The NAEMT Virtual Refresher series is designed to provide EMS training officers and educators with concise courses that meet NREMT’s national recertification requirements in accordance with the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP). There are three refresher courses in the series: paramedic (30 hours), AEMT (25 hours), and EMT (20 hours). Paramedics, AEMTs and EMTs in the United States may take the refresher course for their certification/licensure level. These courses may also be offered in other countries to prehospital providers at the commensurate training level.
Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
Is the world’s premier prehospital trauma education developed in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons to promote critical thinking in addressing multi-system trauma and provide the latest evidence-based treatment practices.
Tactical Combat Casualty Care
The U.S. Department of Defense’s Tactical Combat Casualty Care course, conducted by NAEMT, introduces evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. NAEMT’s TCCC course is the only TCCC course endorsed by the American College of Surgeons.
Tactical Emergency Casualty Care
The Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) program is based on the principles of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) and meets the guidelines established by the Committee on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (CoTECC). The course teaches civilian tactical EMS; any EMS practitioner called upon to respond to a mass casualty or active shooter event.
Advanced Medical Life Support
Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) is the leading prehospital advanced medical assessment and treatment program that offers a "think outside the box" diagnosis methodology and is endorsed by the National Association of EMS Physicians.
NAEMT's All Hazards Disaster Response (AHDR)
This course prepares EMS practitioners at all levels to respond to the many types of disaster scenarios they may encounter – floods, tornadoes, terror attacks, etc.
This 8-hour course teaches participants how to analyze potential threats in their area, assess available resources, and create a response plan that will save lives.
Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con)
In September of 2014, NAEMT announced a new education course to teach civilians evidence-based, life-saving bleeding control techniques shown to dramatically increase casualty survival. “Bleeding Control for the Injured,” aka “B-Con,” this course was developed in response to the Hartford Consensus led by Dr. Lenworth Jacobs, and at the request of Dr. Norman McSwain, who served as a member of the Hartford Consensus working group.
Geriatric Education for EMS
The Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services (GEMS) program trains emergency and mobile healthcare practitioners to deliver state-of-the-art care to geriatric patients. The second edition of this highly acclaimed program addresses the geriatric-specific topics and competency statements in the National EMS Education Standards.
EMS Vehicle Operator Safety
NAEMT's EMS Vehicle Operator Safety (EVOS) course addresses the knowledge gap that leads to injuries and deaths, and focuses on the specific behaviors that need to be changed to create a culture of safe driving.
Drawing on the most current research about the behaviors and other hazards that lead to crashes, EVOS features case studies and analyses of both common and catastrophic collisions. EVOS challenges EMS practitioners to reconsider their preconceptions about safe vehicle operations. Instructors can easily incorporate local laws, rules and policies into the curriculum.
Emergency Pediatric Care
The Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC) course focuses on critical pediatric physiology, illnesses, injuries and interventions to help EMS practitioners provide the best treatment for sick and injured children in the field. The course stresses critical thinking skills to help practitioners make the best decisions for their young patients.
Psychological Trauma in EMS Patients
NAEMT's Psychological Trauma in EMS Patients (PTEP) course gives EMS practitioners the resources they need to help alleviate patients’ hidden wounds – intense fear, stress and pain – during a medical emergency.
PTEP educates EMS practitioners about the biological underpinnings of psychological trauma, the short and long-term impact on the brain and body, and warning signs that a patient is experiencing extreme psychological distress. EMS practitioners are also taught strategies and techniques to alleviate patients’ distress and help patients cope with what they’re experiencing to ward off lingering effects.
First On The Scene
First on the Scene (FOTS), developed by NAEMT and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), provides instructors with a toolkit to teach the general public basic emergency response to life-threatening emergencies until EMS arrives on the scene. Through lesson presentations and hands-on skill stations, participants will learn how to access help in the event of a life-threatening emergency and what to do until EMS arrives.
NAEMT’s 3rd edition EMS Safety course teaches students how to protect themselves and their patients while on the job. It promotes a culture of safety and helps reduce the number of on-the-job fatalities and injuries. EMS Safety is the only national, comprehensive safety course for EMS practitioners. Its interactive format features real-life case studies and compelling discussions on current safety issues, and provides students with a forum to share their own experiences. Course activities allow students to apply critical thinking and best safety practices to EMS scenarios.