About this Specialization

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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.
Learner Career Outcomes
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Started a new career after completing this specialization.
50%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
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Beginner Level
Approx. 7 months to complete
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English
Learner Career Outcomes
33%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
50%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 7 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English

There are 6 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

EMT Foundations

4.8
stars
546 ratings
154 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Medical Emergencies: Airway, Breathing, and Circulation

4.8
stars
501 ratings
113 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Medical Emergencies: CPR, Toxicology, and Wilderness

4.8
stars
281 ratings
70 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Trauma Emergencies and Care

4.9
stars
241 ratings
52 reviews

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