Continuing Medical Education Course Descriptions

Continuing Medical Education

EMS171 - Critical Trauma Care
This course contains practical and lecture material showing state-of-the-art assessment and treatment techniques for multiple system trauma victims. The course exposes the EMT to patient priority assessment and management concepts that are needed for successful outcomes for victims of life threatening trauma. Topics include rapid extrication, kinetics of trauma, expanded primary survey, the Golden Hour, and trauma centers.

EMS246 - Pediatric Advanced Care
This course presents concepts in advanced airway management and resuscitation of pediatric patients in the emergency setting. Specific topics include special pharmacology for pediatric patients, interosseous infusion, and cardiac resuscitation of pediatric patients. Completion also leads to eligibility for PALS certificate from the American Heart Association. Prerequisite: EMS 270 or equivalent.

EMS236 - Advanced Cardiac Life Support
This course prepares students for certification by the American Heart Association in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. It provides a systematic approach to the management of life threatening cardiac and respiratory emergencies. Nine and one-half instruction hours, nine and one-half laboratory hours. Must be a physician, physician's assistant, registered nurse, advanced level pre hospital care provider, or student of these disciplines. Prerequisite: EMS 235.