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American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

AHA’s ACLS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.

This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

Course Content

  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Management of ACS and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

AHA’s ACLS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.

This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

Course Content

  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Management of ACS and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

AHA’s ACLS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.

This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

Course Content

  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Management of ACS and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

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.  It is for all levels of practitioners with a strong commitment to patient care, including 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. 

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 Commission on Accreditation for PreHospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) 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.  

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.  It is for all levels of practitioners with a strong commitment to patient care, including 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. 

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 Commission on Accreditation for PreHospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) 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.  

The AHA’s new BLS Course has been updated to include science and education from the 2015 Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. It teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on high-quality CPR and team dynamics.

In the Instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam.

The AHA’s new BLS Course has been updated to include science and education from the 2015 Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. It teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on high-quality CPR and team dynamics.

In the Instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam.

Course Description: The hybrid (online and live) EMS Instructor Course is an intense course designed as a self-study program to train the EMS provider as an effective educator.  Throughout the course, the participants will learn the skills necessary to prepare and present didactic and psychomotor educational activities up to their provider level.  This will be achieved through exploration into teaching philosophies, adult learner needs, and curriculum development and delivery.

Prerequisites:

  • Current Texas DSHS Certification of EMT-B or higher
  • Access to internet and email
  • Access to Microsoft Word, Google Docs, or any other online document program.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand how personal philosophies of education guide our actions and practices as educators.
  • Consider the legal, ethical, and moral context of EMS Education
  • Compare the different settings and types of EMS Education Programs.
  • Explain the qualities, competencies, roles, and responsibilities of EMS Educators.
  • Explore the different traits and needs of adult learners.
  • Discuss philosophies and domains of learning and how to use them in the classroom.
  • Create instructional objectives.
  • Explore student and program evaluation and remediation.
  • Identify classroom management techniques.
  • Create a lesson plan and develop instructional methods to deliver that lesson plan.
  • Present a lesson and accept evaluation critiques.
  • Develop and apply a psychomotor skill sheet

Course Meeting Dates:

  • Online Course Starts February 19th on Canvas (online platform) and Ends March 30th, 2017 with a live class
  • Attendance to one of the first two days (2/22 or 2/23) of class is mandatory
    • Time: 1 PM to 5 PM
  • Attendance to one of the last two days (3/29 or 3/30) of class is mandatory.
    • Time: 10 AM to 5 PM
  • Full Course Schedule

                                      

 

ITLS Provider Course Content

ITLS Provider includes 8 hours of classroom instruction, 8 hours of hands-on skills training, and testing for ITLS Basic or Advanced certification. Innovative skills stations let you practice the abilities appropriate for your level of certification.

With its comprehensive approach to core knowledge and skills, ITLS Provider is appropriate for all levels of EMS personnel—from EMT-Bs and first responders to advanced EMTs, paramedics, trauma nurses, and physicians.

Course length: 16 hours

Didactic:

Scene Size-up
Trauma Assessment and Management
Airway Management
Thoracic Trauma
Shock
Head Trauma
Spinal Trauma
Abdominal Trauma
Extremity Trauma
Burns
Pediatric Trauma
Geriatric Trauma
Trauma in Pregnancy
The Impaired Patient
Trauma Arrest
Standard Precautions

Skills Stations:

Assessment skills
Airway skills
Thoracic trauma skills
Vascular access skills
Spine management skills
Extremity trauma skills

Testing:

Written Exam
Practical Exam

ITLS Provider Recertification focuses on recertification of trauma assessment and management skills for the experienced provider who has already completed the Basic or Advanced Provider course.

Most ITLS Provider cards are issued for a 3-year certification period. To recertify, providers must successfully complete a 1-day Recertification course or the full 2-day Provider course. (Chapter and Training Centre requirements for these options may vary.)

Course Content

The 1-day Provider Recertification course covers the same skills stations and testing procedures as the 2-day Provider course.  Students are tested based on their skill level (Basic or Advanced) and will also take the ITLS Written Exam. An ITLS Advanced Provider or ITLS Basic Provider card will be issued upon successful completion of both the Written and Practical Exams.

Students are encouraged to review the ITLS Provider manual and study the Pre-Test in advance of the course to prepare for the Written Exam.

Course length: 8 hours

Skills Stations
Patient assessment and management
Basic and advanced airway management
Spine management:  Short SMR devices/Emergency rescue and rapid extrication
Spine management:  Helmet management/Log roll/Long backboard
Traction splints
Chest decompression/Fluid resuscitation

Testing
Written Exam
Practical Exam

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

The AHA’s PALS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. This classroom, Instructor-led course uses a series of videos and simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation, and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.


Features

  • Classroom-based courses work well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning
  • Course includes realistic, clinical scenarios that encourage active participation – delivered through actual pediatric patient videos and lifelike simulations
  • Course is comprehensive and includes our systematic approach to assess and treat pediatric patients in emergency situations
  • Course uses a hands-on class format to reinforce skills proficiency
  • Co-branded with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

The AHA’s PALS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. This classroom, Instructor-led course uses a series of videos and simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation, and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.


Features

  • Classroom-based courses work well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning
  • Course includes realistic, clinical scenarios that encourage active participation – delivered through actual pediatric patient videos and lifelike simulations
  • Course is comprehensive and includes our systematic approach to assess and treat pediatric patients in emergency situations
  • Course uses a hands-on class format to reinforce skills proficiency
  • Co-branded with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Pre-requisite:

  • CPR for the Healthcare Provider Certification
  • Paramedic Certification, RN or Physician
  • Background in Basic Dysthythmia Recognition
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

The AHA’s PALS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. This classroom, Instructor-led course uses a series of videos and simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation, and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.


Features

  • Classroom-based courses work well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning
  • Course includes realistic, clinical scenarios that encourage active participation – delivered through actual pediatric patient videos and lifelike simulations
  • Course is comprehensive and includes our systematic approach to assess and treat pediatric patients in emergency situations
  • Course uses a hands-on class format to reinforce skills proficiency
  • Co-branded with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

During the course of a year, almost 1 in every 4 Americans is injured and 1 in 20 become disabled to some degree. Trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 40. Because a majority of seriously injured patients arrive at small emergency departments, care provided in the pre-hospital environment is crucial. This course is available for EMS providers who require the skills of recognizing the mechanism of injury, assessment, performing critical interventions, and properly transporting the trauma patient. The primary purpose is to provide the student with the fundamental knowledge and experience necessary to identify conditions that require immediate transport, learn or review lifesaving techniques, and review the equipment necessary to care for the trauma patient. This is a two-day (16-hour) course.

 

School of EMS – North Texas

3410 Midcourt Rd

Carrollton, TX  75006

(972) 597-4877

 

School of EMS - South Dakota

Julie Swenson

3936 S. Western Ave.

Sioux Falls, SD  57105

(605) 322-2087

info@schoolofems.org