In this course, the practitioner will work through an online simulated trauma patient. Within the sim, they will be faced with a decision point to select the correct course of action. The correct selection will lead them through the sim, the incorrect selection will loop them back to the decision point with an explanation of why it may not be the best choice. Throughout this course, there are formative evaluations (decision points), videos, and interactions with the “host” to guide the practitioner through the sim to the final summative evaluation.
How the sim works
Each sim has 1 to 3 sim lessons to work through. Each lesson has a sim, an e-book containing all the education components from the sim if you did not find it all, and activities/knowledge checks to reinforce the material in the sim. At the end of the sim is a final assessment where you need to score 80%. Once you have completed the sim and final assessment, you are awarded a certificate.
This course is approved by the Alberta College of Paramedics for 9 CREDITS for continuing education.
Instructions and Length
The Sims are designed to go through more than once. Ideally, it would help if you did each sim four times.
- The first time, try to make all the best choices to get to the sim’s end.
- The second time, go through and try to find all the educational moments
- Go through the sim, and don’t be afraid to explore all the choices.
- Go through the sim as fast as you can
- Go through the e-book and complete all knowledge checks/activities.
- Total course time up to 3 hours if all education components are completed.
Total course time up to 3 hours if all education components are completed.
References and Credits
Chicago EMT Training
Connecting Mechanism of Injury (MOI) to Index of Suspicion
Connecting Mechanism of Injury (MOI) to Index of Suspicion. (2020, December 27). [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u04wo0cFUBQ&t=1s 3:49
Glasgow Coma Scale made easy
Glasgow Coma Scale made easy. (2019, August 19). [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2SIN7Mn0YA
Patient assessment links
Primary, Secondary Survey – CHEMM. (n.d.). CHEMM. https://chemm.nlm.nih.gov/appendix8.htm
Uptodate.com Web site
Raja, A. (2020, October 13). Initial management of trauma in adults. UpToDate. https://www.uptodate.com/contents/initial-management-of-trauma-in-adults
Baseline Vital Signs for the EMT Lecture
Baseline Vital Signs for the EMT Lecture. (2014, March 6). [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVl7n2XqRM8
Blocking Procedures. (2014, March 8). [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu5wUlmo1Ow
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