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ACLS is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

ACLS Update Course
Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services

This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 5.25 Advanced CEHs, activity number 11-AMHA-F2-0127

ALS/ BLS Interface Refresher is a mandated, biannual course.  Cataldo Ambulance and the state of Massachusetts requires all EMTs and paramedics to update this continuing education every 2 years.

• Key changes in basic life support, reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

• Critical concepts of high-quality CPR

• The American Heart Association Chain of Survival

• 1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant

• 2-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant

• Differences between adult, child and infant rescue techniques

• Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant

• Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant

• Relief of choking for adult, child and infant

• CPR with an advanced airway*

* This is an introduction to the compression/ventilation rate and ratio for a patient who has an advanced airway in place. For more information on advanced airways, please refer to the Airway Management Course.

Initial Provider Course requires approximately 4 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing.

Renewal Course requires approximately 3.5 hours, including skills practice and skills testing.

*course time based on 1 instructor: 6 student: 2 manikins

This course combines online lessons with hands-on skills session and includes the following:

 Key changes in basic life support, reflecting new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
• Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
• The American Heart Association Chain of Survival
• 1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
• 2-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
• Differences between adult, child and infant rescue techniques
• Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant
• Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant
• Relief of choking for adult, child and infant
• CPR with an Advanced Airway*

The on-line portion can be completed in approximately 1 to 2 hours; time to complete a skills practice and testing session varies.

The Cataldo Ambulance EMT program offers comprehensive outcomes based curricula designed to prepare graduates who are competent and compassionate critical thinkers committed to lifelong learning. The EMS Programs utilize a combination of competency-based didactic (classroom) portion and performance based laboratory portion that will prepare the student to take either state or national certification examinations.

 The program uses up-to-date textbooks and state-of-the-art laboratory equipment to promote optimal learning experiences and to assure graduates are well versed in current EMS practice. 

 The Program seeks to instill in graduates a respect for and value of individuals of all cultural, ethnic, religious, socioeconomic backgrounds and age groups.

 The Program is committed to graduating students who are competent entry level health care providers.  It is expected that graduates will demonstrate empathy and caring in patient treatment as they utilize critical thinking and problem-solving abilities in the application of their skills. 

 The Program strives to instill in graduates a commitment to lifelong learning and professional development. It is expected that graduates of the EMS Program will continue to enhance their skills through continuing education. 

The faculty of the program are all experienced EMS professionals and each faculty member is committed to ongoing development and improvement of all aspects of the program. This continuing development is vital in assuring that each program’s academic curricula are of the highest quality and reflective of current practice.

 The EMT initial training program will run over sixteen weeks (two weekdays and six Saturdays). The Student is expected to attend all classes and complete all work as assigned by the Instructor / Coordinator. The course is divided into 6 modules consisting of ten didactic areas:

  1. Introductory Material
  2. Pharmacology
  3. Patient Assessment
  4. Airway Management
  5. Shock And Resuscitation
  6. Medical Emergencies
  7. Traumatic Emergencies
  8. Special Patient Populations
  9. EMS Operations
  10. Advanced Life Support Techniques

If you have opted out of having your Annual Review the Clinical Services Department will open FIT Testing to employees only during orientation week and days people are coming in for their Annual Review.  Walk-ins will not be accepted.

Cataldo Ambulance is proud to sponsor Mortality and Morbidity Rounds at the Training Center in Malden.  Each topic is hand selected by a Beth Israel Medical Center ER Resident as a recent and intriguing case brought in by EMS and warranting further discussion and research.  Please join us!  (Rounds are approved for all EMS levels.)

This module meets one fourth of the National requirements in order to renew Paramedic certificaiton.  The day's offerings are as follows:

Tourniquets (ALS)
Communicable Diseases (ALS)
Psychiatric Emergencies (ALS)
Stroke (ALS)
Central Nervous System Injury (ALS)

This module meets one fourth of the National requirements in order to renew Paramedic Certification. The day's courses are as follows:

Affective Characteristics (ALS)
At Risk Populations (ALS)
Crew Resource Management (ALS)
Field Triage (ALS)
Role of Research (ALS)
Special Health Care Needs (ALS)

This module covers one third of the National Standard Curriculum for BLS.  Topics covered under this day are:

Oxygenation

Stroke

Pediatric Cardiac Arrest

Ventilation

Course is at no cost for current Cataldo / Atlantic Employees

This module covers one third of the National Standard Curriculum for BLS.  Topics covered under this day are:

At Risk Populations

Cardiac Arrest (VADs)

Central Nervous System Injury

Post-Resuscitation Care

Role of Research

Cardiac Rate Disturbance, Pediatric

Chest Pain from Cardiovascular Cause

OB Emergencies

Special Healthcare Needs

There is no cost for current Cataldo / Atlantic employees.

This module covers one third of the National Standard Curriculum for BLS.  Topics covered under this day are:

Affective Characteristics

Communicable Diseases

Pediatric Transport

Tourniquets

Endocrine

Field Triage

Immunological Diseases

Psychiatric Emergencies

There is no cost for current Cataldo / Atlantic employees

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course that uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.


Course Content:

• 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use
• 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
• Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
• Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
• Management of respiratory emergencies
• Resuscitation team concept
• Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
• Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment
• Vascular access

When: January 10, 2017

Where: Marriot Newton

Time: 6:15pm-7:00pm Registration/Cocktail Reception

          7:00pm Catered Dinner and Lecture

Stroke Lecture with 2 OEMS Credits presented by Brigham and Women's Neuro Surgeon Dr. Nirav Patel

Free Parking

Pre-Registration Required on enrollware.