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What Every Provider Should Know: High Risk Chief Complaints

Regardless of where physicians practice they are expected to be calm, cool, and collected when confronted with undifferentiated, critically ill patients. Medical education in most countries however, focuses on approaching patients in a methodical, time intensive manner. Although this approach can be effective for certain patients and settings it can prove disastrous during those moments when time is of the essence. The specialty of Emergency Medicine (EM) centers on rapidly sorting, assessing, and stabilizing undifferentiated patients regardless of the etiology of their condition. Designed by educational leaders in the field of EM, this course will teach healthcare providers the necessary skills to recognize and manage patients with life-threatening emergencies.

What Every Provider Should Know: High Risk Chief Complaints

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Starts Jul 23
Ends Dec 31
Estimated 10 weeks
5–10 hours per week
Self-paced
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About this course

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Managing Emergencies: What Every Doctor Must Know features high quality video lectures, online case scenarios with questions and discussion groups, and a hands-on skills workshop. A detailed syllabus with illustrations and content focusing on the most clinically relevant information is provided. Lectures and materials are all online allowing students the flexibility to proceed at their own pace and schedule. Online case-based discussions are initiated with a video presentation of an undifferentiated patient. Key decisions and studies are highlighted and student responses are posted for other course participants and faculty to review. Video discussions of the online cases with an expert clinician provide practical answers and insightful commentary.

At a glance

  • Institution: StanfordOnline
  • Subject: Medicine
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:

    No prerequisites are required for this course.

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English

What you'll learn

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Emphasis is placed on a methodical approach to patient evaluation and the importance of time-sensitive emergency interventions. The hands-on skills workshop focuses on essential emergency medicine skills (e.g., bag mask ventilation, needle thoracostomy), allowing course participants to practice these hands-on emergency techniques under the guidance of their instructors. Common medical myths and pitfalls are also addressed throughout the course. All course participants are administered pre- and post-tests to assess the efficacy of the program.

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Is a textbook required?

No. A textbook is not required for the course. An Introduction to Clinical Emergency Medicine however, serves as an excellent reference for this course by covering core concepts in a complaint-based manner.

Who can take this course?

Unfortunately, learners residing in one or more of the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this course: Iran, Cuba and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer our courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses we have received are not broad enough to allow us to offer this course in all locations. edX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent us from offering all of our courses to everyone, no matter where they live.

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