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

If you are signing up for all of the NCCP 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.

The Advanced Cardiac Life Support Initial Certification course is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

Successful completion of a MANDATORY pretest/self-assessment is required prior to participating in this program and collected the first day of the program.  Information to complete this portion of the program is available in the manual.  All students are required to purchase or have access to the 2015 ACLS Provider Manual to complete this course.

Topics covered include:

  • BLS and ACLS patient surveys
  • Respiratory arrest
  • CPR and AED
  • Acute coronary syndromes
  • Acute Stroke
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • EKG interpretation
  • Pharmacology

Audience:

Physicians, PA's, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Paramedics, and Respiratory Therapists 

 

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 was provided in the email you recieved when you recieved your access code for HeartCode® ACLS Part 1.

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 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.

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. 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.

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

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

GEMS provides EMS practitioners at all levels the skills and knowledge to handle the unique medical, social, environmental and communications challenges of older adults. Developed by NAEMT, in partnership with the American Geriatrics Society, GEMS empowers EMS practitioners to help improve medical outcomes and quality of life for geriatric patients.

GEMS is offered as a basic Core course and an Advanced course. Both courses are appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, emergency medical responders, nurses, physician assistants and physicians. The 8-hour courses enhance the competence, confidence and compassion of EMS practitioners in responding to geriatric patients.

Course Content includes

  • Geriatric specific content on fall prevention, epidemiology, polypharmacy, end-of-life issues and do-not-resuscitate orders.
  • Trauma care and disaster care for older patients.
  • Case scenarios to encourage student interaction and discussion.
  •  An exploration of mobile integrated healthcare-community paramedicine (MIH-CP) and the EMS role in patient advocacy.
  • Videos on MIH-CP, elder abuse and trauma care for the elderly, featuring real-world scenarios that demonstrate assessing, treating and communicating with older patients.
  • Small group discussion and simulations including a station that allows students to experience vision, sensory and movement disorders, deepening their understanding of and compassion for geriatric patients.

To apply for our program please click here and you will be redirected to our EMT Program page

Are you interested in a career in the emergency medical services field?  

EMT Academy offers a structured 17 week emergency medical technician (EMT) curriculum to fit the needs of students of all learning abilities.

By utilizing classroom lecture, hands-on skills practice and a supervised clinical experience, it enables our students to learn the information and skills needed to certify and deliver prompt, effective, and efficient emergency care to victims of sudden injury or illness as well as routine non-emergent transports.

The EMT is a vital asset providing both emergent and non-emergent care in the pre hospital setting. This course will prepare students for the state practical and National Registry (NREMT) written examinations.

 

There are two available options:

  • Day Session is held from 8 AM to Noon
  • Evening Session is held from 6 PM to 10 PM
  • All classes will also meet on one Saturday per month from 8 AM to 5 PM

 

The EMT course consists of multiple components through which every student shall build the knowledge and skills to care for ill and injured patients in the emergency medical services field.

  • Clinical/Field Internship (approximately 32 hours):
    • Observation in an emergency department (16 hours)
    • Observation in a skilled nursing facility (8 hours)
    • Ambulance ride-along shift (minimum 8 hours)
  • Classroom (approximately 200 hours):
    • Student presentations
    • Classroom discussion
    • Instructor led lectures
    • Labs and skill drills to reinforce the curriculum
    • Real life simulation and scenario based training
    • Practical skills stations in preparation for the certification exam
    • Regular quizzes and in-class Mid-Term and Final Examination
  • Online Learning and At Home Preparation
    • Textbook reading and/or listen to the audio book
    • Homework (both on and offline assignments)
    • Unit Exams

(These hours are scheduled to observe a preceptor in addition to classroom hours and may include day, evening and weekend shifts as determined by our affiliate facilities scheduling needs.)

 

COURSE COST

EMT Academy’s EMT course tuition is $1000.00, which includes the base tuition for our classroom component, textbook, online learning management system for access to your homework and testing, CPR certification, EMT Academy uniform shirts, student ID badge, background check, liability insurance, and scheduling for clinical and field internships, as well as the practical examination if taken with your class at the completion of the course.

Students who are accepted into the course, after an admission interview, must pay an initial deposit of $200 to hold their seat in the course. A second deposit of $200 will be due at orientation approximately 3 weeks prior to the course start date. The remaining balance must be paid in full on the first date of class, unless the student has set up a payment plan with EMT Academy.

EMT Academy does not offer financial aid, however we offer payment plans to qualified individuals. Payment options will be discussed during your admission interview.

 

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

This course has been developed for all individuals desiring to perform emergency medical care as an EMT. No prior experience or training is required of the course applicant. In order to be eligible for the state EMT certification examination the applicant must:

  • be 18 years of age
  • be able to read, understand and communicate in English
  • be free from addiction to alcohol or any drug

be free from any physical or mental defect or disease which might impair his/her ability to provide emergency care within the scope of the EMTs training and responsibilities, or which might jeopardize the health of another member of the class.

The student must also successfully complete the Basic EMT course including 100% attendance.

 These are requirements of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and can be found at:

http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/hcq/oems/emt/initial-training/oems-training-basic.html

EMT Academy’s EMT course is designed to prepare our students for the psychomotor skills (practical) evaluation administered by the Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS), as well as the cognitive (written) examination administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Once a candidate has successfully completed our course and passed each of the aforementioned tests they can then apply to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for their EMT certification by filling out an application and paying the required fee.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Computer Requirements: EMT Academy recommends that this course be taken using a conventional laptop or desktop computer. iPads and tablets and phones are compatible with some of the online components of the course, but do have limitations and you will not be able to complete all the aspects of the online course work without the use of a computer.

Internet Access: Access codes to our online learning management system will be distributed to students at the course orientation. Reliable internet access is required while attending our course, as this will allow you easily access the course homework, testing, grades, etc.

Dress Code: EMT Academy will provide uniform shirts required for the course and clinical rotations. Students are required to be in uniform while in class, during skills sessions, and during the clinical phase.  Further details of our dress code will be discussed at the course orientation.

Medical Supplies: Each student will need to purchase a vital signs kit, including a blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, and a penlight.  These kits will be available for purchase at course orientation.  You must also have a watch with the capability of recording seconds for vital signs labs.

Background Checks: EMT Academy requires all students to pass a CORI check.

 

 

     

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.