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Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

The PHTLS Provider course is designed to be an intensive 16-20 hour experience. It is available to all levels of prehospital care providers, and programs are typically attended by EMTs and Paramedics but it is also open to RNs, PAs and Physicians.

The course is scenario-based, with lectures and interactive skills station components meant to enhance the prehospital care providers' knowledge, and further develop the critical thinking skills required to effectively treat the trauma patient in the field.16 CEHs 

Airway Management

The American Heart Association Airway Management Course is a new and unique program specifically designed to give students the opportunity to learn, practice and demonstrate many airway skills used in resuscitation. Healthcare providers whose occupation or volunteer activities require airway management skills, in addition to professionals in the field of resuscitation and airway management such as scientists, educators, researchers and manufacturers of medical devices may find the course beneficial. The learning model for this course includes video-guided instructions, skills practice, and testing.

Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP)

PEPP represents a comprehensive source of prehospital medical information for the emergent care of infants and children. Developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, PEPP is an exciting program designed specifically to teach prehospital professionals how to better assess and manage ill or injured children. PEPP is a comprehensive, innovative, and highly visual program with case-based lectures, live action video, hands-on skill stations and small group scenarios. Open to EMS Providers, RNs, PAs and Physicians.

The ALS course is a two-day course that is geared towards EMT-Intermediates and Paramedics. PALS providers may recertify their PALS and earn a PEPP certificate by taking this course. 14 CEHs

The BLS course is a one-day course that is geared towards the First Responder and EMT-Basic.8 CEHs