • Cardiovascular System/Emergencies 6.0 hrs
    • Communicable Diseases 2.0 hrs
    • Environmental Emergencies 1 hr
    • Lifting and Moving Patients 1 hr
    • Medical Patient Assessment 17.0 hrs
    • Medical Patient Assessment (infant & Child) 4.0 hrs
    • Pharmacology 2.0 hrs
    • Respiratory System/Emergencies 1 hr
    • Shock 3.0 hrs
    • Thoracoabdominal Trauma 1 hr
    • Toxicology, Alcoholism & Drug Abuse 6.0 hrs
    • Trauma Assessment 2.0 hrs
    • Vascular Access/Intraosseous (infant & Child) 1 hr
    • Continuing Education 52.0 hrs
  • Colorado EMS
    • Airway, Breathing and Cardiology 13.0 hrs
    • Medical 26.0 hrs
    • OB 2.0 hrs
    • Operational 1 hr
    • Pediatric 5.0 hrs
    • Trauma 7.0 hrs
  • Florida EMS
    • Airway 6.0 hrs
    • Cardiology 1 hr
    • Medical 27.0 hrs
    • Obstetrics and Pediatrics 7.0 hrs
    • Operations 1 hr
    • Pediatric Emergencies 4.0 hrs
    • Trauma 7.0 hrs
  • FP-C
    • Other 51.0 hrs
  • Georgia EMS
    • Cardiac Care 13.0 hrs
    • Pediatric Care 7.0 hrs
    • Trauma Care 31.0 hrs
  • ICCR
    • Airway, Respiration & Ventilation 13.0 hrs
    • Cardiovascular & Resuscitation 1 hr
    • Medical & OB/GYN 31.0 hrs
    • Trauma 7.0 hrs
  • Idaho EMS
    • Airway, Respiration, and Ventilation 13.0 hrs
    • Cardiovascular 9.0 hrs
    • Medical 37.0 hrs
    • Pediatrics 6.0 hrs
    • Trauma 7.0 hrs
  • Kansas EMS
    • Advanced 52.0 hrs
    • Airway, Respiration & Ventilation 7.0 hrs
    • Airway, Respiration & Ventilation: ALS Airway Management 5.0 hrs
    • Airway, Respiration & Ventilation: Ventilation/Oxygenation 2.0 hrs
    • Cardiovascular 8.0 hrs
    • Cardiovascular: 4 & 12 Lead ECG 3.0 hrs
    • Cardiovascular: ACS/Chest Pain 2.0 hrs
    • Cardiovascular: Cardiac Arrest 3.0 hrs
    • Medical 29.0 hrs
    • Medical: Altered Mental Status 3.0 hrs
    • Medical: Communicable Diseases 2.0 hrs
    • Medical: OB/Neonate Emergency 2.0 hrs
    • Medical: Pharmacology/Medication Administration 5.0 hrs
    • Medical: Respiratory Emergency 2.0 hrs
    • Operations 2.0 hrs
    • Operations: Vehicle Operations/Transport Considerations 1 hr
    • Trauma 6.0 hrs
    • Trauma: Shock Management 3.0 hrs
    • Trauma: Soft Tissue/Musculoskeletal 3.0 hrs
  • Kentucky EMS
    • Airway, Breathing and Cardiology 13.0 hrs
    • Airway Management 10.0 hrs
    • Cardiac Management 3.0 hrs
    • Electives 1 hr
    • Medical Emergencies 26.0 hrs
    • Medical or Behavioral Emergencies 26.0 hrs
    • Obstetrics 2.0 hrs
    • Obstetrics or Gynecology 2.0 hrs
    • Operations 1 hr
    • Pediatrics 5.0 hrs
    • Trauma 7.0 hrs
  • Maine EMS
    • Airway, Breathing, Circulation 15.0 hrs
    • Assessment 3.0 hrs
    • Category 4 - ALS Topics 52.0 hrs
    • Medical 26.0 hrs
    • Obstetrics, Pediatrics 7.0 hrs
    • Preparatory, Operations 1 hr
    • Trauma 5.0 hrs
  • Maryland EMS
    • A 39.0 hrs
    • B 13.0 hrs
    • L-Local Option 2.0 hrs
    • M-Medical 1 hr
  • Michigan EMS
    • Airway/Ventilation 13.0 hrs
    • Medical 26.0 hrs
    • Preparatory 1 hr
    • Special Considerations 3.0 hrs
    • Special Considerations.Pediatrics 4.0 hrs
    • Special Considerations.Pediatrics: Airway 2.0 hrs
    • Special Considerations.Pediatrics: Assessment 2.0 hrs
    • Special Considerations.Pediatrics: Medical 1 hr
    • Trauma 7.0 hrs
  • Missouri EMS
    • Airway Management & Ventilation 17.0 hrs
    • Medical 22.0 hrs
    • Operations 1 hr
    • Preparatory 1 hr
    • Special Considerations 10.0 hrs
    • Trauma 8.0 hrs
  • Nevada EMS
    • Cardiac 13.0 hrs
    • Medical 26.0 hrs
    • Pediatric/Geriatric 8.0 hrs
    • Related Specialty Areas 1 hr
    • Trauma 7.0 hrs
  • New York EMS
    • Advanced Airway Management / Ventilation (AEMT) 5.0 hrs
    • Airway 6.0 hrs
    • Airway Management & Ventilation 6.0 hrs
    • Cardiology 1 hr
    • Medical (AEMT) 34.0 hrs
    • Medical/Behavioral.Allergic Reactions and Poisoning (EMT-CC) 5.0 hrs
    • Medical/Behavioral.Environmental/Behavioral/Gynecological (EMT-CC) 3.0 hrs
    • Medical/Behavioral.Neurological & Abdominal Emergencies (EMT-CC) 12.0 hrs
    • Medical/Behavioral.Respiratory & Cardiac Emergencies (EMT-CC) 13.0 hrs
    • Medical.Environmental Conditions/Infectious & Communicable Diseases/Behavioral 5.0 hrs
    • Medical.Gastroentaerology/Renal & Urology/Toxicology/Hematology 9.0 hrs
    • Medical.Gynecology and Obstetrics 2.0 hrs
    • Medical.Neurology/Endocrinology/Allergies & Anaphylaxis 7.0 hrs
    • Medical.Pulmonary and Cardiology 11.0 hrs
    • OB/Neonate/Pediatrics 1 hr
    • Patient Assessment 5.0 hrs
    • Pharmacology (AEMT) 2.0 hrs
    • Preparatory 4.0 hrs
    • Special Considerations.Neonatology and Pediatrics 5.0 hrs
    • Special Considerations.Obstetric Emergencies (EMT-CC) 2.0 hrs
    • Special Considerations.Patients w/Special Challenges & Acute Interventions for Chronic Care Patients 2.0 hrs
    • Special Considerations.Pediatrics (EMT-CC) 5.0 hrs
    • Trauma 4.0 hrs
  • North Carolina EMS
    • Airway Management 13.0 hrs
    • Medical 26.0 hrs
    • Preparatory 1 hr
    • Special Considerations 7.0 hrs
    • Trauma 7.0 hrs
    • Airway, Breathing and Cardiology 13.0 hrs
    • Medical Emergencies 26.0 hrs
    • Obstetrics and Pediatrics 7.0 hrs
    • Operational Tasks 1 hr
    • Trauma 7.0 hrs
  • Ohio EMS
    • Emergency Cardiac Care 14.0 hrs
    • General Topics 22.0 hrs
    • Geriatric 1 hr
    • Pediatrics 9.0 hrs
    • Trauma 7.0 hrs
  • Oregon EMS
    • Airway, Breathing, and Cardiology 21.0 hrs
    • Educational Topics Approved by the Medical Director 4.0 hrs
    • Medical Emergencies 37.0 hrs
    • Miscellaneous EMS Topics 3.0 hrs
    • Pediatric and Obstetric Emergencies 8.0 hrs
    • Trauma Emergencies 9.0 hrs
  • Pennsylvania EMS
    • Medical/Trauma 47.0 hrs
    • Other 1 hr
  • Texas EMS
    • Airway Management / Ventilation 8.0 hrs
    • Clinically Related Operations 1 hr
    • Medical 26.0 hrs
    • Patient Assessment 3.0 hrs
    • Pediatric 7.0 hrs
    • Preparatory 1 hr
    • Special Considerations 10.0 hrs
    • Trauma 8.0 hrs
  • Utah EMS
    • Airway Management, Respiration and Artifical Ventilation 9.0 hrs
    • Anatomy and Physiology 13.0 hrs
    • Assessment 11.0 hrs
    • Life Span Development 1 hr
    • Medical Terminology 1 hr
    • Medicine 23.0 hrs
    • Pathophysiology 9.0 hrs
    • Pediatrics 5.0 hrs
    • Pharmacology 10.0 hrs
    • Public Health 3.0 hrs
    • Shock and Resuscitation 5.0 hrs
    • Special Patient Populations 4.0 hrs
    • Trauma 5.0 hrs
  • Virginia
    • ALS Area 16 7.0 hrs
    • ALS Area 17 9.0 hrs
    • ALS Area 18 10.0 hrs
    • ALS Area 19 21.0 hrs
    • ALS Area 20 1 hr
    • Category 2 3.0 hrs



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