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Medical Emergencies: Airway, Breathing, and Circulation

University of Colorado System via Coursera

  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Health Care
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session In progress
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 5 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 5 weeks long
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In this course, you will develop the knowledge and skills to assess and stabilize certain types of patients for transport. By the end of this course, you will be able to: 1) assess a basic medical patient 2) describe general pharmacologic principles and the skills associated with medication administration, 3) explain airway physiology, the assessment of the airway and available interventions for airway management, 4) identify, assess and formulate a plan to stabilize a patient with a respiratory emergency for transport, and 5) identify, assess and formulate a plan to stabilize a patient with a cardiovascular emergency for transport. 6) describe the most common neurologic and endocrine emergencies and what you can do for them as an EMT.

Syllabus

  1. Pharmacology Basics
  2. Airway and Breathing
  3. Respiratory Emergencies
  4. Cardiovascular Emergencies
  5. Neurological Emergencies

 

 

Taught by

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

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