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EMT Chest & Abdominal Injuries Continuing Education, CEU Course
1.25 CEUS or 1.50 CEUS - Accredited by CECBEMS


This EMT Chest & Abdominal Injuries CEU Course is available in two separate formats. Students may choose the Self paced (DL) lecture or the Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT).

The Self Paced EMT Chest & Abdominal Injuries CEU DL lecture may be completed on the students own schedule. Students login online, watch the lectures and then take an assessment exam over the material. Once the exam is successfully completed with a score of 80% or better, the student is automatically issued a certificate of completion. Multiple exam attempts are permited. You may apply this course to the NREMT required hours of NON-live continuing education.

The Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) lecture must be completed in our online virtual classroom at pre-scheduled times on pre-scheduled days. In this format Instructors are available during the lectures to answer questions via chat and available via voice at the completion of the lecture. The VILT format qualifies as LIVE training. You may apply this CEU course to the LIVE hour requirements of the NREMT. Check Our Virtual Instructor Calendar

Self paced DL Course - 1.00 CEUS, $12.50 BUY
VILT Live Course - 1.50 CEUS, $24.95 BUY

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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.



VILT = Virtual Instructor Led Training that takes place online in a virtual classroom. Students attend lectures at specific times and have LIVE access to instructors and interaction with other students. VILT is recognized and accepted as LIVE training and continuing education by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) as well as the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS).


DL = Distributive Learning activities that are self paced and may be completed online at the student's convenience. Students may stop and start lectures over any period of time until it is complete. DL activities are recognized and accepted as accredited continuing education by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) as well as the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS).


This continuing education activity is approved by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS). CE Course Number: 11-EMT-F3-0014

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