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Une Spécialisation Coursera est une série de cours axés sur la maîtrise d'une compétence. Pour commencer, inscrivez-vous directement à la Spécialisation ou passez en revue ses cours et choisissez celui par lequel vous souhaitez commencer. Lorsque vous vous abonnez à un cours faisant partie d'une Spécialisation, vous êtes automatiquement abonné(e) à la Spécialisation complète. Il est possible de terminer seulement un cours : vous pouvez suspendre votre formation ou résilier votre abonnement à tout moment. Rendez-vous sur votre tableau de bord d'étudiant pour suivre vos inscriptions aux cours et vos progrès.

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Chaque Spécialisation inclut un projet pratique. Vous devez réussir le(s) projet(s) pour terminer la Spécialisation et obtenir votre Certificat. Si la Spécialisation inclut un cours dédié au projet pratique, vous devrez terminer tous les autres cours avant de pouvoir le commencer.

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how it works

Cette Spécialisation compte 6 cours

Cours1

EMT Foundations

4.9
52 notes
16 Avis

In this course, you will get a thorough introduction to the emergency medical services system, and learn the foundation components to how it works as a whole. You will also learn the nuts and bolts of becoming a healthcare provider, and gain some basic knowledge about the human body. By the end of the course, you will be able to 1) understand the history and components of the EMS system, 2) speak the language of medicine with basic medical terminology, as well as have an understanding of basic human anatomy, 3) understand the different types of communications and how they are specific to EMS, 4) take vital signs and master the normal from the abnormal, and 5) master personal and scene safety, and begin the process of patient assessment.

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Cours2

Medical Emergencies: Airway, Breathing, and Circulation

4.8
19 notes
3 Avis

In this course, you will develop the knowledge and skills to assess and stabilize certain types of patients for transport. By the end of this course, you will be able to: 1) assess a basic medical patient 2) describe general pharmacologic principles and the skills associated with medication administration, 3) explain airway physiology, the assessment of the airway and available interventions for airway management, 4) identify, assess and formulate a plan to stabilize a patient with a respiratory emergency for transport, and 5) identify, assess and formulate a plan to stabilize a patient with a cardiovascular emergency for transport. 6) describe the most common neurologic and endocrine emergencies and what you can do for them as an EMT.

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Cours3

Medical Emergencies: CPR, Toxicology, and Wilderness

4.9
14 notes
1 Avis

In this course, you will develop the knowledge and skills to assess and stabilize certain types of patients for transport. By the end of this course, you will be able to: (1) Identify the signs and symptoms associated with a patient in shock, to describe the major categories of shock, to assess a patient with signs of shock and formulate a plan for treatment to stabilize the patient for transport, (2) Identify a patient in cardiac arrest and to describe the components of high performance CPR including placement of an AED, components of quality chest compressions, and options for oxygenation, (3) Identify a patient with under the influence of a drug of abuse or a toxicologic ingestion, assess a patient with a potential or known ingestion, and to formulate a plan for treatment and stabilization for transport including that of a violent patient, (4) Identify the symptoms associated with the most common environmental emergencies including hypothermia, hyperthermia, lightning strike and drowning, to assess patients with an environmental emergency and to describe initial treatment and stabilization for transportation and (5) Understanding your patient's story as well as to think critically about the complaint and symptoms associated with the gastrointestinal track, renal system, and the reproductive system.

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Cours4

Trauma Emergencies and Care

4.8
17 notes
6 Avis

Welcome to Trauma Emergencies and Care. In this course, you will learn about some of the mechanics and physics of trauma on the human body, and how this can cause injury. You will continue to expand your new vocabulary with medical terminology, and learn how to describe the different injuries you may see. You will also learn about the trauma system itself- and when it is important to transport patients to a trauma center. Then we will dive into specific injuries based on what part of the body may be injured- or trauma by system. There are different considerations in the trauma patients depending on both how, and where, they are injured. And of course- you will learn your standard approach to a history and physical exam of the trauma patient. Finally, you will learn about something that you hope to never encounter: mass casualty incidents, or MCI’s. These are occurrences where you may have multiple patients, and there is an organized and specific approach as a provider in these circumstances.

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Cours5

Emergency Care: Pregnancy, Infants, and Children

5.0
12 notes
2 Avis

Welcome to the final course of lectures in your quest to master EMT basics. In this course, we will cover some of the highest-stress patient populations: pregnant patients and kids, also known as pediatrics. To wrap up your EMT knowledge we will end this course with information about hazmat situations, extricating patients from tight spots and finally how you write a note about your patient care. You will learn to ensure it communicates what your assessment of the patient was, what interventions you performed and why you did them. You will build on your knowledge of anatomy, patient assessment and scene safety to develop an approach to these new patient populations. We will walk through the things that make pregnant patients and pediatric patients different but also what makes them the same as all the patients you care for. Prepare yourself for some noisy kids, some uncomfortable moms and hopefully a lot of fun learning new things.

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Cours6

Prepare for the EMT Certification Test

Welcome to your final course in Become and EMT! Prepare for the National Registry exam. The title for this course is a little bit misleading. We do hope that at the completion of this course that you feel more prepared to take the skills portion as well as the written portion of the national registry exam. More than anything else, however, our greatest hope is that we have given you the knowledge and tools to provide high quality patient care once you are certified as an EMT or once you achieve whatever level of patient care provider you aspire to. I think many of you have experienced in school or other training the difference between knowing the information needed to pass a test and being able to apply that information to a real life problem. We want you to be able to apply your knowledge! To accomplish this, there will be videos from prior courses to review, links to the national registry patient care checklists, and you will use these resources to complete a series of patient care scenarios that challenge you to apply what you have learned over the past 5 courses. The next couple of weeks are designed to stretch your knowledge and guide you to apply it to potentially real patient presentations. In addition, you will have the opportunity to practice peer review on the care plans that your fellow learners put together. Not only does this provide you the opportunity to see what other people would do in a similar situation but also reinforces your understanding of the material. Good luck and have fun with this last portion of the specialization!

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Enseignants

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Angela Wright, MD

EMS Fellow
Emergency Department
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Whitney Barrett, MD

Assistant Professor
Emergency Medicine
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Arthur Pliaconis

Paramedic
Denver Health Paramedic Division
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Kathrine Lopez

Paramedic
Denver Health Paramedic Division

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  • Oui ! Pour commencer, cliquez sur la carte du cours qui vous intéresse et inscrivez-vous. Vous pouvez vous inscrire et terminer le cours pour obtenir un Certificat partageable, ou vous pouvez accéder au cours en auditeur libre afin d'en visualiser gratuitement le contenu. Si vous vous abonnez à un cours faisant partie d'une Spécialisation, vous êtes automatiquement abonné(e) à la Spécialisation complète. Visitez votre tableau de bord d'étudiant(e) pour suivre vos progrès.

  • Ce cours est entièrement en ligne : vous n'avez donc pas besoin de vous présenter physiquement dans une salle de classe. Vous pouvez accéder à vos vidéos de cours, lectures et devoirs en tout temps et en tout lieu, par l'intermédiaire du Web ou de votre appareil mobile.

  • Cette Spécialisation n'est pas associée à des crédits universitaires, mais certaines universités peuvent décider d'accepter des Certificats de Spécialisation pour des crédits. Vérifiez-le auprès de votre établissement pour en savoir plus.

  • Healthcare is one of the fastest growing career fields throughout the world, and offers tremendous job opportunities for personal growth and economic advancement. As technologies advance and as the elderly increasingly make up a greater percentage of the global population, the need for a talented and educated healthcare workforce is projected to exist well into the foreseeable future.

    One of the most successful strategies for entering this field has been through training as a pre-hospital caretaker, i.e. in emergency medical services. Its accessible curriculum allows a basic understanding of human physiology and hands-on skills to approach basic emergencies in a very short period of study. Specifically, successful completion of this course will impart the knowledge and skills to approach and assist the sick or injured patient, and a basic understanding of human pathophysiology and introductory concepts to resuscitation. Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s) have gone on to work as paramedics, nurses, doctors, in hospital leadership and as healthcare company CEOs, as well as firefighters and other emergency responding personnel. We are thrilled to bring this educational opportunity to you through a Coursera specialization. The faculty of the highly regarded Denver Health Paramedic Division will cover most of what you need to know to be a Emergency Medical Technician. In just 26 weeks you will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and critical insights to propel you toward a career in healthcare!

  • 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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