Class Schedule

St. Charles County Ambulance District is a recognized leader in EMS Education in the metropolitan St. Louis and St. Charles County area.  The Training center conducts entry-level EMT and paramedic programs and EMS continuing education and certification.  SCCAD is also an authorized American Heart Association training center that offers community and professional cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) and pediatric advanced life support (PALS) provider and instructor programs.

The St. Charles County Training Center models the District's Mission Statement - Committed to Excellence - to assure you a quality educational experience.

Advanced Airway

This 8 hour continuing education program combines lecture and hands-on practice to manage emergency airway problems.  The program will discuss an algorhythmic approach to difficult airway management; review strategies for difficult airway management; discuss drug assisted intubation and rescue airway management; and describe percutaneous and surgical approaches for airway rescue.  Hands on practice using manikins and a cadaver pig model is provided.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Renewal

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies.

Prerequisite: Applicant must have current recognition as an AHA ACLS Provider

Students are responsible for acquiring their own textbook. THE PRINT EDITION OR EBOOK MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE CLASSROOM SESSION IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE AN AHA ACLS PROVIDER CERTIFICATION CARD. 

The required textbook is Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider Manual - ISBN 9781616690106

Textbooks are available through a variety of sources.

The AHA’s eBooks Store at http://eBooks.heart.org provides 24/7 access to purchase, view and download AHA textbooks. The eBooks are the same price as the print edition…but without the shipping costs. These are available online, offline, iPad, and Android. 

Access Codes for eBooks may also be purchased through the US AHA Distributors. Access Codes are then redeemed at the AHA eBooks Store.   

These are authorized AHA distributors: 

Channing Bete Company

Phone: 800-611-6083

aha.channing-bete.com

Laerdal Medical Corporation

Phone: 888-562-4242

laerdal.com

WorldPoint ECC, Inc.

Phone: 888-322-8350

eWorldPoint.com

 

Pre-course Requirement: To prepare for the course the self-assessment modules must be completed on the AHA Student Website to identify any gaps in your knowledge. Complete and PRINT YOUR SCORES for the Self-Assessment and bring to class. The website and the code are in your ACLS provider manual.

Students may also use the 2010 ECC spiral handbook in class.

Successful completion of this course requires passing the closed-book written examination with a minimum score of 84% and successfully completing a Megacode skills test as the team leader.

The ACLS provider course recognition period is two years and meets one component of re-licensure as recognized by the State of Missouri.  

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor

The Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor Course is designed to prepare individuals to become instructors in ACLS. By the end of the ACLS instructor course the instructor candidate will be able to teach, conduct skills and scenario testing, and remediate using the ACLS videos and the lesson maps in the instructor manual. 

Course Prerequisites:

·         Be accepted into an AHA Training Center 

·         A current AHA ACLS Provider card

·         The AHA Instructor Essentials Course completion certificate* 

*You will need to go to this website: www.onlineaha.org to pay, enroll, complete, and print the certificate for the discipline specific AHA instructor essentials course.

On the home page in the top middle box labeled “Course Catalog” click “trainers and educators”. This will take you to all the IEC choices. Purchase the Instructor Essentials Course for the AHA ACLS instructor course you will be attending.

Instructor candidates are responsible for acquiring their own instructor manual. THE MANUAL MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE CLASSROOM SESSION IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE AN AHA ACLS INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION CARD. 

The required instructor manual for ACLS instructor is:

ACLS Instr Manual – ISBN 9781616690113

Instructor manuals are available through a variety of sources. These are authorized AHA distributors: 

Channing Bete Company

Phone: 800-611-6083

aha.channing-bete.com

Laerdal Medical Corporation

Phone: 888-562-4242

laerdal.com

WorldPoint ECC, Inc.

Phone: 888-322-8350

eWorldPoint.com

Successful Completion:

After completion of the classroom instruction the candidate must be monitored while teaching an ACLS provider or renewal class before an instructor card will be issued. 

Course recognition is 2 years from the date of the classroom portion of the course. The instructor card supersedes the provider card. 

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor Renewal

Course Prerequisites:

 

·         A current AHA ACLS Instructor card

·         Verification of a minimum of 4 classes taught within the current 2 year instructor certification period

 

Successful Completion:

 

·         Attend the instructor renewal course

·         Demonstrate provider skills

·         Pass the provider written examination

·         Successfully evaluate another student running a Megacode

·         Complete instructor updates as per the AHA

 

Course recognition is 2 years from the date of the classroom course. The instructor card supersedes the provider card.

 

CEU Program - Obstetric and Pediatric Care

This 8-hour continuing education program will review assessment and resuscitation of pediatric patients and obstetrical patients.

The program will review complications of pregnancy and normal and abnormal field delivery.

 

CEU Program - Traumatic Emergencies

This 8-hour continuing education program will review assessment and management of injured patients.

 

Healthcare Provider CPR

This course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in- and out- of hospital settings.

 

This audience includes nurses, physicians, EMS professionals, students in a healthcare program at a university/college, allied health professionals (physical therapists, occupational therapist, athletic trainers, etc.), and others who may need training in basic life support skills. 

 

Content taught in the BLS for Healthcare Providers Course includes:

·         Critical concepts of high-quality CPR

·         The AHA Chain of Survival

·         1-Rescuer CPR/AED for Adult/Child/Infant

·         2-Rescuer CPR/AED for Adult/Child/Infant

·         Differences between Adult, Child and Infant rescue techniques

·         Bag-mask techniques for Adult, Child and Infant

·         Rescue breathing for Adult, Child and Infant

·         Relief of choking for Adult, Child and Infant

·         CPR with an advanced airway

 

Students are responsible for acquiring their own textbook. THE PRINT EDITION OR EBOOK MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE CLASSROOM SESSION IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE AN AHA BLS HEALTHCARE PROVIDER CERTIFICATION CARD.

 

The required textbook is BLS for Healthcare Providers ISBN 9781616690397

 

Textbooks are available through a variety of sources.

The AHA’s eBooks Store at http://eBooks.heart.org provides 24/7 access to purchase, view and download AHA textbooks. The eBooks are the same price as the print edition…but without the shipping costs. These are available online, offline, iPad, and Android. 

Access Codes for eBooks may also be purchased through the US AHA Distributors. Access Codes are then redeemed at the AHA eBooks Store.

These are authorized AHA distributors: 

Channing Bete Company

Phone: 800-611-6083

aha.channing-bete.com

Laerdal Medical Corporation

Phone: 888-562-4242

laerdal.com

WorldPoint ECC, Inc.

Phone: 888-322-8350

eWorldPoint.com

 

Successful completion of this course requires passing the closed-book written examination with a minimum score of 84% and successfully demonstrating competency performing the following skills:

·         1 and 2-Rescuer Adult (includes mouth to mask, AED use, and use of a bag-mask device)

·         1 and 2-Rescuer Infant (includes mouth to mask, AED use, and use of a bag-mask device)

 

The HCP course recognition period is two years and meets one component of re-licensure as recognized by the State of Missouri.

NREMT Transition Class

This course is for current NREMT's to transition to the National Scope of Practice since the Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum is no longer being used. This course will meet NREMT's requirements for your NREMT license renewal.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider

The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children.  

This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units, such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others, who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.

 

This classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course 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.

 

Students are responsible for acquiring their own textbook. THE PRINT EDITION OR EBOOK MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE CLASSROOM SESSION IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE AN AHA PALS PROVIDER CERTIFICATION CARD.  

The required textbook is Pediatric Advanced Life Support Book - ISBN 9781616691127 

Textbooks are available through a variety of sources.

The AHA’s eBooks Store at http://eBooks.heart.org provides 24/7 access to purchase, view and download AHA textbooks. The eBooks are the same price as the print edition…but without the shipping costs. These are available online, offline, iPad, and Android. 

Access Codes for eBooks may also be purchased through the US AHA Distributors. Access Codes are then redeemed at the AHA eBooks Store.   

These are authorized AHA distributors: 

Channing Bete Company

Phone: 800-611-6083

aha.channing-bete.com

Laerdal Medical Corporation

Phone: 888-562-4242

laerdal.com

WorldPoint ECC, Inc.

Phone: 888-322-8350

eWorldPoint.com

 

Pre-course Requirement: To prepare for the course the self-assessment modules must be completed on the AHA Student Website to identify any gaps in your knowledge. Complete and PRINT YOUR SCORES for the Self-Assessment and bring to class. The website and the code are in your PALS provider manual. 

Students may also use the 2010 ECC spiral handbook in class. 

Successful completion of this course requires passing the closed-book written examination with a minimum score of 84% and successfully completing 2 PALS core case scenarios (1 cardiac and 1 respiratory or shock) as a team leader, providing appropriate medical treatment and demonstrating effective team dynamics. 

To prepare for the course the self-assessment modules must be completed on the AHA Student Website to identify any gaps in your knowledge. The website and the code are in the PALS provider manual.

 

The PALS provider course recognition period is two years and provides continuing education credit as recognized by the State of Missouri. 

 

Pediatric Advanced Life Support Renewal

 The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. 

This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units, such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others, who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.

Prerequisite: Applicant must have current recognition as an AHA PALS Provider.  

Students are responsible for acquiring their own textbook. THE PRINT EDITION OR EBOOK MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE CLASSROOM SESSION IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE AN AHA PALS PROVIDER CERTIFICATION CARD.  

The required textbook is Pediatric Advanced Life Support Book - ISBN 9781616691127 

Textbooks are available through a variety of sources.

The AHA’s eBooks Store at http://eBooks.heart.org provides 24/7 access to purchase, view and download AHA textbooks. The eBooks are the same price as the print edition…but without the shipping costs. These are available online, offline, iPad, and Android. 

Access Codes for eBooks may also be purchased through the US AHA Distributors. Access Codes are then redeemed at the AHA eBooks Store.   

These are authorized AHA distributors: 

Channing Bete Company

Phone: 800-611-6083

aha.channing-bete.com

Laerdal Medical Corporation

Phone: 888-562-4242

laerdal.com

WorldPoint ECC, Inc.

Phone: 888-322-8350

eWorldPoint.com

 

Pre-course Requirement: To prepare for the course the self-assessment modules must be completed on the AHA Student Website to identify any gaps in your knowledge. Complete and PRINT YOUR SCORES for the Self-Assessment and bring to class. The website and the code are in your PALS provider manual. 

Students may also use the 2010 ECC spiral handbook in class. 

Successful completion of this course requires passing the closed-book written examination with a minimum score of 84% and successfully completing 2 PALS core case scenarios (1 cardiac and 1 respiratory or shock) as a team leader, providing appropriate medical treatment and demonstrating effective team dynamics. 

To prepare for the course the self-assessment modules must be completed on the AHA Student Website to identify any gaps in your knowledge. The website and the code are in the PALS provider manual. 

The PALS provider course recognition period is two years and provides continuing education credit as recognized by the State of Missouri. 

 

Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor

The Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor Course is designed to prepare individuals to become instructors in PALS. By the end of the PALS instructor course the instructor candidate will be able to teach, conduct skills and scenario testing, and remediate using the PALS videos and the lesson maps in the instructor manual. 

 

Course Prerequisites:

  • Be accepted into an AHA Training Center 
  • A current AHA PALS Provider card
  • The AHA Instructor Essentials Course completion certificate*   

*You will need to go to this website: www.onlineaha.org to pay, enroll, complete, and print the certificate for the discipline specific AHA instructor essentials course. 

On the home page in the top middle box labeled “Course Catalog” click “trainers and educators”. This will take you to all the IEC choices. Purchase the Instructor Essentials Course for the AHA instructor PALS you will be attending.    

*Instructor manual: 

Instructor candidates are responsible for acquiring their own instructor manual. THE MANUAL MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE CLASSROOM SESSION IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE AN AHA ACLS INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION CARD.  

The required instructor manual for PALS instructor is: 

Pediatric Advanced Life Support Book - ISBN 9781616691127  

Instructor manuals are available through a variety of sources. These are authorized AHA distributors:  

Channing Bete Company

Phone: 800-611-6083

aha.channing-bete.com

Laerdal Medical Corporation

Phone: 888-562-4242

laerdal.com

WorldPoint ECC, Inc.

Phone: 888-322-8350

eWorldPoint.com

Successful Completion: 

After completion of the classroom instruction the candidate must be monitored while teaching a PALS provider or renewal class before an instructor card will be issued.

 

Course recognition is 2 years from the date of the classroom portion of the course. The instructor card supersedes the provider card. 

Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor Renewal

Course Prerequisites:

 

·         A current AHA PALS Instructor card

·         Verification of a minimum of 4 classes taught within the current 2 year instructor certification period

 

Successful Completion:

 

·         Attend the instructor renewal course

·         Demonstrate provider skills

·         Pass the provider written examination

·         Successfully evaluate another student running a Megacode

·         Complete instructor updates as per the AHA

 

Course recognition is 2 years from the date of the classroom course. The instructor card supersedes the provider card.

 

Prehospital Trauma Life Support Provider Renewal

Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Renewal class is an 8-hour course designed to update pre-hospital care personnel on theories and techniques related to the management of a trauma patient.  The course is designed for experienced pre-hospital or emergency care personnel.  The course is provided through the National Associationof EMTs in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.

Prerequisite:

  • Current PHTLS or ITLS Provider status 

Students are responsible for acquiring their own textbook.   

The required textbook is Prehospital Trauma Life Support - ISBN 9780323065023  

Textbooks are available through a variety of sources. This is an authorized PHTLS distributor:   

Jones & Bartlett Learning  

Phone: 800-832-0034 

Customer service: ext. 8197 

Website:  jblearning.com  

Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will receive a PHTLS card valid for four years, a certificate of completion and 8 hours of continuing education units.  Participants must bring completed pre-test to class.