24-7 EMS Online: Pediatric Trauma (V2)

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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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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24-7 EMS Online: Bloodborne Pathogens (V2)

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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24-7 EMS Online: Triage (V2)

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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

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

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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.

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24-7 EMS Online: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (V2)

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Product Code: EMS1053

CO poisoning is an occupational hazard for EMS and firefighters, resulting in 5,000 fatalities every year.

The class reviews scene safety, when to suspect CO poisoning, physical signs and symptoms, care and treatment of CO poisoning.

Featuring Jim Augustine, M.D., Medical Director of Atlanta Fire

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24-7 EMS Online: Cyanide Poisoning (V2)

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Product Code: EMS1054

Cyanide poisoning is an occupational hazard for EMS and firefighters. Patient outcome is improved by rapid assessment and administration of an antidote.

This class reviews smoke composition, inhalation type injuries, and the effects of cyanide on the system. Signs and symptoms of cyanide depend on the concentration of the gas and exposure time.

Featuring Jeffrey Bruggeman, NREMT-P

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24-7 EMS Online: Extreme Heat Emergencies (V2)

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Product Code: EMS1055

This course illustrates classic and exertional heat stroke, reviewing the signs, symptoms, and treatments of a variety of heat-related illnesses.

Includes a review of the physiological effects of heat and the four methods of heat transfer from the body.

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24-7 EMS Online: Infectious Disease Update & Personal Protection (V2)

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Product Code: EMS1056

Signs and symptoms associated with bloodborne and other communicable diseases are reviewed. Course covers the latest on hepatitis B and C, as well as the effects of the universal hepatitis B vaccine on healthcare workers.

MRSA, the H1N1 virus, HIV and how to protect yourself from exposure are included. Post-exposure care, follow up, and the Ryan White Care Act are emphasized.

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

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24-7 EMS Online: Behavioral Emergencies: Excited Delirium (V2)

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Product Code: EMS1057

Excited delirium is a serious medical condition that is often fatal. It is critical that EMS providers know how to recognize excited delirium from other behavioral emergencies.

These patients require immediate medical interventions; prolonged struggles can have serious consequences. A discussion of Taser use, patient positioning, and assessment and treatment of a patient is reviewed.

Featuring Dr. Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP, Medical Director for the Health East Care System in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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24-7 EMS Online: Pediatric Assessment (V2)

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Product Code: EMS1058

The assessment and treatment of children must be modified and specific considerations must be given to their unique anatomy and physiology.

The developmental ages of children are presented along with how to approach each stage for the best outcome.

Featuring Dr. Davis Markenson, Brady - Pediatric Prehospital Care

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24-7 EMS Online: Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies (V2)

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Product Code: EMS1059

Treatment techniques need to be modified according to the child’s age. Course reviews common childhood respiratory illnesses, signs and symptoms of respiratory compromise, assessment, and treatment.

Pediatric bag valve mask technique is demonstrated.

Featuring Jayd Swendseid, FF/EMT-P, PALS instructor, Los Angeles County Fire Department. Dr. David Markenson, Brady - Pediatric Prehospital Care

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24-7 EMS Online: Capnography (V2)

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Product Code: EMS1060

Capnography is a technology that provides a graphic picture and an objective measure of a patient's ventilatory status.

While not a new technology, capnography is a hot topic now because of its reference in the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) Guidelines, and more states are requiring it as part of their intubation protocol.

This course provides an overview of the intubated uses of capnography, a summary of the use of capnography in the treatment of asthma, and an in-depth presentation of the less common, non-intubated uses of capnography.

Featuring Troy Smith, LPN, NREMT-Paramedic, AS Snohomish, Washington.

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24-7 EMS Online: Combat Related TBI (V2)

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Product Code: EMS1062

Individuals who have post-concussive syndrome or symptoms that occur after traumatic brain injury often have problems with functions such as: attention, judgment, memory, the ability to coordinate activities, and effective cooperation.

EMS personnel should have a foundational understanding of what TBI is and the ongoing needs of people living with one or more cognitive, emotional, or behavioral disabilities.

Featuring Deputy Chief Ben Chlapek, from Central Jackson County Fire Protection District. Dr Gary Abram, Rehabilitation Section Chief, at San Francisco VA Medical Center

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24-7 EMS Online: Diabetic Emergencies (V2)

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Product Code: EMS1063

Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which the body either fails to produce insulin, or cannot use insulin effectively to process sugar. The result is that excess sugar or glucose will circulate in the blood and can cause damage to vital organs like the heart and kidney.

Diabetes can also exacerbate other disease processes, causing complications for the patient. An estimated 26 million Americans have diabetes and over 70 million display symptoms of a pre-diabetic condition.

The focus of this program is the role of the EMS responder in identifying and managing a diabetic patient in a prehospital setting.

Featuring Angel Clark Burba, MS, NRP EMS Program Director Howard Community College

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24-7 EMS Online: Extrication and Patient Packaging (V2)

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Product Code: EMS1064

This class reviews the importance of scene safety, the use of proper personal protective equipment, and scene survey. 

Different types of stabilization, extrication, and immobilization equipment are discussed.

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24-7 EMS Online: Field Triage Update (V2)

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Product Code: EMS1065

Field triage is a decision scheme for assessing and selecting a transport destination for individual trauma patients.

The decision making process is based on a document released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) called “Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients.” This program reviews the recommendations of the guidelines and the changes in field triage.

Featuring Doctor John McManus, Director at the Center for Pre-Deployment Medicine for the US Army at Fort Sam Houston Texas

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