When you encounter a patient that says, "I can't breathe," or, "My stomach hurts bad," what do you do next? Advanced Medical Life Support is the gold standard for EMS assessment training. Endorsed by the National Association of EMS Physicians, AMLS emphasizes the use of the AMLS Assessment Pathway, a systematic tool for assessing and managing common medical conditions with urgent accuracy.

EMS, firefighters, and law enforcement officers are all key players in the chain of survival for victims of active shooters or other trauma. So are teachers, organizational employees, and civilian bystanders. This course is designed for those with little to no medical background and teaches them the actions necessary to save a life

"Children are not small adults" has been the battle cry of pediatric emergency specialists advocating for better training and resources for all providers of urgent and emergent pediatric medical care. While there are many differences between adult and pediatric physiology, illnesses, injuries and interventions, only some are critical. EPC focuses on those critical situation, enabling practitioners to provide the best treatment for sick and injured children.

Geriatric Education for EMS (GEMS) provides EMS practitioners the skills and knowledge to handle the unique medical, social, environmental and communications challenges of older adults. Developed by NAEMT in partnership with the American Geriatrics Society, GEMS empowers EMS practitioners to help improve medical outcomes and quality of life for geriatric patients.

In an active shooter, mass casualty or other trauma situation, law enforcement officers may be first on scene and have first contact with the wounded. To arm law enforcement officers with the knowledge to save lives, Law Enforcement and First Response Tactical Casualty Care (LEFR-TCC) is an 8-hour course that teaches basic, lifesaving interventions that law enforcement officers can safely provide to buy time until EMS practitioners arrive or can safely enter a tactical scene.

When treating trauma patients in the field, seconds count. Recognized as the global leader in education for the prehospital care of trauma patients, PHTLS offers a unique approach, promoting critical thinking and addressing multi-system trauma to give patients the greatest chance of survival. PHTLS empowers practitioners by focusing on the principles that strengthen their knowledge base and ability to make rapid and appropriate patient care decisions

Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), developed by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), is a system of providing evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for best-practice trauma care on the battlefield. TCCC has been documented to produce dramatic improvements in casualty survival in Iraq and Afghanistan. TCCC is the only set of battlefield trauma care guidelines endorsed by the American College of Surgeons. TCCC teaches the principles of providing care in three types of situations military personnel may face when deployed to combat zones.

Developed by NAEMT’s Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Committee, the TECC program is based on the guidelines from the Committee on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (CoTECC) and the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) program. TECC uses lessons learned from the military and applies them to tactical situations in the civilian world, such as active shooters or other mass casualty situations. TECC takes an all-hazards approach to teach skills necessary for providing care outside the normal operating conditions of most EMS agencies.

AHA’s Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

Basic Life Support (BLS) is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. It is designed for healthcare professionals and trained first responders who provide care to patients in a wide variety of settings, and teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in pre-hospital and in-facility settings.

The AHA’s Pediatric Advanced Life Support course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. This classroom, Instructor-led course uses a series of videos and simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation, and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

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Historically, medical care was not provided to victims until law enforcement secured the scene. This practice is being replaced by Rescue Task Force (RTF), a patient-centric and life-saving approach. RTF is an aggressive response to an active shooter incident that provides rapid medical treatment at the point of injury to those who are injured. It is a joint response between police, fire and EMS agencies, but can be adapted to any agency, large or small, rural or urban. This training is ideal for front line EMS personnel and law enforcement officers. With basic understanding of language, roles and movements, trained persons will finish the class with a functional understanding and ability to perform this task.

TECC: First Care Provider Guidelines

The Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) guidelines are a set of best practice recommendations for casualty management during civilian tactical and rescue operations. Based upon the principles of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), TECC accounts for the differences in the civilian environment, resources, patient population, and scope of practice from the military combat environment of TCCC.