24-7 ems assessment: 8 Courses

24-7 EMS Online: Geriatric Assessment (V2)

Product Code: EMS1002

This program will help EMS providers understand the physiological and psychological differences among the geriatric population and provide an EMS responder with a good foundation for developing effective communication and assessment tools in order to provide quality patient care.

Featuring Christopher Shane Henderson, B.S., FF/EMT-P Adjunct EMS Instructor St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue St. Petersburg 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: Capnography (V2)

Product Code: EMS1060

Capnography is a technology that provides a graphic picture and an objective measure of a patient's ventilatory status.

While not a new technology, capnography is a hot topic now because of its reference in the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) Guidelines, and more states are requiring it as part of their intubation protocol.

This course provides an overview of the intubated uses of capnography, a summary of the use of capnography in the treatment of asthma, and an in-depth presentation of the less common, non-intubated uses of capnography.

Featuring Troy Smith, LPN, NREMT-Paramedic, AS Snohomish, Washington.

24-7 EMS Online: Field Triage Update (V2)

Product Code: EMS1065

Field triage is a decision scheme for assessing and selecting a transport destination for individual trauma patients.

The decision making process is based on a document released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) called “Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients.” This program reviews the recommendations of the guidelines and the changes in field triage.

Featuring Doctor John McManus, Director at the Center for Pre-Deployment Medicine for the US Army at Fort Sam Houston Texas

24-7 EMS Online: 12-Lead Electrocardiogram (ECG) (V2)

Product Code: EMS1066

In current EMS practice, paramedics and nurses are now expected to be able to use the 12-Lead ECG for early recognition of ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and then fast track patients for immediate physician review and treatment.

This course reviews the importance of 12-Lead ECGs, how to correctly apply the chest and limb electrodes for an accurate reading, and an update on the best practices.

Also covered are the most frequently encoutnered errors of 12-Lead ECGs, the importance of obtaining 12-Lead ECGs with an emphasis on ST-elevation, capturing clear ECGs for analysis, and reducing false positives and STEMI imitators.

Featuring Tim Phalen Author and Educator, ECG Solutions, Inc.

24-7 EMS Online: Interpreting Vital Signs (V2)

Product Code: EMS1001

By correctly interpreting vital signs, the EMS professional can indentify life-threatening emergencies, predict the severity of a patient's hemodynamic state, determine treatement and correctly monitor the overall condition of the patient.

This course reviews the importance of assessing and interpreting the vital signs and how to use these findings to improve the quality of patient care.

Featuring Lt. Anthony Tedesco, BSN, RN, NREMT-P Clearwater Fire & Rescue St. Petersburg College - EMS Program

24-7 EMS Online: Medical Assessment (V2)

Product Code: EMS1104

Proper assessment of a medical patient is an essential skill for all EMS responders.

As an emergency responder, your goal is to conduct a medical assessment in a thorough and methodical way to ensure that critical care aspects are not missed. This program focuses on the importance and process of using a systemative approach to primary assessments, secondary assessments, and reassessments. The process of conducting a thorough scene survey prior to assessment is also reviwed.

Featuring: Dan Limmer, EMT-P

24-7 EMS Online: Trauma Assessment (V2)

Product Code: EMS1071

Trauma Assessment is a critical skill for all EMS responders. This course reviews the importance and basic steps of a systematic approach to primary, secondary and isolated injury trauma assessment.

The process of conducting a thorough scene size-up prior to assessing for trauma is also reviewed.

Featuring Melanie Miller MSN, RN, CCRN, NREMT-P, NCE, Department Chair EMT Programs Anne Arundel Community College