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Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week 1

3 hours to complete

Introduction to Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

3 hours to complete
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?40m
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

3 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 59 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
11 videos
Medical Terminology - Part 16m
Medical Terminology - Part 26m
Head and Torso5m
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

2 hours to complete
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

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 52 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
Vital Signs4m
Blood Pressure6m
Respiratory Rate7m
Skin and Pupils4m
History Taking - Part 15m
History Taking - Part 27m
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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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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