• Length:
    10 Weeks
  • Effort:
    5–10 hours per week
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  • Level:
    Introductory
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English
  • Course Type:
    Self-paced on your time

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required for this course.

About this course

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Managing Emergencies: What Every Doctor Must Know features high quality video lectures, online case scenarios with questions and discussion groups, and a hands-on skills workshop. A detailed syllabus with illustrations and content focusing on the most clinically relevant information is provided. Lectures and materials are all online allowing students the flexibility to proceed at their own pace and schedule. Online case-based discussions are initiated with a video presentation of an undifferentiated patient. Key decisions and studies are highlighted and student responses are posted for other course participants and faculty to review. Video discussions of the online cases with an expert clinician provide practical answers and insightful commentary.

What you'll learn

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Emphasis is placed on a methodical approach to patient evaluation and the importance of time-sensitive emergency interventions. The hands-on skills workshop focuses on essential emergency medicine skills (e.g., bag mask ventilation, needle thoracostomy), allowing course participants to practice these hands-on emergency techniques under the guidance of their instructors. Common medical myths and pitfalls are also addressed throughout the course. All course participants are administered pre- and post-tests to assess the efficacy of the program.

Meet your instructors

Rebecca Walker
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
S.V. Mahadevan
Professor, Emergency Medicine
Stanford Medicine
Matthew Strehlow
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Stanford Medicine

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Frequently asked questions

Is a textbook required?

No. A textbook is not required for the course. An Introduction to Clinical Emergency Medicine however, serves as an excellent reference for this course by covering core concepts in a complaint-based manner.

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