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How 10mL of fluid and a blanket can save your life (and a few interesting facts about clotting mechanisms)

First of all, the 10mL of fluid is not saline. In fact, two decades of research tells us that aggressive crystalloid resuscitation is harmful.[1]

Saline presents many challenges when used to resuscitate hypotensive patients:

  • It’s acidic nature causes the body to use and deplete its natural buffers which leads to increased acidosis
  • It is pro-inflammatory and is associated with poor outcomes
  • It dilutes clotting factors
  • It is often cold and contributes to hypothermia

All of this increases mortality by exposing the patient all three aspects of the Trauma Triad of Death:

  • Hypothermia
  • Coagulopathy
  • Metabolic Acidosis

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CREATIVE PARAMEDICAL EDUCATION

CME CREDITED COURSE OFFERINGS

 

The development of Creative Paramedical Education has been a 25-year undertaking. Its evolution has been driven by a passion for emergency medicine and a desire to provide excellent patient care. Our courses are designed for all Emergency Medical Personnel.

CNS Pharmacology was our first project and was designed to address the gaps in knowledge and deficiencies of traditional training models. We believe that for training to be effective, the message must be organized and clear. The training environment must be relaxed and enjoyable and the student must feel the concepts are relevant and interesting.

While writing the course content and designing our lesson plans for Creative Paramedical Education, we have tried to remember the power of curiosity. It is the driving force behind learning.
Although we are located in British Columbia Canada, our company is readily adaptive and can present these courses in any state or country.

 

“Last week 16 of us took a one-day class called
CNS Pharmacology and they did a great job. It was a great mix of Power Point and Video. We did several hands on scenarios using the information we learned in class to take it up a notch or two. I would recommend this class to anyone looking for 17 CME credits who has the desire to learn something new.”

– CNS Pharmacology student

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Creative Paramedical Education is currently offering five courses with various options. Please follow the links below to explore the course offerings and options.

Course overviews

CNS Pharmacology

Pediatrics for Paramedics

Personal Protection for your Brain

The Art of Differential Diagnosis

IM Injections for PCP Paramedics

Course options

Introductory Courses provide printed materials shipped to your postal address as well as online content, quizzes, and certificates. The British Columbia EMA Licensing Branch has assigned CE credits for the completion of these courses, which can be seen in the course offerings overviews.

Classroom Sessions are in-person classroom sessions which build on the Introductory Course materials and provide additional BCEMALB CE credits as seen in the course offerings overviewsIM Injections for PCP Paramedics is currently offered only as a Classroom Session course.

There are no currently scheduled classroom sessions. Please contact us if you are interested in arranging a classroom session.

Printed materials are available for individual purchase.
Please contact us if you have made a previous printed material or Introductory Course purchase and would like to upgrade to the Introductory Course or Classroom Session.

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CNS Pharmacology

Introductory Course

Printed material

Classroom Session

Pediatrics for Paramedics

Introductory Course

Printed material

Classroom Session

Personal Protection for your Brain

Introductory Course

Printed material

Classroom Session

The Art of Differential Diagnosis

Introductory Course

Printed material

Classroom Session

IM Injections for PCP Paramedics

Classroom Session