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West Tennessee Emergency Care Conference
Six Contact Hours (Four Pediatric and Two Trauma/Medical)
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Medical Center EMS
Jackson, Tennessee
July 28, 29, 2016
$200 Tuition - The tuition cost of $200 includes registration, textbook internet access code and airway management pocket card.
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The Definitive EMS Airway Course
• Learn the full range of airway management techniques — including use of video laryngoscopes & other advanced imaging devices, extraglottic devices, drug-assisted intubation and cricothyrotomy.
• Work with an expert faculty who knows the unique challenges facing EMS providers.
• Use all of the airway devices in small group sessions.
• Practice decision-making and airway techniques in Code AirwayTM stations.
• Face the most challenging patient scenarios in a no-risk environment. These include: elevated ICP, pulmonary edema, cardiogenic shock, status asthmaticus foreign body in the airway, direct airway trauma, multiple trauma with shock, and many more.

Didactic and Hands-on Training
• Prediction of the Difficult Airway
• Video Laryngoscopy and other advanced imaging devices
• Medication-assisted Intubation (including RSI and RSA)
• Pediatric intubation
• Endotracheal tube introducers (bougie)
• Cricothyrotomy
• Extraglottic devices

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.

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.

Provider Course: 16 hour course for emergency medical responders, EMTs, Paramedics, nurses, physician assistants and physicians.  This course is offered at Basic, Advanced or Combined levels.  Very limited space per class. Cost $30. Click on the date below to register.

June 28, 29

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.

April 19, 20
June 14, 15
August 30, 31
October 18, 19

$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.
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.