Course type: Online; Self-Paced
Duration: Available for 2 months
Time required: Up to 1 hour per module
Target Audience: Residents
Specialty: Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Language: English and Portuguese
About the Emergencies in Internal Medicine Course
The combination of internal medicine and emergency medicine allows physicians to confidently address acute illness and injuries, either chronic, in the emergency room, ICU, or prehospital settings. Physicians holding these two areas of expertise have the unique opportunity to integrate the solid knowledge base and skill sets of both specialties into their daily practice.
Emergencies in Internal Medicine Course enhances learning from a series of clinical cases in different care settings, and a way to develop your clinical thinking and judgment. It includes five clinical scenarios of intermediate and advanced levels of complexity in the areas of Toxicology, Endocrinology, Trauma, Intensive medicine, and Cardiology.
Training with virtual patients aims to prepare future residents for independent practice in a controlled and patient-centered environment as systematic problem solvers. Promoting professionalism and accelerating growth to future specialists will bring excellence in care and treatment to the communities you will serve. This course promotes a better understanding of the pathophysiology of medical pathologies and safely managing emergencies to enhance the next stage of your future professional career.
Recommended for medical students in clinical years who are interested in developing their clinical skills to enter an Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine residency program
- 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:
Through the five clinical scenarios in this guideline-based program, learners will be able to accomplish the following learning objectives:
- Identify drug intoxication;
- Identify the initial diabetes ketoacidosis condition;
- Identify the principles of the initial assessment of a severe trauma victim;
- Identify Acute coronary syndrome;
- Diagnose oropharyngeal infection (location and origin);
- Recognize difficult airways and intubate using the video-laryngoscopy technique to protect the airway;
- Recognize when to extubate safely, and to ensure airway permeability;
- Manage and treat the infection focus (surgical drainage and antibiotics).
Body Interact has developed this course based on Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) programs, utilizing advanced medical simulation technology with virtual patients
Context: Drug overdose can be accidental, due to ignorance, or intentional. Whatever the case, it is serious and immediate care is essential after identifying the symptoms.
Virtual Scenario: Kelly`s sister found her lying on the couch unconscious.
Context: Physical examination is essential to detect typical data caused by a clinical condition. Initially, symptoms may be associated with the underlying pathology, however, as dehydration and hydroelectrolytic changes become more pronounced, other symptoms may be associated, such as nausea, vomiting.
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: Medical history and conducting a physical exam are fundamental to the diagnosis of disease. There are similar conditions to lead to abdominal pain. The specific cause of your attack will determine the course of treatment.
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: Tooth abscess occurs when a bacterial infection settles in the cavity between the gum and the bones of the face or neck. An infected tooth that does not receive proper treatment can form an abscess and cause severe 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. Chest pain can be related to several causes and can be related to heart or lung problems for example. Some of these conditions can be serious and life-threatening.
Virtual Scenario: Daniel woke up suddenly in the middle of the night with chest pain, and called for an ambulance.