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The Medic Monthly series, directed by Steven Katz, MD, FACEP, EMT-P, provides EMS online courses for first responder, EMTs, and paramedics. These videos, are EMS web based classes focusing on case-based scenarios featuring real EMS crews dealing with true-to-life EMS scenarios and challenges. The program’s engaging and fast-paced format is ideal for individuals who want to obtain a CECBEMS-approved education, that meets the highest EMS education standards, as well as EMS agencies looking for continuous recertification training.*

By focusing the online courses and training material on real cases, students study material that is applicable to situations they face on a daily basis. Each web based Medic Monthly module provides participants with 1.0 hours of CE credit.

IAFF members benefit from a special discount for our online training center.

Airway/Respiration/Ventilation

Course Name Course Description Hours
Asthma This one hour Medic Monthly course will educate the Paramedic about the identification and management of the patient with asthma. 1
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. 1
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. 1
Dyspnea The goal of this month’s edition of Medic Monthly is to educate the Paramedic about the management of the dyspnea patient. 1
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. 1

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
Return to 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. 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
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. 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
Arriving Safe – Management of the Pediatric Patient During Transport 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. 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
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. 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 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. 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 edition of the Medic Monthly is to educate the Paramedic about management of the pediatric chest pain patient. 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
EMS Response to Active Shooter Events This one-hour Medic Monthly course provides instruction on Responses to Active Shooter Incidents. 1
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. 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
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. 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
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. 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