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ACLS for EMT-Basic 

Course Description

EMTs are trained professionals that can find themselves in critical situations that require advanced cardiac life support (ACLS). Although EMTs are not trained to provide advanced-level skills, there is much they can do to improve the quality of management and the patient's chance for survival. This class familiarizes the student with cardiac emergencies and the skills used to manage them.

  • 8 hour course
  • Books available for purchase for an additional fee
  • Must be a current EMT Provider

ACLS for EMT covers:

  • CPR and ECC Guidelines
  • BLS and ALS team approach
  • Prevention of sudden cardiac arrest
  • Airway evaluation and control
  • ECG rhythm analysis
  • Electrical interventions
  • Cardiac pharmacology
  • Challenging resuscitation situations
  • Legal and ethical considerations

Advanced Medical Life Support 

Course Description

NAEMT’s Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) course is the first EMS education program that fully addresses how to best assess and manage the most common medical crises in patients, offering a "think outside the box" methodology.

AMLS is the most comprehensive EMS continuing education course addressing the assessment and management of patients. It is for all levels of practitioners with a strong commitment to patient care, including first responders, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse anesthetists and physicians.

The course emphasizes the use of scene size-up, history, interactive group discussion on potential treatment strategies, and physical exam to systematically rule out and consider possibilities and probabilities in treating patients’ medical crises. The course offers an initial assessment-based approach that progresses to a diagnostic-based approach to quickly develop the best treatment plan. 

When given a case presentation, students who take AMLS will learn to:

  • Identify and manage life-threatening presentations for a variety of medical emergencies, while considering comprehensive patient history, focused physical exam, and diagnostic findings.
  • Demonstrate with proficiency the application of the AMLS Assessment Pathway to determine appropriate differential diagnoses and management strategies.
  • Compare and contrast the concepts of clinical decision-making, pattern recognition, and clinical reasoning used in the determination of differential diagnoses.

AMLS is a sixteen-hour, two-day program that consists of interactive lectures, teaching and evaluation stations. The interactive/case based lectures include the following topics: Altered mental status and neurologic disorders, Respiratory dysfunction, Shock, Chest discomfort, Endocrine, metabolic and environmental disorders, Abdominal discomfort, Infectious disease, and Toxicologic emergencies, hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction. Teaching stations follow the associated lectures each day. 

AMLS is endorsed by the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP). It is accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS) and is recognized by the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT). Students who successfully complete the AMLS course will receive a certificate of completion that is valid for four years.  

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EPC – Emergency Pediatric Care

Course Description

NAEMT's Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC) course focuses on the care of sick and injured children, addressing a full spectrum of emergency illnesses, injuries and scenarios that an EMS practitioner might encounter. EPC is different from any other EMS continuing education course in that it provides an in-depth understanding of the pathophysiology of the most common pediatric emergency issues, and stresses critical thinking skills to help practitioners make the best decisions for their patients.  

EPC provides a unique approach to pediatric emergency care, using the Pediatric Assessment Triangle (PAT) to help determine "How sick? How quick?" The course helps EMS practitioners rapidly and accurately assess pediatric patients to determine which situations may be life threatening and require immediate intervention, while also addressing more common but less serious complaints. In addition to providing current knowledge and training in proper treatment modalities, the course incorporates family centered care throughout all scenarios.  

Students who take EPC will learn to: 

  • Explain the anatomical, physiological and developmental differences in children and how they affect the child’s responses to illness and injury.
  • Describe how the Pediatric Assessment Triangle can act as a critical tool to guide the approach to and evolution of pediatric assessment and treatment.
  • Discuss the assessment and management of newborns, infants and children suffering from: airway and breathing problems, hypoperfusion and shock, trauma, common medical problems, cardiac disease, special medical needs or child abuse and neglect.
  • Describe the principles of family centered care and how they can be applied to benefit children, their families and the medical providers caring for them.

Training encompasses lectures, hands-on skills practice and small group critical thinking discussions. EPC is for all emergency medical technicians and paramedics committed to providing quality care for pediatric patients.

EPC lectures and interactive sessions address the following topics: Understanding kids, Airway, breathing and oxygenation, Cardiac emergencies, Child abuse and neglect, Common medical emergencies, The importance of family, Hypoperfusion and shock, Newborn resuscitation, Pediatric trauma and Special health care needs. 

Flexible course formats offered to fit the continuing education needs of all EMS practitioners include a traditional two-day face-to-face Provider Course, an accelerated two-day Provider-Instructor Course, and a Hybrid Course that combines seven hours of online training followed by one day of on-site interactive stations. This modular course format can fulfill the pediatric clinical and educational needs of an EMS agency while minimizing budgetary and logistical impacts. 

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Geriatric Education for EMS (GEMS)

Course Description  

Addresses all of the special needs of the older population, including the geriatric objectives as identified in the EMT, Advanced EMT, and Paramedic National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) National Standard Curricula. GEMS represents the most credible and complete source of rehospital medical information for older adults.

Target audience: Emergency Medical Responders, EMTs, Paramedics, and any other emergency care provider.

Basic Life Support Providers

  •  8 hour course
  •  Certification
  •  Must be a current EMS Provider
  •  Provider manual available for an additional fee
  •  Cost varies

Advanced Life Support Providers

  •  12 hour course
  •  Certification
  •  Must be a current EMS Provider
  •  Provider Manual available for an additional fee
  •  Cost: varies

Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals PEPP

Course Description  
Pediatric Education For Prehospital Professionals (PEPP) is also known as Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMS-C). This course is designed to prepare prehospital providers in assessment and stabilization of pediatric medical and trauma emergencies.

Basic Life Support Providers

  •  8 hour course
  •  Certification card valid for 2 years

Advanced Life Support Providers

  •  16 hour course
  •  Certification card valid for 2 years

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