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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 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 

This RENEWAL course combines Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) with Basic Life Support (BLS) to create a dual-recertification option for busy healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics, who work in settings where cardiopulmonary arrest is likely to occur and where advanced interventions are available (e.g., emergency departments, intensive care and critical care units, and prehospital emergency medical services).  

1 Class. 2 Cards.

Our ACLS Provider RENEWAL Course now includes BLS Recertification!

 

Course Completion Testing:

Written Exams: You will be given two written examinations: BLS and ACLS. The minimum passing score on each is 84%.

Skills Exams: You will be required to demonstrate all BLS and ACLS practical skills. These skills examinations include infant CPR, adult CPR, and one Megacode station wherein you act as team leader.

For more information on BLS testing, click here. For ACLS, click here.

 

Provider Manuals: You are responsible for acquiring your own provider manuals and bringing them to class.

Two manuals are required for this combo course. Both are available in paperback or as eBooks:

  • ACLS Provider Manual - Item #: 15-1005; ISBN: 978-1-61669-400-5
  • ACLS Provider eBook - Item #: 15-3100
  • BLS Provider Manual - Item #: 15-1010;  ISBN: 978-1-61669-407-4
  • BLS Provider eBook - Item #: 15-3102; ISBN:  978-1-61669-410-4

 

Manuals may be purchased at ShopCPR.Heart.org 

 

Precourse Requirements:

1) Copies of your unexpired ACLS and BLS Provider cards.

2) ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment - Completion Certificate. Before coming to class, you must complete all modules of the self-assessment with a passing score of 70%. Bring a copy of the completion certificate to class. More information is contained in the front of your ACLS provider manual. This is a mandatory requirement from the AHA!

  • Watch the ACLS 2015 Science Overview Video and review the CPR and AED Skills Video on the AHA Student Website. You will be tested on 1-rescuer adult CPR and AED skills at the beginning of the ACLS Provider Course.
  • Review and understand the information in your ACLS Provider Manual. Pay particular attention to the 10 cases in Part 5.

Failure to complete all mandatory precourse assignments will result in immediate expulsion from the class, without exception**

 

What This Course Does Not Teach:

You will not be taught pharmacology dynamics nor how to interpret ECGs. If you do not learn and understand this information from the ACLS textbook or AHA Student Website, it is recommended that you study supplementary resources on the AHA Student Website prior to attending.

 

Physical Limitations:

If you have any physical limitations which may impair your ability to perform any of the skills (e.g., continuous and effective chest compressions), please inform your instructor as soon as possible. We will accommodate your needs as best as possible within AHA and ADA requirements.

 

AHA Completion Cards and Course Certificates:

SCCAD will process your AHA Provider eCards within 20 days of the completion of this course.

The ACLS & BLS provider certications are valid for a period of two years and meet one component of relicensure in 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. In order for SCCAD to be compliant with AHA requirementss, no exceptions will be made

The BLS Provider Course (formerly called "BLS for Healthcare Providers") is designed for healthcare professionals and others seeking CPR training & certification.

 

Such professionals include, but are not limited to, nurses, physicians, EMS providers, students in a healthcare-related field of study, & allied health workers (e.g., physical therapists, occupational therapist, athletic trainers, etc.).

 

The program teaches:

 

*  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

*  Ventilation techniques using a bag-mask, barrier device, and advanced airways.

*  Choking intervention

 

To successfully complete the course & receive BLS Provider certification, the student must pass achieve a minimum score of 84% on the written examination and demonstrate skills competency by performing:

  • 1 and 2-Rescuer Adult (includes the use of a pocket mask, AED, and bag-mask device)
  • 1 and 2-Rescuer Infant (includes the use of a pocket mask, AED, and bag-mask device)

 

The student is responsible for acquiring the newest edition of the textbook & bringing it to class. Please note that failure to bring this book to class will cause the student to be ineligible to take the course, & he/she will be required to reschedule to a later date. 

 

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

The required textbook is BLS Provider  Product Code:  15-1010    ISBN: 978-1-61669-407-4

Ebooks are also available through the vendors listed below, or at  http://eBooks.heart.org. The eBook is Product Code :  15-3102   ISBN:  978-1-61669-410-4.

 

Manuals may be purchased at ShopCPR.Heart.org 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Following the completion of your course, it may take up to 20 business days before you receive your certification card. Please take this into consideration when registering for the class, and plan accordingly.

 

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

This BLS CPR Instructor Course is designed to prepare individuals to become instructors for "BLS" as well as all "Heartsaver" CPR and First Aid classes.

 

Make sure your current provider card reads, "BLS." If it is labeled "Heartsaver," this is not the course you need.

Course Prerequisites:

  • Be accepted into an AHA Training Center (please see restrictions below**).
  • A current AHA BLS Provider card*
  • Registered with the AHA Instructor Network.
  • Completion Certificate for the online course, BLS Instructor Essentials.

Instructor candidates are responsible for acquiring their own instructor and provider manuals (must be the latest edition, having the new guidelines). THE MANUALS MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE CLASSROOM SESSION IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE AN AHA CPR INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION CARD.

The required books for a BLS instructor are:

 

Manuals may be purchased at ShopCPR.Heart.org 

 

Course Monitoring: 

Within 6 months following the successful completion of the Instructor course, the instructor candidate must be monitored teaching by Training Center Faculty (The TC may require additional monitoring, if needed).

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 (i.e., approx. 90% of your classes), you will need to align as an instructor with another AHA training center prior to attending the class. Click here for a list of TCs in Missouri and Illinois. When you come to class, please have your Training Center's address and the name of their TC Coordinator, and bring the completed instructor candidate application form found HERE.

updated 4/5/2018

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

 

Make sure your current provider card reads, "Heartsaver." If it is labeled "BLS," this is not the course you need.

 

Course Prerequisites: 

  • Be accepted into an AHA Training Center prior to coming to class. Authorization must be granted by the TC's Coordinator on a case-by-case basis. Complete this FORM & bring it to class. To align with SCCAD, you must meet very specific criteria (see below)**
  • A current AHA CPR Provider card
  • Registered with the AHA Instructor Network.
  • Complete Heartsaver Instructor Essentials Online course. Bring completion certificate 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 books for a Heartsaver instructor are:

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Instructor Manual 2015 - Item #: 15-1023    ISBN: 978-1-61669-430-2

Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Instructor Manual 2015 -  Item #: 15-1039   ISBN: 978-1-61669-432-6

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Student Workbook 2015 - Item #: 15-1018   ISBN: 978-1-61669-424-1

Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Student Workbook 2015 - Item #: 15-1038   ISBN: 978-1-61669-425-8

 

Manuals may be purchased at ShopCPR.Heart.org 

 

 

Course Monitoring: 

Within 6 months following the successful completion of the Instructor course, the instructor candidate must be monitored teaching by Training Center Faculty (The TC may require additional monitoring, if needed).

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 (i.e., approx. 90% of your classes), you will need to align as an instructor with another AHA training center prior to attending the class. Click here for a list of TCs in Missouri and Illinois. When you come to class, please have your Training Center's address and the name of their TC Coordinator, and bring the completed instructor candidate application form found HERE.

According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, an assault on a healthcare worker is the leading source of nonfatal injury requiring days off from work in the healthcare and social assistance industry.

 

 

Violent assault on the job remains a widely-recognized but little-acknowledged threat to EMS and all healthcare personnel. Many providers admit they've been attacked by an aggressive patient, an angry family member, or an irate bystander. The frequency of these assaults are increasing at an alarming rate! Despite the evidence of this fact, few responders have ever received any formal training in self defense.

 

 

 

This 2-day course covers the basic skills needed by any responder who may one day face an imminent assault or the need to use of force.

click HERE to see a video preview of the class

 

Upon successful completion of the course, the participant receives an online access code for the DT4EMS website, which contains dozens of skills review videos and many other resources.

Certification is good for 2 years.


For additional information, call Captain David Dalton at 636-344-7667 or email  ddalton@sccad.com

 

 

www.dt4ems.com.

 

IMPORTANT:

While physical self defense techniques are an important part of this class, we insist that you not participate in any activity that could cause harm due to a pre-existing injury or other medical condition. You will not be penalized for choosing to opt out of such activities. However, you will still be required to observe while other students practice. This does not mean that a person can arbitrarily choose to opt out of all skills activities; to attend and be eligible for EVE certification, you may only opt out of those which a reasonable person would perceive as a threat of harm, given your pre-existing injury or medical condition. If you have a temporary injury, such as a broken arm or leg, which is expected to heal with time, you must postpone your attendance until such time as your injury has fully healed and a physician gives you his/her approval to participate in the skills activities included in this course.

 

Waiting List:

EVE classes are often booked to capacity. However, one or two cancellations are not uncommon. So if a class is already "full," return to this page periodically and see if any spots have opened up. You may also contact us and have your name placed on our waiting list; then on the day before the class, we will call you if any seats have become available.

 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.

New Location!

Our training center is now located at 4141 Mexico Road, St Peters, MO, behind SCCAD headquarters, just east of the intersection of Mexico and Jungermann (next to US Bank).  Please park at the front of the building only in MARKED parking spots or at our Old location on Old Mill Parkway in the designated "student" parking areas.

 

REGISTRATION & REFUNDS

Registrations are taken on a first come, first served basis, and are not confirmed until registration and payment is completed online. Space is limited, so we strongly recommend registering as early as possible.

Classes may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. A complete refund will be issued if this occurs.

If you need to cancel a registration, you must do so at least 48 hours in advance to receive a refund (minus a $10.00 processing fee). Cancellations received less than 48 hours prior to the program date are not refundable. If possible and sufficient class space is available, registration may be transferred to another date.

Promotional codes, for online registration, are assigned and are intended for use by pre-designated users only. Registrants found to have used unauthorized promotional codes will be required to pay full course fees or have registration cancelled.

ACCREDITATION

St. Charles County Ambulance District is approved as an EMS training entity through the Missouri Department of Health, Bureau of EMS. Certificates and CEUs will be awarded upon completion of applicable courses.