Preconference sessions will be held at Gillette College's Health Education
Science Center, 3801 College Dr, Gillette, WY 82718.
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) for Experienced Providers goes beyond the core ACLS training by offering critical thinking opportunities
for those advanced, experienced, healthcare professionals who use ACLS
on a regular basis. The goal of ACLS EP is to improve outcomes in complex
cardiovascular, respiratory and other (e.g., metabolic, toxicologic) emergencies
by expanding on core ACLS guidelines and encouraging critical thinking
and decision-making strategies. Through cooperative learning and active
participation in case-based scenarios, learners enhance their skills in
the differential diagnosis and treatment of prearrest, arrest and postarrest
Who should take this course?
The AHA’s ACLS EP Course is designed for those who are proficient
in performing BLS and ACLS skills, reading and interpreting ECGs, understanding
ACLS pharmacology; and who regularly lead or participate in emergency
assessment and treatment of prearrest, arrest, or postarrest patients.
Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP) represents a complete source of prehospital medical information for the
emergency care of infants and children. Developed by the American Academy
of Pediatrics, PEPP is an exciting curriculum designed to teach prehospital
professionals how to better assess and manage ill or injured children.
PEPP is a comprehensive, innovative, and highly visual course featuring
case-based lectures, live-action video, hands-on skills stations, and
small group scenarios.
The Basic Life Support (BLS) course is geared toward the Emergency Medical
Responder (EMR) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and the Advanced
Life Support (ALS) course is geared toward the Advanced Emergency Medical
Technician (AEMT) and Paramedic. The PEPP Course Coordinator should determine
which course (BLS or ALS) is most appropriate for an individual. Any health
professional who is responsible for the emergency care of children may
find this course beneficial.
NAEMT's Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education
program for prehospital emergency trauma care. The mission of PHTLS is
to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved
in the delivery of prehospital 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.
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. The course utilizes the internationally recognized PHTLS textbook
and covers the following topics:
- Physiology of life and death
- Scene assessment
- Patient assessment
- Breathing, ventilation and oxygenation
- Circulation, hemorrhage and shock
- Patients with disabilities
- Patient simulations
PHTLS is the global gold standard in prehospital trauma education and is
taught in 64 countries. PHTLS is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, nurses,
physician assistants, physicians, and other prehospital providers. PHTLS
is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.