Class Schedule

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ACLS for Experienced Providers:

  • For those who are proficient in performing BLS and ACLS skills, reading and interpreting ECGs, understanding ACLS pharmacology; and who regularly lead or participate in emergency assessment and treatment of prearrest, arrest, or postarrest patients

What does this course teach?

  • Demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating use of an AED
  • Recognize and manage respiratory arrest
  • Recognize and manage cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including post–cardiac arrest care

 

 

Basic Life Support (BLS)

 The AHA’s BLS course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

Who should take this course?

The AHA’s BLS Course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings.

What does this course teach?

  • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
  • Important early use of an AED
  • Effective ventilations using a barrier device
  • Importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

 

 

Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT-B)

At the forefront of prehospital care and transport, EMTs are equipped with the knowledge and skills to care for critically ill and injured patients. EMTs can serve roles in ambulances as providers or they may be allowed to fill other opportunities in non-transport settings. 

The EMT program offered by ECIEMS follows the US Department of Transportation 2009 National EMS Education Standards as mandated by the Illinois Department of Public Health.  The courses consist of a minimum of 206 hours of synchronous and asynchronous material which includes basic airway management, patient assessment, medical and trauma emergencies, BLS medications and procedures, special populations, and ambulance operations.

Extra class time may be allotted by the individual instructor to allow for skills practice and testing.  Clinical experience in a prehospital setting and Emergency Room rotation is obtained outside of the regular classroom time.  Upon successful completion of the EMT Program, the student is eligible to sit for the National Registry of EMTs certification exam.

Who should take this course?

Anyone interested in obtaining the necessary skill and knowledge to perform prehospital care at the BLS level. Providers with this skill may align with these agencies after obtaining licensure: volunteer fire and/or EMS agencies, full-time fire departments, full-time EMS services, or acute care settings. Anyone interested in advancing through the healthcare professions, this is a great first step. Our students have become great EMTs, Paramedics, nurses, advanced practice nurses, and even a doctor!

Prerequisites

  • Age 17 or older*
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • All students shall provide evidence of current immunization for the following:
    a. Hep B
    b. TB
    c. MMR
    d. Varicella
    e. Tdap
    f. Current Flu Vaccine
    g. COVID-19 Vaccine
  • All students shall submit the ECIEMS provided physical evaluation completed by the student’s physician.

*Per Illinois law, students who complete the program prior to turning 18 years of age, will be eligible to test but will not be eligible for licensure until his/her 18th birthday.

 

YOU MUST HAVE RECIEVED APPROVAL FROM THE COURSE INSTRUCTOR TO SUBMIT THIS REGISTRATION. PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE AT 217.359.6619 FOR MORE INFORMATION. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS MAY RESULT IN FORFEITURE OF YOUR SPOT IN THE PROGRAM.