EMT Academy

Class Schedule

When choosing classes, please read all of the options and information.

If you are signing up for all of the NCCR classes but are mixing dates, contact the academy prior to signing up, so that you do not need to enter your credit card multiple times.

Heartsaver® First Aid is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies.

This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.

Features

  • Video-based course ensures consistency
  • Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Student manual comes with a new Heartsaver First Aid Quick Reference Guide that summarizes first aid actions for many injuries and illnesses
  • Course is updated with the new science

This 4 hour instructor led course is a requirment of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services for any EMT, EMTI, AEMT, or Paramedic who will be working on an ambulance in a mixed configuration and providing advanced level care. This course provides the student with an overview of the regulations related to ALS and BLS interface as well as the do's and dont's of care while working in a mixed configuration. This 4 hour session will include lecture as well as lab practicals related to Advanced level care and assistance in providing that care.

Course Description

This course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator and relief of choking. This course is video based with instructor-led discussion and simulation. Students participate in practice and complete various skills and learning stations. Ideal for learners who prefer group interaction and feedback from an instructor while learning.

Audience

For healthcare providers – for example, EMS personnel, physician assistants, physicians, dentists, nurses, respiratory therapists and others who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course.

Course Description

This course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator and relief of choking. A student CD, included with the text, contains supplemental information for interested students on topics such as stroke, cardiac arrest and special resuscitation situations. This course is video based with instructor-led discussion and simulation. Students participate in practice and complete various skills and learning stations. Ideal for learners who prefer group interaction and feedback from an instructor while learning.

Audience

For healthcare providers – for example, EMS personnel, physician assistants, physicians, dentists, nurses, respiratory therapists and others who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course.

Course Description

This course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator and relief of choking. A student CD, included with the text, contains supplemental information for interested students on topics such as stroke, cardiac arrest and special resuscitation situations. This course is video based with instructor-led discussion and simulation. Students participate in practice and complete various skills and learning stations. Ideal for learners who prefer group interaction and feedback from an instructor while learning.

Audience

For healthcare providers – for example, EMS personnel, physician assistants, physicians, dentists, nurses, respiratory therapists and others who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course.

Audience

For healthcare providers – for example, EMS personnel, physician assistants, physicians, dentists, nurses, respiratory therapists and others who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course.

Course Description

This course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator and relief of choking. This course is video based with instructor-led discussion and simulation. Students participate in practice and complete various skills and learning stations. Ideal for learners who prefer group interaction and feedback from an instructor while learning.

  • Key changes in basic life support, reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
  • The American Heart Association Chain of Survival
  • 1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
  • 2-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
  • Differences between adult, child and infant rescue techniques
  • Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant
  • Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant
  • Relief of choking for adult, child and infant
  • CPR with an advanced airway*

* This is an introduction to the compression/ventilation rate and ratio for a patient who has an advanced airway in place. For more information on advanced airways, please refer to the Airway Management Course.

 

 

THIS CLASS IS FULL (Please apply for our next class begining January 3, 2017)

 

EMT Academy’s EMT day course is a 20 week accelerated program that is held on Tuesday and Thursday's from 8 am to noon and one Saturday per month from 8 am to 5 pm. The class covers the National Emergecny Medical Services Education Standards over 40 chapters and prepares the student for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians practical and cognitive testing. Upon completion of our course and successful certification with the NREMT, students will be able to apply for Massachusetts state EMT certification. 

Please complete the registration and one of our enrollment councelors will contact you. Course cost is $1300.00 paid after acceptance to the course.

This is an information request submission only. Inquiring students are not enrolled into an EMT course with this form submission. Additional requirements must be completed to be considered for enrollment.

THIS CLASS IS FULL (Please apply for our next class begining January 3, 2017)

EMT Academy’s EMT Evening course is a 20 week accelerated program that is held on Tuesday and Thursday's from 6 pm to 10 pm and one Saturday per month from 8 am to 5 pm. The class covers the National Emergecny Medical Services Education Standards over 40 chapters and prepares the student for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians practical and cognitive testing. Upon completion of our course and successful certification with the NREMT, students will be able to apply for Massachusetts state EMT certification. 

Please complete the registration and one of our enrollment councelors will contact you. Course cost is $1300.00 paid after acceptance to the course.

This is an information request submission only. Inquiring students are not enrolled into an EMT course with this form submission. Additional requirements must be completed to be considered for enrollment.

HeartCode® ACLS Part 1 is a Web-based, self-paced instructional program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to real-time decision making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning. After completing the cognitive portion of the course, students practice and test their skills with an AHA Instructor or on a voice-assisted manikin (VAM) system. Upon successful completion of the cognitive and skills tests, students receive a course completion card.

This program presents 10 interactive, adult, in-hospital cases to teach the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support treatment algorithms.

Unprepared or inexperienced students may require additional time to complete HeartCode ACLS Part 1. To be successful in any ACLS course, students should be able to identify ECG rhythms and should know pharmacology specific to cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies before beginning the course. It is strongly recommended that students review the ACLS course materials contained within the program and complete the Precourse Self-Assessment prior to attempting the patient cases.

HeartCode® ACLS Parts 2 & 3 

Is an in person follow up class that needs to be taken after completion of HeartCode® ACLS Part 1 . This 1 to 1.5 hour class must be taken within 60 days of completion of the HeartCode® ACLS Part 1. Students should plan on working with other individuals that are completeing parts 2 and 3. Evaluation of BLS high quality CPR, Airway Management, Practice of ACLS algorythms, as well as Mega Code testing using simulation will be completed during this in person part of your ACLS course. 

Students purchasing HeartCode® ACLS Part 1 will recieve 25% of HeartCode® ACLS Part 2 & 3. A promo code will be in the confirmation email after the purchase of this course.

Please Note, student must present a certificate of completion from part 1 in order to be allowed to complete HeartCode® ACLS Part 2 & 3.

HeartCode® ACLS Part 2 & 3 

Is an in person follow up class that needs to be taken after completion of HeartCode® ACLS Part 1 . This 1 to 1.5 hour class must be taken within 60 days of completion of the HeartCode® ACLS Part 1. Students should plan on working with other individuals that are completeing parts 2 and 3. Evaluation of BLS high quality CPR, Airway Management, Practice of ACLS algorythms, as well as Mega Code testing using simulation will be completed during this in person part of your ACLS course. 

Students purchasing HeartCode® ACLS Part 1 will recieve 25% of HeartCode® ACLS Part 2 & 3. A promo code will be in the confirmation email after the purchase of this course.

Please Note, student must present a certificate of completion from part 1 in order to be allowed to complete HeartCode® ACLS Part 2 & 3.

This program is for healthcare professionals seeking an alternative (non-classroom) method for completing an initial or renewal BLS for Healthcare Providers Course. Part 1 can be completed in approximately 1 to 2 hours; time to complete a skills practice and testing session (Parts 2 and 3) varies.

  • 14 BLS video lessons and two video tutorials
  • Updated science-based content
  • Interactive adult, child and infant cases presented through eSimulation technology
  • Debriefing and corrective actions provided after each simulation case
  • Access to course for 2 years following activation of course key
  • Access to BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual and 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Printable BLS for Healthcare Providers Pocket Reference Card

HeartCode® PALS Part 1 is a web-based, self-directed program that teaches healthcare providers knowledge and skills needed to recognize and prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children.

This program uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning about pediatric advanced life support.

HeartCode PALS Part 1 is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. This includes 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 and are seeking an alternative (non-classroom) method for completing an initial or update PALS course.

Features

  • Web-based, self-paced eSimulation instructional program for PALS cognitive training
  • Students apply knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development
  • Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning
  • Access to the PALS Provider Manual, the 2010 Handbook of ECC and 2010 AHAGuidelines for CPR & ECC  
  • Access to all information in course for two years following activation of course key

HeartCode® PALS Part 1 is a web-based, self-directed program that teaches healthcare providers knowledge and skills needed to recognize and prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children.

This program uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning about pediatric advanced life support.

HeartCode PALS Part 1 is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. This includes 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 and are seeking an alternative (non-classroom) method for completing an initial or update PALS course.

Features

  • Web-based, self-paced eSimulation instructional program for PALS cognitive training
  • Students apply knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development
  • Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning
  • Access to the PALS Provider Manual, the 2010 Handbook of ECC and 2010 AHAGuidelines for CPR & ECC  
  • Access to all information in course for two years following activation of course key

This program is for healthcare professionals seeking an alternative (non-classroom) method for completing an initial or renewal BLS for Healthcare Providers Course. Part 1 can be completed in approximately 1 to 2 hours; time to complete a skills practice and testing session (Parts 2 and 3) varies.

  • 14 BLS video lessons and two video tutorials
  • Updated science-based content
  • Interactive adult, child and infant cases presented through eSimulation technology
  • Debriefing and corrective actions provided after each simulation case
  • Access to course for 2 years following activation of course key
  • Access to BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual and 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Printable BLS for Healthcare Providers Pocket Reference Card

Heartsaver® Bloodborne Pathogens

The Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens course is designed to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for bloodborne pathogens training when paired with site-specific instruction.

Heartsaver® Bloodborne Pathogens uses the PACT acronym and slogan to help students learn and retain what to do when there is danger of or has been exposure to bloodborne pathogens in the workplace:

  • Protect yourself from exposure
  • Act when exposed
  • Clean yourself and the area involved
  • Tell or report any exposure

Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens is intended for workers in the commercial market who must receive training per OSHA Standard 1910.1030, and those who work in:

  • child care
  • schools
  • maintenance
  • security
  • state corrections facilities
  • tattoo design
  • industry and manufacturing
  • Fortune 1500 companies
  • occupational health
  • property management
  • hospitality
  • health and fitness

M&M Rounds allow the service medical director or its designee to provide feedback on patient care and documentation. Attendance of M&M Rounds (Chart Review) is mandatory for all EMS personnel working under a medical director and is outlined in the service/director affiliation agreements. During rounds, the medical director will point out calls done well and calls that could use improvement. These are great opportunities to discuss process and procedure as well as helping to keep current on Statewide Treatment Protocols.

Contact EMT Academy for M&M schedule @ 413-734-9119

AUDIENCE

     EMT, AEMT

NCCR TOPICS

     Special Healthcare Needs

     At-Risk Populations

     OB Emergencies

     Psychiatric Emergencies

DESCRIPTION

Module #5 – Medical One is a 4 hour instructor led lecture, discussion, and practical experience which will allow the student to be able to:

  • Identify and describe common special needs patients seen in EMS
  • Describe the involvement of caregivers in emergency care of the special needs patient
  • Describe the difference in patient assessment when dealing with a special needs patient
  • Recognize the unique characteristics of at‐risk populations
  • Recall the appropriate actions of EMTs in the presence of at‐risk patients
  • Recognition of circumstances that may indicate abuse
    • Domestic abuse
    • Human trafficking
    • Non‐accidental trauma
  • Recall appropriate actions of EMTs in the presence of abused patients
  • Understand abnormal presentations present during childbirth
  • Discuss the actions the EMT would take when managing a patient with an abnormal presentation during delivery
  • Describe a nuchal cord presentation
  • Discuss the actions the EMT should take when a nuchal cord is present during delivery
  • Recognize the need for neonatal resuscitation during delivery
  • Discuss the management principles of neonatal resuscitation
  • Discuss the AHA’s position on routinely suctioning the airway of a newborn
  • Describe the components of a mental status examination
  • Perform effective patient restraint
  • Understand the risk factors for suicide
  • Identify common synthetic stimulants and natural or synthetic THC
    • Recognize the effects of
      • Synthetic stimulants
      • Natural and synthetic THC

Refund Policy

By completing the enrollment process for this course you agree to the terms of payment and attendance. All individuals enrolling in an EMT Academy class/course must be in attendance from the posted start time of the class until released by the instructor. Students must attend all classes listed in the course outline in order to obtain a course completion certificate. Individuals withdrawing from the course must do so with no less than three days’ notice via email to info@emtacademy.org. Individuals who are not able to attend the course and have not withdrawn prior to the three day window will be given the opportunity to re-enroll in a later class (based on availability) which will incur a $25.00 administration fee. Refunds or re-enrollment options will not be given to no-show students. Refund requests submitted prior to three days of the start of the class must be submitted to info@emtacademy.org. Refunds will be processed within five business days of the request and mailed to the address shown on the original registration. Students who have paid by credit card must include contact information so that EMT Academy staff may contact the student in the event there is information needed for credit card refund submission.

AUDIENCE

     EMT, AEMT

NCCR TOPICS

     Endocrine

     Immunological Diseases

     Communicable Diseases

DESCRIPTION

Module #6 – Medical Two is a 2.5 hour instructor led lecture, discussion, and practical experience which will allow the student to be able to:

  • Distinguish between insulin dependent vs. non‐insulin dependent diabetes
  • Identify commonly prescribed medications used to treat diabetes
  • Discuss metabolic syndrome and its comorbidities
  • Understand the management of hypo/hyperglycemia
  • Discuss patient use of insulin pumps and other glycemic control options
  • Demonstrate appropriate use of a glucometer
  • Discuss the physiology related to allergies and anaphylaxis
  • Differentiate between a mild/localized allergic reaction and anaphylaxis
  • Explain the actions of medications used to treat anaphylaxis
    • Epinephrine
    • Benadryl®
  • Demonstrate the administration of epinephrine for anaphylaxis
  • according to local protocol
  • Understand proper hand washing technique
  • Identify appropriate use of alcohol‐based hand cleaner
  • Discuss the CDC’s recommendations of vaccines for healthcare providers
  • Describe the risks and prevalence of drug resistant infections
  • Understand the transmission of influenza virus
  • Discuss the role of the EMS provider in disease and injury surveillance and reporting
  • Distinguish between an epidemic and pandemic
  • Distinguish between SIRS, sepsis and septic shock

Refund Policy

By completing the enrollment process for this course you agree to the terms of payment and attendance. All individuals enrolling in an EMT Academy class/course must be in attendance from the posted start time of the class until released by the instructor. Students must attend all classes listed in the course outline in order to obtain a course completion certificate. Individuals withdrawing from the course must do so with no less than three days’ notice via email to info@emtacademy.org. Individuals who are not able to attend the course and have not withdrawn prior to the three day window will be given the opportunity to re-enroll in a later class (based on availability) which will incur a $25.00 administration fee. Refunds or re-enrollment options will not be given to no-show students. Refund requests submitted prior to three days of the start of the class must be submitted to info@emtacademy.org. Refunds will be processed within five business days of the request and mailed to the address shown on the original registration. Students who have paid by credit card must include contact information so that EMT Academy staff may contact the student in the event there is information needed for credit card refund submission.

AUDIENCE

     Paramedic

NCCR TOPICS (30 credits)

  1. Congestive Heart Failure
  2. Ventricular Assist Device
  3. Acute Coronary Syndromes
  4. Pediatric Cardiac Arrest
  5. Cardiac Arrest
  6. Post-Resuscitation Care
  7. Advanced Airway Mgmt/Perfusing Pt.
  8. Capnography
  9. Artificial Ventilation
  10. Fluid Resuscitation
  11. Medication Delivery
  12. Pain Management
  13. Field Triage
  14. Tourniquets
  15. Special Healthcare Needs
  16. Stroke
  17. Central Nervous System Injury
  18. Culture Of Safety
  19. Role Of Research
  20. Affective Characteristics
  21. Crew Resource Management
  22. Communicable Diseases
  23. Psychiatric Emergencies
  24. OB Emergencies
  25. Pediatric Transport
  26. At Risk Populations

Description

This 30 hours NCCR course is all 4 modules bundled together and is offered at a reduced price. To see the course objectives, please click on each of the modules. If you are attending all 4 modules please use this registration page and not the separate module registration. If you are in need of classes within the separate modules, please complete the registration for the module that includes the information/credits you need. Please be aware that you are not able to skip parts of a particular module even if you have those credits already. You must attend the complete module in order to get credits for that module.

  

Refund Policy

By completing the enrollment process for this course you agree to the terms of payment and attendance. All individuals enrolling in an EMT Academy class/course must be in attendance from the posted start time of the class until released by the instructor. Students must attend all classes listed in the course outline in order to obtain a course completion certificate. Individuals withdrawing from the course must do so with no less than three days’ notice via email to info@emtacademy.org. Individuals who are not able to attend the course and have not withdrawn prior to the three day window will be given the opportunity to re-enroll in a later class (based on availability) which will incur a $25.00 administration fee. Refunds or re-enrollment options will not be given to no-show students. Refund requests submitted prior to three days of the start of the class must be submitted to info@emtacademy.org. Refunds will be processed within five business days of the request and mailed to the address shown on the original registration. Students who have paid by credit card must include contact information so that EMT Academy staff may contact the student in the event there is information needed for credit card refund submission.

This 2 hour instructor led class is for the purpose of review of safety practices that all EMS providers should follow during execution of thier duties.

 

Thank you for choosing EMT Academy for your training needs.

Please contact our staff  if there are trainings you would like to see in the future.

EMT Academy is available to schedule trainings for your staff and at your facility.

For more information please call 413-734-9119.