Stay current on your certification
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.
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.
GERIATRIC EDUCATION FOR EMS
GEMS provides EMS practitioners at all levels with the skills and knowledge to address the unique medical, social, environmental and communications challenges of older adults. Developed by NAEMT, in partnership with the American Geriatrics Society, GEMS empowers EMS practitioners to help improve medical outcomes and quality of life for geriatric patients.
GEMS features case-based lectures, live action video, hands-on skill stations, simulation and small group scenarios to fully engage students in the learning experience.
Two GEMS courses are offered - a core and advanced course. They may be offered separately or sequentially. Both courses are appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, emergency medical responders, nurses, physician assistants and physicians. GEMS is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.
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.
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 agency often at your station. Please contact us to discuss details! Off-site courses can take some time to plan.