Bloodborne diseases, modes of transmission, areas or risk, and safe work practices. Areas of risk in EMS and importance of task-based use of personal protective equipment when risks are identified. Satisfies bloodborne pathogens standards refresher requirements from OSHA. Featuring Katherine West, BSN, MSEd. CIC, Infection Control Consultant Infection Control/Emerging Concepts, Inc.
Interpreting Vital Signs
By correctly interpreting vital signs, the EMS professional can indentify life-threatening emergencies, predict the severity of a patients hemodynamic state, determine treatement and correctly monitor the overall condition of the patient. This course reviews the importance of assessing and interpreting the vital signs and how to use these findings to improve the quality of patient care. Featuring Lt. Anthony Tedesco, BSN, RN, NREMT-P Clearwater Fire & Rescue St. Petersburg College - EMS Program
Lifting and Moving
This class reviews steps for safe lifting and moving. Power lifts, squat lifts, and power grips are defined and demonstrated. Patient-moving devices and three types of emergency moves are reviewed and demonstrated. The class re-emphasizes the importance of good physical fitness and conditioning, as well as the use of good body mechanics to prevent injury.
Airway Management Essentials
This course reviews thorough assessment of airway viability, adverse conditions that may occur during emergency treatment for essential airway intervention, as well as proper techniques for the various adjuncts available to maintain an open airway. Also discussed is the need to avoid invasive tools when a lesser tool will do the job equally well without the risk of complication. Featuring Shaun Fix, PMD, NREMT-P EMS Captain, Boca Raton Fire Rescue, President, Emergency Medical Consultants
Anatomy and physiology of the body’s immune response to antigens. Signs, symptoms, and treatments for allergic reactions and critical on-scene history and assessment. Epinephrine and albuterol use for allergic reactions is discussed, as is the importance of airway management. Featuring Gordon Kokx, BS, NREMT-Paramedic, Professor, EMS Program Director The College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls, Idaho.