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Jamie Rae Shandro
MED EM 550
Seattle Campus

P-Introduction to Emergency Medicine

Presentation of common medical and surgical emergencies and their urgent management, especially within the framework of rapid patient assessment and stabilization. Lecture topics include chest pain and myocardial infarction, basic arrhythmia management, and burn and wound care. Credit/no-credit only.

Class description

This course will cover the management of many common conditions seen in Emergency Medicine, including cardiopulmonary emergencies, shock, overdoses and poisonings, trauma, and cardiac arrest. Additionally, this course will focus on many hands-on procedural aspects of Emergency Medicine, including basic airway management, suturing skills, and emergency ultrasound.

Student learning goals

Understand the scope of the practice of Emergency Medicine.

Be able to describe the ABCs and safety net in the emergency care of patients.

Understand the acute management of time-sensitive emergency conditions, including acute myocardial infarction and stroke.

Understand the basic management for most poisonings and overdoses, and touch on common toxidromes seen in these cases.

Learn and/or improve procedural skills, including suturing skills, basic airway management, and emergency ultrasound.

General method of instruction

Small class lecturing, with multiple interactive sessions including procedures workshops and in-class simulation activities.

Recommended preparation

Class is designed for second year medical students interested in learning more about the emergency care of patients.

Class assignments and grading

Grading is based on class attendance and completion of a group-based, open-resource final exam.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Jamie Rae Shandro
Date: 03/21/2014