After completing this course, you will be able to

  • Prepare and perform an endotracheal intubation with both video and direct laryngoscopy.
  • Know how to cardiovert or defibrillate tachydysrhythmias.
  • Be effective at transcutaneous and transvenous cardiac pacing with patients and troubleshoot common complications.
  • Place central venous access using anatomic landmarks for the internal jugular, subclavian, and femoral veins.
  • Place both over-the-wire and traditional chest tubes for pneumothorax therapy.
  • Position a patient and perform a diagnostic lumbar puncture.
  • Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for vertigo.
  • Place a peripheral intravenous catheter.
  • Recognize the adjustments to procedures necessary for the elderly population.

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Chapter 2

Cardioversion and defibrillation

Cardioversion and defibrillation got you shaking? Learn the differences between them, their indications, tools to use, and how to shock someone back to life in this chapter.
6 Lessons (11m 29s)
Chapter 3

Transcutaneous pacing

Use transcutaneous pacing (TCP) to treat symptomatic bradycardias. Here, you’ll cover indications for TCP, medications that boost tolerability, and how to use external pacer pads.
4 Lessons (6m 32s)
Chapter 4

Transvenous pacing

In this chapter, you’ll learn to recognize when transvenous pacing (TVP) is required, how to float a transvenous pacer, and how to diagnose and fix TVP complications.
5 Lessons (11m 39s)
Chapter 5

Vertigo maneuvers

What’s causing your patient’s vertigo? Here, you’ll cover common causes, when and how to perform Dix-Hallpike and Epley maneuvers, and how to fix benign positional vertigo.
5 Lessons (18m 40s)
Chapter 8

Lumbar puncture

Here, you’ll learn how to perform a lumbar puncture to diagnose a brain bleed or infection, how to optimize patient positioning prior to the procedure, and master manometry.
6 Lessons (15m 21s)
Chapter 9

Peripheral IV access

Wrap up this emergency procedures course by learning how to place a peripheral IV and draw blood when required.
4 Lessons (8m 41s)