Enjoy access to all EMS Professional Advanced courses for 2 Years. These courses are approved in the State of Georgia. Each course comes with one continuing education certificate and can be replayed an unlimited number of times.
EMS Professional - Advanced Georgia (2 Years)
12-Lead ECG Interpretation Part 1 and Part 2 (ALS)2 hrs
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.
• 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
• Introduce other conditions that are detectable with an ECG and *
• Practice reading ECGs.
Abdominal Emergencies (ALS)1 hr
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
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
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
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
A Functional Approach to Physical Fitness for Emergency Responders1 hr
In 2004 the U.S. Fire Administration reported 117 firefighter fatalities in the line of duty. As in other years, the leading cause of death was overexertion. Firefighting is one of the most physically demanding jobs. In seconds an emergency responder transitions from a state of rest to peak and sustained aerobic and anaerobic activity that might last minutes or hours. It is critical that all emergency response personnel maintain a good level of physical fitness. This course describes and demonstrates functional training exercises for emergency responder tasks.
• Discuss line of duty fatalities and on the job injuries
• Describe how “functional training” is different than traditional training
• Demonstrate CORE strengthening and flexibility exercises
• Demonstrate functional fitness exercises for emergency responder tasks
Allergic Reaction Management (ALS)1 hr
An allergic reaction is an exaggerated immune response to a particular substance. About 41 million Americans have allergic sensitivities that put them at risk for developing the most severe form of allergic reaction—anaphylaxis. Recognize the signs and symptoms of progression, from nuisance reaction to anaphylaxis. Learn prompt recognition and early treatment with epinephrine, paramount to anaphylaxis survival.
• Discuss the causes and physiology of allergic reactions and anaphylaxis
• Recognize the signs and symptoms of a severe allergic reaction
• Understand treatments for patients suffering a severe allergic reaction
Altitude Illness (ALS)1 hr
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.
Animal Bite Assessment and Treatment (ALS)1 hr
It is estimated that dog bites result in 750,000 ER visits, 6000 hospitalizations, and twenty fatalities per year. Learn causes of animal bites, pediatric and adult injury patterns, and animal bite assessment guidelines and treatment strategies.
• Identify types and causes of animal bites
• Predict adult and pediatric injury patterns from animal bites
• Explain animal bite assessment guidelines, treatment strategies, and complications
Assessment and Management of V-Tach with Pulses (ALS)1 hr
Ventricular tachycardia is a very serious, often fatal dysrhythmia that can occur with or without pulses. Each year over 300,000 patients die from ventricular tachycardia; this is nearly one half of all cardiac related deaths. Untreated, even pulsed ventricular tachycardia can quickly deteriorate into ventricular fibrillation. In this course learn to distinguish between and treat stable and unstable ventricular tachycardia.
• Discuss the causes of ventricular tachycardia with pulses
• Review the methods to assess ventricular tachycardia
• Provide judgment criteria to distinguish between stable and unstable ventricular tachycardia
• Explain the treatment of both stable and unstable ventricular tachycardia.
Assessment and Treatment of Ankle Injuries (ALS)1 hr
The ankle is critical for movement. Each step puts 1.5 times our body weight of pressure on your ankle. Ankle injuries from trips and falls account for over 14.2 million annual physician visits, but only 15% of these injuries are fractures. In this course review ankle and foot anatomy, explore mechanisms of injury, learn to perform a thorough ankle examination and apply appropriate treatments.
• Discuss the anatomy and function of the ankle joint and the foot*
• Review the kinematics and mechanisms of injury for the ankle*
• Learn to perform a thorough examination of the ankle*
• Apply appropriate treatments for an injured ankle
Assessment and Treatment of Submersion Injuries (ALS)1 hr
Emergency responders are called to assist with dangerous water rescue situations, such as a child that has fallen through the ice. But most submersion injuries occur a short distance from safety, in places like a bathtub or home swimming pool. This presentation focuses on the submersion injuries of drowning and near drowning. In this course learn causes, extrication considerations, and assessment and treatment of submersion injuries.
• Discuss submersion injury statistics
• Explain causes of submersion injuries
• Understand submersion injury patterns
• Explore rescue and extrication considerations for submersion injury patients
• Describe assessment and treatment of a submersion injury patient
Assessment Challenges in Geriatric Patients (ALS)1 hr
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
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
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
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
Asystole and PEA: Treating the Non-Shockable Rhythms (ALS)1 hr
Asystole and Pulseless Electrical Activity (PEA) are considered the non-shockable cardiac arrest rhythms and defibrillation is not indicated. This course reviews the causes (6Hs and 6Ts) of asystole and PEA, assessment, and treatment. The course concludes with tips for talking to a deceased patient’s family.
• List situations when no possibility of life exists and a resuscitation attempt is unnecessary
• Explain likely causes of asystole and pulseless electrical activity
• Describe assessment of asystole and pulseless electrical activity
• Describe treatments for asystole and pulseless electrical activity
• Describe the criteria for terminating resuscitative efforts and tips for talking to the patient’s family
Automatic Transport Ventilators in EMS (ALS)1 hr
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.
Avalanche: Rescue, Injury and Treatment (ALS)1 hr
Most years, in the United States, avalanches kill more people than hurricanes. Utah has 10,000 avalanches each winter that bury an average of twenty people. More than any other natural hazard, avalanches are responsible for an average of four deaths per year in Utah. The course author writes, "It is my goal to share some basic information about how avalanches happen, avalanche injury patterns, basic rescue principles and patient assessment and treatment priorities for single or multiple patients." Even if you don't live in an avalanche pathway, you will learn some interesting concepts to care for patients that suffer from cold exposure, debris burial, blunt chest trauma, and asphyxiation.
• Understand how an avalanche occurs.
• Identify avalanche injury patterns.
• Review basic avalanche rescue principles for rapid location and extrication
• Explain assessment and treatment priorities for single or multiple patients
Avian Influenza (ALS)1 hr
Although avian influenza has not been reported as responsible for any deaths in the United States yet, it will. When a former Secretary of Health and Human Services resigned in 2004, he cited the avian flu as the item that worried him most. This course defines avian influenza, transmission, and EMS pandemic preparation.
• Define avian influenza
• Discuss transmission of avian influenza
• Describe what EMS providers can do to be prepared
Basic 12-Lead EKG Operation and Interpretation (ALS)1 hr
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
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
Bloodborne Pathogens1 hr
Personal safety is always the EMS provider’s first priority. Because of bloodborne pathogens every patient contact is a threat to EMS provider safety. This course reviews the Occupational Safety and Health Administration standard, bloodborne pathogens encountered by EMS providers, use of personal protective equipment, and reporting an exposure incident.
• Define bloodborne pathogen and pertinent elements of the OSHA standard
• Discuss common bloodborne pathogens encountered by EMS providers
• Review the value of the Hepatitis B Vaccination for EMS providers
• Discuss the methods, value, and limitations of personal protective equipment or PPE to prevent or reduce exposure to bloodborne pathogens
• Describe components of an exposure control plan and action steps if exposed to a bloodborne pathogen
Burn Injury Assessment and Treatment (ALS)1 hr
A patient with major burns induces anxiety in many EMS providers. It is difficult to assess the extent of the injuries, since many times the internal respiratory damage can be more severe than the external burns. Prehospital providers are expected to estimate the depth and severity of burns while providing emergency medical care. In this course, review relevant anatomy, how to estimate the extent and severity of injury and assessment, and management principles for burn injuries.
• Define the basic anatomy of the skin and mechanism of injury, pathophysiology, and classifications of burns
• Estimate the extent of burn injuries using Jackson’s Thermal Wound Theory, the Rule of Nines, and the Palmer Method
• Describe the assessment and management of thermal burn injuries
Calcium Channel Blocker Overdose (ALS)1 hr
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
Child Abuse: EMS Roles & Responsibilities (ALS)1 hr
In this course the role of EMS professional related to assessing, suspecting, and reporting child abuse is reviewed. The course explains several types of abuse and neglect and discusses general principles for treatment and assessment. The course concludes with a short discussion of prevention programs. Since the course focuses on general principles it is important to know and understand specific state or local guidelines applicable to your practice as an EMT or paramedic.
• Describe EMS professionals role related to possible child abuse
• Explain types of abuse and abuse syndromes
• Discuss assessment and management of the pediatric patient who has been abused
• Examine proactive prevention programs
Clinical Decision Making (ALS)1 hr
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.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (ALS)1 hr
Complementary and alternative medicine is a collection of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are used by millions of Americans to treat or lessen disease. This presentation explores common CAM treatments, their impact on EMS, and the adverse effects of some CAM treatments and supplements.
• To Define complimentary and alternative medicine*
• To Describe common CAM treatments*
• To Understand impact of CAM on EMS*
• To Assess and document CAM use*
• To Explore the risks and adverse effects of some CAM treatments and supplements
C-Spine Injuries in Athletics Part 1 (ALS)1 hr
A 1995 survey reported that 39% of high school varsity football players sustained injuries. Of those injuries only 39% occurred during competition. 93% of football injuries were “new” or first time injuries. Due to advances in athletic equipment and rule changes there has been a 3% decline in serious injuries since the 1995 survey. Spinal cord injuries do still occur however, often leading to serious injuries, so emergency responders need to have a good base of knowledge in the proper management of c-spine injuries.
• Review C-spine anatomy
• Discuss mechanisms of C-spine injury
• Review signs and symptoms of c-spine injury
• Explore guidelines for injury evaluation and treatment, including life threats
C-Spine Injuries in Athletics Part 2 (ALS)1 hr
In 2001 guidelines from an inter-association task force of professional organizations representing emergency medical services, sports medicine, and physicians were released. The guidelines outlined standardized procedures for proper handling of athletes with C-spine injuries in the pre-hospital setting. This course explores the task force recommendations for equipment removal, patient movement, and patient packaging.
• Explore recommendations for treatment and transport of the spine injured athlete
• Describe tools and techniques for helmet facemask removal
• Discuss proper technique for equipment removal and preparation for transport.
Cyanide Poisoning (ALS)1 hr
Cyanide exists in many products, and the incomplete combustion of certain items such as wood, paper, plastic, and synthetics make it a very real, potential hazard to those who fight fires. All emergency responders should recognize safety hazards and minimize the risks associated with cyanide poisoning. With this course, learn to identify the signs and symptoms of cyanide exposure, as well as antidote and supportive treatments.
• Overview the chemical cyanide and its various uses
• Review how cyanide enters the body and the body systems affected
• Identify specific signs and symptoms of cyanide exposure or poisoning
• Discuss assessment and treatment strategies that are available to pre-hospital providers.
Death and Dying (ALS)1 hr
Little time is spent on discussing and studying death and its effect on the EMS provider, the patient, the patient’s family, and others intimately concerned with a particular death. This course explores topics associated with death including, Do Not Resuscitate orders, when not to transport or treat, and the psychological effects of death on the survivors including healthcare providers.
• Introduce pathophysiology of death and how to determine that death has occurred
• Explore general reaction of survivors and patient to death and dying process
• Define comfort measures EMS providers should consider providing
• Explore considerations for termination of care, applying a DNR order, and not transporting a patient
Defibrillation (ALS)1 hr
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
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
Depression (ALS)1 hr
Depression takes many forms; some are life threatening. Depression, which is one of the most common mental health disorders, affects over 19 million adults each year in the United States This course explores causes and symptoms of depression as well as assessment and treatment principles for emergency response personnel.
• Define depression
• Discuss the causes and symptoms of depression
• Explore the major types of depression
• Review assessment and treatment principles
• Discuss prevention techniques for emergency response personnel
Diabetic Emergencies Part 1: Causes and Types (ALS)1 hr
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
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
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
Disease Conditions of Chronic Alcoholism (ALS)1 hr
Abuse of alcohol and its related problems is pervasive in EMS patients. Alcohol consumption causes immediate illness and injury, but it also has a cumulative negative health impact. In many EMS calls, alcohol is the likely cause or a relevant contributor to our patient’s problems. In this continuing education module, we will first seek to understand alcoholism and then explore the disease conditions of chronic alcoholism.
• To define and understand alcohol abuse and dependence and its impacts on individuals and society
• To describe the pathophysiology of alcohol absorption, toxicity, and elimination
• To identify signs and symptoms of disease conditions of chronic alcoholic patients
• To treat disease conditions of chronic alcoholic patients
Diver Down: SCUBA Injury and Illness (ALS)1 hr
In this video training program paramedic, SCUBA instructor, and rescue diver Michael Fraley teaches the important gas laws that impact SCUBA divers. He also reviews signs and symptoms of SCUBA related medical emergencies that EMS may encounter. The video concludes with a series of cases and thorough discussion with attendees of the live presentation.
• Understand how gas laws impact a SCUBA diver under normal diving conditions and during an emergency.
• Review the signs and symptoms of SCUBA related medical emergencies that EMS may encounter.
• Explain the prehospital management of some of the more serious SCUBA related medical emergencies.
Ecstasy Abuse Management (ALS)1 hr
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
Electrical Hazards1 hr
Electrical injuries including electrical burns and electrical shock can occur in the home or workplace. Special considerations need to be made for emergency response personnel when responding to the scene of an electrical injury. In this course learn how to keep safe as well as caring for the patients you may encounter.
• Describe injuries that may result from contact with electricity*
• Define electrical hazards that may be encountered*
• Discuss methods of protection from electrical hazards*
• Review general treatment principles for electrical injuries
Emergency Care for Lightning Strike Victims (ALS)1 hr
The lifetime chance of being struck by lightning is 1 in 3000. Lightning is the second leading cause of weather related fatalities. Explore how lightning strikes, where it strikes, and the effect it has in the body. We will challenge several lightning myths that delay critical patient care, define types of injuries, and explore tactics to increase rescuer safety.
• To describe how lightning can strike a person and cause injuries.
• To dispel lightning myths that may effect patient care or put rescuers at risk.
• To list types of mild, moderate, and severe injuries from a lightning strike.
Emergency Childbirth (ALS)1 hr
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.
Emergency Responder Rehabilitation (ALS)1 hr
Rehab is a place, an action, and an outcome. The goal of emergency operations rehab is to minimize stress and heat related illness and death with medical monitoring, rapid response, as well as rest, food, and fluid interventions. In this course, learn about need for medical monitoring and rehab, common injuries during emergency incidents and training events, rehab practices, and key components of a rehab protocol.
• Understand the need for medical monitoring and rehabilitation during emergency operations and training exercises
• Identify common injuries and their causes during emergency operations
• Assess emergency responders for illness or injury in the rehab area
• Treat emergency responders in the rehab area
• Discuss key components of a protocol for EMS support of emergency operations
Emergency Treatment of V-Fib and Pulseless V-Tach (ALS)1 hr
Every year about a half-million people die of sudden cardiac death before they reach the hospital. Ventricular tachycardia is likely the initial cardiac arrest rhythm; ventricular fibrillation is found nearly 70% of the time by EMS providers. In this course learn to understand the causes, assessment, and treatment of pulseless ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation.
• Describe the causes of ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation
• Identify the physiology of ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation
• Review the assessment of ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation
• Explain the treatment of pulseless ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation
EMS Hazmat Awareness1 hr
In this course EMS providers learn to recognize hazardous-materials incidents, use self-protection measures at a hazmat scene, and procedures for working safely, within your training and SOPs, at a hazmat incident. The course introduces EMS providers to interpreting placards on transport containers and vehicles with the Emergency Response Guidebook and how to interpret NFPA placards that communicate flammability, instability, and health hazards on non-transport containers.
• Describe how to recognize hazardous-materials incidents
• Explain self-protection measures at a Hazmat scene
• Describe procedures for working safely at a Hazmat incident
EMS Response to Mass Casualty Incidents (ALS)1 hr
This course explores the ins and outs of EMS response to a mass casualty incident. Explore how EMS personnel can assess and transport a large number of patients by implementing incident command and using a triage system.
• Discuss EMS roles in MCI response
• Explain Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment
• Explore MCI treatment and transport considerations
• Practice triage and MCI response skills
In this course, we will define ergonomics and musculoskeletal disorders, and we will examine the potential for ergonomic hazards in our equipment, environment and work practices. Also, we will introduce methods of prevention including lifting techniques and physical fitness, in order to avoid injury.
• Describe injuries that may result from poor ergonomic injuries
• Define potential ergonomic hazards
• Discuss methods of prevention
Ethics for the EMS Provider (ALS)1 hr
The most difficult, challenging, and frustrating EMS calls usually involve an ethical dilemma, like refusal of treatment; do not resuscitate orders, or compromised patient confidentiality. This program reviews key ethics terms and concepts, common EMS ethical dilemmas and a rapid process to resolve them.
• Review ethics terminology
• Describe personal and professional codes of ethics
• Describe ethical dilemmas and steps that can be used to solve them
• Discuss ethical issues that face EMS providers
Eye Protection1 hr
Eye injuries in the workplace are very common. However, by knowing the risks and using protective gear, more than ninety percent of all eye injuries can be prevented. In this course review eye anatomy, discuss common eye injuries, and review types of eye protection.
• Review eye anatomy
• Discuss common causes, hazards and injuries to the eye
• Overview types of eye protection
• Review eye safety techniques
• Discuss general assessment, treatment and prevention principles for eye injuries
Fetal Trauma from Motor Vehicle Collisions (ALS)1 hr
Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of maternal and fetal injury during pregnancy. This presentation reviews pregnancy anatomy and physiology, describes fetal injuries from trauma, and the importance of assessing and stabilizing mom first.
• To review pregnancy anatomy and physiology
• To describe fetal trauma injuries
• To assess and treat maternal trauma
• To learn components of fetal assessment
• To review strategies to prevent fetal trauma from motor vehicle collisions
Fire Extinguishers: Extinguish or Evacuate?1 hr
In this course, we will review the steps to take when a fire is discovered, how to use a fire extinguisher and the limits of portable fire extinguishers. All employees, with employer provided training should be able to select a portable fire extinguisher, handle a fire extinguisher with the PASS technique, and use the RACE acronym to appropriately respond to a small fire in the incipient phase. Note, this course is not intended for firefighters with training at or above Firefighter I.
• Discuss reasons for fire extinguisher training
• Define the fire tetrahedron, classes of fires, and types of fire extinguishers *
• Review steps to take to use a fire extinguisher when a fire is discovered
• Describe limits of portable fire extinguishers
Foodborne Illness (ALS)1 hr
How do we differentiate a common stomach ache from food borne illness? Food borne illness in the United States is probably more prevalent than you think. The CDC reports 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations, and over 5,000 deaths are from food borne illness each year. This course explores common agents, causes, and symptoms of food borne illness.
• Define food borne illness
• Discuss the causes and symptoms of food borne illness
• Explore the various food borne illness agents
• Review prevention, assessment and treatment of food borne illness
General Science (ALS)1 hr
The study of the human body cannot be accomplished without a discussion of the most basic level of organization, that of individual atoms and molecules. The characteristics of everything in the universe are determined by atoms and the way they interact with each other. This course will help you to understand the general science needed to begin study of human anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology.
• Discuss matter, states of matter, atoms, and elements and the different ways they combine to form molecules and compounds
• Define chemical reaction and distinguish between the two major types important for studying physiology
• Describe factors that affect chemical reaction rates
Hearing Protection1 hr
Hearing loss as a result of noise exposure is the second most self reported occupational injury in the United States. What noises do you encounter in your job that could cause permanent and irreversible hearing damage? After reviewing ear anatomy and hearing protection standards this course introduces types of hearing protection.
• Review ear anatomy
• Explore hearing protection standards and regulations
• Discuss common causes, hazards, and injuries to the ear
• Overview types of hearing protection
• Review practices for preventing ear injuries and hearing loss
Heart Failure (ALS)1 hr
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
Hip Fracture Assessment and Treatment (ALS)1 hr
Most hip fractures happen to elderly patients in their homes, and it is unlikely they can self-transport to the emergency department. Instead, they summon EMS. Falls are the leading cause of injury related deaths in elderly patients. In this course we review hip anatomy and physiology, in addition to causes of hip fractures, injury assessment, and treatment of a hip fracture.
• Review hip anatomy and physiology
• Explore causes of a hip fracture
• Discuss assessment of a hip fracture
• Explain hip fracture treatments
• Encourage EMS participation in elderly fall prevention programs
HIV/AIDS Part 11 hr
In 25 years, AIDS has killed more than 25 million people around the world. 500,000 Americans have died as a result of AIDS. Approximately 40,000 Americans are infected with HIV every year. This course reviews HIV/AIDS transmission, clinical management, and consequences of infection.
• Define AIDS and HIV
• Discuss the scope of the disease
• Review HIV/AIDS transmission
• Discuss clinical management
• Discuss consequences of being infected with HIV/AIDS
HIV/AIDS Part 21 hr
Emergency response personnel regularly assess and treat patients with HIV/AIDS. If you have a bloodborne pathogens exposure, accurate and reliable testing methods are available. Emergency response personnel who test positive for HIV/AIDS have rights for additional testing, treatment, and counseling.
• Discuss emergency response personnel exposure to HIV/AIDS
• Review the rights of emergency response personnel
• Overview typical calls emergency response personnel respond to with HIV/AIDS patients
Hypothermia: Assessment and Treatment (ALS)1 hr
Hypothermia is not just an “up north—cold and snow” problem. Hypothermia can onset quickly from recreational exposure, trauma or can gradually worsen due to illness. Learn assessment guidelines to differentiate mild and severe hypothermia. Also the course reviews treatment guidelines for mild hypothermia and specific ALS and BLS considerations for severe hypothermia.
• To explain the causes of hypothermia and the patients most at risk *
• To describe signs and symptoms of mild, moderate, and severe hypothermia *
• To assess and treat hypothermia based on current research and guidelines *
Inducing Hypothermia Following Cardiac Arrest (ALS)1 hr
Other areas of CPR, such as compressions, have changed to improve cardiac resuscitation. Now researchers and practitioners are focusing on improving the neurological outcome of survivors. Induced hypothermia is a dynamic area of prehospital care. Ongoing research about induced hypothermia is encouraging and more EMS systems are considering induced hypothermia for cardiac arrest survivors. This course explores the mechanisms of action, risks, patient selection and cooling techniques for induced hypothermia.
• Describe the mechanisms of action for induced hypothermia
• Describe the risks and patient selection associated with induced hypothermia
• Review duration, cooling techniques, monitoring procedures and supportive care of induced hypothermia
Intraosseous Infusion (ALS)1 hr
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
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
Introduction to OSHA and General Safety Training1 hr
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s goal is to reduce workplace injuries and deaths through safety and health standards. Much of what we do is impacted by OSHA standards or standards from comparable state workplace safety agencies. In this course learn OSHA history, the importance of following safety standards, and about the other safety and health courses available.
• Define OSHA
• Describe the importance of following safety standards
• Introduce workplace safety courses in CentreLearn’s OSHA series
Introduction to the Human Brain (ALS)1 hr
The brain is arguably the most powerful organ in the human body. It is responsible for controlling and coordinating voluntary and involuntary inactions. Because of these important roles, the brain can be thought of as the command center of the human body. In this course you will learn about brain anatomy, function of different parts, and how illness and injury affects the brain.
• Review the gross functional anatomy of the human brain
• Learn about the cells in the brain
• Learn about how cells in the brain communicate with one another
• Learn about how drugs, illness, and injury can alter brain function
Kinematics of Trauma (ALS)1 hr
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
Lifting and Back Safety for EMS Providers1 hr
In this course we explore lifting and back safety for EMS providers. Nearly every patient contact involves lifting and carrying which applies forces that can potentially injure your back. The course explores incidence of injuries, spinal column anatomy, back injury causes, lifting principles, and strength and flexibility exercises to prevent back injuries.
• Explore the incidence of lifting related back injury in EMS
• Review important spinal column anatomy
• Discuss the causes of back injury
• Explain techniques and principles for lifting
• Introduce strength and flexibility exercises to prevent back injuries
Low Back Pain (ALS)1 hr
Back pain is the most common cause of pain. In any given year 15-20% of Americans complain of low back pain. Nearly 100 million days of work are lost each year to back pain and $30-50 billion is spent annually on treating back injuries. In this course we explore spinal column anatomy, causes of low back pain, types of low back problems, and prehospital assessment and treatment for low back pain.
• Review important spinal column anatomy*
• Discuss the causes of low back pain*
• Explain prehospital assessment of low back pain*
• Provide prehospital treatment for low back pain
Management of Bradycardic Rhythms (ALS)1 hr
This course covers general principles for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with bradycardic rhythms. After reviewing the bradycardic dysrhythmias treatments for underlying causes, as well as specific pharmacological treatments and transcutaneous pacing are discussed. Several cases are used to illustrate the general principles of assessment and treatment.
• Identify bradycardic dysrhythmias
• Compare and contrast stable and unstable rhythms
• Become familiar with pharmacologic and electrical interventions
Medical Staffing at Large Events (ALS)1 hr
This course focuses on medical coverage for the Spirit of Racine Triathlon, a half-ironman race in SE Wisconsin. 1800 racers swim 1.2 miles, bike 56 miles, and run 13 miles on a hot and humid summer day. The event challenges, pre-planning, and communication principles are applicable to any event. The author shares his method to triage the racers most in need of on-scene medical treatment.
• Describe the challenges of providing medical coverage at a large sporting event
• Discuss pre-planning considerations for a large sporting event
• Explain communication principles for a large sporting event
• Discuss race day logistics
• Describe the medical staffing, triage, and treatment process
Methamphetamine Use & Hazards (ALS)1 hr
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
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
Musculoskeletal Injuries Part 1 (ALS)1 hr
Musculoskeletal injuries are commonly encountered by EMS providers. This two part course first defines musculoskeletal injuries including the anatomy and physiology of bones and joints, as well as types of musculoskeletal injuries. In part 2, musculoskeletal assessment and treatment principles including splinting and pain management techniques are reviewed.
• Review anatomy and physiology of muscles, bones, and joints
• Describe types and causes of bone and joint injuries
• Review specific musculoskeletal injuries
Musculoskeletal Injuries Part 2 (ALS)1 hr
Musculoskeletal injuries are commonly encountered by EMS providers. This two part course first defines musculoskeletal injuries including the anatomy and physiology of bones and joints, as well as types of musculoskeletal injuries. In part 2, musculoskeletal assessment and treatment principles including splinting and pain management techniques are reviewed.
• Describe musculoskeletal injury assessment and treatment principles
• Explain general splinting techniques
• Define special considerations when splinting
• Review pain management and reassessment principles
Myths and Realities of Drug Seeking Behavior (ALS)1 hr
More Americans abuse controlled prescription medications than cocaine and heroine combined. Emergency department visits for Vicodin abuse have increased 500% in the last ten years. Drug seekers go to extreme and bizarre lengths to obtain medication. Differentiating drug abuse, tolerance, dependence, and addiction is crucial to understanding drug seeking behavior. Learn to identify traits of drug seeking behaviors and manage seekers in the field.
• To define drug dependence, drug tolerance, and drug addiction. *
• To identify the desired medications of drug seekers *
• To explain myths and realities of drug seeking behavior. *
• To understand prehospital assessment and treatment of drug seeking behavior.
Narcotics Overdose (ALS)1 hr
EMTs and paramedics regularly encounter patients that take narcotics as prescribed or recreationally. In this course, learn about the history and pharmacology of narcotics and why they are used medicinally and recreationally. This course reviews assessment principles for a narcotics overdose event, and explains treatment and transport considerations for the narcotics overdose patient.
• Understand the history and pharmacology of narcotic analgesics
• Review assessment of the narcotics overdose event
• Explain emergency treatment and transport considerations for the overdose patient
Nausea and Vomiting (ALS)1 hr
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
NiPPV (ALS)1 hr
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
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
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
Nose Bleeds, Breaks, and Obstructions (ALS)1 hr
The nose is a gateway to airway. It assists in critical airway and breathing functions. In this course, learn about the structure of the nose, its functions, what can go wrong with the nose, and treatments for nosebleeds, breaks, and foreign body obstructions.
• To identify the major structures of the nose
• To discuss the functions of the nose
• To identify the pathophysiology of nose bleeds, breaks, and foreign bodies
• To apply treatments for nose bleeds, breaks, and foreign bodies
Obstetric Complications (ALS)1 hr
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
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
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
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
Patient Care Report Essentials (ALS)1 hr
The art of constructing an organized, coherent patient care report is as important in providing appropriate care as learning to perform effective CPR. It is important that it clearly contain all the information you want to communicate. By following 13 essentials any EMS provider can improve the quality of their documentation.
• Discuss reasons for high quality documentation
• Explain steps to improve the quality of patient care reports
Pediatric Airway Management (ALS)1 hr
Few calls produce more anxiety for the EMS professional than the appropriate management of the pediatric airway. We must be confident in our knowledge of the airway, along with airway management tools and their use. In this course we will review the anatomy of the pediatric airway, devices to use in managing the pediatric airway, and use of pulse oximetry and capnography.
Pediatric Cardiac Emergencies (ALS)1 hr
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 Fever (ALS)1 hr
Fever is a symptom of an illness, but concerns about fever cause inaction and mistreatment by parents and healthcare providers alike. In this course, learn the definition and causes of fever, as well as techniques to assess and treat fever in the pediatric patient population.
• Define fever in neonates and pediatric patients
• Discuss causes of fever in the pediatric patient
• Explain assessment of the pediatric patient with fever
• Explore treatment considerations for the pediatric patient with fever
Pediatric Fluid Resuscitation and Airway Management (ALS)1 hr
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 Ingestions (ALS)1 hr
In this video training program paramedic, pediatric patient expert, and educator Kyle David Bates teaches pediatric assessment principles, common accident medication ingestions and their symptoms, and treatment priorities for a child with a toxic ingestion. The video includes several cases and discussion with attendees of the live presentation.
• Using a pediatric assessment tool, identify the physiological status of the child
• Identify common medications and their symptoms of ingestion
• Discuss treatment priorities in the child poisoned as the result of medication ingestions
Pediatric Patient Assessment: Part 1 (ALS)1 hr
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
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
Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies: Lower Airway (ALS)1 hr
Although pediatric patients typically make up only about ten percent of all EMS calls, breathing difficulty is a common chief complaint. Calls involving respiratory difficulty are often anxiety producing, but a younger patient in distress can create an even higher level of apprehension. This course explores the causes of, as well as the assessments and treatments for pediatric respiratory emergencies in the lower airway.
Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies: Upper Airway (ALS)1 hr
Although pediatric patients typically make up only about ten percent of all EMS calls, breathing difficulty is a common chief complaint. Calls involving respiratory difficulty are often anxiety producing, but a younger patient in distress can create an even higher level of apprehension. This course explores the causes of, as well as the assessments and treatments for pediatric respiratory emergencies in the upper airway.
Pelvic Injuries and Stabilization (ALS)1 hr
Patients with unstable pelvic fractures are at a high risk of fatality from major blood loss. Understanding the anatomy of the pelvis and surrounding structures and the types of pelvic fractures that can occur helps the EMT recognize and provide in-field stabilization of a pelvic fracture. There are several methods to stabilize a fractured pelvis, but all share the goal of circumferential compression and reduction.
• To review pelvis anatomy and the structures protected by the pelvis.
• To describe mechanisms of injury for pelvic fractures.
• To assess pelvic fracture instability.
• To describe methods to stabilize a pelvic fracture.
Pharmacology and Drug Administration (ALS)1 hr
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
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
Poisons and Toxins Part 1 (ALS)1 hr
Anything ingested, inhaled, absorbed or injected in a great enough amount can be poisonous. How you treat patients who have been poisoned depends on the type of poison, the route of transmission, its effects, and what additional life threats they have suffered. In this course, we will define poisons, explore the routes of transmission and discuss general medical care for patients who have been poisoned.
• Define poisons
• Describe poison transmission routes
• Review emergency medical care of poisons
Poisons and Toxins Part 2 (ALS)1 hr
We often think of poison emergencies only as accidental or intentional drug overdoses. However, poison emergencies can happen to anyone and don’t always involve drugs. In this course, we will review types of poison emergencies, describe general treatment and assessment principles, overview commonly encountered poisons, and provide resources to find more information.
• Review types of poison emergencies
• Describe general assessment and treatment principles
• Overview commonly encountered poisons
Pre-hospital Pediatric Resuscitation (ALS)1 hr
Dr. Peter Antevy, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician, presents background and statistics about pediatric resuscitation, reviews the concepts and evidence for age and length based resuscitation, explore pediatric resuscitation using a hybrid technique, and introduces a vision for the future of pediatrics and EMS.
• Discuss the background of pediatric resuscitation
• Describe age and length based systems for pediatric resuscitation
• Explore the future of pediatric resuscitation
Recognition and Treatment of Foot Injuries (ALS)1 hr
We use our feet in nearly every daily activity and subject our feet to continual abuse. The average person walks about 1,000 miles per year. However, because of improper foot wear, lack of conditioning, traumatic events, and overuse 43.1 million Americans have foot problems. This course discusses assessment and treatment of common foot injuries seen by prehospital providers.
• To identify the structural anatomy of the foot.
• To understand the factors that increase the risk for foot injury
• To explore how the mechanism of injury predicts foot injury patterns
• To explain a detailed foot exam
• To discuss general and specific treatments for foot injuries.
Recognition and Treatment of Heat Emergencies (ALS)1 hr
The body is most comfortable and efficient in a narrow temperature range. A complex arrangement of sensation and feedback mechanisms work continuously to maintain a normal core temperature. Every year, thousands of Americans are treated for heat emergencies and several hundred patients are killed by heat stroke every year. With this course, learn to recognize and treat heat emergencies.
• Review the physiology of thermoregulation
• Explore causes of heat emergencies
• Identify patients at increased risk of heat emergencies
• Differentiate types of heat emergencies
• Understand techniques to assess and treat heat emergencies
Recognition, Prevention, and Management of Sepsis (ALS)1 hr
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
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
Respiratory Protection and Tuberculosis1 hr
The purpose of a respiratory protection program is to minimize risk to EMS providers from respiratory hazards, like tuberculosis, during the performance of regular job duties. This course introduces the OSHA respiratory protection standard, describes TB transmission, symptoms, and treatment, and explains the relevant elements of a respiratory protection program for EMS providers.
• Introduce OSHA requirements for a respiratory protection program
• Describe TB transmission, signs and symptoms, and treatment
• Explain the relevant elements of a respiratory protection program for EMS providers
Seizure Management (ALS)1 hr
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
Selective Spinal Immobilization (ALS)1 hr
Many patients experience a mechanism of injury for the spine, but very few actually have a spinal cord or column injury. In this course learn about a selective spinal immobilization protocol can be used to reduce the frequency of unnecessary spinal immobilization. You will review relevant statistics, discuss risks and side effects of immobilization, and learn about protocol components.
• Review statistics related to spinal column and spinal cord injuries.
• Discuss the side effects and risks of spinal immobilization.
• Learn the proper application of a selective spinal immobilization protocol including exclusionary criteria.
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace1 hr
A joke with an offensive innuendo. A request for a sexual favor. A picture of a nude body on a computer screen saver. All of these examples at the workplace qualify as sexual harassment. Sexual harassment at work happens all too often. Patients, coworkers and supervisors may sexually harass you. This course will explore the incidences of sexual harassment, risk factors and prevention techniques.
• Define sexual harassment
• Discuss the incidence of sexual harassment
• Explore risk factors for sexual harassment
• Describe elements of a sexual harassment policy
Shock and Shock Management (ALS)1 hr
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
Slips, Trips, and Fall Prevention1 hr
Slips, trips and falls can happen in any workplace. But the consequences of emergency response personnel falling on the job can be much greater than those in the rest of the workforce. Slips, trips and falls include any injuries that cause lost work time. Slips, trips and falls may result in trivial injuries to catastrophic injuries. In this course learn common causes, hazards, and injuries. As well as safety techniques and prevention practices for EMTs and firefighters.
• Define slips, trips and falls
• Discuss common causes, hazards and injuries
• Describe safety techniques and prevention practices
Smallpox (ALS)1 hr
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
Snowmobile Trauma (ALS)1 hr
The popularity of recreational snowmobiling continues to grow in Canada and the northern regions of the United States. With the increase in popularity has come an increase in size and speed of the machines and those of us in EMS know that means an increase in crashes, injuries and fatalities. In this course learn assessment and management techniques specific to snowmobile trauma.
• Review the statistics associated with snowmobile crashes
• Discuss the importance of EMT safety in snowmobile crash rescues
• Understand common mechanisms of injury in snowmobile traumas
• Learn assessment points specific to snowmobile injuries
• Review management techniques for snowmobile trauma
Special K: Ketamine Abuse (ALS)1 hr
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.
Spinal Injury Assessment and Treatment Part 1 (ALS)1 hr
Injuries to the spinal cord can have catastrophic consequences for patients and their families. In some patients, the boney vertebrae of the spinal column may be damaged but the cord itself may be intact. Although it is exceedingly rare, an unstable spinal column with an undamaged spinal cord is a significant treatment and transport challenge. Part 1 of this course reviews spinal column anatomy, describes mechanisms of injury, and explores several assessment principles.
• Review anatomy of the spinal column and spinal cord.
• Discuss mechanisms of injury and how the spine can be injured.
• Explore assessment considerations for a patient suspected of having a spinal injury.
Spinal Injury Assessment and Treatment Part 2 (ALS)1 hr
Injuries to the spinal cord can have catastrophic consequences for patients and their families. In some patients, the boney vertebrae of the spinal column may be damaged but the cord itself may be intact. Although it is exceedingly rare, an unstable spinal column with an undamaged spinal cord is a significant treatment and transport challenge. Part 2 of this course covers spinal immobilization techniques and immobilization challenges.
• Discuss spinal immobilization techniques
• Explore spinal immobilization challenges
• Introduce future considerations for prehospital spinal cord injury treatment
Sports Medicine for EMS1 hr
EMS is often asked to standby at or respond to injured or ill athletes that are receiving care from athletic trainers. Because of the different role they play, athletic trainers have a different philosophical approach to injury and illness than EMS providers. Understanding this difference can make interfacing with them easier and more importantly improves patient care. Learn about those philosophical differences, pre-planning considerations, and athletic trainer qualifications.
• Explore differences in EMS and sports medicine philosophies towards injury assessment and treatment
• Discuss sport’s venue pre-planning
• Review general considerations when responding to sports venues
• Understand athletic trainer qualifications and training
• Introduce how to best liaison with athletic trainers
Stress in the Workplace1 hr
All workers are susceptible to stress, but emergency medical workers work in an environment filled with stress factors. Stress is stress the harmful physical and emotional responses that occur when the requirements of the job do not match the capabilities, resources, or needs of the worker. This course explores causes, effects and techniques to reduce stress on the job.
• Define stress
• Discuss causes of workplace stress
• Discuss the effects of stress
• Describe stress reduction techniques
Stroke Assessment and Treatment (ALS)1 hr
Strokes kill more than 150,000 people per year making it the third leading cause of death. Unfortunately, less than half of stroke patients access EMS for help. In this course learn stroke types, important assessment findings, and appropriate treatment. This course includes the updated information on stroke assessment and treatment from the 2005 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiac Care. It also discusses the recently released Give Me 5 for Stroke public awareness campaign.
• Describe and discuss the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and types of stroke.
• Discuss the assessment finding associated with stroke.
• Formulate a treatment plan for the management of stroke.
Suicide - Deliberate Death (ALS)1 hr
Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States. Warning signs were usually present in individuals who successfully commit suicide. Suicide is preventable and as an emergency responder, you may be the only one who notices the patient’s warning signs. In this course learn about suicide, risk factors, warning signs and how to handle a suicidal patient.
• Define suicide
• Describe at risk populations
• Overview warning signs
• Review assessment and treatment principles
• Describe preventative measures for emergency response personnel
The Human Body Part 1 - Critical Systems (ALS)1 hr
Understanding the structure and functions of the critical systems in our bodies will allows you to speak the language of medicine, clearly identify the location of injuries when communicating with other medical providers, and know what lies beneath the skin, including the structures you cannot see. Part one of this course reviews the body’s critical systems.
• Review history of anatomy and physiology
• Identify topographic terms
• Describe the anatomy and function of the circulatory system
• Describe the anatomy and function of the respiratory system
• Describe the anatomy and function of the nervous system
The Human Body Part 2 - Other Systems (ALS)1 hr
Understanding the structure and functions of the systems in our bodies will allows you to speak the language of medicine, clearly identify the location of injuries when communicating with other medical providers, and know what lies beneath the skin, including the structures you cannot see. Part two of this course reviews the body’s other systems.
• Review topographic terms
• Describe the anatomy and function of the musculoskeletal system
• Describe the anatomy and function of the integumentary system
• Describe the anatomy and function of the gastrointestinal system
• Describe the anatomy and function of the genitourinary system
• Describe the anatomy and function of the endocrine system
Traumatic Brain Injury (ALS)1 hr
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
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
Understanding and Restraining Patients with Excited Delirium (ALS)1 hr
Excited delirium is a severe medical problem. Patient restraint, especially sudden death while restrained, is a “hot topic” in healthcare and EMS. Learn to recognize excited delirium and principles for verbal, physical and chemical restraint for agitated excited patients.
• Describe the signs and symptoms of excited delirium
• Identify the factors that make excited delirium a severe medical problem
• Describe general principles for caring for patients with excited delirium, including restraint
• Describe controversies related to restraining, treating, and monitoring a patient with excited delirium
Understanding Dementia (ALS)1 hr
Dementia is not actually a specific disease. It is defined as a collection of symptoms caused by a number of disorders that affect the brain. In this course learn about types of dementia, daily management techniques, and assessment and management principles for patients with dementia.
• Review definition of and prevalence of dementia
• Review types of dementia
• Learn modalities used in daily management of dementia
• Learn techniques for assessing and managing dementia patients
Understanding the Hazard Communication Standard1 hr
EMS personnel have the “right-to-know” about the hazards and the identities of the chemicals they are exposed to in the workplace. When EMS personnel have this information, they can participate in their employers’ protective programs and take steps to protect themselves from hazardous chemicals. This course reviews the hazard communications standard, safety data sheet requirements, purpose of labels, and protective measures.
• Identify the purpose and elements of the hazard communication standard
• Discuss the purpose and key requirements of the Safety Data Safety Sheet
• Explain the purpose of and key requirements of labels
• Review health information concepts, terms, and protective measures
Unusual Resuscitation Situations: Environmental Emergencies (ALS)1 hr
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
Weapons of Mass Destruction - An Intro to WMD Agents (ALS)1 hr
Following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the Centers for Disease Control in recommended that health care professionals – including emergency responders – watch for any unusual disease patterns or symptoms that would suggest the intentional release of infectious biological, chemical, or radioactive agents by either foreign or domestic terrorists. This course is an introduction to WMD agents.
• Discuss the history, delivery, and detection of biological, chemical and radioactive warfare agents.
• Discuss the pathophysiology of biological, chemical and radioactive warfare agents.
• Formulate a treatment plan for patients exposed to biological, chemical or radioactive warfare agents.
• Describe measures emergency responders can take to protect themselves against biological, chemical or radioactive warfare agents.
Workplace Diversity1 hr
The United States continues to be one of the most diverse countries in the world. Along with the benefits to diversity come many challenges for emergency response personnel. This course examines what diversity means, how culture and diversity differ, and successful diversity strategies at work.
• Define diversity
• Discuss effects of diversity at work
• Discuss successful diversity strategies at work
Workplace Violence1 hr
If you have not been threatened, hit by, spit on, or verbally harassed by a patient, it is only a matter of time. Unfortunately, we know that most EMS personnel, like all healthcare workers, will be victims of workplace violence. This course explores the impact of violence on the EMS workplace by defining workplace violence, discussing risk factors, and exploring components of a workplace violence prevention program.
• Define workplace violence
• Discuss the incidence of workplace violence
• Explore risk factors for workplace violence
• Describe elements of a workplace violence prevention program
- Advanced Airway Management 3.0 hrs
- Airway Management (infant & Child) 2.0 hrs
- Allergic Reaction 1 hr
- Basic Airway Management 2.0 hrs
- Burns (infant & Child) 1 hr
- Cardiac Emergencies (infant & Child) 2.0 hrs
- Cardiovascular System/Emergencies 11.0 hrs
- Communicable Diseases 9.0 hrs
- Environmental Emergencies 7.0 hrs
- Inter-Personal Communication Skills 3.0 hrs
- Lifting and Moving Patients 3.0 hrs
- Medical Patient Assessment 41.0 hrs
- Medical Patient Assessment (infant & Child) 7.0 hrs
- Overview of Behavioral Emergencies 2.0 hrs
- Pharmacology 2.0 hrs
- Respiratory Emergencies (infant & Child) 2.0 hrs
- Respiratory System/Emergencies 1 hr
- Shock 3.0 hrs
- Thoracoabdominal Trauma 1 hr
- Toxicology, Alcoholism & Drug Abuse 9.0 hrs
- Trauma Assessment 10.0 hrs
- Trauma Patient Assessment (infant & Child) 1 hr
- Vascular Access/Intraosseous (infant & Child) 1 hr
- Continuing Education 55.0 hrs
- Airway, Breathing and Cardiology 21.0 hrs
- Medical 50.0 hrs
- OB 3.0 hrs
- Operational 27.0 hrs
- Pediatric 12.0 hrs
- Preparatory 20.0 hrs
- Trauma 26.0 hrs
- Airway 11.0 hrs
- Cardiology 4.0 hrs
- HIV/AIDS 2.0 hrs
- Medical 52.0 hrs
- Obstetrics and Pediatrics 14.0 hrs
- Operations 24.0 hrs
- Pediatric Emergencies 10.0 hrs
- Trauma 24.0 hrs
- Other 54.0 hrs
- Cardiac Care 21.0 hrs
- Pediatric Care 15.0 hrs
- Trauma Care 73.0 hrs
- Airway, Respiration & Ventilation 21.0 hrs
- Cardiovascular & Resuscitation 2.0 hrs
- Medical & OB/GYN 61.0 hrs
- Trauma 27.0 hrs
- Airway, Respiration, and Ventilation 17.0 hrs
- Cardiovascular 14.0 hrs
- Medical 68.0 hrs
- Operations: Landing Zone & Extrication Awareness 11.0 hrs
- Pediatrics 14.0 hrs
- Trauma 30.0 hrs
- Advanced 133.0 hrs
- Airway, Respiration & Ventilation 11.0 hrs
- Airway, Respiration & Ventilation: ALS Airway Management 8.0 hrs
- Airway, Respiration & Ventilation: Ventilation/Oxygenation 2.0 hrs
- Basic 20.0 hrs
- Cardiovascular 15.0 hrs
- Cardiovascular: 4 & 12 Lead ECG 3.0 hrs
- Cardiovascular: ACS/Chest Pain 2.0 hrs
- Cardiovascular: Cardiac Arrest 9.0 hrs
- Cardiovascular: Pharmacology/Medication Administration 1 hr
- Cardiovascular: Stroke 1 hr
- Medical 62.0 hrs
- Medical: Altered Mental Status 8.0 hrs
- Medical: Communicable Diseases 6.0 hrs
- Medical: OB/Neonate Emergency 3.0 hrs
- Medical: Pharmacology/Medication Administration 5.0 hrs
- Medical: Respiratory Emergency 2.0 hrs
- Operations 23.0 hrs
- Operations: Communications 1 hr
- Operations: Hazardous Materials 2.0 hrs
- Operations: MCI/Triage 1 hr
- Operations: Vehicle Operations/Transport Considerations 1 hr
- Trauma 22.0 hrs
- Trauma: Shock Management 3.0 hrs
- Trauma: Soft Tissue/Musculoskeletal 19.0 hrs
- Airway, Breathing and Cardiology 21.0 hrs
- Airway Management 15.0 hrs
- Cardiac Management 6.0 hrs
- Disaster Management or Mass Casualty Incidents 1 hr
- Electives 26.0 hrs
- HIV/AIDS 2.0 hrs
- Medical Emergencies 50.0 hrs
- Medical or Behavioral Emergencies 50.0 hrs
- Obstetrics 3.0 hrs
- Obstetrics or Gynecology 3.0 hrs
- Operations 6.0 hrs
- Pediatrics 12.0 hrs
- Preparatory 21.0 hrs
- Trauma 26.0 hrs
- Airway, Breathing, Circulation 23.0 hrs
- Assessment 4.0 hrs
- Category 4 - ALS Topics 113.0 hrs
- Medical 49.0 hrs
- Obstetrics, Pediatrics 15.0 hrs
- Preparatory, Operations 27.0 hrs
- Trauma 24.0 hrs
- 2 28.0 hrs
- A 68.0 hrs
- B 36.0 hrs
- L-Local Option 22.0 hrs
- M-Medical 4.0 hrs
- T-Trauma 1 hr
- Airway/Ventilation 21.0 hrs
- Medical 50.0 hrs
- Operations 7.0 hrs
- Operations.Emergency Preparedness 3.0 hrs
- Preparatory 20.0 hrs
- Special Considerations 4.0 hrs
- Special Considerations.Pediatrics 11.0 hrs
- Special Considerations.Pediatrics: Airway 6.0 hrs
- Special Considerations.Pediatrics: Assessment 2.0 hrs
- Special Considerations.Pediatrics: Medical 4.0 hrs
- Special Considerations.Pediatrics: Trauma 1 hr
- Trauma 26.0 hrs
- Airway Management & Ventilation 30.0 hrs
- Elective 10.0 hrs
- Medical 44.0 hrs
- Medical/Behavioral 4.0 hrs
- Operations 5.0 hrs
- Preparatory 8.0 hrs
- Special Considerations 19.0 hrs
- Trauma 29.0 hrs
- Cardiac 20.0 hrs
- Medical 50.0 hrs
- Pediatric/Geriatric 16.0 hrs
- Related Specialty Areas 27.0 hrs
- Trauma 25.0 hrs
New York EMS
- Advanced Airway Management / Ventilation (AEMT) 5.0 hrs
- Airway 9.0 hrs
- Airway Management & Ventilation 9.0 hrs
- Cardiology 1 hr
- EMS Operations 7.0 hrs
- Medical (AEMT) 60.0 hrs
- Medical/Behavioral.Allergic Reactions and Poisoning (EMT-CC) 10.0 hrs
- Medical/Behavioral.Environmental/Behavioral/Gynecological (EMT-CC) 13.0 hrs
- Medical/Behavioral.Neurological & Abdominal Emergencies (EMT-CC) 18.0 hrs
- Medical/Behavioral.Respiratory & Cardiac Emergencies (EMT-CC) 19.0 hrs
- Medical.Environmental Conditions/Infectious & Communicable Diseases/Behavioral 14.0 hrs
- Medical.Gastroentaerology/Renal & Urology/Toxicology/Hematology 16.0 hrs
- Medical.Gynecology and Obstetrics 3.0 hrs
- Medical.Neurology/Endocrinology/Allergies & Anaphylaxis 13.0 hrs
- Medical.Pulmonary and Cardiology 16.0 hrs
- OB/Neonate/Pediatrics 5.0 hrs
- Operations 11.0 hrs
- Patient Assessment 6.0 hrs
- Pharmacology (AEMT) 2.0 hrs
- Preparatory 22.0 hrs
- Special Considerations.Abuse and Assault 1 hr
- Special Considerations.Neonatology and Pediatrics 12.0 hrs
- Special Considerations.Neonatology (EMT-CC) 1 hr
- Special Considerations.Obstetric Emergencies (EMT-CC) 2.0 hrs
- Special Considerations.Patients w/Special Challenges & Acute Interventions for Chronic Care Patients 3.0 hrs
- Special Considerations.Pediatrics (EMT-CC) 12.0 hrs
- Trauma 23.0 hrs
New York FIRE
- OSHA - Fire Station Safety 2.0 hrs
- OSHA - General Hazard Recognition 1 hr
- OSHA - Protective Clothing 2.0 hrs
North Carolina EMS
- Airway Management 21.0 hrs
- Medical 50.0 hrs
- Operations 9.0 hrs
- Preparatory 18.0 hrs
- Special Considerations 15.0 hrs
- Trauma 26.0 hrs
- Airway, Breathing and Cardiology 21.0 hrs
- Medical Emergencies 50.0 hrs
- Obstetrics and Pediatrics 15.0 hrs
- Operational Tasks 27.0 hrs
- Preparatory 20.0 hrs
- Trauma 26.0 hrs
- Emergency Cardiac Care 19.0 hrs
- General Topics 65.0 hrs
- Geriatric 5.0 hrs
- Patient Assessment 1 hr
- Pediatrics 18.0 hrs
- Trauma 26.0 hrs
- Airway, Breathing, and Cardiology 38.0 hrs
- Educational Topics Approved by the Medical Director 38.0 hrs
- Medical Emergencies 70.0 hrs
- Miscellaneous EMS Topics 26.0 hrs
- Pediatric and Obstetric Emergencies 16.0 hrs
- Trauma Emergencies 34.0 hrs
- Medical/Trauma 100.0 hrs
- Other 15.0 hrs
- Airway Management / Ventilation 12.0 hrs
- Clinically Related Operations 6.0 hrs
- Medical 57.0 hrs
- Patient Assessment 6.0 hrs
- Pediatric 14.0 hrs
- Preparatory 18.0 hrs
- Special Considerations 24.0 hrs
- Trauma 25.0 hrs
- Airway Management, Respiration and Artifical Ventilation 15.0 hrs
- Anatomy and Physiology 27.0 hrs
- Assessment 25.0 hrs
- EMS Operations 16.0 hrs
- Life Span Development 2.0 hrs
- Medical Terminology 5.0 hrs
- Medicine 47.0 hrs
- Pathophysiology 12.0 hrs
- Pediatrics 12.0 hrs
- Pharmacology 11.0 hrs
- Preparatory 9.0 hrs
- Public Health 10.0 hrs
- Shock and Resuscitation 11.0 hrs
- Special Patient Populations 11.0 hrs
- Trauma 24.0 hrs
- ALS Area 16 10.0 hrs
- ALS Area 17 17.0 hrs
- ALS Area 18 34.0 hrs
- ALS Area 19 36.0 hrs
- ALS Area 20 3.0 hrs
- BLS Area 13 3.0 hrs
- BLS Area 14 5.0 hrs
- BLS Area 15 2.0 hrs
- Category 2 22.0 hrs
Wyoming EMS First Responder
- Childbirth, Pediatric Emergencies 1 hr
- Medical Emergencies 2.0 hrs
- Preparatory 17.0 hrs
- Trauma Emergencies 1 hr