ANT CPG Transition Course

Welcome to the ANT CPG Transition Course!  The HPCSA released the new Clinical Practice Guidelines in 2018 and you have taken the first step in aligning yourself with the new guidelines.  Please work through all the modules thoroughly before challenging the module examination.  You need 80% for each module examination to proceed to the next module.  Each module has learning units.  For any enquiries on the content, please e-mail education@phec.co.za

As a ANT practitioner you gained new skills.  The skills you gained will be illustrated in video format, you may watch the videos repeatedly.  The content are downloadable and still remain property of Pre-Hospital Emergency Care, please use the content for personal use only.

Enjoy the course and good luck!

MODULE 1 – OXYGEN AND VENTILATION

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MODULE 1 – OXYGEN AND VENTILATION

Welcome to the Advanced Life Support (ANT) CPG Transition Course! The HPCSA released the new Clinical Practice Guidelines in 2018 and you have taken the first step in aligning yourself with the new guidelines. Please work through all the modules thoroughly before challenging the module examination. You need 80% for each module examination to proceed to the next module. Each module has learning units. For any enquiries on the content, please e-mail education@phec.co.za

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Revision of Oxygenation and Ventilation
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Use of Non-Invasive ventilation, Oxygen Driven without Mechanical Ventilator
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Use of Non-Invasive ventilation, with Mechanical Ventilator
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MODULE SUMMARY – OXYGEN AND VENTILATION
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ANT Module 1 Examination
53 questions

MODULE 2 – CIRCULATORY MANAGEMENT

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MODULE 2 – CIRCULATORY MANAGEMENT (ANT)

Welcome to Module 2 and congratulations on passing Module 1. Trauma management forms a big part in this module and we recommend that you do some other bleeding control and trauma management courses available for pre-hospital providers. Bleeding control is a basic skill, but in some situations it may be a very difficult task. As an ANT Practitioner, you may be familiar with most of the content in this module, but pay close attention to the content and feel free to share your thoughts at education@phec.co.za. We will illustrate the Umbilical Vein Cannulation both in this Module and in Module 3. You need 80% for the module examination to proceed to the next module. 

 

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Control external haemorrhage with topical haemostatic agents
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Control external haemorrhage with the safe use of a tourniquet
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Precordial Thump and its place during resuscitation
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Use of the Non-Pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment (NASG)
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MODULE SUMMARY – CIRCULATORY MANAGEMENT (ANT)
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ANT Module 2 Examination
18 questions

MODULE 3 – OBSTETRIC MANAGEMENT

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MODULE 3 – OBSTETRIC MANAGEMENT (ANT)
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Recognition and Management Obstetric of Emergencies
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Neonatal Resuscitation
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Umbilical Vein Catheterisation
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Safe use of an Incubator and thermal control
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MODULE SUMMARY – OBSTETRIC MANAGEMENT (ANT)
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ANT Module 3 Examination
38 questions

Please do the following examination to the best of your knowledge. You need 80% to pass the Module Examination. After completing this examination, you will proceed to Module 4 – Ultrasound.

MODULE 4 – ULTRASOUND

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MODULE 4 – ULTRASOUND (ANT)

In this module we have set up the content in such a way to allow you to understand the basic components of an ultrasound device, how it works and the uses that you will have for it in the pre-hospital environment. We highly recommend that you enroll for a focused ultrasound course. 

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Introduction to the use of Ultrasound as a diagnostic device in the pre-hospital setting

In this Learning Unit you are introduced to the use of an ultrasound device and basic terminology. Read through the material in this Learning Unit.

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Basic instrumentation of diagnostic ultrasound machine

In this Learning Unit we will focus on the different probes. Read through the material in this Learning Unit.

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Basic harmonics

In this Learning Unit we will learn about harmonic imaging as a technique that employs the resonance characteristics of tissue. Read through the material in this Learning Unit.

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Ultra sonographic orientations as seen on monitor

Now that we covered some of the previous learning Units, we will focus on different views when using ultrasound. Read through the material and watch the video in this Learning Unit.

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Distinguishing between continuous waves and pulse waves

When using ultrasound, it is important for you to distinguish between different waves and areas of view. In this Learning we will focus on continuous and pulse waves. Read through the material in this Learning Unit.

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Identification of certain pathologies using Ultrasound as per scope of practice CPG 2018

In this Learning Unit we will simply highlight the use of ultrasound in the pre-hospital context as released in the new CPGs by the HPCSA. Read through the material in this Learning Unit.

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MODULE SUMMARY – ULTRASOUND

Now that we went through the 6 learning units of this module, here is a summary of what we have covered. Go through the content and make sure you are ready to challenge the module examination.

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ANT Module 4 Examination
19 questions

Please do the following examination to the best of your knowledge. You need 80% to pass the Module Examination. After completing this examination, you will proceed to Module 5 – General Diagnostic Practices. Good Luck!

MODULE 5 – GENERAL DIAGNOSTIC PRACTICES

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MODULE 5 – GENERAL DIAGNOSTIC PRACTICES (ANT)

In this module we will be look at General Diagnostic Practices as per the Advanced Life Support scope of practice. With Point of Care sampling probably the most exciting section of this module, we will be looking at peak flow measurement devices and urinary catheterization which relates to Module 1 and Module 3 of this online course.

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Urinary catheterisation for male and female patients

In Module 3 we looked at specific obstetrical emergencies where urinary catheterization may be used in the female patient. Watch the video on the insertion of a urinary catheter on both the male and female patient. Read through the material.

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Point of Care Blood sampling

Point of Care blood sampling is a method of collecting clinical information from your patient on the bedside. With the evolving technology and different tests that can be performed in the pre-hospital environment with portable diagnostic devices, focus on the content prepare in this Learning Unit. Read through the material and watch the video in this Learning Unit.

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Use of peak flow measurement devices

In this Learning Unit we will be looking at a new diagnostic capability to your scope of practice. The use of peak-flow measurement devices has become a standard integration of patient assessment and can be a valuable tool in patient assessment. Read through the material in this Learning Unit and watch the videos.

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MODULE SUMMARY – GENERAL DIAGNOSTIC PRACTICES

Now that we went through the 3 learning units of this module, here is a summary of what we have covered. Go through the content and make sure you are ready to challenge the module examination.

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ANT Module 5 Examination
15 questions

Please do the following examination to the best of your knowledge. You need 80% to pass the Module Examination. After completing this examination, you will proceed to Module 6 – Pharmacology. Good Luck!

MODULE 6 – PHARMACOLOGY

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MODULE 6 – PHARMACOLOGY (ANT)

In this module we will be look at the newly suggested Pharmacology on the Advanced Life Support (ANT) scope of practice.

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Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics and the Routes of administration can be done separately

In this Learning Units we will focus on the application of the newly added pharmaceutical agents to the ANT scope of practice.   Read through the material in this Learning Unit.

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MODULE SUMMARY – PHARMACOLOGY

Now that we went through the learning units of this module, here is a summary of what we have covered. Go through the content and make sure you are ready to challenge the module examination.

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ANT Module 6 Examination
34 questions

Please do the following examination to the best of your knowledge. You need 80% to pass the Module Examination. After completing this examination, you will proceed to Module 7 – Skeletal Trauma Management. Good Luck!

MODULE 7 – SKELETAL TRAUMA MANAGEMENT

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MODULE 7 – SKELETAL TRAUMA MANAGEMENT (ANT)

In this module we will focus on Skeletal Trauma Management as per the recommendations in the new CPG. 

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Spinal Motion Restriction practices

In this Learning Unit we will be discussing the concept of Spinal Motion Restriction. A concept which is not as well understood and adopted in the South African context. We will be looking at the different methods of Spinal Motion Restriction and when it needs to be applied. Read through the material in this Learning Unit and watch the videos.

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Clinical C-Spine Clearance tools

Learning Unit 2 will cover the C-Spine Clearance guidelines which is a new capability to the ANA scope of practice. As an ANT practitioner, you will have to coach the ANA practitioners on the performance of this vital skill. You will identify candidates for C-Spine Clearance and those who require Spinal Motion Restriction. Read through the content and what the video.

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Pelvic splinting techniques and equipment

Learning Unit 3 will cover the use of commercial pelvic binding devices. As an ANT provider you will play an important role in the identification of pelvic injuries, and the management and stabilization of a pelvic injury as part of a team. Read through the material in this Learning Unit and watch the video.

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Monitoring and Documentation

Different methods and equipment are being utilized for spinal motion restriction, however when using a hard backboard or scoop stretcher, you need to document specific aspects of this utilization. In this Learning Unit we will be looking at this briefly. Read through the material in this Learning Unit.

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MODULE SUMMARY – SKELETAL TRAUMA MANAGEMENT

http://phec.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Skeletal-Trauma-Managment-HPCSA-CPG-Reference.pdf

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ANT Module 7 Examination
15 questions

Please do the following examination to the best of your knowledge. You need 80% to pass the Module Examination. After completing this examination, you will proceed to Module 8 – Ethics. Good Luck!

MODULE 8 - ETHICS

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MODULE 8 – ETHICS (ANT)
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Ethical principles in Pre-hospital Emergency Care

In this Learning Unit we will just revise the core definitions of ethics and professional practice. Read through the material in this Learning Unit and watch the external video by scanning the barcode.

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Ethical principles and the Law

In this Learning Unit we will revise ‘Booklet 1’ and its content from the HPCSA. Read through the material in this Learning Unit.

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Consent

In this Learning Unit we will revise the aspects of consent and various types consent. Read through the material in this Learning Unit.

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Ethical reasoning

In this Learning Unit we will look at the Ethical Reasoning process and see how we can apply it to any ethical dilemmas or scenarios we might encounter in practice. Read through the material in this Learning Unit.

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Legislation applicable to Emergency Medical Car

In this Learning Unit we will look at various legislation that are applicable to the EMS. Read through the material in this Learning Unit.

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MODULE SUMMARY – ETHICS

Now that we went through the learning units of this module, go through the PowerPoint Summary and ensure that you are ready for your ethics examination where you have to apply your knowledge of Ethical Reasoning. 

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ANT Module 8 Examination

ANT Module 7 Examination - Ethics

FINAL ANT EXAM

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ANT FINAL EXAM
95 questions

IMPORTANT INFO NEEDED BEFORE YOU FINISH YOUR ONLINE COURSE

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Please fill in the following form:
Yes, provided that you have successfully completed an accredited CPG Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity.
Registered persons are encouraged to undergo CPG CPD activities related to these medications. However, until approval by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) approval, these may not be used in clinical practice yet. Registered persons will be notified when approval has been obtained. The finally approved SAHPRA list may appear different to the current list.
It is possible that at the time of the offering of your specific qualification, this teaching/training of that skill/medication may not have formed part of that curriculum/course (subsequently added to the scope of practice without additional training). Therefore, to ensure patient safety, these skills/medications require CPG CPD related activities. In addition, the context of the skill and medication that previously was on the scope of practice may have changed.
Permission and consultation with the transferring healthcare provider must be sought. Where additional interventions (commencement) or alterations of in-situ medications and equipment/devices (which are not in the scope of practice) are likely, this transfer should be undertaken by a registered Emergency Care Provider with a relevant skill set. Where no considerable alterations/amendments to the medications or equipment/devices are necessary, this transfer may be undertaken (this is strictly applicable to an interfacility transfer context). Registered persons undertaking these transfers must be prepared to act in the case of acute deterioration.
Yes, this is the first guide of its kind in the South African emergency care context, and updates and amendments will follow. And PHEC is committed to offer the transitioning platform to all registered practitioners.
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Duration: This course will take you 40 hours to complete online.
Lectures: 48