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Hospital employees must show their hospital ID badge to receive a certification.

To ensure a positive learning environment for all, please do not bring children or pets to class.

How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

Presented by REMSA Clinical Development

Are you prepared to manage and survive a zombie outbreak? This class will focus on the critical life saving decisions that need to be made in the first few minutes of any scene call while maintaining situational awareness and safety.

Participants will have the opportunity to get dirty and hands on in this challenging, scenario based course working as a team to survive an apocalypse while treating and caring for your fellow human beings.

Join us for a CE class focusing on airway and trauma skills. Register today!

Course Description - This is the entry level course to the Emergency Medical Service profession. Topics to be covered are: EMT roles and responsibilities, airway management, patient assessment, medical emergencies, anatomy and physiology, documentation, lifting and moving, and communications. Practical labs will be conducted. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to take the National Registry test and certify as an EMT in the State of Nevada.

Selection Process- Basic aptitude test includes reading comprehension, math skills, cpr comprehension and a writing sample. Candidates must register for one of the testing dates to become eligible for the EMT course.

Course Information - REMSA Education reserves the right to make changes to the schedule or cancel a class due to low enrollment if needed.

Disclaimer - Students choosing to enter into the EMS profession will be required to participate in both the cognitive classroom education as well as the psychomotor skills educaiton.  This class as well as the EMS profession will require students to be able to perform very physical tasks including lifting and moving, bending, walking, and sitting and standing for long periods.  Students are encouraged to look up the typical tasks of an EMT to gain a full understanding of the physical and mental demands of this class and the EMS profession.  All students will be subject to a background check in class prior to attending any clinical or field internship sites.  Students with adverse information in their background should contact REMSA prior to enrolling to discuss exclusion requirements.


If you have any questions please contact us at 775-353-0772 or email swestphal@remsa-cf.com

Course Description - The Emergency Medical Technician - Advanced is qualified in advanced emergency care by a competency-based training program of didactic, clinical, and a field internship. Competencies include but are not limited to the recognition, assessment, and management of medical emergencies. The EMT- Advanced primarily provides prehospital emergency care to acutely ill or injured patients. The EMT- Advanced level has as its base the basic EMT program and has proven clinical skills and knowledge to support the skills in addition to the basic program. This level does not conflict or compete with the EMT-Paramedic level; it is another level that exists as a result of different skills being emphasized.


Selection Process - EMT - Advanced entrance testing includes EMT-B knowledge assessment and math knowledge assessment. Candidates must register for one of the testing dates to become eligible for the EMT- Advanced course.

Please review the course requirements - EMT- Advanced  Requirements

If you have any questions please contact Sean Saulnier at  ssaulnier@remsa-cf.com

For registration information email Shauna Westphal at swestphal@remsa-cf.com
 

Description: The ACLS Provider Course provides the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate and manage the first 10 minutes of an adult ventricular fibrillation/ventricular tachycardia (VF/VT) arrest. Providers are expected to learn to manage 10 core ACLS cases: a respiratory emergency, four types of cardiac arrest (simple VF/VT, complex VF/VT, PEA and asystole), four types of prearrest emergencies (bradychardia, stable tachycardia, unstable tachycardia and acute coronary syndromes) and stroke.

Audience: Personnel staffing emergency, intensive care or critical care departments; emergency medical providers such as physicians, nurses, emergency technicians, paramedics, respiratory therapists and other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency.

Please Bring: Current ACLS Provider Manual and completed mandatory pre-test certificate. Every student must come to class with a current provider manual. Manuals are available for purchase at REMSA Education for $35.00. Please contact us at 775-353-0772 for more information.

Prerequisites: Current valid Healthcare Provider CPR card and a completed mandatory pre-course exam. The pretest can be accessed by going to http://www.heart.org/eccstudent and enter the code acls15.  You must pass the pre-test with a 70% or better to be allowed access into the class.  If you are unable to print your pre-test, please take a picture of it to include your name, date, and score; then arrive early to print from our computer lab.

The goal of the ACLS EP Course is to improve outcomes in complex cardiovascular, respiratory and other (e.g. metabolic, toxcicologic) emergencies by expanding on core ACLS guidelines and encouraging critical thinking and decision-making strategies.  Through instruction and active participation in case-based scenarios, learners enhance their skills in the differntial diagnosis and treatment of prearrest, arrest and postarrest patients.

Course Content

Applying the expanded ACLS-EP Survey to patient assessment, evaluation and management

Cardiovascular Emergencies

Cerebrovascular Emergencies

Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology Emergencies

Effective communication within a resuscitation team

Recognition of the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance

High Quality CPR

Post-Cardiac Arrest Care

Respiratory and Metabolic Emergencies

Intended Audience:

This course is for seasoned healthcare providers who are proficient in performing BLS and ACLS skills, reading and interpreting ECGs, and understanding ACLS pharmacology and who regularly lead or participate in emergency assessment and treatment of prearrest, arrest or postarrest patients.

Course Prerequisites:

Be proficient in performing BLS and ACLS skills

Be able to read and interpret ECG's

Have an understanding of ACLS pharmacology

Regulary lead or participate in emergency assessment and treatment of prearrest, arrest, and postarrest patients

Pass the ACLS Provider exam with an 84% or higher.  

Online ACLS Exam - Pretest

Students enrolling in the ACLS EP course will be emailed an access code for the ACLS EP pretest.  This is essentailly the ACLS post test from a regualr ACLS course and must be completed with an 84% or better to be able to attend the course.  This must be completed prior to coming to class and a copy of the certificate from the test must be printed and brought to class.  You will not be admitted to class without it.

ACLS EP relects the following science:

2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC

2013 American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF)/AHA Guidelines for the Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infartion

2012 ACCF/AHA Focused Update of the Guideline for the Management of Patients With Unstable Angina/Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

 

Students must be ACLS Provider certified to register.


Description: The ACLS Provider Course provides the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate and manage the first 10 minutes of an adult ventricular fibrillation/ventricular tachycardia (VF/VT) arrest. Providers are expected to learn to manage 10 core ACLS cases: a respiratory emergency, four types of cardiac arrest (simple VF/VT, complex VF/VT, PEA and asystole), four types of prearrest emergencies (bradychardia, stable tachycardia, unstable tachycardia and acute coronary syndromes) and stroke.

Audience: Personnel staffing emergency, intensive care or critical care departments; emergency medical providers such as physicians, nurses, emergency technicians, paramedics, respiratory therapists and other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency.

Please Bring: Current ACLS Provider Manual and completed mandatory pre-test. Every student must come to class with a current provider manual. Manuals are available for purchase at REMSA Education for $35.00. Please contact us at 775-353-0772 for more information.  You must bring your current provider card, or a copy of your provider card when checking into the class.
 
Prerequisites: Current valid Healthcare Provider CPR  and  ACLS Provider certification,  and a completed mandatory pre-course exam. The pretest can be accessed by going to http://www.heart.org/eccstudent and enter the code acls15. You must pass the mandatory pre-test with a 70% or better to be allowed access into the class.  If you are unable to print your pre-test, please take a picture of it to include your name, date, and score; then arrive early to print from our computer lab.

Course Description

Specifically designed to address a key knowledge gap in Electrocardiogram (ECG) and Pharmacology, the American Heart Association’s Adult ECG and Pharmacology Course is a program focused on specific ECG recognition skills and drug treatment knowledge. This is a pre-course option for ACLS students and other healthcare providers, and is also for ACLS students who need to improve after the ACLS pre-course self-assessment test.

The course is divided into two modules – one for ECG and one for Pharmacology – which can be taught together or separately, depending on the need. Skills taught in the ECG module include heart anatomy, basic electrophysiology, normal ECG measurements and basic arrhythmias. The Pharmacology module covers basic ACLS drugs and usage; drugs, doses and routes of administration during cardiovascular emergencies; and integrating basic drug pharmacology into ACLS algorithms

ECG & Pharmacology Student Workbook ECC Handbook is provided in class

Audience

For a variety of healthcare providers, including physicians, nurses, paramedics, residents, respiratory therapists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical pharmacists and ECG technicians. 

Course description provided by American Heart Association®

Prerequisites
Current valid Healthcare Provider CPR card
 


The American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Course covers core material including adult and pediatric CPR (including two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag mask), foreign-body airway obstruction, and automated external defibrillation.


Intended Audience:
For healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, doctors, dentists, nurses, respiratory therapists and anyone who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course. Course description provided by American Heart Association®

American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Student Manual  is provided in class.
 

Description: The American Heart Association’s BLS for Healthcare Providers Recertification course reviews core materials such as adult and pediatric CPR (including two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag-valve-mask), foreign-body airway obstruction, and automated external defibrillation.  Participants will be required to complete a combination of eLearning, online self-directed written exam, and hands-on skills practice and testing without remediation to successfully complete this course.  It is IMPORTANT that you read the online tutorial before beginning the modules and the eSims.   An online access code will be emailed as soon as you complete registration which you will need to enter at the www.onlineaha.org site.

Intended Audience: This course is intended for currently certified healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, doctors, dentists, nurses, respiratory therapists, and other allied healthcare professionals who are required to recertify a current BLS credential (card).

Course description provided by American Heart Association®

Please bring the most current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers student manual; it is not provided in class. Books are available for purchase at REMSA Education for $13.00.  If you have any questions, please contact at 775-353-0772 or swestphal@remsa-cf.com.  You must bring your current provider card, or a copy of your provider card when checking into the class.

Pre-requisites: Current valid American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR card and online completion certificate. Please print your online completion certificate and bring it to class with you.  You will not be allowed access into the course without your online completion certificate.

This is a community course and is open to all participants

 

Description:
The Heartsaver AED Course teaches one-rescuer CPR, Automated External Defibrillator use, and relief of choking in adults, children, and infants. The use of barrier devices for all ages will also be covered.
Intended Audience:
This course is intended for those who have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements or those interested in learning how to respond in the event of an emergency.

This community course is open to all participants. Course description provided by American Heart Association® 

Student Manual is provided in class.
 

Description: The Heartsaver First Aid Course teaches how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. Course content includes Rescuer Safety, Recognition of Emergencies, General Principles, Medical Emergencies, and Injury Emergencies. CPR and AED, and Environmental Emergencies will also be covered in this course.
Intended Audience:For those who have a duty to respond to a first aid or cardiac emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements or anyone interested in learning how to respond to various illnesses and injuries. This community course is open to all participants. Course description provided by American Heart Association®
Student Manual is provided in class.

Description: The Kid Care Babysitting class is designed to teach adolescents the basics of caring for young children. Techniques for setting up babysitting opportunities, diaper changes, bottle-feeding, ABC's of safe sleep, playtime activities, and taking charge of situations while babysitting are covered. The course also includes pediatric first aid and CPR training.

Audience: For those interested in babysitting for young children. Average age for this course is between 12 and 15 years old. Minimum age is 10 years old.

Courses held at REMSA include lunch (not a beverage), student manual and course completion card. Courses at other locations do not include lunch.  Please contact REMSA if you have questions.  Please complete and bring the attached release form and a beverage or money for the vending machine. Any questions please contact us at (775)353-0772 or swestphal@remsa-cf.com

Kid Care Release Form

Course Description: Advanced ITLS is a comprehensive course for EMT-P's, trauma nurses, physicians and other advanced EMS personnel. The ITLS Advanced course covers the skills necessary for rapid assessment, resuscitation, stabilization and transportation of trauma patients , using as its core, the ITLS Basic Course. The 16-hour course emphasizes evaluation steps and sequencing and techniques for resuscitation and packaging a patient. Hands-on stations include: basic and advanced airway, chest decompression and fluid resuscitation, spinal restriction/rapid extrication, short back board, helmet management, log roll and long back board, traction splints, patient assessment and management.

Course description provided by International Trauma Life Support®

Please Bring: Current ITLS Provider Manual and completed pre-test. Manuals are available for purchase at REMSA Education for $45.00 and a link to the pre-test is found below and in the registration confirmation email. Contact us at (775)353-0772 or swestphal@remsa-cf.com for more information.
 ITLS Pre-Test

Course Description: Advanced ITLS is a comprehensive course for EMT-P's, trauma nurses, physicians and other advanced EMS personnel. The ITLS Advanced course covers the skills necessary for rapid assessment, resuscitation, stabilization and transportation of trauma patients , using as its core, the ITLS Basic Course. The 8-hour recertification course emphasizes evaluation steps and sequencing and techniques for resuscitation and packaging a patient. Hands-on stations include: basic and advanced airway, chest decompression and fluid resuscitation, spinal restriction/rapid extrication, short back board, helmet management, log roll and long back board, traction splints, patient assessment and management.

Course description provided by International Trauma Life Support®

Please Bring: Current ITLS Provider Manual and completed pre-test. Manuals are available for purchase at REMSA Education for $45.00 and a link to the pre-test is found in the registration confirmation email. Contact us at (775)353-0772 or swestphal@remsa-cf.com for more information

ITLS Pre-test

Description: Designed to aid the pediatric healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes.

Audience: For pediatricians, emergency physicians, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies.
Course description provided by American Heart Association®

Please Bring: Current PALS Provider Manual and completed pre-test. Manuals are available for purchase at REMSA Education for $36.00.For questions, please contact us at 775-353-0772. The pretest can be found by following this link www.heart.org/eccstudent and entering the code palsprovider.

Please remember to print your results and bring them with you to class.

Prerequisites:
Current valid Healthcare Provider CPR card and a completed pre-course exam.

 


Description: Designed to aid the pediatric healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes.

Audience: For pediatricians, emergency physicians, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies.
Course description provided by American Heart Association®

Please Bring: Current PALS Provider Manual and completed pre-test. Every student must come to class with a current provider manual and completed pre-test. Manuals are available for purchase at REMSA Education for $36.00. Contact us at 775-353-0772 for more information. The pretest can be found by following this link www.heart.org/eccstudent and entering the code palsprovider.  You must bring your current provider card, or a copy of your provider card when checking into the class.

Please remember to print your pre-test results and bring them with you to class.

Prerequisites: Current valid Healthcare Provider CPR card and a completed pre-course exam.

The REMSA Training Center offers refresher courses for EMT's and Advanced EMT's that meet or exceed the requirements of NREMT for recertification. This course is a review of the skills and knowledge covered in the EMT and AEMT courses.   

This course is 36 hours in length and will meet the needs of the current State of Nevada recertification requirements.  AEMT must attend a 36 hour refresher class if they are using that option for recertification.  EMT's must attend a 24 hour refresher class if they are using that option for recertification.  Other options exist that satisfy recertification requirements including continuing education and online education.  Contact state EMS at (775) 687-7590 for more information on your recertification options for the State of Nevada and National Registry.

In addition to reviewing core curriculum, REMSA has used the EMT Refresher course as a vehicle to inform participants of changes in emergency care such as new equipment, current research, or issues of general concern to EMS providers.

Students must attend all days to receive certificate regardless of whether you have an EMT or AEMT certificate.  Partial attendance will not be permitted and will not receive individual CE credit.

For questions please contact Shauna Westphal at (775) 353-0772 

swestphal@remsa-cf.com for more information.


Become an EMS Instructor

The REMSA Education and Training Center’s EMS Instructor course is designed to provide you with the latest techniques and skills necessary to teach students in various EMS courses. Participants must complete 40-hours of classroom education across four weeks, and be monitored teaching in a classroom and lab setting for 12 hours following the course.

Students must be currently certified as an EMT-Basic at a minimum. Successful students will be endorsed to teach EMS courses in the State of Nevada up to the level of their current EMS certification.

The class is scheduled for all Wednesday's during the month of November. Students will be introduced to adult teaching methodologies, classroom management, using simulation in classes, and managing students in the lab setting.

Cost: $425.00, REMSA Employees qualify for a discount and may be reimbursed from their education allowance following the successful completion of the course. Contact HR for more information on your education allowance.

Audience: Course is open to currently certified EMS providers.

For questions please contact us at 775-353-0772 or email swestphal@remsa-cf.com

REMSA EMPLOYEES ONLY

The Emergency Vehicle Operations Coruse (EVOC) is required of all REMSA field employees at least once every two years.  This class is only open to REMSA employees and is not open to the public.  

The class starts at REMSA Education in the classroom and will conclude with the driving portion.  It is also suggested that students pack a lunch as no lunch break is provided.

FOR REMSA EMPLOYEES WITH NEVADA STATE CERTIFICATION ONLY

Annual skills is required once every two years for every Nevada state certified employee. Failure to complete annual skills will result in ineligibility to work.

Contact Jason Hatfield for more information jhatfield@remsa-cf.com

**VERY IMPORTANT**

 
Please be on time, as these sessions are stacked.  Late arrivals, may be asked to wait until the next session or reschedule (space available). 
 
**These skill sessions are for current employees of REMSA who have a Nevada EMT, AEMT (EMT-Intermediate), or Paramedic and are Per Diem field, special event or full time administrative staff (Dispatch, Supervisor, Director etc.)

 

We have heard your requests and have decided to offer each individual day within the Paramedic Refresher course as an 8 hour Continuinig Education class! You must attend an entire day but you no longer have to attend the entire course. If you attend an individual day, you will be a given a CE certificate for the 8 hour day you have completed. 

 

This Paramedic Refresher course meets the current requirements for recertification in the State of Nevada as well as National Registry. Paramedics that complete this course will meet all of the requirements for the 48 hour refresher course. The additional 24 hours required for National Registry Recertification can be completed by attending ACLS, PALS, ITLS, and other continuing education courses. 

The course will be structured to offer lectures in the moring followed by an afternoon of hands on scenarios and skills practice that will ensure you are able to practice and get engaged in learning. Local topic experts will be providing current and relevant lecutres each morning. 

This is ONLY for Paramedics. EMT's and AEMT's can register for the EMT Refresher course in the Class Schedule. 

Day three of the Paramedic Refresher will cover lecture and hands on skills in Medical Emergencies including sepsis, toxicology, and pharmacology in the pre-hospital setting.