EMR Initial | EMS Care Ch EMR- E07 | Lifespan Development

Lifespan Development

EMS Care  EMR Chapter E07 | Lifespan Development   starts with the introduction to what is meant by Life Span Development. The course takes the student through various phases from birth to old age and covers the changes that occur in the human body during the different developmental stages

The lessons covered are :

  1. Infancy
  2. Toddler or Pre-school age
  3. Schooling age and adolescence
  4. Early and middle adulthood
  5. Late adulthood

An Excerpt from the course on Lifespan Development

Emerging adulthood brings with it the consolidation of formal operational thought, and the continued integration of the parts of the brain that serve emotion, social processes, planning and problem-solving. As a result, rash decisions and risky behaviour decrease rapidly across early adulthood. Increases in epistemic cognition are also seen, as young adults’ meta-cognition, or thinking about thinking, continues to grow, especially in young adults who continue with their schooling.

Over the course of students’ college years, cognition tended to shift from dualism which is the absolute, black and white, right and wrong type of thinking to multiplicity or recognizing that some problems are solvable and some answers are not yet known to relativism which is understanding the importance of the specific context of knowledge—it’s all relative to other factors.

Due to continuous integration and focalization of brain functioning in early adulthood, this developmental period often represents a turning point, when young adults engage in risky behaviours such as gang involvement, substance abuse or an unfocused lifestyle seem to “wake up” and take ownership for their own development. 

Important Notes:

  • If you only want to take the online course for CME credit, you can pay here.  The fee for online-only does NOT include a skills session nor (re)certification.  You will receive a certificate for one CME credit after successful completion of the course.
  • This course is part of the EMT Recertification  curriculum and the Initial EMT Course.  If you sign up for one of those courses, you will be automatically enrolled in this course. Click here for scheduled courses.
  • To get credit for this course, you must watch all the lessons in their entirety, the course review, and pass the quiz at the end with a score of 75% or better.

Course Curriculum

EMR Initial | EMS Care Ch EMR- E07 | Lifespan Development

  • Lesson 0 – Chapter Introduction
  • Lesson 1 – Infancy
  • Lesson 2 – Toddlers of Preschool A
  • Lesson 3 – School Age
  • Lesson 4 – Early and Middle Adulthood
  • Lesson 5 – Late Adulthood- Primary Aging
  • Lesson 6 – Chapter Review
  • EMR Initial | EMS CARE Ch EMR-E07 | Lifespan Development | QUIZ

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