If a member of your family suffered a medical emergency, you could certainly call for trained emergency medical responders, but what would you do while you're waiting for them to arrive? Every second counts during a medical emergency.
Recognizing the early signs and symptoms of common medical conditions and providing appropriate treatment can mean a better outcome for the patient and can greatly reduce the seriousness of the illness, which means a shorter hospital stay and lower medical costs. It's also very satisfying to know how to help someone in a time of need.
Bryan Scyphers has provided emergency medical care for over 35 years. He also has experience in sports medicine, having worked as a trainer for the San Francisco Giants and for Virginia Tech's football team. Scyphers holds bachelor's and a master's degrees in education. He has taught pre-hospital emergency medicine at the college level for many years, and has trained hundreds of Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
Introduction to Medical Emergencies
The Initial Assessment
Heart Disease and Heart Attack
Respiratory Illness and Disease
Head and Brain Injuries
Bleeding and Burns
The Nine Types of Shock
Medical and Environmental Emergencies
Fractures and Sports Injuries
Child Development and Specific Injuries
Critical Illnesses, SIDS, and Abuse