||Jul 04, 2009 by Fire Safety
||This is an effective electronic module on the topic of "basic" emergency medical care. It is HTML/Flash based with voiceover recording. The content is easy to follow and navigate. This is an excellent demo module from McGraw Hill in know their capabilities in instrutor and online resources. Drawback...This is a "DEMO", therefore the content and topics are limited.
||DEMO-VERSION LEARNING GOALS:
- Recognize the signs of altered mental status and seizure, and describe care for these emergencies.
- Describe psychological crises due to anxiety and panic, phobias, depression, bipolar disorder, paranoia, schizophrenia, and suicidal tendencies.
- Explain care for hypothermia, local cold injuries, and heat injuries.
- Describe ways to assess patients with behavioral problems, and explain ways to calm and restrain them.
FULL-VERSION LEARNING GOALS:
- Summarize the functioning of the emergency medical services, and the role and responsibilities of the emergency medical responder.
- Analyze the emotional impact of emergencies, the stress and other dangers related to the job, and how to take care of own well-being.
- Examine legal and ethical aspects of EMS work, particularly duty to care, negligence, patient's consent to and refusal of care, confidentiality of patient information, and documentation requirements.
- Describe the structure and function of major body systems: musculoskeletal system, respiratory system, circulatory system, and nervous system.
- List and explain items of initial patient assessment, SAMPLE history, physical examination, vital signs, and assessment of special populations.
- Compare and contrast techniques for lifting and moving patients in emergency and non-emergency situations, and the uses of equipment.
- Illustrate ways to assess airway and breathing, to clear airway obstructions, and to give supplemental oxygen.
- Sequence and explain the steps of CPR and automated external defibrillator for adults, children, and infants.
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of altered mental status, seizures, heat and cold emergencies, and behavioral emergencies, and explain care of these medical emergencies.
- Assess bleeding, shock, wounds, and burns, and describe treatment using appropriate dressings and bandages.
- Explain the nature of musculoskeletal injuries, including injuries to the spine and the head, and illustrate the use of splints to immobilize injured parts and other care.
- Apply understanding of normal pregnancy, labor and delivery, and complications to assess a pregnant patient, assist at childbirth, and care for newborn and mother.
- Apply understanding of the anatomy and physiology of infants and children and of physical and emotional development in childhood to assess patients and provide care.
|Target Student Population:
||High-school, freshman/sophmore college level, prospective and existing emergency service professionals
|Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
||None identified by program
|Type of Material:
||Online, html/flash teaching module on basic emergency care.
||Personnel just starting out in Emergency Services. This class is a sample of online learning for McGraw Hill. It is the first lesson in their First responder online classroom portion. A supplement to an existing course covering the listed medical emergencies: - Altered mental status and seizures - Cold emergencies - Heat emergencies - Behavioral emergencies