24-7 EMS Online: Geriatric Poisonings (V2)

Product Code: EMS1028

Increased medical resources, new and improving pharmaceuticals, and an expanding elderly population mean EMS professionals have a greater opportunity to respond to a geriatric patient experiencing adverse affects from medications.

Knowing how to evaluate the scene, as well as understanding the psychological and physiological changes of aging and the interactions of medications, will provide a solid foundation for dealing with a geriatric patient who is experiencing an overdose, whether accidental or intentional.

Featuring Lisa L Booze, Pharm.D., CSPI Clinical Coordinator Maryland Poison Center University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Baltimore, Maryland.

24-7 EMS Online: EMS Flood Response (V2)

Product Code: EMS1029

Floods are a leading cause of death from natural disasters. Flooding can also occur from man-made activities such as a ruptured water main.

This program will identify various situations involving flooding and discuss the variety of injuries EMS personnel may encounter. Flood response safety will be emphasized throughout the course.

Featuring Glenn Luedtke, NREMT-P Director (Retired) Sussex County (DE) EMS

24-7 EMS Online: ECC Update: Pediatrics and PALS (V2)

Product Code: EMS1030

Every five years a new set of guidelines are developed and implemented for adult and pediatric resuscitation.

In 2010 the newest guidelines were released. This program is designed to inform the participant of the updated guidelines on resuscitation as a professional responder on pediatric changes.

Featuring Gregory R. Ciottone, Emergency Physician, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Assitant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

24-7 EMS Online: Responder Wellness and Fitness (V2)

Product Code: EMS1031

Responder wellness and fitness is often overlooked by EMS teams. In many instances, responders are confined to an ambulance during their shifts, or long shifts may leave little time to exercise.

However, in order to provide the best patient care, responders need to remain physical fit and in a well condition.

This course discusses the importance of responder wellness and proper fitness programs, as well as reviews ways EMS personnel can remain physically fit while stationed in an ambulance.

Featuring Bryan Fass, ATCl, CSCS, EMT-P (Certified athletic trainer, certified strength and conditioning specialist, Paramedic) President of the Fire Responder

24-7 EMS Online: Agricultural Hazmat: EMS Response (V2)

Product Code: EMS1032

Agricultural chemicals are used every day in the production of food and to raise livestock. Such chemicals appear in an expanding variety of settings and may be difficult to recognize or identify.

This course helps EMS responders understand the increasing risk of encountering unidentified agricultural hazardous materials in any response setting.

The course also reviews types of agricultural chemicals, reactions to exposures, decontamination procedures, treatment methods, and personal protection.

Featuring Rob Schnepp - Assistant Chief, Special Operations Alameda County Fire Department Alameda, California.

24-7 EMS Online: ECC Update: Adult and AED (V2)

Product Code: EMS1033

New guidelines are developed and implemented for adult and pediatric resuscitation every five years.

The most current guidelines were issued in 2010. This program is designed to educate professional responders on the updated guidelines for resuscitation.

Featuring Gregory R. Ciottone, Emergency Physician, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Assitant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

24-7 EMS Online: Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Response Awareness (V2)

Product Code: EMS1034

This program discusses challenges to EMS providers when responding to incidents involving patients who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Methods of communicating with the patient for assessment and treatment are reviewed.

Featuring Neil McDevitt, Program Director, CEPIN-TDI

24-7 EMS Online: Terrorism: EMS Readiness (V2)

Product Code: EMS1035

There are events that occur regularly across the United States and around the world. It is recognized that terrorism can occur in virtually any area of this country.

As an EMS responder, you need to be able to recognize the potential terrorist scene and respond accordingly.

Featuring James J. Augustine, M.D. Centerville, Ohio

24-7 EMS Online: Abdominal Trauma (V2)

Product Code: EMS1036

Abdominal trauma has a high potential for shock and life-threatening injury and is one of the most difficult injuries to evaluate in the pre-hospital environment.

This program is designed to discuss the various traumas associated with the abdomen and covers effective strategies to determine and treat abdominal trauma.

EMS responders who implement rapid, systematic assessment, have a high degree of suspicion and knowledge of the pathophysiology of the abdomen, and who provide early transport will deliver quality patient care and help improve outcomes for patients with abdominal trauma.

Featuring Christopher Shane Henderson, B.S., FF/EMT-P Adjunct EMS Instructor St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue St. Petersburg College

24-7 EMS Online: Neonatal Care and Resuscitation (V2)

Product Code: EMS1037

Preparing for resuscitative efforts saves precious time and makes a critical difference when complications arise.

Video from unassisted home and hospital births illustrates the five critical steps of care for newborns, reviews neonatal resuscitation, special considerations for meconium-stained babies, and premature infant care.

Featuring Shaun Fix, PMD, NREMT-P EMS Captain Boca Raton Rescue President, Emergency Medical Consultants

24-7 EMS Online: Anaphylaxis (V2)

Product Code: EMS1038

Anatomy and physiology of the body’s immune response to antigens. Signs, symptoms, and treatments for allergic reactions and critical on-scene history and assessment.

Epinephrine and albuterol use for allergic reactions is discussed, as is the importance of airway management.

Featuring Gordon Kokx, BS, NREMT-Paramedic, Professor, EMS Program Director The College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls, Idaho.

24-7 EMS Online: SIDS & EMS (V2)

Product Code: EMS1039

Sudden, unexplained infant death is a challenging call. This class provides EMS responders with a solid knowledge of the causes and misconceptions about SIDS, discusses the role of EMS at the scene of a sudden unexplained infant death, gathering detailed information about the death and scene-evidence preservation.

Featuring Deborah Robinson, Infant Death Specialist from the SIDS Foundation of Washington

24-7 EMS Online: Pediatric Trauma (V2)

Product Code: EMS1040

This class reviews common types of pediatric trauma, the importance of early recognition of injuries and rapid treatment, and emphasizes the need to understand the differences in pediatric anatomy in order to adjust assessment techniques.

Featuring Connie J Mattera, MS, RN, EMT-p Northwest Community Hospital EMS Administrative Director

24-7 EMS Online: Assessment: Medical Patient (V2)

Product Code: EMS1041

History and assessment on-scene are critical to the emergency department treatment the patient will receive. Patient assessment process using SAMPLE and OPQRST are modeled.

Featuring Walt Stoy, PhD, University of Pittsburgh.

24-7 EMS Online: DMAT and Mass Gathering Medicine (V2)

Product Code: EMS1042

The role of Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMAT) and Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) teams in responding to disasters.

The history of the National Disaster Medicine System (NDMS) is reviewed. Medical services at mass gatherings are examined.

Featuring Dustin Shelhamer, EMT-P, Texas 1 DMAT.

24-7 EMS Online: Pediatric Behavioral Emergencies: Autism (ASD) (V2)

Product Code: EMS1043

One of every 150 children born today will have some form of autism. It’s important that all EMS responders are familiar with neurological emergencies, understand the complexity of these illnesses, and can recognize the signs and symptoms of ASD and PDD.

Assessment and treatment techniques need to be modified to deliver successful and appropriate care.

Featuring Ralph Carrasquillo, Firefighter/paramedic, San Diego Fire

24-7 EMS Online: Communicable Diseases: Childhood and Travelers (V2)

Product Code: EMS1044

The spread of disease is not new, but how we handle the outbreaks and the spread of diseases is critical.

EMS providers are in a unique position to be among the first to recognize patterns or trends of illnesses in the community, and to help prevent a larger outbreak of a communicable disease. The current influenza threat from the H1N1 virus is reviewed.

Featuring Katherine West, BSN, MSED., CIC, Infection control expert. Robert Waddell, Current Vice President - Sacco Triage System Cheyenne, Wyoming.

24-7 EMS Online: Extreme Sports Injuries: Extremity Trauma (V2)

Product Code: EMS1045

This program reviews pain management, splinting, and the various techniques used to stabilize an extremity. Instructs on how to look for and anticipate other injuries in the “predictive” assessment and thereby avoiding the distraction of the obvious injury.

Many of the injuries sustained while participating in these sports are usually not life threatening; however, they are painful. The anatomy and physiology of the shoulder are reviewed. The focus is on upper extremity trauma and treating PSDE – painful, swollen, deformed extremities.

Featuring Craig Jacobus, Paramedic

24-7 EMS Online: Cold Weather Emergencies: Hypothermia (V2)

Product Code: EMS1046

Cold weather emergencies can affect victims at any time during the year. A decrease in body temperature will have the same affect whether it is mid-January or mid-July.

Providers should familiarize themselves with different cold dangers, the signs and symptoms of hypothermia, and the consideration for hypothermia depending on the current environment or situation.

Featuring Augie Bamonti, EMT-P, PHTLS Executive Council, from Chicago Heights, Illinois.

24-7 EMS Online: Intraosseous Vascular Access (v2)

Product Code: EMS1047

Although the most familiar approach to vascular access is the intravenous catheter or IV, the most seriously ill or injured patient has little of no peripheral circulation allowing for rapid IV access.

Fortunately, there is another option: intraosseous (IO) access and infusion. This course provides the guidelines for the proper use of IO devices, outlines the indications and contraindications of IO, and demonstrates why IO can be a viable alternative to IV in an emergency situation.

Featuring Scotty Bolleter, BS, Paramedic Chief Centre for Emergency Health Sciences.

24-7 EMS Online: Bloodborne Pathogens (V2)

Product Code: EMS1048

Bloodborne diseases, modes of transmission, areas or risk, and safe work practices. Areas of risk in EMS and importance of "task-based" use of personal protective equipment when risks are identified.

Satisfies bloodborne pathogens standards refresher requirements from OSHA.

Featuring Katherine West, BSN, MSEd. CIC, Infection Control Consultant Infection Control/Emerging Concepts, Inc.

24-7 EMS Online: Blunt Chest Trauma (V2)

Product Code: EMS1049

Signs, symptoms, and treatment for traumatic chest injuries are reviewed. Emphasizes a systematic approach, including ABCs and on-going assessment.

Reviews current protocols regarding pain management and fluid therapy. 25% of all trauma deaths are caused by blunt chest trauma.

Featuring Will Chapleau, EMT-P, RN, TNS, PHTLS, Manager, Advanced Trauma Life Support, American College of Surgeons.

24-7 EMS Online: Pediatric Airway Management (V2)

Product Code: EMS1050

Low volumes of pediatric patients and lack of experience make sick children some of the most anxiety-provoking patients for EMS responders.

This course provides an overview of pediatric respiratory anatomy and physiology, emphasizes the importance of Basic Life Support (BLS) airway support and management, demonstrates how to differentiate among the most common airway problems, and uses clinical experience to explain how common pediatric respiratory issues can be better assessed in the field.

In addition, the course provides tools for EMS responders to properly assess even the most uncooperative and agitated young child.

24-7 EMS Online: Triage (V2)

Product Code: EMS1051

Course reviews the components of triage, important assessment points, how to classify and tag victims, and the importance of regular training with multiple agencies, especially area hospitals. Features START triage system.

Featuring Mike Elliott, District Commander of Austin-Travis County EMS, Texas

24-7 EMS Online: Tourniquets & Hemorrhage Control (V2)

Product Code: EMS1052

Recommendations on hemorrhage control, hemostatic agents, and tourniquets are changing in the pre-hospital field based on new levels of experience in military medicine.

Reviewed are the causes and types of blood loss, internal and external bleeding, the signs and symptoms of hemorrhage, and the treatment protocols for these injuries.

Featuring: Lt. C. John McManus, MD, MCR, FACEP, FAAEM Director for the Center for Pre-Deployment Medicine-US Army. Susie Kochevar, RN, BSN, CEN, Health Care Coordinator for North Las Vegas Fire Dept.