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: Trauma and Hemmorhage Control
Language: English and Portuguese
About the EMT: Trauma and Hemorrhage Control
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.
EMT: 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 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 Technician
- 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 training course aims to develop skills in the initial assessment and appropriate care for any patient based on specific National Model 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;
- 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.
Body Interact has developed this course based on the National Model EMS Clinical Guidelines, utilizing advanced medical simulation technology with virtual patients
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.