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MTU Class Descriptions

Courses are typically taught in 2-2.5 hour segments but may be customized as conference sessions or as half-day workshops.  The MTU is able to teach nearly any EMS topic for initial education or continuing education of the EMS provider.  Courses may be taught in-person or as webinars.  Below are examples of MTU course topics.

Hands-On Training:  Emergency Medical Responder through Paramedic

  • Airway skills
  • Patient assessment and management:  trauma and medical
  • Adult and pediatric cardiac arrest
  • Patient extrication and immobilization
  • Medication administration
  • Childbirth and neonatal resuscitation
  • 12-lead ECG placement
  • Intraosseous and IV placement

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Medical Topics - Adult Patient

  • Respiratory and cardiac emergencies
    • COPD, asthma, acute coronary syndromes, congestive heart failure
  • Altered mentation
  • Psychiatric emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Abdominal emergencies
  • Diabetes
  • Seizures
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Case reviews
  • Trauma Topics - Adult Patient
  • Head and spinal trauma
  • Chest trauma
  • Abdominal trauma
  • Extremity trauma
  • Mechanism of injury
  • Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
  • Burns
  • Penetrating trauma
  • Trauma in pregnancy
  • Shock
  • Case reviews


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Pediatric Education - Trauma and Medical

  • Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP)
  • Medical and trauma assessment
  • Mechanism of injury, chest and abdominal trauma
  • Case studies
  • Childhood diseases


Miscellaneous EMS Topics

  • Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC)
  • Geriatrics for EMS (GEMS)
  • ECG education - 3-lead and 12-lead
  • CPAP and capnography
  • Sports injuries
  • Pharmacology
    • Concepts of pharmacology, drug classes, medications in the Oregon scope of practice
  • Bloodborne and airborne pathogens/ infectious disease
  • Hazmat for EMS
  • EMS incident command
  • MCI tabletop scenarios
  • Triage
  • EMS Documentation/report writing
  • Medical-legal issues in EMS

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