EMS Special Needs PatientsTo provide the best possible care, it’s essential for EMS providers to have access to the most up-to-date, dynamic continuing education possible. TargetSolutions’ online EMS catalog features more than 250 hours of CAPCE-approved EMS training. Courses are frequently added to this catalog and countless others are routinely updated.

In this round of catalog enhancements, TargetSolutions added the all-new course Special Needs Patients and updated:

  • Acute Coronary Syndromes
  • Calcium Channel Blocker Overdose
  • Disease Conditions of Chronic Alcoholism (Advanced)
  • Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies: Upper and Lower Airway for the First Responder
  • Pelvic Fractures
  • Recognition and Management of Over the Counter Drug Overdoses

New EMS Training: Special Needs Patients

New to the EMS training catalog, Special Needs Patients introduces a number of chronic conditions or challenges you may face when caring for special needs patients. This course reviews common out-of-hospital care treatment plans, common medical equipment encountered and prehospital assessment and treatment strategies.

Using custom videos, up-to-date data and relevant examples, this course addresses the many complexities of treating this category of patients. Each lesson covers a different type of condition such as: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, developmental delays, vision loss, hearing loss and speech impairment.

Updated Continuing Education for EMTs and Paramedics

To keep training fresh, courses in TargetSolutions’ EMS course library are updated routinely. Enhanced courses feature renewed content, videos or animations and interactions. Newly revamped course titles include:

Acute Coronary Syndromes discusses the prevalence of ACS in the United States, best practices for discerning it in the field, current trends in prehospital treatment and management, and transport considerations for ACS patients.

Calcium Channel Blocker Overdose explains the effects and uses of calcium channel blockers, the signs of overdose and treatment strategies. Always refer to local protocols when providing treatment for known or suspected calcium channel blocker overdose.

Disease Conditions of Chronic Alcoholism (Advanced) explains alcoholism, the disease conditions of chronic alcoholism and possible treatments. Topics address epidemiology, pathophysiology, alcohol and mental health, Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome and the CAGE tool.

Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies: Upper and Lower Airway for the First Responder looks at upper and lower respiratory emergencies, their causes, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, and assessment for pediatric patients.

Pelvic Fractures provides a general overview of various types of pelvic fractures and discusses assessment strategies and patient management considerations. The anatomical and physiological impacts of such fractures will also be covered.

Recognition and Management of Over the Counter Drug Overdoses discusses the most commonly abused over-the-counter drugs in the United States and the difficulties to manage OTC drug abuse.

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