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Course 6 of 6 in the

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Beginner Level

Approx. 31 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
5 hours to complete

Preparing for the NREMT Exam

11 videos (Total 48 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
11 videos
National Registry8m
EMT Communication1m
Communicating With Other Health Care Professionals5m
Guidelines for Communication3m
Communicating With Your Patient4m
Pearls and Pitfalls of Communication2m
Pediatric Panic3m
Pediatric Assessment Triangle (PAT)4m
4 readings
About Us: Become an EMT Specialization Team at Denver Health Paramedics5m
Course Information5m
NREMT30m
Practice Quiz and Scenario Information2m
2 practice exercises
Course Disclaimer2m
Practice Quiz1h 30m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Scenario #1

5 videos (Total 36 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Respiratory Assessment5m
Medication Administration8m
1 reading
Respiratory Distress15m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Scenario #2

9 videos (Total 44 min), 1 quiz
9 videos
Management of External Bleeding4m
Internal Hemorrhage and Bleeding Severity5m
Management of the Bleeding Patient4m
Destination6m
Triage7m
Distribution, Disaster, and Debrief3m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Scenario #3

6 videos (Total 35 min), 1 quiz
6 videos
Brain Problem - Part 25m
Neurological Evaluation3m
Managing the Violent Patient6m

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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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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