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EMT Foundations

University of Colorado System via Coursera

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In this course, you will get a thorough introduction to the emergency medical services system, and learn the foundation components to how it works as a whole. You will also learn the nuts and bolts of becoming a healthcare provider, and gain some basic knowledge about the human body. By the end of the course, you will be able to 1) understand the history and components of the EMS system, 2) speak the language of medicine with basic medical terminology, as well as have an understanding of basic human anatomy, 3) understand the different types of communications and how they are specific to EMS, 4) take vital signs and master the normal from the abnormal, and 5) master personal and scene safety, and begin the process of patient assessment.

Syllabus

  1. Introduction to Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  2. Basic Human Anatomy
  3. Communication With A Healthcare Provider
  4. Vital Signs and History Taking
  5. Immediately Upon Arrival To The Scene

 

 

Taught by

Angela Wright, MD, Whitney Barrett, MD, Arthur Pliaconis and Kathrine Lopez

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