Course type: Online; Self-Paced
Duration: Available for 2 months
Time required: Up to 1 hour per module
Target Audience: Paramedics
Specialty: General and Universal Medical Care
Language: English and Portuguese
About the Paramedics: General and Universal Medical Care Course
Simulation through virtual patients allows professionals to practice in highly realistic scenarios that support advanced skills acquisition and knowledge retention.
Paramedics are health care professionals with the knowledge to respond to, assess, and examine emergent, urgent, and non-emergent medical care situations. Their training enables them to determine a patient’s physiological, psychological, and psychosocial needs to provide complex immediate care to a patient and, if necessary, refer him to a higher level of care.
Paramedic: General and Universal Medical Care Course uses virtual patients to provide specific training in solving complete and complex scenarios with virtual patients.
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 Paramedics
- 5 Modules
The course consists of 5 modules with virtual patient cases, with a intermediate 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 further develop competencies in the assessment and treatment for any patient based on specific National Model EMS Clinical Guidelines.
Paramedics will be able to do the following upon completion:
- Assess the security of care;
- Develop skills in understanding a patient’s clinical history applying SAMPLE;
- Assess pain with OPQRST;
- Assess and performed advanced prehospital interventions;
- Provide adequate treatment according to signs and symptoms;
- Perform interventions with basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance, including diagnostic equipment;
- Provide specialized care during transport.
Body Interact has developed this course based on the National Model EMS Clinical Guidelines, utilizing advanced medical simulation technology with virtual patients
Context: The evaluation of the patient must be completed with interventions appropriate to their condition. The patient’s condition and interventions performed must be communicated as soon as possible to prepare the hospital that will receive the patient.
Virtual Scenario: Antoinette is retired and decides to take a cruise around the world. Upon her return, she complains of general pain, fever, tiredness, and nausea.
Context: A person with respiratory difficulty usually shows signs of respiratory effort and dyspnoea. With the onset of lung injury, patients initially note dyspnea with exertion. Also presents a rapid progress towards severe dyspnea at rest, tachypnea, anxiety, agitation, and the need for increasingly high concentrations of inspired oxygen.
Virtual Scenario: Alice lives alone but a few days ago she went to the nursing home to see her boyfriend. After that she has generalized pain and she can barely move.
Context: The body regulates and uses glucose as fuel. This balance can be dysregulated and a deficit or excessive increase of glucose in the blood can occur. High levels can lead to disorders of the circulatory, nervous, and immune systems.
Virtual Scenario: Andre Male is a former drug user who lives on the street. He called for an ambulance complaining of feeling jittery and not being able to stop urinating.
Context: A seizure is a sudden, uncontrolled electrical disturbance in the brain. This clinical condition can cause changes in a patient’s behavior, movement, or even changes in the patient’s state of consciousness. When there is a recurrent presence of seizures, namely two or more, this condition is defined as epilepsy.
Virtual Scenario: Joanna is known to have epilepsy and was found by her mother having a tonic-clonic seizure in the living room. Her mother called an ambulance after the second time it happened since she was not recovering from the seizure like she normally does.
Context: Chronic pain patients have learned to adapt to the pain and it may not seem uncomfortable, although it is present. However, patients can experience acute pain attacks in extreme conditions.
Virtual Scenario: David went to see a football game and complained that he’s not feeling well and has a lot of generalized pain. He left the game and called an ambulance.