Class Schedule

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

Beginning 3/18/2024 the AHA Training Center is moving to a new location:

301 Lippincott Ave, Suite 120

Marlton, NJ 08053 

 

Virtua staff must provide your Virtua ID number when registering

 

If your job role at Virtua Health requires you to have the certification you are registering for, please select the free pricing level. If you are not a Virtua Employee or not a member of a M.O.R.E. Squad do not use the employee pricing and pay with a credit card.

 

 

The Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Renewal program is for healthcare professionals who have a CURRENT ACLS CARD at the time of the class. The class provides guidelines and up-to-date info on the science of adult resuscitation. No walk-ins or late arrivals  (15 minutes) will be accepted the day of the class.

You must bring current card (not expired) or access will be denied

  1. Visit elearning.heart.org/courses.
  2. Find the course name ( ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment and Precourse Work).
  3. Once you find your course, select Launch Course to begin.
  4. You must pass pre course assessment before viewing your video lessons. (3 hours long)

Note: If you haven't already logged in, the system will ask you to do so. If you haven't visited the site before, you'll be prompted to set up an account. (your own user name and passwork) 

Refund requests are honored up to 4 weeks prior to a course and subject to $25 service fee.

Disclaimer: The American Heart Association (AHA) strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the association.

The goal is to reduce deaths and disability for patients who suffer cardiovascular emergencies by providing healthcare professionals (such physicians, emergency nurses, and paramedics) with guidelines and up-to-date information on the science of adult resuscitation.

The Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Precourse Self-Assessment is an online tool that evaluates a student’s knowledge before the course to determine their proficiency and identify any need for additional review and practice in 3 sections: rhythm recognition, pharmacology, and practical application.

ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment | AHA eLearning (heart.org)

You must bring your completed certificate to class with you or entry will be denied.

Use the following steps to access the Student Resources:

  1. Visit elearning.heart.org/courses.
  2. Find the course name (ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment)
  3. Once you find your course, select Launch Course to begin.

Note: If you haven't already logged in, the system will ask you to do so. If you haven't visited the site before, you'll be prompted to set up an account.

How to Get Ready

No access without completed certificate.

The ACLS Course is designed to teach you the lifesaving skills required to be both a team member and a Team Leader in either an in-hospital or out-of-hospital setting. Because the ACLS Course covers extensive material in a short time, you will need to prepare for the course beforehand.

Precourse Requirements

You should prepare for class by doing the following:

  1. Review and understand the information in your ACLS Provider Manual.
  2. Review, understand, and pass the mandatory precourse self-assessment.

Ensure that your BLS skills and knowledge are current for the resuscitation scenarios. You will be tested on adult high-quality BLS skills using a feedback manikin at the beginning of the ACLS Course. You must know this in advance because you will not be taught how to do CPR or use an AED.

Some classes are scheduled for 1 full day (8am-4:30pm) or 2 half days (8am-12pm).  No walk-ins or late arrivals will be accepted on the day of the class.  No late arrivals after 15 minutes. (Virtua's policy) Bring your AHA-ACLS online certificate or access will be denied.

 

Disclaimer: The American Heart Association (AHA) strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the association.

Hands-On Portion for ACLS online: Skills Sessions for In-Person Practice and Testing. You must complete ACLS Heartcode at HeartCode® ACLS | AHA and bring your certificate, or access will be denied. ($158 payable to AHA online)

VIRTUA EMPLOYEES: This is not free to Virtua employees. You do not get paid for this course. (Do not clock in)

 

For American Heart Association courses that include psychomotor skills such as ACLS, students must complete an in-person skills practice and testing session to obtain an AHA course completion card. With AHA Blended Learning, the skills practice and skills test are taken together during a Hands-on Skills Session after the student completes the eLearning portion online. Skills sessions include Airway management, CPR, Team Dynamics, and Mega Code.

 

Authorized AHA Instructors conduct Skills Sessions.

Hands-On Portion for ASLS online: Skills Sessions for In-Person Practice and Testing. You must complete ASLS Heartcode part 1 online @ www.onlineaha.org and bring your certificate with you, or access will be denied. (This course will be assigned to you within 30 days of your skills session) 

 

For American Heart Association courses that include psychomotor skills such as ASLS, students must complete an in-person skills practice and testing session to obtain an AHA course completion card. With AHA Blended Learning, the skills practice and skills test are taken together during a Hands-on Skills Session after the student completes the eLearning portion online. 

 

Skills Sessions are conducted by authorized AHA Instructors

Hands-On Portion for ASLS online: Skills Sessions for In-Person Practice and Testing. You must complete ASLS Heartcode part 1 online @ www.onlineaha.org and bring your certificate with you, or access will be denied. (this course will be assigned to you within 30 days of your skills session) 

 

For American Heart Association courses that include psychomotor skills such as ASLS, students must complete an in-person skills practice and testing session to obtain an AHA course completion card. With AHA Blended Learning, the skills practice and skills test are taken together during a Hands-on Skills Session after the student completes the eLearning portion online. 

 

Skills Sessions are conducted by authorized AHA Instructors

This 3 hour program includes training for healthcare professionals in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) & choking skills for infants, children & adults, as well as 2-rescuer CPR, the use of barrier devices & training on automated external defibrillators (AED).

 

Disclaimer: The American Heart Association (AHA) strongly promotes knowledge & proficiency in BLS, ACLS & PALS & has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the association.

This is the hands-on portion of the BLS/CPR training:  Skills Sessions for In-Person Practice and Testing. You must complete part 1 to attend the skills session. Go to HeartCode® BLS | AHA and complete the online learning, then bring your certificate to the skills session. You WILL be turned away and unable to complete the skills if you do not have your Heartcode Part 1 certificate.

 ($34.00 payable to AHA online) This course is NOT free to Virtua employees

 

For American Heart Association courses that include psychomotor skills such as CPR, students must complete an in-person skills practice and testing session to obtain an AHA course completion card. With AHA Blended Learning, the skills practice and skills test are taken together during a Hands-on Skills Session after the student completes the eLearning portion online.

 

Authorized AHA Instructors conduct Skills Sessions.

This is a TWO PART course.  BLS written test and skills will be held a few nights before the scheduled course.  Time and date will be determined at least a month before the in-person class.  YOU MUST ATTEND BOTH CLASSES. Candidates will be tested in the following areas:

  • Adult and Pediatric BLS skills
  • BLS didactic knowledge

**Candidates must successfully complete the pretesting in ALL areas WITHOUTremediation.

An AHA Instructor Course teaches the methods needed to effectively instruct others in resuscitation courses. The minimum age to become an AHA Instructor is 18 years. 

PRE-REQUISITES:

  • You MUST hold a current AHA Provider card to be eligible. *Non-healthcare providers must also have current AHA first aid status.
  • Must show exemplary BLS skills.
  • Complete the AHA Instructor Essentials online course.  *Access key will be provided by Virtua Health*
  • Identify TCs accepting new instructors before enrolling in an instructor program (the TC hosting the course may not necessarily be the same as the primary designated TC)
  • Complete an Instructor Candidate Application to be on file with the accepting primary TC
  • Meet all renewal requirements for instructor status renewal (must teach the required minimum of 6 ILT or skills portions of a HeartCode course in accordance with the guidelines of the AHA and Virtua Health)
  • Register on the AHAInstructorNetwork.org and be accepted and approved by Virtua EMS Training Center for issuance of an Instructor ID number from the Network, which must be used to issue course completion cards/ecards

 

Family & Friends CPR” is an easy introductory course. Reservations for these popular community programs require advance registration.

This program is geared towards family members, friends and members of the general community who want to learn how to perform CPR for Adults, Infants and Children, and who do not need a course completion card. • No testing is involved •

Use of American Heart Association materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the Association.

Course cover CPR, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use, relief of choking in adults, children and infants, and use of barrier devices. Course certification is good for 2 years.

 

 Disclaimer: The American Heart Association (AHA) strongly promotes knowledge & proficiency in BLS, ACLS & PALS & has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the association.

 

The Heartsaver First Aid with CPR and AED Course teaches how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. Course content includes First Aid Basics, Medical Emergencies, Injury Emergencies, Environmental Emergencies and CPR skills for adults, children and infants, as well as the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). This course is intended for persons assigned to respond to emergencies in the workplace or community as well as those who want to learn basic first aid and CPR.

 

Requests for refunds are honored up to 2 weeks prior to a course and are subject to a $5 service fee.

 

Disclaimer: The American Heart Association (AHA) strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the association.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course is intended to provide the skills needed to perform an actual resuscitation of an infant or child. For healthcare professionals who have a CARD CURRENT at the time of the class.To prepare for class you must understand the information in the PALS Provider eBook (paper textbooks will not be issued) 

You must bring current card (not expired) or access will be denied

  1. Visit elearning.heart.org/courses.
  2. Find the course name ( PALS Precourse Self-Assessment and Precourse Work).
  3. Once you find your course, select Launch Course to begin.
  4. You must pass pre-course assessment before viewing your video lessons. (3 hours long)

Refund requests are honored up to 4 weeks prior to a course & subject to $25 service fee.

Disclaimer: The American Heart Association (AHA) strongly promotes knowledge & proficiency in BLS, ACLS and PALS & has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the association.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course is intended to give healthcare professionals the knowledge & skills they need to perform an actual resuscitation of an infant or child.

Some classes are scheduled for 1 full day. (8am-4:30 pm) or 2 half days (8am-12 pm)  You must attend both 1/2 day sessions to complete this course. 

Precourse Requirements:

Review and understand the information in your PALS Provider eBook.

Review, understand and pass mandatory precourse self-assesssment 

Visit: elearning.heart.org/courses and launch PALS Precourse Assessment. Bring your completed certificate to class with you or entry will be denied. 

 

Refund requests are honored up to 4 weeks prior to a course & subject to a $25 service fee.

Disclaimer: The American Heart Association (AHA) strongly promotes knowledge & proficiency in BLS, ACLS & PALS & has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the association.

Hands-On Portion for PALS online: Skills Sessions for In-Person Practice and Testing. For American Heart Association courses that include psychomotor skills such as PALS, students must complete an in-person skills practice and testing session to obtain an AHA course completion card. With AHA Blended Learning, the skills practice and skills test are taken together during a Hands-on Skills Session after the student completes the eLearning portion online. Skills sessions include Airway management, CPR, Team Dynamics, and megacode.

Authorized AHA Instructors conduct Skills Sessions

Skills Sessions for In-Person Practice and Testing. You must complete PALS Heartcode at HeartCode® PALS | AHA ($158 payable to AHA) and bring your certificate, or access will be denied. 

VIRTUA EMPLOYEES: This is not a free course for Virtua employees. You do not get paid to take this course. (do not clock in) 

This class is for Virtua employees only.

 

This 8 hour program is open to ALL MCH staff and Paramedics who could attend a high risk delivery ( L&D, OB Triage, HROB, NICU/SCN, EMS/Medical Transport, and Respiratory Therapy) and covers all chapters in the NRP textbook.

 

Students will receive information by email 30 days prior to their class. Students must complete the online portion and then come to Voorhees hospital to complete skills portion. Program provides you with the knowledge & skills needed to perform neonatal resuscitation.

 

Certification is good for 2 years. Access to an eBook is included in your registration.

**Replacement cards are online @ Virtua Health NRP Learning platform

 

 **Registrations for the class will be closed 1 week prior to the date**

 

If you need to change your registration information or have any questions, please reach out to bmurtaugh@virtua.org.

 

 

This class is for Virtua employees only.

 

This 4 hour program is for Nursing staff in MBU ONLY and covers the initial assessment and resuscitation steps for a baby in the immediate newborn period.  Covers Chapters 1-4 in the NRP textbook.

 

Students will receive information by email 30 days prior to their class. Students must complete the online portion and then come to Voorhees hospital to complete skills portion. Program provides you with the knowledge & skills needed to perform neonatal resuscitation.

 

Certification is good for 2 years. Access to an eBook is included in your registration.

**Replacement cards are online @ Reports | AAP NRP (nrplearningplatform.com)

 

**Registrations for the class will be closed 1 week prior to the date**

 

If you need to change your registration information or have any questions, please reach out to bmurtaugh@virtua.org.

 

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  • This is a workforce development program. Employment commitments exist for your enrollment. All candidates must attend an in-person enrollment session to understand academy schedules, and training requirements.

 

This course provides a comprehensive overview of postpartum care practices, focusing on both maternal and newborn health. It covers essential topics such as postpartum recovery, physical and emotional changes in new mothers, breastfeeding benefits, and newborn care fundamentals. The course is designed to educate EMS professionals on recognizing, addressing, and supporting the unique needs of mothers and their infants immediately following birth. Through detailed slides and evidence-based practices, participants are equipped with the knowledge to enhance the well-being of mothers and newborns during this critical period.

 

This class will occur online via Zoom

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.

Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) remains the gold standard of education for emergency medical assessment and treatment. Endorsed by the National Association of EMS Physicians, AMLS emphasizes the use of the AMLS Assessment Pathway, a systematic tool for assessing and managing common medical conditions with urgent accuracy.

In the third edition of AMLS, students learn to recognize and manage common medical crises through realistic case-based scenarios that challenge students to apply their knowledge to highly critical patients.  The course emphasizes the use of scene size-up, first impression, history, interactive group discussion on differential diagnosis and potential treatment strategies, and physical exam to systematically rule out and consider possibilities and probabilities in treating patients’ medical crises. The third edition AMLS library of patient simulations offers students an opportunity to apply critical thinking skills to a variety of patient presentations. Additional features include patient simulation monitor images and ECGs provided by iSimulate, to enhance students’ experience.

The course utilizes the AMLS textbook and course manual, and covers the following topics:

  • Respiratory disorders
  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Shock
  • Sepsis
  • Neurological disorders
  • Endocrine/Metabolic disorders
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Infectious disease
  • Abdominal disorders
  • Toxicological emergencies
  • Exposure to hazardous materials

AMLS is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse anesthetists and physicians. AMLS is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.

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.

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

GEMS courses are appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, emergency medical responders, nurses, physician assistants and physicians. GEMS is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.

The Mental Health Resilience Officer (MHRO) course prepares EMS personnel to serve as their agency’s Mental Health Resilience Officer. In this role, the MHRO will engage with peers to develop an understanding of mental health issues and resilience; identify peers who are experiencing mental health stressors and crises; navigate peers in need to the right services for help; and support the development of a culture of mental health resilience and emotional wellness within the agency.

The course covers:

  • the role of a Mental Health Resilience Officer;
  • the impacts of EMS work on mental health and emotional wellbeing;
  • mental health resilience at the individual, interpersonal, and agency level;
  • communication strategies to engage your colleagues regarding mental health issues;
  • case studies in EMS mental health;
  • key elements of an effective agency EMS mental health resilience program; and
  • how to build or strengthen an agency mental health resilience program; and resources to support the MHRO.

This course is designed for EMS practitioners who meet the following qualifications:

  • at a minimum, current state certification or license as an EMT;
  • at least three years of full-time practice (or equivalent) at the EMT level or above;
  • strong interpersonal communication skills with an interest in serving in this position; and
  • prior experience with critical incident stress debriefing (CISD) and/or motivational interviewing preferred.

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.  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 and decrease mortality. The program is based on a philosophy stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. 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. The course utilizes the internationally recognized PHTLS textbook and covers the following topics:

  • Physiology of life and death
  • Scene assessment
  • Patient assessment
  • Airway
  • Breathing, ventilation and oxygenation
  • Circulation, hemorrhage and shock
  • Patients with disabilities
  • Patient simulations

PHTLS is the global gold standard in prehospital trauma education and is taught in 64 countries. PHTLS is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, physician assistants, physicians, and other prehospital providers. PHTLS is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.

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.  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 and decrease mortality. The program is based on a philosophy stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. 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. The course utilizes the internationally recognized PHTLS textbook and covers the following topics:

  • Physiology of life and death
  • Scene assessment
  • Patient assessment
  • Airway
  • Breathing, ventilation and oxygenation
  • Circulation, hemorrhage and shock
  • Patients with disabilities
  • Patient simulations

PHTLS is the global gold standard in prehospital trauma education and is taught in 64 countries. PHTLS is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, physician assistants, physicians, and other prehospital providers. PHTLS is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.

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.

The 2nd edition of NAEMT's Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) course teaches EMS practitioners and other prehospital providers how to respond to and care for patients in a civilian tactical environment.

The course presents the three phases of tactical care and integrates parallel EMS nomenclature:

  • Hot Zone/Direct Threat Care that is rendered while under attack or in adverse conditions.
  • Warm Zone/Indirect Threat Care that is rendered while the threat has been suppressed but may resurface at any point.
  • Cold Zone/Evacuation Care that is rendered while the casualty is being evacuated from the incident site. 

The 16-hour classroom course includes all new patient simulations and covers the following topics:

  • Hemorrhage control including immediate action drills for tourniquet application throughout the course;
  • Complete coverage of the MARCH assessment;
  • Surgical airway control and needle decompression;
  • Strategies for treating wounded responders in threatening environments;
  • Caring for pediatric patients;
  • Techniques for dragging and carrying victims to safety; and
  • A final, mass-casualty/active shooter event simulation.

NAEMT's TECC course is endorsed by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, is consistent with the current guidelines established by the Committee on TECC (Co-TECC), and meets all of the updated National Tactical Emergency Medical Support Competency Domains. This course is accredited by CAPCE for 16 hours of continuing education credit, and recognized by NREMT.

NAEMT is a recognized education partner of the Co-TECC. The Co-TECC establishes guidelines for the provision of prehospital care to injured patients during a tactical incident. The Co-TECC neither creates curriculum for the prehospital provider, nor does it endorse the curriculum of other organizations.

The NAEMT virtual refresher courses are built from NAEMT’s evidence-based continuing education courses, including Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS), Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC), Geriatric Education for EMS (GEMS), and EMS Safety. Applicable portions of these courses have been incorporated into the schedule of the refresher course. The refresher courses are taught virtually by Microsoft Teams.

Day 1 covers 8.5 hours of the NCCP Cardiology topics below:

  • Post resuscitation
  • VADs
  • Stroke
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Pediatric Cardiac Arrest
  • CHF
  • ACS

Participants must be present and participate in the entire course to earn credit. 

The NAEMT virtual refresher courses are built from NAEMT’s evidence-based continuing education courses, including Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS), Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC), Geriatric Education for EMS (GEMS), and EMS Safety. Applicable portions of these courses have been incorporated into the schedule of the refresher course. The refresher courses are taught virtually by Microsoft Teams.

Day 2 covers 8.5 hours of the NCCP Medical topics below:

  • Special Healthcare Needs
  • OB Emergencies
  • Infectious Disease
  • Medication Delivery
  • Pain Management
  • Psychiatric
  • Tox/Opioids
  • Neuro/Seizures
  • Endrocrine/Diabetes
  • Immunological

The NAEMT virtual refresher courses are built from NAEMT’s evidence-based continuing education courses, including Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS), Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC), Geriatric Education for EMS (GEMS), and EMS Safety. Applicable portions of these courses have been incorporated into the schedule of the refresher course. The refresher courses are taught virtually by Microsoft Teams.

Day 3 covers 6.5 hours of the NCCP Operations topics below:

  • At-Risk Populations
  • Ambulance Safety
  • Field Triage
  • Hygiene/Vaccinations
  • Culture of Safety
  • Pediatric Transport
  • Crew Resource Management
  • Evidence-Based Guidelines

The NAEMT virtual refresher courses are built from NAEMT’s evidence-based continuing education courses, including Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS), Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC), Geriatric Education for EMS (GEMS), and EMS Safety. Applicable portions of these courses have been incorporated into the schedule of the refresher course. The refresher courses are taught virtually by Microsoft Teams.

Day 4 covers 6.5 hours of the NCCP Airway and Trauma topics below:

  • Ventilation
  • Capnography
  • Oxygenation
  • Trauma Triage
  • CNS Injury
  • Hemorrhage Control
  • Fluid Resuscitation

Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP) - Hybrid ALS Provider

Course Overview

PEPP represents a complete source of prehospital medical information for the emergency care of infants and children. Developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, PEPP is an exciting curriculum designed to teach prehospital professionals how to better assess and manage ill or injured children.

PEPP is a comprehensive, innovative, and highly visual course featuring case-based lectures, live-action video, hands-on skills stations, and small group scenarios.​

The Basic Life Support (BLS) course is geared toward the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and the Advanced Life Support (ALS) course is geared toward the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) and Paramedic. The PEPP Course Coordinator should determine which course (BLS or ALS) is most appropriate for an individual. Any health professional who is responsible for the emergency care of children may find this course beneficial.

Course Format

  • The hybrid course is a combination of online learning (14.0 hours of education), followed by hands-on practice in the classroom. Instead of attending a 2-day traditional onsite course, students learn a portion of the course through self-directed online modules. After completing all of the online modules, students then attend a 1-day onsite course for completion of hands-on practice, as well as instructor interaction and the final examination

Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP) - Hybrid BLS Provider

Course Overview

PEPP represents a complete source of prehospital medical information for the emergency care of infants and children. Developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, PEPP is an exciting curriculum designed to teach prehospital professionals how to better assess and manage ill or injured children.

PEPP is a comprehensive, innovative, and highly visual course featuring case-based lectures, live-action video, hands-on skills stations, and small group scenarios.​

The Basic Life Support (BLS) course is geared toward the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and the Advanced Life Support (ALS) course is geared toward the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) and Paramedic. The PEPP Course Coordinator should determine which course (BLS or ALS) is most appropriate for an individual. Any health professional who is responsible for the emergency care of children may find this course beneficial.

Course Format

  • The hybrid course is a combination of online learning (8.0 hours of education), followed by hands-on practice in the classroom. Instead of attending a daylong traditional onsite course, students learn a portion of the course through self-directed online modules. After completing all of the online modules, students then attend a short onsite course for completion of hands-on practice, as well as instructor interaction and the final examination.​

This course is for Virtua EMS Employees Only.

 

The Definitive EMS Airway Course

  • Learn the full range of airway management techniques — including use of extraglottic devices, medication-assisted intubation, video laryngoscopy & other advanced imaging devices, and cricothyrotomy.
  • Work with experienced faculty who know the unique challenges facing EMS providers.
  • Use all of the airway devices in small group sessions.
  • Practice decision making and airway techniques in Code AirwayTM stations.
  • Face the most challenging patient scenarios in a no-risk environment. These include elevated ICP, pulmonary edema, status asthmaticus, foreign body in the airway, direct airway trauma, multiple trauma with shock, and many more.
  • Meet your continuing education requirements. This two-day course is approved by CAPCE
    and ASTNA.
  • Receive the definitive airway textbook, The Walls Manual of Emergency Airway Management by Calvin A. Brown, MD
    John C. Sakles, MD and Nathan W. Mick, MD

This course is for Virtua EMS Employees Only.

 

AN EMPOWERING AIRWAY COURSE DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR BLS AND ILS PROVIDERS

Fundamentals of Airway Management is a one-day course designed for Basic and Intermediate EMS providers and other medical professionals who may be required to manage a patient’s airway before transport to a hospital.

GAIN CRITICAL AIRWAY KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Airway Anatomy
  • Techniques for opening the airway
  • Proper BMV techniques
  • External Laryngeal Manipulation (ELM)
  • Extraglottic Devices
  • Assisting with intubation

Use this to purchase an ACLS or PALS pocket reference card.

If you need to cancel or reschedule a course please send your name, the date of the course, and the date you would like to attend if rescheduling to the email address above.

 

 

Physician Medical Direction:

Ronald Klebacher, DO, FAEMS, MICP

Medical Director - Virtua EMS