Course type: Online; Self-Paced
Language: English / Portuguese
Durations: 2 months
Time Effort: Up to 110 min per module
The occurrence of accidents, in general, can be observed all over the world. The causative agents of these accidents are mostly related to trauma. This condition has particular characteristics that require a consistent and individualized approach. Traumatic conditions require a systematic approach to assessment and initial resuscitation guided by five steps: ABCDE.
The practice of these situations is extremely relevant to EMTs, due to the high priority analysis required, their frequency, and the need for interventions. EMTs are the first on the scene, they are expected to quickly assess the patient’s condition, provide stabilization measures, and request additional resources.
Trauma and Hemorrhage Control course ensures that the necessary skills are developed to minimize errors in a real-life context, allowing participants to practice with virtual patients and ultimately ensure the best patient care, safety, and outcomes. This course contains five clinical scenarios to practice medical conditions, namely, cervical trauma, fractures, blunt force trauma and wounds, among others.
- 5 Modules
• 5 virtual patient cases of a basic level of complexity.
- Average Time to practice (per module)
• Clinical Scenario: 20 minutes per attempt (3 attempts: 60 minutes)
• Final attempt (if applicable): 20 minutes
• Multiple Choice Question: 5 minutes
• Feedback Area: 10 minutes
• Learning Objectives and Scientific References: 5 minutes
• Handbook: 10 minutes
• CE Hours: 9
- Online, Self-paced
2 months to complete the 5 modules at your own pace.
- Certificate of Completion
Certificate by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).
• Assess the security of care;
• Develop skills in assessing the patient’s clinical history applying SAMPLE;
• Assess pain using OPQRST;
• Initiate monitoring and diagnostic procedures;
• Develop skills in the ABCDE approach to trauma;
• Use splint as appropriate to limit movement of suspected fracture;
• Call a higher level of emergency medical services for transport;
• Provide supplemental care while waiting for differentiated help.
• Universal safety measures procedures
• Promote patient safety
Airway and Breathing
• Airway – naso/oropharyngeal
• Oxygen therapy (nasal cannula; non-rebreather; simple face mask; high-flow mask)
• Pulse oximetry
• Suctioning – upper airway
• Head tilt – chin lift
• Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
• Assess and interpret pulse (rate, rhythm and volume)
• Cardiac monitoring – 12-lead ECG
• Defibrillation – automated / semiautomated
• Hemorrhage control (direct pressure; wound packing; tourniquet)
Disability and Exposure
• Cervical collar
• Long spine board
• Extremity splinting
• Splint – traction
• Aerosolized / nebulized
• Intramuscular – auto-injector
• Intranasal – unit-dosed, premeasured
• Mucosal / Sublingual
Module 1 – Accident when playing basketball
Context: An essential part of caring for trauma victims is knowing how to diagnose and to provide adequate treatment. The treatment of trauma patients requires a highly systematic approach since traumatic injuries can range from minor injuries to multiple life-threatening organs.
Virtual Scenario: James was playing basketball with some friends from the neighborhood when, trying to reach the basket, he suddenly landed badly on his foot and fell to the ground.
Module 2 – Wound
Context: The presence of a fall presupposes that the patient should be evaluated and clinically stabilized as soon as possible, as it can lead to serious complications. The collection of initial information is essential for the detection of these complications in order not to be confused with other pathologies.
Virtual Scenario: Benjamin was at a playground with some friends when he fell resulting in a wound on his forehead.
Module 3 – Car accident
Context: A car accident is an unexpected event in which the people involved can suffer numerous and significantly serious injuries. Quickly assessing and managing life-threatening injuries is very important. Handling and positioning the patient safely allows to prevent the worsening severity of injuries.
Virtual Scenario: Frank was involved in a car accident. The car struck a telephone pole and he hit his head on the steering wheel. He got out of the car on his own and lay down on the ground.
Module 4 – Fight in the neighborhood
Context: To the vascular system, trauma can be devastating. Vascular trauma can take three forms: blunt, penetrating, or combined. The rapid identification of the source of hemorrhage minimizes blood loss by avoiding severe complications.
Virtual Scenario: Jorge has lived in a rough neighborhood since he was a little boy. As he grew up, he decided to become a police officer and fight crime. Today, on his day off, he was walking near his home and heard gunshots.
Module 5 – Complaining of pain after car accident
Context: Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel continue to be the first-line responders in dealing with the majority of hospital emergencies, including trauma situations. The severity of the injury and the adequacy of the intervention are strong determinants of the rate of morbidity and mortality.
Virtual Scenario: Oliver had a car accident and he got out of the car by himself. A bystander called an ambulance.
Authors and Speakers
With a multidisciplinary group of international clinical reviewers, Body Interact ensures a high standard of accuracy, diversity, and impact of its course.
CAPCE Program Medical Director
CAPCE – The Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education
9 hours of continuing education
The Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) maintains standards for the delivery of emergency medical services (EMS) continuing education. It was chartered in 1992 to help students make informed decisions regarding the quality of educational activities.