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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

Pharmacology Basics

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 39 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
Medical Assessment4m
Primary and Secondary Assessment5m
Pharmacology Basics7m
Medication Administration8m
General Assessment3m
Epinephrine Auto-injector1m
Intramuscular Medication Administration2m
Intranasal Medication Administration3m
3 readings
About Us: Become an EMT Specialization Team at Denver Health Paramedics5m
Course Information15m
NREMT Medical Assessment25m
2 practice exercises
Course Disclaimer2m
Pharmacology Basics Assessment30m

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Airway and Breathing

3 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 68 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
14 videos
Airway and Breathing - Part 25m
Assessment of Airway9m
Breathing and Respiratory Equipment7m
Opening an Airway6m
Airway Medications5m
Management of the Airway6m
Bag Valve Mask (BVM)4m
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)3m
Head Tilt - Chin Lift - Jaw Thrust1m
Nasopharyngeal Airway (NPA)1m
Oropharyngeal Airway (OPA)1m
Oxygen Administration3m
5 readings
Airway and Breathing10m
Assessment of Airway10m
Assessment of Airway20m
NREMT Big Valve Mask (BVM) Of an Apneic Adult Patient15m
NREMT Oxygen Administration By Non-Rebreather Mask15m
1 practice exercise
Airway and Breathing Assessment30m

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Respiratory Emergencies

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 47 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis4m
Other Respiratory Emergencies - Part 16m
Other Respiratory Emergencies - Part 23m
Respiratory Assessment5m
Assessment of Respiratory Complaint4m
Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI)3m
3 readings
Airway Trouble20m
Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis20m
1 practice exercise
Respiratory Emergencies Assessment30m

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Cardiovascular Emergencies

2 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 58 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
13 videos
Cardiac Conduction2m
Cardiac Contraction5m
Vascular System3m
Cardiac Pathology5m
Atypical Chest Pain and Other Cardiac Pathologies3m
Cardiac Arrest3m
Treatment of ACS - Part 16m
Treatment of ACS - Part 22m
Heart Failure5m
Blood Pressure7m
2 readings
Cardiac Auscultation30m
Cardiac Conduction10m
2 practice exercises
Cardiovascular Emergencies Practice Assessment6m
Cardiovascular Emergencies 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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