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CURRENT EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Bennington Rescue offers many continuing education (CE) opportunities for EMS and healthcare providers! A complete listing of available CE courses is available on our Eventbrite page.
WORKER SAFETY TRAINING - Emerging Infectious Diseases: April 11, 2019
The Emergency Preparedness Research, Evaluation & Practice (EPREP) Program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is offering free worker safety training in emerging infectious diseases to organizations across New England.
Awareness Level Training
This training offers an overall awareness of currently emerging infectious diseases with an emphasis on disease transmission and basic workplace precautions. Enables participants to recognize disease hazards & utilize personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent & reduce workplace exposures.
Training Objective: To prepare workers and communities for emerging infectious diseases and provide a basic awareness of infectious diseases and how to protect themselves and their colleagues.
Training Topics Include:
Overview of currently emerging infectious diseases
Current best practices in infectious disease protocols
How to select appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
What to include in your organization’s communication plan
Hands on PPE skills practice
Emergency Medical Services
Community Health Centers
Occupational Health & Safety
Mass Transit & Transportation
Customs & Border Patrol
This initiative is part of the Biosafety and Infectious Disease Training Initiative (BIDTI) National Consortium. Funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Worker Training Program (WTP). The Biosafety and Infectious Disease Training Initiative (BIDTI) is a national consortium including the following academic centers; Indiana University School of Public Health University of Nebraska College of Public Health, the University Texas Health Science Center, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Dillard University.
Bennington Rescue is a Training Center for National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) courses.
Advanced Medical Life Support
Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) is the gold standard of education for emergency medical assessment and treatment. Endorsed by the National Association of EMS Physicians, AMLS emphasizes the use of the AMLS Assessment Pathway, a systematic tool for assessing and managing common medical conditions with urgent accuracy.
Students learn to recognize and manage common medical crises through realistic case-based scenarios that challenge students to apply their knowledge to highly critical patients. 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.
AMLS is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse anesthetists and physicians. AMLS is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT. AMLS is available as a 2-day classroom program or 1-day hybrid program with students completing online modules prior to class. Both options provide 16 hours of continuing education.
all hazards disaster response
The All Hazards Disaster Response (AHDR) course teaches students how to respond to the many types of disaster scenarios they may encounter, including natural disasters and infrastructure failings, fires and radiological events, pandemics, active shooter incidents, and other mass casualty events. AHDR educates participants on how to analyze potential threats in their area, assess available resources, and create a response plan that will save lives.
At the start of the course, participants conduct a “hazards vulnerability analysis” to assess features of their environment, both natural and man-made, that pose risk along with assessing the needs of vulnerable populations, such as assisted-living residents or hospital patients that need special consideration during such an event.
Content is presented in the context of realistic scenarios, culminating with a large-scale mass casualty activity.
AHDR is appropriate for all levels of EMS practitioners. This course is offered in the classroom and provides 8 hours of CAPCE credit and NREMT recognition.
EMS VEHICLE OPERATOR SAFETY
NAEMT's EMS Vehicle Operator Safety (EVOS) course addresses the knowledge gap that leads to injuries and deaths, and focuses on the specific behaviors that need to be changed to create a culture of safe driving.
Drawing on the most current research about the behaviors and other hazards that lead to crashes, EVOS features case studies and analyses of both common and catastrophic collisions. EVOS challenges EMS practitioners to reconsider their preconceptions about safe vehicle operations.
EVOS is appropriate for EMS practitioners at all levels. EVOS is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT. EVOS is offered as an 8-hour classroom only course and 16-hour course including a second day of driving practice. All courses listed are 16-hour courses unless noted.
EMS SAFETY COURSE
NAEMT’s EMS Safety course teaches students how to protect themselves and their patients while on the job. It promotes a culture of safety and helps reduce the number of on-the-job fatalities and injuries. EMS Safety is the only national, comprehensive safety course for EMS practitioners. Its interactive format features real-life case studies and compelling discussions on current safety issues, and provides participants with a forum to share their own experiences. Critical thinking stations help build participants’ risk assessment and decision-making skills.
EMS Safety is offered as an 8-hour classroom course and is appropriate for all levels of EMS practitioners, other medical professionals providing prehospital patient care, and EMS supervisors and administrators. Students who successfully complete the course receive a certificate of completion and a wallet card good for 4 years. EMS Safety is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.
Psychological Trauma in EMS Patients
NAEMT's Psychological Trauma in EMS Patients (PTEP) course gives EMS practitioners the resources they need to help alleviate patients’ hidden wounds – intense fear, stress and pain – during a medical emergency.
PTEP educates EMS practitioners about the biological underpinnings of psychological trauma, the short and long-term impact on the brain and body, and warning signs that a patient is experiencing extreme psychological distress. EMS practitioners are also taught strategies and techniques to alleviate patients’ distress and help patients cope with what they’re experiencing to ward off lingering effects.
PTEP is designed for EMS practitioners and other prehospital providers. The course is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT. Students who successfully complete the course receive a certificate of completion, a wallet card good for 4 years, and 8 hours of CAPCE credit.
Bennington Rescue is a training site for American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals courses. Bennington Rescue uses the hybrid model (part online, part classroom) for all PEPP courses.
PEDIATRIC EDUCATION FOR PREHOSPITAL PROFESSIONALS (PEPP)
PEPP represents a complete source of prehospital medical information for the emergency care of infants and children. Developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, PEPP is an exciting curriculum designed to teach prehospital professionals how to better assess and manage ill or injured children.
PEPP is a comprehensive, innovative, and highly visual course featuring case-based lectures, live-action video, hands-on skills stations, and small group scenarios.
The Basic Life Support (BLS) course is geared toward the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and the Advanced Life Support (ALS) course is geared toward the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) and Paramedic. Any health professional who is responsible for the emergency care of children may find this course beneficial.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE). Participants who successfully complete the PEPP Course are eligible to receive continuing education units (CEUs) through CAPCE.
The BLS Hybrid Course provides 8.5 hours of CE.
The ALS Hybrid Course provides 12.5 hours of CE.
Educator Seminar Day: March 11, 2019
This course provides 8 hours of educator related continuing education. A course completion certificate will be issued to all attendees. If coming from outside VT, please check with your EMS oversight agency about CE eligibility. Vermont EMS Instructor/Coordinators are required to submit 6+ hours of CE to recertify in 2019 and 12+ hours in 2020 onward.
Registration and Welcome will begin at 08:00 with the programmed part of the day starting promptly at 08:30.
Continuing Education (ce) WEEKEND
Bennington Rescue provides an annual Continuing Education Weekend. This 3-day course provides 25 CE in National Registry of EMTs National Core Competency Requirement (NCCR) and Vermont Local Core Competency Requirement (LCCR) areas. This course is specifically geared for Vermont licensed personnel.
CE & SIM DAYS
Coming in 2019 - Bennington Rescue will offer monthly CE & Skill Days. Each session will have a small class size to maximize student education and practice time. These sessions will all include basic airway, CPR practice, and medication administration. All sessions are pertinent to every level provider and classes will be mixed to allow providers of all levels to practice together. Each session will also have specific education tracks including:
Airways: Assessment to Cricothyrotomy
Cardiac Arrest: Cause of the Pause to Post-Resuscitative Care
Ventilation: Cannulas to Automatic Transport Ventilators
Trauma: Bleeding Control to Needle Thoracotomy
CE for your organization
Bennington Rescue can provide educational services for your crew often at your site. Please contact us to discuss details!