Emergent Care of the Injured Individual

Tuition: $199
Hours: 12


Course Description

This 12-hour distance-based course will provide Doctors of Chiropractic with the information relating to implementing care for the traumatized chiropractic patient. There will be in depth studies of the techniques used with commonly encountered emergency situations encountered in the clinical and other settings.  The course uses multimedia and  a multitude of teaching techniques.  This course does contain evaluative measures in the form of a final examination-using fill in the blank, essay and multiple-choice questions to evaluate learner outcomes. The exam requires a passing score of 75% or the student is instructed to do more study and retake the exam.



  1. Introduction to emergency management principles
  2. Universal precautions
  3. The initial assessment (ABCs)
  4. The secondary survey
  5. Chest and abdominal trauma
  6. Spinal trauma
  7. Emergency care of neurological injury (including stroke)
  8. Head injury care and evaluation
  9. Management of cardiovascular collapse and other forms of shock
  10. Identification of and management of fractures and dislocations
  11. Evaluation of the unconscious individual
  12. Management plan for Special Conditions


This syllabus is a representation of the requirements for successful completion of the course, containing the objectives, content, organization, and evaluation processes. It is the student’s responsibility to read, comprehend, and act on the syllabus’ objectives, content, and requirements. The faculty teaching this course reserves the right to reasonably alter the sequence of activities, assignment dates, and evaluation and assignment methods or styles. Every effort will be made to inform the class members in advance of such changes. Students are responsible for following the syllabus and any changes instituted by the faculty. Should there be any questions or need for reasonable interpretation of clarification of the syllabus, the student must contact the lead course instructor/syllabus author(s) to obtain answers to the above.

All opinions, viewpoints and recommendations contained in this presentation represent those of the author alone and do not represent the opinions, viewpoints or recommendations of any organization with which the author may be affiliated, including, without limitation, the USOC or/and the ACBSP.