Course type: Online; Self-Paced
Duration: Available for 2 months
Time required: Up to 1 hour per module
Target Audience: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Specialty: General Medical
Language: English and Portuguese
About the EMT: General Medical Course
Evidence-based practice is an approach that makes it possible to improve the quality of care provided to people. The promotion of uniformity of care in the pre-hospital context is crucial and is based on the training of professionals to develop practical skills supported by existing guidelines.
EMT: General Medical Course stands as a unique opportunity to develop the practical training of EMT teams or individuals through virtual patient scenarios, in both home or ambulance environments.
The scenarios cover different areas within general medicine for better performance in the decision-making process.
This course utilizes Body Interact’s advanced medical simulation technology and is based on the following guidelines:
- Cunningham C, Richard K. National Model EMS Clinical Guidelines. National Association of State EMS Officials. 2019; Version 2.2: 10.
- National Association of State EMS Officials. National EMS Scope of Practice Model.2019; DOT HS 812 666.
Recommended for Emergency Medical Technicians
- 5 Modules
The course consists of 5 modules with virtual patient cases, with a basic 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 that you have participated in a continuing education (CE) program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).
What you will learn:
This course aims to develop skills in the initial assessment and appropriate care for any patient, based on specific National Model guidelines EMS Clinical Guidelines.
Emergency Medicine Technicians will be able to do the following upon completion:
- 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;
- Assess the patient’s condition, provide stabilization measures and request additional resources as needed;
- Call a higher level of emergency medical services for transport;
- Provide supplemental care while waiting for differentiated help.
Body Interact has developed this course based onthe National Model EMS Clinical Guidelines, utilizing advanced medical simulation technology with virtual patients
Context: Several causes can contribute to the seizure onset. This clinical condition can cause changes in a patient’s behavior, movement, or even alterations in the patient’s state of consciousness.
Rapid assessment and early prehospital basic interventions lead to a reduction in complications.
Virtual Scenario: Jimmy was going to his car after a Crossfit workout when he felt bad. His colleague came to a little behind and said that he heard Jimmy fall and heard strange noises that seemed that he was shaking.
Context: The brain and other tissues in the body use glucose, or sugar, as fuel. As expected, the brain requires a constant supply of glucose for proper metabolic function. Complications can arise due to the interruption of the glucose supply.
Virtual Scenario: Patricia is a human resources specialist and has been on a crash diet preparing for her wedding.
Context: Most patients with blood diseases suffer from real pain, but they may not seem uncomfortable because they have learned to adapt to a lifetime of chronic pain. It is important to identify the cause, through the evaluation and interpretation of the appropriate physical exam and medical history, and stabilizing the patient according to the clinical condition presented.
Virtual Scenario: Adeola is a business woman. She was working when she felt bad. Her colleague called an ambulance.
Context: The feeling of nausea and the act of vomiting occur in response to physiological and pathological conditions. These conditions can have different origins, namely acute enteric disease, or women with nausea and vomiting in the first trimester of pregnancy. Other causes of this condition can be related to chemotherapy or postoperative status. Both nausea and vomiting can leave those affected with physical discomfort and fatigue and can lead to other health complications including dehydration.
Virtual Scenario: Lisa is a chef in a restaurant. In the past few days, she has been preparing various dishes for a TV contest and she thinks that maybe she ate something that was not good.
Context: The clinical condition that defines the acute circulatory failure that results in an insufficient supply of oxygen to the tissues is called Shock. There are several types of Shock, however, regardless of the condition, high mortality is associated. Thus, it is crucial to identify it and treat the patient immediately.
Virtual Scenario: Greg had an automobile accident a few years ago and left him, quadriplegic, due to a C4 cord injury. He has been recently more lethargic and with an altered level of consciousness. His mother called 911.