EMT 20 Hour Refresher Series

NAEMT Refresher series were designed to provide EMS Educators with a concise course that meet the National Register of EMT's (NREMT) national recertification requirements in accordance with the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP). The EMT Refresher course is a 20-hour, instructor led course that was built from NAEMT's evidence-based research continuing education courses, including Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS), Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC), Geriatric Education for EMS (GEMS), and EMS Safety. AUDIENCE: This course is for Emergency Medical Technician practitioner levels. Just like every NAEMT course, these Refresher series are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) and recognized by the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT). Those EMTs looking to renew their National Registry EMT certification or gain CE credits towards recertification, will receive instruction on the following topics: COURSE CONTENT: Airway: Review the anatomy of the airway and the physiology of ventilation Recognize methods to provide oxygenation to a patient Cardiology: Comprehend cardiac arrest management for the adult and pediatric patient Differentiate cardiac conditions associated with assessment findings in a patient Identify signs and symptoms of abnormal neurologic function Trauma: Identify methods to effectively triage patients in the prehospital setting Describe hemorrhage control management Discuss the management of CNS injuries Medical: Comprehend the assessment of patients with a medical condition Review anatomy and physiology changes of the obstetric patient Identify patients with special healthcare needs Discuss the management of patients with infectious disease Identify signs and symptoms of patients with a psychiatric condition Describe assessment findings of patients exposed to toxidromes Recognize methods used to treat endocrine disorders Operations: Descibe how crew resource management enhances patient and provider safety Identify the risks associated with emergency vehicle operations Recognize methods for safe and effective patient transport Identify methods for implementing a culture of safety Describe the importance of research and evidence-based research guidelines in the prehospital setting

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