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More than Just a Ride – BLS Convalescent Medic

More than Just a Ride – BLS Convalescent Medic

Although the local convalescent agency may indeed have a true emergency from time to time (and
run backup to local EMS), most of the response is non-emergent. This course explores topics
pertinent to the convalescent medic.

Topics include:

A Special Population
Special Patient Populations: Geriatrics for the BLS Provider (3)
Special Healthcare Needs for Special Patient Populations (1)

Nursing Homes and Dialysis Runs
Overview: Dialysis (1)
Patient Assessment for the BLS Provider (1)
Diabetic Emergencies for the BLS Provider (2)
Neurological Emergencies for the BLS Provider: Strokes (3.5)
Chest Pain for BLS (1.5)
Trauma Emergencies for the EMS Provider: CNS Injuries (3)

Intercept or ED
Sudden Cardiac Arrest for the BLS Provider (3)

Special Considerations
(Maybe lead in here with focus/explanation on DNR to prep the student and discussion about
documentation – could tie into nursing facility reporting (what they say happened vs. What you
observed, ie. Mrs. Eltha did not fall tonight, and it is clear this is an old injury)
Medical-Legal Issues (1)
Documentation (3)
Wound Care and Management (0.5)

Attention Public Safety Personnel: For students registering for the first time in a Davidson-Davie Community College class that may be eligible for a fee waiver contact our registration office directly at (336) 224-4545 and provide name, address, etc., class information and the public safety agency you are affiliated with.

This training is provided by 911 eLearning Solutions. Students will receive an email from 911 eLearning on the first day of class with directions for logging into the online classroom. Any students registering after the start date should expect to receive the instruction email within 2 business days.

Contact Info: Dustin Gardner at Dustin_Gardner@Davidsondavie.edu or 336-224-4809

Course Offerings:

Course Code: EMS-4202AZ-B1
Hours: 24
Location: ONLINE
Start Date: July 01, 2023
End Date: November 30, 2023
Notes: Review Quiz must be completed by 11/25/23, 11:59pm