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Beginner Level

Approx. 21 hours to complete

Suggested: 10 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Introduction and Kinetics of Trauma

Are you ready to take on trauma? From the battlefield to highways, traumatic injuries were the catalyst for developing systems to move patients to places that they could receive more advanced care. In this module we will talk about what trauma is and why it deserves special attention when it comes to patient care....
9 videos (Total 49 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
What is Trauma?6m
Basic Management of the Trauma Patient6m
Mechanisms of Injury - Kinetics4m
Mechanisms of Injury - Blunt5m
Bullets and Blasts5m
Trauma Assessment - Unstable8m
Trauma Assessment - Stable5m
Trauma Patient Assessment/ Management4m
6 readings
About Us: Become an EMT Specialization Team at Denver Health Paramedics5m
Course Information10m
What is Trauma?10m
Basic Management of the Trauma Patient30m
Mechanism of Injury20m
Trauma Assessment: National Registry Style10m
2 practice exercises
Course Disclaimer2m
Introduction and Kinetics of Trauma Assessment30m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Bleeding and Shock

In this module we will discuss the physiology of bleeding, and how hemorrhage, or excessive bleeding, leads to shock. We will review the CV system, and discuss about different types of blood loss, how it leads to shock, and then ultimately how to manage hemorrhagic shock before shock leads to death....
11 videos (Total 44 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
11 videos
Introduction to Bleeding3m
Management of External Bleeding4m
Internal Hemorrhage and Bleeding Severity5m
Hemorrhagic Shock4m
Management of the Bleeding Patient4m
Multi Casualty Incidents (MCI)6m
Triage7m
Distribution, Disaster, and Debrief3m
Tourniquet Application2m
Bleeding Control with Direct Pressure59s
3 readings
Management of External Bleeding10m
Internal Hemorrhage and Bleeding Severity20m
Triage45m
1 practice exercise
Bleeding and Shock Assessment30m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Soft Tissue Injury and Burns

In this module we will discuss various soft tissue injuries, including burns. Before watching the videos in this module please review your anatomy, specifically of the skin. As we cover soft tissue injuries, you will note that there are varying degrees of injury that can occur with trauma, and many of the classifications have to do with how deep or how much damage is done, and in what way, to the skin and blood vessels....
12 videos (Total 75 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
12 videos
Soft Tissue Assessment and Treatment7m
Burn Definitions6m
Burn Systems and TBSA Calculation8m
The Assessment and Treatment of Burns7m
Burn Special Considerations5m
Musculoskeletal Injury Basics6m
Musculoskeletal Special Considerations4m
Musculoskeletal Assessment and Treatment6m
Splinting a Lower Extremity2m
Splinting an Upper Extremity7m
Hare Splint3m
3 readings
Burn Definitions20m
Burn Systems and TBSA Calculations
Musculoskeletal Assessment and Treatment10m
1 practice exercise
Soft Tissue Injury and Burns Assessment30m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Trauma By System

We will cover trauma isolating different parts of the body and what injuries you should consider in these particular areas. Having an understanding of what injuries may be present can help you determine where you patient may need to go, and how quickly you need to get them there. It will be helpful for each of these videos to review the pertinent anatomy associated with the body system we are discussing....
10 videos (Total 72 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
Spinal Cord and Column Injuries8m
The Approach and Treatment of the Head and Spinal Injury Patient7m
Face and Neck Trauma6m
Chest Trauma9m
Abdominal Trauma9m
Genitourinary (GU) Trauma6m
Multi-system Trauma and Special Populations9m
Spinal Immobilization: Supine Patient3m
C-Collar Application - Seated2m
3 readings
Spinal Cord and Column Injuries20m
The Approach and Treatment of the Head and Spinal Injury Patient20m
Chest Trauma15m
1 practice exercise
Trauma by System Assessment30m
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By RGMay 8th 2019

I found this course very interesting and very knowledgeable in this subject which in turn benefit my studies to the maXium.

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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