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.

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 (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.  

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* 

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

*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. 

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.  Please contact David Dalton for a list of the alternate Training Centers.  On the day of the class you will need to complete a transfer form to align with another site.

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

NOTE: “If you do not plan to teach primarily within St. Charles County you must align as an instructor with another AHA training center.  Please contact David Dalton for a list of the alternate Training Centers. On the day of the class you will need to complete a transfer form to align with another site.”

 

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.

 

This class offers an alternative to the standard ACLS Provider Renewal course. It is designed to enhance the learning and educational experience for ACLS providers who have renewed several times and use their skills routinely.

Designed for ACLS seasoned healthcare providers who are proficient in performing BLS and ACLS skills, reading and interpreting ECGs, and understanding ACLS pharmacology and who regularly lead or participate in emergency assessment and treatment of pre-arrest, arrest or post-arrest patients. This audience includes physicians, paramedics and emergency department or critical care nurses.

The goal of the course is to improve outcomes in complex cardiovascular, respiratory and other (eg, metabolic, toxicologic) emergencies by expanding on core ACLS guidelines and encouraging critical thinking and decision making strategies. Through instruction and active participation in case-based scenarios, learners enhance their skills in the differential diagnosis and treatment of pre-arrest, arrest and post-arrest patients. 

This fast paced course starts out with core ACLS skills and megacode testing and progresses through four core learning stations: cardiovascular, pharmacology/toxicology, respiratory/metabolic, and post cardiac arrest care. 

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

The required textbook is ACLS for Experienced Providers - ISBN 9781616693138.

Students may also use the 2010 Handbook of ECC for Healthcare Providers spiral handbook in class.

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

 

 

To prepare for the course view the videos and take the self-assessment modules on the AHA Student Website to identify any gaps in knowledge. The website and the website code are in the ACLS Experienced Provider manual.

After completing the self-assessment modules students must pass the ACLS Exam with a minimum score of 84% to attend the ACLS EP Course. You will need to enter a special exam keycode for access to the ACLS Exam. The exam keycode will be delivered in your confirmation email. Learners have two attempts to pass the exam before a new exam key is required. If an exam key is lost, a new exam key is required.

Upon successful completion of the online ACLS Provider exam, a certificate of completion will be available for learners. Learners must print this certificate and bring it with them to their ACLS EP Course.  

The ACLS Experienced Provider course recognition period is two years and the ACLS EP card supersedes the ACLS provider card, meeting one component of re-licensure as recognized by the State of Missouri. 

This 8-hour program will review assessment and management of patients with cardiovascular emergencies.

Topics to be reviewed include:

  • Interpretation of 12-lead ECG
  • Assessment of patients with cardiovascular emergencies
  • Left-ventricular assist device
  • Evidence-based management of cardiovascular patients

 

This 8-hour paramedic continuing education program will review assessment and management of patients who have medical emergencies.

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.

 

The CPR Instructor Course is designed to prepare individuals to become instructors in either "Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers" or "Heartsaver CPR." 

NOTE: “If you do not plan to teach primarily within St. Charles County you must align as an  instructor with another AHA training center.  Please contact David Dalton for a list of the alternate Training Centers. On the day of the class you will need to complete a transfer form to align with another site.”

 Course Prerequisites: 

·         Be accepted into an AHA Training Center 

·         A current AHA CPR Provider card*

·         The AHA Instructor Essentials Course completion certificate**

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

If you have a "Heartsaver" CPR provider card you will receive a Heartsaver instructor card upon successful completion and only be able to teach Heartsaver courses.

If you have a "BLS for Healthcare" provider card you will receive a Healthcare "BLS" instructor card upon successful completion and will be able to teach BOTH Heartsaver AND Healthcare provider classes.  

**You will need to go to 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 specific AHA instructor [BLS or Heartsaver] course you will be attending.

PLEASE NOTE FOR BLS INSTRUCTOR CANDIDATES: The BLS IEC includes information needed to instruct BOTH BLS for Healthcare Providers AND Heartsaver CPR/First Aid classes. DO NOT purchase BLS AND HEARTSAVER IEC separately.

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

The required instructor manuals for a BLS instructor are: 

BLS for Healthcare Provider Instr Manual – ISBN 9781616690403

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. 

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 CPR 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

 

NOTE: “If you do not plan to teach primarily within St. Charles County you must align as an  instructor with another AHA training center.  Please contact David Dalton for a list of the alternate Training Centers. On the day of the class you will need to complete a transfer form to align with another site.”

 

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.

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.

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).  

 

This 48-hour continuing education program meets the paramedic refresher requirements for the National Registry of EMTs core content.  Participants who do not wish to attend the entire refresher program may enroll in single-day classes at a rate of $60.00 per day (excluding NRP day). 

Students must attend all 48 hours to be awarded a refresher certificate.  If the student does not attend the entire program, CEU credit will be awarded based on the hours attended. 

The NRP textbook is required to complete the refresher program.  There is an additional fee of $23.50 to complete the mandatory on-line examination for the NRP program.The on-line component of the NRP program must be completed after attending the classsroom session.  After online testing is complete, students print out the verification of completion and send it to the NRP instructor for a completion card. The online examination replaces the classroom written test, and providers will need to self-study the NRP Textbook, and complete the online examination within 14 days after attending the classroom session. Up to 9 hours of Continuing Education Credit will be offered for the examination. We will send you NRP testing enrollment information upon registration.

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

Course content includes obstetrics and pediatric care, advanced airway, Neonatal resuscitation provider, medical emergencies, 12-lead ECG and emergency cardiac care and trauma.

This fast-paced one-day review class will provide an overview of paramedic program course content.  It is intended for persons wishing to take the summative paramedic examination.  The program is also appropriate for CEU credit. 

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.