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Please contact our office before the start of your class to reschedule: 775-353-0772.  For after hours, please contact the Education Department at remsaedu@remsa-cf.com

 

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.

 

We currently accept Visa / Master Card.

REMSA Health’s Point of Impact program offers appointment slots for car seat education and installation.  You may bring your child to the appointment, though it is not required.  Please ensure to have your child's (ren) most recent height and weight. Appointments are held at the REMSA Center for Integrated Health and Community Education, 400 Edison Way, Suite B. 

THE SERVICE FEE  IS CURRENTLY BEING WAIVED, THANKS TO HEALTH PLAN OF NEVADA. 

PLEASE PARK YOUR CAR ON EITHER SIDE OF THE ENTRANCE IN A HANDICAPPED SPOT IF ONE IS AVAILABLE.

 

El programa Point of Impact de REMSA HEALTH ofrece citas para la educación e instalación de asientos para el automóvil. Puede traer a su hijo a la cita, aunque no es obligatorio. Asegúrese de tener la altura y el peso más recientes de su (s) hijo (s). Las citas se llevan a cabo en REMSA Center for Integrated Health and Community Education, 400 Edison Way, Suite B.

LA TARIFA DE SERVICIO NO SE ESTA COBRANDO, GRACIAS A HEALTH PLAN DE NEVADA. 

POR FAVOR ESTACIONE SU CARRO EN CUALQUIER LADO DE LA ENTRADA EN UN ESPACIO PARA DISCAPACITADOS SI HAY UNO DISPOIBLE.

 Thank you for considering the REMSA Paramedic Education Program 

 

There are multiple steps to successfully making it into our program.  This is a highly competitive process and each step should be taken seriously.  If you have questions at any time, please do not hesitate to contact us to ensure you are prepared for each step in the process. As of March 1st, 2023 a pharmacology exam is now a part of the application process for the paramedic program (entrance and Pharmacology exam scheduled separately). You must score at least 80% in order to be considered for the program. A score of 70-79% will allow for one retest per cohort. 

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

    Step 1: Testing - The REMSA Paramedic program currently uses a written exam (this exam is taken on site at the REMSA Center for Prehospital Education in a proctored testing room) to evaluate the following categories: math (including basic math and algebra), information from the current EMT curriculum, medical terminology, EMT scope medication and dosages, and patient assessment and treatment. Candidates must complete this exam at one of the testing sessions. We do not offer study guides through REMSA, however, we do advise that you study basic math/algebra, and the current EMT curriculum. It is recommended that you review the latest EMT text of your choice. Please allot up to 90 minutes to complete the Entrance Exam. We also use a pharmacology exam (also taken on site at the REMSA Center for Prehospital Education in a proctored testing room). Please see Step 2 for more information about this exam. AEMT training and certification is no longer required. Please bring your State of Nevada EMT/AEMT certification. If you do not have a State of Nevada Certification you will be required to obtain one prior to the first day of class through reciprocity. This step should be handled directly with the State of Nevada EMS Division. Call 775-687-7590 for help with state certification issues.

      Step 2: Download Pharmacology List - You NEED to start studying NOW. You already should have downloaded this but if you have not, we cannot stress enough how important this step is. PLEASE STUDYThe Pharmacology Exam will open 6 months prior to the start of class. You must achieve an 80% to be considered for that paramedic class. If on the first attempt, you are unable to obtain an 80% but get a score between 70-79% you will be allowed one retest for the same entrance process. If you score under 70% on the Pharmacology Exam on any attempt, you will be removed from eligibility for that cohort and will be encouraged to apply for a later class. A retest can only be taken at least two weeks after the first attempt to give you more time to study. The second attempt will be from a different version of the Pharmacology Exam. The retest needs to be completed prior to the Application Deadline in order to remain eligible for the class. Please allot for up to three hours for the Pharmacology Exam. Please allow five business days for the test to be graded. 

      Step 3: Submit Completed Application - Applications are available on the website. The application has many parts including reference letters and a transcript requests.  Please be prepared to put work into this step and do not wait until the last minute to complete.

                                                                       Application Deadline: June 21st, 2024

    Step 4: Panel Interview - All successful candidates will be contacted and scheduled for a board interview. Five to seven board members including REMSA field staff will ask standard interview questions allowing the candidate to share work history and reasons why you are seeking a career as a paramedic. It is imperative that you come prepared to share why you want to be a paramedic, what experience you have that will make you successful in the class, and what drives you personally.

                                                                       Oral interview boards: June 24th, 2024


Successful Acceptance into the Program:  REMSA Education Coordinators will score the application, letters of recommendation, exam scores, and panel interview scores. A list of accepted candidates will be compiled and notifications will be made.  

Part of choosing to become a paramedic should also include some research and understanding of what the job entails. It is important to understand the physical and mental challenges of the job and ensuring that you are prepared to meet them prior to spending a substantial amount of time and money on the program. Please review the functional job analysis provided by NHTSA to understand the finer details of the day to day expectations of a paramedic.

Functional Job Analysis  

Student Handbook

Pharmacology List

Program Course dates: Didactic begins August 13th, 2024 and meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 0900-1700.

 

For more information go to Paramedic Program or contact:

 Lizeth Alvarez lalvarez@remsa-cf.com phone 775-353-0820

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 $47.00. If you would like your manual shipped please contact us at 775-353-0772 (shipping fees apply).

 

To purchase an eBook please visit https://ebooks.heart.org

 

Prerequisites: Proficient in current BLS Provider CPR and a completed mandatory pre-course exam. The pretest can be accessed by going to https://elearning.heart.org and completing the ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment.  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 of the course, score and name of course; email it to ktimmons@remsa-cf.com.

 

Cancellation of a course due to inclement weather will occur by 5:00 pm the previous day.  We will contact you via email and phone.  Please contact remsaedu@remsa-cf.com or 775-353-0772 on the next business day to reschedule your course.

 

If you need to reschedule your course, you will be allowed to reschedule one time.  Please contact remsaedu@remsa-cf.com or 775-353-0772 before your initially scheduled course.

 

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 $47.00.  If you would like your manual shipped please contact us at 775-353-0772 (shipping fees apply). 

 

To purchase an eBook please visit https://ebooks.heart.org


Prerequisites: Proficient in current BLS CPR and AHA ACLS Provider certification, and a completed mandatory pre-course exam. The pretest can be accessed by going to https://elearning.heart.org and completing the ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment. 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 of course, score and name of course; email it to ktimmons@remsa-cf.com.

You must bring your current AHA ACLS provider card, or a copy of your provider card, when checking into the class.

 

Cancellation of a course due to inclement weather will occur by 5:00 pm the previous day.  We will contact you via email and phone.  Please contact remsaedu@remsa-cf.com or 775-353-0772 on the next business day to reschedule your course.

 

If you need to reschedule your course, you will be allowed to reschedule one time.  Please contact remsaedu@remsa-cf.com or 775-353-0772 before your initially scheduled course.

 


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.

 

Cancellation of a course due to inclement weather will occur by 5:00 pm the previous day.  We will contact you via email and phone.  Please contact remsaedu@remsa-cf.com or 775-353-0772 on the next business day to reschedule your course.

 

If you need to reschedule your course, you will be allowed to reschedule one time.  Please contact remsaedu@remsa-cf.com or 775-353-0772 before your initially scheduled course.

 

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 hands-on skills practice, skills testing, and written exam to successfully complete this course.

 

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 AHA BLS certification. YOUR CERTIFICATION MUST BE CURRENT AND NOT EXPIRED, PROOF WILL BE REQUESTED UPON ENTRANCE TO THE CLASS.

 

There is NO online pre-course portion for this course.

 

Please bring: Current valid American Heart Association BLS Provider CPR card/eCard and current AHA student manual to the course.  Manuals are available for purchase at REMSA Education for $18.00 (shipping fees apply if shipped). Please contact us at 775-353-0772 for more information. 

 

To purchase an eBook please visit https://ebooks.heart.org

 

Course description provided by American Heart Association®

 

Cancellation of a course due to inclement weather will occur by 5:00 pm the previous day.  We will contact you via email and phone.  Please contact remsaedu@remsa-cf.com or 775-353-0772 on the next business day to reschedule your course.

 

If you need to reschedule your course, you will be allowed to reschedule one time.  Please contact remsaedu@remsa-cf.com or 775-353-0772 before your initially scheduled course.

 

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 and wound packing with hemostatic dressings. This community course is open to all participants and course materials will be 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 including active shooter situations or acts of terrorism. Law enforcement officers, security, teachers, outdoor enthusiasts and other civilians are encouraged to learn these potentially life saving skills. 

 

Cancellation of a course due to inclement weather will occur by 5:00 pm the previous day.  We will contact you via email and phone.  Please contact remsaedu@remsa-cf.com or 775-353-0772 on the next business day to reschedule your course.

 

If you need to reschedule your course, you will be allowed to reschedule one time.  Please contact remsaedu@remsa-cf.com or 775-353-0772 before your initially scheduled course.

 

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.

 

Canellation of a course due to inclement weather will occur by 5:00 pm the previous day.  We will contact you via email and phone.  Please contact remsaedu@remsa-cf.com or 775-353-0772 on the next business day to reschedule your course.

 

If you need to reschedule your course, you will be allowed to reschedule one time.  Please contact remsaedu@remsa-cf.com or 775-353-0772 before your initially scheduled course.

 

 

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.


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.

 

Canellation of a course due to inclement weather will occur by 5:00 pm the previous day.  We will contact you via email and phone.  Please contact remsaedu@remsa-cf.com or 775-353-0772 on the next business day to reschedule your course.

 

If you need to reschedule your course, you will be allowed to reschedule one time.  Please contact remsaedu@remsa-cf.com or 775-353-0772 before your initially scheduled course.

 

This is a community course and is open to all participants

 

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.

 

There will be a 30 minute break for lunch. 

 

Cancellation of a course due to inclement weather will occur by 5:00 pm the previous day.  We will contact you via email and phone.  Please contact remsaedu@remsa-cf.com or 775-353-0772 on the next business day to reschedule your course.

 

If you need to reschedule your course, you will be allowed to reschedule one time.  Please contact remsaedu@remsa-cf.com or 775-353-0772 before your initially scheduled course.

 

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 remsaedu@remsa-cf.com

 

Cancellation of a course due to inclement weather will occur by 5:00 pm the previous day.  We will contact you via email and phone.  Please contact remsaedu@remsa-cf.com or 775-353-0772 on the next business day to reschedule your course.

 

If you need to reschedule your course, you will be allowed to reschedule one time.  Please contact remsaedu@remsa-cf.com or 775-353-0772 before your initially scheduled course.

 

Kid Care Release Form

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 mandatory pre-test. Every student must come to class with a current provider manual. Manuals are available for purchase at REMSA Education for $56.00.  If you would like your manual shipped please contact us at 775-353-0772 (shipping fees apply).

 

To purchase an eBook please visit https://ebooks.heart.org 

 

Prerequisits:  Proficient in current BLS CPR and mandatory pre-course exam.  The pre-test can be accessed by going to https://elearning.heart.org and completing the PALS Precourse Self-Assessment.  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 of the course, score, and name of course; email it to ktimmons@remsa-cf.com.

 

Cancellation of a course due to inclement weather will occur by 5:00 pm the previous day.  We will contact you via email and phone.  Please contact remsaedu@remsa-cf.com or 775-353-0772 on the next business day to reschedule your course.

 

If you need to reschedule your course, you will be allowed to reschedule one time.  Please contact remsaedu@remsa-cf.com or 775-353-0772 before your initially scheduled course.

 

 

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 mandatory 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 $56.00 (shipping fees apply if shipped). Contact us at 775-353-0772 for more information.

 

To purchase an eBook please visit https://ebooks.heart.org

 

Prerequisites: Proficient in current BLS Provider CPR and a completed mandatory pre-course exam. The pretest can be found by going to https://elearning.heart.org and completing the Pediatric Precourse Self-Assessment.  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 of the course, score, and name of course; email it to ktimmons@remsa-cf.com.

You must bring your current AHA PALS provider card, or a copy of your provider card, when checking into the class.

 

Cancellation of a course due to inclement weather will occur by 5:00 pm the previous day.  We will contact you via email and phone.  Please contact remsaedu@remsa-cf.com or 775-353-0772 on the next business day to reschedule your course.

 

If you need to reschedule your course, you will be allowed to reschedule one time.  Please contact remsaedu@remsa-cf.com or 775-353-0772 before your initially scheduled course.

 

Description: 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:

  • Scene assessment
  • Patient assessment
  • Hemorrhage control
  • Airway
  • Breathing, ventilation, and oxygenation
  • Circulation
  • Disability: TBI, SCI
  • Exposure
  • Pain Management

The course emphasizes application of trauma education through case studies, skills practice, and patient simulations.

 

Audience: PHTLS is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, physician assistants, physicians, and other prehospital practitioners.

 

Please Bring: Every student must come to class with a 10th edition textbook. Textbooks are available for purchase at REMSA Education for $75.00. Please contact us at 775-353-0772 for more information.

 

Prerequisites: 10th edition PHTLS textbook and completed mandatory pre-test.  

 

 

Canellation of a course due to inclement weather will occur by 5:00 pm the previous day.  We will contact you via email and phone.  Please contact remsaedu@remsa-cf.com or 775-353-0772 on the next business day to reschedule your course.

 

If you need to reschedule your course, you will be allowed to reschedule one time.  Please contact remsaedu@remsa-cf.com or 775-353-0772 before your initially scheduled course.

 

PHTLS Pretest

PHTLS Answer Sheet

 

Description: 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:

  • Scene assessment
  • Patient assessment
  • Hemorrhage control
  • Airway
  • Breathing, ventilation, and oxygenation
  • Circulation
  • Disability: TBI, SCI
  • Exposure
  • Pain Management

The course emphasizes application of trauma education through case studies, skills practice, and patient simulations.

 

Audience: PHTLS is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, physician assistants, physicians, and other prehospital practitioners.

 

Please Bring: Every student must come to class with a 10th edition textbook. Textbooks are available for purchase at REMSA Education for $75.00. Please contact us at 775-353-0772 for more information.

 

Prerequisites: 10th edition PHTLS textbook and completed mandatory pre-test.  

 

 

Canellation of a course due to inclement weather will occur by 5:00 pm the previous day.  We will contact you via email and phone.  Please contact remsaedu@remsa-cf.com or 775-353-0772 on the next business day to reschedule your course.

 

If you need to reschedule your course, you will be allowed to reschedule one time.  Please contact remsaedu@remsa-cf.com or 775-353-0772 before your initially scheduled course.

 

PHTLS Pretest

PHTLS Pretest Answer Sheet

 

Course Description:

The EMS Instructor course is designed to provide EMS professionals with the latest techniques and skills necessary to teach students in various EMS courses. Students will be required to learn the fundamentals of EMS instruction and successfully complete assignments, quizzes, exams, and a final recorded presentation. Successful students will be endorsed to teach EMS courses in the State of Nevada up to the level of their current EMS certification. Course completion certificates will be awarded to the student once all objectives and assignments have been completed. Keep an eye out in your email on May 1st for an invitation through Google Classrooms to gain access to this course.

Course Schedule:

Participants must complete 40 hours of course content over the span of 8 weeks’ time. This class is self-paced and 100% online

Prerequisites:

Students must be currently certified as an EMT at a minimum.

Course Objectives:

 

  1. Provide the necessary tools and resources to expedite development as proficient learning mentors.
  2. Offer up-to-date insights into the teaching and learning dynamics, enabling EMS educators to guide their students towards achieving their educational objectives.
  3. Create avenues for educators to connect with peers, benefit from the guidance of seasoned educators, and serve as an opportunity for personal advancement.

Audience:

Course is open to currently certified EMS providers. For questions, please contact us at 775-353-0772 or email remsaedu@remsa-cf.com

Following registration, you will receive an entrance email from the instructor. Please keep an eye out. 

Care Flight Annual Skills: 2014

 

Completed Care Flight Annual Skills with required  practical examination including the following Skills with Technique and Equipment Update:

                                                                       

  • Needle Decompression of the Chest                 •     Needle Cricothyrotomy
  • Surgical Cricothyrotomy                                       •     Ventilator Lab and Scenarios
  • Pericardiocentisis                                                   •     Intradermal Wheal
  • Umbilical Vein Cannulation                                   •     Slishman Traction Splint
  • External Jugular Insertion                                     •     Central Line Insertion (Femoral Vein)               
  • Chest Tube Insertion

Applicants MUST enter their PATT number in the comments section when registering.

If a PATT number is not submitted at least 3 weeks prior to the test date, students will not be on the official roster for NREMT and WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TEST.

The psychomotor skills day will be held at REMSA Center for Education: 400 Edison Way Ste. B Reno, NV. Registration for the test includes a practice day from 0900-0500 the day before. Students should come prepared to the practice day as if they were going to be tested.

CQI Skills training sessions

This is for AEMT entrance testing to get into the Advanced EMT Hybrid Course

Selection Process - AEMT 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 AEMT course. Candidates may only test one time during scheduled testing period per course. 

Please note, no electronics, cell phones, smart watches or backpacks are allowed in the testing room. 

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 AEMT primarily provides prehospital emergency care to acutely ill or injured patients. The AEMT 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 Paramedic level; it is another level that exists as a result of different skills being emphasized. Upcoming Advanced EMT program course dates:

Course Date: July 1st, 2024.  *Course content will be released one week prior to the due dates. Class will meet every other Friday for mandatory in person lab and exam days from 3:30pm-7:00pm.

Selection Process - AEMT 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 AEMT course. Candidates may only test one time during scheduled testing period per course.

Course Requirements:


The following requirements do not need to be met until you have been accepted into the AEMT program. All of this is for after entrance testing is completed and ONLY upon acceptance into the program. 

HepB Three shot immunization series or a titer, MMR, Tdap (Tetanus needs to be within the last ten years to be valid), Varicella (either a history of chicken pox recorded or a varicella vaccine or titer), a negative TB test within six months of the start of class. 

Drug Screen and Background Check.

Health Insurance and valid drivers license.

American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Certification.

VALID Nevada State EMT License AT TIME OF REGISTRATION for course.

Student Handbook

 

If you have any questions please contact Liz in the Education Department at lalvarez@remsa-cf.com or 775-353-0820

 

 Thank you for considering the REMSA Paramedic Education Program 

 

There are multiple steps to successfully making it into our program.  This is a highly competitive process and each step should be taken seriously.  If you have questions at any time, please do not hesitate to contact us to ensure you are prepared for each step in the process. As of March 1st, 2023 a pharmacology exam is now a part of the application process for the paramedic program (entrance and Pharmacology exam scheduled separately). You must score at least 80% in order to be considered for the program. A score of 70-79% will allow for one retest per cohort. 

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

Program Course dates: Didactic begins August 1st, 2024 and meets two days a week on rotating shift schedule "C"  from 0900--1700

    Step 1: Testing - The REMSA Paramedic program currently uses a written exam (this exam is taken on site at the REMSA Center for Prehospital Education in a proctored testing room) to evaluate the following categories: math (including basic math and algebra), information from the current EMT curriculum, medical terminology, EMT scope medication and dosages, and patient assessment and treatment. Candidates must complete this exam at one of the testing sessions. We do not offer study guides through REMSA, however, we do advise that you study basic math/algebra, and the current EMT curriculum. It is recommended that you review the latest EMT text of your choice. Please allot up to 90 minutes to complete the Entrance Exam. We also use a pharmacology exam (also taken on site at the REMSA Center for Prehospital Education in a proctored testing room). Please see Step 2 for more information about this exam. AEMT training and certification is no longer required. Please bring your State of Nevada EMT/AEMT certification. If you do not have a State of Nevada Certification you will be required to obtain one prior to the first day of class through reciprocity. This step should be handled directly with the State of Nevada EMS Division. Call 775-687-7590 for help with state certification issues.

      Step 2: Download Pharmacology List - You NEED to start studying NOW. You already should have downloaded this but if you have not, we cannot stress enough how important this step is. PLEASE STUDYThe Pharmacology Exam will open 6 months prior to the start of class. You must achieve an 80% to be considered for that paramedic class. If on the first attempt, you are unable to obtain an 80% but get a score between 70-79% you will be allowed one retest for the same entrance process. If you score under 70% on the Pharmacology Exam on any attempt, you will be removed from eligibility for that cohort and will be encouraged to apply for a later class. A retest can only be taken at least two weeks after the first attempt to give you more time to study. The second attempt will be from a different version of the Pharmacology Exam. The retest needs to be completed prior to the Application Deadline in order to remain eligible for the class. Please allot for up to three hours for the Pharmacology Exam. Please allow five business days for the test to be graded. 

      Step 3: Submit Completed Application - Applications are available on the website. The application has many parts including reference letters and a transcript requests.  Please be prepared to put work into this step and do not wait until the last minute to complete.

                                                                       Application Deadline: June 14th, 2024

    Step 4: Panel Interview - All successful candidates will be contacted and scheduled for a board interview. Five to seven board members including REMSA field staff will ask standard interview questions allowing the candidate to share work history and reasons why you are seeking a career as a paramedic. It is imperative that you come prepared to share why you want to be a paramedic, what experience you have that will make you successful in the class, and what drives you personally.

                                                                       Oral interview boards: June 17th, 2024


Successful Acceptance into the Program:  REMSA Education Coordinators will score the application, letters of recommendation, exam scores, and panel interview scores. A list of accepted candidates will be compiled and notifications will be made.  

Part of choosing to become a paramedic should also include some research and understanding of what the job entails. It is important to understand the physical and mental challenges of the job and ensuring that you are prepared to meet them prior to spending a substantial amount of time and money on the program. Please review the functional job analysis provided by NHTSA to understand the finer details of the day to day expectations of a paramedic.

Functional Job Analysis  

Student Handbook

Pharmacology List

 

For more information go to Paramedic Program or contact:

 Lizeth Alvarez lalvarez@remsa-cf.com phone 775-353-0772

First on the Scene (FOTS), developed by NAEMT and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), provides instructors with a toolkit to teach the general public basic emergency response to life-threatening emergencies until EMS arrives on the scene. Through lesson presentations and hands-on skill stations, participants will learn how to access help in the event of a life-threatening emergency and what to do until EMS arrives. 

This course covers:
  • Activating the 911 system
  • Hands-only CPR and AED
  • Administering naloxone
  • Administering epinephrine
  • Responding to life-threatening bleeding
  • Penetrating chest trauma
  • Moving patients to safety
  • Positioning injured patients

 

FOTS

Open to currently certified EMT, AEMT and Paramedics in the State of Nevada. An EMS Instructor will sign off each skill up to the individual’s level of certification.

REMSA Health employees, please register for "Annual Skills - Employees Only"

Individuals will have to demonstrate proficiency in each skill. Individuals unable to demonstrate proficiency in each skill will not be signed off by the instructor.

THIS IS FOR NEVADA EMS SKILLS ONLY 

Please be sure to include your State of Nevada license number in your registration.

Download Skills Testing Sheet:

State of NV Skills

 

This is a self-paced *ONLINE* course open throughout the year where students are allowed up to 90 days to complete the program. The class is opened by REMSA 1-2 business days after registration - the course DOES NOT start 8/31. Please do not come to REMSA on this day, this is an online course.

The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program was developed to meet the educational needs of all perinatal healthcare providers – nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, pre-hospital providers, and assistants – who must be ready to deliver critically important post-resuscitation stabilization care. 

S.T.A.B.L.E. is the most widely distributed and implemented neonatal education program to focus exclusively on the post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization care of sick infants. Based on a mnemonic to optimize learning, retention and recall of information, S.T.A.B.L.E. stands for the six assessment and care modules in the program: Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood pressure, Lab work, and Emotional support. A seventh module, Quality Improvement stresses the professional responsibility of improving and evaluating care provided to sick infants.

This course is expected to take 5.5 hours to complete.

Those registering for this course will recieve a link emailed to their registration email within 1-2 business days (Please make sure to check your spam folder "HS-Alerts" )

Continuing Education Credits 5.5: 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, 5.5 American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (California Board of Registered Nursing approved & Florida Board of Nursing Approved), 5.5 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the AARC. Other healthcare professionals participating in this CME activity will receive certificates verifying the activity was designated for AMA-PRA credit and awarded ANCC contact hours.Nevada state approved EMS CE credits are awarded through REMSA Education.

**To be eligible to take this recertification course, you must also be registered for the ACLS recertification course that is scheduled on the same date. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Katie Timmons.**

 

Intended Audience: This course is intended for currently certified REMSA EMPLOYEES who are required to recertify a current AHA BLS certification. YOUR CERTIFICATION MUST BE CURRENT AND NOT EXPIRED, PROOF WILL BE REQUESTED UPON ENTRANCE TO THE CLASS.

 

There is NO online pre-course portion for this course.

 

Please bring: Current valid American Heart Association BLS Provider CPR card/eCard 

This Entrance testing is for the Hybrid EMT Course

Selection Process- Basic aptitude test including math, reading, writing and basic CPR knowledge. Candidates must register for one of the testing dates to become eligible for the EMT course. Candidate may only test one time during scheduled testing period per course. 

Please note, no electronics, cell phones, smart watches or backpacks are allowed in the testing room. 

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. Upcoming EMT Program start dates are the following:

Course Date: June 10th, 2024 - EMT Course content will be released one week prior to the due dates. Class will meet every other Friday for mandatory in person lab and exam days from 3:30pm-7:00pm.  (Entrance testing will be in person)
 
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 education.  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.

Course Requirements -
Hep B three shot immunization series or a titer,
 MMR, Tdap (Tetanus needs to be within the last ten years to be valid), Varicella (either a history of chicken pox recorded or a varicella vaccine or titer), and a negative TB test within six months of the start of class, Flu vaccination and COVID-19 vaccination or medical/religious exemption. 

Drug Screen and Background Check.

Health Insurance and valid driver’s license.

American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Certification.

Student Handbook


If you have any questions please contact Liz at 775-353-0820 or email lalvarez@remsa-cf.com

Thank you for considering the REMSA Paramedic Education Program 

 

There are multiple steps to successfully making it into our program.  This is a highly competitive process and each step should be taken seriously.  If you have questions at any time, please do not hesitate to contact us to ensure you are prepared for each step in the process.

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

Program Course dates: Didactic begins August 1st, 2024 and meets two days a week on rotating shift schedule "C"  from 0900--1700

Step 1: Testing - The REMSA Paramedic program currently uses a written exam (this exam is taken on site at the REMSA Center for Prehospital Education in a proctored testing room) to evaluate the following categories: math (including basic math and algebra), information from the current EMT curriculum, medical terminology, EMT scope medication and dosages, and patient assessment and treatment. Candidates must complete this exam at one of the testing sessions. We do not offer study guides through REMSA, however, we do advise that you study basic math/algebra, and the current EMT curriculum. It is recommended that you review the latest EMT text of your choice. Please allot up to 90 minutes to complete the Entrance Exam. We also use a pharmacology exam (also taken on site at the REMSA Center for Prehospital Education in a proctored testing room). Please see Step 2 for more information about this exam. AEMT training and certification is no longer required. Please bring your State of Nevada EMT/AEMT certification. If you do not have a State of Nevada Certification you will be required to obtain one prior to the first day of class through reciprocity. This step should be handled directly with the State of Nevada EMS Division. Call 775-687-7590 for help with state certification issues.

      Step 2: Download Pharmacology List - You NEED to start studying NOW. You already should have downloaded this but if you have not, we cannot stress enough how important this step is. PLEASE STUDYThe Pharmacology Exam will open 6 months prior to the start of class. You must achieve an 80% to be considered for that paramedic class. If on the first attempt, you are unable to obtain an 80% but get a score between 70-79% you will be allowed one retest for the same entrance process. If you score under 70% on the Pharmacology Exam on any attempt, you will be removed from eligibility for that cohort and will be encouraged to apply for a later class. A retest can only be taken at least two weeks after the first attempt to give you more time to study. The second attempt will be from a different version of the Pharmacology Exam. The retest needs to be completed prior to the Application Deadline (06/23/2023 for the August Cohort), in order to remain eligible for the class. Please allot for up to three hours for the Pharmacology Exam. Please allow five business days for the test to be graded. 

      Step 3: Submit Completed Application - Applications are available on the website. The application has many parts including reference letters and a transcript requests.  Please be prepared to put work into this step and do not wait until the last minute to complete.

                                                                       Application Deadline: June 14th, 2024

    Step 4: Panel Interview - All successful candidates will be contacted and scheduled for a board interview. Five to seven board members including REMSA field staff will ask standard interview questions allowing the candidate to share work history and reasons why you are seeking a career as a paramedic. It is imperative that you come prepared to share why you want to be a paramedic, what experience you have that will make you successful in the class, and what drives you personally.

                                                                       Oral interview boards: June 17th, 2024


Successful Acceptance into the Program:  REMSA Education Coordinators will score the application, letters of recommendation, exam scores, and panel interview scores. A list of accepted candidates will be compiled and notifications will be made.  

Part of choosing to become a paramedic should also include some research and understanding of what the job entails. It is important to understand the physical and mental challenges of the job and ensuring that you are prepared to meet them prior to spending a substantial amount of time and money on the program. Please review the functional job analysis provided by NHTSA to understand the finer details of the day to day expectations of a paramedic.

Functional Job Analysis  

Student Handbook

Pharmacology List

 

For more information go to Paramedic Program or contact:

 Lizeth Alvarez lalvarez@remsa-cf.com phone 775-353-0820

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program® (NRP®) course conveys an evidence-based approach to care of the newborn at birth and facilitates effective team-based care for healthcare professionals who care for newborns at the time of delivery. This course content delivers curricula for Advanced Providers who may participate in neonatal resuscitation beyond positive pressure ventilation.

 

 This is a hybrid course that requires the purchase and completion of the online course curriculum ($55) in addition to registration into this hands on course.

 

To obtain an NRP Provider Card, an individual must successfully complete the NRP 8th Edition Provider Course components:

Part 1 NRP 8th Edition ADVANCED (1-11) Provider Curriculum. Complete all the online components of the program, including the Essentials Online Learning Assessment and the Advanced Online Learning Assessment. These online components will assess and verify your foundational knowledge of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program Advanced Provider curriculum.

 

Part 2 Upon completion of the online activities, you will need to complete this ADVANCED instructor led course that offers the opportunity to practice/review advanced resuscitation skills and participate in simulation/debriefing that focuses on critical leadership, communication, and teamwork skills.

Passing all assignments is required for issuance of an NRP Advanced Provider eCard.

 

Course accomodates both Full Certification and Recertification Providers. Students must complete the online portion of the course AT LEAST 24 HOURS PRIOR to class start time, and bring a copy of their online completion certificate to the beginning of class as proof and record of completion of Part 1.

 

All participants must log onto NRP Learning to complete the 8th Edition NRP Provider Course Part 1. This online course should be purchased through the NRP learning platform. You will select the "NRP 8th Edition Advanced(1-11) Provider Curriculum ." This is the $55 course option. Once completed, print and bring a copy of your certificate of competion to class with you. If you are unable to print, email a copy of your certificate to ktimmons@remsa-cf.com AND have a screenshot available to show to instructor prior to the start of class. Part 1 MUST be completed at least 24 HOURS prior to entry into Part 2.

 If you have any questions regarding course requiremnets, please email ktimmons@remsa-cf.com. 

 

The NRP Provider Card requires renewal every two years. This continuing education activity is approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics, an organization accredited by CAPCE, for 12.00 Advanced CEHs, activity number 21-AAOP-F3-2024.

 

Upon completion of this continuing medical education activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the physiologic changes that occur when the fetus makes the transition to extrauterine life.
  • State the steps to take when anticipating and preparing for the birth of a newborn.
  • Describe the initial steps of newborn care, including indicators for care at the radiant warmer including oxygen management and indications for CPAP
  • State indicators for positive-pressure ventilation, signs that positive-pressure ventilation is inflating the lungs, ventilation corrective steps, and indicators for insertion of a laryngeal mask.
  • State the indicators for insertion of an endotracheal tube and the steps for preparation, insertion, securing, and assisting with this procedure.
  • State the indicators for initiating chest compressions, describe proper technique, and signs that indicate compressions may be discontinued.
  • State the indicators for epinephrine and volume expanders and describe the proper techniques for administration and evaluation of this intervention.
  • State parameters for the use of post-resuscitation care.
  • Describe the strategies specific to resuscitation and stabilization of the preterm newborn.
  • Describe management of the newborn whose clinical status requires special consideration, such as airway complications and lung abnormalities, congenital anomalies, and complications due to maternal opiate or anesthesia exposure
  • Describe the ethical principles associated with newborn resuscitation, what to do when a baby dies, and how to support parents and staff through the grieving process.
  • Recognize the principles of neonatal resuscitation.
  • Identify the need for resuscitation and how to provide initial steps of resuscitation.
  • Identify the knowledge and equipment essential to determine and provide positive pressure ventilation.
  • Name the indications and skills needed to provide endotracheal intubation during neonatal resuscitation.
  • Define the scope and practice of use of medications during neonatal resuscitation.
  • Review special situations in neonatal resuscitation; Translate these skills & knowledge for use as needed outside the delivery room.
  • Differentiate the indications and skills required in neonatal resuscitation for a preterm delivery.

 

Thank you for considering the REMSA Paramedic Education Program 

 

There are multiple steps to successfully making it into our program.  This is a highly competitive process and each step should be taken seriously.  If you have questions at any time, please do not hesitate to contact us to ensure you are prepared for each step in the process.

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

    Step 1: Testing - The REMSA Paramedic program currently uses a written exam (this exam is taken on site at the REMSA Center for Prehospital Education in a proctored testing room) to evaluate the following categories: math (including basic math and algebra), information from the current EMT curriculum, medical terminology, EMT scope medication and dosages, and patient assessment and treatment. Candidates must complete this exam at one of the testing sessions. We do not offer study guides through REMSA, however, we do advise that you study basic math/algebra, and the current EMT curriculum. It is recommended that you review the latest EMT text of your choice. Please allot up to 90 minutes to complete the Entrance Exam. We also use a pharmacology exam (also taken on site at the REMSA Center for Prehospital Education in a proctored testing room). Please see Step 2 for more information about this exam. AEMT training and certification is no longer required. Please bring your State of Nevada EMT certification. If you do not have a State of Nevada Certification you will be required to obtain one prior to the first day of class through reciprocity. This step should be handled directly with the State of Nevada EMS Division. Call 775-687-7590 for help with state certification issues.

      Step 2: Download Pharmacology List - You NEED to start studying NOW. You already should have downloaded this but if you have not, we cannot stress enough how important this step is. PLEASE STUDYThe Pharmacology Exam will open 6 months prior to the start of class. You must achieve an 80% to be considered for that paramedic class. If on the first attempt, you are unable to obtain an 80% but get a score between 70-79% you will be allowed one retest for the same entrance process. If you score under 70% on the Pharmacology Exam on any attempt, you will be removed from eligibility for that cohort and will be encouraged to apply for a later class. A retest can only be taken at least two weeks after the first attempt to give you more time to study. The second attempt will be from a different version of the Pharmacology Exam. The retest needs to be completed prior to the Application Deadline (06/23/2023 for the August Cohort), in order to remain eligible for the class. Please allot for up to three hours for the Pharmacology Exam. Please allow five business days for the test to be graded. 

      Step 3: Submit Completed Application - Applications are available on the website. The application has many parts including reference letters and a transcript requests.  Please be prepared to put work into this step and do not wait until the last minute to complete.

                                                                       Application Deadline: June 21st, 2024

    Step 4: Panel Interview - All successful candidates will be contacted and scheduled for a board interview. Five to seven board members including REMSA field staff will ask standard interview questions allowing the candidate to share work history and reasons why you are seeking a career as a paramedic. It is imperative that you come prepared to share why you want to be a paramedic, what experience you have that will make you successful in the class, and what drives you personally.

                                                                       Oral interview boards: June 24th, 2024


Successful Acceptance into the Program:  REMSA Education Coordinators will score the application, letters of recommendation, exam scores, and panel interview scores. A list of accepted candidates will be compiled and notifications will be made.  

Part of choosing to become a paramedic should also include some research and understanding of what the job entails. It is important to understand the physical and mental challenges of the job and ensuring that you are prepared to meet them prior to spending a substantial amount of time and money on the program. Please review the functional job analysis provided by NHTSA to understand the finer details of the day to day expectations of a paramedic.

Functional Job Analysis  

Student Handbook

Pharmacology List

Program Course dates: Didactic begins August 13th, 2024 and meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 0900-1700.

 

For more information go to Paramedic Program or contact:

 Lizeth Alvarez lalvarez@remsa-cf.com phone 775-353-0820

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.

 

This Verbal and Physical De-escalation class is for all REMSA Health Admin/Office Employees. This is for Full-time, Part-time and Per diem emplyees. It is to teach employees the skills necessary to increase their awareness of possible dangerous situations; better prepare them to verbally de-escalate a situation; and provide them with the basic physical techniques to get them out of potentially violent situations. This is a 4 hour class. 

Get in Touch General Information (775) 858-5700 Emergency 911