Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant (AEMCA) Examination Content List (what you get)

Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant (AEMCA) Examination Course Content

This course consists of 29 Presentations. It is expected that you review each presentation (as you would in class) and make appropriate notes to reference.

FOCUS SHOULD BE ON REVIEW OF THE MODULE PRESENTATIONS, NOT THE TESTS.

Module 1: What is an AEMCA Exam?

Module 2: Assessments

  1. Primary Survey
  2. Secondary Survey
Module 3: Cardiovascular System

  1. Anatomy
  2. Physiology
  3. Electrocardiology
  4. Pathologies
  5. Heart Failure
  6. Angina
  7. Myocardial Infarction
  8. Pericarditis
  9. Pericardial TamponadeCardiomyopathy

Module 4: Nervous System

  1. Central Nervous System
  2. Peripheral Nervous System
  3. Somatic
  4. Autonomic
  5. Sympathetic
  6. Parasympathetic
  7. Cranial Nerves
  8. Pathologies
  9. Seizures

Module 5: Respiratory System

  1. Anatomy
  2. Chemoreceptors
  3. Ventilation vs Oxygenation
  4. Gas Exchange
  5. Bohr Effect
  6. Pathologies
  7. Asthma
  8. Emphysema
  9. Bronchitis
  10. Croup
  11. Epiglottitis
  12. Pulmonary Edema
  13. Pulmonary Embolism
  14. Pneumonia

6: Genitourinary System

  1. Pathologies
  2. Renal Calculi (Kidney Stones)
  3. Prostatic Hypertrophy
  4. Acute Renal Failure
  5. Dialysis
  6. Hemodialysis
  7. Peritoneal Dialysis

Module 7: Endocrine System

  1. Anatomy
  2. Gland Function
  3. Pathologies
  4. Diabetes
  5. Anaphylaxis
  6. Grave’s Disease
  7. Hashimoto’s Disease
  8. Cushing’s Disease
  9. Addison’s Disease
  10. Osteoporosis

Module 8: Gastrointestinal System

  1. Anatomy
  2. Pathologies
  3. Appendicitis
  4. Celiac Disease
  5. Cholera
  6. Diverticulitis
  7. Gastroenteritis
  8. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  9. Pancreatitis
  10. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  11. Crohn’s Disease
  12. Ulcerative Colitis

Module 9: Trauma

  1. Chest
  2. Abdominal
  3. Skeletal
  4. Soft Tissue
  5. Eye
  6. Brain
  7. Field Trauma Guidelines
  8. Load & Go

Module 10: Burns

  1. Pathophysiology
  2. Depth of Burns
  3. Airway Burns
  4. Body Surface Area (Rule of 9’s)
  5. Electrical Burns
  6. CO Poisoning
  7. Treatment

Module 11: Environmental Emergencies

  1. Heat Exhaustion
  2. Heat Stroke
  3. Frostbite
  4. Hypothermia
  5. Drowning & Near Drowning
  6. Scuba Diving

View Module 11 PresentationModule 12: Obstetrics

  1. Fetal Development
  2. Assessment
  3. Labour & Delivery
  4. Post-Partum
  5. Complications

View Module 12 Presentation

Module 13: Neonatal Care

  1. Changes After Birth
  2. Complications/Defects
  3. Resuscitation
  4. Respiratory Distress
  5. Neonatal Resuscitation Case Study 

Module 14: Pediactrics

  1. Development
  2. Child vs Adult Anatomy and Physiology
  3. Normal Vital Sign Ranges
  4. Autism
  5. Asperger Syndrome
  6. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  7. Child Abuse
  8. Post Traumatic Stress

Module 15: PCP Drug Pharmacology

  1. Nitroglycerine
  2. ASA
  3. Salbutamol
  4. Epinephrine
  5. Glucagon

Module 16: PCP Symptom Relief

  1. Case Studies

Module 17: Toxicology & Substance Abuse

  1. Cholinergics
  2. Anticholinergics
  3. Cyclic Antidepressants
  4. Stimulants
  5. Narcotics/Opioids
  6. Benzodiazapines
  7. Beta Blockers
  8. Salicylates
  9. Acetaminophen
  10. Ethylene Glycol
  11. Methanol

Module 18: Equipment

  1. Oxygen Tanks
  2. Nasal Prongs
  3. Simple Face Mask
  4. Non-Rebreather Mask
  5. Nebulizer Mask
  6. Bag Valve Mask
  7. Oropharyngeal Airway
  8. Nasopharyngeal Airway
  9. Suction Values

Module 19: ECG Interpretation

  1. Cardiac Function
  2. Cardiac Cells
  3. ECG Tracing & Paper
  4. Rhythm Interpretation

Module 20: IV Therapy

  1. Hydrostatic & Osmotic Pressure
  2. Solutions
  3. Fluid Compartments
  4. Crystalloids vs Colloids
  5. IV Line Maintenance
  6. Complications
  7. To Keep Vein Open (TKVO)
  8. IV Drip Rate Calculation

Module 21: Triage

  1. Primary vs Secondary
  2. “START” Field Triage
  3. Case Studies

Module 22: Air Ambulance Operations

  1. Operational Guidelines
  2. Clinical Guidelines
  3. Landing Site Safety
  4. Safety Apparel

Module 23: Do Not Resuscitate Order (DNR)

  1. Confirmation Form
  2. Obvious Death
  3. Frequently Asked Questions

Module 24: Acts

  1. Ambulance Act
  2. Coroner’s Act
  3. Highway Traffic Act
  4. Child and Family Services Act
  5. Mental Health Act
  6. Restraints
  7. Excited Delerium

Module 25: Infection Control

  1. Disease Stages
  2. Diseases
  3. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  4. Hepatitis
  5. Tuberculosis
  6. Meningococcal Meningitis
  7. Pneumonia
  8. Tetanus
  9. Rabies
  10. Mumps
  11. Rubella
  12. Varicella (Chickenpox)
  13. Pertussis
  14. Influenza
  15. Severe Acute Respiratory Illness (SARS)
  16. Measles
  17. Infection Prevention
  18. Ryan White Act

Module 26: Oncology

  1. Biology of Cancer
  2. Common Types
  3. Paramedic Response
  4. Medications
  5. Palliative Care

Module 27: Geriatrics

  1. “Normal” Findings
  2. Physiological Changes
  3. Elder Abuse

Module 28: Communications

  1. 10-Codes
  2. Priority Codes
  3. Phonetic Alphabet
  4. Radio Reporting

Module 29: Documentation

  1. Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA)
  2. Ambulance Call Report (ACR

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