JPS Trauma: EMS Skills Lab
Skills course designed for EMS/Paramedics and Firefighters to improve their skills in ultrasound techniques, ventilator management and ABG Interpretation.
This activity is intended for emergency medical services personnel in Fort Worth.
Upon completion of this activity leaners should be able to:
- Describe the normal ultrasound anatomy of various organs and recognize the ultrasound characteristics of various traumatic pathologic conditions;
- Perform ultrasound-guided procedures such as peripheral intravenous catheter placement;
- Perform Focused Assessments for Sonographic examination of Trauma patient (FAST) with thoracic and abdominal injuries;
- Demonstrate the ability to identify and visualize the areas of potential intra-abdominal and thoracic spaces for free fluid to collect in on the FAST examination;
- Define sonographic findings and pitfalls for identifying life threatening, trauma conditions such as cardiac tamponade, hemo/pneumothorax and intra-abdominal hemorrhage;
- Describe the basic concepts of pulmonary anatomy and physiology and understand the normal functioning of the respiratory system;
- Explain how ventilation and circulation interact in the oxygen uptake and carbon dioxide elimination process;
- Define the ventilation-perfusion relationship;
- Accurately and efficiently interpret arterial blood gases (ABG);
- Describe differential diagnoses of common respiratory and metabolic acid-base disturbances;
- Explain what makes up the anion gap, the derivation of the anion gap, how albumin affects the anion gap; and
- Define the clinical importance of being able to interpret the ABG and treatment methods to correct imbalances.
No disclosures were made by the planning team or the faculty.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth and JPS Health Network. The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing Education for the healthcare team.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit.
American Osteopathic Association
The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians.
The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth designates this program for a maximum of 5.0 hour of AOA Category 2A CME credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation in the activity.
The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth designates this activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Certificate of Attendance
The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth certifies this activity for 5.0 hour of participation.
- 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 5.00 AOA Category 2-A
- 5.00 HSC Participation