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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

You will have access to an ebook through the confirmation email. A paper book is not included. If you would like to purchase a paper your book, go to one of the following:

Cost

  • $150.00 for the card course
  • $50.00 for EMS CE Credit ONLY
  • Exempt from payment: UT Health East Texas EMS and Affiliated First Responders.\
  • Employers may chose to receive an invoice after the course

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.  

You will be provided with a paper book to borrow on the first day of class for the duration of the class. You can purchase your book online at:

Cost

  • $250.00 due for the card course
  • $100.00 due for EMS CE only
  • Exempt from payment: UT Health East Texas EMS and Affiliated First Responders.
  • Employers may chose to receive an invoice after the course

The Basic ECG Interpretation course will introduce you to the basics of cardiac anatomy and electrophysiology, monitor function and rhythm interpretation.  You will complete pre-course activities and will have instructor led classroom lecture, in-class activities and take home work.  Upon completion of the course, you will have the knowledge to interpret sinus, atrial, junctional, venticular rhythms and heart blocks.

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.

You will have access to an ebook through the confirmation email. A paper book is not included. If you would like to purchase a paper your book, go to one of the following:

  1. https://www.laerdal.com/us/item/15-1005
  2. https://worldpoint.com/acls-provider-manual.html
  3. https://shop.aha.channing-bete.com/onlinestore/storeitem.html?iid=183374&cid=135997

Cost

  • $50.00 due upon arrival at the course site.
  • Exempt from payment: UT Health East Texas EMS and Affiliated First Responders.
  • Employers may chose to receive an invoice after the course

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

Cost

  • $150.00 for the card course
  • $50.00 for EMS CE only
  • Exempt from payment: UT Health East Texas EMS and Affiliated First Responders.\
  • Employers may chose to receive an invoice after the course

The School of EMS has been involved in the education of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT's) for nearly 30 years.  We are proud to say that many of our graduates are successful EMT's, EMS and Fire Administrators, Nurses, Physicians Assistants, and Physicians today.  The EMS curriculum and environment is an ever changing field. The School of EMS has continued to be a leader in education and provide high functioning members of the profession.

 

The Online EMT training program is offered as a weekly module based course over 12 weeks and is NOT self paced.  It is of the utmost importance that the program be designed to prepare participants in providing basic life support skills and critical decision making decisions to patients in a pre-hospital environment.  Your success assures that the patients we serve will be well taken care of for years to come.  The course is complete with weekly discussions, in house created lectures, quiz assignments, homework assignments, testing, and proctored testing.  Skills training and evaluations will be done live at a regional site assigned to each course.  These regional sites are designed around the student population location and regional set-up.  Your text book and uniform shirt is included in the overall price of the program.

 

Participants will receive training in patient assessment, history and physical examination, medical emergency, trauma management, basic pharmacology, cardiology, obstetrical and gynecological emergencies and hazardous materials (Haz-Mat) management.(Approximately 180 didactic hours)

 

The EMT Program will also include the Amercian Heart Associations Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professionals (CPR) certification:

 

Additional experiences may be available to the student as well; including but not limited to:

  • Access to Air Medical Services
  • Access to Continuing Education via the CE Program
  • Access to Major Trauma Centers
  • Access to Pediatric Specialty Care Centers
  • International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)
  • Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

Paticipants will complete approximately 24 hours of clinical experience, as well as 24 - 48 hours of field internships with recognized Fire Department and Private EMS organizations.  The field internship experience will provide students the opprotunity to learn multiple operational disciplines and work within multiple team focused environments.

 

EMT's and Paramedics are also emerging as leaders in public education, health promotion, participation in injury and illness prevention programs and functioning as a facilitator of access to care.  Now is the time to make a difference!! 

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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)

Cost

  • $250.00 for the Card Course.
  • $100.00 for EMS CE Only
  • Exempt from payment: UT Health East Texas EMS and Affiliated First Responders.\
  • Employers may chose to receive an invoice after the course
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)

Cost

  • $150.00 for the Card Course.
  • $50.00 for EMS CE Only
  • Exempt from payment: UT Health East Texas EMS and Affiliated First Responders.\
  • Employers may chose to receive an invoice after the course

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