HealthCenter21: Trauma - EMT

This module provides an overview of traumatic injury situations and processes, including how to manage trauma when multiple body systems are affected.

 

Unit: The Golden Hour

 


Description
In this activity, students examine the importance of the Golden Hour and the Platinum 10 Minutes in emergency care situations.

 

Unit: Bleeding

 


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: bleeding, including internal and external bleeding signs and symptoms, manage external bleeding by using direct pressure, elevation, and pressure points. 

Lessons
  1. Introduction to Bleeding 
  2. External Bleeding 
  3. Additional Methods of Bleeding Control 
  4. Bleeding from the Nose, Ears, and Mouth 
  5. Internal Bleeding 
  6. Quiz

 

Unit: Soft Tissue Trauma

 


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: soft tissue trauma, emergency care for wounds including methods for dressing and bandaging, and classifications and treatment of burns. 

Lessons

  1. Introduction 
  2. Closed Soft Tissue Injuries 
  3. Open Soft Tissue Injuries 
  4. Dressings and Bandages 
  5. Burns 
  6. Quiz

 

Unit: Chest Trauma

 


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: chest trauma, hemothorax, pneumothorax, providing emergency care for chest wounds, and applying an occlusive dressing to a sucking chest wound.

Lessons
  1. Introduction to Chest Trauma 
  2. Complications of Chest Trauma 
  3. Closed Chest Wounds 
  4. Open Chest Wounds 
  5. Quiz

 

Unit: Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma

 


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: abdominal and genitourinary trauma, emergency care for open and closed wounds, applying a moist dressing to an abdominal evisceration, and how to respond to a sexual abuse victim patient. 

Lessons
  1. Introduction to Abdominal Trauma 
  2. Closed Abdominal Wounds 
  3. Open Abdominal Wounds 
  4. Genitourinary Trauma 
  5. Quiz

 

Unit: Orthopedic Trauma

 


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: orthopedic trauma, including strains, sprains, dislocations, and fractures. They will learn about various types of splints and practice applying them. 

Lessons
  1. Introduction to Orthopedic Trauma 
  2. Splints 
  3. Splinting Upper Extremities 
  4. Splinting Lower Extremities 
  5. Quiz

 

Unit: Head, Face, and Neck Trauma

 


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: trauma to the head, face, and neck, including assessing and providing emergency care for injuries to the facial bones, nose, ears, cheeks, eyes, neck, and brain. 

Lessons
  1. Introduction 
  2. Face Trauma 
  3. Eye Trauma 
  4. Neck Trauma 
  5. Head Trauma 
  6. Brain Trauma 
  7. Quiz

 

Unit: Spinal Trauma

 


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: spinal trauma, including mechanisms of injury, assessment methods, spinal immobilization devices and practices, and handling special situations. 

Lessons
  1. Introduction to Spinal Trauma 
  2. Immobilization Devices 
  3. Immobilization Techniques 
  4. Special Considerations 
  5. Quiz

 

Unit: Environmental Trauma

 


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: environmental trauma, including cold- or heat-related emergencies, techniques for drowning patients, dysbarism, and bites and stings care. 

Lessons
  1. Exposure to Cold 
  2. Exposure to Heat 
  3. Water-Related Incidents 
  4. Bites and Stings 
  5. Quiz

 

Unit: Multi-System Trauma

 


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: multi-system trauma, including the Golden Hour and the Platinum 10 Minutes, and blast injuries. 

Lessons
  1. Multi-System Trauma 
  2. Blast Injuries 
  3. Quiz

 

Unit: Trauma Considerations

 


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: trauma care for patients in particular demographics, including pregnant, pediatric, geriatric, and cognitively-impaired patients. 

Lessons
  1. Pregnant Patients 
  2. Pediatric Patients 
  3. Geriatric Patients 
  4. Cognitively Impaired Patients 
  5. Quiz

 

Unit: Reflection Questions and Discussion

 


Description
In this activity, students will journal about assuming a spinal injury, trauma and shock, calming patients and bystanders in graphic injury situations, and the importance of airway management. A class discussion can follow.

 

Unit: Trauma Scenario

 


Description
In this activity, students perform information and patient assessments, apply understanding to provide basic emergency care and transportation for an ill patient, and document findings.

 

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