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Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine and Vanderbilt LifeFlight are proud to host the Difficult Airway Course for EMS; this course is the premier airway course for EMS and is taught across the US and abroad.  For more information about the course: Click here to register





*New* Event Just Added
West Tennessee Emergency Care Update - June 26, DoubleTree Hotel in Jackson Tennessee

Receive four (4) hours of Pediatric Training from experts at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and two (2) hours of Trauma Training from experts at Vanderbilt’s Trauma Center.  Lunch is provided. Cost is $10 -  Click here to register.

Saving Lives
Saving Lives. . .Saving You
Preventing Secondary Crashes & Saving Lives Together

Join hundreds of other emergency responders at the new Tennessee Incident Management Training Facility for this first ever EMS Week event.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Two (2) Contact Training Hours

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.

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.

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.

April 28, 29
May 14, 15
June 17, 18
August 4, 5
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

Transport Vent Management Refresher Course

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.

June 11, 2015
Lincoln County 911 Center
414 Jay Street
Fayetteville TN 37334

Click here to register

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.