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EMS / Healthcare Professionals

These courses are for volunteer and career first responders such as Police Officers, Firefighters, and EMS personnel, including EMRs, EMTs, AEMTs, and Paramedics. These courses are also for those who work in a clinical setting, such as Patient Care Technicians, CNAs, Nurses and other healthcare professionals.

To bring a course to your community, please complete a course request form.

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EMR: Emergency Medical Responder

Emergency Medical Responders provide immediate lifesaving care to people who need medical attention. Emergency Medical Responder is the first level of training in the EMS system and used to be known as the First Responder. Training for EMRs is much more comprehensive than Standard First Aid training and many Firefighters and Police Officers are trained as EMRs. In some areas, Emergency Medical Responders even work on ambulances with Emergency Medical Technicians. Tuition includes textbook, Health Care Provider CPR & AED certification, and EMS vehicle operator training. Please contact us for more information.

$550 per student

10% discount for volunteers


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BLS: Basic Life Support (Healthcare Professionals)

The BLS Course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. In the Instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice, skills testing, and a written exam. Class time is approximately 4 hours.

$60 per student

10% discount for volunteers

HeartCode BLS (hybrid-online blended learning)

HeartCode BLS is for healthcare professionals seeking an alternative method for completing a BLS course. HeartCode BLS uses a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning and interactive activities to teach students BLS knowledge and skills. The online portion takes approximately 90-100 minutes to complete. After completing the online portion students attend a structured BLS hands-on session with an AHA Instructor. The hands-on session time ranges from 70 minutes to 2 hours and 45 minutes, depending on the students' experience.

More information available upon request

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EMS Continuing Education

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Stop the Bleed

The Eastern Pennsylvania EMS Council has approved Stop the Bleed for 1.5 hours of EMS Con-Ed. This course reviews the current standards of hemorrhage control: direct pressure, tourniquet application, and wound packing, with or without hemostatic dressings. Six different types of commercial tourniquets will be available for practice, as well as gauze and wound packing trainers. Participants will also discuss when and how to improvise a tourniquet. Contact us if you would like this life-saving training brought to your EMS squad, Fire department, Police department, Search and Rescue team, or other group.

This course is free, contact us for more information