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The Designated NYS EMS Program Agency Serving Chemung,Schuyler & Steuben Counties
1058 West Church St. Elmira, NY 14905
Phone: 607-732-2354

Video List


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Acute Abdomen: Anatomy and Physiology, Abdominal Triage, Appendicitis, Treatment of Acute Abdomen, Assessment of Abdomen (7/01 Pulse)

Acute Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema: Explore the symptoms and emergency treatment for acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema, a common but potentially deadly pulmonary condition. See what happens to a patient experiencing ACPE starting with the 9-1-1 call through emergency treatment and stabilization. (1/07 Pulse)

Acute Respiratory Distress: ARD is one of the more challenging patient care scenarios, for 2 reasons. First, aggressive BLS care is what will save the severely compromised patient. Second, in many instances, these patients need ALS field care, including meds and advanced airway techniques. That is the challenge - to recognize that BLS is first and most important. However, continued care with ALS therapies will most likely be necessary to ensure a positive patient outcome. Objectives: Identify and treat ARD secondary to CFH/pulmonary edema, COPD, asthma and other causes.

Airway & Breathing: New technology is helping emergency responders tend to patients with airway or respiratory conditions more effectively. Learn why some experts are convinced capnography is a breakthrough in Ems. Learn how to recognize and respond to patients with airway or pulmonary infections--including SARS, pneumonia and tuberculosis. Hear form patients suffering from pulmonary diseases and find out what they want you to know about their conditions. Topics: Capnography; Airway & Pulmonary infections; pulmonary diseases. (Pulse 2/04)

Airway Management - Anatomy & physiology, adult vs. pediatric; Airway compromise issues; Airway equipment and body substance isolation; Limitations of diagnostic airway equipment and body substance isolation (2/03 Pulse)

Airway Management - airway management issues common to EMS providers. Anatomy & physiology of lungs, includes the exchange of gases at the alveolar level and basic techniques of ventilation and assessment of effectiveness of ventilatory efforts. Students will learn the effects of over- and under-ventilation, proper techniques to assess adequate ventilation, and the insertion of a basic airway adjunct. (PULSE 1/08 DVD)

Ambulance Inspection - What your agency can expect in a DOH inspection.

Altered Mental Status: AMS is one of the most challenging dispatches EMS can receive. It is essential for providers to systematically narrow their field diagnosis with the clinical assessment information available to them. Objectives include: anatomy & physiology of cognitive function; identification of metabolic/toxic causes of AMS; identification of structural causes of AMS; importance of a thorough, systematic approach to patient assessment. (9/06 Pulse DVD)

Assessing Breath Sounds: Hear and learn how to identify normal and abnormal breath sounds, see what causes them physiologically. Includes auscultatory sites and sequencing, normal breath sounds, bronchial breathing, bronchophony, whispered pectoriloquy, egophony, absent breath sounds, late inspiratory bibasilar crackles, early inspiratory and expiratory crackles, random monophonic wheezes, and expiratory polyphonic wheezes.

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Burns - Assessment & Treatment Assessment & management of patients with burn-related injuries. (1/10 Pulse)

Burn Injury: Introduction and epidemiology; Burn assessment; Burn treatment; Pediatric & Geriatric Patients and transport decisions; Chemical burns. (11/03 Pulse)

Burns: Fireworks; Respiratory Burns; Chemical Burns; Burn Therapy

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Cadaver Lab I: A fascinating, in depth look at the human body under the "landmarks". This video presentation reviews the structures of the neck, chest, and abdomen and central nervous system.

Cadaver Lab II: This tape reviews the structures of the joints, urogenital and musculoskeletal systems.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: CO poisoning causes 500 accidental deaths each year in the US, and approximately 2000 intentional deaths due to suicide. Responder safety is an extremely important concept when responding to CO poisoning calls. If the responder also gets CO poisoning, treatment for the patient is delayed and scene safety is compromised. This course discusses what CO poisoning is, what causes it, how it presents in patients, and how to diagnose and treat it. (Pulse 2/08 DVD)

Carbon Monoxide: The Odorless Killer: The Centers for Disease Control define carbon monoxide (CO) as a colorless, odorless, tasteless, toxic gas that, when ingested, can cause serious physical problems and even death. Even at low levels, CO can cause neurological disorders, cardiovascular problems, and respiratory disorders. In fact, approximately 40,000 visits to the ER are a result of CO poisoning, and approximately one to two thousand deaths occur each year. For firefighters, at least some contact with CO is almost impossible to avoid. This activity highlights general awareness of CO and CO poisoning, firefighter risk with CO, and EMS treatment of patients with CO poisoning both in an emergency and disaster setting. After completing this activity, the participant should be able to define CO and CO poisoning; identify signs & symptoms of CO poisoning, identify current methods for diagnosing CO poisoning; describe the risks firefighters face with CO, and describe the role of the EMS provider in treating patients with CO poisoning. (Pulse 3/06 DVD)

Cardiac Emergencies: The Continuum of Care: Responding to a cardiac emergency is an all-too common part of the emergency professional's job. Track a cardiac emergency from beginning to end: from the first chest pain to the emergency care and transport and on to the final physician to patient counseling. Proper techniques in how to recognize a cardiac-related even are demonstrated, along with strategies for response and treatment.

Cardiac Emergencies: The Heart of EMS With the leading cause of death in this country being heart disease, it's no surprise that you should be well-versed in the management of patients suffering from a cardiac emergency. This video covers many traditional techniques, but also many new innovations, ideas and devices. Topics include current research in acute coronary syndrome, proper and innovative CPR techniques, and an in-depth study of acid/base balance and electrolyte disorders. Segments: Coronary Circulation/Acute Coronary Syndrome; Resuscitation Techniques; Electrolytes/Acid Base/Wide Complex Tachycardia.

Care Across Cultures: In the next 50 years, all major minority groups in the United States are estimated to increase in population. To meet the demands of such a diverse culture, healthcare facilities need employees who can work well with patients and co-workers from different backgrounds. This course increases staff sensitivity to cultural differences and offers guidelines for working within a diverse environment. (Pulse 2/06 DVD)

Chest and Abdominal Trauma: Provides an extensive review of chest and abdominal anatomy and physiology. Students will learn how to assess and manage a variety of chest and abdominal injuries. The issues of fluid resuscitation and chest decompression techniques are also highlighted. (Pulse 3/05)

Child Abuse Identification: The identification of child abuse is everyone's responsibility, but first responders have special legal responsibilities when it comes to identifying and reporting suspected abuse. This course equips first responders with information to be able to identify the behavioral and physical signs and symptoms of an abusive situation. It provides information on the EMTs responsibilities as a mandated reporter, and it provides clear guidelines in how to properly report suspected abuse. (Pulse 3/07 DVD)

Communications: internal, transfer of data, non-verbal, external, cultural diversity (2/00 Pulse)
Constant Threats: Terrorism and Disasters: Reviews the most current issues pertinent to EMS in terms of terrorism and disaster-related issues. Highlights include a review of the TOPOFF exercises, and introductory overview of the National Response Plan, and critical infrastructure protections issues for EMS. Topics: Ricin, Disaster Drills, National Response Plan, Critical Infrastructure. (Pulse 5/15)

Critical Pediatric Patient: For emergency responders, few calls are as heartbreaking as those involving children. This edition of pulse looks at several different types of pediatric emergencies. Topics: Precardiac arrest, Respiratory Emergencies, Pediatric Trauma, Pediatric Airway Emergencies. 8/04

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Diabetes: Adolescent, Adult, Special populations; Diabetes: Altered Mental Status. (9/02 Pulse)

Diabetic Emergencies: diabetes mellitus, including basic pathophysiology, acute complications and long-term complications. Emergency treatment for common diabetic emergencies, including conscious and unconscious hypoglycemics and unconscious hyperglycemics in diabetic ketoacidosis. Emerging therapies for management of diabetes. (DVD; Pulse 5/08)

Disaster Medicine: Do you know how to handle a disaster situation? Hurricanes, train wrecks, and bombings are just a few examples of the many terrible incidents that could happen on any given day. We never know when one of these incidents may happen, so we have to constantly prepare. This tape discusses the challenges of disaster medicine. Topics: Mass Fatality Incidents; Citizen Corps; Lessons form Hurricane Andrew; Disaster Resistant Communities: Anchorage, Alaska (Pulse 7/04)

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Emerging Issues: Needlestick legislation; divert status; EMS as extension clinic;

EMS and HIPAA: Every healthcare provider must comply with HIPAA, including EMTs. Many EMTs are unsure of what does and does not violate HIPAA. This is complicated by the fact that most calls are conducted in public or semi-public environments, making it difficult to protect a patient's information. This course answers many questions, including how to comply with HIPAA when a citizen rides along, what information can be given to law enforcement at the scene, and practical strategies for compliance in the field. (Pulse 1/08 DVD)

EMS A system of Care

EMS and You: Educational film for grades K - 3 includes suggestion pamphlet and activities book
EMS Controversies and Issues: Explores emerging issues and controversies confronting emergency medical services. Many things taken for granted in EMS are given serious scrutiny such as trauma care (helicopters, golden hour), pain management, lead federal EMS agency, and the ultimate question: Is there really a paramedic shortage? (Pulse 12/05 DVD)

EMS Operational Environments: Far From Home EMS (rural, wilderness, offshore); Tactical EMS (potentially hostile scenes); Special Events/Event Management/Incident Command; Medical Surveillance (bioterrorism threat). (3/04 Pulse)

EMS Response: I35 W. Bridge Collapse in Minneapolis (Pulse 04/10)

EMS Response to Hazardous Materials: emergency response, response practices, patient management, EMS response

EMS Scene Management

EMS Support of Special Operations: dedicated to special operations support considerations for EMS providers. Highlights include tactical EMS, extended operations, scene safety and rehab tips and tricks. Objectives: Identify basic principles of tactical EMS operations and support during a special operations (SWAT); list various preplanning and logistical support for extended special operations, list the fundamental safety precautions of a tactical EMS special operation (SWAT), and identify rehab considerations and recommendations during a special operation (SWAT). (Pulse 11/05 DVD)

EMT: Injury Free (1991 VHS Ferno)

Endocrine Emergencies:The Anatomy and physiology of the endocrine system, Endocrine home medications and Incident report: St. Louis Building Collapse (1998 VHS Pulse)

Environmental Emergencies: It's summer - people are heading to pools and beaches to enjoy the sun, sand and water. With that fun comes some danger. See how to respond to drowning and near-drowning incidents. Those not in the water to cool off could end up with heat stroke or heat exhaustion; this tape shows how to recognize the signs and symptoms. Topics: drowning; temperature extremes; diving emergencies; altitude sickness (6/04 Pulse)

Ethics in EMS: Vindictive Patient Care, DNR Orders, Reportable vs. non-reportable patient information, EMS and Criminal Evidence (5/02 Pulse)

Everyday Pediatrics: This video focuses on providing the latest information on pediatric care. The latest medical literature is reviewed and authors are interviewed to discuss their findings. This program highlights common pediatric emergencies as well as their management procedures. Objectives: 1. Describe the anatomical and physiological differences in pediatric patients and how these differences affect EMS practice; 2. Describe the disease process and the relevant treatment modalities of common pediatric respiratory emergencies; 3. Define pediatric abuse and pediatric neglect - delineate the differences and describe the different types of neglect and abuse including physical, psychological and social abuse; 4. Describe management and treatment of children with special healthcare needs. (10/15 Pulse)

Extreme Sports: Water Based Extreme Sports, Air Based Extreme Sports, Land Based Extreme Sports, Incident Safety Officer. (8/2001 Pulse)

Extremity Injuries: Regardless of cause or mechanism of injury, with a few exceptions, extremity injuries are treated similarly. Scene size-up, patient evaluation, treatment decision, immobilization and pain control are all part of the basic and advanced EMS practicum. There are decisions to be made, however, in situations where "life over limb" cases present. Also, in patients with compartmental syndrome, severe crush injuries, amputations, neurovascular compromises and other presentations, decisions as to treatment and hospital transport (ground vs. air) all play a significant role in patient outcome. (Pulse 10/06 DVD)

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First on the Scene
: Describing the approach to a suspected hazardous materials incident.

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Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Systems: Anatomy & physiology of gastrointestinal and genitourinary systems; Renal failure; Dialysis; Assessment of GI/GU patient; Trauma to genitalia. (8/99 Pulse)

Generation Gap�-EMS Treatment for the Geriatric Patient: The only thing that stops aging is death�-but in EMS, you are in the business of delaying death. Patients of all ages present challenges, but the geriatric population involves some special ones: from the physiology of aging to the medications of a geriatric patient, there are differences when treating the elderly. Topics: Physiology of Aging; Medications and the Elderly; Assessment of the Geriatric Patient; Pharmacology and Medication Toxicity. (9-04 Pulse)

Geriatric Patient Down - The geriatric patient is at a high risk of falling, which makes this one of the most common calls EMTs will face, especially in locations with a large geriatric population. This course discusses why older adults are at increased risk of falls, common mechanisms of injury, and emergency treatment modalities for older adults. (Pulse 6/07 DVD)

Geriatrics (1) - Life Span II, elder abuse, delirium and dementia, altered mental status, illness/injury prevention (8/00 Pulse)

Geriatrics (2) - Abuse, neglect, provider attitudes; medication; orthopedic injuries; dementia. (3/02 Pulse)

Getting the Most out of Patient Assessment: The modern EMS provider responds to many challenging incidents that require critical thinking skills. The ability to conduct a comprehensive patient assessment is a key part of applying those thinking skills. The lesson focuses on the many different aspects of patient assessment, including scene safety, initial impressions, primary survey, secondary survey, and the focused/detailed physical exams. (Pulse 6/06, DVD)

Gynecology for EMS: The reproductive system of women presents a number of potentially life-threatening or life-altering emergencies. This program uses computer animation to display the physiology of the female reproductive system and illustrates the parameters for normal ovulation and menstruation. This program explains the pathophysiology of the major causes of non-traumatic abdominal pain in women and gives insight into the proper assessment and management of those disorders. You will also see how your assessment of a sexual assault victim can help healing or cause additional psychological injury. Topics: Gynecological physiology; Typical gynecological emergencies; Mindi's missed ectopic pregnancy; Assessment and management of Gynecological patients; Assessment and management of sexual assault patient. (Pulse 6/05)

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Hazardous Materials: Awareness, general roles & responsibilities, zones; Routes of entry; Treatment of patients; Personal protective equipment, field decontamination, rehabilitation of personnel. (1/03 Pulse)
Hidden Hemorrhagic Shock & Trauma: causes, signs and symptoms of hidden hemorrhagic shock. Pre-hospital BLS treatment of hidden hemorrhagic shock is also discussed. (Pulse 7/07 DVD)
High-Risk Obstetrics - this course provides EMTs with a basic refresher on reproductive anatomy. Also discussed are conditions that place the woman and baby at high risk for complications, guidelines for conducting a patient assessment, and a basic demonstration of how to deliver a baby. (Pulse 5/07 DVD)

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ICS (Incident Command Systems) for EMS: In the summer of 2004, Hurricane Charley caused a lot of devastation in Florida and triggered a lot of simultaneous emergencies. "Pulse" traveled to Florida to see how the incident command system helped manage the resources involved in the emergency response and the massive relief effort. See why a federal mandate is prompting departments to take incident management seriously, and how the feds can work with the state and local departments to effectively respond to an emergency of any size. Federal
Response; State Response; Implementing the Incident Command System; Case Study of a Future Incident. (12/04 Pulse)

Incident Command System: A complete system that by rapid triage, enhanced communicatons and effective training can help you maximize surnivors from a multiple casualty event (DVD BoundTree)


Ins & Outs of Technical Rescue - Emergency personnel occasionally face rescue situations requiring specific skills that exceed their training. This program explains some of the dangers involved in high-angle, confined-space and swiftwater rescue situations, and discusses the role of nontechnician EMS personnel during these rescues. You will see simulations and actual rescues and learn how quickly even a situation that ppears simple can turn deadly for the untrained rescue team. Topics: what is technical rescue?; Green Valley Team Profile; High-angle rescue; confined space rescue; swiftwater rescue. (Pulse 8/05)
Issues at the Crime Scene - preservation of the scene, preservation of evidence, legal issues, SIDS vs. NAT (3/00 Pulse)

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Killer Ambulances: CNN Report

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Legal Issues in EMS: Many prehospital care practitioners have received little in terms of legal preparation or for testifying in court. This tape discusses basic tenets of US law, legal pitfalls, and an anatomical overview of a lawsuit. The video concludes with the PCR in court, reviewing charting guidelines, and what to do when you are on the stand and required to provide testimony. Topics: Terminology; Legal Pitfalls; Anatomy of a Lawsuit; The PCR in Court. (2/05)

Lessons From Beyond: Cadaver Lab: The human body is a complicated network of arteries, muscles, and other structures. This video takes you inside the cadaver lab to give you a close-up look at how the body works. This is an anatomy and physiology lesson that goes far beyond pictures in a textbook because we actually examine different sections of the body to provide you with a better understanding of your patients. Areas of special focus include the extremities, abdomen, chest, head and neck. Pulse 2/15

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Making a Difference: The History of Modern EMS: History of Modern EMS is much more than dates and facts...it's about the courage and passion of people who have made the field of EMS what it is today. Good for first class/beginning EMS personnel.

Man vs. Heavy Metal: Environment/Occupational Accidents; Farm and Agricultural Accidents, Industrial Accidents; Field Amputations (12/02 Pulse)

Mandated Reporter Training for EMS Professionals: Training Objectives: Objectively report child abuse or maltreatment to the NYS Central Register of child Abuse and Maltreatment, also known as the child Abuse Hotline; Evaluate situations to determine whether there is reasonable cause to suspect child abuse or maltreatment/neglect; Identify the physical and behavioral indicators commonly associated with child abuse and maltreatment/neglect; Describe the legal framework for the NYS Child Protective System. Available in DVD or VHS format.
Mass Casualty Incidents, Part 2: Critical Incident Stress, Common Problems, DMORT, Mass Casualty Incidents and Multiple Patient Incident. (1/02 Pulse)

Military Medicine: a compact overview of EMS in terms of lessons learned from previous eras of combat and the practical application to both civilian and military prehospital care practitioners. In this training module, examine the lessons learned from military medical operations to see how they can apply to your day-to-day jobs. Topics: Lessons from Vietnam; Lessons from Gulf War I; Lessons from Afghanistan; Lessons from Iraq: Gulf War II (11/04)

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National EMS Trauma: Triage Decision Scheme CDC update of field triage guidelines, to triage patients with the best option for suvival. (3/10 Pulse)

Natural Disaster Emergencies: Mudslides, Tornadoes, Earthquakes, Swiftwater Rescue (4/03 Pulse)

Neonatal Resuscitation: EMS Personnel infrequently encounter true pediatric emergencies. Even rarer is the incidence of childbirth associated with something gone horribly wrong. But things do go wrong, and as healthcare professionals, we must be ready. This course will orient the EMS provider with problems that may be encountered with the neonate and how to systematically approach resuscitation from all levels. Topics include APGAR scoring, meconium staining, assessment techniques, intervention strategies, cardiac arrest. (Pulse 7/06, DVD)

Neurological Emergencies: Neurological assessment, neurological diseases, stroke, spinal injuries (6/03 Pulse)

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Occupational-Acquired Injury and Illness: joint injuries, ambulance crashes,shift work and sleep disturbances, stress-related injuries,Hepatitis C (1/01 Pulse)

Orthopedic Injuries: kinematics & mechanism of injury, femur/pelvic fracture, PSAG, case study: the high tech patient, prevention & research (NHTSA, CIREN), immobilization devices. (3/99 Pulse)

Occupational-Acquired Injury and Illness: joint injuries, ambulance crashes,shift work and sleep disturbances, stress-related injuries, Hepatitis C (1/01 Pulse)

Operation Safe EMS: this is a specialized training program that has been developed to promote safety and reduce the risk of injury for EMS providers and their patients during transfer and transport. May be used individually or in a group setting. Covers provider health and safety, safe patient handling techniques, selecting & using appropriate tools & equipment, development of critical thinking skills, application & evaluation of skills learned. (DVD)

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Patient Refusal: Most EMS litigation occurs not from what the EMS professional did, but rather from what he or she did not do. In patient refusals, it is understood that the EMS professional is the expert in knowing whether a patient should be treated and transported, not a patient who ma be in an altered state of consciousness and thus unable to make decisions. Refusals are high-risk situations medico-legally. Written documentation is the key to avoiding the minefield.

Patients With Special Challenges: The hearing and visually-impaired patient; Interacting with patients who have special challenges; Language barriers; Patients with physical disabilities. (4/99 Pulse)

Pediatric ARDS: Responding to a call involving a pediatric case of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndromes (ARDS) or Acute Lung Injury (ALI) can be challenging for the EMT Professional. In order to provide the best emergency care possible, it is important for responders to understand the epidemiology and pathophysiology of pediatric ARDS as well as the clinical presentation and initial management of the condition in children. Recent innovations in pediatric mechanical ventilation and adjunct therapies will be considered. (Pulse 8/06 DVD)

Pediatric Emergencies: Stages of development from infancy to adulthood. Identification and management of pediatric trauma, pediatric respiratory distress, respiratory failure, and shock. Pathophysiology and management of various pediatric respiratory illnesses, including asthma, cystic fibrosis, infant respiratory distress syndrome, and foreign body obstruction. Anatomy, physiology and management of pediatric airway emergencies. (Pulse 11/09 DVD)

Pediatric Injuries: Pediatric trauma, burns, poisoning, resuscitation (8/02 Pulse)

Pediatric RAD/Asthma: The prevalence of asthma and associated morbidity has been on the rise for the past 20-30 years. Children are affected disproportionately, and up to 12 percent of children in the United States are affected. This course discusses emergency treatment approaches and differential diagnosis of pediatric asthma. (2/07 Pulse DVD)

Pediatrics - kids and guns, Life Span 1, immunizations, EMSC, safe kids (7/00 Pulse)

Penetrating Trauma (2): Kinematics, mechanisms of penetrating trauma, systems affected by penetrating trauma, pre-hospital assessment, treatment and transportation. (7/03 Pulse)

Poison Exposure Hazards: What is toxic? Poison Control Centers; Poison Exposures; Alcohol Poisoning (1/04 Pulse)

Power of Prevention - Prevention, healthcare, and EMS; What is EMS Prevention?, How to establish a prevention program; Profile of an injury prevention program (4/04 Pulse)

Prevention - illness/injury prevention for providers, illness/injury prevention for public, post-exposure for infectious disease, swiftwater rescue (5/00 Pulse)

Psychiatric Emergencies - cognitive impairments; affective behavior impairments; schizophrenia; restraint & control of violent patients (3/03 Pulse)

Psychiatric Emergencies: Management approaches to psychiatric emergencies

Psychological Disorders: Sexual Assault, Psychiatric Medications, Homelessness, Behavioral Emergencies (11/00 Pulse)

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Recreational Drugs: Despite ongoing efforts, recreational drug use is growing--and changing--with the population. Recreational drug use is anything but child's play, and EMS personnel must be prepared to manage prehospital care of patients affected by recreational drugs. This learning activity explores the most common recreational drugs and their effects as well as how you can care for drug users. This activity also looks at the statistics and evaluates the trends driving recreational drug use. (5/06 Pulse DVD)

Recurring Epidemic: Infectious Disease: First responders are often exposed to infectious diseases without warning. Do you know how to protect yourself from the invisible attack of airborne, bloodborne, waterborne, or foodborne pathogens? This course highlights the detection, assessment, and management of a disease outbreak and examines common infectious diseases you could face on any given call. Topics: Overview of infectious disease; Biological defense system; Clinical disease states; Strategies for prevention and treatment. (7/05 Pulse)

Respiratory Emergencies (2): Pulmonary Anatomy & Physiology, Pulmonary Embolism, Pneumonia, The Crashing Asthmatic Patient. (2/02 Pulse)

Respiratory Management of the Morbidly Obese: With the rising epidemic of obesity in this country, emergency medical technicians must be aware of the respiratory challenges presented by the morbidly obese patient. Morbidly obese patients are at high risk for pulmonary complications, especially when trauma is involved. First responders must be aware of other challenges such as medication dosing, patient positioning, and patient transport. This DVD provides an informative discussion on the emergency care considerations for this growing population. (Pulse 12/06 DVD)

Responder Safety: Violence Against EMS Responders; Vehicle and Scene Safety; Health and Wellness; Responding Safely to the Incident (7/02 Pulse)

Retroperitoneal Emergencies: Retroperitoneal Bleeds, Renal Trauma, Kidney Stones, Pheochromocytoma, Dialysis (5/01 Pulse)

Roadway and Highway Safety: The focus is on operating an emergency vehicle safely. The vehicle is the one piece of equipment that is use the most and trained on the least. Discuss safety issues related to the emergency vehicle - the impact of driver attitude, vehicle dynamics, potential dangers when the vehicle is stopped on the roadway. (4/08 Pulse DVD)

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Shock Management: Introduction to shock, distributive shock, cardiogenic shock, anaphylactic shock. (5/04 Pulse)

Spinal Cord Injuries: As many as 400,000 Americans are living with the lingering effects of a spinal cord injury. That number increases by 11,000 annually. While MS providers cannot prevent the injuries themselves, their actions in the field could mean the difference between a full recovery and a lifetime of paralysis. Objectives: anatomy of spinal cord and pathophysiology of spinal cord trauma; 6 types of spinal cord injuries and common precipitating events; assess to for spinal cord injury; apply proper immobilization techniques. (8/09 Pulse DVD)

Spinal Injuries�An Unstable Situation: It is estimated that there will be more than 11,000 new spinal cord injuries this year alone. As an EMS responder, you may play an important role in not only these patients' survival, but also in their chances for any kind of recovery. Anatomy & physiology, proper assessment and treatment, mechanism of injury and immobilication techniques are all factors in the outcomes of these calls, so you should know them well. Topics: Anatomy of the spine, Mechanism & classification of spinal injuries; Assessment of the spinal injured patient; Spinal immobilization. PowerPoint presentation available. (1/05 Pulse)

Surviving the EMS Profession: EMS Providers are called upon to aid people in a critical medical emergency, providing repeated exposure to medical emergencies that most of the population will never see or be exposed to in a lifetime. In addition, the EMS provider is exposed to administrative and operational stress. This course provides the EMS provider, administrators, municipal leaders and EMS family members with useful information for surviving the EMS profession and identifying the many challenges faced by today's EMS providers. (4/07 Pulse DVD)

Systems Overview: Aeromedicine, Intercept, Interdepartmental Communication, Helicopter Safety (12/00 Pulse)

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Therapeutic Communication: Communication is critical to your ability to be an effective EMT - it is a critical part of every call. Communication with people in crisis is difficult. Includes techniques for communicating with patients during a crisis, including children, elderly, suicide, homeless, high-risk, and social/cultural issues. (Pulse 10/07 DVD)

Toxicology: Raves (Ecstasy), GHB/Rohypnol, huffing, hallucinogens, Methamphetamine (4/01)

Transport of the Bariatric Patient: EMS & rescue personnel are being challenged to understand how to care for grossly overweight patients, as well as how to transport them safely. Participants will learn to identify challenges caused by obesity, including common health complications; describe respiratory failure associated with obesity, and the symptom complex associated with "Pickwickian" syndrome; describe heart failure associated with obesity and how the signs may be obscured; discuss proper positioning of the patient; analyze transportation needs of the obese patient; develop rescue and transport plans for the bariatric pt. (Pulse 8/07 DVD)

Transportation Emergencies: Pedestrian Incidents, Motor Vehicle Incidents, Mass Transit Incidents, Light rail Emergencies. (8/03 Pulse)

Traumatic Brain Injury: The majority of brain injuries result form accidents, sports injuries, falls, physical assaults. Early recognition and treatment of an extreme brain injury could reduce immediate trauma and future complications. This program reviews normal anatomy & physiology, and looks at common brain injury findings in order to identify basic life support assessment and treatment. EMS personnel also learn how to recognize what it means for the victim to cope with a traumatic brain injury.
(Pulse 9/07 DVD)

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Unique Patient Challenges: Autistic patients; Attention Deficit, Hyperactive Disorder; System Abuses; Family-centered care. (11/01 Pulse)

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The Variable Presentation of Diabetes: Expanding waistlines and diminishes physical activity are responsible for more problems than a trip to the mall for bigger jeans. Seven percent of the american population now has diabetes, and that number is expected to increase to almost nine percent by 2025. Because of this trend, first responders need to have a firm understanding of the disease. This program discusses the symptoms, risk factors, and emergency treatment options available when responding to a call involving a diabetic. (DVD; 4/06)

Vital Signs and Assessment (Pulse 6/10)

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Wellness: Stress can take a heavy toll on the EMS provider. This video shows you how to better take care of yourself to help you handle your shift � no matter how hectic or idle. Good choices, stress management and exercise can help make a difference in how effectively you respond. This video also looks at the precautions you should take to protect yourself from airborne or blood borne pathogens. Topics: A Dose of Reality, Stress and anxiety, Planning Your Meals, Developing Core Strength and Flexibility; Personal Protective Equipment. (10/03 Pulse)

Women and AMI: AMI is more prevalent among women that previously recognized; EMS providers are becoming increasingly aware that women are at risk for suffering an AMI. Knowing the risk factors and warning signs of AMI can help EMS providers have a higher index of suspicion when evaluating female patients and thus improve patient outcomes through early recognition. Objectives: assessment methods designed to screen women for AMI; A&P of the heart; pathophysiology of common cardiac emergencies in women; unique considerations for AMI in women. (7/09 Pulse DVD)