Upcoming Courses

Nov
7
Sat
Wilderness Medicine Module (Fryeburg, ME) @ Fryeburg Rescue
Nov 7 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wilderness Medicine Module (Fryeburg, ME) @ Fryeburg Rescue

The Wilderness Medicine Module is built for the trained provider…*OEC, *EMR, EMT, AEMT, Paramedic, Nurse, NP, PA, MD, DO, anyone who has training in medicine and wants to learn how to offer a high level of care in remote settings, with improvised equipment perhaps working alone.  Focus is on taking what the provider knows and puts them in the wild environment performing their familiar skills with new “twists” as well as looking at the role of ALS in the back-country. The wilderness produces a broad spectrum of traumatic injuries, soft tissue (cuts/scrapes, burns/blisters), musculoskeletal injuries, injuries of heat, cold, altitude, and all sorts of bites, stings, and stabs.  Learn the predictable and preventable principles that would minimize injury/illness and how to handle problems like, reduction of dislocations, improvised splinting, cleaning and dressing wounds to prevent infection, as well as learning to create drinkable water, build an improvised litter, and the “magic” hypothermia wrap.  This course prepares you to organize and perform a back-country rescue.  Learn how to go into the wild prepared and build a new standard of care that prepares you to go from deep in the wild, to the road, and to the hospital in the truck. (*EMR and *OEC Techs will earn a Wilderness First Responder certification).44 hours, usually 4 days and 1 or 2 evenings.

 

 

Jan
4
Mon
EMT Refresher (Online) @ Online (Zoom)
Jan 4 @ 4:27 pm – Jan 7 @ 5:27 pm
EMT Refresher (Online) @ Online (Zoom)

This EMT Refresher offers 20 hours of NCCP National curriculum topics.  The course content is focused on knowledge of A & P, homeostasis, cellular metabolism, and pharmacology connecting to increased use of medications.  Advanced airway skills, fluid access review, and other ALS skills, as well as Team Resuscitation and Assessment techniques, are covered.

This course uses short cognitive talks with multiple skill sessions and scenarios to keep the learning process moving. Relevant updates on new skills, tools, and research, and medicine.

The course focus is directly based on preparing the candidates to function confidently under the new National Standards.  This course will give the EMT 20 hours of continuing education.  Total length: 20 hours.

Jan
11
Mon
EMT Refresher (Online) @ Online (Zoom)
Jan 11 @ 4:27 pm – Jan 14 @ 5:27 pm
EMT Refresher (Online) @ Online (Zoom)

This EMT Refresher offers 20 hours of NCCP National curriculum topics.  The course content is focused on knowledge of A & P, homeostasis, cellular metabolism, and pharmacology connecting to increased use of medications.  Advanced airway skills, fluid access review, and other ALS skills, as well as Team Resuscitation and Assessment techniques, are covered.

This course uses short cognitive talks with multiple skill sessions and scenarios to keep the learning process moving. Relevant updates on new skills, tools, and research, and medicine.

The course focus is directly based on preparing the candidates to function confidently under the new National Standards.  This course will give the EMT 20 hours of continuing education.  Total length: 20 hours.

Fill out a course application!

Jan
16
Sat
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) (Sunapee, NH) @ Sunapee Fire
Jan 16 @ 8:00 am – Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) (Sunapee, NH) @ Sunapee Fire

The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), is the new level of first responder, with greater depth of understanding about how people get sick and injured and greater skill capabilities and expectations.  The EMR is the medical training level designed for the firefighter or police officer to work at the scene prior to EMS arrival and as the entry-level for an EMS provider who wants to work at the scene and then into the truck.  Students learn how to approach the scene, assess the patient, and provide appropriate immediate care like opening airways, ventilation and oxygen administration, stopping bleeds, stabilization fractures, caring for heart attacks, diabetic emergencies, and more.  As experiential educators, we teach both how to be first on scene and then work as a team with arriving personnel…EMS, Fire, and Police using the lecture to set up skill labs, scenarios, and mock rescues.

All courses are taught under the new National EMS Education Standards and to the National Scope of Practice Standards.  Students are prepared for the National Registry of EMTs practical and computer-based-exams (CBT).  48-60 hours, various schedules are possible.

Fill out a course application!

Jan
19
Tue
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) (Whitefield, NH) @ Northwoods Center for Continuing Education (Weeks Medical Center)
Jan 19 @ 4:26 pm – Mar 25 @ 5:26 pm
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) (Whitefield, NH) @ Northwoods Center for Continuing Education (Weeks Medical Center)

An AEMT certification is the next-level after EMT for licensed EMS provider and the first step toward a career Emergency Medical Services. This course stresses a greater depth of knowledge about the anatomy and physiology of the body and how sickness and injury affect people. Most importantly the increased care and treatments available to stabilize people in emergent situations. The format of this course stresses the application of skill through scenarios, minimizing time spent in lecture. It prepares the EMT to offer a higher level of emergency care at the scene and to work as a full team member on the ambulance.

This NH approved course is taught under the new National Education Standards for EMS and replaces, and supersedes, the old EMT-Basic (which disappears nationally in 2017), EMT is both the entry level licensed volunteer EMS provider and the first step to an EMS career.  This course stresses a greater depth of knowledge about the anatomy and physiology of the body and how sickness and injury affect people, and most importantly the increased care/treatments available to stabilize people in emergent situations.

Simulation Lab and NREMT Cognitive Testing are included.

 

 

Mar
27
Sat
OEC to EMT Course (New London, NH) @ New London Hospital
Mar 27 – May 2 all-day
OEC to EMT Course (New London, NH) @ New London Hospital

The OEC to EMT course was created specifically for Outdoor Emergency Care technicians and Ski Patrol Directors who want to expand their knowledge and skills both on and off the mountain.  This course both recognizes the excellent trauma and rescue skills of the certified patroller and builds on that foundation by bridging the gaps between the OEC and National Standard EMT curriculum.  This first-of-its-kind course focuses on a deeper understanding of anatomy & physiology, pathophysiology,  medical emergencies,  urban rescue, ambulance operations, hazardous materials, mass-casualty incidents, triage, and much more. We have spread out the 80+ hours of course content over four weekends creating a reasonable pace. This course includes take-home quizzes, clinical experiences, and on-line lessons, allowing the certified OEC Technician to become an EMT in about half the time and about a third of the usual course cost.

This course is designed to prepare students for the National Registry EMT cognitive and psychomotor exams for national certification. 80+ hrs., Sat/Sun, over 4 weekends. Click here to complete and application.

May
8
Sat
OEC to EMT Course @ To Be Announced
May 8 – Jun 6 all-day
OEC to EMT Course @ To Be Announced

The OEC to EMT course was created specifically for Outdoor Emergency Care technicians and Ski Patrol Directors who want to expand their knowledge and skills both on and off the mountain.  This course both recognizes the excellent trauma and rescue skills of the certified patroller and builds on that foundation by bridging the gaps between the OEC and National Standard EMT curriculum.  This first-of-its-kind course focuses on a deeper understanding of anatomy & physiology, pathophysiology,  medical emergencies,  urban rescue, ambulance operations, hazardous materials, mass-casualty incidents, triage, and much more. We have spread out the 80+ hours of course content over four weekends creating a reasonable pace. This course includes take-home quizzes, clinical experiences, and on-line lessons, allowing the certified OEC Technician to become an EMT in about half the time and about a third of the usual course cost.

This course is designed to prepare students for the National Registry EMT cognitive and psychomotor exams for national certification. 80+ hrs., Sat/Sun, over 4 weekends.

Click here to complete and application.