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.

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.

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation - Physicians
The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Heart Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity.  In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations.  Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 9.75 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Continuing Education Accreditation - Nurses
The American Heart Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
 
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 9.75 contact hours.

Continuing Education Accreditation – Pharmacists
The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy
Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  ACPE Credit:  10.00 Contact Hours or 1.000 CEUs.  Universal Program Number:  0256-0000-14-704-H01-P.
**Pharmacy credit must be claimed within 30 days of attendance.


Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following: Students are presented with a Team Dynamics lesson, 10 ACLS cases in hospital-based scenarios, and a written test. While interacting with the program, students assess each patient, formulate a treatment plan based on ACLS guidelines, and provide treatment. Successful completion of the cognitive component, paired with skills verification provided by an AHA ACLS Instructor or a voice assisted manikin system, meets the requirements for successfully completing this activity.

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 10.25 Advanced CEHs, activity number 14-AMHA-F3-0226.

 

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 theACLS course materials contained within the program and complete the Precourse Self-Assessment prior to attempting the patient cases.

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation - Physicians
The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Heart Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity.  In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations.  Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 9.75 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Continuing Education Accreditation - Nurses
The American Heart Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
 
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 9.75 contact hours.

Continuing Education Accreditation – Pharmacists

The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy
Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  ACPE Credit:  10.00 Contact Hours or 1.000 CEUs.  Universal Program Number:  0256-0000-14-704-H01-P.
**Pharmacy credit must be claimed within 30 days of attendance.


Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following: Students are presented with a Team Dynamics lesson, 10 ACLS cases in hospital-based scenarios, and a written test. While interacting with the program, students assess each patient, formulate a treatment plan based on ACLS guidelines, and provide treatment. Successful completion of the cognitive component, paired with skills verification provided by an AHA ACLS Instructor or a voice assisted manikin system, meets the requirements for successfully completing this activity.

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 10.25 Advanced CEHs, activity number 14-AMHA-F3-0226.

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, EMTI, AEMT

DESCRIPTION

Module #1 - Ventilation and Oxygenation is a 4 hour instructor led lecture, discussion, and practical experience

Module #2 - Cardiovascular (Adult) is a 3 hour instructor led lecture, discussion, and practical experience

Module #3 - Cardiovascular (Pediatrics) is a 3.5 hour instructor led lecture, discussion, and practical experience

Module #4 - Trauma & Operations is a 3 hour instructor led lecture, discussion, and practical experience

Module #5 - Medical One is a 4 hour instructor led lecture, discussion, and practical experience

Module #6 - Medical Two is a 2.5 hour instructor led lecture, discussion, and practical experience

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

     Ventilation

     Oxygenation

DESCRIPTION

Module #1, Ventilation and Oxygenation is a 4 hour instructor led lecture, discussion, and practical experience which will allow the student to be able to:

  • Discuss the difference between alveolar ventilation and minute ventilation
  • Differentiate between adequate and inadequate breathing
  • Differentiate between respiratory distress and respiratory failure
  • Recognize and manage a patient that requires assisted ventilations
  • Discuss the effect of ventilation on venous return and cardiac output
  • Decide when to oxygenate vs. when to ventilate a patient
  • Recognize the use of automated transport ventilation when managing patients
  • Discuss the use of padding during ventilation of the pediatric patient
  • Recite the AHA's position on routine suctioning of the newborn
  • Review physiology related to oxygen transport and metabolism
  • Recite the AHA's guidlines on oxygen therapy in the acute coronary syndrome and stroke patient
  • Discuss the role of free radicals related to oxygen therapy

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

     Post Resuscitation Care

     Stroke

     Cardiac Arrest

     Chest Pain from Cardiovascular Cuase (Adult)

DESCRIPTION

Module #2 - Cardiovascular (Adult) is a 3 hour instructor led lecture, discussion, and practical experience which will allow the student to be able to:

  • Identify the signs of ROSC
  • Describe the principles of optimization of ventilation and oxygenation
  • Appreciate the benefits of induced hypothermia in post cardiac arrest management
  • Describe systems of care necessary for improving post cardiac arrest outcomes
  • Using an out-of-hospital stroke assessment tool and identify patients who are possibly experiencing cerebral ischemia
  • Discuss the proper administration of oxygen in the presence of cerebral ischemia
  • Discuss the importance of determining when the patient was last seen without signs or symptoms
  • Identify patients that can benefit from rapid transport to the most appropriate stroke hospital
  • Discuss the function of ventricular assist devices (VAD) assessment and care of patients who have VADs
  • Discuss the criteria to terminate resuscitation efforts versus the need for continued resuscitation
  • Review the pathophysiology of cardiac-related chest pain
  • Identify a patient with non-traumatic chest pain and determine the likelihood of cardiovascular cause
  • Recite the indications and contraindications for the administration of nitroglycerin, aspirin, and oxygen
  • Explain the need for reassessment after performing an intervention
  • Explain the importance of choosing the most appropriate transport destination for the patient with chest pain of cardiac origin

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

     Cardiac Rate Disturbances (Pediatric)

     Pediatric Cardiac Arrest

     Pediatric Transport (NHTSA

DESCRIPTION

Module #3 - Cardiovascular (Pediatrics) is a 3.5 hour instructor led lecture, discussion, and practical experience which will allow the student to be able to:

  • Recognize abnormally fast and abnormally slow pulse rates in the pediatric patient
  • Discuss the cause of abnormally fast or slow pulse rates in the pediatric patient
  • Discuss the causes of an irregular pulse in the pediatric patient
  • Describe the BLS management of abnormally fast or slow pulse rates in the pediatric patient
  • Describe the current techniques of single and 2‐Rescuer CPR and AED use in pediatric patients
  • Demonstrate the current techniques of single and 2‐Rescuer CPR and AED use in pediatric patients
  • Explain how to appropriately secure a child safety restraint to a wheeled ambulance stretcher
  • Understand that children need to be properly restrained in an approved child restraint device during transport
  • Explain to another provider the characteristics of an approved child restraint system

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

     CNS Injury

     Tourniquets

     Field Triage

     Affective Characteristics

     Role of Research

DESCRIPTION

Module #4 – Trauma & Operations is a 3 hour instructor led lecture, discussion, and practical experience which will allow the student to be able to:

  • Recognize the signs, symptoms, and the historical findings of a patient with a concussion
  • Advocate for patient transport and proper patient education around the effects of concussions
  • Weigh the benefits vs. the risks of tourniquet application
  • Advocate for the early application of a tourniquet
  • Demonstrate rapid application of a tourniquet
  • Recognize the impact that MUCC had on the development of the CDC Field Triage Decision Scheme and SALT
  • Identify the triage criteria in the CDC’s Field Triage Decision Scheme
  • Compare and contrast your local trauma triage practices and the CDC’s Field Triage Decision Scheme
  • Triage patients using the SALT algorithm in a simulated multiple casualty scenario
  • Appreciate the current issues with disparities in health care in specific populations
  • Advocate for improved care in different cultural contexts
  • Recognize and exhibit professional behaviors in the 11 characteristic identified in the National EMS Education Standards
  • Define evidenced based medicine and practice
  • Explain the reasons EMS professionals should participate in research
  • Discuss how research affects best practice

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

     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 (7 credits)

  1. Field Triage
  2. Tourniquets
  3. Special Healthcare Needs
  4. Stroke
  5. Central Nervous System Injury 

Description & Course Objectives

FIELD TRIAGE

MUCC (Model Uniform Core Criteria), CDC Field Triage Decision Scheme, SALT (Sort, Assess, Lifesaving Interventions, Treatment/Transport)

By the end of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize the impact that MUCC had on the development of the CDC Field Triage Decision Scheme and SALT
  • Identify the triage criteria in the CDC’s Field Triage Decision Scheme
  • Compare and contrast your local trauma triage practices and the CDC’s Field Triage Decision Scheme
  • Triage patients using the SALT algorithm in a simulated multiple casualty scenario

TOURNIQUETS 

By the end of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • Weigh the benefits vs. the risks of tourniquet application
  • Advocate for the early application of a tourniquet
  • Demonstrate rapid application of a tourniquet

SPECIAL HEALTHCARE NEEDS

Tracheostomy care, Dialysis shunts, how to deal with patients and equipment, Feeding tubes, CSF shunts, etc., Cognitive issues

By the end of this lesson, the student will 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

STROKE

     Assessment, Oxygen administration, Time of onset (duration), Transport destination, Fibrinolytics check sheet

By the end of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • Using an out‐of‐hospital stroke assessment tool, identify patients who are possibly experiencing cerebral ischemia
  • Discuss the proper administration of oxygen in the presence of cerebral ischemia
  • Discuss the importance of determining when the patient was last seen without signs or symptoms
  • Identify patients that can benefit from rapid transport most appropriate stroke hospital
  • Argue the importance of starting the Fibrinolytics check sheet

CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM (CNS) INJURY

     Sports injuries, Concussion, ETCO₂ Monitoring

By the end of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize the signs, symptoms, and the historical findings of a patient with a concussion
  • Advocate for patient transport and proper patient education around the effects of concussions
  • Discuss using ETCO₂ readings as a guide for altering ventilation rates in head injury patients

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 (8 credits)

  1. Culture Of Safety
  2. Role Of Research
  3. Affective Characteristics
  4. Crew Resource Management
  5. Communicable Diseases
  6. Psychiatric Emergencies
  7. OB Emergencies
  8. Pediatric Transport
  9. At Risk Populations

Description & Course Objectives

CULTURE OF SAFETY

     Adverse event reporting & Medication safety

By the end of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • Define culture of safety
  • Review the six key elements for advancing a culture of safety in EMS
  • Identify the role of the EMS provider in establishing a culture of safety within their EMS organization

ROLE OF RESEARCE 

By the end of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • Define evidenced based medicine and practice
  • Explain the reasons EMS professionals should participate in research
  • Describe the scientific method
  • Contrast different types of research methods
  • Know the principles of how to conduct a literature review

AFFECTIVE CHARACTERISTICS

     Professionalism, Cultural competency, changing demographics

By the end of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • Appreciate the current issues with disparities in health care in specific populations
  • Advocate for improved care in different cultural contexts
  • Recognize and exhibit professional behaviors in the 11 characteristics identified in the National EMS Education Standards

CREW RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (CRM)

By the end of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • Describe crew resource management (CRM) and its benefits to EMS
  • Describe the responsibilities of team leaders and team members
  • Understand the roles of the team member and team leader
  • List the benefits of CRM
  • Explain how CRM fits into your local organizational structure
  • List the difficulties associated with implementation of CRM in your organization’s culture

COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

Hygiene (hand washing, etc.), Vaccines, Antibiotic resistant infections, Influenza, Public health – epidemics, pandemics, reporting, etc., SIRS vs. sepsis vs. septic shock, Fluid resuscitation, Appropriate precautions

By the end of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • 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

PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCIES

Mental health, Patient restraint, Agitated delirium (only limited depth and breadth), Suicide/Depression

By the end of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the components of a mental status examination
  • Perform effective patient restraint
  • Understand the risk factors for suicide 

OB EMERGENCIES

     Abnormal presentations, Nuchal cord, Neonatal resuscitation, Routine suctioning of the neonate

By the end of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • 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

PEDIATRIC TRANSPORT

     NHTSA

By the end of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • Explain how to appropriately secure a child safety restraint to a wheeled ambulance stretcher
  • Understand that children need to be properly restrained in an approved child restraint device during transport
  • Explain to another provider the characteristics of an approved child restraint system

ATRISK POPULATIONS

     Pediatric, Geriatric, Economically disadvantaged, Domestic violence, Human trafficking

By the end of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • 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

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.

 

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