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Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
This program provides training in emergency medical care designed for initial responders to an accident or medical emergency prior to ambulance arrival. Topics include airway care, CPR, AED, oxygen administration, control of bleeding and prevention of shock, and treatment of trauma and medical emergencies. This course also includes a final practical evaluation of skills and a final written exam of knowledge. Students who successfully complete this course are eligible to take PA Department of Health certification exams for Emergency Medical Responder. PA DOH Functional Position Description for EMR lists capability requirements for certification. Prerequisite: Participants must be at least 18 years of age.
This program is primarily designed for Ambulance/EMS personnel, but is appropriate for anyone who may be required to respond to emergencies and has access to emergency care equipment. This course combines lecture, skill demonstration and skill practice and has attendance and academic performance requirements to stay in the program. In addition to the class sessions students must complete NIMS 100 and 700 through a free online independent study module.
Prerequisites: Course participants must be at least 18 years of age at the first class session. All students must meet the Functional Position Description for EMT. These include vision and hearing acuity as well as reading/writing and physical abilities. A complete list will be furnished to all students at the first class session. If you need the Functional Position Description or ADA Accommodation Policy prior to registration, call 412.788.7507. All students are required to complete a criminal history form.
This course prepares students with the knowledge and skills to provide advanced level
emergency care in a pre-hospital setting. This course is aligned with the National
Education Standards for AEMT as approved by the PA DOH (Department of Health). Students
will learn emergency care for cardiac arrest, medical emergencies, trauma emergencies,
patient assessment techniques, oxygen administration, advanced airway skills, IV therapy,
medication administration and pharmacology for emergency care. Students must be able
to meet all requirements for the Functional Position Description for AEMT. The course
will include classroom sessions, skill labs, and required clinical rotations in hospitals
and ambulance services.
Prerequisites: Course participants must be at least 18 years of age at the first class session. All students must meet the Functional Position Description for AEMT. These include vision and hearing acuity as well as reading/writing and physical abilities. A complete list will be furnished to all students at the first class session. If you need the Functional Position Description or ADA Accommodation Policy prior to registration, call 412.788.7507. All students are required to complete a criminal history form.
EMS Training and Refresher Courses
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)
Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
EMS Training and Refresher Courses
Emergency Vehicle Operations
Learn about the physical, psychological and legal issues involved when driving an
emergency vehicle. The Pennsylvania Department of Health requires formal instruction
for the drivers of ambulances. This is NOT a course on "hot" pursuit, but rather education
on the safety and skills necessary to maneuver these vehicles including a custom obstacle
course to simulate field situations.
Students will be required to complete both the classroom portion of the course and a timed driving course.
Prerequisite: Valid Driver's License. Each Student MUST provide an ambulance or Fire apparatus for use during the driving portion of the course.