ECM PHP COURSE TOPICS

Emergency Centre Management - PreHospital Practitioner

PREHOSPITAL CPR

Prehospital CPR
Reversible causes
Medication and ROSC care
Paediatric and Neonatal CPR

AIRWAY

Introduction 
Managing a non-intubated patient
Intubation
Medication

VENTILATION

Introduction
Settings & Values
Modes of ventilation
Lung protection

SEDATION & ANALGESIA

Procedural sedation
Analgesia
Sedation
Examples

SHOCK

The critically ill 
Types of Shock
Managing Shock
Septic Shock

POLYTRAUMA

The severely injured patient
Mechanism of injury
The prehospital approach

HEAD & C-SPINE INJURY

Head injury
Concussion
C-spine injury

BURNS & ELECTRICAL INJURY

Burns
Electrical injury
Lightning injury

ECG & ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES (ACS)

Understanding ECGs
Acute Coronary Syndromes
Approach to chest pain

GLUCOSE ISSUES

Introduction
Hyperglycaemia
Hypoglycaemia

IMPORTANT CONDITIONS

Stroke
Seizures
Epistaxis
Anaphylaxis & Allergy
Asthma & COPD

ORTHOPAEDICS

Upper limb conditions
Lower limb conditions
Splinting & Casting

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

Hyperthermia/Hypothermia
Drowning
Radiation
Altitude sickness
Diving

MENTAL HEALTH

Aggressive/violent patients
Suicidal patients
'Drug seekers'
Grief

TOXICOLOGY

Introduction
Management
Toxidromes
Specific overdoses

LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS

Consent (South Africa)
Living will & DNR (South Africa)
Natural & unnatural death (South Africa)
POPI act (South Africa)

WOUND CARE

Introduction
Wound management
Repair agents
Special circumstances & wounds

BITES & STINGS

Mammalian bites
Rabies
Snake bites
Spider bites & Scorpion stings

SPECIALTY MEDICINE

Ophthalmology
Urology
Dentistry

TRIAGE

Introduction
Mass casualty
South African Triage scale
Handing over a patient