This course is taught with the intent to provide healthcare providers with the proper guidelines for safe and effective administration of emergency medicines in acute care scenarios. The goal is for the healthcare provider to role play the worst case scenarios in an IV and injection setting and to be able to, by the end of the course, feel comfortable and confident with their emergency diagnosis and differential diagnosis skills and proper treatment and follow-up management of all acute emergency scenarios that could arise from the administration of intravenous and injectable substances.
By the end of the course, participants should feel comfortable and confident in dealing with complications that could arise from intravenous and injection therapy as well as how to recognize and take control of acute emergency scenarios and how to bridge the gap between when an emergency starts and when emergency medical services arrive on the scene. This course offers practical training with the addition of audio and visual presentations. The course will be carried out in a lecture-style format consisting of course material and practicum break-out sessions. There will be opportunity for questions to be answered during practical breakout sessions.
Participants will be provided with a high-resolution color training manual of their lecture notes from the visual presentations. Participants are required to bring pens, paper, and highlighters to note important sections in their training manuals. It is recommended to bring thermometers, stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs as well as Sp02 monitors. It is recommended to come dressed in layers and dressed comfortable enough to be able to allow access to areas like the arms, legs, and shoulders for practical breakout sessions. The practical training will include mock scenarios to demonstrate the safe and proper administration of emergency medicines and the diagnosis and proper management of all acute scenarios that could arise in an intravenous or injection therapy setting. Training will also include the proper use of automated external defibrillators (AED’s) and review of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). All participants are broken up into groups of 2 or 3 students per group.
Course lectures and practical sessions are carried out in an intravenous therapy suite, fully equipped with access to emergency crash carts, oxygen tanks with regulators, emergency medicines, needles, syringes, ampules, intravenous bags and carrier solutions, first aid stations, as well as AED’s and intravenous access stations.