Iowa Western Community College

Emergency Care

Human Anatomy and Physiology (Online)

Gain a greater appreciation and understanding of the marvelous complexity of the human body.  Cost $115
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Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Learn the basic characteristics of the four main types of tissues, the general and special senses, cellular metabolism, body chemistry, and significant events in the life span, from fertilization through old age.  Cost $115
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Human Physiology Series

Understand the intricacies and inner workings of the human body in this two-part series. The series includes Human Anatomy and Physiology and Human Anatomy and Physiology II.  Cost $199 SAVE $31
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Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)

Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) is an in-depth study of medical emergencies.  This course emphasizes a pragmatic approach and format, based on teaching providers what they need to know.  The curriculum is designed to allow for a minimal amount of lecture and an ample amount of actual hands-on physical assessment of patients. 

The hands-on AMLS course gives each provider/student the ability to integrate the knowledge presented into a practical format for use in his or her current practice.  This course is directed at the pre-hospital treatment of medical emergencies, but can be altered to encompass the initial emergency department assessment and management of the medical patient.  The format and administrative policies set forth are those of the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT).

The major goals of the AMLS course are to:

  • Apply critical thinking skills to integrate pathophysiology with the assessment findings of a medical patient;
  • Determine and differentiate between actual and potential patient problems;
  • Advance the provider's ability to conduct a competent medical examination that utilizes proper diagnostic skills, critical thinking, and interventions;
  • Advance the provider's ability to utilize problem-solving strategies in interventions and management alternatives; and
  • Advance the provider's ability to communicate the pertinent findings and interventions to the receiving facility                

Open to EMS Providers, RNs, PAs, and Physicians.   16 CEHs

Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

NAEMT's Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care.  The mission of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care through global education.  PHTLS is developed by NAEMT in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma.  The committee provides the medical direction and content oversight for the PHTLS program.

PHTLS courses improve the quality of trauma care in your area and decrease mortality.  The program is based on a prehospital trauma care philosophy, stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs.  This may require an approach to the trauma patient that varies from traditional treatment modalities.  PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care.  It is based on the belief that, given a good fund of knowledge and key principles, EMS practitioners are capable of making reasoned decisions regarding patient care.  16 CEHs

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