Continuing Education Content Areas

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Consider the following topics when selecting CE for the labeled CE content areas.  Additional information can be found in 1998 paramedic curriculum text books.

PREPARATORY:

  • EMS systems
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Well-being of the medic
  • Illness and injury prevention
  • Medical/Legal issues
  • Ethics
  • General principles of pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Venous access
  • Medication administration
  • Therapeutic communication
  • Life span development

AIRWAY MGMT & VENTILATION:

  • Airway mgmt & ventilation

PATIENT ASSESSMENT:

  • History taking
  • Techniques of physical examination
  • Patient assessment
  • Clinical decision making
  • Communications
  • Documentation

TRAUMA:

  • Trauma sys & mechanism in injury
  • Hemorrhage & shock
  • Soft tissue trauma
  • Burns
  • Head & facial trauma
  • Spinal trauma
  • Thoracic trauma
  • Abdominal trauma
  • Musculoskeletal trauma

PEDIATRICS:

  • Pediatrics

MEDICAL:

  • Pulmonary
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Endocrinology
  • Allergies and anaphylaxis
  • Gastroenterology
  • Renal/Urology
  • Toxicology
  • Hematology
  • Environmental Conditions
  • Infectious and communicable diseases
  • Behavioral and psychiatric disorders
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS:  

  • Neonatology
  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • Abuse and assault
  • Patients with special challenges
  • Acute interventions for the chronic care pt

CLINICALLY RELATED OPERATIONS:

  • Ambulance operations
  • Medical incident command
  • Rescue awareness and operations
  • Hazardous materials incidents
  • Crime scene awareness
  • Online Medical Director's Course (4-hours)

Examples of topics which are NOT ALLOWABLE  include:  

  • ambulance vehicle maintenance 
  • administrative budgeting of EMS operations
  • billing
  • fundraising

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Last updated August 26, 2014