Class Schedule

St. Charles County Ambulance District is a recognized leader in EMS Education in the metropolitan St. Louis and St. Charles County region.  The Training center conducts entry-level EMT and Paramedic programs, EMS continuing education, and American Heart Association training, and much, much more. 

As an authorized American Heart Association training center, SCCAD offers community and professional CPR training, as well as advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) certification. AHA Instructor training is also available.

Other programs of note include Prehospital Trauma Life Support, Advanced Medical Life Support, & Escaping Violent Encounters (Defensive Tactics for EMS, Fire, & other Healthcare Providers).

Our Training Center staff take great pride in providing you with training that raises the bar on emergency medical education!

Committed to Excellence 

Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED is designed to meet the regulatory requirements for child care workers in all 50 United States. It teaches child care providers and others to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. The course covers the Four Steps of Pediatric First Aid and modules in Pediatric First Aid, Child/Infant CPR AED, Adult "hands only" CPR, and Asthma Care Training.

 

 

Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course completion card valid for two years.

 

 

 

 

Before attending the course, the student must purchase the following books and bring them along on the date of the class:

90-1074    Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Student Workbook

90-1073    Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Quick Reference Guide

 

These books may be purchased through one of three vendors:

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

 

 

* If you would like to schedule a class to be held at your place of business, call 636-344-7667. Pricing depends upon the number of students in attendance.

This Heartsaver CPR Instructor Course is designed to prepare individuals to become instructors for "Heartsaver CPR" classes (not Healthcare Provider level classes)

NOTE: If you do not plan to teach primarily within St. Charles County you must align as an instructor with another AHA training center.  On the day of the class you will need to complete a transfer form to align with another site. If you are already aligned with another Training Center, please bring the address and contact person's name for that Training Center.

 Course Prerequisites: 

·         Be accepted into an AHA Training Center 

·         A current AHA CPR Provider card*

.         Registered with the AHA Instructor Network (see instructions at https://www.sccad.com/pdfs/InstructorNetwork.pdf)

.         Complete the "2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC Science In-Service" course available for $9 at http://onlineaha.org/courses#1

 .        If you received your PROVIDER card before February 15, 2015, you must also complete the "Heartsaver 2015 Instructor Update," which you can access from the AHA Instructor Network homepage, after you have registered (these updates are free of charge). Print a copy of the completion certificate and bring it to class.

If you have a "Heartsaver" CPR provider card you will be issued a Heartsaver instructor card upon successful completion of all course requirements. At that time, you will only be authorized to teach Heartsaver courses.

 

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

The required instructor manual for a Heartsaver instructor is:

Heartsaver F/A CPR AED Instr Manual – ISBN 981616690151

 

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 CPR provider or renewal class before an instructor card will be issued. This monitoring must occur within 6 months of taking the instructor class.

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

Course Prerequisites: 

 

NOTE: If you do not plan to teach primarily within St. Charles County you must align as an  instructor with another AHA training center.  On the day of the class you will need to complete a transfer form to align with another site.  If you are already aligned with another Training Center, please bring the address and contact person's name for that Training Center.

 

Successful Completion: 

  • Attend the instructor renewal course
  • Demonstrate provider skills
  • Pass the instructor written examination
  • Successfully evaluate another student
  • Completion of 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.

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 Provider Course (formerly called "BLS for Healthcare Providers") 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 Provider  Product Code:  15-1010  ISBN: 978-1-61669-407-4

Textbooks are available through a variety of sources (see below).

Ebooks are also available through the vendors listed below, or at  http://eBooks.heart.org The eBooks are the same price as the print edition…but without the shipping costs. These are available online, offline, iPad, and Android.  The eBook is ISBN:  978-1-61669-410-4    Product Code :  15-3102.

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.

The BLS Instructor (formerly called "BLS for Healthcare Providers") Course is designed to prepare individuals to become instructors in CPR for Healthcare Providers as well as for laypersons.

NOTE: If you do not plan to teach the majority of your CPR classes within St. Charles County you must align as an instructor with another AHA training center.  On the day of the class you will need to complete a transfer form to align with another site. If you are already aligned with another Training Center, please bring the address and contact person's name for that Training Center.

 Course Prerequisites: 

·         Be accepted into an AHA Training Center 

·         A current AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers CPR Provider card*

·         Registered with the AHA Instructor Network (see instructions at https://www.sccad.com/pdfs/InstructorNetwork.pdf)

.         Complete the "2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC Science In-Service" course available for $9 at http://onlineaha.org/courses#1

 .        If you received your PROVIDER card before February 15, 2015, you must also complete the "BLS 2015 Instructor Update," which you can access from the AHA Instructor Network homepage, after you have registered (these updates are free of charge). Print a copy of the completion certificate and bring it to class.

If you have a "BLS Provider" card you will receive a "BLS Instructor" card upon successful completion and will be able to teach all Heartsaver AND BLS classes.  

 

 Instructor Manuals:

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

 

The required instructor manuals for a BLS instructor are: 

BLS Instructor Manual – ISBN 978-1-1-61669-406-7   Product Code 15-1009

Heartsaver F/A CPR AED Instructor Manual – ISBN 981616690151

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 CPR provider or renewal class before an instructor card will be issued. This monitoring must take place within 6 months of taking the instructor class.

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

 

Course Prerequisites: 

  • A current AHA BLS Instructor CPR card
  • Verification of a minimum of 4 classes taught within the current 2 year instructor certification period.
  • If your existing Instructor Card was issued before February 15th of 2016, you must also bring copies of your BLS & HS Instructor 2015 Update Certificates. These short, no-cost modules can be accessed from the Instructor Network homepage.
  • AHA Instructor ID number. See instructions for Instructor Network at https://www.sccad.com/aha-resources

 

NOTE: If you do not plan to teach primarily within St. Charles County you must align as an  instructor with another AHA training center.  On the day of the class you will need to complete a transfer form to align with another site.  If you are already aligned with another Training Center, please bring the address and contact person's name for that Training Center.

 

Successful Completion: 

  • Attend the instructor renewal course
  • Demonstrate provider skills
  • Pass the provider written examination
  • Pass the instructor written examination
  • Successfully evaluate another student
  • Completion of 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.

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.

Prerequisites: Applicant must have a current, unexpired AHA ACLS Provider card.

  The Pre-course Self-Assessment is MANDATORY. To prepare for the course, the self-assessment modules must be completed on the AHA Student Website. The website and the code are in your ACLS provider manual. You MUST complete these with a score of 70% or higher and PRINT YOUR SCORES and both completion CERTIFICATES and bring them with you on the day of the class.

  Failure to complete the mandatory pre-course self-assessment prior to the class and present the certificates to the instructor on the morning of the class will result in immediate expulsion from the class**

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 with the 2015 AHA Guidelines is Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider Manual - ISBN 9781616694005

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

 

Students may also use the 2015 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.  

 

** The completion of the Pre-course Self-Assessment modules is required by AHA guidelines, and is therefore mandatory prior to attending class.

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

·         Copy of "2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC Science In-Service" course completion certificate available at http://onlineaha.org/courses#1

.         AHA Instructor ID number. See instructions for Instructor Network at https://www.sccad.com/aha-resources

.         If you received your PROVIDER card before February 15, 2015, you must also bring a copy of your "ACLS 2015 Instructor Update" certificate. This online program is no-cost and is accessible through the AHA Instructor Network homepage, after you have registered on the Network's site.

Please note:  If you do not plan to teach primarily within St. Charles County you must align as an instructor with another AHA training center. On the day of the class you will need to complete a transfer form to align with another site or bring the TC's address and the TC Coordinator's name

 

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. 

 

Course Prerequisites:

 

·         A current AHA ACLS Instructor card

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

.      AHA Instructor ID number. See instructions for Instructor Network at https://www.sccad.com/aha-resources

.      If you received your last Instructor card before February 15, 2015, you must also bring a copy of your "ACLS 2015 Instructor Update" certificate. This online program is no-cost and is accessible through the AHA Instructor Network homepage, after you have registered on the Network's site.

Please note:  If you do not plan to teach primarily within St. Charles County you must align as an instructor with another AHA training center. On the day of the class you will need to complete a transfer form to align with another site or bring the TC's address and the TC Coordinator's name

 

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.

 

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 8th ed - ISBN 9781284041736  

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.

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program is an educational program that introduces the concepts and basic skills of neonatal resuscitation. The NRP Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 6th Edition includes an interactive DVD-ROM, and is required for the course.

Students are responsible for acquiring their own textbook. The required textbook is Neonatal Resuscitation Book 6th Edition- ISBN 9781581104981. 

Textbooks 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

One part of the class is an interactive classroom session and the other part is an online exam. You must successfully complete both parts to receive a NRP completion card.

The online examination replaces the classroom written test, and providers will need to study the NRP Textbook, and complete the online examination NO LATER THAN 14 days after attending the classroom session. Up to 9 hours of Continuing Education Credit will be offered through NRP for the examination. 

There is a $23.50 charge to complete the on-line examination after attending the classroom session. (We will email this information upon registration confirmation).  

 

FACT: According to Bureau of Labor statistics, an assault on a healthcare worker is the most common source of nonfatal injury or illness requiring days off from work in the healthcare and social assistance industry.
Source

 

Injury through assault remains a widely recognized, but little acknowledged, problem threatening emergency service personnel.  Many EMS and fire personnel admit to being attacked by a violent patient, an angry bystander or upset family member.  The frequency of assault on our fire and EMS providers is alarming and while most attacks are not life threatening, the risk of serious injury is evident and unpredictable. Responders require a reasonable, liability-conscious, effective means of preventing and avoiding assault, before it occurs, and defending themselves once attacked.

 

The 2-day EVE4EMS/Fire course covers the basic skills required by any responder or provider when facing possible or imminent assault or use of force

Course Content:

  • Good customer service (Foundation of all DT4EMS courses)
  • Mental preparation and physical fitness
  • Recognize the need for safety in EMS/Fire
  • Documentation skills
  • Courtroom demeanor
  • Dispatch-to-scene and on-scene indicators
  • Patient vs. attacker recognition
  • Pre-assault indicators
  • Verbal skills to diffuse potentially violent encounters
  • Differentiating between self-defense, fighting, and police control tactics
  • Easy to learn and retain “drills” to reinforce reaction timing
  • Various aspects of reasonable self-defense
  • Escapes from standing, ground, and unusual positions

Upon successful completion of the course, participants receive a course CD and continued access (during certification period) to the online student area containing review material. Certification is good for 2 years.

Go to www.dt4ems.com for more information

DT4EMS’ EVE has been named an “industry best practice” by Risk Management/ Safety Consultants.

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.

 

 THE TEXTBOOK IS REQUIRED FOR THIS COURSE! Students are responsible for purchasing their own book for this course. PLEASE BRING THE BOOK TO CLASS.  The book required is:  EMS Safety 2nd Edition ISBN 9781284041118. 

Suggested Distributor: Jones & Bartlett Learning  http://www.jblearning.com/

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.

The curriculum covers crew resource management, emergency vehicle safety, responsibilities in scene operations, patient handling, patient, practitioner and bystander safety, and personal health. It offers an overview of current issues surrounding safety in EMS, presents and discusses case studies, builds risk assessment and decision-making skills and provides an opportunity for participants to relate their own experiences with EMS safety issues.

EMS Safety is for all EMS practitioners, other medical professionals providing pre-hospital care, EMS supervisors and administrators concerned with safety.

(Above was sourced from:  www.naemt.org)

Students who take EMS Safety will learn to:

  •  Identify key elements in safe operation of an ambulance
  •  Describe techniques for moving and securing patients
  •  Recognize situations where the EMS practitioner may be at risk of violence, and how such situations may be avoided
  • Appreciate the importance of maintaining good personal health, and the impact of EMS service on practitioners’ personal health
  • Address safety elements in a variety of operational situations

NAEMT continuing education courses are accredited by the CECBEMS, and also are recognized for recertification requirements by NREMT.