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HealthCenter21: Medical - EMT

This module provides an overview of the pathophysiology, assessment, and management of a variety of conditions in emergency situations.

 

Unit: Emergency Medications


Description
In this activity, students examine how vital signs are affected by exertion.

 

Unit: Infectious Disease


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: infectious diseases, modes of transmission, antibiotic-resistant infections, body substance isolation, removing contaminated gloves, and reporting exposures. 

Lessons
  1. Infectious Disease 
  2. Body Substance Isolation 
  3. Quiz

 

Unit: Respiratory Emergencies


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: signs of breathing difficulty, managing respiratory emergencies, administering a prescribed inhaler, and causes and symptoms of common respiratory conditions. 

Lessons
  1. Respiratory Emergencies 
  2. Conditions 
  3. Quiz

 

Unit: Cardiac Emergencies


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: atherosclerosis, symptoms of cardiac compromise, assessing and managing patients with cardiac emergencies, and causes and symptoms of common cardiac conditions. 

Lessons
  1. Cardiac Emergencies 
  2. Conditions 
  3. Quiz

 

Unit: Acute Abdominal Pain


Description
In this unit, students will learn about acute abdominal pain. They will list patient history questions, including those specific to female patients. They will explore common assessment findings and learn how to manage abdominal emergencies. Finally, students will list conditions that cause abdominal pain. 

Lessons
  1. Abdominal Pain 
  2. Conditions 
  3. Quiz

 

Unit: Neurological Emergencies


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: altered mental status, assessing and managing patients suspected of having a stroke, and assessing and managing seizure patients and patients experiencing syncope. 

Lessons
  1. Altered Mental Status 
  2. Strokes 
  3. Seizures 
  4. Syncope 
  5. Quiz

 

Unit: Diabetic Emergencies


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: glucose and insulin, diabetes, methods used to control diabetes, pathophysiology of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia, and assessing and managing diabetic emergencies. 

Lessons
  1. Diabetes 
  2. Diabetic Emergencies 
  3. Quiz

 

Unit: Behavioral Emergencies


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: altered behavior, psychiatric disorders, signs and symptoms of psychiatric emergencies, methods used to verbally calm patients assessing and managing patients with behavioral emergencies. 

Lessons
  1. Behavior 
  2. Psychiatric Emergencies 
  3. Management 
  4. Quiz

 

Unit: Allergic Reactions


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: allergens, severe allergic reactions, using epinephrine, and treating mild and severe allergic reactions. 

Lessons
  1. Allergic Reactions 
  2. Management 
  3. Quiz

 

Unit: Poisoning Emergencies


Description
In this unit, students will about: poisoned patients, antidotes, routes of poison exposure, symptoms and management techniques for each route, symptoms of substance abuse, and caring for substance abuse patients. 

Lessons
  1. Poisoning 
  2. Routes of Exposure 
  3. Drugs and Alcohol 
  4. Quiz

 

Unit: Genitourinary and Gynecological


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: genitourinary and gynecological emergencies, dialysis, caring for patients with urinary catheters, vaginal bleeding, and caring for a sexual assault patient. 

Lessons
  1. Genitourinary Emergencies 
  2. Gynecological Emergencies 
  3. Quiz

 

Unit: Communication Exercise


Description
In this exercise, students will observe a scenario involving communication between health care workers. After each scenario, students will answer questions to check their understanding. 

Lessons
  1. Communication Exercise 

 

Unit: Reflection Questions and Discussion


Description
In this activity, students will journal about signs and symptoms of cardiac compromise and respiratory distress, altered mental status, and the effects of alcohol- and drug-related conditions. A class discussion can follow.

 

Unit: Medical 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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