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.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

ACLS Provider and Retraining

The American Heart AssociationACLS course is designed for medical providers such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other professionals whose daily occupation requires them to either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of hospital. EMT Academy is an authorized as a Training Site for the Advanced Cardiac Life Support Program by the American Heart Association.

Provider course renewal = 6 hours

Educational Objectives for ACLS: At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the adult in peri-arrest and/or at risk of cardiopulmonary arrest;
  • Demonstrate the cognitive and psychomotor skills necessary for resuscitating and stabilizing the adult in respiratory failure, shock, or cardiopulmonary arrest;
  • Demonstrate the use of the various airway and oxygen adjuncts and methods for optimum ventilation & airway control;
  • Identify normal vs. abnormal cardiac rhythms and the appropriate pharmacologic and electrical therapies;
  • State the indications & dosages of medications used in cardiopulmonary arrest and the effects on the cardiovascular system;
  • Perform techniques to obtain vascular access in adults via intraosseous cannulation using EZIO
  • Perform advanced skills in the assessment and treatment of cardiopulmonary arrest in the adult patient.

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 5.25 Advanced CEHs, activity number 14-AMHA-F2-0224.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services has approved this renewal course for 8 hours of continuing education.

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.

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 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.

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

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.