Reinforces knowledge of signs and symptoms, while also emphasizing the need to apply information to real-life scenarios. The scenarios cover a variety of medical conditions including chest pain, difficulty breathing, syncope, and disorientation
Dynamic Learning Exercises
Tried and true active learning exercises spanning the entire EMT curriculum. Whether you want your students to learn A&P, truly understand assessment, or apply their knowledge to medical and trauma emergencies, these exercises are for you.
Ask students to discuss components of death notification and provides students an opportunity to actually perform a death notification in a simulated setting.
Prepare students to identify and treat diabetic emergencies in the field.
A review of operations concepts including due regard, ambulance operation, and scene safety. Reading and interpretation of hazmat placards and 704 signs are also covered.
Students must finish the story of a patient with traumatic injuries. The exercise requires them to determine reliable signs of severity and the realization that a solid assessment is more important than the mechanism of injury in trauma.
This exercise is where students actually begin lifting and moving practice. Each student will lift and be lifted. Students need to know what it feels like from the patient perspective.
This exercise brings legal implications to patient care decisions. Cases included for discussion involve off-duty providers who have had “a few beers” stopping to help, and working before expired license is renewed.
This exercise provides context to the patient assessment process and its role in patient care. Students will gain insight into assessment and medical conditions.
Shock is often thought of as a “trauma thing.” There are medical conditions that present with each of the 4 functional types of shock (distributive, obstructive, hypovolemic, cardiogenic). This exercise helps students investigate and understand shock in the medical patient.
A basic introduction to lifting and moving. Students must match patient descriptions with the correct device for moving them. Discussions of provider safety and injury prevention are also included.