EmCert.com offers a wide variety of courses in all major emergency medicine
areas of study. Our courses are challenging, fun, and full of the most current
medical information available.
Below is a list of our current courses, grouped by content area, along with a description of the goal of the course and the number of
credit hours awarded upon successful completion of the exam and course evaluation. If you would like additional information about any of
our courses, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Airway Management and Ventilation|
Relevant anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system. Airway and oxygenation techniques, including both basic and advanced interventions. Recommended for all levels of pre hospital providers.
|Airway Management - Advanced|
This program will provide the latest treatment rationale for advanced airway management.
This article will describe the indications, purpose, and insertion technique for the combitube.
|Field Prevention of ET Tube Displacement|
Presentation of a study performed in the out-of-hospital setting detailing ways to prevent the displacement of endotracheal tubes in the field. Recommended for advanced level pre hospital providers.
|Hazardous Materials Emergencies, Part I|
The identification of hazardous materials, relevant pathophysiology, including a discussion (and graphical depiction) of the electron transport system, and the pathophysiology, assessment and treatment of asphyxiants and carbon monoxide. Recommended for all levels of pre hospital providers.
|Hazardous Materials Emergencies, Part II|
Pathophysiology, assessment and treatment of hydrogen sulfide and cyanide poisoning (including a discussion of the use of induced methemoglobenemia). Also the pathophysiology, assessment and treatment of pesticide poisonings. Recommended for all levels of pre hospital providers.
|Helicopter Ground Support Operations Part I: Selecting and Preparing a LZ|
The purpose of this course is to provide the reader with the foundational knowledge for selecting and preparing a helicopter landing zone. The information included will cover the essential considerations in selecting an appropriate site for a helicopter landing zone as well as preparing the site to ensure the safety and efficacy of the helicopter ground operation. This course is the first of a series of courses that will address the topic of ground support operations for the rotor-wing EMS aircraft.
|Helicopter Ground Support Operations Part II Working Around the Aircraft|
The purpose of this course is to familiarize the reader with some of the safety considerations when working around a helicopter. Information on landing zone safety, patient preparation, and emergency procedures are included.
|No Canaries Allowed Recognizing & Reacting to a WMD Event|
This course is focused on the first responder’s ability to detect and properly respond to a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) or HAZMAT incident. The common metaphor of the first few responders on the scene being a “canary” is far short of the possible recognition signs of a CBRNE event. In this course, a trainee will learn how to notice the subtle signs of a CBRNE incident using the SCALP acronym.
|Alcohol Related Medical Emergencies, Part I|
Pathophysiology, assessment and management of overdose/toxicity and withdrawal. Recommended for all levels of pre hospital providers.
|Alcohol Related Medical Emergencies, Part II|
This course reviews the neurological and bleeding problems associated with chronic alcohol abuse, including the relevant anatomy, pathophysiology, assessment and treatment of Wernicke-Karsokoff syndrome, hepatic encephalopathy and bleeding disorders. This course is designed for all levels of EMS personnel.
|Allergic Reaction Management|
The course includes the pathophysiology, basic terms, and outlines the treatment management of allergic reactions and anaphylaxis.
|Automated External Defibrillation (AED) - Basic|
Designed to prepare student to successfully complete a short “live” training session on the AED. Recommended for basic level pre hospital providers.
|Basic Dysrhythmia, Part I|
Overview of cardiac anatomy, physiology and conduction system, with an introduction to ECG interpretation. Recommended for advanced-level pre-hospital providers.
|Basic Dysrhythmia, Part II|
To improve the reader's ability to recognize and interpret supraventricular rhythms.
|Basic Dysrhythmia, Part III|
Recognition and management of ventricular dysrhythmias. Recommended for advanced level pre-hospital providers.
|Basic Dysrhythmia, Part IV|
Recognition and management atrio-ventricular blocks.
Recommended for advanced-level pre-hospital providers.
|Chest Pain - Basic|
Assessment based approach to the evaluation and management of chest pain. Includes new curriculum BLS skills of aspirin and nitroglycerin administration. Recommended for basic level pre hospital providers.
|Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)|
Pathophysiology, assessment and management of emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Recommended for all levels of pre hospital providers.
|Communicable Disease Series: HIV|
Pathophysiology, assessment and management of the HIV patient, including discussion of universal precautions. Recommended for all levels of pre hospital providers.
|Congestive Heart Failure, Part I|
Anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and assessment of CHF. Includes an in-depth review of renin-aldosterone-angiotensin system and pre-load and after-load mechanisms. Recommended for advanced level pre hospital providers.
|Congestive Heart Failure, Part II|
Treatment of congestive heart failure, including the use of ACE-inhibitors. Recommended for advanced level pre hospital providers.
|Diabetes and Diabetic Ketoacidosis|
Pathophysiology, assessment and treatment of the diabetic patient, including relevant anatomy and physiology. Recommended for all levels of pre hospital providers.
This article describes the physiology of glucose reproduction. The pathophysiology of type I and type II Diabetes is discussed. The assessment and management of patients with type I and type II Diabetes is reviewed.
|Electrical Storm in the Brain: Seizures and Convulsions|
This course will review seizures and convulsions from the perspective of the out-of-hospital care provider. We will examine the relevant central nervous system anatomy and physiology, as well as the pathophysiology, assessment and treatment of these complex neurological disorders. This course is designed for all levels of EMS personnel.
Pathophysiology, assessment and treatment of patients suffering from heat illnesses, hypothermia and frostbite. Recommended for all levels pre hospital providers.
The purpose of this program is to review the pathophysiology and management of a patient suffering gynecologic emergencies.
|Myocardial Ischemia and Infarct, Part I|
Anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of myocardial ischemia and infarct. Includes in-depth review of clotting cascade and thrombus development. Recommended for advanced level pre hospital providers.
|Myocardial Ischemia and Infarct, Part II|
Assessment and treatment of myocardial ischemia and infarct. Includes discussion of 12-lead ECG and beta-blockers. Recommended for advanced level pre hospital providers.
Medical professionals are often involved in the treatment of patients suffering from schizophrenia. This program will provide an overview of how to deal with a schizophrenic patient.
This program will provide an overview of shock and its various manifestations, explain the basic principles of fluid and electrolytes and acid-base balance, and cover the approach to the patient presenting with shock in the prehospital setting.
The purpose of this program is to provide EMS professionals with a systematic approach to an accurate patient assessment.
|Patient Care Documentation and Charting, Part I|
The purposes and essential components of EMS charts, including extensive examples. Recommended for all levels of pre hospital providers.
|Patient Care Documentation and Charting, Part II|
Charting formats with extensive examples and charting tips “Do's and Don‘ts”. Recommended for all levels of pre hospital providers.
The functioning, indications for use and interpretation of results of the pulse oximeter device. Recommended for all levels of pre hospital providers.
This program will provide an overview of assessing and treating the pediatric patient.
The purpose of this program is to review the prehospital management of the pediatric asthma patient.
The purpose of this program is to review the assessment and management of pediatric organophosphate poisoning.
|Fundamentals of Advanced Pharmacology I|
An in-depth discussion of cellular membrane transport mechanisms, uptake, absorption and elimination mechanisms, and renal filtration. Recommended for advanced level pre hospital providers.
|Fundamentals of Advanced Pharmacology II|
An in-depth discussion of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamcis. Recommended for advanced level pre hospital providers.
|Human Communications in EMS|
Human Communication in EMS presents the fundamentals of communication and tailors them for the purposes of dealing with patients, family members, and bystanders. This article also includes a scenario from a patient’s point-of-view that demonstrates the effects of poor communication and its role on the outcome of patient and provider interaction.
Indications, complications and techniques for IV access. Also reviews calculation of flow rates and drug administration rates. Recommended for advanced-level pre-hospital providers.
|Leadership and Relationships|
Leadership and positive interpersonal communication skills for EMS personnel. Recommended for all levels of pre hospital providers.
|Riding the Waves - The Role of Capnography in EMS|
Physiology of respiration and ventilation. Basic introduction to the technology of capnography. Discusses the uses of capnography in the prehospital setting.
|Stress and Burnout|
How to recognize stress and burnout in yourself and co-workers, along with effective management techniques to reduce or eliminate these problems in your EMS career. Recommended for all levels of pre hospital providers.
|An Aging Community: Geriatrics At A Glance|
The geriatric population is the fastest growing population in the United States today. They are also one of the fastest growing patient populations that EMS transports whether on a routine or emergent basis. Just as there are anatomic and physiologic differences in the pediatric population, the same is true with the elderly. By having an understanding of these normal changes of aging, the provider can better anticipate problems that may arise with illness and injury of the elderly patient. Recommended for all levels of prehospital providers.
This course describes one of the most difficult topics, that of child abuse. The emergency responder may be the one and only person who acquires access to the environment of the abused child. This course delves into the vital importance of the role of EMS personnel in assessing and recommending the treatment for a child who has been abused, violently abused in some cases.
This course will describe the various types of abuse and how to properly assess and document the injuries and the environment where the abuse occurred. The course will discuss the importance that the EMT has to give treatment first but also preserve evidence of the crime.
The course identify treatments that are important for the physical injuries and for the sexual injuries as well as evaluate who the abuser is.
This course directs the emergency responder to understand the elderly patient and his or her vulnerabilities. Each caregiver must be evaluated when the emergency responder suspects abuse even if they are family members or medical personnel.The emergency responder will be educated to notice signs of abuse and to also be able to assess the extent of the abuse.
This course is designed to provide an overview of abdominal trauma. Different types of abdominal trauma along with treatment will be discussed. Recommended for all levels of pre hospital providers
|Acute Spinal Cord Injury|
This course is comprised of content written in an article format that includes pictures, tables, and diagrams. The course is not intended to be an all-inclusive source for information on the topic of acute spinal cord injury, rather it is intended to provide the pre-hospital clinician with review and expanded knowledge on this topic.
|Burns, Part I|
Relevant anatomy, pathophysiology, assessment and treatment of thermal burn injuries. Recommended for all levels of pre-hospital providers.
|Case Study: GSW to Chest|
A critical evaluation of the management of an actual patient who suffered a shotgun wound to the chest. Recommended for all levels of pre-hospital providers.
|Case Study: GSW to Head|
A critical evaluation of the management of an actual patient who suffered a shotgun wound to the head. Recommended for all levels of pre hospital providers.
Relevant anatomy, pathophysiology, assessment and treatment of chest injuries. Recommended for all levels of pre hospital providers.
This course will discuss the anatomical and physiological changes associated with aging as they relate to the assessment and management of the geriatric trauma patient. We will examine the assessment of the geriatric trauma patient as well as the unique aspects of treating an older victim of trauma. The course will provide specific information regarding the management of patients who have suffered falls, motor vehicle collisions, burns and neglect/abuse.
An overview of spinal injuries, mechanisms of injury and
the principles of spinal immobilization for adults or children.
No matter where you live in the world, submersion injuries and drownings occur. This is not simply an outdoor phenomenon and is not limited to the pediatric population. This educational offering will look at the causes of submersion injuries as well as prehospital and hospital treatment of the injuries that may be incurred . Fortunately, to a certain extent, many submersion injuries can be prevented therefore injury prevention strategies will also be discussed.
|Trauma For Two - Trauma in Pregnancy|
Trauma is the leading cause of death for people ages 1-44. Fifty percent of all maternal deaths are due to trauma and it is estimated that 6-7% of all pregnancies are complicated by trauma. Anatomic and physiological changes associated with pregnancy may alter the way a pregnant trauma patient presents to EMS for treatment. By understanding these changes, the EMS provider will better be able to care for “both” trauma patients, mother and unborn child, as a trauma in pregnancy is literally a trauma for two.