EMR Chapter – R05 | Patients with Special Challenges


EMR Training | Patients with Special Challenges  | Chapter EMR-R05

EMR Training | Patients with Special Challenges  | Chapter EMR-R05  begins with an introduction to the care of the subject. We subsequently explore  in-depth the following topics

  1. General Considerations.
  2. Diseases and Conditions.
  3. Advanced Medical Devices.
  4. Physical Impairments.
  5. Abuse and Neglect.

Important Notes:

  • If you only want to take the online course for CME credit, you can pay here.  The fee for online-only does NOT include a skills session nor (re)certification.  Furthermore, you will receive a certificate for CME credit after successful completion of the course.
  • This course is part of the EMR Recertification Session 1 curriculum.  Hence, if you sign up for EMR Recertification, you will be automatically enrolled in this course. Click here for scheduled courses.
  • To get credit for this course, you must watch all the lessons in their entirety, the course review, and pass the quiz at the end with a score of 75% or better.

Excerpts from Patients with Special Challenges for the Emergency Medical Responder

Feeding tubes are used in patients who cannot feed themselves or who cannot swallow. They may be used short-term during recovery from surgery or for chronic conditions. There are two types of tubes.

A nasogastric or NG tube is a long tube inserted through the nose into the stomach that can be used to deliver nutrients, while a gastrostomy tube or G tube is a feeding tube surgically implanted through the abdominal wall into the stomach.

Common problems associated with these tubes include dislodgement, infection at the site of insertion, and clogs that prevent nutrients from being provided to the patient.

During transportation,

  • Secure tube to patient’s body with tape before transport.
  • Keep nutrients higher than the tube.

Put a protective cap in place to prevent leakage.

Topics for this course

9 Lessons

EMR Training | Patients with Special Challenges | Chapter EMR-R05

Lesson 0 -Chapter Introduction00:01:13
Lesson 1-Developmental Disability00:07:28
Lesson 2- ABCs of Dealing with Autistic Patients00:05:43
Lesson 3 – Advanced Medical Devices00:02:41
Lesson 4 – Congenital Diseases00:05:16
Lesson 5 – Respiratory Devices00:07:10
Lesson 6 – Physical Impairments00:04:04
Lesson 7 – Identifying Abuse And Neglect00:04:09
Lesson 8 – Chapter Review00:04:25
EMR Recert | EMS Care Ch EMR-R05 | Patients with Special Challenges | QUIZ

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