Advanced Medical Emergencies

Rambam's course on Advanced Medical Emergencies covers the most common medical emergencies and how to handle them. Topics include:

Cardiac Emergencies

  • ECG Interpregation
    • Cardiac conduction, vectors, and waves
    • Rate and rhythm disturbances
    • Wave morphology disturbances
    • Accessory pathways and bundle branch blocks
    • Other aberrations of the ECG
  • Basic Cardiac Pharmacology
    • Receptors and pharmacodynamics
    • Epinephrine and beta-agonists
    • Atropine and related compounds
    • Adenosine
    • Anti-dysrhythmics
    • Beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, etc.
    • Electrolytes
  • Approach to Tachydysrhythmias
    • Supraventricular vs. ventricular origin
    • Electrocardiogram (ECG) and pharmacology review
    • ACLS algorithms (theory)
    • Megacode 1: Unstable SVT
    • Megacode 2: Unstable AF
    • Megacode 3: Unstable VT
  • Approach to Bradydysrhythmias and Conduction Disorders
    • Physiology: blocks and escape rhythms
    • ECG and pharmacology review
    • ACLS algorhythms (theory)
    • Megacode 1: Sinus bradycardia
    • Megacode 2: 2ºnd Degree AV block
    • Megacode 3: Complete (3ºd degree) AV block
  • Approach to Ventricular Fibrillation and Pulseless Rhythms (VT and PEA) -- Post-resuscitation Care
    • ECG and pharmacology review
    • ACLS algorhythms (theory)
    • Megacode 1: Post-VF ROSC
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Pathophysiology: MI, Unstable Angina
    • ECG and pharmacology review
    • ACLS algorhythms (theory)
    • Megacode 1: Ant. wall STEMI
    • Megacode 2: Unstable Angina
    • Megacode 3: Inferior Wall NSTEMI
  • Heart Failure and Cardiogenic Shock
    • Pathophysiology
    • ECG and pharmacology review
    • ACLS algorhythms (theory)
    • Megacode 1: Exacerbation of CHF
  • Pulseless Rhythms
    • ECG and pharmacology review
    • ACLS algorhythms (theory)
    • Megacode 1: Pulseless VT
    • Megacode 2: PEA

Pulmonary Disorders and Airway Management

  • Airway Management
    • Anatomy
    • Oxygen supplementation
    • Practice 1: Bag-valve-mask ventilation
    • Practice 2: Oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal airways
    • Practice 3: Laryngeal mask airway
    • Practice 4: Endotracheal intubation
    • Practice 5: Surgical airways: Cricothyroidotomy
  • Blood Gas Analysis
    • Physiological parameters
    • Normogram interpretation
  • Respiratory Distress
    • Causes and management
    • Megacode 1: Respiratory distress/pneumonia
    • Megacode 2: COPD exacerbation
    • Megacode 3: Acute asthma
  • COPD Exacerbation
  • Acute Asthma

Other Medical Emergencies

  • Acute Stroke
    • Embolic vs. haemorrhagic
    • BLS and acute management
    • Thrombolytic therapy / Thrombectomy
  • Anaphylaxis
    • Causes
    • Pathophysiology and pharmacology
    • BLS and acute management
    • Airway management
    • Shock management
    • Megacode 1: Anaphylactic shock
  • Sepsis
    • Causes
    • Pathophysiology and pharmacology
    • Acute management
    • Shock management
    • Megacode 1: Septic shock
  • Environmental Exposure
    • Hypothermia and cold injury
    • Hyperthermia
    • Megacode 1: Post-marathon hyperthermia
  • Endocrine Emergencies
    • Diabetic ketoacidosis
    • Hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar syndrome
    • Megacode 1: Diabetic ketoacidosis
    • Megacode 2: HHS

Principles of Triage


Advanced Medical Training Programs: Details

What to Expect

> All attendees receive a certificate at the end of the course,
     including the number of hours of training provided
> If taken for observations of patients, you will be accompanied
    by an attending physician, fellow, resident, healthcare staff,
    or supervisor at all times.
> You will not be able to perform or be involved in any direct patient
    care or research.
> You will not have access to patient records or have email privileges.

NOTE: Participation in an international advanced medical training program at Rambam does not have any bearing on pending or future residency or fellowship applications. Furthermore, Rambam Health Care Campus Health is unable to provide any recommendation letters regarding your participation in a medical training course.


Medical Training Courses typically range from 3 days to 2 weeks.


Education: Completion of the appropriate degree and a license to practice the related medical profession in your own country. Examples: M.D., license to practice medicine; R.N., license to practice nursing; etc.
Spoken and Written English Proficiency:  To provide you with a productive educational and learning experience, you must be proficient in spoken and written English. Of course, knowlege of Hebrew is helpful as well.

Required Documentation

> Copy of passport
> CV
> Personal statement/letter of intent
> Certified English translation of your medical school diploma
> Certified English translation of your medical license
> Proof of no criminal record (usually issued by a governmental body
    in your country)
> Full vaccination documentation

Sample Daily Agenda

07:30-08:30 - Morning departmental meeting

08:30-10:00 - Doctor's rounds (where applicable, otherwise, frontal classroom lectures)

10:00-13:00 - Attend lectures and/or participate in clinics with departmental
   directors or senior physician | rounds with senior
   physician | individual collaborative work with
   department physicians

13:00-14:00 - Lunch/Break
14:00-15:30 - Continue as from 10:00-13:00

After 15:30 - Day Summary | Departmental Lecutres |

Contact Us

Contact us for an estimate to a attend one of our medical training courses.

A number of different courses are available. All courses can be customized for your group's specific needs. When writing to us, please advise the following information:

Desired medical training course
Number of people participating
Desired time period for the course if
    more or less than listed in the course description
Special requests

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