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At Respond Right EMS Academy (RREMSA),  EMS education is in our blood, it’s what we do! Owned and operated by firefighters and paramedics, Respond Right EMS Academy exists to raise the bar in EMS education and exceed entry level standards. As the first dedicated EMS Academy of it's kind in the St. Louis & St. Charles area, we are often copied but never duplicated. We strive to provide excellence in education and inspire our students through creative teaching methods and a realistic, professional learning environment. Our programs include: EMT and Paramedic, intitial and continuing education.  Other course offerings include:  A&P for Emergency Care & PHTLS.

Respond Right is also an authorized American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center, providing both instructor and provider courses in BLS, ACLS, PALS and Heartsaver.

 

 

 

The 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.

In the Instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam.
 
Features
• Updated science and education from the new 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC
• Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
• Emphasis on high-quality CPR including a team dynamics classroom activity
• Video-based course with real world scenarios
 

Course Content

• High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
• The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
• 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

48-Hour Paramedic Refresher Course

Now registering for the 48-hour Paramedic Refresher Course. Intended audience includes:

  • You are maintaining your NREMT certification. 
  • You require remedial training after failing the NREMT written exam 3 times. 
  • Your NREMT has expired and you are re-applying under the NREMT re-entry policy. 

Classes meet Fridays, from 8am-5pm, at Respond Right EMS Academy.  Course cost is $500 with a $25 registration fee (non-refundable, non-transferable.)  Bring your own Paramedic text book to class.   Attendance required at all 6 sessions for course completion certificate.

Space for this class is limited and registration is taken on a first-come, first serve-basis.   

Topic Covered

Proposed Length

Airway Management, Respirations and Artificial Ventilation

16.0 Hours

Medicine

8.0 Hours

Trauma

6.0 Hours

Special Patient Populations

16.0 Hours

EMS Operations

2.0 Hours

Total Hours Covered

48.0 Hours

Refund Policy:  No refunds after the first day of class.  Registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

AHA BLS INSTRUCTOR COURSE

The BLS Instructor Course is a program designed to prepare American Heart Association (AHA) instructors to disseminate the science, skills, and philosophy of resuscitation programs to participants enrolled in AHA courses. Upon successful completion of this course, Instructors will be able to instruct all AHA BLS courses: Healthcare Provider CPR, Heartsaver CPR/AED, Family & Friends CPR, CPR in Schools, First Aid, & Pediatric First Aid.

Prerequisites for BLS Instructor Course

  1. Current valid AHA Healthcare Provider CPR card 
  2. The AHA Instructor Essentials Course completion certificate
  3. Completed Instructor Candidate Application

Students will be required to complete an online AHA Instructor Essentials Course prior to the start of class.

Purchase Your Materials

  1. AHA Instructor Essentials Course.
    1. You will need to go to this website:  http://www.onlineaha.org/courses
    2. Pay, enroll, complete, and print the certificate for the AHA BLS Instructor Essentials course.  Email to info@respondright.com when completed.

Course Fee $332.93

Includes:

  1. All materials required during the Instructor Course (teaching DVDs are not included)
  2. Opportunity to complete your monitored class after completion of the Instructor Course
  3. AHA BLS Instructor eManual.  
  4. AHA Heartsaver First Aid with CPR and AED Instructor eManual.   

To Successfully Complete your Instructor Status:

Students must successfully complete the classroom portion of the course AND be monitored while teaching a CPR class before an Instructor card will be issued.

American Disabilities Act

Respond Right EMS Academy will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for physically challenged attendees who require special services. Please attach a written description of needs to the application when registering for the course.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy

A $25 fee will be charged for all refunds. A refund will not be available if cancellation occurs within five (5) days of the program. After registered, a transfer fee of $25 applies to any course date changes. Respond Right EMS Academy reserves the right to cancel any course if enrollment does not meet minimum registration requirements.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

If these dates do not meet your needs, or you need to arrange a special class date please contact us. We are able to schedule a personalized class for a group of 6 or more of your group.

AHA BLS INSTRUCTOR RENEWAL

The BLS Instructor Renewal Course is designed to assist American Heart Association (AHA) BLS instructors maintain current instructor status.

Prerequisites for BLS Instructor Renewal Course

  1. A CURRENT AHA BLS Instructor Card
  2. Attend updates as required within the previous 2 years.
  3. Be monitored while teaching before instructor status expiration. The first monitoring after the initial instructor course does not satisfy this requirement.  You must provide your completed Instructor Monitoring Form with registration.
  4. Teach 4 classes in your 2 year certification period to complete your renewal.  Earn 4 credits by doing any combination of the following:
    • Teach a minimum of 4 classroom provider courses in 2 years for the discipline the instructor is renewing
    • Conduct skills practice and testing sessions for e-Learning courses.
      • Each day of skills practice and testing sessions counts as 1 of the required 4 courses; all 4 credits can be earned this way.

During Class Students must:

  1. Successfully demonstrate all provider skills
  2. Successfully complete the provider written examination
  3. Successfully complete the instructor written examination
  4. Successfully evaluate  other students during class

 

Cancellation/Transfer Policy

This class is NON-REFUNDABLE if cancelled within 10 days of scheduled class.  A $25 rescheduling fee will be assessed should you cancel within 24 hours of the class.

Students are expected to arrive at least 5-10 minutes early for class.  Late arrivals, students arriving after 10:05 a.m., will not be allowed into class, will be required to reschedule and pay for the class again.  Please be respectful of the instructor and other students and be punctual.

Respond Right EMS Academy reserves the right to cancel any course if enrollment does not meet minimum registration requirements.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

If these dates do not meet your needs, or you need to arrange a special class date please contact us. We are able to schedule a personalized class for a group of 6 or more of your group.

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

Respond Right EMS Academy will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for physically challenged attendees who require special services. Please attach a written description of needs to the application when registering for the course.

 

All renewal classes times are from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Please plan on arriving 5-10 minutes early.  Class will start promptly at 10.a.m and the doors will be locked at 10:05 a.m.  Please refer to the Respond Right Training Center Cancellation Policy on your email confirmation.  If you have any questions, please call us at 636-387-6200 or fill out this form.

EMT Course

The course will cover patient assessment, patient care, use of equipment, medical conditions, traumatic injuries, and the emergency medical system. Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to sit for the Missouri practical and the National Registry written exam.  See below for a complete description of the profession.

Registration Fee: $150 (Non- transferrable, Non-refundable)

Tuition:  $1700

Tuition Breakdown

Amount due with application: $850 ($400 non-refundable, non-transferable)

Amount due 10 days before class: $850

Includes: 

  • Professional Liability Insurance (while enrolled)
  • Lab & Technology
  • Clinical & Test Prep
  • Cadaver Lab
  • Polo Shirt
  • Parking Pass
  • Patient Assessment Kit

Supplies:  Book package and EMS Testing are not included in the tuition – $365

Step 1 – Register into the EMT Course

  • Register and Pay $150 (this holds your seat in the class, it is non-refundable and non-transferable.)

Step 2 – Program Acceptance

  • Download and complete 2018 EMT Application Final
    • Pay first half of tuition - $850 (($400 non-refundable, non-transferable)
  • Complete Drug Screening
    • Visit “Any Lab Test Now” and complete the 10-panel drug screen.
  • Complete Missouri Background Check

Step 3 - Complete Student Checklist / Program Acceptance

  • AHA BLS Certification
  • One (1) letter of recommendation.
  • Copy of Social Security card.
  • Copy of Driver’s License, you must be 18 years of age.
  • Copy High School Diploma or GED
  • Copy of current health insurance card.
  • Documentation of a physical exam performed by a MD, DO or NP within the last 12 months.
  • Documentation of Vaccination Records:
    • MMR or Antibody Titer Test
    • T-Dap
    • Flu shot (within season)
    • Hepatitis B
  • Documentation of negative PPD test within the last 6 months.
  • Receive letter of acceptance
    • Pay remaining tuition balance of $850.  (Must be paid in full 10 business days before the start of class)

Admissions Policies

Equal Opportunity 

Respond Right EMS Academy offers equal access and opportunities in employment, admissions and educational services. RREMSA will not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy, age, marital status, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation or disability status in its employment practices or in the admission and treatment of students.  Complete policies on Americans with Disabilities, discrimination and harassment can be found in the Program Manual.  If you have a question or concern, please contact Donna Weiss at 636-387-6200.

These admission requirements may change, and students are encouraged to consult with administration when they apply to confirm the current requirements.

Advanced Placement / Prior Learning Experience

This program does not offer advanced placement or credit for prior learning experience.

Transfer of Credits to St. Charles Community College

The Respond Right EMS Academy / St. Charles Community College Consortium will accept transfer of credits under these conditions for the Paramedic Course:

  • Missouri, and/or NREMT licensed EMTs may receive credit for RREMSA’s EMT course work.
  • RREMSA will review and possibly accept the transfer of anatomy and physiology courses if the student can provide the official transcript from an accredited college or university with a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Experiential Learning

Students with medical training, including nursing, military medical training, etc. are not given advanced placement in the EMS Program.

Paramedic Course

Paramedics care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People’s lives often depend on their quick reaction and competent care. EMTs and paramedics respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities.  Paramedics work both indoors and outdoors, in all types of weather. Their work is physically strenuous and can be stressful, sometimes involving life-or-death situations and patients who are suffering.

Paramedic provide Advanced Life Support including medical evaluation, treatment and stabilization of the critically ill and injured; responds to emergency rescue situations involving potential loss of life or bodily injury; maintains control, manages and directs patient care at the scene of a pre-hospital emergency; provides training and instruction to lesser trained personnel; performs other duties as required.  Provides and directs fast, efficient Advanced Life Support to the ill and injured utilizing all basic and advanced abilities and techniques, including but not limited to:

  • Placement of peripheral, central and intra-osseous line
  • Endotracheal intubations
  • Cricothyrotomys
  • Fluid and drug therapy
  • Cardiac monitoring, EKG interpretations, defibrillation, and cardioversion

 

Be advised that when you apply for the Paramedic Program your application fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.

 

 

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