Course type: Online; Self-Paced
Duration: Available for 2 months
Time required: Up to 1 hour per module
Target Audience: Paramedics
Language: English and Portuguese
About the Paramedics: Trauma and Hemorrhage Control Course
Trauma is one of the main causes of mortality. Most deaths occur in prehospital care. For this reason, training is essential in order to provide appropriate assistance and minimize possible complications. This condition has particular characteristics that require a consistent and individualized approach.
The focus of these approaches is exclusively patient-centered. As such, this course is designed to provide a resource for clinical practice and to ensure the best patient care, safety and results.
The paramedic is a health professional with the knowledge to respond to, evaluate, and screen emergent, urgent and non-urgent medical care situations.
Paramedics: Trauma and Hemorrhage Control course, using virtual patients, is designed to provide a resource for clinical practice and to ensure the best patient care, safety and results.
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 skills in the assessment and appropriate care 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 assessing the patient’s clinical history applying SAMPLE;
- Assess pain using OPQRST;
- Provide appropriate immobilization for a trauma patient;
- Use a splint as appropriate to limit movement of suspected fracture;
- Identify hypertensive pneumothorax and address with an intercostal drain;
- Initiate monitoring and diagnostic procedures and interpret diagnostic complementary exams;
- Provide specialized interfacility 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: Trauma is a leading cause of death worldwide. EMS plays a key role in this care systems through assessment, treatment, and transportation to the most appropriate care location.
Virtual Scenario: Jack was cleaning the roof of his house in the middle of the winter and 20 feet above the street. The neighbor said that someone called him and when he looked he lost his balance because he was standing at the top of the ladder.
Context: The pre-hospital approach to trauma patients consists of quickly assessing the patient using an orderly approach, immediately addressing life-threatening problems as they are identified and minimizing complications.
Virtual Scenario: Terrance was out walking near his home when he was assaulted. He was stabbed while he was trying to run away.
Context: An open chest wound is a communication that exists between the pleural space and the external environment. The primary concern with these patients is the diagnosis and treatment of the chest injury for a systematic approach to prevent air accumulation leading to severe complications.
Virtual Scenario: Wesley was in his garden watering the plants when he was caught by a stray bullet from a gang war. His wife heard the shot and called for an ambulance.
Context: As a paramedic, it is important to understand that when faced with a fractured limb, it is important not only to focus on that injury but also to perform a thorough evaluation and maintain a high index of suspicion for other fractures or injuries in the person’s body.
Virtual Scenario: Jade was just leaving the house when she tripped and fell down the stairs at the entrance. She started screaming with pain and her husband called for an ambulance when he saw a wound in his leg.
Context: The treatment of trauma patients requires a highly systematic approach since traumatic injuries can range from minor injuries to multiple life-threatening organs injuries. Prehospital interventions are particularly important, especially those that promote the patient’s hemodynamic stability.
Virtual Scenario: Liz was fired about 5 months ago. Since that date, she has run out of money to pay the bills and house where she lived. Today, she lives on the street, and during this night she was beaten up by some young people who were setting up contempt in the street. A friend called the police and an ambulance, who just had time to put the patient in the ambulance because the scenario was no longer safe.