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Modern Medic (ALS & BLS)

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The Modern Medic series, approved by Lexipol’s Medical Director, David K. Tan, M.D., EMT-T, FAAEM, FAEMS, provides online EMS courses for first responders, EMTs and paramedics. These EMS elearning courses focus on case-based scenarios, featuring real EMS crews dealing with EMS skills, scenarios and challenges. The program’s interactive and fast-paced format is ideal for individuals who want to obtain CAPCE-approved education that meets the highest EMS education standards, as well as EMS agencies looking for engaging continuous recertification training.

By focusing the online courses and training material on skill-based training, students study material that applies to situations they face daily. Each Modern Medic module provides participants with 1.0 hours of CE credit.

Course Name Course Description Length
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) ( ALS) There are many cases as a responder that can present challenges, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is only one of those. There are numerous challenges with SIDS cases that do not directly present themselves to the naked eye. To be a thorough and dynamic thinker in a SIDS case, it takes education, practice, and understanding about the challenges, expectations, and mental health options prior to getting the call. 1h
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) ( BLS) There are many cases as a responder that can present challenges, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is only one of those. There are numerous challenges with SIDS cases that do not directly present themselves to the naked eye. To be a thorough and dynamic thinker in a SIDS case, it takes education, practice, and understanding about the challenges, expectations, and mental health options prior to getting the call. 1h
*Infections and Communicable Diseases (ALS) Influenza is a common illness caused by one of several strains of virus, but how much do you really know about it? This course reviews the types of influenza, the classic patient presentations and the impact of the disease on human populations. Next, using this information, students review patient scenarios and treatment options. Finally, the course discusses ways EMS providers can protect themselves and the public from the spread of influenza. 1h
*Infections and Communicable Diseases (BLS) As an EMS provider, you can regularly encounter infectious and communicable diseases. In this course, learn how to best protect yourself from such exposures through screening methods, post-exposure treatment options, and screening methods. 1h
Influenza (ALS) Influenza is a common illness caused by one of several strains of virus, but how much do you really know about it? This course reviews the types of influenza, the classic patient presentations and the impact of the disease on human populations. Next, using this information, students review patient scenarios and treatment options. Finally, the course discusses ways EMS providers can protect themselves and the public from the spread of influenza. 1h
Influenza (BLS) Influenza is a common illness caused by one of several strains of virus, but how much do you really know about it? This course reviews the types of influenza, the classic patient presentations and the impact of the disease on human populations. Next, using this information, students review patient scenarios and treatment options. Finally, the course discusses ways EMS providers can protect themselves and the public from the spread of influenza. 1h
*Drowning (ALS) Drowning accounts for 7% of all injury-related deaths and is the third leading cause of unintentional injury. As a first responder, it is critical that you are prepared to assist drowning patients. This course examines changes in terminology, explores the pathophysiology of drowning, and covers the American Heart Associations resuscitation guidelines specific to drowning. Participants will develop and implement a treatment plan for a drowning victim scenario. 1h
*Drowning (BLS) Drowning accounts for 7% of all injury-related deaths and is the third leading cause of unintentional injury. As a first responder, it is critical that you are prepared to assist drowning patients. This course examines changes in terminology, explores the pathophysiology of drowning, and covers the American Heart Associations resuscitation guidelines specific to drowning. Participants will develop and implement a treatment plan for a drowning victim scenario. 1h
Facial Trauma (ALS) Facial trauma can be much more than a surface-level injury, both physically and emotionally. In severe cases, it can be a life-threatening emergency. Even in less traumatic cases, facial trauma can be no less life-changing. In this course, learners will discover how to manage the challenging complications unique to facial trauma. The student will also review the types, causes, and treatment of facial injuries. Our face is our primary psychosocial interface with others. The realization that how we will interact with others is forever changed is stressful and can be acutely emotional. 1h
Facial Trauma (BLS) Facial trauma can be much more than a surface-level injury, both physically and emotionally. In severe cases, it can be a life-threatening emergency. Even in less traumatic cases, facial trauma can be no less life-changing. In this course, learners will discover how to manage the challenging complications unique to facial trauma. The student will also review the types, causes, and treatment of facial injuries. Our face is our primary psychosocial interface with others. The realization that how we will interact with others is forever changed is stressful and can be acutely emotional. 1h
*Pediatric Toxic Ingestion (ALS) With the increased prevalence of at-home treatment of a variety of complex medical conditions, patient’s homes are increasingly a location where a multitude of prescription and over-the-counter medications can be found. While this has allowed for reductions in hospitalization for many common conditions, it has increased the exposure of all patients, particularly pediatrics, to potentially dangerous toxicological emergencies. This course introduces the concepts of pediatric toxicology and focuses, in particular, on accidental overdose on prescription medications. 1h
*Pediatric Toxic Ingestion (BLS) With the increased prevalence of at-home treatment of a variety of complex medical conditions, patient’s homes are increasingly a location where a multitude of prescription and over-the-counter medications can be found. While this has allowed for reductions in hospitalization for many common conditions, it has increased the exposure of all patients, particularly pediatrics, to potentially dangerous toxicological emergencies. This course introduces the concepts of pediatric toxicology and focuses, in particular, on accidental overdose on prescription medications. 1h
Advanced Airways: Intubation There are many cases as a responder that can present challenges and airway management is just one of those. Airway issues and an inability to quickly and successfully manage a patient’s airway is an immediate life threat. As a provider, you must be able to understand airway anatomy, issues with the airway, perform primary and secondary assessments, perform basic and advanced airway assessments, and be able to quickly and definitively manage a secure airway. Do you have what it takes? 3h

Medic Monthly (ALS & BLS)

Airway/Respiration/Ventilation

Course Name Course Description Length
Asthma This one hour Medic Monthly course will educate the Paramedic about the identification and management of the patient with asthma. 1h
Capnography for Respiratory Distress This one-hour Medic Monthly course provides instruction on the use of capnography in the field and its assistance in the treatment of patients in respiratory distress. 1h
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning The goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the Paramedic about the management of a carbon monoxide exposed patient. 1h
Dyspnea The goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the Paramedic about the management of the dyspnea patient. 1h
Pediatric Shortness of Breath The goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the Paramedic about the management of the pediatric patient with shortness of breath. 1h

Medic Monthly (ALS & BLS)

Cardiac Care

Course Name Course Description Length
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. 1h
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. 1h
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. 1h
Determination of Death The goal of this month’s edition of the Medic Monthly is to educate the paramedic about determination of death. 1h
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. 1h
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. 1h
Pit Crew CPR This one-hour Medic Monthly course provides instruction on Pit Crew CPR, a high-performance CPR technique where responder roles are redefined. This course presents versions for ALS responders. 1h
Return of Spontaneous Circulation This Medic Monthly course for ALS providers (BLS providers) presents instruction on the procedures that are necessary for treating the return of spontaneous circulation of patients in cardiac arrest. 1h
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (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. 1h
Stroke The goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the EMR/EMT about the management of the stroke patient. 1h
Ventricular Assist Devices: Assessment and Treatment Considerations This one-hour Medic Monthly course provides instruction on Ventricular Assist Devices: Assessment and Treatment Considerations. This course presents versions for ALS responders. 1h

Medic Monthly (ALS & BLS)

Medical/Clinical

Course Name Course Description Length
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. 1h
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. 1h
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. 1h
Altered Mental Status in the Elderly The goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the Paramedic about altered mental status in the elderly patient. 1h
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. 1h
Altitude Illness The goal of this month’s Medic Monthly is to educate the EMR/EMT about Altitude Illness. 1h
Anaphylasis The An allergic reaction or anaphylaxis? When is epinephrine truly indicated? Is Benadryl ever enough if the person just has itching? Do we even have a concrete definition for Anaphylaxis? Get the answers in this Medic Monthly training. 1h
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. 1h
Child Abuse The goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the Paramedic about the management of the potential child abuse patient. 1h
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. 1h
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. 1h
Dementia and Prehospital Implications The The goal of this edition of the Medic Monthly is to educate the Paramedic about the management of the elderly patient with dementia. 1h
Depression/Suicide The goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the Paramedic about the management of the psychiatric patient. 1h
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. 1h
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. 1h
Elder Abuse The goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the Paramedic about the management of the potential elder abuse patient. 1h
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. 1h
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. 1h
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. 1h
Hepatitis and Job-Related Infectious Disease Concerns The goal of this edition of the Medic Monthly is to educate the Paramedic about the management of patients with infectious diseases and the actual risk of disease contraction with various occupational exposures. 1h
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. 1h
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. 1h
Influenza The goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the Paramedic about both the typical and atypical presentations of influenza infection. 1h
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. 1h
Liver Disease The goal of this month’s edition of the Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about liver disease. 1h
Managing Chronic Care Patients This one-hour Medic Monthly course provides instruction on managing chronic care patients and their overuse or abuse of the EMS system. 1h
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. 1h
Narcotic Abuse The goal of this edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the paramedic about the identification and management of the patient with opiate and other drug abuse. 1h
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. 1h
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. 1h
Pediatric Chest Pain The goal of this edition of the Medic Monthly is to educate the Paramedic about management of the pediatric chest pain patient. 1h
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. 1h
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. 1h
Pregnancy and Dyspnea The goaThe goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the Paramedic about pregnancy and dyspnea. 1h
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. 1h
Safe Transport of the Pediatric Patient This one-hour Medic Monthly course provides instruction on the safe transport of pediatric patients and best practices on using child safety seats, transporting uninjured pediatric patients, dangers, and more. 1h
Seizures The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about the management of the seizure patient. 1h
Sepsis This Medic Monthly course on sepsis 2016 (ALS) will discuss the etiology of uncomplicated infection and contrast it to sepsis. There will be a discussion of signs and symptoms as well as a discussion of treatment options and treatment priorities. 1h
Sickle Cell Crisis The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the paramedic about the care about the sickle cell disease. 1h
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. 1h
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. 1h

Medic Monthly (ALS & BLS)

Operations

Course Name Course Description Length
Customer Service The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about the importance of customer service. 1h
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. 1h
EMS Response to Active Shooter Incidents This one-hour Medic Monthly course provides instruction on Responses to Active Shooter Incidents. 1h
Patient Communication During Disasters This one-hour Medic Monthly course provides instruction on patient communication during disasters and how to interact with individuals who are emotionally and physically overwhelmed. 1h
Scene Safety The goal of this edition of the Medic Monthly is to educate the EMR/EMT about the importance of Scene Safety. 1h
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. 1h
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. 1h

Medic Monthly (ALS & BLS)

Patient Handling

Course Name Course Description Length
Triage The goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the EMR/EMT about the importance of MCI Triage. 1h

Medic Monthly (ALS & BLS)

Pediatric Care

Course Name Course Description Length
Managing the Pediatric Arrest This one-hour Medic Monthly course provides instruction on Pediatric Cardiac Arrest: Recognition, Resuscitation, and Transport Considerations. This course is provided for ALS responders. 1h
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. 1h
Pediatric Spinal Injuries Treating Pediatric Spinal Injuries requires special consideration. In this course, the best practices of working with pediatric trauma patients, along with assessing and treating Pediatric Spinal Injuries will be discussed. 1h

Medic Monthly (ALS & BLS)

Pharmacology

Course Name Course Description Length
Medication Errors Human error during drug administration occurs with surprising frequency across all disciplines of medicine. This one-hour Medic Monthly course, Medication Errors, investigates these errors and how to prevent them. This course is provided for ALS responders. 1h

Medic Monthly (ALS & BLS)

Trauma

Course Name Course Description Length
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. 1h
Amputation and Hemorrhage Control This one-hour Medic Monthly course provides instruction on the presentation of amputaion in the field and the need for subsequent hemorrhage control. This course will discuss the etiology of hemorrhagic shock and treatment priorities in massive hemorrhage. 1h
Animal Bites The goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the paramedic about animal bites. 1h
Back Pain/Injuries The goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the paramedic about back pain and injuries. 1h
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. 1h
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. 1h
Burns The goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the EMR/EMT about the management of burn injuries. 1h
Chest Trauma The goal of this installment of Medic Monthly is to educate the first responder/EMT/paramedic about blunt chest trauma. 1h
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. 1h
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. 1h
Electrical Injuries The goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the EMR/EMT/Paramedic about electrical injuries. 1h
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. 1h
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. 1h
Head Injuries The goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the Paramedic about the management of the potential head injured patient. 1h
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. 1h
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. 1h
Pediatric Falls (ALS)/td> 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. 1h
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. 1h
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. 1h
Safe and Effective Pain Management This one-hour Medic Monthly course provides instruction on the use of pain management in the field and its use in the treatment of patient trauma. 1h
Snakebites and Stings The goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the Paramedic about the management of the snakebite victim. 1h
Spinal Injuries The goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the paramedic about the management of the spine-injured patient. 1h
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. 1h
Stabbings The goal of this month’s edition of the Medic Monthly is to educate the Paramedic about penetrating chest and abdominal injuries. 1h
Treating Neck and Spinal Injuries In this edition of Medic Monthly, learners will explore the various types of neck and spinal injuries, particularly those associated with football and sports injuries, as well as the mechanisms of injury, how to perform a physical assessment, and the importance of documenting each incident. 1h