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University of Colorado System

Become an EMT

University of Colorado System via Coursera Specialization

Overview

Health care is an exciting and ever growing profession that can take you many different directions. You can apply the fundamentals you learn here about emergent patient care, stabilization, and disease processes toward becoming an EMT or further health care pursuits. In this specialization you will learn to care for stable and unstable patients before they get to a hospital, how to identify time sensitive diseases, and medical and traumatic conditions that affect both adults and pediatric patients. Course 1 ensures you can assess a scene and prepare to provide care, understand the framework for patient assessment, history of emergency medical services, and the personal requirements to be an EMT. Course 2 addresses airway, breathing and circulation, medications and medication administration that EMTs are allowed to provide, and how to identify a patient having a stroke or diabetic emergency. Course 3 covers skills related to high performance CPR or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, toxicology, and wilderness emergency medicine. Course 4 offers skills for trauma emergencies and Course 5 focuses pregnancy, infants and pediatrics. Essential skills are demonstrated throughout the specialization. Finally, apply the course materials to real patient scenarios in the Capstone to help prepare you for national registry testing. For more information regarding educational requirements for licensure in U.S. states or U.S. territories see FAQ below.

Syllabus

Course 1: EMT Foundations
- Offered by University of Colorado System. In this course, you will get a thorough introduction to the emergency medical services system, and ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Medical Emergencies: Airway, Breathing, and Circulation
- Offered by University of Colorado System. In this course, you will develop the knowledge and skills to assess and stabilize certain types of ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Medical Emergencies: CPR, Toxicology, and Wilderness
- Offered by University of Colorado System. In this course, you will develop the knowledge and skills to assess and stabilize certain types of ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Trauma Emergencies and Care
- Offered by University of Colorado System. Welcome to Trauma Emergencies and Care. In this course, you will learn about some of the mechanics ... Enroll for free.

Course 5: Emergency Care: Pregnancy, Infants, and Children
- Offered by University of Colorado System. Welcome to the final course of lectures in your quest to master EMT basics. In this course, we ... Enroll for free.

Course 6: Prepare for the EMT Certification Test
- Offered by University of Colorado System. Welcome to your final course in Become and EMT! Prepare for the National Registry exam. The ... Enroll for free.

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Angela Wright, MD, Arthur Pliaconis, Kathrine Lopez and Whitney Barrett, MD

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