Courses & Programs

ACLS: Advanced Cardiac Life Support - American Heart Association

ACLS is a guideline 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.

PALS: Pediatric Advanced Life Support - American Heart Association

PALS is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course that uses a series of 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.

E5 Courses & Programs

PEARS: Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization - American Heart Association

PEARS certification course was designed for healthcare providers that infrequently see critically ill children. PEARS prepares a student to assess, categorize, decide and act early to stabilize the child.


CME Courses


STREET DRUGS. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

ALS & BLS TOXICOLOGY (2-3 HOURS)

Another overdose...great! Can you figure out what the patient Overdosed on from the way they presented? Today's street drugs are ever evolving. From the different types of Fentanyl to exquisite drugs like DMT, the names keep changing so shouldn’t we be able to keep up? Come see what the more common ones out there are, how they are consumed and how we can look at the patient to identify them.

Objectives:

  • Identify what are the Drug Enforcement Administration’s classifications of drugs.
  • Intended to review and familiarize the first responder with the more common drugs that we see on the streets today.
  • To provide adequate knowledge of treatment and protective measures for drug overdosed patients.

DID YOU STEP IN IT?

ALS & BLS PREPARATORY & OPERATIONS (2 HOURS)

As a first responder, we often don’t know we are at a crime scene until we are in it. To better understand on what to do or not do at a crime scene, we need to better understand the roles of all the emergency services present (Fire, EMS & Law Enforcement). Come see how to better understand our 3 Headed Juggernaut (Fire, EMS & Law Enforcement) and work better together!

Objectives:

  • Identify what a crime scene is and when first responders are in them.
  • Intended to review and familiarize the first responder with the common pitfalls of scene management and the evidence collection component.
  • To provide protective measures at future scenes.

BEHAVIORAL ISSUES…YOU THINK?

ALS & BLS BEHAVIORAL (2 HOURS)

Putting drugs aside, the behavior of some patients can be odd and unsettling. Figuring out why is our job to assure the best possible care for the patient and most importantly, responder safety! Come see what behavioral disorders are most common and learn some proactive measures in dealing with patients “from all walks of life”.

Objectives:

  • Identify what behavioral issues are most common in our field.
  • Explain the psychosis and/or reasoning behind the behavioral issues.
  • Demonstrate protective measures for handling certain behavioral emergencies.

LITTLE KIDDIES

ALS & BLS NEONATE/PEDIATRICS (2-3 HOURS)

Why do pediatrics calls make us pucker more than your average call? They are just little adults after all, right? Although this myth is out there, as a first responder we really need to better understand the different variables that makes up each pediatric patient from Neonates to Adolescents. From a dad in the emergency services field to any first responder, together we will address all the differences in this interactive session including the #1 cause of death in pediatric patients.

Objectives:

  • Identify the difference between the six pediatric age groups.
  • Recognize the most appropriate way to care for each pediatric age group.
  • Understand the #1 leading cause of death in pediatrics.

THE INTERVIEW

ALS PREPARATORY OR BLS PATIENT ASSESSMENT (2 HOURS)

Patient Assessment is central to what we do. So how can we change our patient care if we may already know how to do a patient assessment? You would be surprised, but it is all in the Interview! Come see how this dynamic and fun presentation can break down the most basic parts of human communication to get you to communicate better with your patient for a better assessment!

Objectives:

  • Explain the benefits of a better patient assessment.
  • Identify the parts of basic human communication and the most common pitfalls.
  • Provide a better methodology of understanding your patient and what he/she has to say.

ENOUGH ABOUT PATIENT CARE! WE NEED TO RUN A BUSINESS AS WELL

ALS & BLS OPERATIONS (1-1.5 HOURS)

Every year it is the same thing, “patient care comes first”. But with more and more ambulance companies closing their doors, when do we finally realize that there needs to be a line drawn in the sand? We are in need of everyone’s help (paid & volunteer) to run the ambulance company as a business. This program will enlighten you on the legalities, personnel problems and internal dynamics to make it work better for you and your agency!

Objectives:

  • Identify today’s common concerns with sustaining a partial paid & volunteer company.
  • Explain better business practices to better work with your employees.
  • Provide protective measures for setting 1, 3 and 5 year plans to help propel your company forward.

WHY CAN’T ANYONE KEEP ANYONE? (RECRUITEMENT & RETENTION OF PAID & VOLUNTEER STAFF)

ALS & BLS OPERATIONS (1-1.5 HOURS)

In this complex EMS world, it seems like all we are dealing with is staffing issues over 90 percent of the time. What makes providers join us only to leave later on? Did we do something? How do we keep them? This program will enlighten you on the legalities, personnel problems and internal dynamics to make it work better for you and your agency!

Objectives:

  • Identify today’s common concerns with sustaining a partial paid & volunteer company.
  • Explain better business practices to better work for you and your providers.
  • Provide better alternatives to help retain members.

IT’S NOT IF, IT’S WHEN. ARE YOU READY? (TRIAGE, TREATMENT & TRANSPORT DURING A MASS SHOOTING EVENT)

ALS & BLS OPERATIONS AND TRAUMA (2-2.5 HOURS)

Our world is always evolving and now mass shootings at our schools and malls have to be a consideration. Our history of mass shootings has illustrated that EMS, firefighting and law enforcement must work together to save the most lives. This program will orient you to the common measures of what to do in your role as a first responder.

Objectives:

  • Identify today’s common concerns with how families and first response agencies respond to these events
  • Recognize and treat the biggest threat to life at mass casualty scenes.
  • Explain the better practices to work better together and save more lives.

CLANDESTINE DRUG LAB AWARENESS

ALS & BLS OPERATIONS (2-3 HOURS)

New York State is being continuously plagued with Clandestine Drug Laboratories. Why have the western part of our country’s problems continue to affect us? Have the meth cooks learned how to circumvent the law? As a first responder, would you notice when you are in a lab or what a meth addict looks and behaves like? Find out what you could be missing when responding to scenes. Program created by the New York State Police and the Office of Fire Prevention and Control for first responders.

Objectives:

  • Identify the equipment and chemicals associated with a Clandestine Drug Lab
  • Recognize potential users and abusers of methamphetamine
  • Provide proactive actions to make you and your team safer around a lab

FLUIDS ANYEONE?

ALS GASTRO, RENAL, HEMATOLOGY & BLS ABDOMINAL,GENI-RENAL, GI, HEMTOLOGY (2 - 3 HOURS)

Everything that goes in, must come out! Liquids are not different but understanding how water and other substances interact with our different systems is important. From the microscopic cell to the systems that metabolize it, take this wonderful program to understand the dynamics of water flow thru the human body.

Objectives:

  • Identify the water makeup of the human body and what it needs to sustain itself.
  • Explain how the gastrointestinal, renal and vascular systems exchange water and nutrients.
  • Provide the knowledge to illustrate the sensitivity of how we retain and excrete water from the human body.

We have 13 locations spanning through New York State. Our locations include:

  • Hague
  • Galway
  • Castleton
  • Ballston Lake
  • Wellsville
  • Potsdam
  • Norfolk
  • Sand Lake
  • Schroon Lake
  • Nassau
  • Massena
  • North Queensbury
  • Glens Falls

 

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