All Hazards Disaster Response (AHDR)
The All Hazards Disaster Response (AHDR) course teaches students how to respond to the many types of disaster scenarios they may encounter. These situations may include natural disasters, infrastructure failings, fires and radiological events, pandemics, active shooter incidents, and other mass casualty events. This course will give you the skills necessary to analyze potential threats in their area, assess available resources, and create a response plan that will save lives. Employers and employees alike will learn how to build and execute a medical response plan that features effective communication during disasters, mutual aid and interoperability, managing supplies, equipment and medications, triage and transportation strategies as well as patient tracking and evaluation.
Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)
Are you an EMT or CNA? Anyone in the Allied Health services can benefit from our AMLS course. Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) is the gold standard of education for emergency medical assessment and treatment. Students will learn through realistic case-based scenarios to recognize and manage common medical crises. These enactments challenge students to apply their knowledge to highly critical patients. In this class, we will learn how to identify and provide care for the following: respiratory disorders, cardiovascular disorders, shock, neurological disorders, altered mental statuses, endocrine/metabolic disorders, environmental emergencies, infectious diseases, toxicological emergencies, and exposure to hazardous materials
Blood Control (BCon)
At American Safety Programs, we are intent on Teaching Others to Save Lives. Do you know how to respond during an emergency? This course is dedicated to the public. The time between a crisis and the arrival of the EMT (by ambulance) is often critical to someone’s survival. The Bleeding Control (BCon) course is designed for those who have little or no medical training but may be called upon to respond to and deliver trauma care and bleeding control prior to emergency medical services (EMS) arrival or in an austere environment. Much like stop, drop and roll during a fire, this course teaches you the basics about how to stop the T.H.R.E.A.T. of someone bleeding out:
Rapid Extrication to safety
Assessment by medical providers
Transport to definitive care
EMS Safety Course
NAEMT’s Safety course teaches EMS professionals how to protect themselves and their patients while on the job. During this course, you’ll learn to identify hazards including offensive drivers, violent encounters and chronic stress. You’ll be taught practical strategies such as situational awareness, defensive driving and verbal deflection. We’ll also review how to utilize lift assist teams, lift and move equipment, and employ behavioral controls to protect both EMS practitioners and patients from injury. Most importantly we’ll teach you how to recognize stress in both your patient as well as yourself. Be on the front lines is a very stressful, yet rewarding position. We’ll provide you with some practical guidelines on self-care and how to effectively cope with the rigor of this position.
Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC)
Critical emergencies are non-denominational and can happen to anyone, unfortunately even to children. Our Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC) course focuses on critical pediatric physiology, illnesses, injuries and interventions to help you provide the best treatment for sick and injured children in the field. During this class you’ll learn application of the Pediatric Assessment Triangle (PAT), a tool to help EMS practitioners rapidly and accurately assess pediatric patients. You’ll also be taught the importance of family-centered care, effective ways of communicating with children, how to handle hypoperfusion and shock and newborn resuscitation. You’ll also be taught methods to recognize and identify child abuse and neglect. This course is recognized by both the NAEMT and the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).
EMS Vehicle Operator Safety (EVOS)
The EMS Vehicle Operator Safety (EVOS) course emphasises the importance of defensive and safe driving to keep both you and your patients safe during critical care. We examine case studies and analyses of both common and catastrophic collisions. EVOS challenges EMS practitioners to reconsider their preconceptions about safe vehicle operations. In this course we’ll address crash prevention, driving skills, technological aids and perform simulation training.
Geriatric Education for EMS (GEMS)
Do you know how to address the unique medical, social, environmental and communications challenges of older adults? Developed by NAEMT, in partnership with the American Geriatrics Society, the GEMS course empowers EMS practitioners to help improve medical outcomes and quality of life for geriatric patients. In this class we’ll cover, pharmacology and medication toxicity, psycho-social emergencies, elder abuse, end-of-life care issues, cardiovascular and respiratory emergencies, trauma, skin and wound care and review medical devices frequently used by older adults.
Law Enforcement and First Responder Tactical Casualty Care (LEFR - TCC)
Did you know that almost 90% of American service men and women die from combat wounds before they arrive at a medical treatment facility? Research proves that chances of survival dramatically increases when all members of combat units, not just medics, are trained in Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC). Our Law Enforcement and First Responder Tactical Casualty Care (LEFR-TCC) course aims to teach evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the field. You’ll learn how to create and employ a basic management plan for care under fire. You’ll also learn how to perform tactical field care including addressing hemorrhaging, clearing blocked airways, hypothermia, eye trauma, burns and so much more. You’ll learn how to communicate effectively with both your team and your patient during extremely dangerous scenarios. You’ll also learn the measures necessary to execute a safe evacuation. This course was created by the U.S. Department of Defense Committee and is endorsed by the Joint Trauma System and the American College of Surgeons.
Principles of Ethics and Personal Leadership (PEPL)
You have what it takes to save lives. Are you ready to become a leader? Principles of Ethics and Personal Leadership (PEPL) is a course that provides you 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. We will cover value and belief systems, understand the concept of “service beyond self,” personal responsibility for ethical decision making, and strategies for conflict resolution. We will also address how you serve as an ambassador for the profession, agency and community.
Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
Often the time between life and death is only a matter of minutes in a traumatic situation. The care provided to a patient before arrival at a hospital is often critical to their survival. Our Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) teaches the fundamentals in prehospital emergency trauma care. During this course we provide real-time simulations to help you apply critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality trauma care. We’ll cover the following topics: scene assessment; patient assessment; airways; breathing, ventilation and oxygenation; Circulation, hemorrhage and shock; and patients with disabilities.
Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)
While we may associate bullet wounds to the war field, unfortunately gun violence is on the rise. The Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) teaches you how to respond to and care for patients in a civilian tactical environment. The knowledge gained in this course could be the difference between life and and death. In this course we’ll cover the following topics: hemorrhage control; surgical airway control and needle decompression; strategies for treating wounded responders in threatening environments; caring for pediatric patients; and techniques for dragging and carrying victims to safety. We’ll also review how to create and employ an evacuation plan for you, your team and your patients.