Medical Practitioner Course

The aim of ECM MP course is to present Emergency Centre focused training from an Emergency Medicine perspective. It may seem an impossible task to have the knowledge and skills to treat every possible diagnosis of a patient, yet with good preparation, it is possible to provide the best early and emergent care required by patients.

The course has been designed to cover the wide spectrum of topics and specialities needed on a daily basis in any Emergency Centre. The course not only covers major presentations like CPR, intubation, ventilation and sedation, but also common minor presentations like rashes, an approach to a child with a fever and how to glue a wound.

The course is made up of 30 topics that are broken down into multiple smaller videos followed by MCQ’s. The focus is not only to provide useful CPD accredited knowledge and training to Emergency Centre doctors, but also to provide a certificate that assures your future Emergency Centre employers that you have a good grasp on important Emergency Centre topics, and are better placed to provide great emergency care.

The course covers the following topics:

Introduction
  • Introduction to Emergency Medicine and the ECM-MP course
1) CPR
  • Explanation of ILCOR and resus guidelines

  • CPR- Technique

  • CPR- Reversible causes

  • POST ROSC care

  • Paediatric CPR and Neonatal CPR

2) Procedural sedation and analgesia
  • Introduction and preparation
  • Medication
  • Monitoring, post care
  • Examples
3) Intubation
  • Introduction to intubation
  • Medication
  • Preparation
  • Technique
4) Ventilation
  • Introduction to ventilation and lung protection
  • Settings and values
  • Ventilator modes
  • Troubleshooting & Examples
5) Burns and electric shocks
  • Burns
  • Electrical injury
  • Lightning injury
6) Head injury + c-spine
  • Head injury
  • Concussion
  • C-spine injury
7) Polytrauma
  • Systematic approach
  • Examples and discussions
8) DKA / glucose issues
  • Introduction and hypoglycaemia
  • Hyperglycaemia, DKA, HHS
9) Common minor presentations
  • Fever
  • Acute gastroenteritis
  • Headache
  • Backache
10) Common major presentations
  • Stroke
  • Sepsis
  • Seizures
11) ECG, ACS arrhythmias
  • Understanding ECGs
  • ACS and ECG
  • Approach to chest pain
  • Important ECGS to know
12) X-rays
  • Chest x-ray
  • Abdominal x-ray
  • Pelvis x-ray
  • C-spine x-ray
13) Abdominal pain
  • Approach to abdominal pain
  • Differential diagnosis
14) Orthopaedics
  • Upper limb injuries and conditions
  • Lower limb injuries and conditions
15) Casting and Joint dislocations
  • Casting
  • Dislocations
16) Ophthalmological emergencies
  • Non trauma conditions
  • Trauma conditions
17) Dental emergencies and conditions
  • Anatomy and trauma conditions
  • Non-trauma conditions
18) Urological emergencies and conditions
  • Non-trauma emergencies
  • Trauma emergencies
19) Mental health emergencies and conditions
  • Violent / aggressive patient
  • Suicide
  • Chronic mental health conditions
  • Drug seekers
20) EC procedures
  • Blood gas
  • Chest drains
  • Epistaxis
  • Other minor procedures
21) Clinical Scores
  • Clinical scores
  • Chest pain scores
  • Other important scores
22) Statistics and EBM
  • Medical research and EBM
  • Statistics
23) Rashes / skin conditions
  • Approach to skin rashes
  • Other skin conditions
24) Environmental conditions
  • Hyperthermia
  • Hypothermia
  • Altitude / Pressure
  • Drowning
  • Radiation
25) Toxicology
  • Toxidromes
  • Specific toxins
26) Bites and stings
  • Human bites
  • Dog bites
  • Snake bites
  • Spider / Scorpions
27) Ultrasound
  • Approach to ultrasound
  • Examples
28) Wound care Introduction
  • Introduction
  • Repair agents
  • Examples
29) Ethical considerations in the Emergency Centre
  • Consent
  • DNR and living will
  • Blood alcohol levels
  • Natural and unnatural death POPI act
30) Managing a busy Emergency Centre
  • Emergency medicine approach
  • Early decision making
  • Summarising a patient

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