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Emergency Care

EMS Online Instructor-Facilitated Courses

Our instructor-facilitated online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive. Our instructors are famous for their ability to create warm and supportive communities of learners. You can complete any course entirely from your home or office, any time of the day or night. Courses run for six weeks (with a 10-day grace period at the end). Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links, and more. A new online session opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits! 

Human Anatomy and Physiology

Gain a greater appreciation and understanding of the marvelous complexity of the human body. Fee $100
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Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Learn the basic characteristics of the four main types of tissues, the general and special senses, cellular metabolism, body chemistry, and significant events in the life span, from fertilization through old age. Fee $100
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Human Physiology Series

Understand the intricacies and inner workings of the human body in this two-part series. Save $26 when you take both classes. The series includes Human Anatomy and Physiology and Human Anatomy and Physiology II. Fee $174 
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Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)

Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) is an in-depth study of medical emergencies.  This course emphasizes a pragmatic approach and format, based on teaching providers what they need to know.  The curriculum is designed to allow for a minimal amount of lecture and an ample amount of actual hands-on physical assessment of patients. 

The hands-on AMLS course gives each provider/student the ability to integrate the knowledge presented into a practical format for use in his or her current practice.  This course is directed at the pre-hospital treatment of medical emergencies, but can be altered to encompass the initial emergency department assessment and management of the medical patient.  The format and administrative policies set forth are those of the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT).

The major goals of the AMLS course are 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;
  • Advance the provider's ability to conduct a competent medical examination that utilizes proper diagnostic skills, critical thinking, and interventions;
  • Advance the provider's ability to utilize problem-solving strategies in interventions and management alternatives; and
  • Advance the provider's ability to communicate the pertinent findings and interventions to the receiving facility                

Open to EMS Providers, RNs, PAs, and Physicians.   16 CEHs

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Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services (GEMS)

The American Geriatrics Society and the National Council of State EMS Training Coordinators have part­nered to bring you Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services (GEMS).

The GEMS course is designed to address all of the special needs of the older population, including the geriatric objectives within the National Standard Curricula for EMS and for the National Registry Refresher course. Open to EMS Providers, RNs, PAs, and Physicians.

The one and a half day GEMS for Advanced Life Sup­port Providers (ALS) course is geared towards EMT-Intermediates and Paramedics.  14 CEHs

The one-day GEMS for BLS course is geared towards first responders and EMT-Basics. 7 CEHs

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