EMR Chapter – R03 | Caring for Common Medical Emergencies


EMR Training | Caring for Common Medical Emergencies | Chapter EMR-R03

EMR Training |Caring for Common Medical Emergencies | Chapter EMR-R05  begins with an introduction to the care of the subject. We subsequently explore  in-depth the following topics

  1. What are Medical Emergencies?
  2. Altered Mental Status.
  3. Seizures.
  4. Stroke.
  5. Diabetes.
  6. Overdose and Poisoning.
  7. Alcohol and Drug.
  8. Sepsis and Anaphylaxis.
  9. Renal Failure, and.
  10. Behavioral Emergencies.

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.  Furthermore, you will receive a certificate for CME credit after successful completion of the course.
  • This course is part of the EMR Recertification Session 1 curriculum.  Hence, if you sign up for EMR Recertification, 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.

Excerpts from Patients with Special Challenges for the Emergency Medical Responder

If the poison has been ingested, the following signs are your clue.

  • Burns or stains around the mouth.
  • Unusual breath odors, body odors, or odors on clothing or at the scene.
  • Abnormal breathing.
  • Abnormal pulse rate and rhythm.
  • Sweating.
  • Dilated or constricted pupils.
  • Excessive saliva.
  • Foaming at the mouth.
  • Burning in mouth and throat.
  • Painful to swallow.
  • Abdominal pain.
  • Upset stomach or nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.
  • Convulsions.
  • Seizure.
  • Altered mental status, including unresponsiveness.

Topics for this course

12 Lessons

EMR Recert | EMS Care Ch EMR-R03 | Caring for Common Medical Emergencies

Lesson 0 – Chapter Introduction00:01:55
Lesson 1-Developmental Disability00:02:06
Lesson 2 – Normal Mental Status?00:03:45
Lesson 3 – What are Seizures?00:02:26
Lesson 4 – What is a Stroke?00:04:47
Lesson 5 – What is Diabetes?00:05:15
Lesson 6 – Overdose and Poisoning00:11:31
Lesson 7 – What is Alcohol Abuse?00:03:07
Lesson 8 – Sepsis00:04:45
Lesson 9 – What is Renal Failure?00:02:29
Lesson 10 – Behavioral Emergencies?00:01:51
Lesson 11 – Chapter Review00:06:40
EMR Recert | EMS Care Ch EMR-R03 | Common Medical Emergencies | QUIZ

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