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The AHA’s ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

Who should take this course?

  • Healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies and for personnel in emergency response
  • Attendees must have current BLS card.

What does this course teach?

  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Management of ACS and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

The AHA’s ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

Who should take this course?

  • Healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies and for personnel in emergency response
  • Attendees must have current ACLS and BLS card.

What does this course teach?

  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Management of ACS and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

This course is designed for EMTs who have field experience and are interested in taking the next step in their prehospital medical career. The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) course prepares the student to provide prehospital assessment and care for patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries. Areas of study include anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, medical emergencies, traumatic injuries, special considerations for working in the prehospital setting, and providing patient transportation.

The AHA’s BLS course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

 

Who should take this course?

  • The AHA’s BLS Course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings.

What does this course teach?

  • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
  • Important early use of an AED
  • Effective ventilations using a barrier device
  • Importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

 

The AHA’s BLS course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

 Who should take this course?

  • The AHA’s BLS Course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings.

What does this course teach?

  • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
  • Important early use of an AED
  • Effective ventilations using a barrier device
  • Importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

The FlightBridgeED Mechanical Ventilation Master Class Workshop is an award-winning mechanical ventilation course focusing on building a knowledge base through lectures and hands-on case-based learning. This dynamic course was honored in 2017 by EMS World Expo with the 2017 Innovation Award. Hands-on learning occurs through industry-leading ventilators at each session, including the Hamilton T1, Revel, Zoll Impact EMV+, and LTV1200. This course will have a 1-year subscription with the FlightBridgeED VENT365 case series, with an additional 12 CE hours.

OVERVIEW

Mechanical ventilation is a core subject encompassing concepts consistently applied in testing and clinical environments within the critical care pre-hospital setting. Course attendance prepares you to understand your knowledge strengths and weaknesses to guide clinical application in mechanically ventilated patients and/or satisfy advanced recertification and continuing education requirements.


Fees & Materials

Mechanical Ventilation Course fees DO NOT INCLUDE travel, overnight accommodations, food, actual advanced certification exam fees, or other expenses students may incur from attending the course.

All physical course materials purchased with this course will be delivered to you in person ON THE FIRST DAY OF YOUR COURSE. This includes textbooks, study tools, practice exam access, and other materials. WE DO NOT SHIP OR GRANT ACCESS TO ANY COURSE MATERIALS BEFORE THE COURSE.


Endorsements & Continuing Education Information

  • This course received the EMS WORLD EXPO Innovation Award – 2017
  • This course has been approved for 8 contact hours for Paramedics and Nurses.
  • There will be an online Mechanical Ventilation Master Class delivered via the Emerge LMS before the in-person date for completion.
  • This course is fully CAPCE Accredited.
    • All paramedic hours are awarded through the Commission on Accreditation of Continuing Education (CAPCE)
  • The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • Nursing hours are also awarded through the Kentucky Board of Nursing.

 

CRITERIA FOR AWARDING CONTACT HOURS FOR LIVE COURSE

  • Students must attend the entire education session.
  • Complete/submit evaluation form.

    This activity has been submitted to Emergency Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. Emergency Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

     

The Heartsaver First Aid course trains participants first aid basics for the most common first aid emergencies, including how to recognize them, how to call for help, and how to perform lifesaving skills. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) and the 2015 AHA/Red Cross Guidelines for First Aid.

Who should take this course?

The AHA Heartsaver First Aid Course is designed for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.

What does this course teach?

  • First aid basics
  • Medical emergencies
  • Injury emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Preventing illness and injury

PALS is geared towards healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children and for personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

Who should take this course?

  • Healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of emergencies in infants and children.
  • Attendees must have current BLS for HCP CPR card.

What does this course teach?

  • Includes realistic, clinical scenarios that encourage active participation – delivered through actual pediatric patient videos and lifelike simulations
  • Comprehensive and includes our systematic approach to assess and treat pediatric patients in emergency situations
  • Hands-on class format to reinforce skills proficiency
  • Co-branded with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

PALS is geared towards healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children and for personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

Who should take this course?

  • Healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of emergencies in infants and children.
  • Attendees must have current BLS for HCP CPR card.

What does this course teach?

  • Includes realistic, clinical scenarios that encourage active participation – delivered through actual pediatric patient videos and lifelike simulations
  • Comprehensive and includes our systematic approach to assess and treat pediatric patients in emergency situations
  • Hands-on class format to reinforce skills proficiency
  • Co-branded with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

For the Vermont EMS First Responder (VEFR) certification, the scope of practice is based upon the American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid, CPR & AED course. The primary focus of the Vermont EMS First Responder is to initiate immediate lifesaving care to critical patients. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS response and to assist higher level personnel at the scene and during transport. Vermont EMS First Responders function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Vermont EMS First Responders perform basic interventions with minimal equipment.

At the completion of this course the student shall be able to:

  • Describe the role of a VEFR in the health care system.
  • Demonstrate the professional attributes expected of a VEFR.
  • Perform the roles and responsibilities of a VEFR regarding personal safety and wellness, as well as the safety of others.
  • Perform the duties of a VEFR with regard for medical-legal and ethical issues, including functioning under medical direction and within the scope of practice.
  • Vermont EMS First Responders perform basic interventions with minimal equipment. 

In order to be certified as a Vermont EMS First Responder you must be affiliated with a Vermont EMS Agency. Please contact VEMSA with any questions reguarding this.

 

Thank you for considering VEMSA for your next course. If you need to register using a PO or check please contact us at 802-246-1352 for assistance. 

 

 

 

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