Programs

ITLS (International Trauma Life Support – formerly BTLS) is a comprehensive trauma course developed by Dr. John Campbell of Alabama to prepare EMT’s and Paramedics to assess and treat traumatic injuries in the field. Developed in the mid-eighties, ITLS continues to evolve and is one of our most popular courses. We have enhanced the traditional 16-hour course into a 20-hour class, which allows us to meet ALL the Trauma and Airway objectives required by National Registry and NC OEMS. 16 or 20 hours, 20 recommended.  ITLS can be taught to both Advanced Life Support providers or to Basic providers as needed.

ITLS-Access is a course developed under the guidelines of ITLS to provide an alternative extrication class for those who wish to enhance their Rescue capabilities. ITLS-Access emphasizes simple tools to provide a rapid access to the pinned or entrapped patient. 12 hours.

Pedi-ITLS (Pediatric International Trauma Life Support) is a separate course developed by the American College of Emergency Physicians to mirror the principles of ITLS in a course that specializes its content for Pedi patients. This course will enhance the trauma care given by EMS workers.

National Registry Prep & Review is one of our most requested classes. Developed by K. Lee Darnell, NREMT-P; former EMS Director of Iredell County EMS, the Prep course also serves as a refresher for those who are currently Nationally Registered, and can be used to meet NC OEMS Con. Ed. requirements. Course is facilitated by a group of NREMT-P’s with extensive educational backgrounds. The course runs seventy-two hours and is followed by the National Registry Exam. The course covers all topics that are commonly seen on the NR written exam.

ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) is a course developed by the American Heart Association, and meets the requirements set by them. The ACLS course runs for 16 hours.  We are also able to provide ACLS-EP (Experienced Provider) course and ACLS-Refresher.

BLS or CPR Instructor Course is taught to American Heart Association Standards, and prepares those who successfully complete the course to become CPR instructors. 

Health Care Provider BLS (Basic Life Support), also known as CPR, prepares students to deal with Sudden Cardiac Arrest within the home, workplace or social setting.  Students are awarded a CPR card upon successful completion.

PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) is geared towards Physicians and Nurses, and is the standard course developed by AHA for the emergent care of children and infants.

PEPP (Pediatric Education for Pre-Hospital Providers) is a course developed to enhance the care given by EMS workers to Pediatric patients in emergency situations. Developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, PEPP is quickly becoming the gold standard for EMS workers who wish to improve their care and treatment of pediatric patients.

Pedi-Trio (Pedi-ITLS/PEPP/PALS) This class combines the three best Pediatric courses in existence into one 20 hours comprehensive class. This class will cover ALL the objectives of PALS, PEPP and Pedi-ITLS. This course is a PreMed Exclusive! 

Spanish for EMS Workers

Advanced Medical Life Support AMLS is a sixteen (16) hour program that consists of interactive lectures, teaching and evaluation stations. The interactive/case based lectures include the following topics: Patient Assessment, Airway Management, , Assessment of the Shock Patient, Dyspnea/Respiratory Failure, Chest Pain, altered Mental Status, and Abdominal Pain. Teaching stations follow the associated lectures each day.

Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services (GEMS) GEMS is a new national continuing education curriculum.  This exciting new program is the first of its kind--designed specifically for First Responders, EMTs, Paramedics, and any other emergency care provider.  The proportion of the aged in society today is greater than ever before, and growing faster than any other segment of our population.  Current indications are that approximately 34% of calls for emergency medical services, or 3.4 million emergency responses involve patients over the age of 60.  GEMS represents the most credible and complete source of prehospital medical information for the older population.