Course Description: Medic Monthly

Cardiovascular

Course Name Course Description Hours
Acute MI & STEMI The goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the paramedic about both the typical and atypical presentations of acute myocardial infarction and STEMI. 1
Chest Pain The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about the management of the chest pain patient. 1
CHF vs. COPD The goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the EMR/EMT about the overlapping signs and symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)/Pulmonary Edema and COPD. 1
Determination of Death The goal of this month’s edition of the Medic Monthly is to educate the paramedic about determination of death. 1
DNR The goal of this edition of the Medic Monthly is to educate the Paramedic about the management of the patient with advance directives and DNR orders. 1
Myocardial Infarction The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about both the typical and atypical presentations of acute myocardial infarction. 1
SIDS The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about the care and treatment of the infant cardiac arrest victim and their family. 1
Stroke The goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the EMR/EMT about the management of the stroke patient. 1

Medical

Course Name Course Description Hours
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about the detection and management of the patient with a suspected ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. 1
Acute Psychosis The goal of this edition of the Medic Monthly is to educate the First Responder/EMT about the management of the patient with acute psychosis. 1
Alcohol-Related Emergencies The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about the management of the alcohol-intoxicated patient. 1
Alternative Drugs of Abuse The goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the EMR/EMT about some newer drugs of abuse. 1
Altitude Illness The goal of this month’s Medic Monthly is to educate the EMR/EMT about Altitude Illness. 1
Anticholinergic Overdose The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about the identification and management of the patient with anticholinergic toxicity. 1
Club Drugs The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about the many different commonly abused club drugs. 1
Dehydration The goal of this edition of the Medic Monthly is to educate the First Responder and EMT about the identification and management of the patient with dehydration. 1
Depression/Suicide The goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the Paramedic about the management of the psychiatric patient. 1
Diabetic Emergencies The goal of this month’s edition of the Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about diabetic emergencies commonly encountered in the field. 1
Diving Emergencies The goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the EMR/EMT about the assessment and management of dive-related emergencies. 1
Excited Delirium The goal of this edition of the Medic Monthly is to educate the First Responder and EMT about the management of the patient with excited delirium. 1
Gastrointestinal Bleeding The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about the management of the gastrointestinal bleeding patient. 1
Headaches The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about the management of the patient with a headache. 1
Hyperthermic Patient The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about the management of the patient with hyperthermia. 1
Hypothermic Patient The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about the management of the hypothermic patient. 1
Kidney Disease The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about the management of the patient with confirmed or suspected kidney disease. 1
Liver Disease The goal of this month’s edition of the Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about liver disease. 1
Methamphetamine Abuse The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about the clinical findings commonly encountered with methamphetamine abuse. 1
Narcotic Abuse (update?)The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about the clinical findings commonly encountered with methamphetamine abuse. 1
Near Drowning The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about the management of the drowning and near drowning patient. 1
Pediatric Altered Mental Status The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about the management of the pediatric patient with an altered mental status. 1
Pediatric Chest Pain The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about the management of the pediatric patient with an altered mental status. 1
Pediatric Emergencies This episode of Medic Monthly focuses on the Pediatric Assessment Triangle that allows the provider to rapidly obtain vital information prior to physically approaching the pediatric patient. 1
Pediatric Overdose The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about the management of the pediatric overdose patient. 1
Pediatric Seizures The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about the management of the pediatric seizure patient. 1
Radiation Injuries The goal of this edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the EMR/EMT/Paramedic about both typical and atypical presentations of radiation. 1
Seizures The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about the management of the seizure patient. 1
Sickle Cell Crisis The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the paramedic about the care about the sickle cell disease. 1
Snakebites and Stings The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about the management of the snakebite victim. 1
Toxic Inhalations The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about the different presentations of various toxic inhalations. 1
Wheezing The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about the management of the patient with wheezing. 1

Operations

Course Name Course Description Hours
Customer Service The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about the importance of customer service. 1
EMS Lawsuits – Patient Restraints The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about the management of the patient requiring physical restraint. 1
EMS Lawsuits – Documentation/Patient Refusals The goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the Paramedic about the management of patients that want to refuse care or transport. 1
Scene Safety The goal of this edition of the Medic Monthly is to educate the EMR/EMT about the importance of Scene Safety. 1
The Art of Patient Refusal The goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the Paramedic about patients who refuse care. 1
The Obese Patient The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about the management of the obese EMS patient. 1

Trauma

Course Name Course Description Hours
Abdominal Trauma The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about the management of the abdominal trauma victim. 1
Animal Bites The goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the paramedic about animal bites. 1
Back Pain/Injuries The goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the paramedic about back pain and injuries. 1
Blast Injuries The goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the Paramedic about both the typical and atypical presentations of blast injuries. 1
Body Piercings The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about the management of the patient with tongue trauma. 1
Burns The goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the EMR/EMT about the management of burn injuries. 1
Chest Trauma The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about blunt chest trauma. 1
Elderly Falls The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about the management of the elderly fall patient. 1
Elderly Hip Fracture The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about the management of the patient with a hip injury. 1
Electrical Injuries The goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the EMR/EMT/Paramedic about electrical injuries. 1
Eye Injuries The goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the EMR/EMT Paramedic about the assessment and management of eye injuries. 1
Facial Trauma The goal of this edition of the Medic Monthly is to educate the First Responder/EMT/Paramedic about the management of the patient with facial trauma. 1
Football Injury – Neck Fracture The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about cervical spine injuries. 1
Pediatric Abdominal Trauma The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about the management of the pediatric patient with abdominal trauma. 1
Pediatric Burns The goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the EMR/EMT about the management of pediatric burn injuries. 1
Pediatric Falls The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about the management of the pediatric patient with falls. 1
Penetrating Neck Trauma The goal of this month’s edition of the Medic Monthly is to educate the EMR/EMT and Paramedic about penetrating neck injuries. 1
Pregnancy and Trauma The goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the paramedic about the management of the pregnant trauma patient. 1
Spinal Motion Restriction This Medic Monthly course on Spinal Motion Restriction (ALS) presents new ways to think about how EMS providers handle spinal trauma and injuries. 1