Vanderbilt LifeFlight

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Advanced Skills Lab: This workshop offers a complete trauma resuscitation and airway immersion experience. The workshop will be taught by expert instructors and will focus on critical knowledge enhancement, theory, decision making and technical skills. Students will receive special instruction in resuscitation, the adult/pediatric airway, the trauma airway, difficult airway situations and rescue/salvage airway techniques. $225.00.

Sept. 20, 2014. Please click here to register.

Customer Service STAT: This one day course focuses on the basics of customer service including the fundamentals for successful communication, service recovery, changing culture and best practices. This class is perfect for ER, EMS, 911, fire leaders and managers. This class is free.

Oct. 30, 2014 (click here to register)
 

Critical Care Paramedic: This course is offered twice  a year and is limited to 12 students. Candidates must be currently licensed paramedics by the State of Tennessee, have two years’ experience as a paramedic, and have their BLS, ACLS, advanced pediatric course and advanced trauma course certifications. Applicants will be screened with a pre-test and an interview process.


ED Outreach: This is a free course for emergency room professionals. Topics presented may include sepsis, patient management, safety, communication and other issues relevant to emergency room practice. We can tailor this program for your emergency department based on needs. Please call (615) 322-1547 to schedule an ED Outreach. This class is free.

EMS Night Out: EMS Night Out is a free class for prehospital professionals. Topics presented may include patient management, safety, communication and other issues relevant to the profession. Participants are presented CEUs at the end of the event to support their continuing education efforts. Click here for more information and dates.

Flight Paramedic Certification Refresher: This course fulfills the 16 hour requirement for FP-C renewal, as well as provides critical care hours for Tennessee Critical Care Paramedic renewal. This course is a Board for Critical Care Transport Paramedic Certification approved 16 hour refresher course; and NOT an exam prep course.  $50.  Will be offered in early 2015 - date to be announced.

Operation Tailwatch: The Safety section deals with general helicopter safety and Landing Zone requirements. It’s best to review this information before it’s needed, but it can be accessed by a dispatch center for relay to the LZ Officer if a reminder is needed. LifeFlight provides instruction covering Landing Zone Safety through our Outreach program. This class is also available online. Click here for more information. This class is free.
 
Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum (TNCC): This course, developed the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), is a 16-hour program covering knowledge and psychomotor skills.
 
$225 (if you need text book) for 2 days or $200 if you have a current text book.

Transport Ventilator Management Course
The transport ventilator management course is designed to fulfill the State of Tennessee Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services, requirements for paramedics to safety and effectively transport critical and non-critical patients that are ventilator dependent. Objectives for this course will be accomplished in a 16-hour didactic presentation including lectures and clinical labs as outlined in the State of Tennessee Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services training curriculum for Interfacility Transport with Mechanical Ventilators. Clinical requirements of 8 hours will be obtained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Participants of this program are required to present proof of MMR, Negative TB Skin Test, and are required to pass a short safety orientation to be eligible for Vanderbilt Learning Experience. You must have been a licensed Tennessee paramedic for two years in order to be eligible to take the course.

Cost: $50

This class is offered by request from an EMS Agency


Vanessa K. Free (VKF) Training: Vanderbilt LifeFlight is proud to present this class, which is required by the state of Tennessee for all law enforcement personnel, firefighters (including volunteer firefighters) rescue personnel (including volunteer rescue personnel) and emergency services personnel that drive an emergency vehicle. Dates for 2014 have not yet been set.

911 Communicator 2.0 Class: LifeFlight's 911 Communicator 2.0 class is an 8-hour class designed for the 911 dispatcher to learn about Vanderbilt LifeFlight. Topics to include how to launch an aircraft, flight following, aviation weather, fixed wing and a look into our Trauma System. This class is free and includes CEUs. This class will be "on the road" for 2014 at the following locations:
 
Oct. 23 – Bedford County (click here to register for this class)

This class is free.
 
Other Courses: Upon request, we offer courses with credit on a wide variety of topics, including 12-lead and ventilator. Please call (615) 322-1547 for more information.

 

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