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Cardiac Emergencies in the Pre-Hospital Setting

This course will discuss treating cardiac emergencies in the pre-hospital environment. Topics discussed include predicting patient flow, the cardiovascular system, pit crew CPR, cardiac arrest strategies, cardiac arrest drugs, dysrhythmia, ACLS, what to do if the rhythm is too slow or too fast, and other cardio vascular diseases.

Course Type: Full-length Course

Course Duration: 60 min

E-CPR, VADs and ECMO: Oh My!

In this webinar, learners will be introduced to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and its broad applications. It is a well-established therapy, and its use is becoming more widespread. Most tertiary facilities have ECMO programs and capability. EMS personnel could be called on to transport these critically ill patients, and this lecture provides a broad overview. ECMO has been used in the field as a resuscitative adjunct. In the future, it is possible that some centers in the United States may consider this option. In this course, Dr. Misselbeck also provides a provocative look at the potential of this emerging technology for the future.

Course Type: Full-length Course

Course Duration: 60 min