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Beginner Level

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 11 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Introduction to Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

In this module, you will learn about the nuts and bolts of the emergency medical services system. We will cover some brief history of EMS, as well as breakdown the different components of the system. There will be discussion about some of the medical and legal issues that are persistent in the practice of prehospital medicine. We will also address workplace safety and provider wellness, because you cannot take care of other people unless you are learning to take care of yourself!

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8 videos (Total 57 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
EMT Foundation2m
History and Regulatory Bodies8m
What Does It Mean To Be An EMT?9m
This Can Be A Hard Job Emotionally9m
Medical and Legal Issues - Part 14m
Medical and Legal Issues - Part 210m
HIPAA/EMTALA and Job Errors6m
6 readings
About Us: Become an EMT Specialization Team at Denver Health Paramedics5m
Course Information10m
History and Regulatory Bodies20m
What Does It Mean To Be An EMT?30m
This Can Be A Hard Job Emotionally20m
Medical and Legal Issues20m
2 practice exercises
Course Disclaimer2m
Introduction to EMT Assessment30m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Basic Human Anatomy

In this module, we will learn a new language. This module will cover basic medical terminology and some tips and tricks for “talking the talk.” This is also where we will cover the basics of anatomy of the human body! We will teach you the basics of human anatomy of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, pulmonary, abdominal, neurologic and endocrine system.

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11 videos (Total 59 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
11 videos
Medical Terminology - Part 16m
Medical Terminology - Part 26m
Head and Torso5m
Extremities5m
Muscular Systems6m
Nervous and Endocrine Systems6m
Respiratory Systems5m
Cardiovascular Systems5m
Gastrointestinal and Renal Systems6m
Reproductive Systems and Skin1m
2 readings
Reproductive Systems and Skin1h
Anatomy Terms30m
1 practice exercise
Basic Human Anatomy Assessment30m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Communication With A Healthcare Provider

Essential to emergency medical services is communication. This module will discuss the various parts of the job that require communication and the different strategies to employ clear and concise communication. You will learn about the SBAR method of hand off reports, learn how to successfully communicate with patients, and we will cover some pearls and pitfalls to communicating within the EMS system.

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10 videos (Total 35 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
EMS System2m
Guidelines for Communication3m
Communicating With Other Health Care Professionals5m
Communicating With Your Patient4m
Pearls and Pitfalls of Communication2m
Biophone Call - Part 14m
Biophone Call - Part 23m
Biophone Call - Part 31m
Patient Handoff Report5m
3 readings
Pearls and Pitfalls of Communication20m
Biophone Call40m
Patient Hand off Report10m
1 practice exercise
Communication With A Healthcare Provider Assessment30m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Vital Signs and History Taking

Here we will cover vital signs, and learn about why they are vital! We will be teaching you how to take a blood pressure, respiratory rate, pulse, and assess a patient’s skin. We will also learn about taking a history during a patient encounter, and learn some standard approaches to this including the OPQRST and AMPLE templates of history taking.

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10 videos (Total 52 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
Vital Signs4m
Blood Pressure6m
Pulse5m
Respiratory Rate7m
Skin and Pupils4m
History Taking - Part 15m
History Taking - Part 27m
Pulse3m
Blood Pressure7m
5 readings
Adult Normal Vital Signs10m
Vital Signs15m
Respiratory Rate15m
Skin and Pupils5m
History Taking10m
1 practice exercise
Vital Signs and History Taking Assessment30m
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Top reviews from EMT Foundations

By CBMar 4th 2019

In no way do I find learning more addictive than this. I intend to complete all 6 course available here. While not you!!!

By BRMar 15th 2019

This a great course, it explains the skills in large details and the legal knowledge was highly pointed out.

Instructors

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Angela Wright, MD

EMS Fellow
Emergency Department
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Whitney Barrett, MD

Assistant Professor
Emergency Medicine
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Arthur Pliaconis

Paramedic
Denver Health Paramedic Division
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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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