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.
· A current AHA ACLS Instructor card
· Verification of a minimum of 4 classes taught within the current 2 year instructor certification period
· 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.
Prerequisite: Applicant must have current recognition as an AHA PALS Provider
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 your PALS provider manual.
Students are strongly encouraged to purchase the 2010 ECC spiral handbook.
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.
The PALS provider course recognition period is two years and provides continuing education credit as recognized by the State of Missouri.