ERTI offers many of our courses several times throughout the year.
EMPACT Provider Course
Emergency Medical Patients: Assessment, Care and Transport (EMPACT)
is a 16-hour training program that emphasizes group discussion, case studies and Socratic method to help new and veteran practitioners alike better understand and refine the differential of the medical patient. Realistic imagery and facilitated learning form the basis for a supportive, low-stress environment to explore the depth of a medical complaint to the extent not previously seen in other medical assessment programs. This class is geared toward EMS professionals, nurses and physicians working in emergency settings.
The Difficult Airway Course: EMS
This two-day, intensive course includes lectures, case discussions and scenarios to help participants identify and manage difficult airways. Learn the full range of airway management techniques, including use of video laryngoscopes and other advanced-imaging devices, extraglottic devices, drug-assisted intubation and cricothyrotomy. While geared for the EMS setting, nurses and other medical professionals are welcome to attend.
Fundamental Airway Course
RN's, RT's EMT's, Paramedics, CNAs, PCA's ... anyone with a BLS for Healthcare provider’s card! This one-day course is designed for medical professionals who may be required to manage a patient's airway. This course is taught by experienced faculty who know the unique challenges facing basic airway management in a multitude of settings. "Every medical provider who touches a patient's airway can make a huge difference in the patient's outcome. Opening the airway and facilitating gas exchange are absolutely critical steps to successful airway management." CE Credits available.
Essentials of Advanced Airway Management
This one-day course includes didactic and hands-on learning to help advanced life support (ALS) providers tackle difficult airways. Learn critical airway management techniques, including use of video laryngoscopy and other advanced-imaging devices, extraglottic devices and cricothyrotomy.
Moulage (Wound Makeup Course): Basics
This four-hour course will teach participants the art of creating wounds for simulations and will include demonstrations and hands-on practice. Participants will also learn what supplies they need to create their own moulage kit and will go home with recipes for creating various wound components. Wounds include contusions, abrasions, road rash, bullet holes, lacerations and more.
Splint and Wound Care Blended Course
This course includes a live, two-hour session where participants will be able to learn about and apply various splints including long bone traction and SAM® Splints. We will also cover tourniquet use and wound packing. Participants will be required to complete online learning before attending the course. While this course is geared for the prehospital patient, any medical professional is welcome and may benefit from learning about initial splint use.
EMS professionals may use this to accumulate recertification hours.
Obstetrics Delivery Blended Course
This course includes a live, two-hour session where participants will be able to learn about and practice basic deliveries. Participants will be required to complete online learning before attending the course. While this course is geared for the prehospital patient, any medical professional is welcome and may benefit from learning about basic birthing techniques. EMS professionals may use this to accumulate recertification hours.
EMS Online Continuing Education Annual Subscription
For an annual fee, users can gain access to an ever-growing library of EMS-based education. Topics include cardiac, splinting, OB, trauma, pediatrics and more. The program features various learning methods, including podcasts, case studies and online learning modules. This library will be enhanced throughout the year and can be accessed by the learner any time of day and from any location with Internet access. Most courses will yield certificates with continuing education hours after course completion.
12 Lead EKG Course
Need a refresher on basic 12 lead interpretation? This course includes online study and an optional live classroom session. The 12 lead ECG course assumes an understanding of basic ECG rhythm interpretation and will cover the 6 step method of 12 lead interpretation.
CE credits available for the classroom portion.
Basic Rhythm Interpretation
This basic rhythm interpretation course is for anyone that is required to interpret ECG monitor strips or wish to learn more about rhythm interpretation. This course includes online study and an optional live classroom session. The three module course introduces providers to normal cardiac rhythms and prepares learners to recognize basic cardiac dysrhythmias. Module 1: Basic ECG interpretation introduces the basics of ECG interpretation including wave labelling and the basics of lead placement and ECG paper. The Normal Sinus Rhythm is discussed in detail and sinus node arrhythmias are introduced. Module 2: Atrial Arrhythmia discusses how to differentiate an atrial dysrhythmia from a normal sinus rhythm. Atrioventricular rhythms are also discussed in this module. Module 3: Ventricular Arrhythmia discusses how to identify/recognize ECG rhythms originating in the AV Node (junction) and/or from the ventricle.
CE credits available for the classroom portion.
Paramedic Refresher Course
This refresher qualifies for full NREMT credit only if all 6 sessions are attended totaling 52 This Paramedic Refresher course is an interactive course that blends online learning with hands-on and classroom sessions. This refresher course provides 48 hours of continuing education that meets the objectives of the National EMS Education Standards and the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) recertification standards defined by National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.
hours of classroom. When all 6 sessions and the online requirements are completed participants are certified in ACLS, PALS, EMPACT, ITLS, and Pediatric ITLS. NREMT recertification psychomotor requirements will also be completed during these sessions.
International Trauma Life Support Pediatric Course
The ITLS Pediatric Course focuses on the special needs of young trauma patients. In eight hours, you will learn the principles of proper assessment, management, critical interventions, patient packaging and rapid transport. You will also practice proven techniques for communicating with young patients and their parents. The practical skills you gain will enable you to feel confident and competent when you care for a critically injured child.
International Trauma Life Support Provider Course
The ITLS Provider Course includes eight hours of classroom instruction, eight hours of hands- on skills training and testing for ITLS Basic or Advanced certification. Innovative skill stations let you practice the abilities appropriate for your level of certification.
With its comprehensive approach to core knowledge and skills, the ITLS Provider Course is appropriate for all levels of EMS personnel—from basic emergency medical technicians
(EMTs) and first responders to advanced EMTs, paramedics, trauma nurses and physicians.
Fundamental Critical Care Support
This course, designed by the Society of Critical Care Medicine, aims to prepare non-ICU personnel to manage critically ill patients for the first 24 hours until transfer or appropriate critical care consultation can be arranged. The course and its companion text assist the
non-ICU personnel in dealing with the sudden deterioration of critically ill patients.
AHA ACLS for EP
ACLS for Experienced Providers goes beyond the core ACLS training by offering critical thinking opportunities for those advanced, experienced, healthcare professionals who use ACLS on a regular basis. The goal of ACLS EP is to improve outcomes in complex cardiovascular, respiratory and other (e.g., metabolic, toxicologic) emergencies by expanding on core ACLS guidelines and encouraging critical thinking and decision-making strategies. Through cooperative learning and active participation in case-based scenarios, learners enhance their skills in the differential diagnosis and treatment of prearrest, arrest and postarrest patients. This course is offered monthly.
The AHA’s ACLS EP Course has been updated to reflect the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC.
Please check our calendar often to see when these courses will be offered or you may email: EMSCE@iuhealth.org for more information.