Emergency Medical Services - CPS (EMS)

EMS 0132. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider. 1.6 Hour.

Combines lectures, skill laboratories, and written and practical examinations to provide in-depth training in Advanced Cardiac Life Support for cardiac emergencies according to the American Heart Association standards.

EMS 0136. Neurological Emergencies. 0.6 Hours.

Covers anatomy and physiology; patient assessment; pathophysiology; management of CNS problems, including trauma to the head, neck, and spinal column; coma; seizures; and stroke.

EMS 0138. Paramedic Refresher. 4.8 Hours.

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EMS 0139. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider. 1.4 Hour.

Offers pediatricians, emergency physicians, nurses, house staff, and paramedics an opportunity to develop the cognitive and psychomotor skills necessary for resuscitation of the infant and child.

EMS 0141. Critical Incident and Stress Management (CISM). 0.3 Hours.

Designed to provide professional intervention after significant incidents in order to minimize stress-related problems of EMS, hospital, and public safety personnel.

EMS 0143. EMT Basic Refresher Course. 0 Hours.

Designed to meet the biennial refresher training requirements of the Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Services.

EMS 0144. Emergency Medical Dispatch Training. 2.4 Hours.

Designed to meet the emergency dispatcher training requirements for public safety personnel in the emergency medical service sector. Covers priority dispatching, dispatching techniques, call control, breaking hysteria thresholds, medical communication systems, overview of responders, medical interrogation, emergency medical “ABCs,” medical dispatch priorities, liability and legal issues, prearrival medical instructions, disasters and hazardous materials, and EMD implementation. .

EMS 0149. Infectious Diseases. 0.3 Hours.

Covers the immune system; infectious vs. communicable diseases; and the risks associated with occupational exposure to Hepatitis B, HIV, TB, and other infectious diseases.

EMS 0156. Mass Casualty Incident. 0.6 Hours.

Offers students an opportunity to identify the capabilities and limitations of an EMS system in the face of a mass casualty incident or disaster. Covers identification of resources, triage, equipment, and personnel.

EMS 0158. Psychiatric Emergencies. 0.3 Hours.

Offers students an opportunity to learn how to identify the different types of emotional disorders and their characteristics. Explains management of the psychiatric patient and methods of restraint in crisis intervention.

EMS 0161. 12-Lead EKGs. 1.2 Hour.

Covers interpretation of 12-lead EKGs through the identification of characteristic changes associated with injury, ischemia, and/or infarction. Participants should have prior knowledge of basic EKG interpretation.

EMS 0163. Chest Decompression and Cricothyroidotomy. 0.3 Hours.

Offers paramedics an opportunity to learn the cognitive and psychomotor skills of chest decompression and needle cricothyroidotomy. Discusses A&P, indications, and complications. Includes a practicum.

EMS 0175. CPR/Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers. 0.4 Hours.

Designed to provide training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation in accordance with American Heart Association standards. Consists of lectures and practical skill sessions and covers all phases of CPR, including adult, pediatric, and infant. A CPR card is issued upon successful completion of the course.

EMS 0190. Prehospital Trauma Life Support—PHTLS. 1.8 Hour.

Focuses on the care of the trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. Examines the mechanism of injury, injury patterns, and underlying injuries the trauma patient sustains. Offers students an opportunity, through lectures, class interaction, and hands-on stations, to learn the unique aspects of multisystem trauma patient care, assessment, and interventions.

EMS 0191. Medical Emergencies. 1.2 Hour.

Describes the prehospital assessment of medical emergencies. Topics includes endocrine problems, including diabetes mellitus; the causes of abdominal pain; dialysis; toxicological emergencies; bites, stings; substance abuse; poisonings; environmental emergencies; and anaphylaxis.

EMS 0192. Rapid Sequence Induction. 0.3 Hours.

Describes the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system and discusses the pharmacological agents, indications, and contraindications of rapid sequence induction.

EMS 0194. OB/GYN Emergencies. 0.6 Hours.

Offers the prehospital healthcare provider an opportunity to learn how to recognize and intervene appropriately in abnormal deliveries and OB emergencies. Describes the anatomy and physiology of the female reproductive system and the etiology and emergency care measures for common problems associated with the system.

EMS 0195. Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals . 1.2 Hour.

Designed to enhance the prehospital provider’s knowledge of pediatric emergencies, including trauma and medical emergencies. Includes aspects of injury and illness prevention, developmental stages, common pediatric illness and care, and treatment of special needs pediatric patients.

EMS 0196. Interpretation and Correlation of Lab Values. 0.6 Hours.

Covers the signs and symptoms that occur with imbalances in fluids and electrolytes and how these imbalances cause changes in the patient. Explores how even slight alterations of fluids and electrolytes can contribute to illness and diseases. Discusses the normal values of electrolytes and correlates how changes in these can affect homeostasis. Offers the prehospital provider an opportunity to increase their knowledge base and understanding of the inner workings of the body to enhance patient assessment techniques.

EMS 0197. Weapons of Mass Destruction Response Awareness. 0.6 Hours.

Offered in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Justice Center for Domestic Preparedness and designed to provide first responders, public safety, and emergency management personnel with awareness-level knowledge about the response to a terrorist incident involving weapons of mass destruction. Covers the current terrorist threat; chemical, biological, and radiological materials and agents; improvised explosive devices; and responder actions. Upon successful completion of the program, all agency-affiliated participants are eligible for certification through the U.S. Department of Justice in Weapons of Mass Destruction Response Awareness.

EMS 0198. Abuse and Neglect. 0.6 Hours.

Addresses types of patient abuse and neglect. Focuses on the personality traits of those who abuse, as well as legal considerations in providing emergency care.

EMS 0200. Prehospital Management of Traumatic Brain Injury. 0.6 Hours.

Covers the pathophysiology of brain tissue; the types of head injuries; and the variations in blood pressure, oxygenation, and other extracranial parameters to prevent secondary brain injuries. TBI patients are among the most challenging patients that EMS providers encounter. Seeks to provide the information needed to preserve and possibly restore neurological function by minimizing the changes that occur on a subcerebral and tissue level.

EMS 0201. HAZMAT. 0.6 Hours.

Covers incident analysis, awareness, recognition of hazards, and identification of different substances. Offers students an opportunity to learn about the specialized protection equipment suitable for a wide variety of substances both chemical and biological. Also covers the methods of scene analysis and decontamination.

EMS 0202. Thermal Injuries. 0.3 Hours.

Covers the anatomy and physiology of the skin and the local and systemic complications of thermal injuries. Identifies and describes the depth classifications for determining body surface area percentage of thermal injury. Covers the effects of thermal injuries on age and preexisting conditions, as well as the complications from, and treatment of, various types of burns.

EMS 0204. Geriatric Emergency Medical Services (GEMS). 1.2 Hour.

Designed to enable EMS professionals to better access and provide state-of-the-art care to the elderly. Topics include physiological and psychological aspects of aging; communicating effectively with the elderly; geriatric pharmacology; assessment; trauma; musculoskeletal and orthopedic injuries; respiratory, cardiac, neurological, and psychiatric emergencies; toxicology; elder abuse and neglect; and end-of-life issues.

EMS 0205. Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS). 1.6 Hour.

Developed by the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT) to provide paramedics with a practical approach of assessing and treating adult medical emergencies. The program moves from assessment procedures to field diagnosis and management of treatable causes by offering realistic methods practiced by experienced ALS-level emergency medical providers.