Course type: Online; Self-Paced
Duration: Available for 2 months
Time required: Up to 1 hour per module
Target Audience: Internal Medicine doctors
Specialty: Emergency Medicine
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Language: English, Spanish and Portuguese
About the Emergency and Urgent Medical Care
Emergency Medicine (EM) is a medical specialty in which patients present with emerging medical and surgical problems that are sometimes life-threatening.
The practice of medicine in an emergency department or urgent care setting requires the constant incorporation and application of new knowledge. Emergency physicians are first-line providers of emergency care in which timely diagnosis and treatment contribute to a better prognosis for the patient.
The Emergency and Urgent Medical Care course enables emergency physicians to manage acute patients, covering current guidelines to ensure the most up-to-date care. This course allows addressing various clinical conditions in the vast areas of Trauma, Toxicology, Pediatrics, and Critical Care.
Recommended for Internal Medicine doctors
- 5 Modules and Explanatory Videos
The course is divided into 5 learning modules, in which you can practice with interactive virtual patient scenarios. After the simulations, an explanatory video is displayed for debriefing and self-reflexion.
- Online, Self-paced
The course is available for 2 months since your starting date. Complete the 5 modules at your own pace, one at a time.
- Certificate of Completion
After completing all the modules, you will receive a Certificate of Completion of the course.
What you will learn:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Identify the first-line priorities of assessment and treatment of any critically ill or injured patient
- Perform initial evaluation, stabilization, and management of patients with clinical problems commonly encountered in the Emergency Department
- Rapidly recognizing acute life- or limb-threatening illnesses or injuries
- Perform a systematic approach to resuscitation and stabilization of medical, surgical, and traumatic emergencies
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
Module 1 - Gun shot
Context: All injuries produce direct tissue damage. It’s nature and extent depend on the anatomical site, mechanism, and intensity. Severe direct tissue injuries on critical organs account for the majority of immediate trauma deaths.
Virtual Scenario: Lucas was working on building a house when he was hit by a stray bullet in a gang brawl. He was brought to the emergency department.
Module 2 - Slurred speech
Context: Identifying symptoms that may be associated with unknown medical conditions is essential to approach the patient as soon as possible, and to understand their cause in order to avoid severe complications. Some symptoms are immediate, while others may appear later.
Virtual Scenario: Lilian was found at home by her brother in her bedroom confused, dull with slurred speech.
Module 3 - Car accident
Context: Road accidents are one of the main causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide. An adequate systematized approach contributes to the reduction of severe complications.
Virtual Scenario: Jack was involved in a car collision with a motorbike, but can’t recall what happened. Due to the severity of injuries including seat belt abrasions, multiple contusions, and spine immobilization, he was carried out at the scene.
Module 4 - Easily irritable baby
Context: Identifying the cause of a baby’s crying can be challenging. It can be associated with serious conditions. Its rapid assessment and timely medical management can lead to better clinical outcomes and increase the survival rate of pediatric patients.
Virtual Scenario: John is a healthy baby who just recently passed eight months of age. However, one day he started crying without apparent reason, and he didn’t get better the next day, so his mother brought him to the Pediatric Emergency Unit.
Module 5 - Difficulty breathing
Context: Shortness of breath can be associated with severe and potentially fatal clinical conditions, if not treated in a timely manner. Identifying the cause is critical for proper and effective treatment.
Virtual Scenario: Ms. Hughes was celebrating a friend’s birthday at a dinner party when suddenly she started with respiratory difficulty, and wheezing became progressively more severe. Her friend called for an ambulance, reporting that she is allergic to seafood and had eaten a little cocktail, not knowing that it had seafood.
After acquiring this course, you can access it through the Body Interact app at any time:
If you are not familiar with our Virtual Patient Simulator, visit Body Interact Help Center for FAQs and tutorial videos.