24-7 ems medical emergencies: 21 Courses

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: Bariatric Patient: Care and Transport (V2)

Product Code: EMS1083

This program illustrates the assessment, treatment, and transport of a morbidly obese patient. Morbidly obese patients often suffer from a multitude of health concerns; assessments can be complex and may need to be modified.

It is important for EMS not to get caught up in the operational aspects of transport and to remember these patients need care and respect.

Featuring Richard Beebe, M.ED, RN, NREMT-P, Assistant Professor at SUNY in Cobleskill New York

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

Product Code: EMS1014

Emphasizes the significance of syncopal episodes as first and only warning signs for very serious causes—the four most common are reviewed.

History and on-scene assessment are often the most critical information that emergency departments receive.

Featuring William Raynovich, Director of EMS Education, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

Abdominal Emergencies

Product Code: EMS1118

EMS providers often feel helpless when responding to calls concerning abdominal injuries. There is a pervasive belief that if abdominal pain is treated in a prehospital setting that doctors won’t be able to adequately assess the patient in the hospital environment.

Studies have shown that when EMS responders provide initial assessment and pain management it can actually serve to make in-hospital assessment more accurate. 2There are many misconceptions about pain of the abdomen and abdominal medical emergencies. Because there typically isn’t a wound or outward appearance of an injury, responders are reluctant to treat something that they can’t see.

A lack of familiarity with anatomy can also cause confusion over how to treat. EMS providers play a vital role in recognizing the cause of the patient’s condition, performing an initial assessment, and providing pain relief.

This program examines some common causes of abdominal pain, prehospital diagnosis, and treatment options and alternatives for EMS providers.

Featuring - Matthew Ozanich, Matt is an adjunct faculty member at Youngstown State University in the EMS Program and he is a Nationally Registered Paramedic and has a Master’s Degree in Health and Human Services.

24-7 EMS Online: Anaphylaxis (V2)

Product Code: EMS1038

Anatomy and physiology of the body’s immune response to antigens. Signs, symptoms, and treatments for allergic reactions and critical on-scene history and assessment.

Epinephrine and albuterol use for allergic reactions is discussed, as is the importance of airway management.

Featuring Gordon Kokx, BS, NREMT-Paramedic, Professor, EMS Program Director The College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls, Idaho.

24-7 EMS Online: Asthma (V2)

Product Code: EMS1082

Asthma is a chronic inflammation of the airways that can cause, coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. An estimated 26 million Americans suffer from asthma and three to four thousand people die from complications of this disease every year.

These deaths often result from sudden, severe asthma attacks that are not treated quickly or properly by the patient or emergency responders. This program describes how to identify, diagnose, and respond to asthma in a pre-hospital setting.

The focus of this program is the treatment of asthma patients who are experiencing an acute and life-threatening attack.

Featuring: Jonathan Politis, MPA, NREMT-P

24-7 EMS Online: Behavioral Emergencies: Excited Delirium (V2)

Product Code: EMS1057

Excited delirium is a serious medical condition that is often fatal. It is critical that EMS providers know how to recognize excited delirium from other behavioral emergencies.

These patients require immediate medical interventions; prolonged struggles can have serious consequences. A discussion of Taser use, patient positioning, and assessment and treatment of a patient is reviewed.

Featuring Dr. Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP, Medical Director for the Health East Care System in St. Paul, Minnesota.

24-7 EMS Online: Cold Weather Emergencies: Hypothermia (V2)

Product Code: EMS1046

Cold weather emergencies can affect victims at any time during the year. A decrease in body temperature will have the same affect whether it is mid-January or mid-July.

Providers should familiarize themselves with different cold dangers, the signs and symptoms of hypothermia, and the consideration for hypothermia depending on the current environment or situation.

Featuring Augie Bamonti, EMT-P, PHTLS Executive Council, from Chicago Heights, Illinois.

24-7 EMS Online: Cyanide Poisoning (V2)

Product Code: EMS1054

Cyanide poisoning is an occupational hazard for EMS and firefighters. Patient outcome is improved by rapid assessment and administration of an antidote.

This class reviews smoke composition, inhalation type injuries, and the effects of cyanide on the system. Signs and symptoms of cyanide depend on the concentration of the gas and exposure time.

Featuring Jeffrey Bruggeman, NREMT-P