Emergency Medical Training

Tri-County Community College’s Emergency Medical Science program offers certification and re-certification programs through the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS). Programs offered include Medical Responder, EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, EMT-Paramedic, Anatomy & Physiology for Emergency Care, as well as Continuing Education credits and National Registry Refreshers. Classes are also offered in CPR/First Aid, CPR-Healthcare Provider, ACLS, PALS, PEPP, PHTLS and more. Contact Bryan Gagnon, at (828) 835-4227 for more information. Please note that Advanced Placement, Transfer of Credits, or Credits for Experiential Learning are NOT available for students in any of the emergency medical training programs of study.

Emergency Medical Services courses at TCCC are designed to provide public safety personnel with the continuing education needed for re-certification and professional development. Great care has been taken to provide current and relevant classes based on the needs of our students. Therefore, changes and updates to this schedule may occur.

Tri-County Community College’s Paramedic program has the following goal(s) defining minimum expectations: Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic “To prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains,” with or without exit points at the Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate, and/or Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, and/or First Responder levels.

For up-to-date information, please visit www.tricountycc.edu and click on the Community and Business tab or call Henry Angelopulos at (828) 835-4251 or Bryan Gagnon at (828) 835-4227 or Kim Fairlie at (828) 835-4215.

Note: Registration fees for these classes are established by the NC Legislature, however, members of North Carolina Public Safety departments who are in “Good Standing” may qualify for a registration fee waiver if the class meets the training needs of the public safety agency. Each registered student is responsible for other applicable costs including books, uniforms, insurance, technology, parking, or supplies.


 

Basic Anatomy and Physiology (EMS- 3000): This course provides a basic study of the structure and function of the human body. Topics include a basic study of the body systems as well as an introduction to homeostasis, cells, tissues, nutrition, acid-base balance, and electrolytes. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology. This course must follow specific guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. Course content will be presented online in an 8 week format. 96 hrs. Online.

Please call Ginger Hubbard at (828) 835-4214 to be placed on Class Interest List for the next class.

EMT-Basic (EMS-4200): This evening course will follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS to prepare students to test for the State and National credential of Emergency Medical Technician-Basic. This class will run concurrently with EMS-110. Main Campus. West Building Room 101. 196 hrs.

Instructor: Fairlie Min: 6
January 8 – May 7 MW
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. $199.55
plus supplies and meeting fees

Emergency Care 13th edition

Emergency Care 13th Edition
ISBN-10: 0134024559
ISBN-13: 9780134024554
Course Outcomes/Competencies

1. Apply the preparatory aspects of EMT-Basic care.
2. Utilize a process of clinical decision-making when forming a field impression.
3. Demonstrate usage and application of basic life support equipment.
4. Demonstrate care of cardiac arrest patients.
5. Perform emergency care procedures on various medical and trauma patients.
6. Perform basic practical skill competencies.

North Carolina Certification Exam
The certification exam is a written exam held separately from the course. Students must pass the course (including completion of all practical competencies) to be eligible to take the state certification exam.

EMT-Intermediate / Advanced (EMS- 4300): This course will follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS to prepare students to test for the State credential of Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate and the National Registry credential of Advanced Emergency Medical Technician. This course will be web-based with a combination of online and classroom portions, along with clinical rotations performed in the field and hospital settings. Additional costs for books, uniforms, liability insurance and comprehensive data acquisition software will be the responsibility of each student. This class will run concurrently with EMS-120 and EMS-121. Main Campus. West Building Room 101. 288 hrs.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

EMT-Paramedic (EMS-4400): This course will follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS to prepare students to test for the State credential of Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic and the National Registry credential of Paramedic. This course will continue through Summer 2017 and will include clinical rotations in the field, hospital, and specialty medical units. Additional costs for books, uniforms, liability insurance and comprehensive data acquisition software will be the responsibility of each student.1096 hrs. (Divided between two sections.) Prerequisites: Minimum EMT-Basic Credential AND Anatomy and Physiology for EMS (EMS-3000) Main Campus. West Building Room 101. 271 hrs.Instructor: Gagnon Min: 6

January 9 – May 8 T TH
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $199.55
plus supplies and meeting fees

EMS Safety: NAEMT’s EMS Safety course aims to promote a culture of EMS safety and help reduce the number and intensity of injuries incurred by EMS practitioners in carrying out their work. The course increases the practitioners’ awareness and understanding of EMS safety standards and practices and develops their ability to effectively implement them. EMS Safety is the first national and most comprehensive education program of its kind that teaches techniques on how to best achieve safety on the job.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Bloodborne: OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) requires employers to safeguard employees who face potential occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials.

Instructor: Angelopulos and Gagnon Min: 6
September 25 M
9:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. $74.55

A Day Out with Lifeforce: Lifeforce flight crew members will instruct classes including Advance Airway Management, Trauma, Pediatrics, OB/GYN, and more. This class is designed for all EMS providers, physicians, nurses and anyone in the healthcare field. CEUs will be provided.

Presented by Steve Bryson, NRP, FP-C
Monday, October 2 and Tuesday, October 3
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Register online at: www.lifeforceairmed.com/ACESmurphy or call Ginger Hubbard at (828) 835-4214 for more information.

 


 

Special Topic and Certification

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (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. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. Multiple Locations TBA. 16 hrs. Full class and refresher 8 hrs.

Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) NAEMT’s Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) course is the first EMS education program that fully addresses how to best assess and manage the most common medical crises in patients, offering a “think outside the box” methodology. It is for all levels of practitioners with a strong commitment to patient care, including emergency medical technicians, paramedics, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse anesthetists and physicians. Main Campus TBA. 16 hrs. Full class and refresher 8 hrs.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) ACLS is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented. Multiple Locations TBA. 16 hrs. Full class and refresher 8 hrs.

Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC): NAEMT’s Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC) course focuses on the care of sick and injured children, addressing a full spectrum of emergency illnesses, injuries and scenarios that an EMS practitioner might encounter. The course provides an in-depth understanding of the pathophysiology of the most common pediatric emergency issues, and stresses critical thinking skills to help practitioners make the best decisions for their patients. Main Campus TBA. 16 hrs.

Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) NAEMT’s Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) course is the first EMS education program that fully addresses how to best assess and manage the most common medical crises in patients, offering a “think outside the box” methodology. It is for all levels of practitioners with a strong commitment to patient care, including emergency medical technicians, paramedics, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse anesthetists and physicians. Main Campus TBA. 16 hrs. Full class and refresher 8 hrs.

International Trauma Life Support (ITLS): The ITLS course is hands-on and intensive. The primary purpose of the ITLS course is to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and experience necessary to get the trauma patient from scene to surgery in the best possible condition. Main Campus TBA. 16 hrs.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Experienced Provider August: ACLS is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented. Multiple Locations TBA. 16 hrs. Full class and refresher 8 hrs

Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS): NAEMT’s Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care. The mission of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care through global education. PHTLS is developed by NAEMT in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma. The Committee provides the medical direction and content oversight for the PHTLS program. Multiple Locations TBA. 16 hrs. Full class and refresher 8 hrs.

EMS Safety: NAEMT’s EMS Safety course aims to promote a culture of EMS safety and help reduce the number and intensity of injuries incurred by EMS practitioners in carrying out their work. The course increases the practitioners’ awareness and understanding of EMS safety standards and practices and develops their ability to effectively implement them. EMS Safety is the first national and most comprehensive education program of its kind that teaches techniques on how to best achieve safety on the job. Main Campus 8 hrs. TBA

Bloodborne Pathogen: OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) requires employers to safeguard employees who face potential occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials. Main Campus 4 hrs. Multiple offerings TBA.

For more information about Special Topic and Certification Classes please contact Henry Angelopulos at (828) 835-4251 or Bryan Gagnon at (828) 835-4227 or Kim Fairlie at (828) 835-4215.


 

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