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REMSA Education and Training
400 Edison Way Suite B,
Reno, NV 89502

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Class Schedule

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.

REMSA’s Point of Impact program offers free appointment slots for car seat education and installation Tuesdays and Thursdays. Car seats are NOT provided at appointments—you must have a car seat to make an appointment.  Appointments are held at the REMSA Center for Prehospital Education, 400 Edison Way, Suite B. 

“The fate of the wounded lies in the hands of the ones who apply the first dressing”

- Dr. Nicholas Senn

 

Do you know how to effectively stop life threatening blood loss and save a life?

 

Course Description

 

Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con) educates community members on how to perform immediate and basic life saving interventions prior to receiving definitive medical care. Students will learn how to manage life-threatening blood loss through the use of tourniquet application, wound packing, and use of hemostatic dressings. Students will also learn basic strategies to open and maintain an airway and how to prevent hypothermia.

 

This community course is open to all participants.

 

Student material is provided during class.

 

Intended audience

 

This course is intended for individuals with or without prior medical experience that may be present during any potential traumatic incident. This includes law enforcement officers, security, teachers, outdoor enthusiasts and other civilians requiring this basic training or who are interested in learning these potentially life saving skills.

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 including math, medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, biology and a personality assessment. 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

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.


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. We do not ship books.  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 $40.00.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 pals15.  You must pass the pre-test with a 70% or better to be allowed access into the class.

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 $40.00. 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 pals15.  You must pass the pre-test with a 70% or better to be allowed access into the class.  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 the State of Nevada 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.

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. 

 

This course is being offered by Remsa Education and Clinical Dept. It is designed for field qualified Paramedics and EMT-Advanced personnel. The FTO/Intern preceptor development course provides the FTO the tools to be an effective one-on-one trainer and coach. The class is structured to use the principles of learning and evaluation in realistic situations. Each participant will learn to use and update training materials, to document performance, to recognize the trainee’s learning style. The participant will also learn to plan a remedial training to correct deficiencies in the performance and to provide critical input into retention and termination decisions.