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Health care is an exciting and ever growing profession that can take you many different directions. You can apply the fundamentals you learn here about emergent patient care, stabilization, and disease processes toward becoming an EMT or further health care pursuits. In this specialization you will learn to care for stable and unstable patients before they get to a hospital, how to identify time sensitive diseases, and medical and traumatic conditions that affect both adults and pediatric patients. Course 1 ensures you can assess a scene and prepare to provide care, understand the framework for patient assessment, history of emergency medical services, and the personal requirements to be an EMT. Course 2 addresses airway, breathing and circulation, medications and medication administration that EMTs are allowed to provide, and how to identify a patient having a stroke or diabetic emergency. Course 3 covers skills related to high performance CPR or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, toxicology, and wilderness emergency medicine. Course 4 will offer skills for trauma emergencies and Course 5 focuses pregnancy, infants and pediatrics. Essential skills are demonstrated throughout the specialization. Finally, apply the course materials to real patient scenarios in the Capstone to help prepare you for national registry testing.
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可分享的證書
完成後獲得證書
100% 在線課程
立即開始,按照自己的計劃學習。
靈活的計劃
設置並保持靈活的截止日期。
初級
完成時間大約為7 個月
建議 3 小時/週
英語(English)
字幕:英語(English)

此專項課程包含 6 門課程

課程1

課程 1

EMT Foundations

4.8
299 個評分
89 條評論
課程2

課程 2

Medical Emergencies: Airway, Breathing, and Circulation

4.7
265 個評分
61 條評論
課程3

課程 3

Medical Emergencies: CPR, Toxicology, and Wilderness

4.8
138 個評分
34 條評論
課程4

課程 4

Trauma Emergencies and Care

4.9
118 個評分
29 條評論

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科罗拉多大学系统 徽標

科罗拉多大学系统

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  • This course brings to you expert instruction and up to date curriculum from practicing front line paramedics and emergency physicians. We deliver this content in an engaging, flexible and efficient manner. However, becoming an EMT still requires some hands-on skills with in-person instructor evaluation, this course alone does not qualify you to become a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and this course alone DOES NOT qualify you to take care of patients.

  • 1) If you are looking for an introductory curriculum to becoming a healthcare provider or are interested in learning more about health care delivery this is a great course for you! This course provides an excellent overview (or review for those with previous healthcare experience) of a practical approach to a sick or injured patient. It also provides an excellent foundation for further study in health professions and potentially supports further application to a health professional schools (Nursing, PA, Medical).

    2) If you want to become a certified EMT in the United States this course is designed for you. See the answer to “How do I become an EMT” for more information. This specialization is the first step in that process.

    3) If you are already enrolled in an EMT course and are looking for supplemental education or a way to review for the test, this specialization is divided into courses that allow you to focus on areas where you might need extra review or just a new way to think about challenging concepts.

    4) If you are planning to re-certify as an EMT by taking the cognitive exam, this is a complete review of the content you will be tested on.

  • For those outside of the United States, this curriculum focuses on core principles that are relevant in any setting and in any healthcare system, specifically in emergency care. The curriculum follows internationally accepted guidelines on the approach to a sick or injured patient, and is relevant for anyone looking to learn the first steps to becoming a healthcare provider or advancing their education in healthcare.

    Some of the resources that are discussed and some of the legal issues that are covered are unique to the United States; however, the principles of care, disease processes and health care basics that are taught are universal and can be used in environments/communities with fewer resources.

  • No. As mentioned above and outlined in subsequent answers, this course only provides the lecture portion, or didactic portions, of the EMT curriculum. This content is applicable to many aspects of patient care- not just for those on the path to become an EMT- but completion of the course and content itself does does not qualify you in any way to provide direct patient care as an EMT. Certification to practice as an EMT is only through the National registry of EMTs (NREMT) and requires an additional hands-on skills portion of course work.

    ** Caveat: Some of the skills you will learn in this course could help you save the life of another individual. There are two skills in particular that we would want you to perform in the appropriate situation. Once you have learned how to do them- CPR and bleeding control are time sensitive, life saving interventions that are taught to the general public (found in Medical Emergencies: CPR, Environmental and Toxicology and Trauma Emergencies). Pay really close attention to these portions of the course! Performing CPR, stopping bleeding with pressure or a tourniquet, and of course knowing how and when to activate the emergency response system can save someone’s life.

  • No. This course is designed for anybody! To become an EMT in the United states you must be 18 years old so the majority of the course work is based roughly on a high school level education. For some of you, classes you have taken - such as biology or anatomy - or knowledge you have from other life experiences will help you with some of the lessons in this specialization.

    Two things to consider:

    1) If your plan is to become an EMT you will need to take Basic Life Support for healthcare providers from the AHA prior to coming to the Skills course. (https://cpr.heart.org/AHAECC/CPRAndECC/Training/HealthcareProfessional/BasicLifeSupportBLS/UCM_473189_Basic-Life-Support-BLS.jsp). This is not required to take this specialization.

    2) A lot of patient care is very physical. It involves lifting patients, moving patients, driving an ambulance, administering medications. If you have any physical limitations that would prevent you from being able to complete tasks like these please take that into consideration before deciding to pursue the EMT certification. These physical abilities are not a requirement for you to participate in any of these online courses or specialization and we encourage anybody who is interested in the subject matter to participate fully!!

  • No. If your plan is to go on to become an EMT (see ‘How can I become an EMT’ for more information on this) we do recommend that you get a stethoscope (the medical equipment to listen to the heart, lungs and take a blood pressure) at some point before your separate skills workshop. It might be helpful for your learning if you have it while going through this specialization.

    We do not require a specific textbook either. Depending on your learning and studying style, you might find it helpful to have a secondary source of information or another way to review. Below are the titles of a couple of supplemental EMT textbooks we are familiar with. Again, these are not required and this list is not complete. This is only provided if you think it might be helpful to you.

    1) EMT-P, Daniel J. Limmer, Michael F. O’Keefe, Harvey Grant, Bob Murray, J. David Bergeron, and Edward T. Dickinson Medical Editor. Emergency Care. 13 edition. Boston: Pearson, 2015.

    2) Mistovich, Joseph J., and Keith J. Karren. Prehospital Emergency Care. 11 edition. NY, NY: Pearson, 2017.

    3) Pons, Peter T., and Vincent J. Markovchick. Prehospital Care Pearls and Pitfalls. PMPH-USA, 2012.

  • The specialization is broken up into 6 courses. Each course is designed to take you roughly 4-5 weeks to complete if you invest 2-3 hours of time each week to actual coursework and videos. In addition to the 2-3 hours of structured time each week you should plan on a few of hours additional studying to master the information. This study time will be variable from week to week and will depend a lot on what knowledge you have prior to taking Become an EMT. If you worked through according to the intended timeline, it will take you approximately 26 weeks of 2-5 hours of work/studying each week.

    One of the greatest things about learning content like this online with Coursera is that it is self paced and you can move things around to fit your life rather than have life fit your studying! However, over time people forget things. In order to make the skills workshop most beneficial and to maximize your ability to pass the national registry exams, we will require those students planning to become EMT’s to complete the entire specialization in one year from start date to date of completion. We also require that you participate in a skills workshop within 6 months of the completion of the specialization.

  • If your goals are to become an EMT or you are taking this specialization to learn these skills and concepts for the first time, we strongly recommend that you take the courses in Become an EMT in order. Learning how to work through an entire patient encounter requires a step by step approach. You need to know the parts of the body before you can talk about what can go wrong with them. You need to know how to assess a patient before you can identify abnormalities on your assessment. We were very intentional about the information that is provided in each course and think you will be most successful to progress through it in the way it was designed. To become an EMT you will need to successfully complete all of the courses.

    If your goal is to use this curriculum as a refresher, to help you with a separate course, or just to explore new and interesting topics, then taking individual courses or going in a different order might be a reasonable option.

  • Traditional pathway:

    Take a certified EMT class. There are many throughout the United States, including at the Denver Health Paramedic School and offered at various community colleges or universities.

    Pass both portions of the National Registry of EMT exam. These are the psychomotor (skills) and the cognitive (standardized multiple choice test). For more information about the whole process check out: https://www.nremt.org/rwd/public/document/emt

    Coursera Pathway:

    Finish the Specialization- Become an EMT! with a certificate of completion from Coursera.

    Complete a hands-on workshop. At this time, the only course is available through the Denver Health Paramedic Division Department of EMS Education and it is about one week long and occurs in Denver Colorado. Please follow this link for complete information regarding this course. (https://denverhealthparamedics.org/coursera-emt-boot-camp)

    Pass the psychomotor and cognitive portions of the National Registry Exam

    Once you have passed the NREMT exam, you may register with your state’s health department to obtain your license to provide medical care in your state as a certified EMT!

  • If you successfully finish both Coursera specialization, skills workshop AND pass the in-person hands-on course, you will be eligible to sit for the NREMT exam once you have passed the NREMT exams, you may apply with your state’s health department for a license to practice as a certified EMT!

    IMPORTANT Please remember that the in-person, hands-on workshop will require you to demonstrate certain competencies (along with your completed Coursera specialization) to pass the course, and thus be eligible to sit for the NREMT exam. For more information on the hands-on in-person course and its curriculum, please go here: https://denverhealthparamedics.org/coursera-emt-boot-camp

  • Currently we are only offering the skills workshop in Denver (https://denverhealthparamedics.org/coursera-emt-boot-camp) . For those seeking to become certified as an EMT, we still believe the convenience of the Coursera Specialization in time efficiency and cost will more than make up for the inconvenience of travel to Denver. Additionally, if we do come to a point where we are able to offer courses in other locations, information about those course offerings will be found at the above site.

  • There are a lot of great things about a local EMT course. For many people learning in the classroom with instructors is their preferred way to learn; however, we recognize people’s lives are busy, time is precious and flexibility is sometimes required to make your dream of being an EMT a reality. The advantages of coursera are the following:

    1) You can take your course work on your own time

    2) You are not limited by geography. If there is not an EMT training center in your town, county or region- no worries.

    3) The cost for the curriculum is less than a traditional EMT course (around $2000) even when you add in the cost of the required skills portion of the course. (https://denverhealthparamedics.org/coursera-emt-boot-camp)

    4) You can explore this material for your general knowledge or as a possible new career without the investment in a full course.

  • One of the objectives of this specialization is that we answer many of these questions- particularly in the first course- EMT foundations. If you are not ready commit and want to surf the web first, the website for the National Registry of EMTs is a great place to start with lots of information about the requirements, national guidelines, and actual steps to obtain your certification and ultimately your licence to practice. Click here to visit their website : https://www.nremt.org/rwd/public/document/emt

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