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Madison EMS Community Training

Madison EMS offers a wide range of CPR & AED as well as first aid courses for all age groups. These courses are taught by experienced EMTs and Paramedics. The following is a catalog of the courses available.

To apply for a course please visit our partners at CT Regional Training.


CPR & AED

Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider

Course Description:
The BLS for Healthcare Providers Course covers critical core material such as Adult CPR/AED/Choking, Child CPR/AED/Choking, and Infant CPR/AED/Choking, (including two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag valve mask). The AHA Chain of Survival and good quality CPR is emphasized.

Approx. Course Length:
4.5 hours

Target Audience:
For healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, doctors, dentists, nurses, and respiratory therapists who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course.

Students that successfully complete the written and practical exam will receive a certification card that will be valid for two years.

The cost of the course includes instructional time as well as a CPR card. Books are available for an additional cost. To apply for this course please visit our partners CT Regional Training.

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HeartSaver® AED

Course Description:
The Heartsaver® AED Course teaches the basic techniques of adult CPR and how to use an AED. Students also learn about using barrier devices in CPR and giving first aid for choking. The course teaches students how to recognize the signs of four major emergencies: heart attack, stroke, cardiac arrest and foreign-body airway obstruction. Optional modules include Child CPR/AED/Choking, Infant CPR/AED/Choking.

Approx. Course Length:
4 hours

Target Audience:
All lay responders, such as firefighters, police, airline personnel, security guards, employees in the workplace, family members of patients at high risk for sudden cardiac death, other lay rescuers, and those who may have a need to respond to a cardiac emergency.

Students that successfully complete the practical exam will receive a certification card that will be valid for two years. There is an optional written test, should the student's employer require one.

The cost of the course includes instructional time as well as a CPR card. Books are available for an additional cost. To apply for this course please visit our partners CT Regional Training.

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Family & Friends® CPR

Course Description:
The Family & Friends CPR program teaches how to perform Hands-Only™ CPR / AED / Choking in adults, children, or infants.

Approx. Course Length:
2.5 hours

Target Audience:
This course is intended for family members, friends and members of the general community who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card. This program also can be a non-credentialed option for middle and high-school students.

The cost of the course includes instructional time. Books are available for an additional cost, each book contains a participation card. To apply for this course please visit our partners CT Regional Training.

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FIRST AID
Basic First Aid with CPR

Course Description:
The Basic First Aid course teaches the student how to identify and assist with basic care in medical, traumatic injury and environmental emergencies. Added to the program are Heartsaver® Adult CPR/AED with a mask and choking. Optional modules include Child CPR/AED/Choking and Infant CPR/AED/Choking.

Approx. Course Length:
7 hours

Target Audience:
All lay responders, such as the general public, airline personnel, security guards, and employees in the industrial workplace.

Students that successfully complete the written exam and practical exam will receive a HeartSaver® First Aid CPR AED course completion card that will be valid for two years.

The cost of the course includes instructional time as well as a First Aid card. Books are available for an additional cost. To apply for this course please visit our partners CT Regional Training.

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Advanced Cardiac Life Support
ACLS - Provider

Course Description:
The Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider Course is designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of hospital and are currently certified or have not recently held an ACLS certification.

Approx. Course Length:
Initial - 16 hours over two days.
Re-Certification - 8 hours over 1 day.

Target Audience:
For healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, doctors, dentists, nurses, and respiratory therapists who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of an ACLS course. Students must come to class with a valid and current Healthcare Provider CPR card.

Students that successfully complete the written and practical exam will receive a certification card that will be valid for two years.

Course Information
In this course you will enhance your skills in the treatment of arrest and pre-arrest patients through active participation in a series of simulated cardiopulmonary cases. These simulations are designed to reinforce important concepts, including:
• Identification and treatment of medical conditions that place the patient at risk for cardiac arrest
• The Basic Life Support (BLS) Primary Survey
• The ACLS Secondary Survey
• ACLS algorithms
• Effective resuscitation team dynamics

To help you achieve these objectives, the ACLS Provider Course includes practice learning stations and a Megacode testing station. The practice learning stations give you an opportunity to actively participate in a variety of learning activities, including:
• Simulated clinical scenarios
• Demonstrations by instructors or video
• Discussion and role playing
• Practice in effective resuscitation team behaviors

In these learning stations you will practice essential skills both individually and as part of a team. This course emphasizes effective team skills as a vital part of the resuscitative effort. You will receive training in effective team behaviors and have the opportunity to practice as a team member and a team leader. At the end of the course you will participate in a Megacode testing station to validate your achievement of the course objectives. A simulated cardiac arrest scenario will test the following:
• Knowledge of core case material and skills
• Knowledge of algorithms
• Understanding of arrhythmia interpretation
• Use of appropriate ACLS drug therapy
• Performance as an effective team leader

Course Prerequisites and Preparation
The following knowledge and skills are required for course success:
• BLS skills
• ECG rhythm interpretation for core ACLS rhythms
• Basic ACLS drug and pharmacology knowledge
• Practical application of ACLS rhythms and drugs
• Effective resuscitation team concepts

Requirements for Successful Course Completion
To successfully complete the ACLS Provider Course and obtain your certification card, you must do the following:
• Pass the 1-rescuer CPR/AED testing station
• Participate, practice and complete all learning stations
• Pass the Megacode testing station
• Pass the written exam with a minimum score of 84%

The cost of the course includes instructional time as well as a certification card. Books are available for an additional cost. To apply for this course please visit our partners CT Regional Training.

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Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support
PALS - Provider

Course Description:
The Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support (PALS) Provider is designed for healthcare providers who direct or participate in the resuscitation of a pediatric patient whether in or out of hospital and are currently certified or have not recently held a PALS certification.

Approx. Course Length:
Initial - 16 hours over two days.
Re-Certification - 8 hours over 1 day.

Target Audience:
For healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, doctors, dentists, nurses, and respiratory therapists who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a PALS course. Students must come to class with a valid and current Healthcare Provider CPR card.

Students that successfully complete the written and practical exam will receive a certification card that will be valid for two years.

Course Information
In this course you will enhance your skills in the treatment of arrest and pre-arrest pediatric patients through active participation in a series of simulated cardiopulmonary cases. These simulations are designed to reinforce important concepts, including:
• Identification and treatment of medical conditions that place the patient at risk for cardiac arrest
• The Basic Life Support (BLS) Primary Survey
• The PALS Secondary Survey
• PALS algorithms
• Effective resuscitation team dynamics

To help you achieve these objectives, the PALS Provider Course includes practice learning stations and a Megacode testing station. The practice learning stations give you an opportunity to actively participate in a variety of learning activities, including:
• Simulated clinical scenarios
• Demonstrations by instructors or video
• Discussion and role playing
• Practice in effective resuscitation team behaviors

In these learning stations you will practice essential skills both individually and as part of a team. This course emphasizes effective team skills as a vital part of the resuscitative effort. You will receive training in effective team behaviors and have the opportunity to practice as a team member and a team leader. At the end of the course you will participate in a Megacode testing station to validate your achievement of the course objectives. A simulated cardiac arrest scenario will test the following:
• Knowledge of core case material and skills
• Knowledge of algorithms
• Understanding of arrhythmia interpretation
• Use of appropriate PALS drug therapy
• Performance as an effective team leader

Course Prerequisites and Preparation
The following knowledge and skills are required for course success:
• BLS skills
• ECG rhythm interpretation for core PALS rhythms
• Basic PALS drug and pharmacology knowledge
• Practical application of PALS rhythms and drugs
• Effective resuscitation team concepts

Requirements for Successful Course Completion
To successfully complete the PALS Provider Course and obtain your certification card, you must do the following:
• Pass the 1-rescuer CPR/AED testing station
• Participate, practice, and complete all learning stations
• Pass the Megacode testing station
• Pass the written exam with a minimum score of 84%

The cost of the course includes instructional time as well as a certification card. Books are available for an additional cost. To apply for this course please visit our partners CT Regional Training.

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