How to Respond: Basics for General Medical Conditions

Identify and effectively handle common medical emergencies

Medical emergencies can strike anyone, anytime, anywhere. Those with pre-existing conditions, such as allergic reactions, heart attack, and diabetes, are at a higher risk. So, it is important to know how to recognize and attend to these medical emergencies immediately. Through this online training course, you can gain the knowledge and skills to provide first aid to patients until professional medical help arrives. Learn how to recognize and interpret the signs and symptoms of common medical emergencies. You'll find out how to manage each medical condition. Provide prompt and effective assistance to individuals in distress to prevent complications.

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Course Outline

Common Medical Conditions Training Course
1.   Course Overview
  • Course Overview
2.   General Medical Conditions
  • Heart Attacks & Strokes
  • Shock
  • Diabetes
  • Fever in Infants & Young Children & GI
  • Asthma Attack
  • Handout: How to Use an Inhaler
  • Severe Allergic Reaction
  • Handout: How to Use an EpiPen
  • Drug Overdose
  • Handout: How to Use Narcan or Naloxone
  • First Aid for Other Medical Injuries
  • Handout: How to Use Tourniquet
  • Scenario
3.   Conclusion
  • Assessment
  • Course Handouts
  • Course Feedback

About The Instructor

Robert Gerchalk

Robert Gerchalk is a registered nurse who has worked as a medical nurse at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, as a home care nurse, an infection control nurse, an employee health nurse, and in psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals. He has also served as an interim director of nursing and performed mental health assessments. He has taught in medical education for many years and coached doctors, nurses, other medical professionals, and business people.
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