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Students will learn how to perform the lifesaving skills used in respiratory and cardiac emergencies as well as basic treatments for a variety of injuries and illnesses. Topics include bandaging, splinting, wound care, and CPR/AED use for adults, children and infants. Topics will be covered in lecture and reinforced through practice. Those who pass will be certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED for two years.
This three hour class is for those currently certified in Healthcare Provider CPR or the equivalent. The class consists of a review of all adult, child, and infant CPR skills. Those who pass the written and practical exam receive a new two-year certification in Healthcare Provider CPR. Class fee does not include required text and resuscitation mask.
Prereq.: Healthcare Provider CPR and First Aid Certification. This class certifies individuals to teach Adult, Child, and Infant CPR with AED, Healthcare Provider CPR as well as Basic First Aid for the Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI). Class fee includes required textbooks and materials.
A course that prepares students to take the written and practical EMT exams issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the National Registry of EMTs. Students learn the essentials of pre-hospital emergency care. The course includes lecture, lab and ambulance and hospital observation time. There are no prerequisites but 100% attendance is mandatory. Those who pass written and practical exams will be eligible to test for their EMT certification. This class meets on select Saturdays and Sundays. Class fee includes required textbooks, materials, lab and certification fees and CPR training.
This program meets the National Core Competency Requirements for recertification at the National Registry EMT, EMT-Basic, and MA EMT-Basic level. This course also meets the requirements for the National Registry EMT-Basic to EMT transition course. It is a 20-hour course. The course covers topics including, but not limited to: airway management, respiratory emergencies, cardiovascular emergencies, trauma assessment and skills, medical assessment and skills, and EMS operations.
Airway ManagementAirway Management is a unique program designed to give students the chance to learn, practice and demonstrate their ability in applying many airway skills used in resuscitation. Students increase their awareness of various airway products and skills required. The course is designed into units, and some are optional, so facilitators can present the units that meet the students� needs.This course will explore:Bag-mask ventilation and airway adjunctsLaryngeal mask airwayEsophageal-tracheal combitubeEndotracheal tubeImpedance threshold deviseOEMS approved for 5 hours of continuing education credit.
Taught by a military emergency medicine resident physician, this course will offer a look at medicine in situations that are challenging from an environmental, physical and mental perspective. Topics covered will include an overview of common environmental injuries and challenges, with a special focus on altitude and dive environments. Students will have an opportunity to apply their knowledge through several scenario-based cases. OEMS approved for 3 hours of continuing education.
This course will review and update EMT skills of assessment and management of respiratory emergencies. Topics will include assessment and treatment of specific respiratory emergencies and generalized assessment of a patient in acute respiratory distress. This course will also contain a hands on component where students will practice assessment and treatment skills.OEMS approved for 3 hours of continuing education.Note: This continuing education course is designed primarily for BU EMS operations staff. The course is open to the general public, but objectives are centered on patient care at Boston University facilities.
Psychiatric EmergenciesPsychiatric emergencies are among the most unpredictable situations in the pre-hospital setting. The unique presentation of these patients necessitates a specialized approach to provide them with the best care possible. This course will cover topics such as size up, the mental status exam and common mistakes. Various approaches to treatment and medication awareness will also be discussed.OEMS approved for 3 hours of continuing education.Note: This continuing education course is designed primarily for BU EMS operations staff. The course is open to the general public, but objectives are centered on patient care at Boston University facilities.
Endocrine EmergenciesTaught by a military emergency medicine physician, this course will cover the 4 endocrine emergencies an EMT or paramedic would be expected to face in the field. Topics covered will include diabetic emergencies, as well as thyroid and adrenal emergencies, such as myxedema and adrenal insufficiency. Students will have an opportunity to apply their knowledge through several scenario-based cases.OEMS approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education.
Trauma Assessment and Management Taught by a military emergency medicine physician, this course will explore advanced trauma assessment and management in both urban and austere environments and challenge experienced pre-hospital providers with hands on cases. Topics covered will include chest, abdominal, CNS, orthopedic and vascular trauma, as well as techniques for mitigating bleeding, stabilization of patients and transport to definitive care.OEMS approved for 3 hours of continuing education
Pediatric Poison IngestionThe purpose of this course is to solidify and expand student’s knowledge about the management and care of pediatric toxicology emergencies. We will be focusing on pediatric ingestions of medications, household cleaners, and other substances that can lead to pediatric toxicology emergencies. At the end of this course students should leave feeling more comfortable handling these situations and differentiating which overdoses and poisoning represent truly life threatening emergencies.OEMS approved for 3 hours of continuing education.
Toxicology: Common Poisonings and OverdosesThis course will delve into the common (and not so common) poisonings, overdoses, and withdrawals encountered in EMS. It will also go slightly beyond the basics to discuss some aspects of advanced physiology and definitive management to emphasize the importance that initial assessments and interventions performed by EMS providers have on the final outcomes for patients.OEMS approved for 3 hours of continuing education.
This course consists of lectures given online by an instructor teaching in real time. Labs are held on select days, in person at Boston University. Ambulance and hospital observations are arranged with local companies and hospitals. Students must have a computer with working webcam, speakers and microphone and reliable access to internet. This course prepares students to take the written and practical EMT exams issued by the Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health and the National Registry of EMTs. Class fee includes required textbooks, materials, lab and certification fees and CPR training. Var cr. either sem.