Courses offering Continuing Medical Education (CME) hours.

Audience

This course is for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics, as well as others who need an ACLS course completion card for job or other requirements.

Sign-Up and Payment

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Content / Modules

  • 1-Rescuer CPR and AED use
  • Science Overview (Update Course)
  • Team Dynamics
  • BLS and ACLS Surveys
  • Immediate Post-Cardiac Arrest Care
  • Airway Management/ Respiratory Arrest
  • Periarrest Rhythms (Tachycardia, Bradycardia)
  • Arrest Rhythms (VF, PVT, PEA, Asystole)
  • Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS)
  • Stroke
  • Megacode treatment

Course Materials

The ACLS Course requires the following materials:

  • ACLS Provider Textbook

The course cost does NOT include the textbook, it only covers the tuition for the onsite portion of the course. Students will need to order the textbook and complete the online pre-test, PRIOR to attending the course.

Textbook Information

The textbook may be purchased or rented from a variety of internet providers. The student is responsible to verify they have the correct edition. The following links are some potential sources for obtaining the textbook:

Amazon.com

Barnes and Noble

Laerdal.com

Features & Benefits

  • Emphasizes the importance of basic life support CPR to patient survival, the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions, and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation
  • Simulated clinical scenarios encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where students will practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as team leader.
  • Realistic simulations reinforce the following key concepts:
    • Proficiency in basic life support care
    • Recognizing and initiating early management of periarrest conditions
    • Managing cardiac arrest
    • Identifying and treating ischemic chest pain and acute coronary syndromes
    • Recognizing other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke) and providing initial care
    • ACLS algorithms
    • Effective resuscitation team dynamics

Length: 11.75 Hours

Continuing Education Accreditation - Emergency Medical Services

This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 12.00 Advanced CEHs, activity number 11-AMHA-F2-0119.

Tuition and Lab Fees

The tuition and lab fees are $150.

Textbook is not included in the tuition and lab fees.

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. 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 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.

Length: 16 Hours

Audience

PALS is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units, such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.

Sign-Up and Payment

To sign up and pay for this course, first create an account and login. Then, return to this page, and scroll to the bottom. You'll find the link to make payment. Once paid, you'll be automatically enrolled.

Content / Modules

  • 1-rescuer child CPR and AED use
  • and 2-rescuer infant CPR
  • Management of respiratory emergencies
  • Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
  • Vascular access
  • Resuscitation team concept
  • Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
  • Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment

Course Materials

The PALS Course requires the following materials:

  • PALS Provider Textbook

The course cost does NOT include the textbook, it only covers the tuition for the onsite portion of the course. Students will need to order the textbook and complete the online pre-test, PRIOR to attending the course.

Textbook Information

The textbook may be purchased or rented from a variety of internet providers. The student is responsible to verify they have the correct edition. The following links are some potential sources for obtaining the textbook:

Amazon.com

WorldPoint

Laerdal.com

Features & Benefits

  • Simulated pediatric emergencies teach and reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics.
  • Emphasizes the importance of basic life support CPR to patient survival, the integration of effective basic life support with pediatric life support interventions, and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation.

Length: 14.2 Hours

Continuing Education Accreditation - Emergency Medical Services

This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Board for Emergency Services (CECBEMS), for 14.50 Advanced CEHs, activity number 14-AMHA-F2-0239.

Tuition and Lab Fees

The tuition and lab fees are $150.

Textbook is not included in the tuition and lab fees.

Course Overview

PEPP represents a complete source of prehospital medical information for the emergency care of infants and children. Developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, PEPP is an exciting curriculum designed to teach prehospital professionals how to better assess and manage ill or injured children.

PEPP is a comprehensive, innovative, and highly visual course featuring case-based lectures, live-action video, hands-on skills stations, and small group scenarios.

The Advanced Life Support (ALS) course is geared toward the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) and Paramedic. Any health professional who is responsible for the emergency care of children may find this course beneficial.

Sign-Up and Payment

To sign up and pay for this course, first create an account and login. Then, return to this page, and scroll to the bottom. You'll find the link to make payment. Once paid, you'll be automatically enrolled.

Course Format

The hybrid course is a combination of online learning, followed by hands-on practice in the classroom. Instead of attending a 2-day traditional onsite course, students learn a portion of the course through self-directed online modules. After completing all of the online modules, students then attend a 1-day onsite course for completion of hands-on practice, as well as instructor interaction and the final examination.

The American Academy of Pediatric is approved by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS). Participants who successfully complete the PEPP Course are eligible to receive continuing education units (CEUs) through CECBEMS. The ALS Hybrid Course provides 12.5 hours.

Course Materials

The PEPP Course requires the following materials:

  • PEPP Textbook
  • Precourse Online Modules

The course cost does NOT include the textbook or online modules, it only covers the tuition for the onsite portion of the course. Students will need to order the online modules, and complete them, PRIOR to attending the course.

Textbook Information

Students may borrow the textbook from our library when they arrive for the onsite portion of the course.  Or, for students who prefer, the textbook may be purchased or rented from a variety of internet providers. The student is responsible to verify they have the correct edition. The following links are some potential sources for obtaining the textbook:

Amazon.com

Barnes and Noble

Walmart.com

Students Renting Textbooks

Students borrowing our textbooks (or renting), instead of buying one, will need to obtain a new access code from the textbook publisher in order to complete the online portion of the course. Make certain you purchase the correct access code, for the ALS Hybrid Course. [Here's a hint: You don't need a textbook to complete the online portion.]

Purchase access to the PEPP Precourse Modules - ALS Hybrid Course.

Course Schedule

ALS HYBRID COURSE
ALS Online Component
Pediatric Assessment 60 min
Respiratory Emergencies 45 min
Resuscitation and Dysrhythmias 30 min
Medical Emergencies 45 min
Trauma 45 min
Children in Disasters 30 min
Emergency Delivery and Newborn Resuscitation 45 min
Children with Special Health Care Needs 30 min
Child Maltreatment 30 min
6 hours of education
ALS Onsite Component
Welcome and Course Overview 15 min
Shock Lecture 30 min
Skills Orientation Video (ALS) 30 min
BREAK 15 min
Airway Skills Station 45 min
Vascular Access and Spinal Stabilization Skills Stations 45 min
LUNCH 60 min
Course Coordinator selects 2-3 cases from each grouping:
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies Cases
  • Children with Special Health Care Needs Cases
  • Trauma Cases
75 min
Resuscitation Skills Station 60 min
BREAK 15 min
Course Coordinator selects 2-3 cases from each grouping:
  • Child and Family Interaction Cases
  • Medical Emergencies Cases
  • Emergency Delivery and Newborn Resuscitation Cases
75 min
Exam 30 min
6.5 hours of education
8.25 hours with breaks
Total time for ALS Hybrid Course: 12.5 CEU Credits (CECBEMS approved)

Course Completion Requirements

The PEPP Course is a continuing education course that is designed to provide education; it does not certify or license participants. Participants who successfully complete the ALS PEPP Course may qualify to receive a PEPP Course Completion Certificate. To qualify to receive this certificate, the student must:

  • Participate in the complete course
  • Complete the precourse modules
  • Pass the final examination

All students must go online to redeem their access code. Students will participate in nine online modules; upon completion of the modules, they will print out their completion certificate, and bring it with them to the course.

How Students Get Their Certificates
1Students log-on to www.PEPPsite.com.
2Students enroll in a hybrid course taught by an approved Course Coordinator. NOTE: Enrollment in a course requires a valid email address.
3Students locate the access code inside the front cover of the PEPP textbook. The access code card contains instructions for redeeming the unique code.
Hybrid students
  • Participate in 9 online modules
  • Print-out completion certificate and bring it to the onsite course
4 Course Completion Certificates are sent via email after students have successfully met all course requirements. Each student must provide a valid email address when enrolling in a PEPP Course to receive a Course Completion Certificate.

Tuition and Lab Fees

The tuition and lab fees are $75.

The textbook and course access code are not included in the tuition and lab fees.

NAEMT's Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care. The mission of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care through global education.  PHTLS is developed by NAEMT in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma. The Committee provides the medical direction and content oversight for the PHTLS program. 

PHTLS courses improve the quality of trauma care in your area and decrease mortality. The program is based on a prehospital trauma care philosophy, stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. This may require an approach to the trauma patient that varies from traditional treatment modalities. PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care. It is based on the belief that, given a good fund of knowledge and key principles, EMS practitioners are capable of making reasoned decisions regarding patient care. The PHTLS course is continuously updated and revised to keep up with the advances in the field, ATLS Guidelines and feedback from PHTLS participants.

Although PHTLS originated in the United States, it has evolved and now serves as an international education program available to EMS providers in 47 countries.