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2016 LF Calendar

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Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS)

March 31
7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Cost - 

Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) programs provide knowledge for immediate care of the burn patient up to the first 24 hours post injury. ABLS programs support emergency preparedness, mass casualty incidents focusing on triage, burn survivability, prioritizing transport of patients and patient treatment. Vanderbilt is an American Burn Association (ABA)-approved site for the Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) course. The ABA offers educational resources, such as ABLS, for the Emergency Care of burn patients. 

ABLS education helps first responders and health care providers learn how to:
•Assess severity of the burn injury
•Provide appropriate treatment
•Determine need for transfer to a burn center

Click here for more information and to register. Space is limited. 

Grant Writing Training for Public Safety Agencies:  Vanderbilt LifeFlight and First Responder Grants will present a specialized class for Public Safety / First Responder Agencies on developing, writing and applying for grant programs. The training is specifically directed at First Responder and Public Safety Agencies of Police/Fire/EMS and Emergency Management or local government agencies seeking grant funding from Federal/State/Local grant funding sources. Click here for more information and to register.


Paramedic Refresher Course: This 48-hour paramedic refresher covers national registry continuing education requirements for re-licensure.  To receive full credit, you must attend all days and there are no excused absences. There is no partial credit given for this course.


Classes will be held January 18, 19; 25, 26; February 1, 2, 2016  from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost of is $250.


The course will be held at the Vanderbilt Police Support Services Annex at 115, 28th avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee 37212. THIS COURSE IS FULL but you can sign up for waitlist 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.

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.

Jan. 21, 22
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.

February 23, 24
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.