24-7 ems medical emergencies: 21 Courses

24-7 EMS Online: Diabetic Emergencies (V2)

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

Ebola Awareness for EMS

Product Code: EMS1115

Ebola is a rare and deadly disease that is caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains. There have been several cases thus far of Ebola in the United States.

Transmission occurs through bodily fluids, which makes EMS providers vulnerable.

This program will help EMS providers identify the signs, symptoms, and patient history of the Ebola Virus Disease; describe the necessary personal protective equipment to be used and methods for proper personal protective equipment (PPE) removal; explain the procedures used to clean and disinfect transport vehicles; and will specify follow-up procedures that EMS providers should follow when caring for a patient who has signs, symptoms, and patient history consistent with the Ebola Virus Disease.

Featuring Jeffrey Lindsey, PhD, CFO, Paramedic

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

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.

24-7 EMS Online: Heart Failure (V2)

Product Code: EMS1088

The term “Heart Failure” is now replacing the once commonly used “Congestive Heart Failure,” or “CHF.” This program outlines the stages and classifications of heart failure and reminds us that the signs and symptoms are many, and will vary in degree and severity.

The program also reviews the disease process and the types of commonly prescribed medications.

Featuring: Mike McEvoy, PhD, NREMT-P, RN, CCRN, Saratoga County, New York

24-7 EMS Online: Renal Failure: Chronic (V2)

Product Code: EMS1112

Chronic renal failure is a condition that affects nearly all the systems in the body. Patients with chronic kidney disease or end-stage renal disease can experience many different types of complications that are caused or exacerbated by renal failure.

As an EMS provider, a basic understanding of chronic renal failure and its causes can help you to better recognize and provide care for these related complications. This program reviews the growing rate of renal failure incidence, how renal failure occurs, how to recognize renal failure, complications related to dialysis, other illnesses related to chronic kidney disease or end-stage renal disease, and care to provide in a prehospital environment.

Featuring Kevin Collopy, EMS author and has written several textbook chapters, magazine articles, develops on-line continuing education courses and is on the EMSWorld advisory board.

24-7 EMS Online: Renal Failure: Acute (V2)

Product Code: EMS1113

Acute renal failure (ARF) is a life-threatening condition that can develop in a matter of hours or days. Fortunately, with appropriate and rapid treatment, it is reversible.

As an EMS provider, you can help to improve outcomes for patients with acute renal failure with early recognition and treatment. This program reviews the basic anatomy and function of the kidneys, what causes acute renal failure, and care to provide in a prehospital environment.

Featuring Kevin T. Collopy, BA, FP-C, CCEMT-P, WEMT, NRP

24-7 EMS Online: Seizures (V2)

Product Code: EMS1097

Most seizures are symptoms of an underlying problem. In this class, different types of seizures are reviewed as well as their signs, symptoms, and unique characteristics.

Discusses the importance of a thorough assessment and history of a seizure patient, explains that seizures in children are an indication of a possible life-threatening infection.

Featuring: Dave Page, MS, NREMT-P, Emergency Health Services faculty, Inver Hill Community

24-7 EMS Online: STEMI Care (V2)

Product Code: EMS1021

This course reviews assessing objective data in a cardiac emergency such as vital signs, the events of the current complaint, and the ECG findings, as well as evaluating the complaint, gathering objective data, and analyzing the situation.

Prepares EMS personnel to recognize a STEMI and formulating a care plan to effectively reduce patient morbidity and mortality.

Featuring Michael L. Wallace, MPA, EMTP, CCEMTP EMS Division Captain Central Jackson County Fire Protection District Blue Springs, Missouri

24-7 EMS Online: Street Drugs (V2)

Product Code: EMS1098

Identify signs, symptoms, and best practices for treating drug overdoses. Course reviews required care, treatment, and intervention. Learn about commonly misused drugs, safety concerns for EMS providers, and toxidromes that may indicate substances used by patients.

Featuring Wendy Klein-Schwartz, MD, Maryland Poison Center and University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy

24-7 EMS Online: Stroke (V2)

Product Code: EMS1070

Stroke remains a leading cause of death and long-term disability. Recent advances in stroke treatment options are helping to improve stroke morbidity and mortality rates, but one of the most important factors in the treatment of stroke is minimizing time to treatment.

Approximately 80% of strokes suffered are ischemic, involving a blockage of a cerebral artery. Highly effective clot-busting drug interventions must be administered within three hours, and no more than four and a half hours, of the onset of symptoms.

Since half of all stroke patients are transported by EMS, first responders play a critical role in saving the lives and maintaining quality-of-life for these patients. The faster a stroke is recognized and care is initiated, the higher the likelihood of a positive outcome.

This program outlines the signs and symptoms of stroke, reviews the use of stroke assessment tools, and explains how EMS responders can greatly affect stroke treatment outcomes by minimizing time to treatment for stroke patients.

Featuring Eric H Beck, DO, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P