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New - Regional Emergency Care Update - Cookeville:
Sept. 11, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Receive a total of six contact hours at this free training event.

Four (4) hours of pediatric training from experts at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and twp (2) hours of trauma and emergency care training from experts at Vanderbilt.

A light breakfast and lunch will be served

For more information and to register, click here

911 Communicator Course: Held at Montgomery County Civic Center, this regional course is available free to any 911 communicator in the LifeFlight service area.

September 23, 2015
For more information and to sign up, click here.

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.

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.

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.

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. Click on the date below for information and to register.

Oct. 27, 28
Nov. 17, 18

$260 which includes your textbook.

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.

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.