Emergency Medicine Courses for EMS and Fire Rescue

Trilogy provides the following emergency medicine courses for EMS and Fire Rescue personnel. All NAEMT courses are approved for CECBEMS continuing education credit.

ADVANCED MEDICAL LIFE SUPPORT (AMLS)

NAEMT’s Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) course is the first EMS education program that fully addresses how to best assess and manage the most common medical crises in patients, offering a “think outside the box” methodology.  It is for all levels of practitioners with a strong commitment to patient care, including emergency medical technicians, paramedics, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse anesthetists and physicians.

The course emphasizes the use of scene size-up, history, interactive group discussion on potential treatment strategies, and physical exam to systematically rule out and consider possibilities and probabilities in treating patients’ medical crises. The course offers an initial assessment-based approach that progresses to a diagnostic-based approach to quickly develop the best treatment plan.
AMLS is a sixteen-hour, two-day program that consists of interactive lectures, teaching and evaluation stations. The interactive/case based lectures include the following topics: altered mental status and neurologic disorders, respiratory dysfunction, shock, chest discomfort, endocrine, metabolic and environmental disorders, abdominal discomfort, infectious disease, and toxicologic emergencies, hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction. Teaching stations follow the associated lectures each day.

AMLS is endorsed by the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP). It is accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS) and is recognized by the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT). Students who successfully complete the AMLS course will receive a certificate of completion that is valid for four years.

For more information about the PHTLS course and how to host it at your department contact Trilogy HSE at training@trilogyhse.com or (813)567-1099.

BLEEDING CONTROL FOR THE INJURED (B-CON)

The Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con) course was developed by NAEMT’s PHTLS Committee with leadership provided by Dr. Peter Pons and Dr. Norman McSwain.

The course was developed in response to efforts by the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services to increase collaboration between law enforcement, the fire service and EMS in responding to active shooter/IED/mass casualty events. B-Con is consistent with the recommendations of the Hartford Consensus on Improving Survival from Active Shooter Events. The Hartford Consensus recommends that an integrated active shooter response should include the critical actions contained in the acronym THREAT:

    1. Threat
    2. Hemorrhage control
    3. Rapid Extrication to safety
    4. Assessment by medical providers
    5. Transport to definitive care

The Hartford Consensus Group recommends that the response to a traumatic incident, whether involving an active shooter or some other cause of injury, in fact begins with bystander response. It is with this in mind that the B-Con course was developed and is now being offered.

This new 2 ½ hour course teaches participants the basic life-saving medical interventions, including bleeding control with a tourniquet, bleeding control with gauze packs or topical hemostatic agents, and opening an airway to allow a casualty to breathe. The course is designed for NON tactical law enforcement officers, firefighters, security personnel, teachers and other civilians requiring this basic training. Course materials include a PowerPoint presentation and instructor notes, instructor’s guide, and skill station guide.

A separate, additional PowerPoint module is included in the course materials specifically for law enforcement participants.  This module provides an orientation to the content of the Hartford Consensus and the changing approach to active shooter and other complex and hazardous responses.

At the completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the rationale for early use of a tourniquet for life-threatening extremity bleeding.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate application of a tourniquet to the arm and leg.
  • Describe the progressive strategy for controlling hemorrhage.
  • Describe appropriate airway control techniques and devices.
  • Demonstrate the correct application of a topical hemostatic dressing (combat gauze).

For more information about the B-Con course and how to bring it to your community contact Trilogy HSE at training@trilogyhse.com or (813)567-1099.

DIVING MEDICAL RESPONDER

This classroom based course will train the successful student in the skills necessary to respond to a diving emergency. It is designed specifically for public safety dive teams and professional divers. It is the Dive Medical Technician course without chamber operations. Medical and non-medical dive team members are encouraged to attend.

Prerequisites

  1. Open Water or equivalent
  2. First Responder / EMT/ Paramedic

Topics Include:

  1. Fitness for Diving
  2. Physics and Physiology of Diving
  3. Decompression Sickness
  4. Cerebral Arterial Gas Embolism
  5. Barotrauma
  6. Other Diving Related Injuries

Skill Stations:

  1. Patient Assessment
  2. Neurological Assessment
  3. Advanced Airways
  4. Chest Decompression
  5. Trauma

Scenarios will be conducted utilizing patient simulation mannequins. You will perform patient assessments on the mannequin, perform needle decompression, provide wound care and hemorrhage control with tourniquets and hemostatic gauze.

Course Fee: $400

EMERGENCY PEDIATRIC CARE (EPC)

NAEMT’s Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC) course focuses on the care of sick and injured children, addressing a full spectrum of emergency illnesses, injuries and scenarios that an EMS practitioner might encounter. The course provides an in-depth understanding of the pathophysiology of the most common pediatric emergency issues, and stresses critical thinking skills to help practitioners make the best decisions for their patients.

EPC uses the Pediatric Assessment Triangle (PAT) as a tool to help EMS practitioners rapidly and accurately assess pediatric patients and incorporates family centered care throughout all scenarios. Training encompasses lectures, hands-on skills practice and small group critical thinking discussions.

Topics include: understanding kids; airway, breathing and oxygenation; cardiac emergencies; child abuse and neglect; common medical emergencies; the importance of family; hypoperfusion and shock; newborn resuscitation; pediatric trauma; and special health care needs.

EPC is for all emergency medical technicians and paramedics committed to providing quality care for pediatric patients. Flexible course formats fit the continuing education needs of all EMS practitioners: traditional two-day face-to-face Provider Course, an accelerated two-day Provider-Instructor Course, and a Hybrid Course that combines eight hours of online training followed by one day of on-site interactive stations. This modular course format can fulfill the pediatric clinical and educational needs of an EMS agency while minimizing budgetary and logistical impacts.

For more information about the EPC course or how to host it at your department contact Trilogy HSE at training@trilogyhse.com or (813)567-1099.

FIREARMS SAFETY FOR THE FIRST RESPONDER

Why Take This Course

This course will teach the first responder (Fire, EMS, Security) scene safety as it relates
to firearms. The student will learn how to handle and make safe rifles, pistols, and shotguns. The
student will also be given the opportunity to fire various types of firearms to further enhance
their knowledge of firearms and firearms safety.

Florida Licensing:
The course meets licensing standards for:
Florida Concealed Weapon or Firearm License – “CCW”

Attend this course at our Tampa location or host at your agency. Contact our training department for hosting information.

PRE-HOSPITAL TRAUMA LIFE SUPPORT (PHTLS)

NAEMT’s Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care. The mission of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care through global education.  PHTLS is developed by NAEMT in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma. The Committee provides the medical direction and content oversight for the PHTLS program.

PHTLS courses improve the quality of trauma care in your area and decrease mortality. The program is based on a prehospital trauma care philosophy, stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. This may require an approach to the trauma patient that varies from traditional treatment modalities. PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care. It is based on the belief that, given a good fund of knowledge and key principles, EMS practitioners are capable of making reasoned decisions regarding patient care. The PHTLS course is continuously updated and revised to keep up with the advances in the field, ATLS Guidelines and feedback from PHTLS participants.

Although PHTLS originated in the United States, it has evolved and now serves as an international education program available to EMS providers in countries around the world.

For more information about the PHTLS course and how to host it at your department contact Trilogy HSE at training@trilogyhse.com or (813)567-1099.

RANGE MEDICAL OFFICER

Why Take This Course

This two day course is designed for the Range Safety Officer and Law Enforcement Instructor providing High Liability Training such as firearms and defensive tactics. The objective of the course is to provide realistic medical training beyond the basic first aid level. The RMO will be able to manage medical emergencies until advanced level medical care is available.

Topics Include:

  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Advanced Airway Management
  • Penetrating Injuries
  • Blunt Trauma
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Splinting and Stabilizing Fractures
  • Evacuation Procedures / Drags and Carries
  • Medical Equipment / Range Bags
  • Practical Scenarios
  • Emergency Action Plans

Duration: 2 Day

Tuition: $200

Sample Course Flyer

TACTICAL EMERGENCY CASUALTY CARE

Why Take This Course

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)

Developed by NAEMT’s Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Committee, the TECC program is based on the guidelines from the Committee on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (Co-TECC) and the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) program. TECC uses lessons learned from our military and applies them to the civilian world of tactical medicine.

This 16-hour course covers topics designed to decrease preventable death in the tactical situation.  Topics include: Hemorrhage control; surgical airway control and needle decompression; strategies for treating wounded responders in threatening environments; caring for pediatric patients; and techniques for dragging and carrying victims to safety.

At the core of the TECC program are three distinct phases that have been well-proven by TCCC-trained personnel in the war against terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan. The phases are as follows:

  • Direct Threat Care
    Care that is rendered while under attack or in adverse conditions.
  • Indirect Threat Care
    Care that is rendered while the threat has been suppressed, but may resurface at any point.
  • Evacuation
    Care that is rendered while the casualty is being evacuated from the incident site.

TECC focuses on the medicine during these phases of care and provides guidelines for managing trauma in the civilian tactical or hazardous environment. While TECC has a tactical slant, it takes an all-hazards approach to providing care outside the normal operating conditions of most EMS agencies, such as responding to a mass casualty or active shooter event.

Attend this course at our Tampa location or host at your agency. Contact our training department for hosting information.

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