CPR, ACLS, BLS, First Aid and Safety Classes

Healthcare Professional Classes

Whether you’re a healthcare professional who needs initial certification or re-certification, Coastal Emergency Medical Skills has the right course for you.  Our instructors place great emphasis on providing clients with the best certification experience possible.  Courses are designed to provide the healthcare professional the ability to recognize and treat life threatening emergencies.  All CEMS courses are accredited and are structured to be the most comprehensive and efficient in the industry.

The classes listed below are taught on a regularly scheduled basis.  If you are interested in a specific class that is not listed below, contact us.  Good chances are we will be able to accommodate you.

 

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BLS for the Healthcare Provider

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

Course Length: 4 hours

Certification Period:  2 years

Intended Audience:  This course is designed for healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, doctors, dentists, nurses, and respiratory therapists who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course.

Required Materials:  BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual

The American Heart Association mandates each student must have the book to attend training.

Course description provided by American Heart Association®.

BLS for Prehospital Providers

Course Description:  The BLS for Prehospital Providers course is delivered in a blended format.  Online portion of the training is required followed by a classroom course.  Designed specifically for prehospital emergency care professionals.

Course Length:  30-90 minutes for on-line portion followed by 2-3 hours classroom session dependent on skill level.

Certification Period:  2 years

Intended Audience:  Prehospital, emergency care professionals including emergency medical technicians (EMTs), police officers, fire fighters, flight nurses, paramedics and advanced EMTs (AEMTs). This course is recommended for those who have previously received training in BLS and CPR.

Required Materials:  BLS for Prehospital Providers Online code

Course description provided by American Heart Association®

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

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 pre-arrest emergencies (bradycardia, stable tachycardia, unstable tachycardia and acute coronary syndromes) and stroke.

Course Length: Initial Class 12.0 hours; Recertification 6.5 hours

Certification Period:  2 years

Intended Audience:  This course is designed for personnel staffing emergencies, 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.

Required Materials:  Advanced Cardiac Life Support Manual

The American Heart Association mandates each student must have the book to attend training.

Course description provided by American Heart Association

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Course Description:  Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is 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.

Course Length:  Initial Class 14.5 hours; Recertification without optional stations 6.5 hours; Recertification with optional stations 8.5 hours

Certification Period:  2 years

Intended Audience:  This course is designed 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.

Required Materials:  Pediatric Advanced Life Support Manual

The American Heart Association mandates each student must have the book to attend training.

Course description provided by American Heart Association®

Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS)

Course Description:  The PEARS course teaches providers how to recognize respiratory distress, shock  and cardiac arrest and how to provide appropriate lifesaving interventions.

Course Length:  6.5 hours

Certification Period:  n/a

Intended Audience:  This course is designed for healthcare providers, such as emergency medical technicians (EMTs), medical and surgical nurses, school nurses, and any other healthcare providers who see critically ill infants and children.

Required Materials:  PEARS Provider Manual

ECG & Pharmacology

Course Description:  The American Heart Association ECG & Pharmacology Course has been designed and developed to address key gaps in electrocardiogram (ECG) recognition skills and pharmacology knowledge for treating cardiovascular disease.   This Course is combined, but ECG and Pharmacology parts can be taught separately .

Course Length: Combined course 6.25 hours;  ECG Part Only 3.5 hours;  Pharmacology Part Only 2.75 hours

Certification Period:  n/a

Intended Audience:  This course is designed for healthcare professionals who participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies, including personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, and others who require this specialized knowledge for their job.

Required Materials:  ECG & Pharmacology Student Workbook

Peripheral IV Certification Workshop

Course Description:  The IV workshop is designed to help the healthcare provider gain didactic and ‘hands-on” experience and skills needed to insert an peripheral IV.  Class content includes vein location and identification, vein selection, equipment and supplies, and the complications associated with IV insertion and therapy.

Course Length:  6 hours

Certification Period:  n/a – workshop certification provided

Intended Audience:  This course is designed for healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, doctors, dentists, nurses, and allied health personnel who may provide IV therapy in the treatment and care of patients.

Required Materials:  Student study material will be provided at the time of class registration.  Supplies will be provided for practicing the insertion of peripheral IV catheters using anatomical models – in full compliance with OSHA standards.

Emergency Medical Responder

Course Description:  Emergency Medical Responder course is designed to provide non-EMS responders who would like beginning knowledge into the emergency medical field.  Course content includes, but is not limited to, introduction into EMS, basic airway management, patient assessments, circulation, basic illnesses and injuries, pediatrics, and basic EMS operations

Course Length:  45 hours minimum

Certification Period:  2 year certification

Intended Audience:  This course is designed for individuals who are not EMS or healthcare providers but desire the certification and training to become an Emergency Medical Responder.

Required Materials:  Student study material and required textbook information will be provided at the time of class registration.  These materials are required to attend and complete the training course.

EMT Refresher Course

Course Description:  The EMT-refresher course is a review of the EMT-Basic curriculum including:  the well-being and legal standpoint of being in an EMT, an overview of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, patient assessment, basic life support in relation to cardiac arrest, trauma, and other medical emergencies, as well as ambulance operations, and weapons of mass destruction.  At the conclusion of this course, students will have a skills evaluation that will be fulfilled at the end of the week or on a designated day.

Course Length:  24 hours

Certification Period:  2 years

Intended Audience:  The Emergency Medical Technician Refresher Course is offered for individuals who wish to re-certify their EMT-Basic certification.

Required Materials:  Student study material and required textbook information will be provided at the time of class registration.  These materials are required to attend and complete the training course.