Jamie Rae Shandro
MED EM 550
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.
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 procedural aspects of Emergency Medicine, including basic airway management, suturing skills, and emergency ultrasound. We will also cover the scope of Prehospital care, from bystanders to paramedics and air transport.
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.
Have a better understanding of the scope of prehospital care.
General method of instruction
Small class lecturing, with multiple interactive sessions including procedures workshops and in-class simulation activities.
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.