Advanced Medical Life Support
Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) is the gold standard of education for emergency medical assessment and treatment. Endorsed by the National Association of EMS Physicians, AMLS emphasizes the use of the AMLS Assessment Pathway, a systematic tool for assessing and managing common medical conditions with urgent accuracy.
Students learn to recognize and manage common medical crises through realistic case-based scenarios that challenge students to apply their knowledge to highly critical patients. The course emphasizes the use of scene size-up, history, interactive group discussion on potential treatment strategies, and physical exam to systematically rule out and consider possibilities and probabilities in treating patients’ medical crises.
Advanced Stroke Life Support
This course addresses the prehospital management of patients with acute stroke. The course includes a discussion of the differential diagnosis of stroke, rapid recognition of five major stroke syndromes, training in the use of the Miami Emergency Neurologic Deficit (M.E.N.D.) exam (based on the NIH Stroke Scale and incorporating the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale), and education regarding the use of thrombolytic therapy in acute ischemic stroke patients. It uses interactive discussions, hands-on workshops, multimedia (video case-based scenarios) and standardized patient simulations (for stroke syndrome identification and disposition/management decision-making). This course is appropriate for both new and experienced providers.
Sanford Employees: Register on Success Center, or contact Tyler DeKrey @ 701.364.1729
Non-Sanford: Register Here, or search for pi-0697 Advanced Stroke Life Support on Sanford Success Center.
B.L.A.S.T. Babysitting Day Camp
B.L.A.S.T. (Babysitting Lessons and Safety Training) Babysitter’s Day Camp was developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics for teens and pre-teens to learn about the responsibilities of caring for children. Using scenario-based learning, the class will also address staying safe and dealing with emergency situations.
This is a hands-on opportunity for community members to see and learn what F–M Ambulance paramedics and EMTs do every day. Participants will have the opportunity to ride along with paramedics and EMTs and go on actual emergencies. The EMS Citizen’s Academy will educate participants about F–M Ambulance and emergency medical services, along with teaching them skills they can use in actual emergencies.
Join us for our annual EMS Camp for high school students interested in careers in pre-hospital medicine!
NAEMT’s EMS Safety course teaches students how to protect themselves and their patients while on the job. It promotes a culture of safety and helps reduce the number of on-the-job fatalities and injuries. EMS Safety is the only national, comprehensive safety course for EMS practitioners. Its interactive format features real-life case studies and compelling discussions on current safety issues, and provides participants with a forum to share their own experiences. Critical thinking stations help build participants’ risk assessment and decision-making skills.
Emergency Vehicle Driver Training
Operators of emergency vehicles carry a heavy responsibility. The penalty for not adequately training your operators also carries legal consequences; emergency vehicle operators and the entities they represent have been held both criminally and civilly responsible for their actions. This Emergency Vehicle Driver Training (EVDT) course was developed to teach the emergency vehicle operator proper driving techniques, including the mental and physical aspects of driving. The program points out the long-term impact of an accident involving an emergency vehicle on the operator, the emergency service organization, and the community in which they serve. Sanford Employees: Click Here for Webex lecture link
To schedule an EVDT course for you ambulance service, contact Tyler DeKrey @ 701.364.1729
This program is designed for any young person, age 15–21, who is interested in a shadow career program in which you can learn hands-on experience through observation and participation with professional and successful paramedics and EMTs that strive for excellence in patient care, community service, and compassion. We believe our program will better prepare them through high school, college, and life in general as they will be learning a variety of “life lessons” as they ride along with our staff in the ambulances on actual emergencies. This is a great opportunity and a great start for anyone interested in continuing their education in the medical field.
Need help covering the cost? Complete the Registration Assistance Form. This must be completed prior to full registration. Email the assistance form to Seth Murray or drop it off at our office.
Prehospital Trauma Life Support
NAEMT's Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care. PHTLS courses improve the quality of trauma care and decrease mortality. The program is based on a philosophy stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care. It is based on the belief that, given a good fund of knowledge and key principles, EMS practitioners are capable of making reasoned decisions regarding patient care. PHTLS is developed by NAEMT in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma. The Committee provides the medical direction and content oversight for the PHTLS program.
Sanford Ambulance Liaison
This page is designed for the ambulance services that work with/around Sanford Ambulance. Monthly Training link and Upcoming Events will be posted here.
Stop The Bleed
Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and call-to-action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.