Paramedic Recert EMS Care | 23-MCIT-F3-4124 | Immunological Emergencies

Paramedic Recert EMS Care | 23-MCIT-F3-4124 | Immunological Emergencies starts with the introduction to the topic. It outlines the coverage and objectives. The course is on how to deal with the situation when the immune response can become a life threatening event. The chapter discusses the types of reactions and the paramedic handling  methodology

The lessons covered are :

  • Lesson 1: Allergic Reaction
  • Lesson 2: Anaphylaxis
  • Lesson 3: Treatment for Anaphylaxis
  • Lesson 4: Epi nephrin
  • Lesson 5: Autoimmune Disorders

Core Concepts & Takeaways

The course Objectives are

  • Discuss the physiology related to allergies and anaphylaxis.
  • Differentiate between a mild or localized allergic reaction and anaphylaxis.
  • Explain the actions of medications used to treat anaphylaxis:
    • Epi nephrin
    • Benadryl, Zantac, Pepcid, Tagamet, and Albuterol.

An expert from the chapter Paramedic Recert EMS Care | 23-MCIT-F3-4124 | Immunological Emergencies

A person must first be exposed to a specific antigen to develop hypersensitivity. During the first exposure, the antigen enters the body through injection, ingestion, inhalation, or absorption. The antigen then activates the immune system. In susceptible individuals, large amounts of I-g-E antibodies are produced. I-g-E antibodies leave the lymphatic system and bind to I-g-E-specific Fc receptors on the cell membranes of basophils that are circulating in the blood, and to mast cells that are in tissues surrounding the blood vessels. The antibodies remain there and are inactive until the same antigen is introduced into the body a second time. With the next exposure to the specific antigen, the allergen cross-links at least two of the cell-bound I-g-E molecules. This results in degranulation (release of internal substances) of mast cells and basophils and the onset of anaphylaxis.

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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

Paramedic Recert EMS Care | 23-MCIT-F3-4124 | Immunological Emergencies

  • Lesson 0 – Introduction
  • Lesson 1 – Allergic Reaction
  • Lesson 2 – Anaphylaxis
  • Lesson 3 – Treatment for Anaphylaxis
  • Lesson 4 – Epinephrine
  • Lesson 5 – Autoimmune Disorders
  • Lesson 6 – Chapter Review
  • Paramedic Recert | Immunological Emergencies | 23-MCIT-F3-4124 | QUIZ
Course Duration: 1h
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