Become an EMT: CPR, Toxicology, and Wilderness


Free Online Course Title: Medical Emergencies: CPR, Toxicology, and Wilderness

Free Online Course Offered by: University of Colorado

Approximate Time To Complete Course: 13 hours

Course Level: Beginner

Student Outcome After Completing Course: 68% received a tangible career benefit

Learning Method: 100% online


In this course, you will develop the knowledge and skills to assess and stabilize certain types of patients for transport. By the end of this course, you will be able to: (1) Identify the signs and symptoms associated with a patient in shock, to describe the major categories of shock, to assess a patient with signs of shock and formulate a plan for treatment to stabilize the patient for transport, (2) Identify a patient in cardiac arrest and to describe the components of high performance CPR including placement of an AED, components of quality chest compressions, and options for oxygenation, (3) Identify a patient with under the influence of a drug of abuse or a toxicologic ingestion, assess a patient with a potential or known ingestion, and to formulate a plan for treatment and stabilization for transport including that of a violent patient, (4) Identify the symptoms associated with the most common environmental emergencies including hypothermia, hyperthermia, lightning strike and drowning, to assess patients with an environmental emergency and to describe initial treatment and stabilization for transportation and (5) Understanding your patient’s story as well as to think critically about the complaint and symptoms associated with the gastrointestinal track, renal system, and the reproductive system.

This course is a primer for the cardiovascular, respiratory, and urinary systems in which students learn the pertinent details of the structures and functions through a combination of lectures, videos, labeling activities and quizzes.


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