Refresh your skills in the treatment of the adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies. This American Heart Association course is designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of hospital, and need to renew their certification. To qualify for the renewal course, you must have a working knowledge of dysrhythmia recognition and provide evidence of a current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR card and a current ACLS Provider card. Textbook optional. Email email@example.com if you wish to purchase a copy.Successful completion of both a written and a skills exam is required to renew ACLS Provider status. Course is located at the VA Medical Center, Building 82H, 1st Floor, Perry Point, MD 21902. Lunch included. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Spend a day at the University of Maryland School of Medicine Anatomy Lab and develop your critical care skills. This extensive hands-on experience, designed for pre-hospital and hospital-based healthcare professionals and students, provides you with the opportunity to practice advanced life support skills in a laboratory setting using human donors. Topics include anatomical structures and airway management, chest tubes, intraosseous placement, infusions, intubations, needle/surgical cricothyrotomy, pericardiocentesis, and pleural decompression. This course is designed strictly for the purpose of information and continuing education and does not certify any individual to practice any skill outside the excepted standards and training requirement established by MIEMSS and individual jurisdictions. Enrollment permitted only with the permission of the instructor. No textbook purchase required. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Demonstrate your understanding and knowledge of patient assessment and pre-hospital management of medical and trauma emergencies. By participating in interactive, scenario-based teaching methodologies you will gain the proficiency you need to provide treatment. No additional textbook purchase required. Prerequisite: EMS Foundations. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Learn to apply your knowledge of the theory and skills required to treat patients requiring both emergency and non-emergency advanced life support assessment and management. While under the direct supervision of a qualified preceptor, you will have the opportunity to participate in an individually scheduled, skill-based externship in a variety of settings including the pre-hospital field environment, clinics, and hospital emergency departments. No additional textbook purchase required. Documentation of the following information must be provided prior to the first day of class: a current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR card; proof of immunization for measles, mumps rubella, and varicella; HBV vaccination verification or waiver; and a negative TB skin test or a negative chest x-ray reading. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in EMS Foundations and continued successful participation in the program. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
The math skills targeted in this class are those necessary for individuals in pre-nursing studies or those preparing for careers in health occupations. Topics include whole number review, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, percentages, combined applications, metric conversions, and dosage calculation. Textbook required and available for purchase in the College Store. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Learn advanced prehospital management of a variety of common disease processes and medical emergencies as you examine individual human body systems and their related pathophysiology. Additional topics include allergies and anaphylaxis, toxicology, infectious disease, environmental emergencies, psychiatric disorders, gynecology, and obstetrics. No additional textbook purchase required. Prerequisites: Paramedic Foundations and Paramedic Pharmacology. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Unique situations require specialized care and management. Discover the different approaches needed for the advanced prehospital management of obstetrical, neonatal, pediatric, and geriatric emergencies. Also explores issues related to chronic-care clients, victims of abuse/assault, and other challenges. Additional topics include assessment-based management, operations, incident management, and terrorist attacks. No additional textbook purchase required. Prerequisites: Paramedic Trauma Emergencies and Paramedic Medical Emergencies. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.