Education & Outreach

VLF 2019 Calendar


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Paramedic Refresher

The Paramedic Refresher course meets the NCC model for recertification. The student will need additional hours as prescribed by the NREMT and can be found on the National Registry website. The refresher courses will only meet a portion of the requirement.

This Class meets for Four DAYS - January 30, February 6, 13, 20. You must attend ALL sessions ALL day to receive credit and your certificate. No partial credit will be given.

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TASA Mid Winter Conference

2019 TASA Mid-Winter Conference
Wed February 20 2019, 9:00 AM – Fri February 22 2019, 1:00 PM

The 2019 TASA Mid-Winter Leadership Conference will be held at the Park Vista Resort in Gatlinburg TN February 20 - 22. This conference is designed to offer attendees educational and networking opportunities to build/improve their leadership skills within EMS.

12 CEU's will be awarded. Early hotel reservation rate = $104.00 - use Group Code TNA

Transport Ventilator Management Course
Cookeville Regional Medical Center
Jan. 30, 31, 2019
Click here for more info and to register

LifeFlight Regional Educational Series
New for 2019 - the LifeFlight Regional Educational Series is a day-long conference for hospital and prehospital professionals. The event is $10, and the cost includes lunch, a T-shirt and four contact hours. 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. 

Feb. 15, 2019 Upper Cumberland Regional Event - Cick here to register

Feb. 26, 2019 Pediatric Training - Nashville - Click here to register

April        5           Columbia

May       10          Murfreesboro

June      21           Jackson

July        19          Nashville

Sept       20         Tullahoma 

Nov        08         Clarksville

Pediatric EMS Night Out
Nashville, TN
Children’s Hospital Theater

May 30

July 11

November 7

911 Communicator - Air Transport - Sumner County

Join Vanderbilt LifeFlight for this day-long course that helps emergency 911 communicators understand the critical role they play in launching air ambulance transport. Space is limited to 45 students, so please do not wait to register.

Contact hours will be awarded and lunch will be provided. 

Topics include:

LifeFlight Overview
Weather – when we can fly and not fly and how weather affects our flights
Air Com Overview
LifeFlight APP
Regional Medical Communications Center Overview
Navigation for Aviation and the Four C’s
Helicopter ETAs 
Landing Zones, PELA’s and Helipads

This course is open to any 911 operator or communicator that is currently employed with a public safety entity.

This class is FREE but registration is required

Register Here

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.Click here for more information on the course and to submit an application.

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.