The MedStar EMS Academy

Training and Education Programs

MedStar offers a diverse collection of Continuing Education programs because we want to ensure that our employees have access to the courses necessary to increase and refresh core knowledge and skills. Through comprehensive Continuing Education and training programs, the MedStar Clinical Department provides EMTs and Paramedics the tools and information they need to deliver the highest-quality patient care possible.

The following courses are available to MedStar employees:

Card Classes

AMLS – Advanced Medical Life Support
PEPP – Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals
PHTLS – Prehospital Trauma Life Support
ITLS – International Trauma Life Support
PTLS – Pediatric Trauma Life Support
ACLS – Advances Cardiac Life Support
GEMS – Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services
BCLS – Basic Cardiac Life Support for Healthcare Provider and Family / Bystander
ATT – Advanced Assessment Treatment of Trauma
EPC – Emergency Pediatric Care
EMS Safety Course

General Education

Basic Leadership Course – 40 hours
Basic Disease Process
A&P of the Heart
Electrophysiology of the Heart
Basic Pharmacology
Basic ECG
NIMS Training

Advanced Courses

Advanced Pharmacology
Advanced 12 lead
Critical Thinking / Scene Management
Pathophysiology of Shock / Cellular Disease
Community Health Program

EMS Certification Courses

EMT-Basic – Emergency Medical Technician – Basic
Critical Care Paramedic Course
NREMT Transition Course