PRIDEStar EMS EMT Academy offers initial EMT Training Courses that meet and exceed the requirements for state and national EMT certification.
We approach training with emphasis on excellence in patient care, encouraging students to think critically, to make sound medical decisions, maintain technical skills, and to work in a professional environment that promotes life long learning.
Our Programs are presented through a series of lecture, lab and clinical observation experiences. Through clinical and practical instruction as well as observation time, you'll be prepared to function in the uncontrolled environment of emergency medicine in the pre-hospital setting. Our staff is eager to teach and mentor you the student. We care committed to helping you successfully prepare for the certification exam. You will have the opportunity to work with simulation mannequins and benefit from instructors with extensive field experience in Emergency Medical Services and other settings - knowledge they apply to the classroom.
In July 2013 Massachusetts adopted both the U. S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) National EMS Scope of Practice Model (National Scope), and NHTSA's National EMS Education Standards, which sets training standards based on the National Scope. Together, these standards have changed the scope of practice and training requirements for all Massachusetts EMS providers.
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1. NATIONAL Continued Competency Requirements (NCCR)
2. LOCAL Continued Competency Requirements (LCCR)
3. INDIVIDUAL Continued Competency Requirements (ICCR)
NATIONAL Continued Competency Requirements (NCCR) are determined by the NREMT Board of Directors and comprises 50% of the overall requirements necessary to recertify.
LOCAL Continued Competency Requirements (LCCR) are developed and delivered at the local EMS level. In Massachusetts, at this time, the LOCAL requirements have yet to be defined. Examples of classes that meet this requirement include MOLST, Blood Bourne Pathogens, Statewide Treatment Protocol Updates, and Point of Entry.
INDIVIDUAL Continued Competency Requirements (ICCR) are determined by the individual. Currently EMTS may choose any EMS related education to satisfy this requirement. In the future the ICCR may be based on outcomes of a self-assessment guide, which is offered at no additional fee as part of the recertification process. The results of the assessment are provided to the individual EMS provider and de-identified, aggregate data to Training Officers to help assess areas of remediation. If no deficiencies are indicated the provider may select any EMS related education for the ICCR component.
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ACLS - Instructor-Led Training
This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).
HeartCode® ACLS Part 1
A Web-based, self-paced instructional program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to real-time decision making and skills development. After completing the cognitive portion of the course, students practice and test their skills with an AHA Instructor.
ACLS Skills Schedule
BLS - Instructor-Led Training
The BLS Instructor-led course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on High-Quality CPR and team dynamics.
HeartCode® BLS Part 1
This is a Web-based, self-paced instructional program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings
BLS Skills Schedule
Our Heartsaver® Courses are for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory or other requirements. These courses are also designed to meet OSHA requirements. For many of our courses, students receive a course completion card that is valid for two years.
HeartSaver Course Schedule
Heartsaver® First Aid is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies.
Heartsaver® CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult. This course teaches skills with AHA’s research-proven Practice-While-Watching (PWW) technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students’ learning of skills.
Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives.
Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED is designed to meet the regulatory requirements for child care workers in all 50 United States. It teaches child care providers and others to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. The course covers the Four Steps of Pediatric First Aid and modules in Pediatric First Aid, Child/Infant CPR AED, Adult CPR AED, and Asthma Care Training.
Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens is a classroom course that teaches employees how to protect themselves and others from being exposed to blood or blood-containing materials.
100% classroom training means students are with an AHA instructor for their entire learning experience.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
PALS is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course that uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics.
PALS Classroom Schedule
AHA Blended Learning courses combine the flexibility of online training with in person skills practice and testing.
HeartCode® PALS Part 1
This is a web-based, self-directed program that teaches healthcare providers knowledge and skills needed to recognize and prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children.
HeartCode PALS Schedule