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Becoming an American Heart Association instructor is easy after consulting with an American Heart Association Training Center to find out whether the Training Center (TC) is accepting new instructors and the TCC's (Training Center Coordinator) preferred course delivery.

The steps are simple--get started today!

  1. Be accepted by your local AHA Training Center before enrolling in an Instructor Course and have a completed Instructor Candidate Application on file with that Training Center.
  2. Have current AHA provider status in the discipline for that Instructor Course and be proficient in all the skills of that discipline. Disciplines include ACLS, BLS, PALS, PEARS, and Heartsaver.
  3. Successfully complete the discipline-specific classroom Instructor Course.
  4. Successfully be monitored teaching your first course within six months of completing the discipline-specific classroom Instructor Course. Training Center Coordinators can require additional monitoring.

Once you become an Instructor, you will have access to the most current emergency cardiovascular care science, course updates, training resources, and tools through the online AHA Instructor Network. You will also be able to post class dates and times to reach more students through our public website.

Requirements:  

1.  You must have a current American Heart Association BLS Provider CPR course completion card.  

2.  Need to have 1 letter of recommendation from CPR educators, AHA Training Center Faculty or Director (or Assistant Director of  EMS Training Department at your EMS/Ambulance Service, Fire Department, or healthcare facility).    

3a.  If you are teaching the Basic Life Support (CPR) course, the AHA Instructor Essentials course for this discipline must be completed prior to the start of the course (WITHOUT exception). The cost of this is $35.00 (cost not included in the Instructor Course fee). A link to this course can be found here: https://shopcpr.heart.org/bls-instructor-essentials-online  Continuing Education hours are available for EMS. Your completed certificate need to be emailed to Contact@BayStateEMSEducators.com AND emt1teacher@yahoo.com BEFORE the start of the course.

3b.  If you are ONLY planning to teach the Heartsaver (Layperson) First Aid/CPR/AED, the AHA Instructor Essentials course for this discipline must be completed prior to the start of the course (WITHOUT exception).  If you are teaching both BLS and Heartsaver courses, completion of this Essentials Instructor course is OPTIONAL.  The cost of this is $35.00 (cost not included in the Instructor Course fee). A link to this course can be found here: https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartsaver-instructor-essentials-online    

4a.  Purchase the American Heart Association Instructor Package.  This can be purchased through the American Heart Association at a cost of $130.00 (cost not included in Instructor Course fee):  https://shopcpr.heart.org/bls-instructor-package-digital-video

4b.  You may also purchase the Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Manual and Video Series.  For BLS Instructors, these materials are optional.  The cost of this is $59.50 for the Instructor Manual: https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartsaver-first-aid-cpr-aed-instructor-manual  The cost for the USB Video Series to be used by a single educator is $180.00:     https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartsaver-first-aid-cpr-aed-usb The cost for both are these materials are not included in the Instructor Course fee paid to Bay State EMS Educators.

5.  You must complete the American Heart Association Instructor Candidate form.  You, as the candidate will be automatically affiliated with the American Heart Association Training Center that our company uses (if you do not already have one). If you are affiliating with another AHA Training Center, please inform us and add the Training Center and Training Center Coordinator's name, address, and phone on your instructor candidate form.

Please feel free to bring your laptop or tablet for filling out anything online or accessing the online resources throughout the course.  Supplemental materials will also be provided for you.

$100 deposit required.  This is NON-REFUNDABLE!!!

Due to the cost associated with running this course, no refunds will be issued.  $100 non-refundable deposit due at time of registration (if the fee is not paid in full).  Balance due must be paid on the day of the course and can be paid by cash, check, or credit card.

Once you register for the course, a folder will be mailed to you with supplemental materials for the day of the course along with a checklist of items that must be completed prior to the course.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Course (2-year certification)
 
***Same Day Certification***
 
The 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.

In the Instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam.
 
Features
• Updated science and education from the new 2020 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC 
• Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency 
• Emphasis on high-quality CPR including a team dynamics classroom activity 
• Video-based course with real-world scenarios
 
This course is recommended and required for anyone working in a healthcare setting such as Allied Health Personnel, EMTs, Paramedics, RN's, MDs, Pharmacists.
 
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.
 

SAME DAY CERTIFICATION!

Have you completed either your BLS, ACLS and/or PALS certification online and need a skills check? 

Print out your online completion certificate(s) and bring it with you. 

YOU MUST HAVE YOUR ONLINE COMPLETION CERTIFICATE IN ORDER TO COMPLETE A SKILLS SESSION AND FOR SAME DAY CERTIFICATION!

Cost is $60 per skills session.  Please allow 20-30 minutes per skills session.  Also please let us know which skills session you will need (i.e. BLS, ACLS, or PALS).

To purchase your HeartCode, click on your discipline-specific link below to pay and complete the online portion:

Basic Life Support (BLS):  https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartcode-bls

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS):  https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartcode-acls

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS):  https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartcode-pals

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

This course will meet on Sundays from 9 am to 5 pm and Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 pm to 10 pm.  All college breaks and holidays have been built into the schedule.

The training program for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) has an overall objective to improve the quality of pre-hospital emergency care rendered to victims of accidents and sudden illness. As such, the course develops skills in symptom recognition and in all emergency care procedures and techniques currently considered to be within the responsibilities of an EMT providing emergency medical care with an ambulance service.

The course consists of 35 lessons involving 160 hours of classroom, lecture, hands-on practical scenarios, 24 hours of online and supplemental certification courses, and 16 hours of field observation.  The curriculum meets and/or exceeds the National EMS Education Standards and is taught by a state-approved EMT Instructor/Coordinator.

This course has been developed for all individuals desiring to perform emergency medical care with an ambulance service. No prior experience or training is required of the course applicant. In order to be eligible for National and State EMT certification examination, applicants must:

  • be able to read, understand, and communicate in English;

  • be 17 years of age (must be 18 years of age to take NREMT certification exams);

  • must have a valid driver’s license or valid government-issued identification (passport) prior to taking this course;

  • be free from addiction to alcohol or any drug;

  • be able to lift and carry 125 pounds;

  • be free from any physical or mental defect or disease which might impair his/her ability to provide emergency care within the scope of the EMTs training and responsibilities, or which might jeopardize the health of another member of the class;

  • have internet access

The student must successfully complete and pass all components of the course (including 100% attendance), tuition and exam fees must be paid in full (prior to the completion of the course) in order to be able to sit for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts EMT Practical Exam and the National Registry of EMT’s Cognitive Exam.

Tuition Information

Cost of the program is $1,500.  This includes books, materials, and uniform shirt.

Tuition does not include examination and/or state certification fees.

Examination Fees:

NREMT Cognitive (Written) Examination Fee:  $98.00

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Psychomotor (Practical) Examination Fee:  $200.00

State Certification Fee:  Varies by state

If you are a member of the following organizations, please enter your promo code supplied:

Armstrong Ambulance Service

Boston College EMS

Mass OEMS Approval # 2021-244

Is your EMT Certification due to expire in 2022?

As a reminder when looking at programs, OEMS and National Registry require 20 hours of instruction, so programs must take into account lunch and stretch breaks into program design. 

This course will meet your requirements for National Core Competencies at the EMT Level and is OEMS Approved.  Both days must be attended in order to receive full credit.  Upon completion of the course, course completion certificates will be issued to you.

This course meets the 2016 National Continued Competency Requirements (NCCR)

Day 1 Content:

  • Ventilation
  • Oxygenation
  • Adult Cardiac Arrest
  • Pediatric Cardiac Arrest
  • Post-Arrest/ROSC Care
  • VAD's
  • Stroke/CVA
  • Central Nervous System Injury
  • Neurological/Seizures
  • Endocrine/Diabetes
  • Behavioral & Psychiatric
  • Toxicological/Opioids
  • Immunological
  • Infectious Diseases

Day 2 Content:

  • Hygiene & Vaccinations
  • Pain Management
  • Pediatric Transport
  • Hemorrhage Control
  • At-Risk Populations
  • Special Healthcare Needs
  • OB Emergencies
  • EMS Research
  • Evidence Based-Guidelines
  • Trauma Triage
  • Field-Triage/Disaster Management
  • Crew Resource Management
  • EMS Culture of Safety
  • Ambulance Safety

For those who are current Massachusetts EMTs who do not hold NREMT status and are looking to obtain National Registry certification.

The AHA’s PEARS (Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization) Course has been updated to reflect science in the 2020 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC. In this classroom-based, Instructor-led course, students learn how to use a systematic approach to quickly assess, recognize the cause, and stabilize a pediatric patient in an emergency situation.

During PEARS, students interact with real patient cases, and realistic simulations and animations to assess and stabilize pediatric patients experiencing respiratory and shock emergencies, and cardiopulmonary arrest. PEARS prepares students to provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes of response until a child can be transferred to an advanced life support provider.

Who should take this course?

 

The AHA’s PEARS Course is designed for healthcare providers and others who might encounter pediatric emergency situations during their work, including:

  • Physicians and nurses not specializing in pediatrics
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • EMTs,
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Prehospital and in-facility healthcare providers (outside of critical-care areas)
  • Outpatient clinic staff
  • School-based providers
  • Any other healthcare provider who infrequently sees critically ill or injured infants and children

What does this course teach?

  • Systematic pediatric assessment
  • Recognition and stabilization of respiratory emergencies
  • Recognition and stabilization of shock emergencies
  • Recognition and stabilization of cardiopulmonary arrest
  • Resuscitation team concept

Course Completion Card

Students who successfully complete the PEARS Course will receive a PEARS Provider course completion card (print or eCard), valid for 2 years. Course completion requirements include:

  • Active participation in the case discussions
  • Active participation in the rescue breathing skills station and cardiac arrest case simulations
  • Pass the skills tests in 1- and 2-rescuer child BLS with AED and 1- and 2-rescuer infant BLS
  • Pass the video-based written exam with a minimum score of 84%

 

 

Book is required for this course.  The book can be purchased the day of class for an additional $35.00

This course is approved for 6 hours of continuing education for all levels (EMT/AEMT/Paramedic) through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Services.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

TAKE THE 9TH EDITION OF PHTLS… The global leader in prehospital trauma care.  PHTLS courses improve the quality of trauma care and decrease mortality by treating the unique needs of the multi-system trauma patient.

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
  • Airway
  • 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.

NEW Evidence-Based Trauma Education! PHTLS is developed in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma, incorporating ATLS 10th edition guidelines.

NEW Focus on XABCDE! PHTLS reinforces control of exsanguinating hemorrhage and mirrors the principles of the MARCH assessment.

PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care with:

• NEW targets for blood pressure with fluid resuscitation

• NEW NAEMSP and ACS-COT termination of resuscitation guidelines Essential Training for All EMS Practitioners

PHTLS provides trauma care training for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, physician assistants, physicians, and other prehospital providers. Recognized and Respected PHTLS is the gold standard for prehospital trauma care in 70 countries and is CAPCE-accredited and NREMT recognized.

Upon successful completion of this course, you can earn 16 hours of CEUs of Instructor-led credit for nurses, paramedics, and EMTs.  A PHTLS provider certification is good for 4 years.

Cost includes Textbook, Certificate, 1-year membership to NAEMT.

PLEASE NOTE: The costs associated with this course are substantial. Registration is required.  $100 non-refundable deposit.  No Refunds.

13 hours of this course can be applied to your NCCR national certification credit.

If you are ordering a textbook for Pick-Up, please call ahead of time to make an appointment to pick up your book as our office hours can change based on our class schedule.

Is this your first time recertifying?  Unsure what to do?  Are you an Unaffiliated EMT/AEMT/Paramedic lost on how to input your information and need help with renewing your Massachusetts and/or NREMT?  Not sure what else you need for con-ed?  Contact us to set up a time.  You must bring in all of your Course Completion Certificates or copies of OEMS Rosters for your current recertification cycle.

Bay State EMS Educators is an Accredited Training Institute through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS)

 We are Authorized Training Centers for National Safety Council and National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) courses.

Additional Locations:

Armstrong Ambulance - Woburn

Boston College - Chestnut Hill

Wellesley College - Wellesley