24-7 EMS Online: Geriatric Trauma: Hip Injuries (V2)

Product Code: EMS1007

This program reviews the effects of hip and pelvic trauma in geriatric patients.

The anatomy and physiology of the hip is reviewed, basic emergency care, pain management and the special consideration of treating a geriatric patient with an injury to the lower extremity is highlighted.

Featuring Heather Davis, MS, NREMT-P, Educational Program Director, UCLA

24-7 EMS Online: Geriatric Poisonings (V2)

Product Code: EMS1028

Increased medical resources, new and improving pharmaceuticals, and an expanding elderly population mean EMS professionals have a greater opportunity to respond to a geriatric patient experiencing adverse affects from medications.

Knowing how to evaluate the scene, as well as understanding the psychological and physiological changes of aging and the interactions of medications, will provide a solid foundation for dealing with a geriatric patient who is experiencing an overdose, whether accidental or intentional.

Featuring Lisa L Booze, Pharm.D., CSPI Clinical Coordinator Maryland Poison Center University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Baltimore, Maryland.

24-7 EMS Online: Geriatric Behavioral Emergencies (V2)

Product Code: EMS1075

Successful care of the elderly requires differentiating between acute and chronic problems. Medical problems such as medication use, misuse, or interactions often present as behavioral problems.

This class reviews key considerations in treating geriatric patients.

24-7 EMS Online: Neonatal Care and Resuscitation (V2)

Product Code: EMS1037

Preparing for resuscitative efforts saves precious time and makes a critical difference when complications arise.

Video from unassisted home and hospital births illustrates the five critical steps of care for newborns, reviews neonatal resuscitation, special considerations for meconium-stained babies, and premature infant care.

Featuring Shaun Fix, PMD, NREMT-P EMS Captain Boca Raton Rescue President, Emergency Medical Consultants

24-7 EMS Online: Safety: Responder Respiratory Protection and SCBA (V2)

Product Code: EMS1025

In 911 emergencies involving known biological hazards dispatched as “simple” medical responses or everyday calls, respiratory protection is often dismissed unless there is an obvious situation that involves smoke or a potentially hazardous atmosphere.

EMS professionals must recognize the potential danger and possible respiratory compromise in any environment. This course reviews hazardous conditions involving airborne exposure and the importance of preparing and training for entrance into environments that cannot sustain life without the use of self-contained breathing apparatus.

Featuring Bill Richard, NREMT-P Lead Instructor Crozer Chester Medical Center EMS Chairperson Toxic Fire of 78 Memorial Committee

24-7 EMS Online: Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies (V2)

Product Code: EMS1059

Treatment techniques need to be modified according to the child’s age. Course reviews common childhood respiratory illnesses, signs and symptoms of respiratory compromise, assessment, and treatment.

Pediatric bag valve mask technique is demonstrated.

Featuring Jayd Swendseid, FF/EMT-P, PALS instructor, Los Angeles County Fire Department. Dr. David Markenson, Brady - Pediatric Prehospital Care

24-7 EMS Online: Respiratory Emergencies: CPAP (V2)

Product Code: EMS1094

CPAP—Continuous Positive Airway Pressure—provides a non-invasive method that enables you to alleviate symptoms, improve breathing, and provide the patient with additional time to obtain advanced care.

Learn how CPAP works, the indications and contra-indications of use, and how to apply it in the field.

Featuring: Paul Werfel, NREMT-P, Paramedic Class Director and Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook, New York

24-7 EMS Online: Sudden Cardiac Death (V2)

Product Code: EMS1003

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) accounts for approximately 5% of all deaths. This program will discuss the circumstances surrounding SCD, contributing factors, and methods to reduce the risk of SCD, as well as how the EMS professional assesses a patient who has died.

Featuring Mike McEvoy, PhD, REMT-P, RN, CCRN, EMS Coordinator - Saratoga County, New York EMS Director - NYS Association of Fire Chiefs FireEMS editor - Fire Engineering magazine Clinical Assoc. Professor Critical Care Medicine - Albany Medical College

24-7 EMS Online: Assessment: Medical Patient (V2)

Product Code: EMS1041

History and assessment on-scene are critical to the emergency department treatment the patient will receive. Patient assessment process using SAMPLE and OPQRST are modeled.

Featuring Walt Stoy, PhD, University of Pittsburgh.

24-7 EMS Online: Extrication and Patient Packaging (V2)

Product Code: EMS1064

This class reviews the importance of scene safety, the use of proper personal protective equipment, and scene survey. 

Different types of stabilization, extrication, and immobilization equipment are discussed.