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Emergency Medical Patients: Assessment, Care & Transport - (EMPACT) Courses

  • 04/08/2016
  • 04/09/2016
  • 2 sessions
  • 04/08/2016, 9:00 AM 6:00 PM (PDT)
  • 04/09/2016, 9:00 AM 6:00 PM (PDT)
  • Downieville Community Hall

April 8 & 9, 2016

(Friday – Saturday)

9am to 6pm

Downieville Community Hall

322 Main Street

Downieville, CA 95936

Emergency Medical Patients: Assessment, Care and Transport (EMPACT) is a sixteen hour training program offering a practical student-driven approach to medical emergencies. The course format utilizes group discussion (small and large), case studies, and Socratic method to help both new and veteran practitioners alike better understand and refine the differential diagnosis of the medical patient.

The EMPACT course has been updated to include the American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. The EMPACT course directs participants to effectively use and rely on both critical thinking and decision making skills to effectively treat medical emergencies. EMPACT focuses on clinical assessment, differential diagnosis identification and the treatment of medical patients.

Topics covered include: Patient Assessment, Airway Management (ABC’s), Chest Pain, Respiratory Emergencies, General Malaise, Allergic Reactions, Neurologic Emergencies, and Altered Mental Status. All of the cases used throughout the course are actual cases EMS providers have experienced in during their careers.

Recommended Texts: It is recommended (not required) that students have a copy of the Brady/Pearson EMPACT Textbook ISBN # 9780135119143. This book is authored by the well-known EMS team of Joseph Mistovich, Daniel Limmer, Alice “Twink” Dalton and Howard Werman, MD. Books may be purchased at a discount from our affiliate program - EMS Books.com (use this link) http://www.idevaffiliate.com/31184/idevaffiliate.php?id=201

CE/Contact Hours: 16 hours of CE/Contact hours are available for EMT’s, RNs and Paramedics. Snowy River EMS Productions LLC. CE Provider # 60-0290. Snowy River EMS Productions LLC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing Provider # CEP15433. The EMPACT Course is valid for 4 years. This course is also approved by the National Registry of EMTs to cover the medical components of recertification.

Registration: Please complete the below registration form (click on the form below to print) and fax, email or U.S. Mail to hold your spot. Questions regarding the class and registration should be directed to LeTina Vanetti at PHONE: 530-993-6737 FAX: 530-993-6767 EMAIL: lvanetti@sierracounty.ca.gov. U.S.MAIL: PO Box 7 Loyalton CA 96118 Registrations are due by April 1, 2016. Register Early as class size is limited. This course is being paid for by the Sierra County Public Health Department through an ASPR grant.

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