Based on the DOT curriculum objectives, this is a
practical easy-to-understand system for 12-Lead ECG interpretation and
assessment. There will be a focus on the "need to know" information, with a large number of
practice cases, providing a solid background and extensive
hands-on practice. This will help to build confidence and competence
The 48 hour Paramedic Refresher class follows the Ohio EMS Board’s Approved Paramedic Refresher Training Program Curriculum. Completion of this course also meets the National Registry of EMTs requirements for transition from “EMT-Paramedic” to “Paramedic”. Topics covered include: airway and ventilation management, cardiac emergencies, general medical emergencies, trauma, OB/GYN, geriatrics, pediatrics, and EMS operations. The course combines, didactic sessions, medical and trauma case reviews, practical skills evaluations, and a written evaluation to give the Paramedic a review of the most current pre-hospital care guidelines and practices.
A one-day course adapted from the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics Program, Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO) offers evidence based, hands-on workshops with mnemonics and case based discussions that can play an important role in promoting teamwork. Pre-hospital resuscitation, communication in transit and transition to hospital care can be improved when pre-hospital and hospital providers share a conceptual framework. 1 day/8 hour course.
The Difficult Airway Course – EMS teaches the full range of airway management techniques, including: extraglottic devices, medication assisted intubation, and cricothyrotomy. Didactic sessions are taught by experienced EMS Instructors and Emergency Medicine Physicians who know the unique challenges facing EMS providers. Small group sessions allow students to hone their skills with a large variety of airway devices and practice clinical decision making with patient scenarios that will challenge even the most experienced provider. All course content is evidence based and updated regularly by National Difficult Airway Course—EMS Faculty. The course is approved by both CECBEMS and ASTNA for EMS and nursing continuing education.
NAMET’s EMS Safety Course aims to promote a culture of EMS Safety and help reduce the number and intensity of injuries incurred by EMS practitioners in carrying out their work. The course increases the practitioners’ awareness and understanding of EMS safety standards and practices and develops their ability to effectively implement them. EMS Safety is the first national and most comprehensive education program of its kind that teaches techniques on how to best achieve safety on the job.
The curriculum covers crew resource management, emergency vehicle safety, responsibilities in scene operations, patient handling, patient, practitioner and personal health, It offers an overview of current issues surrounding safety in EMS, presents and discusses case studies, builds risk assessment and discussion making skills and provides an opportunity for participants to relate to their own experiences with EMS safety issues.
One Day / 8 Hour Course
The Fundamentals of Airway Management is an airway course designed specifically for BLS and Intermediate providers. This hands-on course teaches evidence based techniques for: opening the airway, inserting BLS airway adjuncts and extraglottic devices, proper use of a BVM, and assisting with intubation. The course is taught by experienced EMS Instructors and Emergency Medicine Physicians that are familiar with the unique challenges EMS providers face. The course is approved by CECBEMS for EMS continuing education.
The Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) course promotes critical thinking as the foundation for quality care and stresses treatment of multi-system trauma in the field, which may require an approach that varies from traditional treatment modalities. The program is built on the belief that armed with a solid base of critical knowledge and principals of care, EMS practitioners and other Prehospital emergency care providers are fully able to make sound decisions regarding patient care.
Stressing that it’s critical to deliver the patient 1) to the right facility 2) using the right mode of transport 3) in the right amount of time and 4) as safely as possible, the curriculum covers the following in-depth: Assessment / Secondary Survey – Reassessment / Team Approach / Communication / Potential Pitfalls / Airway / Breathing – Ventilation – Oxygenation / Circulation, Hemorrhage Control and Shock / Central Nervous System Trauma: Injuries to the Brain and Spinal Cord / Special Considerations.
On the fourth Tuesday of every month*, excluding December, the Division of EMS will host simulation sessions in the new, state of the art, UC Health Simulation Center. Sessions will run from 1:30p – 5:30p each day. Students will be run through a variety of trauma and medical scenarios utilizing high-fidelity simulation manikins. Each scenario will be followed by a debriefing session designed to maximize the educational experience. Each session will be led by an experienced EMS Instructor or an Emergency Medicine Physician that is active in EMS Medical Direction. The scenarios are designed to create a low-stress, non-judgmental environment so that students may focus on improving their skills in crew resource management and critical thinking, along with their practical skills. Each session is capped at 15 students to give everyone ample instructional time. Each student will be guaranteed a minimum of 3 scenarios in a group of 5 students or less. Four hours of CEUs will be awarded after each session. The facilitators will do their best to ensure that department members that attend together are placed in the same group for each scenario. Departments that wish to reserve a date specifically for their employees should contact the Division of EMS for group rates and available dates.
*Monthly SIM Dates are subject to change based on the Simulation Center’s Availability.
Developed by NAEMT’s Prehospital Battlefield Trauma care – the PHTLS Advantage. The Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) course introduces evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing best-practice trauma care on the battlefield. The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) conducts TCCC courses under the auspices of its Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) program, the recognized world leader in Prehospital trauma education.
TCCC emphasizes three primary goals: 1. Treat the casualty; 2. Prevent additional casualties; 3. Complete the mission. NAEMT’s TCCC course trains to these goals using the PHTLS core principal of critical thinking as the foundation in addressing multi-system trauma: 1. Treat the casualty; 2. Prevent additional casualties; 3. Complete the mission. NAEMT’s TCCC course trains to these goals using the PHTLS core principal of critical thinking as the foundation in addressing multi-system trauma