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Medical Emergencies

Airway, Breathing, and Circulation

This course is a part of Become an EMT, a 6-course Specialization series from Coursera.

In this course, you will develop the knowledge and skills to assess and stabilize certain types of patients for transport. By the end of this course, you will be able to: 1) assess a basic medical patient 2) describe general pharmacologic principles and the skills associated with medication administration, 3) explain airway physiology, the assessment of the airway and available interventions for airway management, 4) identify, assess and formulate a plan to stabilize a patient with a respiratory emergency for transport, and 5) identify, assess and formulate a plan to stabilize a patient with a cardiovascular emergency for transport. 6) describe the most common neurologic and endocrine emergencies and what you can do for them as an EMT.
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Rating 4.8 based on 17 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Starts May 18 (last week)
Cost $49
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Instructors Angela Wright, MD, Whitney Barrett, MD, Arthur Pliaconis, Kathrine Lopez
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Language English
Subjects Science
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An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

Patient Transport - Aide/Providence Hospital/PRN Day $27k

Volunteer Patient Transport $39k

Transport Purchaser $55k

Transport Officer $62k

Patient Transport Group Leader $64k

Patient Transport Lead $70k

Medical Transport $76k

Transport Eng $95k

Transport Operations $95k

Transport Engineering 2 $96k

Transport Planner $99k

Transport Engineering 3 $107k

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Rating 4.8 based on 17 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Starts May 18 (last week)
Cost $49
From University of Colorado System via Coursera
Instructors Angela Wright, MD, Whitney Barrett, MD, Arthur Pliaconis, Kathrine Lopez
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Science
Tags Life Sciences Patient Care

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