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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.

 

 

 

AHA’s ACLS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.

Features

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
  • Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Course Content

  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Management of ACS and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team 

Course Description

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies.  This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics, as well as others who need an ACLS course completion card for job or other requirements.

This classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS for Healthcare Providers skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. ACLS also covers airway management and related pharmacology.

Successful completion of this course requires passing the closed-book written examination with a minimum score of 84% and successfully completing a Megacode skills test as the team leader.

The ACLS provider course recognition period is two years and meets one component of re-licensure as recognized by the State of Missouri.

Textbooks

Hardcover or e-Book

Hardcover

  • Students are responsible for acquiring their own textbook.  Students are responsible for bringing a current edition of the AHA ACLS Provider Manual to class in order to be eligible to receive an AHA ACLS Provider Certification Card.
  • The required textbook is AHA ACLS Provider Manual – 90-1014, ISBN: 978-1-61669-400-5
  • Textbooks are available through a variety of sources including:

e-Book

  • Students are responsible for acquiring their own book.  Students are responsible for bringing a current edition of the AHA ACLS Provider Manual to class in order to be eligible to receive an AHA ACLS Provider Certification Card.
  • AHA eBook 2015 ACLS Provider Manual, Item #: 15-3100

Prerequisites for ACLS Course

  • A completed course registration form, payment and a current AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider card.
  • Self Assessment Pre-Test.  The website and access code will be located in your textbook.  To prepare for the course the self-assessment modules must be completed on the AHA Student Website to identify any gaps in your knowledge. Complete and PRINT YOUR SCORES for the Self-Assessment and bring to class.

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.

 

Note:   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.

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

This is a 12 week, self-paced course, intended for EMS professionals, wanting to teach Continuing Education or initial training.

This online course promises to be informative and challenging. With accreditation of EMS programs and the mandate that instructors develop their own teaching materials, avoiding “canned” power point presentations —EMS instructors sill be given clear, detailed direction on course design and tools to enhance their course development.

Additionally, this course offers a broad-spectrum view of the latest educational trends and cutting-edge information on emergency services instruction. Based on the current National Guidelines for Educating EMS Instructors by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and encompassing the recommendations of the EMS Education Standards, this resource offers new and experienced instructors concise guidance on the development of high-quality, interactive educational and assessment tools.

Topics include:

  • Synopsis of teaching approaches geared to the adult learner 
  • Concrete advice on novel course design and development of teaching materials 
  • Practical teaching tips on integrating state-of-the-art technology, including multimedia systems and distance learning options 
  • Overview of legal considerations in public safety education 
  • Guidance on the accreditation process 

All components of this course must be completed in 4 months.  No extensions will be givin to sudents failing to finish this course within alloted time.

This course meets Missouri and and non-Missouri requirements for EMS Professionals who need an “Adult Methods of Teaching” program. This course may also be used by students from other disciplines to complete a minimum 40 hour “Adult Methods of Teaching” or “EMS Instructor Course” if approved by their individual disciplines and various states. This course also meets or exceeds the minimum requirements as stated in the “National EMS Educational Standards/Instructional Guidelines, “EMS Education Agenda for the Future,” and the “2002 DOT National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Curriculum.”

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

Book Package:  Supplies (including Book Extra) – $169.00

Step 1 – Registration and Pre-Entry Requirements

  • Register and Pay $150 (this holds your seat in the class, it is non-refundable and non-transferable.)
  • Download and complete 2018 EMT Application Final
  • Complete Drug Screening
    • Visit “Any Lab Test Now” and complete the 10-panel drug screen.
  • Complete Missouri Background Check

Step 2 – Program Acceptance and Paperwork Completion

  • Receive letter of acceptance
  • 1/2 of tuition due $850
  • 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.

Step 3 – Pay Remaining Tuition Balance

  •   Remaining tuition balance of $850  is due.  (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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