This EMT Level CEU Package is available as an online distance learning (F3 DL) course.
These self-paced EMT CEU lectures may be completed on the students own schedule. Students login, watch the lectures and then take assessment exams over the material. Once the exams are successfully completed with a score of 80% or better, the student is able to generate a certificate of completion. Multiple exam attempts are permited. You may apply these courses to the NREMT required hours of NON-live continuing education.
This 12 hour CEU Package includes:
Obstetrics & Gynecologic Emergencies Cognitive Objectives
1. Differentiate the emergency medical care provided to a patient with pre-delivery emergencies from a normal delivery.
2. State the steps in the pre-delivery preparation of the mother.
3. Establish the relationship between body substance isolation and childbirth.
4. State the steps to assist in the delivery.
5. Describe care of the baby as the head appears.
6. Describe how and when to cut the umbilical cord.
7. Describe the stages of labor.
8. Demonstrate the ability to calculate an apgar score.
9. Describe the difference between placenta abruptio and placenta previa.
Communications & Basic Pharmacology Cognitive Objectives
1. List routes of drug administration.
2. Choose the most appropriate method of communication for an eldery patient.
3. Understand the importance of effective communication of patient information in the verbal report.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of activated charcoal, it's uses and dose.
5. Describe the proper process of communicating with medical control.
6. List indications and contraindications for nitroglycerin.
7. Demonstrate an understanding of epinephrine, it's uses and physiological affects.
8. List some common medications and their uses.
9. State the medications carried on the unit by the generic name.
Chest & Abdominal Injuries Cognitive Objectives
1. Identify proper treatment for a chest injury with paradoxical motion.
2. Identify and locate the organs of the chest and abdomen.
3. State the interaction of the diaphragm and rib cage during respiration.
4. State what a pneumothorax is.
5. Differentiate between the different types of pneumothorax.
6. State different chest injuries and their presentation.
7. Describe the treatment for a blunt trauma abdominal injury patient who is conscious and alert.
8. Describe the importance of rapid transportation in patients with injuries to the great vessels in the chest.
Soft Tissue & Musculoskeletal Care Cognitive Objectives
1. Describe the signs and treatment of an abdominal evisceration.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the different types of musculoskeletal injuries and their treatments.
3. Distinquish the differences in treatment for injuries of different types to the neck.
4. List the types of closed soft tissue injuries.
5. Describe the emergency medical care of the patient with a closed soft tissue injury.
6. State the types of open soft tissue injuries.
7. Describe the emergency medical care of the patient with an open soft tissue injury.
8. Discuss the emergency medical care considerations for a patient with a penetrating chest injury.
9. State the emergency medical care considerations for a patient with an open wound to the abdomen.
10. Differentiate the care of an open wound to the chest from an open wound to the abdomen.
Environmental & Behavioral Emergencies Cognitive Objectives
1. Describe the various ways that the body loses heat.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of epinephrine and it's uses for the EMT.
3. List the signs and symptoms of exposure to heat.
4. Explain the steps in providing emergency care to a patient exposed to heat.
5. Describe the signs and symptoms and treatment options of poisoning emergencies.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of treatment options in the emergency medical care of bites and stings.
7. Discuss the general factors that may cause an alteration in a patient's behavior.
8. State the breath sounds you would hear in patient with upper respiratory swelling.
9. Discuss the characteristics of an individual's behavior which suggests that the patient is at risk for suicide.
10. Demonstrate knowledge of the considerations for managing overdose emergencies.
11. Demonstrate an understanding of the special circumstances that can be encountered when assessing a patient with behavioral problems.
12. Demonstrate the knowledge of the general behaviors which suggests that a patient may be at risk for violence.
13. List methods to calm behavioral emergency patients.
Neurologic and Diabetic Emergencies Cognitive Objectives
1. Identify the signs, symptoms and treatment of a patient who has had a stroke.
2. Describe the signs and symptoms of status epilepticus.
3. Describe the postictal state and your potential treatments .
4. Identify treatment priorities when treating a patient who has had a stroke.
5. State different causes of seizures.
6. Recognize the need for appropriate history gathering of stroke patients.
7. List signs and symptoms of a cerebral aneurysm.
8. Describe hypertension's potential role in a cerebral aneurysm.
9. Describe the right and left cerebral hemispheres and what they control.
10. Identify the patient taking diabetic medications with altered mental status and the implications of a diabetes history.
11. State the generic and trade names, medication forms, dose, administration, action, and contraindications for oral glucose.
Geriatrics Cognitive Objectives
1. Identify potential causes of delirium in the geratric patient.
2. Describe the difference between dementia and delirium.
3. Discuss the impact of polypharmacy in geriatric patients.
4. Discuss organ system deterioration in the geriatric patient.
5. Discuss the signs of elder abuse.
6. Describe the GEMS diamond and its use.
7. Describe the dialysis process.
Allergic Reactions, Envenomations, Substance Abuse & Poisonings Cognitive Objectives
1. Demonstrate recognition of the patient experiencing an allergic reaction.
2. Describe the emergency medical care of the patient with an allergic reaction.
3. Describe the signs and symptoms of DT's
4. Describe the mechanisms of allergic response and the implications for airway management.
5. State the generic and trade names, medication forms, dose, administration, action, and contraindications for the epinephrine auto-injector.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of the need for medical direction in the emergency medical care of the patient with an allergic reaction.
7. Differentiate between the general category of those patients having an allergic reaction and those patients having an allergic reaction and requiring immediate medical care, including immediate use of epinephrine auto-injector.
8. Describe the different routes of poisonings.
9. Describe the emergency medical care of the poisoning patient who is conscious and alert.
10. State the circumstances that would necessitate calling the poison control center.
11. List some common prescription medications that are abused.
This continuing education activity is approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education - CAPCE (Formerly the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services - CECBEMS)
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