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Alabama EMS Region Four (West) Continuing Education Offerings

Alabama EMS Region Four is offering continuing education opportunities in 2013.  West Region covers Bibb, Choctaw, Dallas, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marengo, Marion, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, and Wilcox counties.  If you have questions or need more information, please contact the West Region Office by phone (205) 348-4549 or email.

2014 Training Opportunities

EMS Region Four is offering in-person training opportunities as well as online continuing education courses. Please click here for the online offerings.

Date

Course

March 11

Special Patient Populations

March 18

Special Patient Populations

March 25

Preparatory/EMS Operations

2014 Training Course Objectives

Preparatory

  • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
    Uses simple knowledge of the EMS system, safety/well-being of the EMR, medical/legal issues at the scene of an emergency while awaiting a higher level of care.
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
    Applies fundamental knowledge of the EMS system, safety/well-being of the EMT, medical/legal and ethical issues to the provision of emergency care.
  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)
    Applies fundamental knowledge of the EMS system, safety/well-being of the AEMT, medical/legal and ethical issues to the provision of emergency care.
  • Paramedic
    Integrates comprehensive knowledge of EMS systems, the safety/well-being of the paramedic, and              medical/legal and ethical issues which is intended to improve the health of EMS personnel, patients, and the community.

Anatomy and Physiology

  • EMR
    Uses simple knowledge of the anatomy and function of the upper airway, heart, vessels, blood, lungs, skin, muscles, and bones as the foundation of emergency care.
  • EMT
    Applies fundamental knowledge of the anatomy and function of all human systems to the practice of EMS.
  • AEMT
    Integrates complex knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the airway, respiratory and circulatory systems to the practice of EMS.
  • Paramedic
    Integrates a complex depth and comprehensive breadth of knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of all human systems

Airway Management, Respiration, and Artificial Ventilation

  • EMR
    Applies knowledge (fundamental depth, foundational breadth) of general anatomy and physiology to assure a patent airway, adequate mechanical ventilation, and respiration while awaiting additional EMS response for patients of all ages.
  • EMT
    Applies knowledge (fundamental depth, foundational breadth) of general anatomy and physiology to patient assessment and management in order to assure a patent airway, adequate mechanical ventilation, and respiration for patients of all ages.
  • AEMT
    Applies knowledge (fundamental depth, foundational breadth) of additional upper airway anatomy and physiology to patient assessment and management in order to assure a patent airway, adequate mechanical ventilation, and respiration for patients of all ages.
  • Paramedic
    Integrates complex knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology into the assessment to develop and implement a treatment plan with the goal of assuring a patent airway, adequate mechanical ventilation, and respiration for patients of all ages.

Assessment

  • EMR
    Use scene information and simple patient assessment findings to identify and manage immediate life threats and injuries within the scope of practice of the EMR.
  • EMT
    Applies scene information and patient assessment findings (scene size up, primary and secondary assessment, patient history, and reassessment) to guide emergency management.
  • AEMT
    Same as Previous Level
  • PARAMEDIC
    Integrate scene and patient assessment findings with knowledge of epidemiology and pathophysiology to form a field impression. This includes developing a list of differential diagnoses through clinical reasoning to modify the assessment and formulate a treatment plan.

Medicine

  • EMR
    Recognizes and manages life threats based on assessment findings of a patient with a medical emergency while awaiting additional emergency response.
  • EMT
    Applies fundamental knowledge to provide basic emergency care and transportation based on assessment findings for an acutely ill patient.
  • AEMT
    Applies fundamental knowledge to provide basic and selected advanced emergency care and transportation based on assessment findings for an acutely ill patient.
  • Paramedic
    Integrates assessment findings with principles of epidemiology and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment/disposition plan for a patient with a medical complaint.

Shock and Resuscitation

  • EMR
    Uses assessment information to recognize shock, respiratory failure or arrest, and cardiac arrest based on assessment findings and manages the emergency while awaiting additional emergency response.
  • EMT
    Applies fundamental knowledge of the causes, pathophysiology, and management of shock, respiratory failure or arrest, cardiac failure or arrest, and post resuscitation management.
  • AEMT
    Applies fundamental knowledge to provide basic and selected advanced emergency care and transportation based on assessment findings for a patient in shock, respiratory failure or arrest, cardiac failure or arrest, and post resuscitation management.
  • Paramedic
    Integrates comprehensive knowledge of causes and pathophysiology into the management of cardiac arrest
    and peri-arrest states.
    Integrates a comprehensive knowledge of the causes and pathophysiology into the management of shock, respiratory failure or arrest with an emphasis on early intervention to prevent arrest.

Trauma

  • EMR
    Uses simple knowledge to recognize and manage life threats based on assessment findings for an acutely injured patient while awaiting additional emergency medical response.
  • EMT
    Applies fundamental knowledge to provide basic emergency care and transportation based on assessment findings for an acutely injured patient.
  • AEMT
    Applies fundamental knowledge to provide basic and selected advanced emergency care and transportation based on assessment findings for an acutely injured patient.
  • Paramedic
    Integrates assessment findings with principles of epidemiology and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression to implement a comprehensive treatment/disposition plan for an acutely injured patient.

Special Patient Populations

  • EMR
    Recognizes and manages life threats based on simple assessment findings for a patient with special needs while awaiting additional emergency response.
  • EMT
    Applies a fundamental knowledge of growth, development, and aging and assessment findings to provide basic emergency care and transportation for a patient with special needs.
  • AEMT
    Applies a fundamental knowledge of growth, development, and aging and assessment findings to provide basic and selected advanced emergency care and transportation for a patient with special needs.
  • Paramedic
    Integrates assessment findings with principles of pathophysiology and knowledge of psychosocial needs to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment/disposition plan for patients with special needs.

EMS Operations

  • EMR
    Knowledge of operational roles and responsibilities to ensure safe patient, public, and personnel safety.
  • EMT
    Same as previous level.
  • AEMT
    Same as previous level.
  • Paramedic
    Same as previous level.

Last Updated: March 6, 2014


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