American Heart Basic Life Support CPR
The AHA’s BLS course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, and provide early use of an AED.
What does this course teach?
High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
Important early use of an AED
Effective ventilations using a barrier device
Importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR
Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants
American Health & Safety Institute Basic CPR & First Aid
ASHI CPR, AED, and Basic First Aid combination training allows instructors an easy option for students seeking a comprehensive training class that builds the confidence to respond. This first aid, AED, and CPR certification course option is an excellent choice for both the community and workplace setting, and conforms to the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC, and the 2015 AHA and ARC Guidelines Update for First Aid.
Individuals who require or desire first aid, AED, and CPR classes that deliver comprehensive emergency care knowledge and skills:
Emergency response teams in business and industry
Adult residential care personnel
Initial Emergency Medical
This course introduces students to knowledge and skills to function in the capacity of a responder arriving at the scene of a medical emergency and providing care until advanced EMS help arrives. Classroom and laboratory instruction includes assessment of the patient, airway management, CPR, automated external defibrillator, hemorrhage control, bandaging, splinting, and childbirth.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student is eligible to become a certified Louisiana Emergency Medical Responder. The student will also be certified in CPR by the American Heart Association.
Refresher Emergency Medical Responder
This course provides continuing education to students that function in the capacity of a responder arriving at the scene of a medical emergency and providing care until advanced EMS help arrives. Classroom and laboratory instruction includes assessment of the patient, airway management, CPR, automated external defibrillator, hemorrhage control, bandaging, splinting, and childbirth.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student is eligible to renew their certification as a Louisiana Emergency Medical Responder. The student will also be recertified in CPR by the American Heart Association.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
The AHA’s ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).
Emergency Response Drills and Critique
Response Team Drills are vital to both individual and team improvement. RIPs Safety team specializes in auditing and evaluation of emergency response teams. Our team can assist with creating drills, moulage/injuries simulations, evaluation and critique, and equipment/gear assessment.
Surface Water/Flood Water Rescue
This course will cover the (JPR) job performance requirements listed in the NFPA 1006 for: Surface Water Rescue Technician, Watercraft Rescue Technician, and Floodwater Rescue Technician. Successful course completion will certify you in all the above disciplines, giving you the title of “Surface Water Rescue Specialist”.
Main course topics include:
Water characteristics and hazards
Shore based rescue techniques
Boat based rescue techniques
Swimming rescue techniques
Control of a surface or flood water rescue
Students will be required to complete a water agility test without pfd and must be physically able to complete such rigorous task both on land and water. (You will be required to be in pfd’s in water for extended periods of time during drills)
High Angle/Confined Space Rescue
Confined Space and high angle rescues represent one of the most challenging and dangerous rescue operations undertaken by departments and industry today.
This course will address the regulations and hands on techniques for confined space and high angle rescue, rescuer safety, rescue team evaluation, preplanning, assessment and pre entry operations, atmospheric monitoring and monitoring devices, self contained breathing apparatus, supplied air breathing apparatus, personal protection equipment, patient recovery systems and removal, lockout/tagout, and communications.
Medical Direction and EMR/EMT Protocols
Medical direction for emergency medical services (EMS) systems encompasses all aspects of physician oversight for medical care provided in the prehospital setting. Direct medical oversight, or protocols/standing orders, involves communication with EMS providers caring for a patient on an emergency scene or en route to the destination facility.
Medical direction includes the administrative and enforcement of accepted standards for out-of-hospital care. Medical direction methods include, but are not limited to, training, testing and certification of providers, protocol development, operational policy and procedures development, and medical audit and review of care, (process improvement), direction of remedial education, and limitation of patient care functions if needed..
ROLE OF THE LOCAL EMS MEDICAL DIRECTOR
The medical director should have authority over all clinical and patient care aspects of the EMS system or service, with the specific job description dictated by local needs. The job description should include, as a minimum, the following qualifications and responsibilities.
If your company is in need of Medical Direction or site protocol development, please reach out to see how RIPs Safety could be of assistance .