Class Schedule

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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.

 

 

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician course prepares the AEMT student to provide prehospital assessment and care for patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries. Areas of study include an introduction to emergency medical services systems, roles, and responsibilities of AEMTs, anatomy and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, special considerations for working in the prehospital setting and providing patient transportation.

COURSE HOURS: 80 didactic hours, 80 lab hours, 156 clinical hours. Additional clinical hours may be assigned to meet competency standards.  This course will meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 1800-2200 at the Cataldo Education Center in Malden.

Students must already hold a current EMT certification in the state of Massachusetts

*STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT PROOF OF COVID-19 VACCINATION PRIOR TO BEGINNING CLASS.*

• 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 2020 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.

Community EMT

Course Overview

The community paramedicine technician program is designed to educate experienced BLS providers with the required skills needed to function within the community paramedicine program. Program topics will include high-risk patient populations, community resources, chronic disease management, the pathophysiology of disease, and lab techniques and tests. The program is built on 3 pillars:

  1. Transitioning from EMT to Community EMT
  2. Transitioning from Emergent to Preventive Care
  3. Clinical Training

The purpose of this outline is to provide a list of the community EMT topics that must be covered in a community EMT education program. A community paramedicine education program must be flexible in design to assist in closing gaps within the healthcare system. Through standards community paramedicine curriculums EMS providers can be educated at the appropriate level to serve their local communities.

Topic areas include but are not limited to:

  • Introduction to Mobile Integrated Healthcare and Community Paramedicine
  • Home safety assessment
  • Social determinates of health
  • Communication
  • Medication awareness
  • Chronic disease
  • Mental health
  • Patient assessment
  • Plan of care

Community Paramedicine Technician

Course Overview

The community paramedicine technician program is designed to educate experienced ALS providers with the required skills needed to function within the community paramedicine program. Program topics will include high-risk patient populations, community resources, chronic disease management, the pathophysiology of disease, and lab techniques and tests. The program is built on 3 pillars:

  1. Transitioning from Advanced EMT or Paramedic to Community Paramedicine Technician
  2. Transitioning from Emergent to Preventive Care
  3. Clinical Training

The purpose of this outline is to provide a list of the community paramedicine technician topics to be covered in a community paramedicine technician education curriculum. A community paramedicine technician program must be flexible in design to assist in closing gaps within the healthcare system. Through standards, community paramedicine curriculums will enable EMS providers to be educated at the appropriate level to serve their local communities.

Topic areas for the Community Paramedicine Technician education include but are not limited to:

  • Introduction to Mobile Integrated Healthcare and Community Paramedicine
  • Development and Implantation of Community Paramedicine / Mobile Integrated Health Programs
  • Community Needs Assessment
  • Communication
  • Anatomy and Pathology Review
  • Pharmacology
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Special Populations
  • Mental Health
  • Patient Assessments
  • Plan of care
  • Immunizations
  • Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Nutrition

 

The Cataldo Ambulance Service EMT program offers comprehensive outcomes based curricula designed to prepare graduates who are competent and compassionate critical thinkers committed to lifelong learning. This EMT program utilizes 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 80%, 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 Monday through Friday each week for approximately 30 days. 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.

*STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT PROOF OF COVID-19 VACCINATION PRIOR TO BEGINNING CLASS.*

The Cataldo Ambulance Service EMT program offers comprehensive outcomes based curricula designed to prepare graduates who are competent and compassionate critical thinkers committed to lifelong learning. This EMT program utilizes a combination of online asynchronous classes and performance based laboratory bootcamp 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 skills bootcamp classes and achieve 100% attendance, a minimum course average of 80%, 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. 

This EMT initial training program will run for 6 weeks online, with a 7th week dedicated to an in-person skills bootcamp. The student must attend all skills bootcamp classes and complete all work as assigned by the Instructor / Coordinator in order to complete this course.

*STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT PROOF OF COVID-19 VACCINATION PRIOR TO BEGINNING CLASS.*

The Cataldo Ambulance Service 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 80%, 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.

*STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT PROOF OF COVID-19 VACCINATION PRIOR TO BEGINNING CLASS.*

The Cataldo Ambulance Service 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 80%, 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 evenings 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.

*STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT PROOF OF COVID-19 VACCINATION PRIOR TO BEGINNING CLASS.*

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 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. 

This is for CAS/AAS Employees Only - Please indicate in your registrtion comments if you need help with your recertification by exam or con-ed. This time is best used if you have already completed ALL of your con-ed and are looking for help either entering or having it reviewed OR are looking to have your skills check completed. 

 

Cataldo/Atlantic Employees - Do not forget to use the promo code when signing up for classes!!

 

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