Course type: Online; Self-Paced
Duration: Available for 2 months
Time required: Up to 1 hour per module
Target Audience: Internal Medicine doctors
Specialty: Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Language: English, Spanish and Portuguese
About the Current Emergencies in Internal Medicine
Emergency Internal Medicine is one of the important areas of emergency care. It requires a broad spectrum of diagnostic and clinical reasoning skills as working tools.
Internal Medicine specialists can manage medical emergencies in both a clinic’s setting and in the emergency department.
The Current Emergencies in Internal Medicine course allows Internal Medicine specialists to diagnose, treat, and manage a full range of clinical conditions seen in emergency medicine.
This course offers broad exposure to acute illness in the areas of Toxicology, Endocrinology, Trauma, Intensive Medicine, and Cardiology.
Recommended for Internal Medicine doctors
- 5 Modules
The course consists of 5 modules with virtual patient cases, with increasing level of complexity.
- Online, Self-paced
You have up to 2 months to complete the 5 modules at your own pace.
- Certificate of Completion
After completing the course, you will be given a Certificate of Completion.
What you will learn:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Recognize common, urgent, and emergent problems in the Emergency Department
- Obtain an accurate medical history and perform a physical examination for each patient encountered
- Perform appropriate treatment to clinical conditions based on clinical reasoning
Body Interact has developed this course based on the most recent guidelines, using advanced medical simulation technology with virtual patients.
Professor Paulo Martins
Expert in Intensive Care
Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Context: Physical examination is essential to identify typical symptoms and consequences caused by a particular clinical condition. Initially, symptoms may be associated with the underlying pathology. However, as the clinical conditions deteriorate, other symptoms may arise.
Virtual Scenario: Over the past two days, Darcie has complained of headaches, vomiting, and nausea. Since she was confused, the family has brought her to the hospital.
Context: Traumatic injury is a term that refers to the sudden onset of severe physical injuries that require immediate medical attention. The injury can cause systemic shock, requiring immediate resuscitation and interventions to save the patient’s life.
Virtual Scenario: Mr. Jones was working on the construction site when he fell from the 3rd floor. The patient is being brought in by the Emergency Prehospital Service.
Context: Overdose can be accidental, or intentional. Whatever the case, it is essential to provide immediate care after identifying the symptoms.
Virtual Scenario: Kelly`s sister found her lying on the couch unconscious.
Context: A tooth abscess occurs when a bacterial infection settles in the cavity between the gums and the bones of the face or neck. An infected tooth that does not receive proper treatment can form an abscess and cause serious complications.
Virtual Scenario: Mr. Wood had a recent tooth abscess and was prescribed antibiotics for 15 days. He developed difficulty in swallowing, odynophagia, dysphonia, extraoral swelling, and pain.
Context: Chest pain is not something to be ignored. It can be related to a number of causes, including heart or lung problems, for example. Some of these conditions can be life-threatening.
Virtual Scenario: Daniel woke up suddenly in the middle of the night with chest pain, and called for an ambulance.