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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.

 

Prior to the course, please complete the AHA mandated pre-course self assessment, and BRING THE RESULTS to the course. 

This course provides the hands-on skills session after completion of the Heartcode ACLS course online with the American Heart Association (AHA). This session follows the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. The on-line portion can be completed in approximately 1 to 2 hours; time to complete a skills practice and testing session varies. Please visit http://www.onlineaha.org/ in order to complete the online portion of the class with the AHA directly prior to attending the skills session.

 

 

AMLS Course – The Advanced Medical Life Support is an in-depth study of medical emergencies. This course offers a pragmatic approach to applying an advanced EMS knowledge base to common medical emergencies. The curriculum is designed to allow for minimal amount of classroom lecture and an ample amount of actual hands-on physical assessment of patients. Upon completion of the AMLS course students will be able 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, navigate from an initial assessment-based approach to a diagnostic-based approach to assessment, identify probable differential diagnoses from focused patient histories, physical exam and diagnostic information. Students will demonstrate their ability to conduct a competent medical examination that utilizes proper diagnostic skills, critical thinking, and interventions, initiate, and modify management strategies based on the assessment findings and patient response. Students will also demonstrate the ability to communicate the pertinent findings and interventions to the receiving facility.

This course meets the following National Continued Competency Program Requirements:

NCCP Topic  BLS Hours ALS Hours
Ventilation 1 2
Capnography --- 1
Oxygenation 0.5 0.5
Post-Resuscitation 0.5 0.5
Stroke 1 1.5
CHF (ALS) --- .05
ACS (ALS) --- 1
Trauma Triage 0.5 1
Hemmorhage Control 0.5 0.5
Fluid Resuscitation (ALS) --- 0.5
Special HC Needs 1.5 2
Infectious Diseases 0.5 0.5
Psychiatric 0.5 1
Toxicology/Opiods 0.5 0.5
Neuro/Seizures 0.5 0.5
Endocrine/Diabetes 1 1
Immunological 0.5 0.5
At-Risk Populations 0.5 1
Field Triage  0.5 1
Hygine/Vaccinations 0.5 0.5
Culture of Safety 0.5 0.5
Crew Resource Management 0.5 0.5

The All Hazards Disaster Response (AHDR) course teaches students how to respond to the many types of disaster scenarios they may encounter, including natural disasters and infrastructure failings, fires and radiological events, pandemics, active shooter incidents, and other mass casualty events. AHDR educates participants on how to analyze potential threats in their area, assess available resources, and create a response plan that will save lives.

Features of a medical response plan covered in the course include:

 

  • Communicating effectively during disasters.
  • Mutual aid and interoperability.
  • Managing resources such as supplies, medications and equipment.
  • Triage and transportation strategies and challenges.
  • Patient tracking and evacuation.

 

At the start of the course, participants conduct a “hazards vulnerability analysis” to assess features of their environment, both natural and man-made, that pose risk along with assessing the needs of vulnerable populations, such as assisted-living residents or hospital patients that need special consideration during such an event.

 

Content is presented in the context of realistic scenarios, culminating with a large-scale mass casualty activity.

 

AHDR is appropriate for all levels of EMS practitioners. This course is offered in the classroom and provides 8 hours of CAPCE credit and NREMT recognition.

• Key changes in basic life support, reflecting the new science from the 2015 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 provides the hands-on skills session after completion of the Heartcode BLS course online with the American Heart Association (AHA). This session follows the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. The on-line portion can be completed in approximately 1 to 2 hours; time to complete a skills practice and testing session varies. Please visit http://www.onlineaha.org/ in order to complete the online portion of the class with the AHA directly prior to attending the skills session.

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 EMT program 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 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.

Access to a computer and internet is required to complete the online assignments related to the course. Students must attend all classes and achieve 100% attendance, a minimum course average of 70%, and successfully pass the class final practical examination prior to being eligible to achieve candidate status for the state practical examination and NREMT written exam. Students must attend all classes and achieve 100% attendance, a minimum course average of 70%, and successfully pass the class final practical examination prior to being eligible to achieve candidate status for the state practical examination and NREMT written exam.

The EMT initial training program will run multiple days each week for 4 months. Please click on each class to see the specific dates. The student must attend all classes and complete all work as assigned by the Instructor / Coordinator in order to complete this course

The Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC) course focuses on critical pediatric physiology, illnesses, injuries and interventions to help EMS practitioners provide the best treatment for sick and injured children in the field.  The course stresses critical thinking skills to help practitioners make the best decisions for their young patients.

 

Topics covered include:

 

  • The pathophysiology of the most common critical pediatric emergency issues, and critical thinking skills to help practitioners make the best decisions for their patients.
  • Application of the Pediatric Assessment Triangle (PAT), a tool to help EMS practitioners rapidly and accurately assess pediatric patients.
  • The importance of family-centered care.
  • Understanding and communicating with children.
  • Airway management, breathing and oxygenation.
  • Cardiac emergencies.
  • Recognizing child abuse and neglect.
  • Hypoperfusion and shock.
  • Newborn resuscitation.

 

EPC is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, emergency medical responders, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians. EPC is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.

 

This course meets the following National Continued Competency Program Requirements:

NCCP Topic  BLS Hours
Ventilation 2
Oxygenation 0.5
Post-Resuscitation 0.5
Cardiac Arrest (Pediatric) 2.5
Trauma Triage 0.5
CNS Injurues 0.5
Hemmorhage Control 0.5
Special HC Needs 1.5
OB Emergencies  0.5
Infectious Disease 0.5
Psychiatric 0.5
Toxicology/Opiods 0.5
Neurological/Seizures 0.5
At-Risk Populations 0.5
Field Triage 0.5
Culture of Safety 0.5
Pediatric Transport  0.5
Research  0.5
Evidence Based Guidelines 0.5

NAEMT’s EMS Safety course teaches students how to protect themselves and their patients while on the job. It promotes a culture of safety and helps reduce the number of on-the-job fatalities and injuries. EMS Safety is the only national, comprehensive safety course for EMS practitioners. Its interactive format features real-life case studies and compelling discussions on current safety issues, and provides participants with a forum to share their own experiences. Critical thinking stations help build participants’ risk assessment and decision-making skills.

 

Participants are taught:

 

  • To identify and manage the hazards that can appear during daily tasks, from offensive drivers to violent encounters to chronic stress.
  • Practical strategies that they can apply in the field, from situational awareness to defensive driving to verbal deflection.
  • How to strengthen their resiliency skills in order to combat both chronic and critical incident stress.

 

Topics covered include:

 

  • Applying crew resource management in EMS.
  • Utilizing situational awareness and defensive driving for safe emergency vehicle operations.
  • Employing multi-agency pre-planning, vehicle and practitioner visibility techniques, and defensive staging practices at roadside incidents.
  • Utilizing lift assist teams, lifting and moving equipment, and behavioral controls to protect both EMS practitioners and patients from injury.
  • Employing situational awareness to continually assess for the potential of violence on the scene and verbal and physical techniques to deescalate potential threats.
  • Practicing infection and contagion control to protect both EMS practitioners and patients from emerging threats.
  • Strengthening resiliency skills to help EMS practitioners cope with daily and critical incident stress.
  • Ensuring personal readiness for the daily challenges and hazards of working in the field through optimal personal health.

 

EMS Safety is offered as an 8-hour classroom course and is appropriate for all levels of EMS practitioners, other medical professionals providing prehospital patient care, and EMS supervisors and administrators. Students who successfully complete the course receive a certificate of completion and a wallet card good for 4 years. EMS Safety is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.

GEMS - provides EMS practitioners at all levels with the skills and knowledge to address the unique medical, social, environmental and communications challenges of older adults. Developed by NAEMT, in partnership with the American Geriatrics Society, GEMS empowers EMS practitioners to help improve medical outcomes and quality of life for geriatric patients. 


GEMS features case-based lectures, live action video, hands-on skill stations, simulation and small group scenarios to fully engage students in the learning experience. GEMS covers the following topics:

  • Changes with age
  • Assessment of older adults
  • Pharmacology and medication toxicity
  • Psycho-social emergencies
  • Elder abuse
  • End-of-life care issues
  • Cardiovascular and respiratory emergencies
  • Trauma
  • Neurological emergencies and altered mental status
  • Mobile integrated healthcare
  • Special considerations for older adults in disaster response
  • Skin and wound care
  • Medical devices frequently used by older adults

This course meets the following National Continued Competency Program Requirements:

NCCP Topic BLS Hours ALS Hours
Ventilation 1 2
Oxygenation 0.5 0.5
Stroke  1 1.5
Cardiac Arrest (Adult) 2 2
CHF --- 0.5
ACS --- 1
Trauma Triage 0.5 1
CNS Injury 0.5 1
Hemmorhage Control 0.5 0.5
Fluid Resuscitation --- 0.5
Special HC Needs 1.5 2
Infectious Diseases 0.5 0.5
Medication Delivery --- 1
Pain Management 0.5 1
Psychiatric 0.5 1
Toxicology/Opiods 0.5 0.5
Neurologic/Seizures 0.5 0.5
Endocrine/Diabetes 1 1
At Risk Populations 0.5 1
Culture of Safety 0.5 0.5

Cataldo Ambulance is proud to sponsor Mortality and Morbidity Rounds at the Training Center in Malden for CAS/AAS Staff ONLY.  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.  

This is for current employees only. CAS/AAS Staff, don't forget to use the promocode!

This course meets one third of the National Continued Competency Requirements (NCCR) to renew an EMT certification. Please check the notes to ensure you have signed up for the complete NCCR version/content you need - in Massachusetts both 2012 and 2016 content will be accepted for renewal in 2018, then going forward only the 2016 NCCR content can be used to meet the National Category. 

Below are the sections from the 2016 NCCR guidelines covered in this day:

Stroke
OB Emergencies
Infectious Disease
Pain Management
Psychiatric and Behavioral
Toxicological and Opioids
Neurological/Seizures
Endocrine/Diabetic
Immunological
Pediatric Transport
Crew Resource Management

This course meets one third of the National Continued Competency Requirements (NCCR) to renew an EMT certification. Please check the notes to ensure you have signed up for the complete NCCR version/content you need - in Massachusetts both 2012 and 2016 content will be accepted for renewal in 2018, then going forward only the 2016 NCCR content can be used to meet the National Category. 

Below are the sections from the 2016 NCCR guidelines covered in this day:

Ventilation
Oxygenation
Post-ROSC care
Cardiac Arrest
Pediatric Arrest

This course meets one third of the National Continued Competency Requirements (NCCR) to renew an EMT certification. Please check the notes to ensure you have signed up for the complete NCCR version/content you need - in Massachusetts both 2012 and 2016 content will be accepted for renewal in 2018, then going forward only the 2016 NCCR content can be used to meet the National Category. 

Below are the sections from the 2016 NCCR guidelines covered in this day:

VAD
Trauma Triage
CNS Injury
Hemorrhage Control
Special Healthcare Needs
At-Risk Populations
Ambulance Safety
Field Triage-Disaster
EMS Provider Hygiene, Safety, and Vaccinations
EMS Culture of Safety
EMS Research
Evidence-based guidelines

This course provides the hands-on skills session after completion of the Heartcode PALS course online with the American Heart Association (AHA). This session follows the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. The on-line portion can be completed in approximately 1 to 2 hours; time to complete a skills practice and testing session varies. Please visit http://www.onlineaha.org/ in order to complete the online portion of the class with the AHA directly prior to attending the skills session.

PALS Refresher couse with classroom lectures and hand-on, practical sceanrios.

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

Prior to the course, please complete the AHA mandated pre-course self assessment, and BRING THE RESULTS to the course. 

NAEMT's Psychological Trauma in EMS Patients (PTEP) course gives EMS practitioners the resources they need to help alleviate patients’ hidden wounds – intense fear, stress and pain – during a medical emergency.

PTEP educates EMS practitioners about the biological underpinnings of psychological trauma, the short and long-term impact on the brain and body, and warning signs that a patient is experiencing extreme psychological distress. EMS practitioners are also taught strategies and techniques to alleviate patients’ distress and help patients cope with what they’re experiencing to ward off lingering effects.

The 8-hour classroom course features scenario-based interactive sessions and lectures. Topics covered include:

  • The invisible wounds of psychological trauma

  • Reducing psychological traumatic stress

  • Understanding the physiological stress response

  • Applying the eSCAPe principle to patient care

  • Patient simulations

  • Recognizing psychological trauma within EMS

PTEP is designed for EMS practitioners and other prehospital providers. The course is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.  Students who successfully complete the course receive a certificate of completion, a wallet card good for 4 years, and 8 hours of CAPCE credit.

 

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