EMS Academy Course Descriptions

A to Z of 12-Lead EKGs  |  8 hours  |  $150
Prerequisite: EMT-P or nurse with basic 12-lead knowledge and/or clinical knowledge or experience in reading EKGs

This 12-lead course is designed for students with general 12-lead knowledge looking to further their skills in reading and recognizing abnormalities in a 12-lead. This course will increase your knowledge in the understanding of axis deviation, ST abnormalities, Bundle branch blocks, Hemi-blocks and Aberration, Ischemia, and obvious infarction. This course will give the clinician a good understanding of the 12-lead EKG and allow confidence in the treatment of patients experiencing cardiac complications. Upon course completion you will receive a certificate and 4 continuing education units.


Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)  |  16 hours  |  $250
Prerequisite: Current EMT-B or EMT-P license

Advanced Medical Life Support addresses how to fully assess and manage the most common medical crises in patients, offering a "think outside the box" methodology and emphasizing scene size-up, history, interactive group discussion on potential treatment strategies, and physical exam to systematically rule out and consider differential diagnoses. AMLS is endorsed by the National Association of EMS Physicians. Upon completion of this course you will receive an AMLS provider certificate and card.



Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) Refresher   |  $175
Prerequisites: Current AMLS provider certificate or wallet card

The AMLS refresher course is for individuals who have successfully completed the respective AMLS provider course within the past four years.   Upon course completion you will receive an AMLS provider certificate and card.



Babysitter Lessons and Safety Training  |  4 hours  |  $50

Prerequisites: None

Babysitter Lessons and Safety Training (BLAST), is an important training program for potential babysitters and parents considering hiring a babysitter. The BLAST program is exciting and interactive, providing extensive training in pediatric first aid, household safety, and the fundamentals of childcare.



Basic EKGs for EMT  |  16 hours  |  $175
Prerequisite: EMT-B or First Responder with basic 3-lead EKG knowledge

As paramedics work closely with their EMT-Basic partners, it's almost essential for the basics to develop a working knowledge of all the paramedics do. During this 16-hour course, participants will learn the anatomy and physiology of the heart, pathophysiology of the conduction system, and explanation of sinus, atrial, junctional and ventricular EKGs. Although the course will be taught from a basic point of view, it's also good for paramedics who want a refresher on EKG recognition practices. Upon course completion you will receive a certificate and 16 continuing education units. 


Critical Care Paramedic  |  90 hours  |  $1850
Prerequisite: Proof of current EMT-P certification with a letter of recommendation from a Physician

The Critical Care Paramedic Course is an intense course designed to expand the knowledge and experience of current Paramedics. This course consists of 90 Didactic hours in the classroom. Classroom hours consists of many topics to include critical care air transport, flight physiology, critical care ground transport, patient assessment, pharmacology, clinical lab values and interpretations, the respiratory system, ventilator management, hemodynamic monitoring, intracranial pressure monitoring, and more. After completion of the course, you will feel confident in the transportation and treatment of “critical” patients and have a better understanding of the Pathophysiology behind your patient’s diagnosis and your treatment and care rendered. After course completion and passing the Exam, you will receive a Critical Care Paramedic Certificate from the University of Iowa.



Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Safety  |  8 hours  |  $200

Prerequisite: Current First Responder, EMT-B or EMT-P license

EMS Safety helps to promote a culture of EMS safety and reduce the number and intensity of injuries incurred by EMS practitioners in carrying out their work. The course increases students’ awareness and understanding of EMS safety standards and practices and develops their ability to effectively implement them. Upon completion of this course you will receive an EMS Safety provider certificate and card.



Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B)  |  110 classroom hours / 48 clinical hours  |  $1,600
Prerequisite: High school diploma or GED (CPR provider course will be taught at the start of the course)

The Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B) course is designed for students interested in providing patient care to their community. This is the entry level course required to work on an ambulance. This course consists of classroom hours as well as hands on skills to prepare the student for work as an EMT-B. Clinical hours will be completed on an ambulance through Christian Hospital EMS to provide experience and allow the student to show proficiency in their skills before course completion. EMT-B skills consist of the ability to obtain a patient assessment, vital signs, establishing an airway, bleeding control, wound care, splinting, electrical defibrillation, child birth, vehicle rescue, and driving an ambulance. Completion of the National Registry (NR) practical exam and computer exam is required before receiving a Missouri EMT-B license.


Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC)  |  16 hours  |  $250
Prerequisite: Current EMT-B or EMT-P license

Emergency Pediatric Care  provides an advanced and in-depth scientific understanding of the pathophysiology of the most common pediatric emergency issues, and stresses critical thinking skills to help practitioners make the best decisions for their pediatric patients. Upon completion of this course you will receive an EPC provider certificate and card.



Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC) Hybrid  |  16 hours  |  $250

Prerequisite: Current EMT-B or EMT-P license

This 16-hour Emergency Pediatric Care course is divided into 2 parts which includes 8 hours taken online in an interactive, web-based format, followed by a one day (8 hour) face-to-face for skill station instructions and evaluations. You will have 2 weeks to complete the online portion of the class prior to the hands on day. Upon course completion you will receive an EPC provider certificate and card.


Escaping Violent Encounters (E.V.E.) for Fire/EMS  |  16 hours  |  $175
Prerequisite: none

Injury through assault remains a widely recognized but little acknowledged problem threatening emergency service personnel. Many EMS and fire personnel admit to being attacked by a violent patient, an angry bystander or upset family member. The frequency of assault on our fire and EMS providers is alarming and while most attacks are not life- threatening, the risk of serious injury is evident and unpredictable. Responders require a reasonable, liability-conscious, effective means of preventing and avoiding assault before it occurs, and defending themselves once attacked.  


Escaping Violent Encounters (E.V.E.) for Health Care Providers  |   8 hours  |  
$100
Prerequisite: none

There is a widely recognized but little acknowledged problem threatening health care personnel: injury through assault. The frequency of assault on our health care providers is alarming. Many health care providers have anecdotal stories of how they were attacked by a violent patient, an angry bystander or upset family member. While most attacks are not life-threatening, the risk of serious injury is evident and unpredictable. Health care providers need an effective and reasonable plan on how to avoid an attack, and how to defend themselves once attacked. Your medical services staff members require a reasonable, liability-conscious, effective means of preventing and avoiding assault by patients, their family or bystanders. Our E.V.E. courses are not based on law enforcement “pain compliance/control” techniques, the use of non-violent course content for use with “violent people,” nor a martial arts class that teaches “fighting” skills. 


Escaping Violent Encounters (E.V.E.) for Women  |  8 hours  |  Free 
For women and girls 13 and older
Prerequisite: none

The frequency of assault on our sisters, wives, mothers and daughters is alarming. Many women have anecdotal stories of how they were attacked by a stranger or even someone they know. While most attacks are not life-threatening, the risk of serious injury is evident and unpredictable. Women and young ladies need to have an effective and reasonable plan to avoid an attack, and a way to defend themselves and escape once attacked. You and your female family members require a reasonable, liability-conscious, effective means of preventing and avoiding rape, abduction and assault by persons known and unknown.



Instructor Methodology  |  40 hours  |  $475
Prerequisite: Current EMT-B, EMT-I, or EMT-P license

The Instructor Methodology course is designed to teach the art and science behind becoming an EMS instructor. This course follows the National Standard Curriculum and is designed for EMS professionals interested in developing advanced knowledge to become a competent Instructor. The course dives into information on Instructor Roles and Responsibilities, The Adult Learner, Creating an Effective Learning Environment, Developing and following Objectives, Instructional Strategies and Methods, and much more. After course completion you will receive a 40 hour Instructor Certificate recognized by the state of Missouri.



National Registry Transition  |  4 hours  |  $225
Prerequisite: Current National Registry Certification as an EMT, EMT-I, or Paramedic 

This course is a state-approved transition course that the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians is requiring all NREMT-certified providers to complete if you received your NREMT certification prior to January 31st, 2012. This course includes an introduction to the National Scope of Practice, the Missouri Scope of Practice for the EMT and AEMT / EMT-I, and a comparison of the Missouri Paramedic and the National Scope of Practice. Upon course completion you will receive a certificate and 4 continuing education units.



Paramedic Refresher  |  48 hours  |  $525
Prerequisite: Completion of a state Paramedic course

The Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B) course is designed for students interested in providing patient care to their community. This is the entry level course required to work on an ambulance. This course consists of classroom hours as well as hands on skills to prepare the student for work as an EMT-B. Clinical hours will be completed on an ambulance through Christian Hospital EMS to provide experience and allow the student to show proficiency in their skills before course completion. EMT-B skills consist of the ability to obtain a patient assessment, vital signs, establishing an airway, bleeding control, wound care, splinting, electrical defibrillation, child birth, vehicle rescue, and driving an ambulance. Completion of the National Registry (NR) practical exam and computer exam is required before receiving a Missouri EMT-B license.


Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)  |  16 hours  |  $250
Prerequisite: Current EMT-B or EMT-P license

Prehospital Trauma Life Support is the premier education program globally for prehospital emergency trauma, offering a unique approach to trauma care through critical thinking to address multi-system trauma for the best patient care. PHTLS is developed in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. It is the preferred trauma program for the United States Armed Forces. Upon completion of this course you will receive a PHTLS provider certificate and card. 



Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Refresher  |  8 hours  |  $175
Prerequisites:  Current PHTLS provider certificate or wallet card.

The PHTLS refresher course is for individuals who have successfully completed the respective PHTLS provider course within the past four years.  This course focuses the treatment and transport of the Trauma patient in the Pre-Hospital setting.  Upon course completion you will receive a PHTLS provider certificate and card.


Principles of Ethics and Personal Leadership (PEPL)  |  16 hours  |  $250

Prerequisite: Current EMT-B or EMT-P

The Principles of Ethics and Personal Leadership is a new NAEMT course for EMS practitioners. This 16-hour course provides EMS and Mobile Healthcare (MHC) practitioners at all levels with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively interact with patients and their families, other medical personnel, co-workers, supervisors and community residents at large.


Principles of Ethics and Personal Leadership (PEPL) Instructor  |  8 hours  |  $150

Prerequisites: Current PEPL provider certification (bring to class) with minimum passing score of 75%

The PEPL Instructor Course is designed for experienced EMS instructors who have successfully completed the PEPL provider course. Once Instructor course is completed, you must be monitored by a PEPL Affiliate Faculty. Upon successful instruction of your initial provider course, your Affiliate Faculty will sign and date your Instructor course wallet card. Upon course completion you will receive a PEPL provider certificate and card.