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Course 5 of 6 in the

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Beginner Level

Approx. 26 hours to complete

Suggested: 9 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Pregnancy, Labor, and Delivery

In the next few lessons, you will learn about some basics of pregnancy as well as the care of the pregnant patient all the way through delivery of a baby. While it might seem crazy, part of your scope of practice is an emergency delivery!

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9 videos (Total 49 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
Labor6m
Assessment of the Pregnant Patient6m
Delivering a Baby6m
Complicated Deliveries6m
Peripartum Problems6m
Obstetric Kit2m
5 readings
About Us: Become an EMT Specialization Team at Denver Health Paramedics5m
Course Information10m
Labor10m
Delivering a Baby40m
Complicated Deliveries1h
2 practice exercises
Did You Read The Course Info Above?2m
Pregnancy, Labor, and Delivery Assessment30m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Neonatal Care and Pediatric Basics

Next up is learning how to manage the newly born baby. Depending on the gestational age, the prenatal care and the delivery, the newborn can present in a variety of ways. You will learn a progression of interventions to help with your care of newborns. After learning about how to assess and manage the newborn, we will move on to the wide and wild world of kids, along with some tips and tricks for getting the info you need without all the tears.

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12 videos (Total 65 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
12 videos
Thinking Fast and Slow6m
Milestones4m
Pediatric Assessment Triangle (PAT)4m
Primary Assessment6m
Secondary Assessment7m
Pediatric Tips and Tidbits7m
Pediatric Rescue Breathing4m
Pediatric Tape Measure3m
Pediatric Assessment8m
4 readings
Neonatal Resuscitation35m
Naonatal Resuscitation Activity1h
Pediatric Assessment15m
NREMT Big Valve Mask (BVM) Of an Apneic Adult Patient15m
1 practice exercise
Neonatal Care and Pediatric Basics Assessment30m
Week
3
5 hours to complete

Pediatric Pathology and Intervention

In this module, we are going to cover some pediatric specific problems that affect the different body systems. We will focus on diseases that are mostly found in the pediatric population and will refer you back to prior lessons to refresh on those things that affect all populations. We will also review in more detail some of the anatomic and developmental changes that occur during childhood that can impact your care for certain conditions.

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18 videos (Total 103 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
18 videos
Pediatric Airway: Assessment and Management7m
Pediatric Circulation and Shock8m
Pediatric Cardiac Arrest5m
Pediatric Neurology9m
BRUE and SIDS5m
Child Abuse7m
Pediatric Trauma Considerations6m
Foreign Body Obstruction - Infant5m
Foreign Body Obstruction - Child5m
Child and Infants CPR8m
Pediatric Rescue Breathing4m
Epinephrine Auto-injector1m
Head Tilt - Chin Lift - Jaw Thrust1m
Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI)3m
Glucometer3m
6 readings
Pediatric Lower Airway Problems40m
Pediatric Circulation and Shock15m
Pediatric Neurology10m
Child Abuse2m
Pediatric Trauma Considerations1h
NREMT Cardiac Arrest Management / AED15m
1 practice exercise
Pediatric Pathology and Intervention Assessment30m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Other Things To Know As An EMT

We’ll be finishing off the course with a few more crucial skills and concepts to round out your EMT education. These are the odds and ends that bring everything together.

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12 videos (Total 73 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
12 videos
Extrication4m
HAZMAT5m
Supraglottic Airways5m
Tubes and Devices8m
Destination6m
Insurance and Reimbursement7m
Lifelong Learning7m
National Registry8m
Trauma Patient Assessment/ Management4m
3 readings
Documentation Exercise1h
Practice Your Lifelong Learning1h
Medical Patient Assessment/Management10m
1 practice exercise
Other Things To Know As An EMT Assessment30m

Instructors

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Arthur Pliaconis

Paramedic
Denver Health Paramedic Division
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Whitney Barrett, MD

Assistant Professor
Emergency Medicine
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Angela Wright, MD

EMS Fellow
Emergency Department
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Kathrine Lopez

Paramedic
Denver Health Paramedic Division

About University of Colorado System

The University of Colorado is a recognized leader in higher education on the national and global stage. We collaborate to meet the diverse needs of our students and communities. We promote innovation, encourage discovery and support the extension of knowledge in ways unique to the state of Colorado and beyond....

About the Become an EMT Specialization

Health care is an exciting and ever growing profession that can take you many different directions. You can apply the fundamentals you learn here about emergent patient care, stabilization, and disease processes toward becoming an EMT or further health care pursuits. In this specialization you will learn to care for stable and unstable patients before they get to a hospital, how to identify time sensitive diseases, and medical and traumatic conditions that affect both adults and pediatric patients. Course 1 ensures you can assess a scene and prepare to provide care, understand the framework for patient assessment, history of emergency medical services, and the personal requirements to be an EMT. Course 2 addresses airway, breathing and circulation, medications and medication administration that EMTs are allowed to provide, and how to identify a patient having a stroke or diabetic emergency. Course 3 covers skills related to high performance CPR or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, toxicology, and wilderness emergency medicine. Course 4 will offer skills for trauma emergencies and Course 5 focuses pregnancy, infants and pediatrics. Essential skills are demonstrated throughout the specialization. Finally, apply the course materials to real patient scenarios in the Capstone to help prepare you for national registry testing....
Become an EMT

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